Hollywood Magic: Good Movies Draw Crowds

With the hype of Oscar nominations, Joey and Terence at Sundance, and gearing up for the first annual Circuit Awards by the staff and I along with the Awards Circuit Community Awards, which will be opening on Monday, I forgot to mention the following:  I was a guest  on Bloomberg Surveillance along with Cinetic Media Founder […]

Around the Circuit: January 12th – January 18th

Link(s) of the week: Anne Thompson of Thompson on Hollywood gives us a list of ten things she learned from the Golden Globes. And there isn’t a single one that I disagree with.

First Trailer for Peter Webber’s ‘Emperor’

The first trailer for director Peter Webber’s Emperor has been released. The film is based on the true story of the investigation into whether or not the Emperor of Japan should be convicted for war crimes, following the end of World War II. General Douglas MacArthur (Tommy Lee Jones) was assigned the task, and takes on the […]

Are we six weeks away from seeing ‘Argo’ make history?

Well, here we are. The Golden Globes only managed to confuse us more about the Oscar race, something I wasn’t sure was actually possible. It’s almost as if every phase of the season has thrown us for a new loop. A few months ago I wrote a piece (found here) that spoke about why I […]

The Motion Picture Sound Editors Guild Nominations

Based on my calendar’s scheduled award events, The Motion Picture Sound Editors Guild is the last guild to weigh in with their “best of the year” nominations. The only Oscar nominee for Best Sound Editing not mentioned by the guild was Zero Dark Thirty, which is even more damning considering the guild nominates eight films […]

New Trailer for ‘Red 2’

Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, and Mary-Louise Parker are back for the sequel to the action/comedy film, Red. In Red 2, the returning gang will be joined by Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Brian Cox. I think anyone who has seen the first film knows what to expect, and this snippet from the synopsis […]

De Niro Among New List of SAG Presenters Announced

Here we go again! The Screen Actors Guild has announced their third list of presenters for the SAG Awards, which includes Robert De Niro, Ben Affleck, Taye Diggs, Naomi Watts, Kerry Washington, and Liev Shreiber. See who else is presenting here and here. Have a look at the official release after the jump, and stay tuned […]

Park City Dispatch – Episode 1: Crystal Fairy, Parties and Press Schedules

Terence Johnson and Joey Magidson Lights, Camera, Action! Joey and I have survived our first day at the Sundance Film Festival and lived to tell you about it! In this first episode of The Park City Dispatch, we talk about our press scheduling conundrums, being at a party with celebrities and give you our review […]

‘American Idol’ Week 1 Wrap-Up: Top 5 Contestants to Watch from New York & Chicago

  When it comes to reality television, American Idol is where my heart lies. As corny as that sounds, it is absolutely true. For ten years, I have watched every season, seen every episode, and rooted for god knows how many contestants to win. Not a single year has a favorite of mine won American […]

Weekend Openings: 1/18/2013

Fresh off her Golden Globe win, Jessica Chastain is compounding her box-office presence with a resume diversifier in the Guillermo Del Torro presented horror flick, Mama.  She’s duking it out against herself in Zero Dark Thirty and against Broken City, in which Russell Crowe and Mark Wahlberg duke it out.  Oh, and Arnold wants to do some […]