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 […]

Free Birds (★★★)

Pretty consistently throughout Free Birds, there’s a sense of almost old school Bugs Bunny mania. The manic nature is infectious and keeps the animated flick moving at a rapid clip, but it’s the almost random weirdness that pops up here and there that makes it truly memorable. Yes, beyond a novel concept that co-writer/director Jimmy […]

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Will Co-Host the Golden Globes This Year AND Next!

Well this is exciting news! Former Saturday Night Live standouts, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, have signed on to not only co-host this year’s Golden Globe Awards ceremony, but next year’s as well. The pair were great emceeing last year’s festivities, helping the annual presentation reach its highest ratings in the last six years. I think many people […]

Emmy Chatter: Comedy Nominations (Part 2)

Part 1 of the conversation can be found here. This is Part 2 of a 4 part conversation regarding the Emmy nominations, which will be announced on July 18th. Terence:  ‪You know who you don’t have to hold out hope for getting a nomination? Jim Parsons and Alec Baldwin who will surely hear their names called […]

First Look Images and New Casting Information for Relativity Media’s ‘Free Birds’

Woody Harrelson and Owen Wilson star as a pair of time traveling turkeys in Relativity Media’s Free Birds. Their goal is to change the course of history and get turkey off the Thanksgiving Day menu. The film will be in theaters on November 1,  which, of course, is just in time for the holiday! Amy Poehler, Eddie […]

Relativity Media Announces 2013 Releases!

While Oscar always has their eyes on anything produced by the Weinstein Company, other studios are showing up with an impressive slate of films for the 2013 awards season.  Relativity Media, who haven’t had their fair share of award-worthy projects has announced their upcoming films for the rest of the year. Last year, the company […]

Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Dressed

Does it every cross your mind what persuaded someone to pick a certain outfit to wear on the red carpet? The popular trend at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards was bold colors and simplicity. Anyone who decided to be different and didn’t succeed may have ended up on a different list. Take a look at […]

Jodie Foster to Receive Cecil B. Demille Award from HFPA

Two-time Academy Award winner Jodie Foster will be honored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association with their prestigious Cecil B. Demille Award.  Announced today by Simon Baker and Kristen Stewart,  Foster is the first woman to be awarded with the organization’s highest honor since Barbara Streisand in 2000.  Not only is she being rewarded in […]

Emmy Chatter: Comedy Series

Terence:  Alright Joseph we’re back this week to talk about the comedy nominees. Joseph:  Hey Terence, hey everyone. Holy moly, this list reminded me that Melissa McCarthy is being nominated again. Did someone at the Emmy committee not get the memo that she’s already been nominated for an Oscar? Terence:  Ha! The snark is already starting. Since you’re […]

‘New Girl’ standout Max Greenfield to join ‘They Came Together’

One of the breakout stars from this past television season was New Girl‘s Max Greenfield. As the douchey yet lovable Schmidt, he managed to walk the tightrope of great comedic acting and being completely over the top. Now he’ll take his talents to the big screen joining Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler in the romantic […]

Matthew Weiner to Make Feature Directorial Debut for Gilbert Films

Owen Wilson and Zach Galfianakis are set to star in Matt Weiner’s directorial debut.  After directing and writing several episodes of AMC’s hit show “Mad Men,” which just premiered last Sunday, Weiner will take to the big screen.  SNL alum Amy Poehler in talks for a role.  Check out the press release after the jump.

The Secret World of Arrietty (***)

I have somewhat of a hard time with Hayao Miyazaki films, but that’s more about me than him. His specific way of making a children’s film has delighted millions, but I’m often left wanting more for one reason or another. He may not have directed ‘The Secret World of Arrietty’, but he co-wrote and produced […]