"The Green Hornet" Movie Review, and My Thoughts on Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere" 

Here are my reviews of "The Green Hornet" starring Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz, and Christoph Waltz, and Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere" which is getting a wider release this weekend.

(For my fun one-on-one interviews with "Somewhere's" Sofia Coppola, Stephen Dorff, and Elle Fanning, click here)

Here's more info on "The Green Hornet"

GENRES: Action/Adventure, Crime/Gangster and Adaptation
IN THEATERS: January 14th, 2011
MPAA: PG-13 for sequences of violent action, language, sensuality and drug content.

Rich playboy Britt Reid joins forces with the talented Kato to fight crime as masked heroes.

Cast & Crew
Seth Rogen ........................................................................................ Britt Reid/The Green Hornet
Jay Chou ........................................................................................ Kato
Cameron Diaz ........................................................................................ Lenore Case
Christoph Waltz ........................................................................................ Chudnofsky
Edward James Olmos ........................................................................................ Michael Axford
David Harbour ........................................................................................ Scanlon
Tom Wilkinson ........................................................................................ James Reid

DIRECTED BY: Michel Gondry

Here's more info on "Somewhere"

Elle was a delight in real life as much as she was on-screen in “Somewhere!” I predict bigger and better things for this 11-year-old actress!

Here's more info on "Somewhere"

You have probably seen him in the tabloids; actor Johnny Marco is living at the legendary Chateau Marmont hotel in Hollywood. He has a Ferrari to drive around in, and a constant stream of girls and pills to stay in with. Comfortably numbed, Johnny drifts along. Then, his 11-year-old daughter Cleo from his failed marriage arrives unexpectedly at the Chateau. Their encounters encourage Johnny to face up to where he is in life and confront the question that we all must: which path in life will you take?

Logline: When a bad-boy actor, stumbling through a life of excess at Hollywood' Chateau Marmont, is visited by his 11-year old daughter, he must reexamine his life.
Genres: Comedy and Drama
Running Time: 1 hr. 38 min.
Release Date: December 22nd, 2010
MPAA Rating: R for sexual content, nudity and language.
Distributors: Focus Features
Production Co.:
American Zoetrope, Medusa Film
Pathe International
Tohokushinsha Film Corporation
Studios: Focus Features
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
Produced in: United States

Cast and Credits

Starring: Stephen Dorff, Elle Fanning, Chris Pontius, Michelle Monaghan
Directed by: Sofia Coppola
Produced by: Francis Ford Coppola, Fred Roos, Paul Rassam

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Jesse Eisenberg Talks About "Social Network" Director David Fincher's Style! It Truly Makes Sense! 

Jesse Eisenberg who memorably portrayed Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in "The Social Network" talked to us during the film's DVD release. It's been months since the David Fincher flick opened, so Eisenberg discussed the blessing of making a movie about the formation of Facebook.

In this interview, we talked about:

*** What interested him in making "The Social Network"
*** Antagonists and protagonists of the film
*** What David Fincher told his actors to do to make the film believable and real?
*** He's got a new haircut!
*** Working with the great ensemble
*** Winning at Palm Springs International Film Festival
*** Was he surprised with all the love surrounding "The Social Network" from all the award-giving bodies?
*** Does he have a Facebook account?

Check out my interview with Armie Hammer for "Social Network" right here, and the real Winklevoss (or is it Winklevi?) twins speak about the film right here.

Here's more info on the film from Yahoo:

On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history, but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.

Also Known As: Untitled Columbia Pictures/Aaron Sorkin Facebook Project
Production Status: In Production/Awaiting Release
Logline: You don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies.
Genres: Drama and Biopic
Running Time: 2 hr.
Release Date: October 1st 2010 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, drug and alcohol use and language.
Production Co.: Scott Rudin Productions, Michael De Luca Productions, Trigger Street Productions
Studios: Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group
Filming Locations: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Produced in: United States

Cast and Credits
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Andrew Garfield, Joseph Mazzello, Armie Hammer
Directed by: David Fincher
Produced by: Kevin Spacey, Scott Rudin, Michael de Luca

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From Sex to Acting to NC-17 Rating, "Blue Valentine" Director, Derek Cianfrance, Explains the Film! 

Passionate and intense, words to describe Derek Cianfrance. Same words I would use to define "Blue Valentine," the fantastic new movie starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams about the degradation of love.

This movie will pierce your heart.

I love talking to directors of films, they're the authors of their projects, and Cianfrance gave a deeply insightful look into the world of romance, love, and acting!

Oh yeah, he mentioned that controversial NC-17 rating the film initially received from the MPAA.

In this interview, we talked about:

*** His interest in making "Blue Valentine"
*** Why he chose Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams to star in the film
*** The controversial NC-17 rating that the film initially received. How did he fight it?

Here's more info on "Blue Valentine" from Yahoo:

The story of love found and love lost told in past and present moments in time. Flooded with romantic memories of their courtship, Dean and Cindy use one night to try and save their failing marriage.

Genres: Drama and Romance
Running Time: 1 hr. 54 min.
Release Date: December 29th, 2010 (limited)
MPAA Rating: R for strong graphic sexual content, language, and a beating.
Distributors: The Weinstein Company

Cast and Credits
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, John Doman, Mike Vogel, Maryann Plunkett
Directed by: Derek Cianfrance
Produced by: Jack Lechner, Jon Kamen, Scott Osman

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"Kids Are All Right," "Black Swan" Lead Film Category Nominations for Dorian Awards! 

The Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, also known as GALECA (for which I'm a proud member yay!), has announced its nominations for the 2nd Annual Dorian Awards, honoring 2010's best and brightest in films, TV, and performances.

"The Kids Are All Right" and "Black Swan" dominated the film category nominations with three nods each. Lisa Cholodenko's "The Kids Are All Right" received Film of the Year, Film Performance of the Year for Annette Bening, and LGBT-Themed Film of the Year.

Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan" received nods for Film of the Year, Film Performance of the Year for Natalie Portman, and co-star Mila Kunis picked up a nomination for We're Wilde About You Rising Star Award.

I will not tell you how I voted but winners will be announced January 18!

Here's the complete list of nominees (Check our Awards Avenue for complete winners/nominees for all award-giving bodies):



Black Swan

I Am Love

The Kids Are All Right

The Social Network

Toy Story 3


Christian Bale — The Fighter

Annette Bening — The Kids Are All Right

Colin Firth — The King's Speech

James Franco — 127 Hours and Howl

Lesley Manville — Another Year

Natalie Portman — Black Swan



Client 9: the Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer

Exit Through the Gift Shop

Inside Job

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work


Waking Sleeping Beauty

Waiting for Superman


A Marine Story


I Love You Phillip Morris

La Mission

The Kids Are All Right



8: The Mormon Proposition

Prodigal Sons

Stonewall Uprising

Strange Powers: Stephen Merritt and the Magnetic Fields

Leslie Jordan: My Trip Down the Pink Carpet



Charlie St. Cloud

I'm Still Here

Piranha 3-D

Sex and the City 2


Boardwalk Empire



Mad Men

The Good Wife

The Walking Dead

True Blood



Modern Family

Nurse Jackie

The Big Bang Theory

30 Rock


Claire Danes — Temple Grandin

Michael C. Hall — Dexter

Juliana Margulies — The Good Wife

Elisabeth Moss — Mad Men

Edgar Ramirez — Carlos


Louis C.K. — Louis

Chris Colfer — Glee

Laura Linney — The Big C

Jane Lynch — Glee

Jim Parsons — The Big Bang Theory



Modern Family


RuPaul's Drag Race

Ugly Betty


Hot in Cleveland

Sarah Palin's Alaska

The A List

The Colbert Report

The Real Housewives franchise


Darren Criss — Glee

Andrew Garfield — The Social Network and Never Let Me Go

Mila Kunis — Black Swan

Chloe Grace Moretz — Kick Ass, etc.

Sarah Steele — Please Give


Easy A

Mother and Child

Please Give

Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World

The Dissappearance of Alice Creed



Bored to Death


Lone Star


Ugly Betty


Stephen Colbert and the writers of The Colbert Report

Tina Fey and the writers of 30 Rock

Rachel Maddow

Joel McHale

Aaron Sorkin

Jon Stewart and the writers of The Daily Show


Given to a living actor or performer with an exemplary career of marked by smarts, character and wit.

To be announced.


The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) is comprised of critics and entertainment journalists from print, online and broadcast across the U.S. Members contribute to such outlets as Us Weekly, TV Guide, Movies.Com, Variety, The Advocate, E! Online, Screen International and ABC and NBC TV affiliates. The group's collective experience continues to offer society a unique and cherished perspective on popular culture.

GALECA members nominate movies, TV programs and performances from a variety of categories, not just LGBT-centric.

As GALECA and the Dorian Awards grow, its unified members hope to help advance a stronger and healthy gay community by supporting programs for at-risk youth, HIV prevention, recovery and equal rights. For more information, see us on Facebook.

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Tyler Perry is King of NAACP Image Awards Nominations with 19 Nods! 

Tyler Perry dominated the NAACP 42nd Image Awards nominations. The renaissance man received nods from his movies and TV projects. Divided into three categories (television, recording, motion picture), the 42nd Image Awards will be held on March 4th.

Here's the complete list of nominees (Check our Awards Avenue for complete winners/nominees for all award-giving bodies):


Comedy Series
"30 Rock" (NBC)
"Are We There Yet?" (TBS)
"Glee" (FOX)
"Modern Family" (ABC)
"Tyler Perry's House of Payne" (TBS)

Actor in a Comedy Series
David Mann - "Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns" (TBS)
Dulé Hill - "Psych" (USA)
LaVan Davis - "Tyler Perry's House of Payne" (TBS)
Phil Morris - "Love That Girl!" (TV One)
Terry Crews - "Are We There Yet?" (TBS)

Actress in a Comedy Series
Cassi Davis - "Tyler Perry's House of Payne" (TBS)
Essence Atkins - "Are We There Yet?" (TBS)
Salli Richardson-Whitfield - "Eureka" (Syfy)
Tatyana Ali - "Love That Girl!" (TV One)
Vanessa Williams - "Desperate Housewives" (ABC)

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Craig Robinson - "The Office" (NBC)
Ice Cube - "Are We There Yet?" (TBS)
Lamman Rucker - "Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns" (TBS)
Lance Gross - "Tyler Perry's House of Payne" (TBS)
Tracy Morgan - "30 Rock" (NBC)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Amber Riley - "Glee" (FOX)
Anna Deavere Smith - "Nurse Jackie" (Showtime)
Keshia Knight Pulliam - "Tyler Perry's House of Payne" (TBS)
Sofia Vergara - "Modern Family" (ABC)
Viola Davis - "United States of Tara" (Showtime)

Drama Series
"Detroit 1-8-7" (ABC)
"Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)
"HawthoRNe" (TNT)
"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC)
"Treme" (HBO)

Actor in a Drama Series
Anthony Anderson - "Law & Order" (NBC)
Blair Underwood - "The Event" (NBC)
Hill Harper - "CSI: NY" (CBS)
Laurence Fishburne - "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS)
LL Cool J - "NCIS: Los Angeles " (CBS)

Actress in a Drama Series
Chandra Wilson - "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)
Gugu Mbatha-Raw - "Undercovers" (NBC)
Jada Pinkett Smith - "HawthoRNe" (TNT)
Regina King - "Southland" (TNT)
Wendy Davis - "Army Wives" (Lifetime)

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Andre Braugher - "Men of a Certain Age" (TNT)
Giancarlo Esposito - "Breaking Bad" (AMC)
James Pickens, Jr. - "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)
Nelsan Ellis - "True Blood" (HBO)
Terrence Howard - "Law & Order: Los Angeles" (NBC)

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Alfre Woodard - "Memphis Beat" (TNT)
Sandra Oh - "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)
Sara Ramirez - "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)
S. Epatha Merkerson - "Law & Order" (NBC)
Vanessa Bell Calloway - "HawthoRNe" (TNT)

Television Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special
"America: The Story of Us (Part 4)" (History)
"Filling the Gap" (PBS)
"Luther" (BBC America)
"Sins of the Mother" (Lifetime Movie Network)
"The Wronged Man" (Lifetime Movie Network)

Actor in a Television Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special
Benito Martinez - "Lies in Plain Sight" (Lifetime Movie Network)
Idris Elba - "Luther" (BBC America)
Jon Seda - "The Pacific" (HBO)
Mahershalalhashbaz Ali - "The Wronged Man" (Lifetime Movie Network)
Michael Jai White - "One Angry Juror" (Lifetime Movie Network)

Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Jill Scott - "Sins of the Mother" (Lifetime Movie Network)
Lucy Liu - "Marry Me" (Lifetime Movie Network)
Rosie Perez - "Lies in Plain Sight" (Lifetime Movie Network)
Tamera Mowry - "Double Wedding" (Lifetime Movie Network)
Tia Mowry - "Double Wedding" (Lifetime Movie Network)

Actor in a Daytime Drama Series
Aaron D. Spears - "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS)
Cornelius Smith, Jr. - "All My Children" (ABC)
Darnell Williams - "All My Children" (ABC)
Rodney Saulsberry - "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS)

Actress in a Daytime Drama Series
Debbi Morgan - "All My Children" (ABC)
Julia Pace Mitchell - "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)
Tatyana Ali - "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)
Tonya Lee Williams - "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)
Yvette Freeman - "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS)

News/Information (Series or Special)
"A Conversation with President Obama" (BET, CMT, MTV)
"Anderson Cooper 360" (CNN)
"The Judge Mathis Show" (Syndicated)
"Unsung" (TV One)
"Washington Watch with Roland Martin" (TV One)

Talk (Series)
"Conversations with Ed Gordon" (BET Networks)
"Larry King Live" (CNN)
"The Mo'Nique Show" (BET Networks)
"The View" (ABC)
"TV One on One with Cathy Hughes" (TV One)

Reality Series
"American Idol" (FOX)
"America's Next Top Model" (The CW)
"Dancing with the Stars" (ABC)
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (ABC)
"Sunday Best" (BET Networks)

Variety (Series or Special)
"2010 BET Honors" (BET Networks)
"Beyoncé: I AM...WORLD TOUR" (ABC)
"Black Girls Rock!" (BET Networks)
"TV One Night Only: Live from the Essence Music Festival" (TV One)
"UNCF An Evening of Stars Tribute to Lionel Richie" (Syndicated)

Children's Program
"Brave New Voices 2010" (HBO)
"Dora the Explorer" (Nickelodeon)
"The Backyardigans" (Nickelodeon)
"True Jackson, VP" (Nickelodeon)
"Wizards of Waverly Place" (Disney Channel)

Performance in a Youth/ Children's Program (Series or Special)
Keke Palmer - "True Jackson, VP" (Nickelodeon)
Lance Robertson - "Yo Gabba Gabba: Baby" (Nickelodeon)
Nick Cannon - "TeenNick Halo Awards 2010" (TeenNick)
Selena Gomez - "Wizards of Waverly Place" (Disney Channel)
Victoria Justice - "Victorious" (Nickelodeon)


New Artist
B.o.B (Rebel Rock/Grand Hustle/Atlantic)
Bruno Mars (Elektra Records)
Jason Derulo (Warner Bros. Records)
Nicki Minaj (Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown)
Willow (Roc Nation/Columbia Records)

Male Artist
Cee Lo Green (Elektra Records)
Jay-Z (Roc Nation/Def Jam)
Kanye West (Island Def Jam Music Group)
Ne-Yo (Island Def Jam Music Group)
Usher (Laface/Jive Records)

Female Artist

Chrisette Michele (Island Def Jam Music Group)
Corinne Bailey Rae (Capitol Records)
Mary J. Blige (Geffen Records/Matriarch)
Rihanna (Island Def Jam Music Group)
Sade (Epic Records)

Duo, Group or Collaboration
Diddy-Dirty Money (Bad Boy/Interscope) Eminem & Rihanna (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) Herbie Hancock (feat. India.Arie, Chaka Khan and others) (Hancock Music)
John Legend and The Roots (Columbia Records)
The Black Eyed Peas (Interscope)

Jazz Album
"Dee Dee Bridgewater Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee" - Dee Dee Bridgewater (EmArcy, Decca Label Group, DDB Records)
"From Billie Holiday to Edith Piaf - Live in Marciac" -The Wynton Marsalis Quintet & Richard Galliano (The Orchard)
"Geri Allen & Timeline Live" - Geri Allen & Timeline Live (Motema Music)
"The Imagine Project" - Herbie Hancock (Hancock Music)
"VOCAbuLarieS" - Bobby McFerrin (Universal Music Group/Decca/Emarcy)

Gospel Album -(Traditional or Contemporary)
"Gospel According to Jazz, Chapter III" - Kirk Whalum (Rendezvous Music/Mack Avenue Records)
"Here I Am" - Marvin Sapp (Verity Gospel Music Group)
"Just Love Deluxe" - Brian Courtney Wilson (Music World Gospel)
"Master Plan" -Tamela Mann (TillyMann)
"You Are Not Alone" - Mavis Staples (ANTI Records)

World Music Album
"Hymns for the Rebel Soul" - Rocky Dawuni (Aquarian Records)
"Oyo" - Angelique Kidjo (Razor & Tie)
"The Imagine Project" - Herbie Hancock (Hancock Music)
"The Sound of Sunshine" - Michael Franti (EMI Music)
"VOCAbuLarieS" - Bobby McFerrin (Universal Music Group/Decca/Emarcy)

Music Video
"Fistful of Tears" - Maxwell (Columbia Records)
"Soldier of Love" - Sade (Epic Records)
"Un-thinkable (I'm Ready)" - Alicia Keys (J Records)
"Whip My Hair" – Willow Smith (Roc Nation/Columbia Records)
"Why Don't You Love Me" - Beyoncé Knowles (Columbia Records)

"Bittersweet" - Fantasia (J Records)
"Fistful of Tears" - Maxwell (Columbia Records)
"Forget You" - Cee-Lo Green (Elektra Records)
"Soldier of Love" - Sade (Epic Records)
"Un-thinkable (I'm Ready)" - Alicia Keys (J Records)

"My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" - Kanye West (Island Def Jam Music Group)
"Now and Then" - Smokey Robinson (Saguaro Road/Cracker Barrel/Robso Records) "Raymond vs. Raymond" - Usher (Laface/Jive Records)
"Soldier of Love" - Sade (Epic Records)
"Wake Up!" - John Legend and The Roots (Columbia Records)


Best Motion Picture
"For Colored Girls" (Lionsgate/34th Street Films)
"Just Wright" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
"The Book of Eli" (Warner Bros. Pictures)
"The Kids Are All Right" (Focus Features)
"Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?" (Lionsgate)

Actor in a Motion Picture
Anthony Mackie - "Night Catches Us" (Magnolia Pictures)
Common - "Just Wright" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Denzel Washington - "The Book of Eli" (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Jaden Smith - "The Karate Kid" (Columbia Pictures)
Morgan Freeman - "Red" (Summit Entertainment)

Actress in a Motion Picture
Halle Berry - "Frankie & Alice" (Freestyle Releasing)
Janet Jackson - "Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?" (Lionsgate)
Kerry Washington - "Night Catches Us" (Magnolia Pictures)
Queen Latifah - "Just Wright" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Zo' Saldana - "The Losers" (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Don Cheadle - "Brooklyn's Finest" (Overture Films)
Idris Elba - "Takers" (Screen Gems)
Justin Timberlake - "The Social Network" (Columbia Pictures)
Michael Ealy - "For Colored Girls" (Lionsgate/34th Street Films)
Samuel L. Jackson - "Mother and Child" (Sony Pictures Classics)

Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Anika Noni Rose - "For Colored Girls" (Lionsgate/34th Street Films)
Kimberly Elise - "For Colored Girls" (Lionsgate/34th Street Films)
Phylicia Rashad - "For Colored Girls" (Lionsgate/34th Street Films)
Jill Scott - "Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?" (Lionsgate)
Whoopi Goldberg - "For Colored Girls" (Lionsgate/34th Street Films)

Independent Motion Picture
"Conviction" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
"Frankie & Alice" (Freestyle Releasing)
"La Mission" (Screen Media Ventures)
"Mother and Child" (Sony Pictures Classics)
"Night Catches Us" (Magnolia Pictures)

Foreign Motion Picture
"A Barefoot Dream" (Showbox/Mediaplex)
"Biutiful" (Roadside Attractions)
"Four Lions" (Drafthouse Films)
"Mother" (Magnolia Pictures)
"Outside the Law" (Tessalit Productions)

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