Gone Girl Footage Shown at CinemaCon

Reactions to the footage shown at CinemaCon for Gone Girl are all positive: From the Hollywood Reporter: Gone Girl’s dark trailer showed Ben Affleck’s character dealing with a media frenzy after his wife (Rosamund Pike) disappears. The trailer promises a haunting...
Posted On 27 Mar 2014

Angelina Brings Unbroken to Cinemacon

This might be her first but it won’t be her last – Angelina Jolie brought seven minutes of Unbroken to Cinemacon. It’s already being called an Oscar juggernaut, which of course guarantees it will getting serious reaming when it opens. Can’t people start...
Posted On 25 Mar 2014

Cashing in on Christian Dollars as Noah Attempts Crossover

When you think about it, it is only liberal Hollywood that has been responsible for shutting out the ever-growing population of Christian, and/or very religious potential movie goers. With purity balls taking place all over the country, the ever-widening exodus away from science...
Posted On 23 Mar 2014

New Trailer for The Giver

Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges and Katie Holmes in the latest of the YA craze in cinema:
Posted On 19 Mar 2014

The State of the Race: Where the Oscars Go when Television Starts to Lead

The times, they are changing.  When True Detective aired, the buzz caught on slowly.  Folks were watching it but they weren’t really REALLY watching it. Around the time of episode 4 that started to change. Suddenly, the obsession ballooned to consume a global audience. How...
Posted On 13 Mar 2014

Most Anticipated of 2014, or What We Talk About when we Talk About Oscar Predictions

The blood is just about dried on this year’s Oscar race but throughout the web are predictions for next year’s race. Yes, already. Here’s the thing. It ain’t rocket science. Early Oscar predictions aren’t some kind of magic formula – so people...
Posted On 08 Mar 2014

Independent Spirit Awards Preview and Predictions

Tomorrow, on a rainy midday afternoon, the Independent Spirit Awards will host their own version of the year’s best.  In year’s past, the Spirit Awards have been sort of the anti-Oscars in a way, the alternative to what is the moneyed world of the popularity contest...
Posted On 28 Feb 2014

Critics Divided on Which Film Should win the Best Picture Oscar Sunday

Erik Kohn on what the potential loss for 12 Years a Slave might be: Whether or not the Oscars exist to acknowledge first-rate cinema or first-rate campaigns, this one deserves to go all the way. If it doesn’t win, the Academy has collectively — if not consciously — rejected...
Posted On 28 Feb 2014

The Case for Martin Scorsese

It’s difficult for many of us to be unbiased when it comes to Martin Scorsese. Very likely he could direct a remake of When Harry Met Sally and I’d think it was the greatest thing since Taxi Driver. But even given all of that bias, and all the ways I love The Wolf of Wall Street...
Posted On 24 Feb 2014

Final Lap – The Academy Awards, Race, and the Split Vote

You’ll be happy that — barring the expected catastrophe that might occur next Sunday — this is very likely my last piece on Race and the Academy, until 50 years from now when the next film written, directed and starring black people is up for Best Picture. By...
Posted On 24 Feb 2014