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Fall has so many things to love: weather that doesn’t make me feel roasted alive, Halloween decorations going up 9 weeks early, soup…and industry movie screenings of award contenders! Even when the movies aren’t great, …

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Movie Review: OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL

March 8, 2013 – 12:32 am | 8 Comments
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I last saw The Wizard of Oz many, many years ago and don’t remember specifics. I’ve seen it maybe twice in my life and it’s not on my list of all-time favorites or anything. This …

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Thoughts on the 85th Academy Awards & Fashion Commentary

February 25, 2013 – 1:36 am | 8 Comments
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I went into this year’s ceremony more excited than usual because many of the categories were not predictable. Yes, Daniel Day-Lewis and Anne Hathaway were sure things, but there was possibility for surprises in the …

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SAG AWARDS 2013

January 27, 2013 – 11:01 pm | 7 Comments
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I’m still in rehearsals six days a week for the new play, and doing various freelance gigs, so this won’t be a full write-up, just a few highlights in case you missed the show (apparently …

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Few Thoughts on the 70th Golden Globes

January 14, 2013 – 1:10 am | 10 Comments
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I had rehearsal today for the new play I’m doing, so I tuned in late to the Golden Globes. I’m now exhausted so this write-up won’t be long; I just wanted to throw out a …

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Movie Review: THIS IS 40

December 19, 2012 – 1:31 pm | 4 Comments
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I went to a screening of Judd Apatow’s latest comedy because I needed a few laughs, and This Is 40 provided a few, but it’s also much more dramatic than I anticipated. Which isn’t a …

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Movie Review: HITCHCOCK

November 21, 2012 – 1:55 am | 2 Comments
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Hitchcock (out Friday, Nov. 23), which takes place during the making of Psycho, should be called Hitchcock and Alma. Yes, we get to peek behind the shower curtain to see how the iconic movie was …

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Movie Review: SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

November 16, 2012 – 4:12 am | 8 Comments
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I still have to see many more awards contenders, but Silver Linings Playbook is an early favorite. It’s laugh-out-loud funny, charming, moving, wacky, and…well, you’ll have to see for yourself.
Bradley Cooper plays Pat, a bipolar …

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ANNA KARENINA Review + Notes from Q&A with Joe Wright & Keira Knightley

November 14, 2012 – 1:04 am | 10 Comments
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I attended a Variety screening Monday night of Anna Karenina, and stayed afterward for the Q&A with director Joe Wright and Keira Knightley. It’s the kind of movie that benefits from such a chat.
For the …

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Movie Discussion: SKYFALL

November 8, 2012 – 7:19 pm | 6 Comments
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The AFI Fest started last week (wrapping up today) and for the third year, I’ve been attending as a press member. Last night was the annual “Secret Screening,” revealed at the last minute as Skyfall. Guess …

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Movie Reviews: PITCH PERFECT and BUTTER

October 3, 2012 – 10:59 pm | 3 Comments
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This Friday, Oct. 5, Pitch Perfect will open wide, and Butter will be in limited release and available as VOD. They both feature highly competitive people attempting to win a title, and both made me …

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Movie Review: SAVAGES

July 5, 2012 – 2:47 am | 6 Comments
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If you’ve seen Oliver Stone’s U-Turn or Natural Born Killers, and/or have read the Don Winslow novel on which this movie is based, Savages is pretty much what you’d expect it to be—violent, in your …

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Movie Review: PROMETHEUS

June 5, 2012 – 11:31 pm | 3 Comments
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It’s not such a big secret anymore, but during production, Ridley Scott and the creative team behind Prometheus (out Friday, June 8th) were very coy about whether or not this was an Alien prequel. Well, …

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