Film

“The Interview” Has Some Laughs

HOLLYWOOD—It had to be one of the most talked about movies this holiday season, “The Interview.” This was not a flick on my list to see, but all the buzz surrounding the film peaked my interest. I mean it resulted in the hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment and a film being pulled from theaters, to eventually return amidst outrage. So...

Controversial PSA Garners Attention

SAN FRANCISCO—Sleeper 13, a San Francisco based production company that films in Washington State and California, has come under scrutiny for the recent release of a PSA entitled, "Stop Gun Violence." Released on December 13, the PSA depicts a teenage boy who sneaks into his parents room and steals a concealed gun from a dresser. Visibly distressed, he packs the gun...

Kristen Bell Gives Birth To Second Daughter

HOLLYWOOD—Kristen Bell, 34, voice of Anna in animated film “Frozen,” and her husband, actor Dax Shepard, 39, have welcomed their second child together, a baby girl, on December 19. Shepard announced the news of their newborn baby girl’s arrival and her name through a post on Twitter. He tweeted, “Delta Bell Shepard is here. She doesn’t look like either @IMKristenBell or...

Cameron Diaz, Benji Madden Engaged

HOLLYWOOD—Actress Cameron Diaz, 42, and Good Charlotte guitarist Benji Madden, 35, are now engaged! Diaz and Madden made their first public appearance as a couple in May 2014 and have been together since. Diaz is currently starring in the movie musical “Annie” alongside Jamie Foxx.

“Five Armies” Wins Busy Box-Office

HOLLYWOOD—It was a busy weekend at the box-office, just before the massive festivities of Christmas arrives. “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” “Annie” and “Night at the Museum” were all vying for moviegoers. So who came out on top? It was “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” which took in just over $56 million during the...

“Annie” Is No Musical Masterpiece

HOLLYWOOD—It might be one of the most iconic characters in cinematic history. Any guesses as to who it is? It’s Annie, and nearly 30 years after the musical first hit the big screen, the remake has arrived starring Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis as the precocious little one. The musical numbers in this installment are no powerhouses to say the least....

Making Headlines!

HOLLYWOOD—Hopefully your gifts are all wrapped and under the Christmas tree. This year I'm running a bit late, so I will be among the hordes of last-minute shoppers. While many of us love to enjoy the holiday party season attending festive Christmas parties.You wonder want to wear? In the holiday spirit, many of us still wear the red. It's...

Sony Leak: What Does It Say?

UNITED STATES—Ok, in the past few weeks some alarming things have been uncovered about Sony Pictures Entertainment as private emails from studio execs were unleashed to the public. The leaks are the result of hackers who are not pleased with the upcoming Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy “The Interview” which puts the spotlight on North Korea and its...

“Wild” Is Amazing Ride

HOLLYWOOD—Self-discovery films are not at the highest on my radar; its kind of a portrait of real life that many of us have seen time and time again. The cross-country drama “Wild” starring Oscar-winner Reese Witherspoon, is such a riveting piece of cinema, its difficult to take your eyes off of our protagonist. Reese stars as Cheryl Strayed, who...

Broadcast Film Critics Nominees Announced

HOLLYWOOD—The candidates for the big awards season just keep rolling in. On Monday, December 15, the Broadcast Film Critics Association announced their nominees for 2015. Leading the pack was the quirky comedy “Birdman” with a total of 13 nominations including Best Picture. Looks like this could be the film to beat this awards season, but I have an inkling Oscar...