Film

Awards Season In Question

HOLLYWOOD—Well so much for Awards Season being back to normal in 2022 Hollywood insiders. With that said, the Critic’s Choice Awards has been postponed, a bevy of film festivals have been cancelled or delayed, the Golden Globes which was already facing plenty of controversy will live stream, but with no audience, no celebrities and no red carpet. The Grammy...

“Scream” Is Returning 25 Years Later!

HOLLYWOOD—I cannot think of a movie that I was more excited to see in years beyond the upcoming “Scream” (2022) that is slated to hit theaters on January 14, 2022. Well, let me take that back I’m usually thrilled about all nostalgic horror until I actually see the movie. Why is that? I think we build up the hype...

“Golden Girls” Star Betty White Dies

BRENTWOOD—Actress and comedian Betty White, known for her roles on the TV sitcoms, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Golden Girls” died at the age of 99, on Friday, December 31, before 9:30 a.m. TMZ first reported. White’s cause of death is believed to be the result of natural causes. White would have celebrated a milestone 100th birthday...

“The Matrix Resurrections” Is A Mind-Bender

HOLLYWOOD—Who knew that nearly 20 years later, the film arena would receive another installment in “The Matrix” universe. I mean when this movie hit theaters in 1999 it changed filmmaking as we know it. It was a visual masterpiece, game changing and absolutely fun people. It is the only movie till this day that I can recall when it...

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” Is Epic Chaos!

HOLLYWOOD—Movies have come and gone in 2021, it actually has been a blur for me to say the least because of the pandemic causing a major ripple in the release of many movies and the notion of seeing movies at home the same day as they are released in theaters has shifted things. The buzz behind the latest outing...

“Die Hard” Is Indeed A Christmas Movie!

HOLLYWOOD—It has been debated for years, but I am here to say it once and for all, “Die Hard” is absolutely a Christmas movie. Why? Hello, it does take place during the Christmas holiday and while it’s an action movie who is to say the flick has to be all warm hugs, giggles and everything Christmas? I for one...

Film Independent Spirit Award Nominees Announced

SANTA MONICA—The nominees for the 2022 Film Independent Spirit Awards were unveiled on Tuesday, December 14. I love the Spirit Awards because they pay highlight to those smaller indie flicks that tend to be some of the best movies of the year, but don’t receive the same notoriety as films that are considered box-office fare or draw for audiences. Leading...

“Belfast,” “The Power Of The Dog” Lead Golden Globes Nominees

HOLLYWOOD—Well, I am quite surprised that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is still going through with a 2022 ceremony for the Golden Globe Awards after a massive controversy that organization endured in 2021 and in previous years about diversity issues in its membership. The interesting element is rather any celebrities are planning to attend the ceremony on January 9...

People’s Choice Awards Prove Anyone Can Win

SANTA MONICA—I guess I shall say it, awards season is in the mix and the first one to transpire took place on Tuesday, December 7, the People's Choice Awards, actually voted by the people. If I learned anything about fan voted awards shows its proof that anyone can win or better yet, whoever attends the ceremony or knows ahead...

“King Richard” Is An Inspirational Tale

HOLLYWOOD—It has indeed been a while since I’ve seen a feel good movie, one that inspires and tugs at your heart in a way that places a bright smile on your face. “King Richard” is one of those films and led by a fascinating performance by Will Smith as Richard Williams, the father of tennis superstars Venus and Serena...