| Jun 18, 2013
| 11:25 AM
It wasn’t that long ago when Disney was struggling to revive a moribund animation division while its powerhouse subsidiary Pixar was on a serious roll.
Things look a little different these days. “Cars 2” and “Brave,” both...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 12:22 PM
Summer is here and Petoskey is bustling with activities for all ages to enjoy. The Downtown Petoskey Farmers Market and Petoskey Rocks! kick-off in downtown Petoskey beginning Friday, June 14. Noon concerts on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays begin in...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 1:43 PM
A video-game villain (voice of John C. Reilly) escapes from the contest to prove he's not such a bad guy - and unwittingly sets loose a much greater danger, which he then has to recapture - in this fanciful, animated Disney fantasy.
here are plenty of...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 7:22 AM
Chances are most people won't ever have the chance to hold an Oscar statue, but one Herald-Mail reader will want to get his or her acceptance speech ready on Sunday, Feb. 24.
That's when he or she correctly identifies the most winners in the 10...
| May 23, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Consider "The Painting," the fourth feature by slow-moving 74-year-old French director Jean-François Laguionie, a twee "Wreck-It Ralph." Inside a primitive portrait, the subjects are divided into three canvas castes: Sketchies, wraith-like creatures...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 8:14 AM
Complete list of 85th Annual Academy Award nominations announced Thursday:
1. Best Picture: "Amour," "Argo," "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Django Unchained," "Les Miserables," "Life of Pi," "Lincoln," "Silver Linings Playbook," "Zero Dark Thirty."
| Jan 14, 2013
| 6:30 PM
For the second year running, none of this year's animated feature nominees scored nominations in any other category. That might suggest the Academy has cooled on the medium after the initial excitement of allowing Pixar's "Up" and "Toy Story 3" into the...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Peter Debruge: This is not a top-10 list
There's a key scene in "The Master" in which Lancaster Dodd, the charismatic cult leader played by Philip Seymour Hoffman, reassures his newest and most improbable convert: "Don't apologize. You're a scoundrel."...
| 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 3, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Now that Christmas is over, I have a new seasonal tune stuck in my head. Maybe it wasn't intended as a holiday song, but it's one I often find myself humming around the end of December and start of January: "Nothing Was Delivered," an obscure Bob Dylan...
| 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...