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REVIEW: ‘Jackie’ (2016)

What would you assume if I told you Natalie Portman was starring in a biopic of Jackie Kennedy?  ‘A period piece!  Lavish costumes, elaborate sets!  Portman looking poised and regal, with dignified tears tears falling…

REVIEW: ‘Knight of Cups’ (2016)

[caption id="attachment_26216" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Knight of Cups[/caption] ‘It's good of you to invite me out here; show me what it's like to live the… the normal life.’ —Wes Bentley, Knight of Cups Well, maybe Terrence…

Laugh With Me at the 2011 MTV Movie…

Paul Giamatti for Win Win and Kim Hye-ja for Mother were among the nominees announced for the 2011 MTV Movie Awards...kidding. I'll never forget in 2002 when the MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance…

Of the Day – 04.14.11

Read of the Day: Pitting the years two most overexposed stars against each other: Natalie Portman vs. James Franco. [Nerve] News of the Day: Woody Allen will be getting his very own American Masters documentary.…

The 5 Easiest to Predict Oscar Races

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards are a mere four days away and Oscar pundits the internet over are compiling lists where every single individual race is over-analyzed. I thought I would add to the noise…

Screen Actors Guild Award Winners 2011

The King's Speech has all but cemented a win for Best Picture having now won the top awards from the Producers Guild of America, the Directors Guild of America, and now the Screen Actors Guild.…

SAG Awards Preview

So the actors will have their say tonight when the Screen Actors Guild Awards are announced. Surprises here could mean an exciting night on February 27th. Although I think this has already been a dramatic…

5 Oscar Surprises for Tuesday Morning

The Oscar nominations are almost here. Less than 4 days away. The excitement is in the air despite the race being somewhat predictable at this time. However nominations morning always brings in a couple of…

2010 in Review: The Performances

2010 has been dubbed in many quarters online as "Year of the Actress" because of the variety and abundance of fantastic female lead performances. I like to think of it as the year of the…

Golden Globes Preview

I thought we should have some fun predicting the most fun and loose of the Awards ceremonies. They are also the ones where surprises most happen. Colin Farrel winning for In Bruges, Kate Winslet named…

REVIEW: ‘Black Swan’

Grade: B- In the four films in Darren Aronofsky’s filmography that precede his latest Black Swan it has been nearly impossible to determine a consistent style. From the slowly paced, cerebral Pi to the frenetic…