• Article
    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 Director at the Critics Choice Movie Awards and Golden Globes, Ben Affleck’s film is in a position to make unprecedented history...

  • Article
    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 will probably just confuse us even more.  I’m scared to agree. With ten nominees: Argo Beasts of the Southern Wild Django Unchained Les Miserables Life of Pi Lincoln Moonrise...

  • News
    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 (2009), has been confirmed by The Wrap to be helming the next film in the epic saga.

  • Around the Circuit
    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 finally lead to super-producer Kathleen Kennedy winning her first Oscar for Best Picture. She looks ahead to the SAG awards as well.

  • News
    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 cover of TIME Magazine in which she partakes in a pretty in depth and fascinating interview. When asked about the torture scenes depicted in her...

  • News
    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 Les Misérables (2012) – during the 85th Annual Academy Awards. The details aren’t too clear yet, but it might be fun to see the casts of each film reunite on stage...

  • Festivals
    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 Your Darlings is something of a marvel, allowing the actor to show of his immense talent on the big...

  • Oscar Circuit
    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 put together to transform an actor into their character. This team is compiled of artists with different talents ranging from...

  • Television
    ‘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 either has me laughing, in awe, or incredibly jealous I’m not there in person to get my hair finger-groomed by Nicki Minaj! Okay, that’s a bit overkill...

  • Weekend Openings
    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 wrong last week about Mama overtaking Zero Dark Thirty, perhaps the reinvented fairy tale or Jason Statham’s latest one-word-titled thriller stand a good chance at reaping in some...

  • Festivals
    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 we screened: Blue Caprice, ACOD, The Spectacular Now and Fruitvale. Enjoy!