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  • Reaction: 2014 Golden Globes nominations (movies)

    Reaction: 2014 Golden Globes nominations (movies)
    Let’s take a collective deep breath and begin with the good news from this morning’s sufficiently ridiculous Golden Globes nominations. -- Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Enough Said”) and Greta Gerwig (“Frances Ha”)...
  • Golden Globe Nominations: 2014 Surprises

     
    Golden Globe nominations. Every year the mere mention of this trophy-fest brings joy to many and anger to many others. There's never been much rhyme or reason for many for the annual decisions made by the mysterious Hollywood Foreign Press, but if nothing...
  • Justin Chang's Top 10 Films of 2013

    If James Franco's "Look at my shee-yit!" scene in "Spring Breakers" was one of 2013′s funniest movie moments, it was also perhaps the most emblematic of a year that, as many others have pointed out, was all but overrun by spectacles of consumerist...
  • Forest Whitaker's twin peaks this year: 'Fruitvale Station' and 'The Butler'

    Forest Whitaker's twin peaks this year: 'Fruitvale Station' and 'The Butler'
    If Forest Whitaker isn't careful, he could win Oscars in two categories for two movies: lead actor for "Lee Daniels' The Butler" and as producer of the conceivable best picture, "Fruitvale Station." No actor-producer has ever even been nominated for...
  • Critics Choice Awards: '12 Years,' 'American Hustle' Earn 13 Nominations Each

    With "12 Years a Slave" and "American Hustle" leading the pack (13 bids each), plenty of films have reason to celebrate their nominations from the Critics' Choice Movie Awards, because it's one of the more reliable Oscar gauges around. The best pic...
  • Omarr's daily astrological forecast

    BIRTHDAY GUY: Producer and director Lee Daniels was born in Philadelphia, Penn., today in 1959. This birthday guy produced and directed the 2009 film "Precious," which earned Oscar nominations both for his direction and for best picture. He also...
  • Politics: Where Hollywood Mattered in 2013

    Show biz's impact on politics usually ends at the surface: The red carpet is rolled out each year for the White House Correspondents Assn. dinner, a celebrity draws publicity to a vague cause by testifying before a congressional panel, or a documentary...
  • 'Gravity' edges 'Butler' for most overrated movie of 2013

    'Gravity' edges 'Butler' for most overrated movie of 2013
    Some said it changed cinema. Others said it was a technical achievement that fell far short in the story and character departments. It’s the latter group that had its say on New Year’s Eve, asĀ  ‘Gravity,’ Alfonso Cuaron’s...
  • Producers Guild Offers Oscar Clues and a Few Surprises (Analysis)

    In a wide-open year, Hollywood folk are looking for Oscar omens, and today's nominations from the Producers Guild of America offer double reason to celebrate: Aside from earning the honor of being recognized by the guild, these noms have been a good gauge...
  • Producers Guild Taps Top 10 Movies for Zanuck Award

    Opting for a mix of specialty and studio titles, the Producers Guild of America has selected "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle," "Blue Jasmine," "Captain Phillips," "Dallas Buyers Club," "Gravity," "Her," "Nebraska," "Saving Mr. Banks" and "The Wolf of...
  • Hollywood Sexist? Female Directors Still Missing in Action

    In 2013, Hollywood saw big box office hits with Jennifer Lawrence in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," Sandra Bullock in "Gravity" and Melissa McCarthy (and Bullock again) in "The Heat." But none of these girl-power sagas were directed by a woman. It'...
  • WGA Nominations: Oscar and the Eligibility Factor (Analysis)

    Writers Guild of America's just-announced nominees have reason for optimism in terms of the upcoming Academy Awards, but they come with a load of footnotes and caveats. The WGA has a pretty solid track record at predicting Oscar winners, though as far as...