Poster of the Week: X-Men: First Class featuring Magneto & Xavier

Now that Oscar is over and done with (well with some tittle tattle left over it seems), I for one am looking forward to upcoming movies! I better finish my list of anticipated list soon as March is here already, man where did the time go?? Anyhow, if you've been reading my blog regularly, you'd …

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Musings on the 2011 Oscars… glad award season is over!

Finally it's here... the Oscars! But I'm more excited for the fact it's the end of award season, so we can just all move on!! Ok, I got to admit I was quite blase about this year's Oscar hosts, but you know what, both of them seem affable enough and the opening of them being …

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Everybody’s chattin’ about Oscar — so who will bring home the gold naked statuettes?

The climax to 2011 award season is upon us. The 83rd annual Academy Awards, will air live this Sunday, Feb. 27, at 8 p.m. ET. All the stars are busy getting their frocks/tux ready, every inch of their body from head to toe polished, and make sure every single line on their faces all Botox-ed …

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Conspicuous Trailer of the Week: Certified Copy

Happy Thursday, everyone! I was going to post my Oscar predictions but that'd have to wait until tomorrow. I realize I haven't done a trailer post in a while, I guess consistency isn't my strong suit, eh? Anyhoo, when I saw the poster for this, I was immediately drawn to it. Fittingly, the trailer also …

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Everyone’s a Critic: Reviews of Coriolanus (2011) and Laura (1944)

Welcome to another edition of Everyone's a Critic! Today we've got two special reviews from two different genres, one is a Shakespearean modern adaptation, straight from its BERLINALE premiere (thank you Vanessa, you lucky gal!) and the other an Otto Preminger’s acclaimed classic noir (Preminger was nominated for Best Director Oscar for this film). In …

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Ross vs Ross’ Best Picture Fight Club is Up – The King Speech Review

Counting down to the Oscar this coming Sunday, and the boys from rossvross.com have gone a little Oscar crazy this week. A couple of weeks ago, Ross McG rounded up nine other bloggers (including his partner in crime Ross McD) for a ten-way Best Picture Oscar battle. Because there are so many movies - and because it …

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Weekend Viewing Roundup: Empire of the Sun, Unbreakable

Happy Monday all, and to my American friends, Happy President's Day! Do you get the day off today? Fortunately I do, which is perfect timing as we just got dumped on more snow again this weekend. Yesterday was practically in blizzard condition right before I went to church around 11 am CST, and the snow …

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Weekend Viewing Plans and Music Break: The King’s Speech Score

Hello everybody, happy Friday! My office will be closed for President's Day on Monday so it'll be a three-day weekend, YAY! I haven't been to the theater for a while. I think the last film I saw at the theater was The Fighter back in January, wow! Well, I don't know if I'll make it …

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The Flix List: Seven Great Directors Working in Hollywood Today

A while back I wrote about hack directors working in Hollywood. Well, to balance things out, now how about some of the great ones who are still churning out some great films. I’ll also list some of their upcoming projects that I’m looking forward to see on the big screen. (rtm's note: also check out …

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Playing Hollywood producer for a day

Castor @ Anomalous Material has done it again! He created yet another addictive but fun (well of course it's fun or it wouldn't be addictive, right?) game for movie lovers call the Movie Fantasy League. It's like Fantasy Football, but instead of being a “general manager” of a fantasy baseball team, you are the head …

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