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SAG Awards Roundup

January 30, 2011 – 10:38 pm | 10 Comments
julie bowen

The show was so boring that when I looked down at my notebook after it was over, I saw I hadn’t written anything. The winners were predictable—Colin, Natalie, Melissa, Christian—and the speeches routine so I …


PCNews Roundup

January 28, 2011 – 11:27 pm | 10 Comments
king's speech poster

You know something’s off when I don’t have time to read and react to Oscar nominations. The Academy Awards are my Super Bowl, my Olympics, my…oh, you get the idea. But I was buried under …


Behind the Scenes at the Golden Globes 2011

January 17, 2011 – 1:43 pm | 4 Comments
alec baldwin & jennier lopez

Late last night, long after the broadcast ended, a friend of mine who attended the awards ceremony and after-parties called to share some backstage details. The following is in her words.
[For my thoughts on best …


Golden Globes 2011 Fashion Roundup

January 17, 2011 – 4:16 am | 10 Comments

When I first tuned in to the red carpet arrivals, I saw a lot of stars wearing black and thought it was going to be a boring night for fashion. I mean, I like and …


Highlights and Lowlights of Golden Globes 2011

January 16, 2011 – 11:32 pm | 17 Comments
Firth, without the Harley

I look forward to the Globes every year because they are decidedly nutty—weird nominations, random presenters (Alicia Keys?) and drunk acceptance speeches. This year was no exception, starting with Helena Bonham Carter’s wacky dress and …


My Pop Culture Consumption This Week

January 14, 2011 – 12:30 am | 10 Comments

I consumed a lot of pop culture this week but unfortunately, there were a lot of empty calories. Here’s a quick rundown of a couple new TV series and a movie opening today.
Episodes—Showtime, Sundays, 9:30 …


First Official Photos of Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander

January 12, 2011 – 3:21 pm | 5 Comments

W Magazine has revealed the first official photos of Rooney Mara as the titular character in David Fincher’s adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, due December 21. Mara’s transformation from the fresh-faced coed …


Movie Review: BIUTIFUL & Notes from Q&A with Javier Bardem

January 3, 2011 – 2:03 am | 6 Comments

If you’re familiar with Alejandro González Iñárritu’s past work—Babel, 21 Grams, Amores Perros, etc.—you probably suspect that the title is ironic because there’s very little about Biutiful that’s beautiful. It’s a relentlessly bleak film about …



December 17, 2010 – 2:40 am | 3 Comments

I’m leaving town this weekend for the holidays and am hideously behind in everything. Someone reminded me today Christmas is next weekend and I gave her a blank face. Wha…?
Thus, in the interest of saving …


Awards Are Coming! Awards Are Coming!

December 14, 2010 – 3:18 pm | 11 Comments

I’m a little behind but want to cover Golden Globe nominations and winners from some major critics’ groups.
First, GG noms in the big movie categories, with a few brief observations:
Best Motion Picture–Drama
Black Swan
The Fighter
The …


Movie Review: HOW DO YOU KNOW

December 12, 2010 – 11:00 pm | 15 Comments
How Do You Know

The title of James L. Brooks’s latest movie, How Do You Know (opening Dec. 17), refers to when you realize you’ve fallen in love with someone. But the question I asked myself while watching was: …


TRUE GRIT: Review & Comparison Between Both Versions

December 8, 2010 – 1:40 am | 8 Comments

Last Saturday, I saw the Coen brothers’ remake of True Grit (opening Dec. 22), about a U.S. Marshal who helps a young girl avenge her father’s murder, with my friend Eric Edwards, who had re-watched …

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