Film Review: Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (★★)

Working through the early announcements to now, and finally seeing the result of Zack Snyder’s “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” has been like going through the seven stages of grief and loss.  With the film’s challenging flaws to overcome, there’s some exciting and pulse-pounding moments to admire greatly.  Let’s work through it: Step 1 […]


2016 Oscar Circuit: Best Animated Feature

Welcome to our annual Oscar Circuit series, our deep down look into each and every category that will be presented at the upcoming Academy Awards.  Each writer of will tackle a different category, offering up their own perspectives on those specific races.  If you miss a piece, click on the tag titled Oscar Circuit 2016. […]


SAG Awards Predictions and Preview: Looking Like 2006 All Over Again?

On Saturday, the SAG Awards will take place, handing out awards to actors by actors.  With the Oscar nominations officially out, and stirring up their own set of controversies, it’ll be interesting to see if SAG-AFTRA becomes a barometer for the most coveted award show for Hollywood or a reactionary response to recent dealings and changes […]


Veteran Editors Carol Littleton, ACE and Ted Rich, ACE to Receive Career Achievement Honors at the 2016 ACE Eddie Awards

Universal City, January 24, 2016 – American Cinema Editors (ACE) will present veteran editors Carol Littleton, ACE and Ted Rich, ACE with the organization’s prestigious Career Achievement honors at the 66th Annual ACE Eddie Awards on Friday, January 29, 2016 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel.  The Career Achievement Award honors veteran […]

OSCARS: Initial Gut Predictions for the Ceremony! Who Dreams in Gold?

The Oscar nominations were announced earlier today and boy, did we get a few zingers, although, not as many as you’d think.  Let’s look at some of the highlights: “Spotlight” scored all the key areas it needs to “justify” a Best Picture frontrunner status with nods for Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, and Editing, three places […]


Oscars: Thoughts from Voters Before Ballots are Handed Out

The day is nearly here.  Publicists and awards strategists are in overdrive at the moment, as they know that Wednesday, Oscar ballots are in the hands of voters.  Factoring in the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild, Critics Choices, box office, and about another dozen or so indicators of love and support, the Academy will make […]


OSCARS: 9 Weird Things That Can Happen On Nomination Morning

Oscar ballots will be in the hands of voters by Wednesday, pushing forward an all out mysterious season.  With all the different scenarios and friendly reminders spoken of in the past week, we’ve already done our due diligence about what can be a surprise inclusion, but what about those shocking exclusions?  Going into an Oscar […]