Academy Rescinds Original Song Nomination

On Tuesday night, the Academy’s Board of Governors voted to rescind the Original Song nomination for “Alone Yet Not Alone,” music by Bruce Broughton and lyric by Dennis Spiegel. The decision was prompted by the discovery that Broughton, a former Governor and current Music Branch...
Posted On 29 Jan 2014

Meg Ryan to Make Directorial Debut

The Hollywood Reporter’s Pamela McClintock reports that “Marking her first turn directing a movie, Meg Ryan is teaming with Tom Hanks to make Ithaca, the film adaptation of William Saroyan’s classic 1943 novel The Human Comedy. In addition to directing,...
Posted On 29 Jan 2014

Another Reason to Boycott the Sochi Olympics

I will not be watching the Olympics and I urge all of my readers to boycott them as well, the reason being: A live orca display is reportedly planned for the Sochi Winter Olympics. Although the report has not been confirmed, the possibility has environmentalists concerned. White...
Posted On 29 Jan 2014

Trailer for The Fault in Our Stars

Wonderful Shailene Woodley in the lead role – yes, that means it’s about a girl.
Posted On 29 Jan 2014

WGA Preview, Predictions and Contest

WGA PREDICTION CONTEST It is sometimes the case that scripts that are ineligible for the WGA can go on to win the Oscar.   It depends on whether that film is a Best Picture frontrunner or not, like The King’s Speech for instance.  The general rule of thumb with screenplay,...
Posted On 29 Jan 2014