Tony Curtis and Me, A Brief Encounter

 When I read the obit of actor Tony Curtis last September I uttered “thank God!” under my breath.    Not thank God that he was dead, but thank God that by a stroke of serendipity I had somehow managed to have a brief, interesting encounter with him about this time a year ago, a mere …

Art Directors Guild Award Winners

 The Art Directors Guild Awards honor films in three genres, so they pretty much cover all the bases.  Although there might not be a whole lot to learn about who will win the Oscar for this category, you might get a glimpse of who might be out of it.  Alice in Wonderland is considered one of the front runners to win …

‘Dragon’ Dominates the Annie Awards

After wiping the floor with Toy Story 3 at the Visual Effects Society Awards, How to Train Your Dragoncontinues to rake by winning 10 Annie Awards Saturday night.       But don’t get too excited, Dragon fans.  A big part of the reason Dragon won 10 Annies was due to Disney/Pixar boycotting the 38th annual presentation with complaints they have about the voting process.  …

Super 8 Super Bowl Spot

 The Steven Spielberg produced, J.J. Abrams directed film that has me on pins and needles to see debuted some footage during the Super Bowl.  Super 8 looks absolutely amazing from what we have seen so far.  But how else do you expect me to feel about a movie brought to us by the guys who gave us E.T. and LOST?!   It …

Woody Allen & Diane Keaton: The Annie Hall Duo Reunited?

 It’s fair to say that among those who love movies (and who doesn’t?), most have screen couples, movie teams they especially adore.     For me, I’ve always  enjoyed Tracy and Hepburn, Bogart and Bacall, Ladd and Lake, Hope and Goddard, Ford and Hayworth, Garbo and Gilbert, Robinson and Bennett. These and others were unforgettable screen …

Hooper Takes DGA, The King’s Speech Will Win Best Picture At Oscar

The Directors Guild Award went to Tom Hooper for his work behind The King’s Speech.  And with it, the Oscar race is now all but officially over.  The PGA, The DGA, and the leading 12 Oscar nominations all add up to Oscar gold:  The King’s Speech will be your winner for Best Picture 2010.  You can take that to the bank.  I …

Live Blogging the 17th Annual SAG Awards

   Thanks for joining me tonight for the Screen Actors Guild Awards!  Will The King’s Speech continue its dominance with the Guilds tonight?  Will The Social Network pull an upset to get back into the Oscar race?  Will The Fighter show that it is the film most likely to upset the newly minted Oscar front-runner?  Or is something totally unexpected about …

Aycee Awards: Round 3

Time for Round 3 in the Aycee Awards race. This set contains Best Song, Best Score, Best Movie Trailer and Best Movie Poster. This will be a big post [vertically speaking…] due to so many audio/visuals. Score and song are pretty straight forward, the tracks are provided for you to listen and then vote. For trailer and …

The Conspirator Trailer

Big week for Robert Redford.  As his Sundance Film Festivalis underway, we get a look at his upcoming conspiracy film surrounding the Abraham Lincoln assassination.  Robin Wright stars as Mary Surratt, a woman charged as being a co-conspirator in the Presidents murder.  The rest of the cast includes James McAvoy, Tom Wilkinson, Kevin Kline, Evan Rachel …