It's a shame that the Oscars have to think outside the box after already committing to keeping their hosting tradition the same with a comedian. And while Seth MacFarlane may surprise us in keeping a three-hour … More »Oscar Tribute to James Bond: The Entire Telecast Should Be a Bond Celebration
"Texas Chainsaw 3D" might be taking a bit of a critical drubbing this weekend (it's currently sitting at 24% on Rotten Tomatoes), but it's well on its way to being a decent hit at the box office, as it … More »'Texas Chainsaw 3D' Carves Up the Box Office
Earlier this week, Joseph Gordon-Levitt was added to Marvel's short list of candidates to take on the lead role of Star-Lord in "Guardians of the Galaxy," but it turns out that he has company, as both … More »More 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Casting Rumors
A lot of people-sub-literate types mostly-seem to think that nothing makes a movie scene funnier than using profanity. Frankly, I do not get the humor. Oh sure, there are moments when the usage of a four-letter … More »Gosh! What the Cuss is Up with Replacing Profanity in Comedy Movies?
The Troubles of Films About Living People: Hillary Clinton’s Health Crisis as Third Act for a BiopicYahoo! Contributor Network - Fri, Jan 4, 2013 3:08 PM EST
The Clintons are still intriguing enough for a detailed biopic about their political lives that shouldn't be cloaked in analogies "Primary Colors" style. And if Bill Clinton wants an egoistic biopic about … More »The Troubles of Films About Living People: Hillary Clinton’s Health Crisis as Third Act for a Biopic
Quick, is Stephen King's story about the telekinetically inclined high school outcast named "Carrie" a prom story or a horror story? Apparently, the producers of the remake that substitutes the extraordinary … More »Remake of `Carrie' Moved from Prom Season to Halloween Costume Season
"The Expendables" has prided itself on amassing plenty of talent in front of the camera, but the third film could have a big name with an impressive action pedigree behind the camera too, as John Woo has … More »John Woo is Open to Directing 'The Expendables 3'
Have Scientologists Transformed `The Master' into Oscar's Bare-Naked Red-Bottomed Submissive Begging …Yahoo! Contributor Network - Thu, Jan 3, 2013 12:14 PM EST
"The Master" appears to be moving closer to dropping out of serious contention for any major Academy Awards. What a difference a few months makes. At the beginning of the fall movie season-or, as it is … More »Have Scientologists Transformed `The Master' into Oscar's Bare-Naked Red-Bottomed Submissive Begging for Mercy?
January 4 has unofficially been set aside as Trivia Day. One missing bit of trivia seems to be just where all this started, but that's beside the point. The real point is that there is no trivia quite … More »Perfect Comedy Movie Picks for Trivia Day on January 4
"Brave" comes out on a three-disc set consisting of two Blu-ray discs and one DVD. This collector's edition houses the film's HD and SD copies, along with a generous number of bonus features. This 2012 … More »Blu-ray Review: ‘Brave’
The 2013 Academy Award race is still anything but all tied up, meaning that there does remain a very slight possibility that a comedy could take home Best Picture. If that is the case, it could made history, … More »Surprise Best Picture Win by a Comedy Would Make History at the 2013 Oscars
Marvel has been busy trying to secure its lead actor for "Guardians of the Galaxy" for the past couple of months, and the latest reports indicate that Joseph Gordon-Levitt may be in contention for the … More »Joseph Gordon-Levitt on Marvel's List for 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
Given the preponderance of huge geek properties set to debut in 2015, expect this year to be dominated by rumors and hearsay as films like "Justice League" finally inch their way to production. Only two … More »Rumored List of 'Justice League' Characters Emerges Online
Back when Kevin Williamson and Wes Craven hatched the idea for "Scream 4," the duo never intended to stop at one more sequel, as they intended to create an entire new trilogy of films. These plans hit … More »Neve Campbell Discusses 'Scream 5'
On 11-30-12 I published an article that questioned the assertion of John Johnson and Darkstone Entertainment that they were really intent on releasing a serious remake of Ed Wood's campy cult classic "Plan … More »Director John Johnson on `Plan 9': His Serious Remake of Ed Wood's Beloved Cult Classic
Supporting Characters in Comedy Films Who Were Spun Off as Leading Characters in Their Own Movie Com …Yahoo! Contributor Network - Tue, Jan 1, 2013 3:36 PM EST
The concept of the spin-off of a situation comedy from an already established hit sitcom that positions a supporting character as the protagonist is such a thriving business that for every runaway success … More »Supporting Characters in Comedy Films Who Were Spun Off as Leading Characters in Their Own Movie Comedies
The 23rd Annual Washington Jewish Film Festival kicks off on January 3, 2013. Just as you don't have to be black to enjoy a Tyler Perry movie, you don't have to be Jewish to enjoy the films scheduled for … More »Preview of Washington Jewish Film Festival, Jan. 3 to Jan. 13
Not many years produce classic movie comedies that are likely to go down in history among the funniest films ever put on the silver screen. Even so, those years far outnumber the years in which twelve … More »2012 Comedy Movies in Review...Ahhhh, What's the Point!
Does anybody out there actually relate to contemporary romantic comedies? Especially the ones involving average people getting married? I mean, seriously, am I alone in having absolutely no ability whatever … More »Does Anybody Else Relate More to Jack Torrance Than Any Character in Any Romantic Comedy?
Dateline 2012: All across the world as well as in the United States a rising up of primates has taken place that threatens-or, more aptly for most of us, promises-to change the zeitgeist of the distinctly … More »Will the Sesquicentennial of the Emancipation Proclamation Give `Lincoln' an Edge at the Oscars?
My choice for the most resonant movie quote of 2012 could have come courtesy of Bane from "The Dark Knight Rises" but as you shall see if you read the article, I had other things in mind. Well, maybe not … More »Behold, the Instrument of Your Liberation: The Most Resonant Movie Scene of 2012
"The Amazing Spider-Man" hits the Blu-ray shelves with a three-disc set consisting of two Blu-ray discs and one DVD. This package houses the film's HD, SD, and UV digital copies, along with a wealth of … More »Blu-ray Review: ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’
The 2009 documentary "Objectified" hits the Blu-ray shelves via a single-disc package. This is the second entry to the Gary Hustwit design trilogy, which also includes "Helvetica" and "Urbanized." This … More »Blu-ray Review: ‘Objectified’
"Planes, Trains & Automobiles" Those Aren't Pillows Edition boasts a single-disc Blu-ray package housing the 1987 cross-country buddy comedy, along with a variety of supplements. The film revolves around … More »Blu-ray Review: ‘Planes, Trains & Automobiles’ Those Aren't Pillows! Edition
Why did Hollywood have to go so obvious on us and cram the best movies of the year into the fourth quarter to jostle for Oscar and other award coddling? It's not that we haven't seen the progression of … More »2012 Hollywood Box Office Record, but Release Quality Movies Before Fourth Quarter in 2013