Film

“Boyhood,” “Birdman” Critics Choice Winners

HOLLYWOOD—An awards ceremony that doesn’t score the highest points in my book, the Critics Choice Awards was held on Thursday, January 15.  As a movie lover, there appears to be a level of groupthink with most critics that I just hate, so I will say I was a bit thrilled with some of the nominations for the Academy Awards. Surprises...

“Birdman,” “Budapest Hotel” Lead Oscar Race

BEVERLY HILLS—It’s the moment critics and movie lovers have been waiting for all year long: The Oscar nominations! Nominees were announced on Thursday, January 15 by AMPAS President Cheryl Boone-Isaacs, actor Chris Pine, and directors J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuaron at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater. For the first-time in Oscar-history, all nominees were announced live. Normally, only the contenders in...

“Taken 3” Is Action-Packed, Fun

HOLLYWOOD—We can all argue that the “Taken” franchise has made Liam Neeson the newest action-star on the planet. When the first flick exploded on the screen in 2008, it was a surprise hit at the box-office and a favorite for movie lovers. The tale chronicled an ex-operative and his hunt to track down his daughter who was kidnapped by...

“Age Of Extinction” Lead Razzie Nominations

HOLLYWOOD—While we’re in the midst of highlighting the best in cinema, its also a time to highlight the worse in movies for the past year. The annual Golden Raspberry Awards, or as most of us know them, The Razzies were announced on Wednesday, January 14. Leading the pack of all nominees was the flick “Transformers: Age of Extinction” with...

“Pretty Little Liars” Recap: ‘Fresh Meat’

HOLLYWOOD—So Alison is behind bars, and the liars are now aware “A” was behind the entire ruse? So what happened in “Fresh Meat?” We learned the murder weapon that was used to kill Mona: it was a butcher knife. Behind bars Toby paid a visit to Alison, where she informed him that the liars are not answering her calls,...

Comedian Taylor Negron Dead At 57

HOLLYWOOD—Actor and Comedian Taylor Negron, 57, known for numerous TV shows and films died on January 10. Negron’s death was confirmed by his cousin Chuck Negron, a former member of the 70s band: Three Dog Night. According to reports, Taylor died from cancer. He was born in Glendale, California on August 1, 1957. Negro started stand-up when he was just in high school and made his...

“Boyhood” Big Golden Globe Winner

BEVERLY HILLS—The stars were out in Beverly Hills on Sunday, January 11, as the 72nd Annual Golden Globe ceremony was held at the famed Beverly Hilton Hotel. Leading all nominees was the drama “Boyhood” with seven nominations including Best Motion Picture-Drama. So would the tale that was shot over a 12-year period take home the top prize? It was...

“American Sniper” Is Absolutely Gripping

HOLLYWOOD—Director Clint Eastwood knows how to craft riveting cinema. From “Million Dollar Baby” to “Gran Torino,” Eastwood has proven himself to be a master behind the lens. His latest foray, “American” Sniper” chronicles the tale of Navy Seal Chris Kyle and his multiple tours during the Iraq War. Is this an action film? Is it a drama, a war flick?...

“Into The Woods” Musical Madness

HOLLYWOOD—Are you fans of the musical genre? Well if not, you might find yourself somewhat surprised by the Disney musical “Into the Woods” that has some major star power. The film is directed by Rob Marshall who achieved critical acclaim with the 2003 musical “Chicago” which won multiple Academy Awards. The movie was adapted by the widely popular Broadway...

“Woman In Black 2” Offers Some Thrills

HOLLYWOOD—Horror has been non-existent at the box-office for a few weeks, but audiences might be surprised by the thrills presented in the sequel “The Woman in Black: Angel of Death.” The first flick starred “Harry Potter” alum Daniel Radcliffe, but he is MIA in this sequel. In fact, the film lacks major star power. Some might consider that risky...
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