Richard Linklater’s critically acclaimed film Boyhood is tearing up the awards circuit – in large part due to its innovative approach to telling the story of a family, with scenes shot across twelve years.
IFC Films has released video of an interview with Linklater and Ellar Coltrane, the boy in Boyhood, and it’s fascinating stuff. Check it out after the jump.
Continue reading Video: Boyhood’s Richard Linklater and Ellar Coltrane On Making A Movie Over Twelve Years!
A newly restored The Sound of Music – in IMAX – will open the Sixth Annual TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, California for the festival’s Opening Gala on Thursday, March 26th.
Stars Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer will appear live at the screening, to introduce the film with TCM Host, Robert Osborne.
The Sound of Music joins a list of restored classics that will appear during the festival’s run – March 26-29 – including Apollo 13, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Steamboat Bill Jr.
For further details – including ticket sales/rates – follow the jump.
Continue reading The Sound of Music, Appearances by Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, To Open 6th Annual TCM Classic Film Festival!
The trailer for Hot Tub Time Machine 2 looks good enough to give us hope that it won’t be a mere retread of the original.
Now we have a new poster that suggests that the sequel might just be taking the mickey out of the whole sequel concept. Soak Harder? Absolutely!
Check it out after the jump. Hot Tub Time Machine bubbles into theaters on February 20th.
Continue reading First Look: Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Poster!
The last of the Directors Guild of America’s DGA Awards nominations were unveiled today. Once again, network television was shut out. Homeland directors were nominated for two episodes, Game of Thrones one and House of Cards one.
The complete list of nominees follows the jump.
Continue reading DGA Awards Nominations for TV and Documentary films Announced!
The last decade was indeed an excellent one for the South African creative and media industries. Alongside a bounty of musical treasures, the nation’s film industry came out on top, films such as “District 9”, “Tsotsi” and “Invictus” garnering worldwide attention and attracting the consideration of the Academy Awards, among others. This decade is shaping up to be similar, though thanks to these initial trailblazers, South Africa’s cultural gems are firmly in the limelight. What does the future hold for the media industries of the country?
Continue reading Can South Africa Take On Hollywood?
The Producers Guild of America has released their nominations for best film and longform comedy and dramatic television productions of 2014. For a complete list of niominees, follow the jump.
Continue reading 2014 PGA Awards Nominees Unveiled!
2014 might not have been the best in terms of box office grosses or bums in seats, but there were a lot of really great movies across every genre.
These are not them. These are the fifteen movies that had me wanted my ninety-to-a-hundred-and-forty minutes back. A few did big box office; a few got many terrific reviews; most appalled all who saw them. I doubt any careers were ended by any of them, though some probably should have been.
Without any further ado, follow the jump for my least favorite films of 2014. Enjoy (if that’s the right word)…
Continue reading 2014 Movies: The Not-So-Fabulous Fifteen Bottom Feeders!
Christopher Nolan what am I going to do with you? Your movies are always big on ideas and concepts but somehow manage to fall apart in the 3rd act – usually when it calls for you to direct an action scene. I’m almost always glad I went on the journey but ultimately disappointed when I arrive at the destination. Interstellar starts off great but falls under the weight of its own ideas.
Continue reading Michelle Finally Reviews Intersteller and thinks its a Mess!
This morning, while the sensible among were sleeping (and I am nothing if not sensible), Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven, Peter Krause and Paula Patton revealed the nominations for the 2015 Golden Globe Awards.
Given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, The Golden Globes are not generally considered particularly relevant, but still a first rate party (hence some of the most impressive drunk thank you speeches in film & television award show history).
You can’t throw a first-rate party with a first-rate guest list and this year’s nominations are certainly top notch. But relevant or not, would it have killed the HFPA to nominate Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) for Best Actress in a Drama?
Anyroad, the complete list of nominations follows the jump. The 2015 Golden Globes will be presented on January 11, on NBC.
Continue reading The 2015 Golden Globe Awards!
Craig Zadan and Neil Maron, producers of the 87th Oscars® have announced the special material writing for the Neil Patrick Harris-hosted event.
Harris and two-time Emmy®-winning head writer Dave Boone, a veteran of eight Oscar® telecasts will head the team which includes: Paul Greenberg (Emmy-winner, 63rd and 64th Tony Awards®), Mason Steinberg, (three-time Emmy Award nominee), Derek DelGaudio (performance artist, writer), Liz Feldman (four-time Emmy winner, The Ellen DeGeneres Show), Paula Pell (writer, producer and actress, Saturday Night Live), and Tim Carvell (writer and executive producer, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver).
The 87th Oscars will air live on Oscar Sunday, February 22, 2015, on ABC. For further details, fllow the jump.
Continue reading Special Writing Team Announced for 87th Oscars®!
Everyone who reads this site knows that for one month every year I go down the deep hole known as Award season where I have to cram 40 or 50 movies into a short 3 week period. As a member of the Washington, DC Area Film Critics Association, I’m sort of proud to say we have a pretty solid track record of predicting eventual Oscar Nominations and winners. This year several of my picks did make it and for the first time ever, I had a nomination pick in every category that I voted in. Disappointed that Selma didn’t receive any love, but then the screenings were held at odd times that folks couldn’t catch it. There was no chance my pick for Chris Evans as Best Actor was going to make it to the nomination round. Agony!
As usual WAFCA selects the one movie that I didn’t see as Best Film. I don’t know where I was when Boyhood was screened earlier this year and the studio sent over an screener link to view the movie – but I’m sorry, my home internet sucks and viewing online screeners is an awful experience.
Anyhoo, Richard Linklater‘s ambitious little film Boyhood cleans up in this year’s WAFCA Awards garnering Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress and Best Youth Performance. The Michael Keaton lead Birdman also cleaned up winning Best Actor, Best Screenplay and Best Editing. Here’s the full list.
Continue reading Washington DC Film Critics Names Boyhood the Best of 2014!