The Huntsman: Winter's War

WATCH: New Trailer for “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” with Charlize Theron and Emily Blunt

The latest trailer for “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” is here and provides a more in-depth look at the Huntsman’s (Chris Hemsworth) backstory. The film is a prequel to the events of 2012’s “Snow White and the Huntsman” which starred Hemsworth, Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron. Cedric Nicolas-Troyan directed the film, which will be released in […]

Oscar Circuit: Best Costume Design

It is the costume designer’s job to properly design a wardrobe of costumes that symbolize the characters in a film and to set the right mood for every scene. The following nominees did a fantastic job completing this task. And the nominees are… Anna Karenina– Jacqueline Durran Les Miserables– Paco Delgado Lincoln– Joanna Johnston Mirror […]

Oscar Circuit: Best Visual Effects

And the Nominees are… The Avengers – Janek Sirrs, Daniel Sudick, Jeff White, and Guy Williams Oscar Scene: Hulk smashing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – David Clayton, Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, and R. Christopher White Oscar Scene: The introduction to Gollum Life of Pi – Erik De Boer, Donald Elliott, Guillaume Rocheron, and Bill Westenhofer Oscar Scene: Any […]

Costume Designers Guild Awards Nominations Announced

The nominations for the 15th Annual Costume Designers Guild (CDG) Awards have been announced. The awards honor excellence in costume design throughout movies, television, and commercials, with the winners to be unveiled on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013. Being that the CDG divides their film awards into three categories (fantasy, contemporary, and period), it should be no surprise to […]

Box Office Review: ‘Brave’ is Right on Target

Brave, Pixar’s 13th release, successfully dominated the box office this weekend, bringing in $66.7 million, more than three times the amount of this week’s runner-up, Madagascar 3 ($20.2 mil). I don’t think any of us are surprised at this result, as all 13 Pixar films have debuted at number one. Yeah, even Cars 2. Pixar’s box office […]

Box Office Review: ‘Madagascar 3’ Beats Out ‘Prometheus’

It was a fairly successful weekend at the box office for two new films in release. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted took top honors, hauling in an impressive $60.4 million. Meanwhile, Ridley Scott’s Prometheus finished second with $50 million ($23 of which came out of my pocket after an encore viewing). Between the sale prices […]

Rupert Sanders wants to remake ‘The Battle of Algiers’

As anyone who read my recent review of ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ (found here) saw, I think director Rupert Sanders has a future in this industry. He’s got a great visual sensibility and hopefully can move on with his next projects to (not necessarily) bigger and (hopefully) better things. Well, The Playlist is reporting […]

Snow White and the Huntsman (**½)

Visually stunning but much too somber and bloated for its own good, ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ is the better of the revisionist Snow White flicks of 2012, but it’s still not as good as it could have been. Director Rupert Sanders has a definite style on display, and Charlize Theron seems to relish playing […]

Weekend Openings (1-3 June)

If this summer is considered a “competition” among the major studio releases of a year, then June, August and possibly July are going to be rather boring to box office hounds because literally nothing can touch what will most likely be the biggest film of the entire year.  But hey, that gives us at least […]

Hear “Breath of Life” from Snow White and the Huntsman

The promo machine for the summer blockbusters is in full effect. After presenting footage at Cinema Con, Universal has released the first track from the Snow White and the Huntsman called “Breath of Life.” The song is written and performed by Florence + the Machine. With those ominous drums and Florence’s voice and choral arrangements, the […]

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 6: April Fools Talk & ACCA 2002 Nominations

This week the staff and I discuss several topics which you can see on the agenda below. I also reveal the Awards Circuit Community Award Nominees for Year 2002. Hunger Games big 2 weeks.  Do we have Oscar potential – Adapted Screenplay, Picture, Lead Actress “Bully” opens this past weekend – Documentary front runner? 2 […]