Archive for January, 2011

Five Clips from ‘Gun’

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — The clips below are for the movie “Gun,” starring Val Kilmer, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (also a producer) and AnnaLynne McCord. I tried to find an official description for it, but there isn’t one available yet, but I did find this brief description: [...]

Sundance Award Winners Revealed

The Jury, Audience, NEXT! and other special award-winners of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival were announced at the Festival’s Awards Ceremony hosted by Tim Blake Nelson (star of Flypaper which premiered in this year’s Premieres section) in Park City, Utah. Films receiving Jury Awards wer[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Perfect Sense’

— by AMANDA KOEHLER — I hate when trailers don’t reflect the films they are supposed to represent. Reading about and viewing the trailer for “Perfect Sense” made me feel like I was potentially dealing with two completely different movies. The trailer focuses about 95 pe[...]

Firth, Portman Lead Winners at 17th Annual SAG Awards

Screen Actors Guild presented its coveted Actor® statuette for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2010 at the “17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®” in ceremonies attended by film and television’s leading actors Jan. 30 at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposi[...]

The Top 5 Oscars Snubs (2011)

— by ALEXA MILAN — Most of the 2011 Oscar nominations that were announced last Tuesday were fairly predictable, but as always, there were several notable names missing from the list. Here are my picks to this year’s top five Oscar snubs:[...]

Henry Cavill Cast as Superman

— by SEAN GERSKI — After losing out on a number of high profile superhero gigs in past years, Henry Cavill had gained a reputation as one of the unluckiest actors in Hollywood. That streak is over, however, as Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced this morning that[...]

Tom Hooper Wins DGA Award for ‘The King’s Speech’

The winners of the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards for 2010 were announced last night during the 63rd Annual DGA Awards Dinner at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles. Tom Hooper (pictured) won the DGA’s Outstanding Directorial Ac[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Happythank youmoreplease’

— by AMANDA KOEHLER — Josh Radnor knows a lot about quirky 20-something friends in New York City. After all, he does play one on “How I Met Your Mother.” Radnor decided to use that successful theme again when he wrote and directed “Happythankyoumoreplease.” The fi[...]

A Music Video from ‘Adventures of Power’

— by KATHLEEN COLLINS — Here is a music video from “Adventures of Power.” The video is a special feature from the DVD, which was released Jan. 25 The song is “Some of Them Are Nice Days” by the Honey Brothers from the album “Songs For Your Sister.”[...]

Host, Presenters Named for Jan. 29 DGA Awards

— by SEAN GERSKI — Carl Reiner will return as host for the 63rd Annual Directors Guild of America Awards, marking the 23rd time he has hosted the awards ceremony. This year’s ceremony will take place Jan. 29 at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles.[...]

Berlinale International Jury Announced

The International Jury, presided over by Isabella Rossellini, will decide who will take home the Golden Bear and the Silver Bears as well as the Alfred Bauer Prize in the Competition of the 61st Berlinale. The other members of the Jury are producer Jan Chapman, actress Nina Hoss, actor, producer and[...]

2011 Razzie Contenders Unveiled

2010 was a year when those obnoxious “surcharges” for 3-D glasses boosted movie studios’ bottom lines, while actual attendance dropped once again. It was a year when most of what Hollywood released was either a remake, a “reboot” a “re-imagining” … or an outright rip-off[...]

A Look at the 2011 Oscars

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — Oscar nominations are in and the web is on fire. “The King’s Speech” leads the pack with 12 nominations, where as media darling “The Social Network” has eight. Of course, eight noms is nothing to scoff at. It’s a great accomplishment; however, it’s[...]

Windsor Suffering Deserves Little Sympathy

— by BEV QUESTAD — The Academy Awards has chosen to nominate “The King’s Speech” in 12 categories, including Best Picture. The acting in “The King’s Speech” is outstanding. Colin Firth is to be congratulated for his Jan. 17 Golden Globe Best Actor Award. The sets, the music, [...]