“I’m sorry,” television writer-producer David Shore – the creator and executive producer of the acclaimed series “House” – told the audience at the Media Access Awards last week in Beverly Hills. “He [House, the character played by Hugh Laurie ] was originally supposed to be in a wheelchair. But I lost that fight [with the […]
Ben Affleck’s “Argo” was crowned best film at the BAFTAs on Sunday while Daniel Day-Lewis bagged yet another leading actor award for the title role in “Lincoln” as an increasingly familiar awards season script unfolded in London.
The French-language drama “Amour” was chosen Sunday as the year’s best film by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, whose prizes are among a flurry of year-end honors that help sort out the Academy Awards race.
Moonrise Kingdom: A four-time Independent Spirit Award nominee (for Picture, Direction, Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor Bruce Willis), Wes Anderson’s latest tinker toy epic combines his patented whimsy and formalist conceits into a fairy tale of young love set against a backdrop of parental neglect. (Click here to begin purchasing the movie with XFINITY On […]
Bernie: This early year sleeper earned a pair of Independent Spirit Awards nods for Best Picture and Best Actor for Jack Black in a career role that deserves an Academy nod, even though it won’t get one. (Click here to begin ordering the movie with XFINITY On Demand.) Director/co-writer Richard Linklater returns to his home […]
This month’s XFINITY On Demand offerings feature a number of Indie Spirit Award nominees and Oscar hopefuls. Wondering whether they’re worth your while? Our own culture pundit gives you reasons to watch…or not. Ruby Sparks (Fox Searchlight): Similar in theme to such movies about writers as Spike Jonze’s Adaptation and Marc Forster’s Stranger Than Fiction, […]
THE NEWS:Last year’s Grammy Awards were all about Adele, who swept every category she was up for. This year’s 55th Annual honors appear to be anyone’s for the taking, but Frank Ocean is making a strong case for himself. Ocean and L.A. funk-rock crossovers fun. lead the field, securing six nominations apiece, including three major […]
It’s a brutal year to be in the Grammy nominations handicapping game. Sure, there are a few safe bets. Mumford & Sons and Frank Ocean are expected to take a share of nominations when they’re announced Wednesday night on national television during “The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!” in Nashville.
The New York Film Critics Circle have named Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty” the best film of 2012. Bigelow, the “Hurt Locker” filmmaker, also won best director for her grim, journalist docu-drama of the hunt for Osama bin Laden.