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The Unprecedented Nature of ‘Argo’

I was speaking with some of my writers recently about who and what could be winning Best Picture and the subject came up about Argo.  With Argo winning Best Picture and...

Producers Guild of America Predictions

The Producers Guild of America will announce their winner tomorrow.  Speaking with Staff Writer Mark Johnson yesterday, he affectionately told me that this weekend...

From ‘Trek’ to ‘Wars’ – JJ Abrams signs on for new Star Wars film

Well folks, we finally have a director for the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII film due out in 2015.  JJ Abrams, director of Super 8 (2011) and the reboot of Star Trek...

Around the Circuit: January 19th – January 25th

Link(s) of the week: Sasha Stone of Awards Daily examines the Best Picture race through her PGA predictions, and hopes (like me) that a win here for  Lincoln will...

Kathryn Bigelow Gets the Cover of TIME Magazine

Oscar winning director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) has sparked a lot of controversy and debate around her latest film, Zero Dark Thirty. This week, she graces the...

Oscars® to Feature Tribute to Movie Musicals of the Last Decade

Well this is some interesting news. AMPAS has decided to honor three movie musicals from the past decade – Chicago (2002), Dreamgirls (2006), and...

SUNDANCE: Interview with ‘Kill Your Darlings’ star Michael C. Hall

Michael C. Hall is having a bit of a film breakout. Sure we all recognize him from Six Feet Under and Dexter, but his role as David Kammerer in the Sundance film Kill...

Oscar Circuit: Best Makeup

Makeup can be a truly wonderful thing. I apply makeup to my face every morning and I am transformed into a better looking version of myself. In film, a makeup team is...

‘American Idol’ Week 2 Wrap-Up: Top 5 to Watch From Charlotte and Baton Rouge

Another week, another feud, another outstanding display of talent in what’s shaping up to be an incredible season of American Idol. Somehow, each new episode...

Weekend Openings: 1/25/2013

The winter freeze of new releases continues with this week’s cool additions of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, Parker, and Movie 43.  Having been proven...

Park City Dispatch – Episode 8: ACOD, Fruitvale and Blue Caprice

It’s the final countdown! In the penultimate episode of Park City Dispatch, Joey and I recount our final day at the fest including the morning snow and the films...