Kathryn Bigelow Wins Directors Guild of America (DGA) Award! 


"The Hurt Locker's" Kathryn Bigelow has become the first woman to win the Directors Guild of America award, and mark my words, she will also be the first woman to win a Best Director Oscar award!

Bigelow's triumphant win was announced at the DGA awards ceremonies at the Century Plaza. She defeated her ex-husband, James Cameron, for "Avatar," Lee Daniels ("Precious"), Jason Reitman ("Up in the Air"), and Quentin Tarantino for "Inglourious Basterds."

Other DGA Award winners were:

Leslie Linka Glatter -- Drama Series Award for the "Guy Walks into any Advertising Agency" for AMC's "Mad Men"

Jason Winer -- Comedy Series Award for the pilot of ABC's "Modern Family"

Ross Katz -- TV-miniseries Award for HBO's "Taking Chance"

Louis Psihoyos -- Documentary Award for "The Cove" (this will win Best Documentary Oscar!)

Don Mischer -- Musical-Variety Award for HBO's "We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial"

Craig Borders -- Reality TV Award for Discovery Science's "Build It Bigger Season 3: Hong Kong Bridge"

Allison Liddi-Brown -- Children's Program Trophy for Disney Channel's "Princess Protection Program"

Christopher Goutman -- Daytime Serial Award for the cancelled CBS soap "As the World Turns"

Tom Kuntz -- Commercial Award

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Watch My "When in Rome" Movie Review -- It's Quite Magical! 


Well, my picture with my faux special effects is quite magical. The film, on the other hand, is missing in the magic department, but the lead actors saved the movie for me.

Read my full movie review of "When in Rome" right here, and watch my critique below, and have fun! :happy

Oh yeah, check out my interviews with Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel, Jon Heder, Will Arnett, and Dax Shepard.



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Focus Features Closes Biggest Deal at Sundance Film Festival 


Focus Features has announced it has acquired rights to Lisa Cholodenko’s "The Kids Are All Right." The studio paid $4.8 million to distribute the movie. The premise is quite comedic yet touching, and very, very promising.

In the press release, Focus revealed:

In the movie, two teenaged children conceived by artificial insemination get the notion to seek out their birth father and introduce him into the family life that their two mothers have built for them. Once the donor is found, the household will never be the same, as family ties are defined, re-defined, and then re-re-defined. Ms. Cholodenko directed the feature from an original screenplay that she wrote with Stuart Blumberg.

The Kids Are All Right stars three-time Academy Award nominee Annette Bening and four-time Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore as the parents; Mia Wasikowska (of this winter’s Alice in Wonderland) and Josh Hutcherson (Journey to the Center of the Earth) as their children; and Mark Ruffalo (this winter’s Shutter Island) as the donor. The film was produced by Gilbert Films’ Gary Gilbert and Jordan Horowitz, Antidote Films’ Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, Mandalay Vision’s Celine Rattray, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, and UGC PH’s Philippe Hellmann.


The studio's CEO, James Schamus, says, “Lisa has made an extraordinary gem of a film that combines comedic surprise with poignant emotional truth. Not only is The Kids Are All Right infectiously funny and touching, but it’s also entirely accessible. We’re confident that audiences everywhere will fall in love with this family, as brilliantly brought to life by a remarkable cast of actors.”

I can't wait to see this film! Go Focus Go!

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Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel Interview for "When in Rome" 


I enjoyed talking to Kristen Bell and Josh Duhamel! They're fun, sweet, and down-to-earth, and honestly? They have great chemistry in person as well!

In the interview, we talked about:

*** Their involvement with the film

*** Duhamel's stunts

*** In the original script, there was a heterosexual girl who falls in love with Bell's character, Beth

*** Bell's work on the upcoming musical Burlesque and why she's misquoted as saying she may become a lesbian after working on the movie



Here's more info on the cast and credits for "When in Rome":

Cast and Credits

Starring: Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel, Anjelica Huston, Danny DeVito, Will Arnett
Directed by: Mark Steven Johnson
Produced by: Steven Roffer, Ezra Swerdlow, Andrew Panay

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Will Arnett Interview for "When in Rome" 


Will Arnett stars as Antonio, the mysterious painter, in the upcoming romantic comedy "When in Rome."

In this interview, we talked about:

*** His involvement with the movie

*** He gave me Italian culture lessons, from driving to eating

*** Arrested Development Italian-style

*** He gave me a little tease about Arrested Development the movie!



Here's more info on cast and credits of "When in Rome":

Cast and Credits

Starring: Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel, Anjelica Huston, Danny DeVito, Will Arnett
Directed by: Mark Steven Johnson
Produced by: Steven Roffer, Ezra Swerdlow, Andrew Panay

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