Samantha Barks flies the flag for Eponine in Les Misérables

Of all the names in Tom Hooper’s upcoming adaptation of the beloved stage musical Les Misérables, the one casual fans might not recognize right away is that of Samantha Barks who plays Eponine. Though the 22-year-old has plenty of experience on stage in England, she’s...

Senator Ben Affleck? Rumors swirl around potential political career.

Ben Affleck was in Washington D.C. today to testify before the House Armed Services Committee about security in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  The issue is close to Affleck, who founded the Eastern Congo Initiative, a charity organization benefiting the African nation...
Posted On 19 Dec 2012

Austin Film Critics Award winners

Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow) Best Director: Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, The Master Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained Best Supporting Actress: Anne...
Posted On 18 Dec 2012

London Critics Circle Awards nominations

The nominations in full: The Sky Movies Award: FILM OF THE YEAR Amour(Artificial Eye) Argo (Warners) Beasts of the Southern Wild (StudioCanal) Life of Pi (Fox) The Master (Entertainment) FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR Amour (Artificial Eye) Holy Motors (Artificial Eye) Once...
Posted On 18 Dec 2012

Betsy Sharkey’s Top 12 Films of 2012

(LA Times) Life of Pi Django Unchained/Lincoln Zero Dark Thirty Argo Beasts of the Southern Wild / Moonrise Kingdom Skyfall Silver Linings Playbook Detropia The Impossible Frankenweenie (I’m going to guess that the slide-show represents Sharkey’s choices since...
Posted On 16 Dec 2012

Lincoln leads Houston Film Critic Society Awards with eight nominations

Houston – The Houston Film Critics Society proudly announces its nominees for the 6th Annual HFCS Awards celebrating the best of film for 2012. This year’s nominees are led by “Lincoln” with eight nominations and followed by “Les Misérables” and “The Master” with six...
Posted On 15 Dec 2012

Kenneth Turan picks the Best Films of 2012

1. Amour And then in alphabetical order: Argo The Dark Knight Rises Footnote The Gatekeepers + The Law In These Parts Lincoln Rust and Bone Silver Linings Playbook Middle of Nowhere + Robot & Frank + Safety Not Guaranteed Zero Dark Thirty –Special pick – The Deep...
Posted On 15 Dec 2012

104 Original Scores in 2012 Oscar race

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – One hundred four scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2012 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 85th Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today. The eligible...
Posted On 10 Dec 2012

DC Critics awards winners

(thanks to Paddy Mulholland at Screen On Screen) Best Film Zero Dark Thirty Best Director Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty) Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) Best Actress Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
Posted On 10 Dec 2012

Lou Lumenick’s and Kyle Smith’s Top 10 Films of 2012

Lumenick and Smith face off with dueling top 10 lists and briefly bicker about their choices at The New York Post.
Posted On 09 Dec 2012