Oscars to Feature Tribute to Movie Musicals of the Last Decade -- Celebrates "Les Miserables," "Chicago," "Dreamgirls"  


When you're good to the Academy, the Academy will be good to you!

The Oscars will include a special celebration of movie musicals of the last ten years, the telecast's producers announced today.

"The musical as a motion picture genre has had a remarkable renaissance in the last decade," said producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. "We are excited to showcase three musical films—‘Chicago,’ ‘Dreamgirls’ and ‘Les Misérables’— on our Oscar® show."

Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24 at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

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"Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" Movie Review 


Another year, another attempt to create a revisionist take on a classic Brothers Grimm tale. It did not work for Catherine Hardwicke’s “Red Riding Hood” but will it create magic for Tommy Wirkola’s (“Dead Snow”) “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters?”

The R-rated 3D spectacle stars Jeremy Renner as Hansel and Gemma Arterton as Gretel. And just like the title suggests, they are now grown-up and hunting witches. Their nemesis is Famke Janssen as the Evil Witch Muriel.

So how many kisses does “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” get? Take a look.



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J.J. Abrams Wields Lightsaber, Will Direct "Star Wars 7" for Disney 


From "Star Trek" to "Star Wars!"

Despite telling Empire Magazine last month that he turned down Disney's offer to direct the seventh "Star Wars" flick, J.J. Abrams is back and ready to helm one of the best and most popular franchises in TV history.

According to Variety, Disney is closing the deal with the director/producer.

Wow, Abrams is the ultimate fanboy! He successfully rebooted "Star Trek" for Paramount and the sequel "Into Darkness" is opening this summer. Now, he's about to enter the world of "Star Wars!"

Hope Abrams lives long and prosper for the force is with him.

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My Best Celebrity Interviews, Reviews of 2012! What a Great Year! 


It’s that time again, continuing our yearly tradition of compiling my best of the best interviews and review stand-ups of 2012. From “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2” to “Les Miserables,” I compiled the very best of my reviews, celebrity interviews, and movie specials.

This is a showcase of what I’ve done in 2012 – and with positive energy from the universe, I hope to continue doing what I love in 2013!

So here it is, my 2012 “best of” reel, or as we like to call it, MTMG version 6.0!



Here's a breakdown of what you saw on my reel:

“MAN ON A LEDGE” MOVIE REVIEW
“MADAGASCAR 3’ MOVIE REVIEW
“MAGIC MIKE” MOVIE REVIEW
MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY AND CHANNING TATUM INTERVIEW FOR “MAGIC MIKE”
“MOONRISE KINGDOM” INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR WES ANDERSON
“ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT” MOVIE REVIEW
“THE DARK KNIGHT RISES” MOVIE REVIEW
“STEP UP REVOLUTION” MOVIE REVIEW
“ANNA KARENINA” INTERVIEW WITH MATTHEW MACFADYEN
“LES MISERABLES” INTERVIEW WITH SAMANTHA BARKS
“LES MISERABLES” INTERVIEW WITH ANNE HATHAWAY
“LES MISERABLES” INTERVIEW WITH HUGH JACKMAN
“END OF WATCH” INTERVIEW WITH JAKE GYLLENHAAL
“FUN SIZE” INTERVIEWS WITH THE GANG
“SKYFALL” MOVIE REVIEW
“TWILIGHT BREAKING DAWN PART 2” WITH KRISTEN STEWART
“TWILIGHT BREAKING DAWN PART 2’ WITH ROBERT PATTINSON
“TWILIGHT BREAKING DAWN PART 2’ WITH TAYLOR LAUTNER
“ARGO” INTERVIEW WITH BEN AFFLECK
“ARGO” INTERVIEW WITH BRYAN CRANSTON
“THE HUNGER GAMES” MOVIE REVIEW
“ANNA KARENINA” INTERVIEW WITH KEIRA KNIGHTLEY
“ANNA KARENINA” INTERVIEW WITH JUDE LAW
HAPPY HOLIDAYS 2012 TV SPOT
“ANNA KARENINA” INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR JOE WRIGHT
“JOHN CARTER” MOVIE REVIEW
“PARANORMAN” MOVIE REVIEW
“BRAVE” MOVIE REVIEW
“ROCK OF AGES” INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR ADAM SHANKMAN
“MAGIC MIKE” INTERVIEW WITH MATT BOMER AND ADAM RODRIGUEZ
“THE DICTATOR” INTERVIEW WITH ANNA FARIS
“THE DICTATOR” MOVIE REVIEW
“MOONRISE KINGDOM” INTERVIEW WITH BOB BALABAN
“THE CAMPAIGN” MOVIE REVIEW
“CHRONICLE” MOVIE REVIEW
“MAGIC MIKE” INTERVIEW WITH CODY HORN AND ALEX PETTYFER
“THE GREY” INTERVIEW WITH DERMOT MULRONEY AND DALLAS ROBERTS
“DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX” MOVIE REVIEW
“THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY” MOVIE REVIEW
“GOOD DEEDS” INTERVIEW WITH GABRIELLE UNION
“LOCKOUT” INTERVIEW WITH GUY PEARCE
“HAYWIRE” MOVIE REVIEW
“HIT AND RUN” INTERVIEW WITH DAX SHEPARD AND KRISTEN BELL
“MAN ON A LEDGE” INTERVIEW WITH JAMIE BELL AND GENESIS RODRIGUEZ
“THE GREY’ INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR JOE CARNAHAN
“JOYFUL NOISE” INTERVIEW WITH DOLLY PARTON QUEEN LATIFAH
“THE GREY” INTERVIEW WITH LIAM NEESON
“MAN ON A LEDGE” INTERVIEW WITH SAM WORTHINGTON
FALL 2012 MOVIE PREVIEW
“GOOD DEEDS” INTERVIEW WITH TYLER PERRY
“HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON” LIVE SPECTACULAR
THE FILIPINO CHANNEL’S BALITANG AMERICA
TOP 10 MOVIES OF SUMMER 2012
“JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND” MOVIE REVIEW
“PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4”MOVIE REVIEW
“RISE OF THE GUARDIANS” MOVIE REVIEW
“THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY” MOVIE REVIEW
“THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN” PART 2 MOVIE REVIEW
“HITCHCOCK” MOVIE REVIEW
“DARK SHADOWS” MOVIE REVIEW

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How You Can Win a Walk-On Role in "Insidious 2!" 


I enjoyed the first "Insidious," the 2010 James Wan film starring Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne was creepy and smart. Well, there's a sequel, of course, and you can win a walk-on role! (video on how to enter below)

Click this link for more, and GOOD LUCK!

Here's more info:

HOW TO ENTER: During the Contest Period, produce a video of no longer than 2 minutes that displays why you are the biggest Insidious film fan. There are two (2) ways to enter: 1) Facebook: visit the Insidious Facebook page at www.facebook.com/InsidiousFilm, click the Contest tab, and follow the directions provided to complete an official entry form and upload your video (collectively, with entry form, “Entry”). Video must be submitted in a format and file size accepted by Facebook. OR 2) YouTube: visit the Insidious YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/insidiousmovie and follow the instructions provided to upload your video. All Entries must be received February 4th at 12pm PST to be considered. Limit of one (1) Entry per person using only one (1) email address throughout the Contest Period, regardless of entry method. Entries received from any person or email address in excess of the stated limitation will be void. Entries with incomplete or erroneous information, Entries generated by script, macro or other automated or mechanical means and Entries made by any means which may subvert the Entry process are void. If entering on YouTube, you must have a valid YouTube account and agree to comply with the YouTube Terms of Service located at http://www.youtube.com/t/terms, inclusive of the YouTube Community Guidelines located at www.youtube.com/t/community_guidelines and Privacy Policies located at http://www.youtube.com/t/privacy_at_youtube, in order to be eligible to participate via this method. If you are not a YouTube.com member, you can become a member by visiting www.YouTube.com and following the instructions as directed. Membership is free.




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