Have a picnic with Norma Rae
Warning: This discussion is thick with spoilers.
Also: Sir Ian McKellan outs everyone
Get sick on screen, cough a little too hard, and you've got a nomination all locked up. Here are some of the frontrunners for nomination consideration, who will suddenly feel much better if they're announced among the chosen this Thursday. Marion Cotillard in Rust and Bone (above). The French favo ... More >>
Naturally, they might change--especially when I see every last film--but right now, this is what I'm predicting on goldderby.com (where they ask various commentators for their incredibly prescient forecasts and expect them to be accurate). SUPPORTING ACTRESS 1--Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables 2--S ... More >>
Steven Spielberg's upcoming movie about Abraham Lincoln doesn't make the President look like E.T., Jaws, or something out of Jurassic Park. In fact, it makes him look exactly like Daniel Day-Lewis, who's playing the part. With a hint of Walter Huston. Here's' a stirring image from the film, whic ... More >>
I have to admit I've sometimes found Andrew Garfield to be a bit irritating in other projects, but as The Amazing Spider-Man, he totally ensnared me into his web. First of all, I happen to like his looks. He's lanky, with large features--saucer eyes, bulbous nose, juicy lips--and the camera adores ... More >>
The spider becomes a man—and a joy—in The Amazing Spider-Man
Lifetime is doing a Steel Magnolias of color, and I'm all hopped up about the cast. Get this: In the part of Truvy, the salon owner played by Dolly Parton in the 1989 movie, they've signed the formidable Jill Scott.
And I don't mind as long as you click on my link, genius
The Academy Awards will be telecast on February 27, when we'll get all new acceptance speeches to savor and barf at. In the meantime, having just posted the worst speeches in the trophy's history, here are my favorite ones, whereby winners managed to shine in that high-pressure situation--ac ... More >>
Emmy-nominated The Family Guy featuring Emmy-nominated Seth MacFarlane. For us the joy of the Emmy Nominations, announced this morning, is in the less-well-known categories. We see that there are only two shows, for instance, up for Outstanding Children's Nonfiction Program: Grandpa, Do You Know ... More >>
Actually, I never even leave my seat at intermission.
Did Carrie Prejean really get down with transsexual extraordinaire Amanda Lepore? Was their moment together like something out of The Parent Trap? Is Carson Kressley making swine flu jokes? Did Sally Field really say Tom Hanks seems to have A.D.D.? And speaking of attention spans, did I really ... More >>
Advice from grannies and trannies; other topics are glossed over
The specter of the novelist and the novel defense of Spector. Plus a meal with Haggis.
The Mexican gets a sexy question, and Dan Savage lends a helping hand
Why the British love the Scissor Sisters more than we do
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sequels?
Thrillers! Satires! Westerns! Indies! Blockbusters! Sequels!
Hollywood Starlets Vie for the Audrey Hepburn Mantle