Will Mariah Carey Be an Oscar Nominee This Time Next Year?

If you are as obsessed as we are when it comes to predicting the Oscars, you’ve probably already began predicting the awards for next year. If so, then you’ll probably be jotting down Mariah Carey’s name as a contender in the Original Song field after learning that she will be recording the end song for Oz The Great […]

‘The Avengers’ Cast to Present on Oscar® Show

You can add Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo to the growing list of presenters on Oscar night. The Avengers was the highest grossing film of the year, and four out of the five actors are former Oscar nominees, so it is a nice addition to a growing lineup […]

A Fuzzy History – Looking at Chinese Cinema

I read in the Daily Variety, not too long ago, that Hollywood has been pleading for China to release some of its iron-clad rules and regulations so movies can remain uncut and more can enter due to the vast market available there. China, however, has yet to make any changes. Oh, how the Western world […]

Oscar Circuit: Best Actress

This year we don’t have the fortune of knowing exactly who will win Best Actress. We have five nominees that include two frontrunners, one possible upset and two actresses who should be honored to receive recognition for their work. And the nominees are: Jessica Chastain- Zero Dark Thirty Jennifer Lawrence- Silver Linings Playbook Emmanuelle Riva- Amour […]

SUNDANCE: The Spectacular Now (***½)

The very best film at the Sundance Film Festival, The Spectacular Now is one of the strongest coming of age stories that we’ve had this decade. Fueled by a revelatory performance by Miles Teller and one by Shailene Woodley that deserves to be remembered at the Oscars next year, this is an incredible little flick. […]

No Surprise: ‘Life of Pi’ Dominates the Visual Effects Society Awards

I think if you asked the staff to guarantee one win on Oscar night, we might all unanimously agree on the visual effects team for Life of Pi being triumphant. Heck, we might have all agreed on that before nominations were even announced. Well it seems thee Visual Effects Society (VES) has confirmed what we already […]