A few years ago, MGM was on the brink of collapse after filing for bankruptcy; however, the studio has come roaring back and is set to tackle the familiar story of "Ben-Hur," as Deadline reports that the … More »MGM Developing New 'Ben-Hur' Film
Back when Disney announced production on "Star Wars: Episode VII," Zack Snyder's name quickly emerged as a candidate before the director quickly ruled himself out. However, that doesn't mean that Snyder … More »Zack Snyder to Develop a 'Star Wars' Spin-Off
While all of us who try to predict award show winners didn't see "Lincoln" losing all Golden Globe nominations except one, it was clear the Globes have learned the art of sharing the wealth. Whether that's … More »The Golden Globes Shares Award Wealth: Sweeps May Be Extinct in a Crowded Movie World
Based on past comments, I know not everyone agrees with my assessment that there's been an emerging competition between the Golden Globes and Academy Awards. But while it's obvious the Hollywood Foreign … More »Was Kathryn Bigelow Snubbed at Oscars Because of Consensus She’d Win at Golden Globes?
Back in 2009, director Reuben Fleischer scored a surprise hit with "Zombieland," and a sequel was almost immediately announced. However, the director recently provided an update that indicates that the … More »Reuben Fleischer Doesn't Expect to Return to 'Zombieland'
Say what you will about hosting award shows, but there seems to be an emerging tendency of thought that hosting any prolonged award show is an event to mostly avoid. Similar to finding a director for upcoming … More »With Two Hosts at Globes, Oscar Should Reconsider Duo Hosting with Established Chemistry
After flirting with the idea of releasing another watered-down, PG-13 "Die Hard" movie, it has been confirmed that Fox will release the latest installment, "A Good Day to Die Hard," with the R rating that … More »'A Good Day to Die Hard' Will Be Rated R
A fourth "Jurassic Park" film has been vaguely imminent for the past year or so; while the project has seen numerous starts and stops over the course of the decade, there has been definitive movement on … More »'Jurassic Park 4' Will Open Next June
Remember when the media was playing up the monumental idea of Daniel Day-Lewis competing with Joaquin Phoenix for Best Actor at the Academy Awards? I was also one of those trumpeting the idea this last … More »Oscar Nominations Attempt a Heated Contest for Actor, but Best Actress Will Be Unpredictable
When I suggested in 2012 that the Razzie Awards become a prime-time TV event, I wasn't on my occasional satiric train of thought. More than a few agreed with me as mainstream Hollywood seems to pile up … More »What Did the Razzie Awards Leave Out for Worst of 2012? Rise of the Golden Raspberry
Despite the title, "The Last Exorcism" was hardly final, as a sequel will be released in March. Distributor CBS Pictures has released a trailer for the film that gives fans a glimpse of where the sequel … More »Trailer Debuts for 'The Last Exorcism II'
It was inevitable that super high-definition televisions would soon be previewed at the Consumer Electronics Show and then pushed onto the consumer market. But while it brings back shades of when high-definition … More »Will 4K OLED TV’s Be a Boon to Watching Movies at Home, or Destroy Movie Magic?
Joseph Gordon-Levitt has found himself on the short-list for several upcoming films, including "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Godzilla," but the actor's next gig will take him to "Sin City," as he's signed … More »Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Star in 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For'
Of all the what-if stories in the history of Hollywood movie casting, few could possibly be as intriguing as the one about the remake of "A Star is Born" starring Barbra Streisand and Elvis Presley. More »Elvis Presley and `A Star is Born' that Might Have Been
Gareth Edwards's reboot of "Godzilla" is expected to start shooting this spring, but, before it does, the screenplay will be receiving a polish from Frank Darabont. The "Shawshank Redemption" director … More »Frank Darabont to Polish 'Godzilla' Script for Legendary Pictures
The first bit of news surrounding "Star Wars Episode VII" in 2013 is once again a bit of non-news, as another candidate has said he won't direct the film. This time, it's Guillermo del Toro turning down … More »Guillermo Del Toro Turns Down 'Star Wars: Episode VII'
Every year, the National Society of Film Critics pride themselves on "the truth" as they like to call it in honoring the best films of the year. And while you can't argue with "Amour" being an example … More »Does National Society of Film Critics Pick of 'Amour' Show Audience Divide or Marketing Failure?
Talk about bad timing! If the Academy Awards absolutely had to hire Seth MacFarlane as host (and clearly some sort of NRA member with an assault weapon must somehow be responsible for this travesty) why … More »Seth MacFarlane: More Suitable as Oscar Host when Ripoff Compendium `The Artist' Won Best Picture
The Early 21st Century Has Become a Golden Age in the Long Tradition of British Bad Guys in the Movi …Yahoo! Contributor Network - Mon, Jan 7, 2013 12:16 PM EST
George Sanders. Basil Rathbone. Donald Pleasance. Peter Cushing. All great bad guys. All British. There is a long, weird tradition of bad guys being played by British actors in Hollywood movies. Martin … More »The Early 21st Century Has Become a Golden Age in the Long Tradition of British Bad Guys in the Movies
An "Itchy and Scratchy" was always planned as the opening for "The Simpsons Movie." So why not an Itchy and Scratchy movie? More »Why the Sequel to `The Simpsons Movie' Should Take Us Behind the Scenes of Itchy and Scratchy
Why is Congress More Outraged Over `Zero Dark Thirty' Than the Lies of the Bush Administration About …Yahoo! Contributor Network - Sun, Jan 6, 2013 7:57 PM EST
Does it bother anyone else that the United States Senate and House of Representatives seem to be far more concerned with the "grossly inaccurate and misleading" content of "Zero Dark Thirty" than they … More »Why is Congress More Outraged Over `Zero Dark Thirty' Than the Lies of the Bush Administration About Non-Existent WMD?
Really? Katy Perry is the Hottest Woman of 2013? Yes, according to Men's Health. Yes, despite the fact that 2013 is less than a week old. Okay, I could go for miles and miles on the subject of why Katy … More »The Comedy Potential Inherent in Drawing Up Lists of the Hottest Celebrities
That didn't take long. Just earlier today, it was reported that "Texas Chainsaw" raked in over $10 million on Friday, thus putting it on course for a $20 million opening that would exceed expectations … More »'Texas Chainsaw 3D' Sequel Already in the Works
If there is one pre-Oscar awards that you can pretty much deal out of poker party to determine which movies, actors and directors will be heading home with an Academy Award, it is the National Society … More »Just Who is This National Society of Film Critics Anyway?