Critics' Choice Movie Awards! I'll Be Blogging Live From Hollywood Friday Night! Come Back Soon Y'hear? 


In just a few hours, one of the most exciting awards shows will hit the airwaves! I'm, of course, talking about the 16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards from the Broadcast Film Critics Association (of which I'm a proud voting member!).

So, since I voted like a good boy, I get to go to the awards show at the Hollywood Palladium. AND I'LL BE BLOGGING LIVE! I'll talk about everything that you can't see on TV!

Speaking of, don't forget to watch the Critics' Choice Movie Awards on VH1 at 9/8 central. Promise?

It's the BEST Oscar barometer compared to the Golden Globes!

And when you watch tomorrow night, you'll see some of film and television's biggest stars!

So don't forget, watch the awards show, then come back here or visit my Facebook page right here.

SEE YOU TOMORROW! Now here's the rest of the press release:

This year’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards will feature an array of presenters including Hank Azaria, Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Jesse Eisenberg, Jon Hamm, Ed Helms, Rob Huebel, the Kardashians (Khloe, Kim & Kourtney), Jimmy Kimmel, Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Lawrence, Julianne Moore, Joan Rivers, Tim Roth, Paul Scheer, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sarah Silverman, Kevin Spacey, Emma Stone and Sofia Vergara.

Maroon 5 will also be on hand as this year’s house band performing during the show as well as the live pre-show. The 16th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards will air live on VH1 on Friday, January 14, 2011 at 9:00 PM ET/PT from the Hollywood Palladium.

As previously announced, renowned actor and philanthropist Matt Damon will be honored with the fourth annual Joel Siegel Award which will be presented by Emily Blunt and Jimmy Kimmel. Given annually, this special award pays homage to beloved Good Morning America film critic and BFCA member Joel Siegel, who lost his long struggle with cancer in June, 2007.The 16th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards will also include the inaugural Critics’ Choice Music+Film Award honoring Quentin Tarantino and presented by Tim Roth.


Visit the Critics' Choice Awards VH1 site for more information by clicking right here.

AGAIN, SEE YOU TOMORROW NIGHT!

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"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
STARRING:
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):

DORIAN AWARDS FOR 2010

FILM OF THE YEAR


Black Swan

I Am Love

The Kids Are All Right

The Social Network

Toy Story 3

FILM PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

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

DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR (Film, DVD or TV)

Catfish

Client 9: the Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer

Exit Through the Gift Shop

Inside Job

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

Restrepo

Waking Sleeping Beauty

Waiting for Superman

LGBT-THEMED FILM OF THE YEAR

A Marine Story

Howl

I Love You Phillip Morris

La Mission

The Kids Are All Right

Undertow

LGBT-THEMED DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR

8: The Mormon Proposition

Prodigal Sons

Stonewall Uprising

Strange Powers: Stephen Merritt and the Magnetic Fields

Leslie Jordan: My Trip Down the Pink Carpet

CAMPY — INTENTIONAL OR NOT — FILM OF THE YEAR

Burlesque

Charlie St. Cloud

I'm Still Here

Piranha 3-D

Sex and the City 2

TV DRAMA OF THE YEAR

Boardwalk Empire

Damages

Dexter

Mad Men

The Good Wife

The Walking Dead

True Blood

TV MUSICAL OR COMEDY OF THE YEAR

Glee

Modern Family

Nurse Jackie

The Big Bang Theory

30 Rock

TV DRAMA PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

Claire Danes — Temple Grandin

Michael C. Hall — Dexter

Juliana Margulies — The Good Wife

Elisabeth Moss — Mad Men

Edgar Ramirez — Carlos

TV COMEDY PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

Louis C.K. — Louis

Chris Colfer — Glee

Laura Linney — The Big C

Jane Lynch — Glee

Jim Parsons — The Big Bang Theory

LGBT-THEMED TV SHOW OF THE YEAR

Glee

Modern Family

Nip/Tuck

RuPaul's Drag Race

Ugly Betty

CAMPY — INTENTIONAL OR NOT — TV SHOW OF THE YEAR

Hot in Cleveland

Sarah Palin's Alaska

The A List

The Colbert Report

The Real Housewives franchise

THE WE’RE WILDE ABOUT YOU RISING STAR AWARD

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

UNSUNG FILM OF THE YEAR

Easy A

Mother and Child

Please Give

Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World

The Dissappearance of Alice Creed

UNSUNG TV SHOW OF THE YEAR

Archer

Bored to Death

Hung

Lone Star

Louie

Ugly Betty

WILDE WIT OF THE YEAR

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

TIMELESS AWARD

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

To be announced.


ABOUT GALECA and the DORIAN AWARDS

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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