Movie Reviews -- "Chronicle" and "The Woman in Black" 

Two big films opening this weekend – we have “Chronicle” for superhero buffs and “The Woman in Black” for horror fans. “Chronicle” belongs in the found footage genre and tells the tale of three high school friends who gain their superpowers while making an incredible discovery. “The Woman in Black” stars Daniel Radcliffe as a widower and lawyer who dukes it out with the supernatural in a house in the marsh.

Which one is my pick of the week? Take a look!

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"Back to the Future" The Musical?  

Is "Back to the Future" heading to the Great White Way? With all the 80s film treasures getting Broadway makeovers, we all know that it's just a matter of time before the adventures of Marty McFly and Doc Brown be transported to the stage. Deadline is exclusively reporting that director Robert Zemeckis is in early talks with his co-writer Bob Gale and composer Alan Silvestri to explore the Broadway possibilities of the time-traveling adventure"Back to the Future." I enjoyed the movie and the pairing of Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, so I welcome this musical news with open ears! Will Huey Lewis and the News' "Back in Time" be included?

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Halle Berry to Present at 84th Academy Awards 

Halle Berry, the Oscar-winning actress, will present at the 84th Academy Awards according to telecast producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer.

The actress won an Oscar in 2001 for her fantastic performance in "Monster's Ball." Currently, she can be see in "New Year's Eve," the only good performance from the movie!

Berry will next be seen opposite Tom Hanks and Hugh Grant in "Cloud Atlas." She will join Jennifer Lopez, Hanks, and Tom Cruise to present at the upcoming Oscars on Feb. 26th! (Click here for the complete Oscar nominations, and here for my rants and raves about the Academy)

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The Latest Oscar Presenter? Tom Cruise! 

First we heard about JLO, then Tom Hanks, and now, Tom Cruise will also present at the 84th Academy Awards ceremony according to producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer.

The three-time Oscar-nominated actor ("Born on the Fourth of July" and "Jerry Maguire" for best actors; "Magnolia" for Best Supporting Actor) made everyone love him again with the latest "Mission Impossible -- Ghost Protocol." He will next be seen rocking it out in "Rock of Ages."

Let's see if Cruise will rock out the Oscars on Feb. 26th!

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Final Oscar Ballots Mailed to Academy Members 

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has mailed the final ballots for the 84th Academy Awards to the 5,783 voting members! Voters must now complete their ballots and return to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) by 5pm Tuesday, February 21. (Check out complete Oscar nominations right here, and my rants and raves right here)

According to the Academy's press release:

Listed on the ballots are nominees in 19 Awards categories. Separate ballots for five categories (Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Foreign Language Film, Animated Short Film and Live Action Short Film) will be distributed after verification of mandatory member attendance at screenings.

Winners' names will then be placed in sealed envelopes upon tabulation of the votes. The envelopes will not be opened until Oscar night on Sunday, February 26.

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