2013 LAFF: My Little Pony Equestria Girls (***)

‘My Little Pony Equestria Girls‘, created by Hasbro, from the beginning somewhat baffled me. With no recap leading into the world of Equestria, though careful exposition helped my understanding of the world of sparkles and ponies with extreme attitudes. As the trailer had shown, Twilight Sparkles jumps worlds, into one  that turns her into a […]

A Bigger Picture

A trend that started in Asia is hitting the rest of the world quickly. When Toyota’s mini-series came out featuring top actors from Korea, Toyota’s popularity shot up. Not only did hundreds more people pay attention to the cars, but the mini-series itself, directed by Kyo Sung Kim, though overly dramatic and filled with beautiful […]

Box Office (12.16.12)

Congratulations! With the release of ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey‘ (WB), the epic prequel to The Lord Of The Rings series, the sun has set on ‘Breaking Dawn Part 2‘ (Sum.) and ‘Skyfall‘ (Sony) has jumped to the top of many charts, including the American box office. Behind it is ‘Rise of the Guardians‘ (Par./DW), […]

Django Unchained (***)

There’s been no film more divisive or more igniting in terms of strong Oscar speculation then Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained.  After months of shooting, word of a last minute edit (some believe editing is still going on currently), the film has finally hit cinematic eyes and the “final” product is both bold and misguided.  Django […]

75 Songs Submitted for Original Song Oscar including Adele’s ‘Skyfall’

It is eligible folks!!!  After much speculation from the staff and I, Adele’s hit-song “Skyfall” from Sam Mendes’ Skyfall is submitted and eligible for Oscar’s Best Original Song category.  The full list is listed below in the official Academy Press Release.  Which five do you see nominated? BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Seventy-five songs from eligible […]

Critics Choice Nominations Announced!

18th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Winners to be announced live on the CW Television Network from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on January 10, 2013. BEST PICTUREArgoBeasts of the Southern WildDjango UnchainedLes MiserablesLife of PiLincolnThe MasterMoonrise KingdomSilver Linings PlaybookZero Dark Thirty BEST ACTORBradley Cooper – Silver Linings PlaybookDaniel Day-Lewis – LincolnJohn Hawkes – The SessionsHugh Jackman […]

Oscar Predictions include more ‘Beasts,’ ‘Master,’ and Dowd!

Short Oscar Circuit this week folks! As LAFCA, NYFCO, and BSFC all proved yesterday, you can’t keep a good ol’ film when its down.  The Master resurrected after being nearly shut out thus far and won Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actress with the prestigious Los Angeles Film Critics. Normally, and I mean […]

Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Preview

Tomorrow morning, the Critics Choice Awards will bestow their nominees for the world to see.  While it might sound biased, I very much respect the organization’s choices more times than not.  While their known for predicting the outcome of the Academy Awards, they do reward powerful and eclectic cinema when everyone else seems to be ignoring. Last […]

Bigelow and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ hit big with Washington Film Critics

Thanks to reader Jamie for the heads up! Washington Film Critics have announced their winners after just announcing their nominees a day ago.  Zero Dark Thirty emerged victorious along with director Kathryn Bigelow. Read the Press Release and check out the full list of winners down below: Washington, D.C. — This morning, the Washington, D.C. Area […]

Bigelow and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ hit big with Washington Film Critics

Washington Film Critics have announced their winners after just announcing their nominees a day ago.  Zero Dark Thirty emerged victorious along with director Kathryn Bigelow. Read the Press Release and check out the full list of winners down below: Washington, D.C. — This morning, the Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) announced their winners for […]

Box Office (12.09.12)

As we near 12.12.12, the big question of who will be #1 on, the rumored, the end of the world is, currently, up for grabs! Unsurprisingly, ‘Breaking Dawn Part 2‘ (Sum.) has been dethroned in several other countries around the world, being replaced with the happy holiday 3D flick, ‘Rise of the Guardians‘ (P/DW), a […]

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 […]

Los Angeles Film Critics Awards Preview

New York, National Board of Review, and Boston have all pounced on the awards and rewarded Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty both Best Picture and Best Director.  Next up, the Los Angeles Film Critics will unveil their choices tomorrow.  Many believe this is an opportunity for either Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master or Ben Affleck’s […]