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    Top 10: Movie Performances by Musicians

    Lady Gaga wants that Oscar, not just for singing, but for acting. So often we associate performances by pop stars as gimmicks or signs of a bad film. “Glitter,” “Gigli” and “Swept Away” all come to mind almost instantly. However, with Gaga winning raves for “A Star is Born” (opening Friday), some are claiming its […] More

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    Film Review: ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’ Is Full of Callbacks and Joy

    On the surface, it’s hard to find a more cravenly opportunistic project than “The LEGO Batman Movie.” After all, it’s not just a sequel to a wildly successful animated film that itself was based on a toy. It’s also a spin-off for perhaps the biggest superhero in pop culture. Money may be at the initial […] More

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    Lee Daniels’ The Butler (**½)

    There are two very opposing viewpoints on display in Lee Daniels’ The Butler (from here on simply to be referred to once again as “The Butler,” for the most part at least). One is writer Danny Strong‘s take on the material he wrote about, while the other is director Lee Daniels‘ much different take. Over […] More

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    Cast and Crew Talk ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ Play in new window | Download (153.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreEarlier this week, I was invited to be among the press present for a Press Conference featuring most of the players involved in Lee Daniels’ The Butler. The talent assembled at the hotel […] More

  • First Look at Mariah Carey in ‘The Butler’

    Lee Daniels might have a Jekyl and Hyde touch when it comes to making good movies but he manages to get big stars to sign up to be in his films. After pulling a decent performance from Mariah Carey in Precious, the director and songstress will work together once again in Weinstein Oscar hopeful The […] More

  • American Idol Recap: Finale Review

    Wow, can you believe American Idol is wrapping up its twelfth season already? I feel like the auditions were just yesterday, and speaking of…from the moment the season began, we had our frontrunner. That never changed, not even after tonight. With a killer conclusion to a very strong season (though not perfect by any means) […] More

  • The Weinstein Company Moves ‘The Butler’ to August 16!

    Only days after the official trailer premiered, Lee Daniels’ upcoming film The Butler with Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey has shifted its release date according to Deadline. The film was originally scheduled to drop October 18 and has now been moved to August 16.  Does this mean the Weinstein Company has lost faith in their […] More

  • American Idol Recap: Sudden Death Round, Week One (The Boys)

    Last night, American Idol sprung some more talent on us in the form of ten boys from Season 12’s Top 40. The men were nowhere near as stellar as Wednesday’s girl group, but the top five who sailed on through to the next round were all deserving. In an unprecedented, unexpected moment, Thursday’s show introduced us […] More

  • American Idol Recap: Hollywood Week Part 2 (The Girls)

    Welcome back, Idol imbibers! For the second part of Hollywood Week, the girls took center stage and unleashed their powers of musical persuasion in the hopes America would be more impressed than last week’s stellar showing from the guys. Collectively, I believe the men are a stronger group this season, but individually there are some […] More

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    ‘American Idol’ Recap: Hollywood Week Pt. 1 (Guys)

    Tears, sweat, blood, and shattered pride: This is…Hollywood Week. In what was a first for the long-standing television behemoth, American Idol decided to switch things up by having all the men compete against one another in this grueling yet pivotal round, then whittled down to twenty men standing by the end of the week (the […] More

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