HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Dominates the Creative Arts Emmys

It looks like “Game of Thrones” should prepare for a very warm reception next week. The HBO epic took home a record-breaking nine wins at the Creative Arts Emmys last night. On the miniseries/TV movie front, “The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” saw the strongest showing. The miniseries took home four awards, which […]

Community Question: Cast Your Dream Comedy Ensemble!

This weekend comedian Mike Birbiglia brings his comedy “Don’t Think Twice” to theaters. The film follows an improv troupe that is faced with the possibility that one of their members may be called up to a “Saturday Night Live” style show. The cast is stacked with comedy actors and actresses, including Birbiglia, Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, […]

2015 Emmys: Will Win/Should Win (Sam Coffey)

Despite announcing the nominees in over 100 categories in mid-July, it feels like this Emmy season has FLOWN by.  Indeed, in the many weeks since the TV Academy announced its nominations, we’ve learned quite a bit about the Emmys–specifically, how different the 2015 Emmys could be from any Emmys of years past. In 2015, the […]

Emmy Circuit 2015: Comedy Best Actress

Welcome back to Emmy Circuit 2015 and Happy Memorial Day!  In this series of articles, I discuss and prediction the 2015 Emmy race, noting the ever-changing landscape of these categories and tracking the ongoing buzz.  I’ve already handed out some predictions for Best Actor in a Drama Series and Best Supporting Actress in a Drama […]

Award Profile: Inside Out

Welcome to the 2015 Awards Profiles series.  For the next two months, every day (except for Saturday), we will bring you a run down of a future 2015 film that we see as a potential awards vehicle for next year’s Academy Awards.  This is all speculative since with just about all these films, we haven’t seen a […]

New Trailer for Disney/Pixar’s “Inside Out”.

Directed by Oscar®-winner Pete Docter (“Up,” “Monsters, Inc.”) and featuring the voices of Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling and Phyllis Smith,  INSIDE OUT opens in theaters on June 19, 2015. From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.,” “Up”) has taken audiences to unique and […]

Goodbye ‘Parks and Rec’; an Ode to Leslie Knope

Women in Cinema: Fans of “Parks and Recreation” have a lot to mourn about this week. Not only does the NBC comedy premier its series finale tonight, after a seven season run, but one of the shows executive producer’s and writer’s, Harris Wittels, passed away last week. This sparked friend and “Parks and Rec” star […]

Top 40 Anticipated Women-Centric Films of 2015 (Part I)

Women in Cinema: In retrospect, 2014 turned out to be another disappointing year for women in cinema, with the exception of some highlights. Female-led high-budget flicks like “Divergent,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” and “Maleficent” did very well at the box office, while directors Angelina Jolie and Ava DuVernay‘s films, “Unbroken” and “Selma,” respectively, […]

2014 Emmys Circuit: Final Analysis and Predictions

The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy awards air on NBC this Monday night.  While a ton of awards were handed out last weekend at the Creative Arts Ceremony, the top tier categories still remain, including top series honors and a staggering 12 acting races. I must confess, I feel most of my predictions “make sense” individually.  I […]

Sam’s FINAL 2014 Emmy Nomination Predictions

You’ve read the Emmys Circuit series, now it’s time for my final Emmy predictions, just in time for the Emmy nominations on Thursday, July 10.  Be sure to check out Clayton’s predictions, too (even though mine will be more accurate).  I’ll begin with Guest Acting, transition into Supporting, and Lead, finishing with the two series […]

Critics Choice Television Awards Predictions – Show Airs 6/19 at 8:00pm ET on the CW

Four years ago, the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (the twin Critics’ Choice organization to the Broadcast Film Critics Association) formed their own awards show, the Critics’ Choice Television Awards.  In what might have been designed as a response to the literal dearth of pre-Emmy awards shows, the CCTA have refreshingly evolved into much less of […]

Here’s the First Trailer for Matthew Weiner’s ‘Are You Here’

I’ve never seen an episode of Mad Men, but I hear that it’s a decent enough show (I may be underselling its quality). As such, interest for the directorial debut of the show’s creator Matthew Weiner was high last year at the Toronto Film Festival. Sadly, the reviews weren’t good for Are You Here, but […]