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      • HANNAH MONTANA IN GLORIOUS DISNEY DIGITAL 3-D -- READ MY MOVIE REVIEW!!!
        01/30/08


        By now, you may have heard about Miley Cyrus and her hit Disney Channel show, “Hannah Montana,” thanks to the publicity and controversies surrounding her much-hyped sold-out concert called “Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds.”

        Folks all over the natio

      • WHAT I REALLY THINK OF COLIN FARRELL AND HIS NEW FILM, "IN BRUGES"
        01/29/08


        Just got back from an early morning screening of "In Bruges," the new film starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson. What's with the title? Well, the film is set in Bruges, Belgium, where two hit men (Farrell and Gleeson) are chilling out after a difficult job!
      • FREDDY KRUEGER RETURNS TO THE BIG SCREEN!!!
        01/29/08


        "A Nightmare on Elm Street" gave us one of the most memorable boogeymen, Freddy Krueger, made the guy who played him, Robert Englund, a horror-film icon, spawned nine films and two TV series, and was New Line's cash cow until "The Lord of the Rings."
      • WHO'S IN TALKS TO DIRECT "THE HOBBIT?"
        01/29/08


        New Line and MGM are co-financing the film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit."

        The lawsuit filed by Peter Jackson against New Line was resolved in December, and since then, the studio company has been busy talking to a short-list of directors.

      • JULIA ROBERTS TO STAR AND PRODUCE IN "HOTHOUSE FLOWERS"
        01/29/08


        Miss Julia Roberts just signed on to produce and star in the film adaptation of Margot Berwin's upcoming novel "Hothouse Flowers" for Sony's Columbia Pictures. [more]

        Roberts will play a recently divorced woman who is dissatisfied with her job at a Manhatt

      • "G.I. JOE" FILM MARCHES FORWARD!!!
        01/29/08


        More actors have been announced to join the "G.I. Joe" team for Paramount. [more]

        Dennis Quaid will play General Hawk, the team leader, and Channing Tatum will star as Duke Hauser, the lead soldier. They join Sienna Miller, Ray Park, Rachel Nichols, Marlon Wayans,

      • THE SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS WINNERS!!!
        01/28/08


        "No Country for Old Men" was the big winner at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards! [more]

        There were a few fleeting references to the striking writers who have disrupted Hollywood's awards season. But for the most part, it was awards show business as usua

      • "MEET THE SPARTANS" BEATS "RAMBO" AT THE BOX-OFFICE!!!
        01/28/08


        The epic spoof "Meet the Spartans" narrowly conquered "Rambo" to nab the top spot in the weekend box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.

        The 20th Century Fox movie, which lampooned last year's epic blockbuster "300," took in an esti

      • A BIG WIN FOR THE COEN BROTHERS!!! "NO COUNTRY" A SURE-FIRE OSCAR WINNER!!!
        01/27/08


        2007 is the year of the Coen Brothers and their great film, "No Country for Old Men." Now, it's sure that the siblings will WIN THE BEST DIRECTOR TROPHY AT THIS YEAR'S OSCARS!!!

        Find out why! [more]

        The directing team of Joel and Ethan Coen won

      • AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CINEMATOGRAPHERS SEE "BLOOD"!!!
        01/27/08


        "There Will Be Blood's" Robert Elswit was the big winner in the feature film competition of the 22nd Annual American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards on Saturday night at Hollywood & Highland.

        [more]

        The five nominees in

      • 2008 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES AWARDS
        01/27/08


        Director Courtney Hunt accepts the Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic for her film "Frozen River" at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

        The 2008 Sundance Film Festival Awards Winners [more]

        The Grand Jury Prize: Documentary was presented to TROUBLE THE

      • BEYONCE TO PLAY LEGENDARY ETTA JAMES!!!
        01/26/08


        Okay, I'm not a big fan of her music, nor was I mesmerized by her performance in "Dreamgirls," but Beyonce keeps on getting movie projects!

        This time, the pop star is set to play famed blues singer Etta James in new movie "Cadillac Records."

      • SLAMDANCE WINNERS!!!
        01/26/08


        Slamdance, the anti-Sundance, has given its best film awards to Tom Quinn's family drama "The New Year Parade" and to Greg Kohs' doc "Song Sung Blue." The doc about singing husband-and-wife duo who specialize in Neil Diamond tributes also won the audience aw

      • MEET THE JONAS BROTHERS!!!
        01/25/08


        I was sifting through my previous interviews, and lo and behold, I found this fun one-on-one I had with The Jonas Brothers!

        I talked to them last year for Disney's "Meet the Robinsons," and in just a few months, their career zoomed exponentially!

        I mu

      • "RAMBO" MEETS "UNTRACEABLE" -- WATCH MY MOVIE REVIEWS!!!
        01/25/08


        Sylvester Stallone returns to the big screen as "Rambo" and Diane Lane is tracking a cyber killer in Untraceable." What do I think of both films? Let's take a look!

      • THE FATE OF HEATH LEDGER'S FILMS!!!
        01/25/08


        Many rumors are swirling about the fate of Ledger's movies.

        First, Johnny Depp is supposed to replace tragic actor Heath Ledger in what was to be his latest film role, in the fantasy flick "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus."

        Now the film’s director

      • "HANNAH MONTANA" HEADS TO THE MOVIES!!!
        01/25/08


        No, we're not talking about her 3-D concert tour "Best of Both Worlds" coming out next Friday, the 1st, we're talking about a movie version of the super-popular Disney channel TV series!

        That's right, Miss Miley Cyrus and her pop star alter ego Hannah

      • "TOY STORY" FILMS IN 3-D!!!
        01/25/08


        Woody and Buzz are about to go 3-D!!!

        Walt Disney Studios wants to debut new digital 3-D versions of the beloved animated films! The original being the first feature-length computer-animated movie!

        But we have to wait awhile before we can see Woody and Buzz in all

      • SOUND EDITORS' "ENCHANTED" NOMINATIONS -- THE GOLDEN REEL AWARDS!!!
        01/25/08


        Nominees for the Motion Picture Sound Editor's 55th annual Golden Reel awards have been announced, honoring various sound editing achievements in 15 categories.

        The awards will take place on Feb. 23 at the Wilshire Grand Hotel.

        And the nominees are:

      • NEW JAMES BOND FILM'S TITLE REVEALED!!!
        01/24/08


        The title of the new James Bond film, the 22nd Bond adventure, is going to be called...."QUANTUM OF SOLACE."

        The title was revealed to reporters Thursday at Pinewood Studios outside of London, where the movie is being filmed.

        Producer Michael G. Wilson sa

      • GEORGE A. ROMERO'S "DIARY OF THE DEAD" -- NEW TRAILER, NEW POSTER!!!
        01/24/08
        Okay, this new horror flick sounds a lot like "Cloverfield" meets "The Blair Witch Project" on the way to see all the zombie films by George A. Romero.

        The simple plot revolves around a group of film students shooting a horror movie in the woods who stumble upon a real

      • "WHERE IN THE WORLD IS OSAMA BIN LADEN?" -- SEE NEW CLIP!!!
        01/24/08


        He battled McDonalds, now, "Super Size Me's" Morgan Spurlock is setting his sights on Osama Bin Laden!

        Head on out to this site to see a new clip where Spurlock is getting advised on what to do just in case he gets kidnapped by the Taliban.

      • "300" DIRECTOR REVEALS TWO STORYBOARD DRAWINGS OF "WATCHMEN"
        01/24/08


        Director Zack Snyder has posted two storyboard pages of his adaptation of the fantastic comic book series, "Watchmen."

        What is the film about? It's really like "The Incredibles" but very, very dark. Based on Alan Moore's landmark comic book serie

      • "CHOKE" SOLD AT SUNDANCE! MEET THE DIRECTOR!
        01/24/08


        Fox Searchlight acquired rights to "Choke" in a deal valued at $5 million! Based on the book by the "Fight Club's" author, Chuck Palahniuk, the movie stars Sam Rockewell as Victor Mancini, a sex addict and colonial theme park worker who has devised a complicated

      • ANNASOPHIA ROBB "SLEEPWALKS" WITH CHARLIZE THERON! SEE THE TRAILER!!!
        01/24/08
        I love Miss AnnaSophia, I interviewed her for "Bridges to Terabithia" and she was super-sweet! Now, I'm kind of intrigued with her new film called "Sleepwalking" starring Miss Charlize Theron, who plays her mom. Take a look at the trailer:

      • "UNTRACEABLE" MOVIE REVIEW -- HOW MANY KISSES DOES THE FILM GET?
        01/23/08


        If we are to believe the premise of the new serial-killer film “Untraceable,” we will all collectively shut our computers off, never to go online again! Why? Because the filmmakers are saying, a cyber killer has finally found the perfect accomplice: You!

        [more]
      • DO YOU WANT TO SEE ANGELINA JOLIE AND BRAD PITT IN A MOVIE AGAIN?
        01/23/08


        Hollywood couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are hoping to star in another movie together. The actors met while filming 2005 action film "Mr & Mrs Smith" and after Pitt finalised his divorce from Jennifer Aniston in August 2005, the pair announced they were dating.
      • MEL GIBSON -- COURTING THE GAY COMMUNITY?
        01/23/08


        From Page Six, Mel Gibson is definitely not a friend of Dorothy's -- he's not even a distant acquaintance -- but it appears that he's now trying to gain admittance to the Yellow Brick Road.

        The actor, who has repeatedly been accused of homophobia by GLAAD,

      • U2 IN 3-D!!!
        01/23/08


        After a career playing to sold-out stadiums, U2 did what their fans have done for years - stood in line to see U2 perform. That concert was "U2 3D," a film of the band's 2005-06 Vertigo tour, shot at several shows in South America with new 3-D technology.

      • 50 CENT -- FROM GANGSTA TO MOVIE STAR!!!!
        01/23/08


        According to Teen Hollywood, rapper/actor 50 Cent hopes to enjoy movie-making success - after setting up his own production company.

        The star - real name Curtis Jackson - has teamed up with producer Randell Emmett and longtime manager Chris Lighty to form the as-yet-unna

      • R.I.P. -- ACTOR HEATH LEDGER DEAD AT 28
        01/22/08


        According to CNN, Actor Heath Ledger was found dead Tuesday of a possible drug overdose in a Lower Manhattan apartment, the New York Police Department said.

        Heath Ledger was found dead in his Manhattan apartment.

        The Academy Award nominated actor was 28.
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      • COMPLETE LIST OF OSCAR NOMINATIONS!!! THE 80TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS!!!
        01/22/08


        As I predicted since October (pardon my self-congratulations, I'm just proud of this film), "No Country for Old Men" blazed through this morning's Oscar nominations, as well as "Atonement," "Juno," and "There Will Be Blood." In fact

      • STARS WILL SHINE AT THE SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS!!!
        01/22/08


        The SAG Awards will have an all-star roster of presenters.

        The 14th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be Sunday night in Los Angeles.

        Among the stars presenting will be Russell Crowe, Kate Beckinsale, and John Travolta.

        Other presenters will be

      • LINDSAY LOHAN IS WORST ACTRESS, TWICE! SEE THE RAZZIES NOMINATIONS!!!
        01/22/08


        The Razzies, the anti-Oscars, just announced the worst of the worst in Hollywood in 2007, one day before the Oscar nominations are revealed.

        Lindsay Lohan's crap-tastic spectacular, "I Know Who Killed Me" led the nominations with 9 nods including 2, count that,

      • WHAT I REALLY THINK OF "CLOVERFIELD"
        01/21/08

        It's the number one box-office champion but did the film live up to its hype?

        Let's break it down, shall we?

        *** The "Star Trek" teaser is great! Truth be told, it was one of the reasons I wanted to see the film, and shell out my own hard-earned c

      • BRITNEY SPEARS -- MEMOIRS OF A MEDICATED CHILD?
        01/21/08


        Apparently, Miss Spears, the paparazzi magnet, is doing a film called "Memoirs of a Medicated Child."

        What a fitting title, isn't it?

        The movie even has a director assigned already, he's Tommy Parker, who really hasn't done a whole lot

      • OLIVER STONE TO DIRECT JOSH BROLIN AS GEORGE W. BUSH!!!!
        01/21/08


        Oliver Stone, the controversial director who's made some searing films, has set his sights on his next directing project, "Bush," a film focusing on the life and presidency of George W. Bush, and attached Josh Brolin to play the title role.

        The script is from hi

      • "CLOVERFIELD" SMASHES BOX-OFFICE COMPETITION!
        01/21/08


        It's the monster mash vs the bridal bash at the box-office this weekend! But "Cloverfield" squashes "27 Dresses" to emerge as the box-office king for the week of January 18th.

        "The Bucket List," last week's champ slipped to number 3 wit

      • R.I.P. -- SUZANNE PLESHETTE DIED OF LUNG CANCER AT 70
        01/20/08


        She battled crazy birds in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" and she showed her impeccable comic timing in the classic 1970s sitcom, "The Bob Newhart Show," and now, Miss Suzanne Pleshette is dead at 70.

        The illustrious actress died of respiratory fa

      • KEANU WILL PLAY KLAATU, THE HUMANOID ALIEN!!!!
        01/20/08


        I've always suspected Keanu to be a friend from another planet, and now, he's playing the humanoid alien Klaatu in the reinvention of, "The Day the Earth Stood Still."



        Jaden Smith, the fantastic son of Will Smith who stole his father's acti

      • I'M SAYING DEFINITELY, YES TO "DEFINITELY, MAYBE"
        01/19/08


        Alright y'all, just got back from my fave city in the world, New York City, from interviewing the cast of the new Universal Pictures film, "Definitely, Maybe."

        This film will be released Valentine's Day!

        You have to wait until then, for my review

      • ZAC EFRON GETS INSPIRED BY THE LEGENDARY ORSON WELLES!!!
        01/19/08


        Okay, Zac Efron mesmerized millions of tweens in the "High School Musical" films. And, he created major buzz in his star-making role in "Hairspray."

        Now, Efron wants to prove he can really, really act! He's set to star in "Me and Orson Welles,&q

      • BAD NEWS -- "RAMBO" WILL NOT BE SCREENED FOR CRITICS!
        01/19/08
        Well, it's more of a bad news for me. There's a little "Rambo" fan in me that wants to see this sequel. Why? Because I'm a child of the 80s and "Rambo" painted parts of my popular culture.

        Now, I just heard from Lionsgate that they will not screen thi

      • FRESH FROM SUNDANCE '08 -- "ROMAN POLANSKI: WANTED AND DESIRED"!!!
        01/19/08


        He's the iconic director with equally iconic personal dramas:

        First, in 1969, his wife, Sharon Tate, was murdered by the Manson Family.

        Second, and the most intriguing, in 1978, he pled guilty to having unlawful sexual intercourse with a thirteen year old girl.

      • GEORGE CLOONEY -- MESSENGER OF PEACE!!!
        01/19/08


        George Clooney has been named a U.N. "messenger of peace" by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The announcement is to promote the world body's peacekeeping efforts.

        Clooney is the ninth U.N. messenger -- people chosen from the fields of art, music, literature and

      • THE SIMPSONS TO HOST THE ART DIRECTORS GUILD AWARDS!
        01/19/08


        "The Simpsons" characters will host the 12th annual Art Directors Guild Awards ceremony Feb. 16 at the Beverly Hilton.

        Don't have a cow dudes, this will be fun!

        So who are the best of the best Production Designers in 2007, and which films were nomina

      • "STAR TREK" OFFICIAL SITE LAUNCHED!
        01/19/08


        I woke up this morning to find an email from Paramount Pictures about their new "Star Trek" reboot!

        They said new official site launched, so I went, but it's still under construction. But, we now know it's going to be released Dec. 25, 2008!!!

        H

      • HERE COMES THE BRIDE...WATCH MY "27 DRESSES" MOVIE REVIEW!!!
        01/17/08

      • "JUSTICE LEAGUE" THE MOVIE -- CANCELLED...FOR NOW...
        01/17/08


        Warner Bros. is putting the pic on indefinite hold.

        The reasons? Not getting official response for tax breaks shooting in Australia, and that darned Writers strike! Apparently, the studio liked the script, but it needed a bit of a tweaking (translation -- the script sucked!)

      • THE BEST COSTUMES IN 2007!!! NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED!!!
        01/17/08


        "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" is one of the nominees for "period films" honors at the 10th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards.

        For the most part, most of the nominees deserve their honors, but, "Into the Wild?" I love this film (it placed number

      • "ATONEMENT" LEADS BAFTA NOMINATIONS!!!
        01/17/08


        As expected, "Atonement" leads the nominations for the British Academy Film Awards, grabbing a total of 14 mentions!!!

        Meanwhile, "No Country for Old Men" and "There Will Be Blood" each received 9 nominations.

        I love "Atonement,&qu

      • THE ACADEMY UNVEILS ITS NEW OSCAR POSTER!!!
        01/17/08


        Oscar glistens...glitters...for his 80th!

        This is the official poster of the Academy of Motion Picture of Arts and Sciences' 80th Academy Awards!

        I think it's kinda funky, and quite alluring!

        The glowing portrait, and the bright lights -- just p

      • "27 DRESSES" MOVIE REVIEW!!!
        01/16/08


        How can Hollywood top the box-office takes of wedding-inspired movies such as “My Best Friend’s Wedding” and “My Big Fat Greek Wedding?” Simple, make a film starring the “it girl” of the moment, Katherine Heigl, and adorn her with 27 wacky bridesmaid dresses. [more]

        H

      • ACTOR BRAD RENFRO FOUND DEAD AT 25!!!
        01/16/08


        He sparred brilliantly with Susan Sarandon in "The Client," showing promising future ahead as an actor. But early Tuesday, Brad Renfro, 25, was found dead in his home.

        Renfro struggled with drugs and alcohol for several years. He served 10 days in jail in May 2006

      • WHO WILL PLAY COURTNEY LOVE?
        01/15/08


        Miss Courtney has been busy casting for a film of her life with husband Kurt Cobain. We now know who's offered the part of Cobain, but who's going to play Love?

        Rumors were swirling that Kirsten Dunst was to be the femme-rocker, but Courtney has another actress in m

      • NEW FILM BASED ON "NO COUNTRY" AUTHOR'S BOOK!
        01/15/08


        He's being called as one of America's greatest living writers and now, Cormac McCarthy is also busy with award circuits thanks to "No Country for Old Men."

        Another of McCarthy's bestselling novels, "The Road" is being adapted for the big scre

      • PRODUCERS GUILD OF AMERICA SNUBS "SWEENEY" AND "ATONEMENT"
        01/15/08


        It's shaping up to be one of the most unpredictable awards seasons yet! The front-runners, "No Country for Old Men" and "There Will Be Blood" were both snubbed at the Golden Globes.

        Now, the Producers Guild of America (PGA) released its nominations wi

      • NEW PICTURES FROM "THE DARK KNIGHT" AKA THE NEW "BATMAN"
        01/14/08


        I'm in a comic book mood today! And FYI -- I'm a fanboy at heart! I'm always the first in line at Comic Con!!!

        And of course, I love "Batman Begins!" Director Christopher Nolan did such an amazing job in rebooting the franchise!

        So I

      • NEW "THE INCREDIBLE HULK" PICTURES!!!!
        01/14/08


        I enjoyed the critically-lambasted film by Ang Lee starring Eric Bana as the Hulk. So now, I'm anxiously waiting the sequel starring Edward Norton as Bruce Banner.

        First the facts:

        *** Liv Tyler (Betty Ross), Tim Roth (Emil Blonsky), and William Hurt (Gen

      • "PULP FICTION" WRITER ARRESTED AFTER FATAL CRASH
        01/14/08


        Alright, I don't normally report gossip stuff like this, but Roger Avary is a big part of the movie culture, and this new, developing details about his life are just sad, sad, sad.

        But, Oscar-winning screenwriter Roger Avary was arrested Sunday on suspicion of manslaughte

      • COMPLETE LIST OF GOLDEN GLOBE WINNERS!!!
        01/13/08


        No red-carpet, no fanfare, just the winners announced in a conference-style format.

        At the end of the day, the focused was less on the celebrities, and more on the product. No glitter or glamor!

        Hhhhmmmmm...there's something golden about that!

        Now r

      • JACK NICHOLSON AND MORGAN FREEMAN CLIMB ATOP THE BOX-OFFICE LIST!!!
        01/13/08


        "The Bucket List" kicks off the box-office weekend gaining $19.5 million buckaroos!

        I'm not a big fan of this film! With a strong pedigree of Nicholson, Freeman, and director Rob Reiner, I was expecting nothing but the best! But what we got is a soapy-sudser w

      • WHY "THERE WILL BE BLOOD" IS ONE OF THE BEST FILMS OF 2007!!! WATCH MY MOVIE REVIEW!!!
        01/12/08

      • THAT EXPLAINS BORAT'S BULGE IN "SWEENEY TODD" -- SACHA BARON COHEN'S DEMONIC SECRET!!!
        01/12/08


        According to Handbag, director Tim Burton has admitted that Sacha Baron used padding in his trousers when filming the musical "Sweeney Todd."

        "Borat" and "Ali G" star Sacha Baron Cohen's confidence took a knock yesterday when "Sweeney T

      • THE WRITERS STRIKE GOES ON -- BUT THE WGA ANNOUNCES ITS NOMINATIONS!!!
        01/12/08


        Who will get this golden trophy?

        Well, we just have to find out somehow, because the WGA has recently called off the Feb. 9 awards show in Los Angeles — unless it has ended its strike by then.

        But before canceling the awards, the WGA announced the nominations!

      • JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE AND JESSICA BIEL -- BIG SCREEN DREAMS!!!
        01/12/08


        Teen Hollywood is reporting that pop superstar Justin Timberlake is set to take his relationship with actress Jessica Biel to the big screen. The couple are currently looking for a movie project to work on together and are trying to agree on a suitable genre.

        Apparently, Just

      • "HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL'S" ASHLEY TISDALE'S FEATURE FILM DEBUT
        01/12/08


        According to Eonline, Ashley Tisdale (and her new nose) will make her feature film debut in the adventure comedy "They Came from Upstairs," about a group of teens who protect their Maine home against an alien invasion.

        It's like "Signs" for the tween c

      • FIRST IT'S "RAMBO," NOW....IT'S "CONAN THE BARBARIAN!!!"
        01/11/08


        Lionsgate films, purveyor of pop-culture junk food! First, they're releasing "Rambo" on Jan. 25th. Now, talks are being made that "Conan the Barbarian" will return to the big screen!

        Listen, I love "Conan" as much as you do, but this new fi

      • SALMA HAYEK'S FIRST FILM AFTER PREGNANCY!!!
        01/11/08


        Can you imagine this pretty lady joining a freak show?

        Well Miss Salma is going to be a freak -- A BEARDED LADY!!!!

        She just signed on to star opposite John C. Reilly in the horror drama "Cirque du Freak" from Universal Pictures. This is her first film si

      • CHRISTIAN BALE VS. JOHNNY DEPP IN NEW FILM?
        01/11/08


        Right now, Christian Bale is in talks to possibly join Johnny Depp in the new film to be directed by Michael Mann.

        The movie is going to be called "Public Enemies" and will be based on actual events.

        Bale will play Melvin Purvis, the legendary FBI agent wh

      • EDITORS (ACE) ANNOUNCED NOMINATIONS -- WHICH FILMS MADE THE FINAL CUT?
        01/11/08
        The American Cinema Editors announced their nominees for the 58th annual Eddie Awards (wow, they've been handing out awards for 58 years!).

        The Eddie Awards honor editing achievement in film, documentary, television, and reality television categories.

        Winners will be annou

      • RESPECTED CHINESE DIRECTOR ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES!!!
        01/11/08


        No silly, we're not talking about Ang Lee, he's Taiwanese, we're talking about the visionary director who made his reputation with 1993's "Beijing Bastards" and created the first Chinese gay-themed flick "East Palace, West Palace."

        He wo

      • WHAT I THINK OF "THERE WILL BE BLOOD"
        01/10/08


        Daniel Day-Lewis mesmerizes as the greasy oilman, Daniel Plainview. Aided by the guiding hands of auteur, Paul Thomas Anderson, Day-Lewis gave the best performance of the year.

        Anderson, known for untidy but contemplative endings, met his match with the searing source m

      • NEW FILM FOR AMY RYAN, MY FAVE FROM "GONE BABY GONE"
        01/10/08


        Amy Ryan, the lower-class Boston momma who lost her child in "Gone Baby Gone" and is posed to duke it out with Cate Blanchett from "I'm Not There" for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar has a new film!

        She is going to co-star with Matt Damon and Gr

      • ONLINE FILM CRITICS LOVE...YES..."NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN"
        01/10/08


        The Coen brothers better clear their awards mantel because "No Country for Old Men" is getting more awards by the gazillions everyday!

        The film was the big winner at the 11th annual Online Film Critics Society Awards.

        The Online Film Critics Society,

      • CAN YOU HEAR THAT? AUDIO SOCIETY CHOOSES NOMINEES!!!
        01/10/08


        "300" is one of the films nominated by the Cinema Audio Society.

        The CAS awards go to production mixers and re-recording mixers for programs and films released or aired during the previous calendar year.

        The CAS Awards will be presented Feb. 16 in th

      • ANOTHER WIN FOR "NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN"
        01/10/08


        This time, it's the Scripter Award from USC!

        What's a Scripter Award you might ask? It recognizes the year's best cinematic translation from page to screen!

        Author Cormac McCarthy will join writers-directors Joel and Ethan Coen for this honor!
      • KIDMAN QUITS "THE READER," WHO'S REPLACING HER?
        01/09/08
        As I've reported earlier, Nicole Kidman bowed out of "The Reader" due to pregnancy. She and hubby, Keith Urban, are expecting their baby.

        Kidman would have reteamed with her "The Hours" director, Stephen Daldry.

        But now, another beloved actress, the fi

      • SCARLETT JOHANSSON, QUEEN OF SCOTS!
        01/09/08


        Miss Scarlett is set to star in "Mary Queen of Scots" with Phillip Noyce set to direct.

        The production is to begin filming in April.

        As you may know, Mary is the nemesis of Queen Elizabeth, lots of drama between those two, which eventually ended with Eliza

      • THE DIRECTORS GUILD ANNOUNCED THEIR NOMINEES!!!!
        01/08/08


        Here it is folks, the DGA announced their nominees! And, it's kind of heart-warming to know, there are no nominees from a Hollywood blockbuster film! It's a diverse selection indeed (all the nominees are included in my Top 10 favorite films !)

        The DGA honored

      • THE HYPE SURROUNDING "CLOVERFIELD"
        01/08/08


        The marketing folks at Paramount Pictures are taking "how-to-market-a-film" lessons from "The Blair Witch Project" team. Hype the heck out of the movie, then keep your fingers crossed that the product is good, at least, for repeat business.

        Last summe

      • "THE GREAT DEBATERS" SWEEPS FILM NOMINATIONS FOR THE NAACP!!!
        01/08/08


        "The Great Debaters" received the most nominations, 8 total, including best feature film for the 39th NAACP Image Awards, which honor diversity in film, television, music and literature.

        The awards-body also gave love to "Talk to Her," "American

      • NICOLE KIDMAN SAYS BUH-BYE TO "THE READER"
        01/08/08


        Miss Nicole Kidman quits "The Reader," a film to be directed by Stephen Daldry and co-starring Ralph Fiennes.

        Her reason?

        Pregnancy! Miss Nicole has been busy with husband, Keith Urban.

        At least she hasn't shot any scenes yet.

      • NEW FILM FOR "JUNO" WRITER -- AND IT'S CREEPY!!!!
        01/08/08


        Miss Diablo Cody (left) is teaming up with "Transformers'" hottie, Megan Fox (right) for Cody's new slasher flick she wrote called, "Jennifer's Body."

        The film is going to be financed by Fox Atomic, and Karyn Kusama is set to direct this quir

      • THE CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS WINNERS!!!
        01/08/08


        This is it folks, the reason for my non-stop watching of awards-worthy films -- the 13th Annual Critics' Choice Awards.

        I voted for the nominees, and I voted for the winners, and I'd say, the final tally reflected about 95% of my votes, so woooo hoooo!

        No

      • BREAKING NEWS -- GOLDEN GLOBES CANCELLED!
        01/07/08
        It's official, the Golden Globes telecast is cancelled! BUT the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is saying Sunday's traditional Golden Globe Awards ceremony will be replaced with a news conference format.

      • THE CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS WILL GO ON -- NO PICKET SIGNS IN SIGHT!!!
        01/07/08


        Alright y'all, get your TIVO ready, the Critics' Choice Awards will go as planned!

        As you may know, I'm a proud member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the mother hen of the Critics' Choice Awards.

        So take this down:

        VH

      • NICOLAS CAGE VS. PREGNANT TEENAGER -- TOP BOX-OFFICE FILMS!!!
        01/07/08


        Nicolas Cage finds another box-office loot as "National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets" gained $20.2 million, making it the number one film for the third straight weekend.

        Meanwhile, a small "boutique" film, "Juno," managed to nab $16.2 million makin

      • NATIONAL SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS CHOOSE "BLOOD"
        01/06/08


        The National Society of Film Critics crowned "There Will Be Blood" the Best Picture of the Year for 2007. They really love this film based on Upton Sinclair's "Oil."

        You wanna see how they voted?

        Here's the list:

        Best

      • WATCH MY TAKE ON THE 2008 PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL!!!
        01/05/08


        From Palm Springs, to yours, HAVE A WONDERFUL 2008 PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL!!!

      • I VOTED FOR THE CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS!!!
        01/05/08


        I voted I voted! I'm a member of the BFCA (Broadcast Film Critics Association) and our deadline is midnight (Saturday), so I voted, and proud of my choices, mind you!

        Now, I won't divulge my votes, you just have to wait until the Critics Choice Awards !
      • MY AWARD SCREENERS! MY TREASURE TROVE! MY PRECIOUSSSSSSSSSS!
        01/05/08


        Alright y'all, this is why I chose to be a struggling film critic. I love being showered with screeners, and watching them all in the comforts of my own abode!

        Now, I didn't take this picture to make you jealous, but to let you know, I really value my stash, an

      • OH NO! NO ACTORS FOR THE GOLDEN GLOBES!!!
        01/05/08


        According to Screen Actors Guild president Alan Rosenberg, not one of the more than 70 actors nominated for a Golden Globe will attend the January 13th ceremonies!

        Why? Because of the WGA's plans to picket the event!

        And the stars are not going to cross t

      • HELLO "EVAN" -- GOODBYE SPIDEY! THE OSCAR VISUAL EFFECTS LIST!!!
        01/05/08


        The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 7 films remain in their shortlist for Achievement in Visual Effects for the 80th Academy Awards!

        So, hello "Evan Almighty" adios "Spider-Man 3." Aloha "300", good riddance "

      • THE BRITISH ACADEMY FILM AWARDS RELEASE THEIR LONGLIST!!! SEE THE NOMINEES!!!
        01/05/08


        "Atonement" is the clear leader receiving 17 entries for the British Academy Film Awards.

        "No Country for Old Men," "There Will Be Blood," "American Gangster," and "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" each received 13 nods a piece.

      • WHO IS THE LATEST STAR TO CLIMB ABOARD THE STARSHIP ENTERPRISE? YOU WILL BE SURPRISED!!!
        01/05/08


        Okay y'all, first, I was excited about the new "Star Trek" film from director J.J. Abrams (the fanboy buzz around "Cloverfield" is deafening as well).

        I liked this casting choice .

        Heck, I'd even live with this one .

        B

      • CHRISTINA AGUILERA AND KATIE HOLMES TO WALK ACROSS "HUMBOLDT PARK"
        01/05/08


        According to Teen Hollywood, Christina Aguilera and Katie Holmes have signed to star together in a new movie.

        The pair will team up in family drama "Humboldt Park," which will begin shooting in February - just weeks after Aguilera is due to give birth to her fi

      • WHO WILL PLAY LEGENDARY DESIGNER HALSTON IN A PLANNED FILM?
        01/05/08


        He was the man behind Liza Minnelli's sequined look, and he led a glamorous Studio 54 lifestyle. Now, uber-producer Harvey Weinstein is thinking of relaunching the cult '70s designer and fashion icon!

        WHO IS RUMORED TO PLAY THE PART?

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      • A MOVIE ABOUT SLAIN PAKISTANI LEADER BENAZIR BHUTTO?
        01/05/08


        Here comes the inevitable. According to the Hollywood Reporter, a film is being planned on the life of slain Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto.

        Karachi-based Skies Unlimited Films told Pakistani-English newspaper the Daily Times that the film on Bhutto will be made in coll

      • MY FAVORITE FILMS AT THE 19TH ANNUAL PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL!!!
        01/03/08
        The valley comes alive with the rich sights and sounds of the 19th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival. From trailblazing American films to great foreign language cinema, this is one of most exciting years of the festival.

        There are many wonderful movies to choose from, but I

      • THE PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL LIGHTS UP COACHELLA VALLEY!!!
        01/03/08


        Alright y'all, I'm a proud Palm Springs resident! Palm Springs, of course, is the little sister of Hollywood! And right now, the small community is buzzing for the 19th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival!

        Honestly? I'm very happy with their

      • MEANWHILE -- INDIE BOX OFFICE IS DOWN! PLEASE SUPPORT OUR INDIE FAVORITES!!!
        01/03/08


        Box office receipts for indie films were down 4%! Even though the top 15 indie distributors posted a combined box office total of $1.03 billion, down slightly from the 1.04 billion in 2006.

        Oh there are still clear indie box-office winners. Among them, "No Country

      • WE'RE LIVING IN A MATERIAL WORLD -- RECORD BOX-OFFICE FOR MAJOR STUDIOS!!!
        01/03/08


        It was a good year for major Hollywood studios. Many cash cows emerged such as "Spider-Man 3," "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End," and "Shrek 3." The three-quels pretty much saved the year!

        The combined 2007 domestic box-office c

      • OKLAHOMA FILM CRITICS ARE SAYING "NORBIT" IS...
        01/02/08


        The "Obiously Worst Film" of the year!

        I do agree with them on this, and that movie is probably the reason why Eddie Murphy did not win the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for "Dreamgirls."

        But, "No Country for Old Men," once again, t

      • SACHA BARON COHEN TO STAR IN A POSSIBLE SPIELBERG FILM!!!
        01/02/08


        Mister Steven Speilberg has been busy developing the film "The Trial of the Chicago Seven" for DreamWorks. The movie is about anti-Vietnam War activists arrested at the 1968 Democratic Convention.

        The BIG questions -- will this be Spielberg's next film,

      • JOSH BROLIN HAD A WONDERFUL 2007!!!
        01/02/08


        Josh Brolin aka Brandon Walsh in "The Goonies" and son of James Brolin and precious stepson of Barbra Streisand, can finally claim his own Hollywood stake!

        When I sat down with him to talk about his role in "No Country for Old Men" (just in case you

      • MEET DIABLO CODY -- THE BRILLIANT "JUNO" SCREENWRITER
        01/01/08


        She's fun, she's crazy, and she's brilliant!

        Diablo Cody's real name is Brook Busey-Hunt, born in Chicago, Illinois. She's a Los Angeles-based writer and blogger, whose first foray into pop culture is her yearlong stripping gigs in Minneapolis, w

      • REMEMBERING GREAT HOLLYWOOD ARTISTS WHO PASSED AWAY IN 2007
        01/01/08


        Many trailblazers are not with us any longer.

        They defied gravity as artists, and now, as their curtains closed, let us remember their various legacies in different media -- film, radio, tv.

        Robert Adler, 93, won an Emmy, along with fellow engineer Eugene Polley,

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