Festivals & Awards

by / on January 4, 2012 at 8:58 am / in Festivals & Awards, News

2012 PRODUCER’S GUILD AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

As the Oscar race heats up the various awards outlets are trying to get their nominees out as quickly as possible.  In a press release today the Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced their nominees.  While not as long as […]

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by / on December 15, 2011 at 7:08 am / in Festivals & Awards

GOLDEN GLOBE NOMS SHUN CRITICS CIRCLES, STICK TO MAINSTREAM

This is going to be a little more opinion-oriented than a traditional news story, but what can I say, that’s the only real angle at which to tackle the extremely predictable and utterly middle-of-the-road nominations that the Hollywood Foreign Press […]

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by / on December 14, 2011 at 8:31 am / in Festivals & Awards, News

2012 SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS NOMINATIONS ARE OUT

The 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations were announced this morning and they are an interesting bunch.  Overall it has some shockers in it.  The Help gets a lot a more love than I would have expected for a movie […]

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by / on November 29, 2011 at 10:57 am / in Festivals & Awards, News

NYFCC AWARDS ANNOUNCED

Yesterday I promised (threatened?) that the award season was about to kick into high gear. Well, following the Gotham Awards last night we now have the New York Film Critics Circle handing out awards. So, I am sure you all […]

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by / on November 28, 2011 at 8:09 pm / in Festivals & Awards, News

THE TREE OF LIFE AND BEGINNERS TIE FOR BEST PICTURE AT GOTHAMS

Awards season approaches with the rapidity and inevitability of a freight train filled with statuettes of various shapes and sizes. Sooner or later we will all get exhausted by the endless stream of awards coverage, but for now let’s bask […]

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by / on November 12, 2011 at 3:00 am / in Editorials, Everything Else, Festivals & Awards

BRETT RATNER: DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORDS COMING OUT OF HIS MOUTH?

If you read my most recent editorial on “chick flicks” you know how much stock I put in the power of language and, frankly, how damn frickin’ PC I am.   So you can imagine my gut reaction when I […]

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by / on September 18, 2011 at 11:04 am / in Festivals & Awards, Reviews, Theatrical Reviews, TVIFF 2011

TVIFF REVIEW: HOLLYWOOD TO DOLLYWOOD

Great idea for a documentary here even if it wasn’t totally the film I was expecting to see (but I’ll get into that in a minute). Here’s the fest’s breakdown on the film: HOLLYWOOD TO DOLLYWOOD – USA, 2010, 81 […]

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by / on September 17, 2011 at 9:35 pm / in Festivals & Awards, Reviews, Theatrical Reviews, TVIFF 2011

TVIFF REVIEW: MAYOR CUPCAKE

Leah Thompson and Judd Nelson in a movie together? What is this? 1980? It could be. Thompson does have access to a Delorean with a flux capacitor. Here’s the details on this one: MAYOR CUPCAKE – USA, 2011, 86 min […]

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by / on September 17, 2011 at 9:02 pm / in Festivals & Awards, Reviews, Theatrical Reviews, TVIFF 2011

TVIFF REVIEW: THE PILL

Every year, there’s one film at the fest that blows me away. This year it was The Pill! The idea for this one was why I chose to see this film and it’s pretty funny all by itself. Here’s the fest’s […]

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by / on September 17, 2011 at 12:54 pm / in Festivals & Awards, Reviews, Theatrical Reviews, TVIFF 2011

TVIFF REVIEW: EVERYDAY SUNSHINE: THE STORY OF FISHBONE

Fishburne talking Fishbone? Who else are you going to get to narrate this film besides good old Morpheus himself. I mean, he has a “Fish” in his last name… like the band… get it? Here’s the festival breakdown on this […]

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