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Top 10: Best Movie Musicals

No genre has been “dead” and “in demand” as many times as the movie musical. It’s enough to give you whiplash. Back in the 1950s and 1960s, musicals were the de facto Best Picture winners, no matter the quality. The ’70s and ’80s had their box office musical bonanzas, culminating in “Grease.” Even after a […]

Community: What are the Ten Best Films of the Century?

On social media platforms, critics and movie-goers are constructing their list of the best films of the century for BBC.  With sixteen years into the 2000’s, I thought I could weigh in with my own personal list, while inviting our readership to include their own. This will all break into our long-standing argument among the […]

CHICAGO Announces Jaime Camil to Extend Thru July 31 Only

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago has announced that, by popular demand, Latin Sensation & “Jane The Virgin” star Jaime Camil has extended his run as “Billy Flynn” through Sunday, July 31, 2016 only at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). Jaime Camil is one of the most […]

CHICAGO Welcomes JAIME CAMIL as Billy Flynn Beginning May 31


Historical Circuit: Top 35 Dance Sequences in Film, Vol. 2

If you read and enjoyed my previous foray into the world of dance in cinema, you’ll notice how easy it was determining what constituted a dance scene – anything highly choreographed. When the musical died out in the 1960s, dance became almost exclusively relegated to movies requiring a need for it, so subsequent generations had to get […]

Emily Blunt is Favorite to Play Mary Poppins in ‘Poppins’ Sequel

Not only is Disney’s “Mary Poppins” getting a sequel, but word has spread that the titular role is going to none other than Emily Blunt. Rob Marshall (“Chicago,” “Into the Woods”) is set to direct the sequel, which will reportedly take place in London during the Depression era, 20 years after the original film. The […]

Six Spot #11: Best Picture 2002

Welcome back to The Six Spot! In case you missed last week’s Very Special Edition of the Six Spot, you can catch it here. I haven’t done a Best Picture category in some time, so we are due for one this week! I like looking into years and races that were happening around the time […]

‘Chicago: Diamond Edition’ Newly Remastered for Blu-ray Combo Pack And Digital HD Arrives February 11

Press Release: Over a decade since winning six Academy Awards® including Best Picture (2002),Chicago is set to razzle dazzle audiences once again with a brand new, fully restored feature film – including visually stunning color remastering by Dolby® as well as all new Dolby® TrueHD 7.1 sound technology on Blu-ray! Witness the film that rejuvenated the genre when Chicago: Diamond […]

New Trailer for the Documentary ‘Spinning Plates’

SPINNING PLATES is a documentary about three extraordinary restaurants and the incredible people who make them what they are. A cutting-edge restaurant named the seventh-best in the world whose chef must battle a life-threatening obstacle to pursue his passion. A 150-year-old family restaurant still standing only because of the unbreakable bond with its community. A […]

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 for some song […]

Les Miserables (****)

In what seems like an eternity, Tom Hooper’s long-awaited Les Miserables starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, and Anne Hathaway has finally been screened and finished.  Director Hooper came out to introduce his film at the Alice Tully Theater at Lincoln Center on Friday, November 23, 2012 and explained that he had just finished the picture […]

Oscar Question of the Day – The Movie Musical

With Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables about to seen by the first set of eyes this coming Friday, many pundits predict this could be the first musical nominated for Best Picture since Rob Marshall’s Chicago (2002). The question I pose to our readership today is which movie musical would you have nominated for Best Picture but […]

Two Lead Contenders on Lionsgate Awards Plate

When the Lionsgate Awards site went LIVE today and listed their slate of contenders involving Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Fisher Stevens’ Stand Up Guys, Gary Ross’ The Hunger Games, Nicholas Jarecki’s Arbitrage, and J.A. Bayona’s The Impossible, I started to analyze how this year could pan out for smaller films that […]

“Stand Up Guys” with Pacino, Walken, and Arkin Get Qualifying Oscar Run

Another potential Oscar player added to the books ladies and gentleman.  Stand Up Guys starring Academy Award Winners Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, and Alan Arkin are getting an Oscar qualifying run in December as the film is set to open wide January 11.  The film is directed by Fisher Stevens and produced by Tom Rosenberg, the […]

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to produce the 85th Annual Academy Awards!

For months, rumors swirled about who would produce the Oscars, and today the Academy has finally found their men. The Academy has tapped Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, themselves Oscar winners for Chicago, to produce the 85th annual Academy Awards. This is a pretty good get for the Academy considering that the Oscars are seen […]

Martin Scorsese’s “Gangs of New York” – Ten Years Later

Has an entire decade passed since Martin Scorsese’s massive and flawed, and massively flawed Gangs of New York (2002) thundered onto screens for the first time? It seems like yesterday that I was reading the film’s release date being delayed a full year in light of 9/11, which also permitted Scorsese to film further scenes […]

Getting Pumped for Les Misérables

No secret among readers, the musical is not my choice of genre. In fact I daresay I can name six musicals that I consider to be great films, and they would be the energetic Singin’ in the Rain (1952), the dark and foreboding Cabaret (1972), the rock opera Tommy (1975), the mesmerizing Hair (1979), Herbert […]

2002 ACCA & Davis Award Winners!

2002 ACCA Winners Best Picture – Chicago Runner Up – Adaptation Best Director – (TIE) Peter Jackson for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers & Roman Polanski for The Pianist Runner Up – Martin Scorsese for Gangs of New York Best Actor in a Leading Role – Daniel Day-Lewis for Gangs of New York […]

ACCA 2002 Final Voting Open!

It’s that time!  The Awards Circuit Community Awards must now choose their favorite films and performances from 2002.  In case you missed it, Rob Marshall’s “Chicago” and Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” led the way with twelve nominations each.  Stephen Daldry’s “The Hours” garnered nine nominations while Spike Jonze’s “Adaptation” […]