Film

“Boyhood” Big BAFTA Winner

HOLLYWOOD—As awards season ramps up to the hotly anticipated Academy Awards, the British Academy of Film and Television Association handed out their awards on Sunday, February 8. Leading the pack of all nominees was “The Grand Budapest Hotel” with 11 nominations including Best Film, but only walked away with five awards, all in technical categories. The festivities were hosted...

“The Seventh Son,” Visually Fun, Dull Story

HOLLYWOOD—It seems every year around February or March a movie arrives in multiplexes that is a visual revelation. For 2015, that title belongs to “The Seventh Son.” The flick is a bit of a mythical journey starring Ben Barnes as Tom Ward, the seventh son of a seventh son. Trust me it took me a few moments to wrap...

“Whiplash” Delivers A Thrill A Minute

HOLLYWOOD—Being musically inclined is no easy task, “Whiplash” teaches that lesson in more ways than one can imagine. It’s a movie that starts off with a bang and ends that way. Miles Teller is absolutely fascinating as musical prodigy Andrew Neyman or so he thinks. He gets a hard dose of reality, when he meets one of the greatest and...

Who Is The Best Director?

HOLLYWOOD—Last week we took a look at the Best Actor race, this week we turn our attention to Best Director. This is a race that is interesting, as some contenders have popped up that many didn’t expect to make the cut, and those who should have made the cut missed out. I’m talking about you Ava DuVernay “Selma,” Clint...

“Selma,” “Black-ish” NAACP Award Winners

HOLLYWOOD—The National Academy of Advancement for Colored People held its 46th Annual NAACP awards ceremony on February 6. “Selma” was the night’s big winner with four trophies including Outstanding Motion Picture. Its star David Oyelowo was victorious in the Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture category for his role as Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Empire” star...

Best Actor Anyone?

HOLLYWOOD—Well its official, the 87th Annual Academy Awards are less than 3 weeks away, so its time to start predicting who the victors will be in some of the major categories. Normally, I’d break-down each category, but this year, there are front-runners in the Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress race that I would be speechless...

Jennifer Aniston Shines In “Cake”

HOLLYWOOD—Not many of us have seen actress Jennifer Aniston in a stripped down performance. When I think of Aniston the first thing that comes to mind is “Friends.” Aniston proves her ability to tackle dramatic material in the gripping film “Cake.” She portrays a woman suffering from chronic pain and addiction. Its one of those roles that actresses in Hollywood...

Actress Rachael Leigh Cook Pregnant

HOLLYWOOD—Actress Rachael Leigh Cook, 35, and her husband, actor Daniel Gillies, 38, are expecting their second child together. The couple released in a statement, “We’re as happy as we were surprised by this wonderful news! We haven’t slept since 2013 and welcome advice from all parents who survived Two Under Two.” The couple got married in August 2004 and welcomed their...

Patrick Dempsey, Jill Fink Divorce

HOLLYWOOD—Actor Patrick Dempsey and his wife, Jill Fink, are getting a divorce after 15 years of marriage. “It is with careful consideration and mutual respect that we have decided to end our marriage,” the couple released in a joint statement. “Our primary concern remains the well being of our children, and we ask with profound gratitude that you respect our...

“Birdman” Big SAG Winner

HOLLYWOOD—Some would say we now have a stronger inclination of who could walk away with Oscar gold now that the Screen Actors Guild awards have been handed out. The ceremony was held at the famed Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, January 25 and leading all nominees was the dramedy “Birdman.” The flick walked away with Outstanding Cast in a...
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