| Jan 10, 2013
| 9:00 AM
by Joel Ryan
Do not doubt Lincoln's poll numbers.
Steven Spielberg's long-presumed Academy Awards favorite picked up 12 nominations Thursday, the most of any film. Ang Lee's Life of Pi was right behind, with 11. Les Misérables and Silver...
| Jan 8, 2013
No matter who wins or loses Sunday, the 2013 Golden Globes ceremony obviously will be awesome because Tiny Fey and Amy Poehler are hosting. Really: That should be enough to make even the most awards show-averse movie/TV fans tune in.
Yes, there will...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" | Joe Letteri, Eileen Moran, Eric Saindon, Kevin L. Sherwood
"Prometheus" | Paul Butterworth, Charley Henley, Allen Maris, Richard Stammers
| Feb 25, 2013
| 11:55 AM
Ben Affleck's film "Argo" took the best picture Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards. Other marquee winners were Daniel Day-Lewis for lead actor for “Lincoln,” Jennifer Lawrence for lead actress for “Silver Linings Playbook,” and Ang...
| Dec 13, 2012
I told myself I wouldn’t get worked up over the Golden Globe nominations this morning, but here we go again.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association—an anonymous group of freelancers much, much smaller than the Academy—really booted...
| Oct 4, 2012
*** (out of four)
A Disney movie preceded by commercials for new Disney Channel efforts “Girl vs. Monster” and “Dog with a Blog” doesn't suggest the studio’s overflowing with innovative ideas. Especially when the movie,...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 1:32 AM
Tim Burton can make movies that are visually stunning. Unfortunately, they’re usually not very interesting films otherwise.
It’s nice to see that he went from doing all the remakes, to remaking his own story Frankenweenie. It was a short he...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 10:14 AM
The young title character in this stop-motion animation fantasy (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee) shares a trait with Haley Joel Osment's alter ego in "The Sixth Sense," summed up by the sentence, "I see dead people."
While that can mean comforting reunions,...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 10:34 AM
"There's nothing wrong with being scared, Norman, so long as you don't let it change who you are." — from Laika's film, "ParaNorman"
The bright sun warmed the brisk morning air as I walked near Diver's Cove. A flock of pelicans skimmed the...
| Sep 27, 2012
*1/2 (out of four)
Jason Segel performed a Dracula musical in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and it was funny. One of many moments in “Hotel Transylvania” that aren’t funny: An animated Dracula voiced by Adam Sandler singing to...
| Sep 27, 2012
Dominated by Adam Sandler's D-minus Bela Lugosi impression, the 3-D animated feature "Hotel Transylvania" illustrates the difference between engaging a young movie audience and agitating it, with snark and noise and everything but the funny.
| Sep 3, 2012
| 9:15 AM
"The Possession" took ownership of the No. 1 spot at the box office this Labor Day weekend, but there was no love for "The Oogieloves."
The horror flick produced by Sam Raimi did stronger-than-expected business, grossing a solid $21.3 million over the...