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AFTER PGA WIN, ARGO TAKES LEAD IN OSCAR RACE

January 27, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In what is regarded as the surest indicator of which film will win the Academy Award for best picture, Ben Affleck’s Argo took the top feature-film award from the Producers Guild of America on Saturday night. Over the last five years every PGA winner has gone on to triumph at the Oscars. Accepting the trophy […]

BROKAW ROASTS WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS’ DINNER

May 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

No doubt evoking a hearty “amen” from Donald Trump, former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw said on Meet the Press Sunday that members of the White House Correspondents Association ought to “rethink” their annual dinner at which the president delivers a political address in the form of a satirical routine. “And if ever there’s […]

CHURCHGOERS MAKE CHRISTIAN DRAMA COURAGEOUS NO. 1 ON DVD

January 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Churchgoers flocked to the video stores and DVD sales counters last week to make the Christian drama Courageous tops in sales. The movie, written and directed by Alex Kendrick, who also costarred, took in only $35 million in its theatrical release, but it only cost $2 million to produce. No. 2 on the Nielsen VideoScan […]

HFPA DISPENSES GLOBES ALL AROUND

January 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association spread their kudos around to a variety of movies and television shows Sunday night. The Descendants and The Artist each received two Golden Globe awards, best drama and best actor (George Clooney) for The Descendants and best comedy and best actor (Jean Dujardin) for The Artist. Solo awards went to […]

PALM SPRINGS WARMS TO FOREIGN FILMS

January 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The 23rd annual Palm Springs International Film Festival is due to open tonight (Thursday) with a screening of the British romcom Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, starring Emily Blunt and Ewan McGregor. Although the festival boasts that it presents “the largest selection of foreign language Oscar submissions of any film festival in the world,” it […]

MURDOCH TWEETS: PRAISES HIS MOVIES

January 2, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Vacationing on St. Bart’s in the Caribbean, Rupert Murdoch opened a Twitter account over the weekend and promptly used it to promote two movies that units of his News Corp have released. “I LOVE the film ‘we bought a zoo’, a great family movie. Very proud of fox team who made this great film,” he […]

THE ARTIST LEADS GOLDEN GLOBES NOMINATIONS

December 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Who would ever have thought that a silent movie, in black and white, with no major stars and an unknown director would wind up with the most Golden Globes nominations this year? Well, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which has a long history of surprising nominations, announced early today (Thursday) that The Artist had indeed […]

HUGO NAMED BEST FILM BY NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW

December 1, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Martin Scorsese’s Hugo has been named best film of the year by the National Board of Review. and Scorsese, best director. The organization, composed of some 100 knowledgeable film enthusiasts, filmmakers, academics, and students, selected George Clooney as best actor for his performance in The Descendants and Tilda Swinton as best actress for We Need […]

THANKSGIVING BOX OFFICE DOWN

November 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Moviegoers apparently didn’t get the message that they were supposed to lift the box office to a new Thanksgiving Day record over the weekend. To be sure, they turned out in force, but not in the numbers that pundits had forecast. As everyone had expected, the second week of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — […]

BREAKING DAWN BREAKS OUT; HAPPY FEET BROKEN

November 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It did not earn as much in its opening weekend as some box-office pundits had predicted it would. It did not even set a domestic record for the franchise, but <em>The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1</em>, with a final weekend total of $138.1 million produced the fifth best opening box office of all time, […]

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