There’s a scene about three quarters of the way through The BFG that is quite simply spectacular; it’s the best scene in the movie. The audience I saw the film with was totally engaged. They were laughing. They were groaning in anticipation of a joke so well set up that
Crimson Peak – Guillermo del Toro When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay – a place filled with secrets that will haunt her forever. Between desire and darkness, between mystery and madness, lies
BRIDGE OF SPIES: Beautifully shot, expertly acted, and slyly written (at times)—a worthy film and a must see for history buffs.
Tom Cruise has been a movie star for over 30 years. Not many people have lasted that long in Hollywood, especially as a leading man. His mix of charisma and attitude have made him one of the most bankable actors in the history of cinema. The list of quality films
It’s late. Your dad’s asleep in his chair. The national anthem plays. Static blares from your TV set. You place your hands on the screen, lean in close, and are confronted with the most nightmarish vision possible…the new episode of Gobbledygeek! Scary, I know. Paul and AJ kick off the month
Well, last night happened. Seth MacFarlane hosted, balancing the did-you-just-go-there style of humor for which he’s so often known and the showmanship you’d expect from an Oscar host. He took to the challenge, and for the most part, he landed. Yes, I would more openly welcome Tina Fey and Amy
Every day of this Oscar season has been, as Sheryl Crow would say, a winding road – more than any other awards season I can recall. At last, we’ve almost reached the end: Oscar Sunday is just two days away. All the red carpets, all the acceptance speeches, all the
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) unsurprisingly handed its best film and best director prizes to Ben Affleck’s Argo this past Sunday. The only major precursor left comes as the Writers Guild of America (WGA) reveals its picks for the best original and adapted screenplays of 2012
There was a time in the eighties when it was actually fashionable, acceptable even, to attack the work of Steven Spielberg, and believe me it was done more often than I care to remember. I never understood it because I have always believed Spielberg to be among our finest filmmakers.
Surprise, surprise. Ben Affleck’s Argo won the Directors Guild of America’s (DGA) top prize on Saturday. With the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) doling out its prizes on Sunday, we should again anticipate a win for the thriller, though Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln might instead prevail. The Writers
The Producers Guild of America (PGA) and, oddly enough, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) handed their highest honors to Ben Affleck’s Argo last weekend. (Wreck-It Ralph and Searching for Sugar Man won the top honors for animated and documentary features, respectively, with the former guild, and I expect them to repeat
Two new posters for the upcoming Oscar ceremony came our way earlier today. The Oscar race lacks a true front-runner even though it is that time of the awards season, but that might change as the Producers Guild of America (PGA) reveals its winners – including its best picture equivalent,
By John H. Foote In a nice surprise, Universal announced that Steven Spielberg‘s Academy Award winning masterpiece Schindler’s List (1993) will be released on Blu-Ray March 5. This marks another major Spielberg film to come to Blu-Ray within a year, as Jaws (1975), E.T. (1982) and the Indiana Jones films
Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone unveiled the Oscar nominations last Thursday. MacFarlane will also host the ceremony, which takes place on Feb. 24, but with several major organizations still doling out nods and wins, the Oscar race is far from over since voters have until Feb. 19 to turn in
There is not much time left in the Oscar race. The most important awards announcement of the week came on Wednesday when the Producers Guild of America (PGA) revealed its nominees for the Daryl F. Zanuck Award for Producer of the Year in Theatrical Motion Pictures, which are: Argo, Beasts
Here’s hoping everyone’s had a great holiday season! But for avid Oscar watchers, this time of the year brings more than gay happy meetings and silent nights; it also gives us one of our favorite things: the heart of the Oscar season.