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The 2011 Black List is here!

Each year I very much look forward to this reveal of the best unproduced screenplays in Hollywood.  This year is no exception and I'm...

Music Video for “Man or Muppet” from The Muppets

Easily the best song from the film. Check out the music video!Comment and discuss.

15 FEATURES IN LINE FOR VFX OSCAR®

Read the Press Release:Beverly Hills, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films have been selected for...

More Top 10 Lists

A bunch more critics have decided to let us all know what their favorites of the year are, and I'd be remiss at this...

More Top 10 lists Coming Through

I still think it's too early for these lists, as I bemoaned in the grouping of top 10's I posted a few days back,...

Sundance Film Festival adds some more films to its Lineup!

Sundance has added a bunch of high profile Premieres and Documentary titles to its lineup, and a few of the choices are pretty noteworthy,...

The first Top 10 lists of 2011 begin to Trickle Out!

Even though a complete Top 10 list should really wait until closer to New Year's, when all the films have a chance to be...

Sony doesn’t want critics breaking the “Dragon Tattoo” Embargo!

Film embargos are the bane of any film critic's existence.  I very much dislike not being able to share my thoughts on movies immediately,...

Ineligible WGA films include The Artist, Drive, Shame

Another year, another crop of well deserving scripts that the Writer's Guild deems to not be eligible for their awards.  This year, there are...

First look at Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln!

Yes, it's just a candid photo snapped of DDL eating while filming Steven Spielberg's Lincoln biopic, but still, I found it worth sharing...-I think...

Oscar’s First Best Picture Winner Returns to the Big Screen!

Read the Press Release:Beverly Hills, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will screen the first Best Picture winner, "Wings," starring...

Documentary Theatrical Motion Picture Nominations for the 2012 PGA!

Read the press release:LOS ANGELES, CA (December 2, 2011) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today the Documentary Theatrical Motion Picture nominees...

“Hugo” Wins National Board of Review Best Picture!

It just got super serious here folks!  Martin Scorsese's Hugo just got a big shot at a Best Picture nomination with it's big win...

National Board of Review Awards!

NAMED 2011 BEST FILM OF THE YEAR BY THE NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW *** 2011 Gala to be held on   Tuesday, January 10, 2011 hosted by Natalie Morales New York, NY...

National Board of Review History and Preview

The oldest film critics' organization in existence, the National Board of Review began in 1909 as an act of defiance when then-New York City...

Sundance Film Festival unveils its 2012 Competition Lineup!

I always eagerly wait the announcement of the slate of films to play at Sundance, as it usually contains the next indie darling of...

Independent Spirit Award Nominations

Best Feature: 50/50 Beginners Drive Take Shelter The Artist The DescendantsBest Director category: Mike Mills (Beginners) Nicholas W Refn ( Drive) Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter) Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) Alexander Payne (The Descendants)Best Int’l Film: A...

2011 Gotham Award Winners!

Are we underway now?  If so, we start the 2011 Oscar season with a TIE?!?!?!Yep.  A tie.  Between two films that could not be...

R.I.P. Ken Russell

Filmmaker Ken Russell passed away today, and I wanted to make sure mention was made of this on the site.  He may not be...

“The Dark Knight Rises” Prologue comes Dec. 21st

Perhaps you've heard of a little film called 'The Dark Knight'.  It came out a few years ago and did pretty well.  As such,...

Another sequel to “Before Sunrise” is in the works?

Before Sunrise is one of my favorite romantic films of all time, and somehow its sequel Before Sunset managed to be just about as...

Will “Shame” Change the Outlook on the NC-17 Rating?

It's interesting how a lot of people are coming around to the NC-17 rating this year.  Last year it was going to be the...

The longlist for the BAFTA Rising Star Award is out!

I'm always interested in seeing who gets longlisted for the BAFTA Rising Star Award, and this year is no exception.  Especially since it's an...

The New York Film Critics will announce on Twitter?

Apparently the New York Film Critics are going to be announcing their awards in a unique way next week...by using Twitter.  I'm sure many...

BREAKING! 15 Documentaries Make The Shortlist…

At first blush, the Academy seems to have nailed down some pretty impressive documentaries in their field of 15 shortlisted selections.  Audience favorites "Buck"...

JOHN MYHRE named Production Designer for 2012 OSCAR® SHOW!

Read the Press Release Below:Beverly Hills, CA – Academy Award®-winning production designer John Myhre will design the 84th Academy Awards®, telecast producers Brian Grazer...

45 Animated Shorts in contention for Oscar!

See the full list below:"A Morning Stroll," Grant Orchard "A Shadow of Blue," Carlos Lascano "Birdboy," Alberto Vasquez "Chopin’s Drawings," Dorota Kobiela "Correspondence," Zach Hyer "Daisy Cutter," Enrique Garcia...

The Golden Globes reject ‘The Help’ as a Comedy!

Buried in the story below on Comedy's chances at the Oscars is a small remark by Pete Hammond about 'The Help' submitting itself as...

Does Comedy stand a chance at the Oscars?

Each year, the Academy tends to overlook a number of excellent comedies in favor of more dramatic fare.  The only comedy films that stand...

Box Office Final: The “Immortals” Stand Tall…

While the cat could not make it a trifecta, "Puss In Boots" nearly upended Adam Sandler's "Jack And Jill" for second place, missing the...

Kathryn Bigelow’s next film is beginning to cast up!

Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal's upcoming Bin Laden film is beginning to get ready for filming, and of course, that means a cast is...

BILLY CRYSTAL TO RETURN AS HOST FOR 84TH ACADEMY AWARDS®

Here's the Official Press Release:Beverly Hills, CA – Producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer have announced that Billy Crystal will serve as host for...

Billy Crystal Back as Host of the Academy Awards

More information to come, but Billy Crystal revealed via Twitter he will be back to host The Academy Awards."Am doing the Oscars so the...

“Extremely Loud” Lead Campaign for Thomas Horn

The Warner Bros. Awards Site has gone LIVE and they have their lineup of contenders including Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part II,...

Brian Grazer to Produce 84th Academy Awards® with Don Mischer

Beverly Hills, CA – Academy President Tom Sherak announced today that Academy Award®-winner Brian Grazer will join Don Mischer as a producer of the...

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