Archive for January, 2011

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, [...]

The Top 5 Choices to Play Wonder Woman

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — NBC has picked up David E. Kelley’s “Wonder Woman” TV Series (you can read more about the show, including plot details, HERE). Now that we have that out of the way, here comes the tougher question — who should play the Amazonian Princess?[...]

Paramount Earns Record 20 Academy Award Nominations

Paramount Pictures received a total of 20 Academy Award nominations this morning, following the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announcement of the best films of 2010. “On behalf of everyone at Paramount, we are incredibly proud of the recognition our films received today from the Aca[...]

Kevin Smith Sells His Movie to Himself

— by ALEXA MILAN — And the highest bidder at Kevin Smith’s “Red State” auction was … Kevin Smith? That’s right. After Smith’s buzzed-about claims he would auction the distribution rights to his indie horror film “Red State” immediately[...]

83rd Annual Academy Awards Nominees Announced

The nominees for the 2011 Academy Awards were announced this morning. The 2011 Oscars will be broadcast on ABC live from the Kodak theater in Hollywood February 27. The hosts this year are James Franco and Anne Hathaway. Here are the nominees[...]

Victor Rodriguez’s Favorite Performances and Movies of 2010

— by VICTOR RODRIGUEZ — The Oscar nominations will be announced this morning and I am right there with critics and everyone else clutching my arm rests in anticipation of these announcements. However, unlike most of the critics who have had the pleasure of seeing all of the movies from l[...]

Will the Next Superman Movie be Named ‘Kal-El’?

— by SEAN GERSKI — I’m usually not big on writing about Internet rumors. It’s not necessarily because I don’t think there is any value in it (although there usually isn’t), but it’s because it is rarely worth the effort. With as fast as news travels these da[...]

Cleveland Movie to Get First Local Showing in 40 Years

“Double-Stop,” an independently-produced 1968 feature film that was shot in Cleveland in 1967, will receive its first local showing in over four decades on Feb. 20 at 2:30 pm at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. The screening will be attended by the two ex-Shaker Heights broth[...]

‘The King’s Speech’ Leads PGA Award Winners

— by SEAN GERSKI — The winners of the Producers Guild Awards were announced this past weekend and there were no big surprises save one: “The King’s Speech” won the prize as best picture over Golden Globe-winner “The Social Network.” What this means come Osca[...]

A Music Video from ‘127 Hours’

— by SEAN GERSKI — “127 Hours” is a movie that I just can’t bring myself to see. I admit it. I hear great things, but in the end, I just don’t want to — and honestly can’t — watch a man cut his own arm off with a pocket knife. However, I can easi[...]

Under Review: ‘The Company Men’

— by ADAM POYNTER — The current economic state is a hot topic in the world today. I think that I can safely say that almost everyone has felt its presence either financially or mentally. Just as 2009’s “Up in the Air” showed a company’s downsizing from the corporation’s per[...]

How It Should Have Ended: ‘Top Gun’

The comedic geniuses at HISHE (How It Should Have Ended) have set their sights on Tom Cruise’s “Top Gun” and come up with a hilarious take on how the movie … well … should have ended.[...]

Auction, Protest Make ‘Red State’ Hot Ticket at Sundance

— by ALEXA MILAN — Oh what I would give to be in Park City, Utah, on Sunday for the debut of Kevin Smith’s latest flick at the Sundance Film Festival. Smith is no stranger to controversy, but the screening of his independent horror film “Red State” promises to attract q[...]

‘Wonder Woman’ TV Series Picked Up

— by ANDY BEHBAKHT — It looks like Wonder Woman will return to the small screen after all. Deadline reported NBC has picked up David E. Kelley’s pilot script.[...]