Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Highest-Grossing Films of the Year

The Highest-Grossing Films of the Year

Holiday box-office bust extends year-long trend

Holiday box-office bust extends year-long trend - NYPOST.com

Lessons from 2010's box office

Movies, box office: Lessons from 2010's box office - latimes.com

3-D movies: 3-D movie ticket prices keep box-office sales up as attendance drops

3-D movies: 3-D movie ticket prices keep box-office sales up as attendance drops - latimes.com

Online Film Critics Society announces 2010 nominations

Online Film Critics Society announces 2010 nominations

'Airplane', 'Empire', 'Malcolm X' Among Those Chosen By Library of Congress

'Airplane', 'Empire', 'Malcolm X' Among Those Chosen By Library of Congress

‘Blue Valentine’ Review: Another Depressing, Anti-Marriage Offering from Hollywood



'Blue Valentine' Review: Another Depressing, Anti-Marriage Offering from Hollywood

2010 in Music and Movies: Not the Worst Year Ever

2010 in Music and Movies: Not the Worst Year Ever

'Empire Strikes Back' among 25 film registry picks

'Empire Strikes Back' among 25 film registry picks - delcotimes.com

Monday, December 27, 2010

Audiences Rejecting Bad Movies Like Never Before

NYT: The Era of Bad, Unoriginal Movies Coming to a Close?

'I Am Number Four' Trailer (HD)

Every 2010 film I've seen so far

Winter's Bone
Leaves of Grass
Toy Story 3

Iron Man 2
Despicable Me
Shrek Forever After
How to Train Your Dragon
Clash of the Titans (2010)
Salt
Valentine's Day
Robin Hood
Date Night
Sex and the City 2
The Book of Eli
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
The Bounty Hunter
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
The Wolfman
Get Him to the Greek
Takers
Predators
Hot Tub Time Machine
Kick-Ass
Killers
Cop Out
Edge of Darkness
Death at a Funeral
Legion (2010)
The Crazies
The Back-Up Plan
Green Zone
When in Rome
She's Out of My League
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Daybreakers
Brooklyn's Finest
Leap Year

From Paris with Love
The Losers

Splice
The Ghost Writer
Youth in Revolt

Repo Men
Avatar: Special Edition
Jonah Hex
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl Who Played with Fire

Babies
City Island
The Last Station

The Secret in Their Eyes
I Am Love
Solitary Man
Greenberg

Please Give
The Runaways
After.Life
The Descent, Part 2
A Prophet


(Films in bold are worth watching again)

'Paranormal Activity 2' Arrives on DVD Feb. 8

Terror Comes Home When the Record-Breaking* Supernatural Thriller 'Paranormal Activity 2' Arrives with a Shocking Unrated Version and Newly Found Footage

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Film review: Nothing works in 'How Do You Know'

Film review: Nothing works in 'How Do You Know'

Top 10 Movies For Grownups of 2010

A lot of Top 10 lists are released this time of year. One of the most interesting is the annual AARP list of Top 10 Movies For Grownups, which automatically disqualifies 90 percent of the films Hollywood releases each year.

"The films featured on our Top 10 list provide a daring group of must-see performances for the grownup audience," said Meg Grant, West Coast Editor of AARP The Magazine. "From drama and period-pieces, to family comedies and romance, 50+ actors and filmmakers have provided true entertainment this past year. We are proud to honor and recognize their achievements."

The Top 10 Movies for Grownups of 2010:

Get Low
The King's Speech
Secretariat
The Company Men
RED
The Kids are All Right
City Island
Casino Jack
Letters to Juliet
Another Year

Follow the link below to learn more about the films or visit aarp.org/movies to view the slide show of the Top 10 Movies for Grownups® of 2010.

AARP The Magazine Announces the Top 10 Movies For Grownups of 2010

Fandango Comes to iPad with New Moviegoing App

Fandango Comes to iPad with New Moviegoing App

Why it Took Me This Long to Purchase a Blu-ray Player

Why it Took Me This Long to Purchase a Blu-ray Player

A View on Piracy from the Independent Filmmaker

A View on Piracy from the Independent Filmmaker

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

'Pink Panther' Director Blake Edwards Dead at 88

He was probably best-known as "Mr. Julie Andrews" and the director of 'The Pink Panther' films starring Peter Sellers, but Blake Edwards had a long and distinguished career in Hollywood.

Here are some of my favorite Blake Edwards' films:

Operation Petticoat (1959)
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
The Pink Panther (1963)
A Shot in the Dark (1964)
The Great Race (1965)
The Party (1968)
Darling Lili (1969)
The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)
The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978)
10 (1979)
S.O.B. (1981)
Victor Victoria (1982)

'Pink Panther' Director Blake Edwards Dead at 88

Writer-director Blake Edwards dies at 88

Blake Edwards: Writer-director Blake Edwards dies at 88 - latimes.com

Yogi Bear 3D Movie Trailer

2011 SAG Awards nominees list

2011 SAG Awards nominees list - theenvelope.latimes.com

'King's Speech,' 'Fighter' and HBO actors reign at SAG noms

&'King's Speech,' 'Fighter' and HBO actors reign at SAG noms - theenvelope.latimes.com

'Tron: Legacy' movie review by Betsy Sharkey

'Tron: Legacy' movie review by Betsy Sharkey - latimes.com

Mel Gibson's 'The Beaver' will wag its tail in March

Mel Gibson's 'The Beaver' will wag its tail in March

On Location: New book presents a photographic history of filming in Los Angeles

On Location: New book presents a photographic history of filming in Los Angeles

Video: Every Film Released in 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Threats to American Parental Rights Brought to Light by 18-year-old Director's Eye-Opening Documentary



Threats to American Parental Rights Brought to Light by 18-year-old Director's Eye-Opening Documentary

Nickelodeon is 2010's Top-Ranked Cable Network, Marks 16 Years as Number One

Nickelodeon is 2010's Top-Ranked Cable Network, Marks 16 Years as Number One

Lionsgate Shines With 8 Golden Globe Nominations

Lionsgate Shines With 8 Golden Globe Nominations

'Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon' Trailer - Official (HD)

The James Bond Chronicles: ‘Dr. No’ (1962)

The James Bond Chronicles: 'Dr. No' (1962)

Activist Hollywood Wrong Again: No Cancer Increases in ‘Erin Brockovich’ Town

So what if the money is not based on real facts? Julia Roberts looks good, especially in that push-up bra.

Activist Hollywood Wrong Again: No Cancer Increases in 'Erin Brockovich' Town

Monday, December 13, 2010

Every new movie I've seen this year

I try to watch at least 100 new releases every year, but I'm behind so far with 2010 releases, although I have been watching a lot of foreign films released in recent years and watching some classics I've never made the time to watch before. Here is a list of all the new films I've watched this year.

Toy Story 3
Clash of the Titans (2010)
Valentine's Day
Robin Hood
Date Night
Sex and the City 2
The Book of Eli
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
The Bounty Hunter
The Wolfman
Get Him to the Greek
Predators
Hot Tub Time Machine
Kick-Ass
Killers
Cop Out
Edge of Darkness
Legion (2010)
The Crazies

The Back-Up Plan
Green Zone
When in Rome
She's Out of My League
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Daybreakers
Brooklyn's Finest
Leap Year
From Paris with Love
The Losers

Splice
The Ghost Writer
Youth in Revolt
Repo Men
Avatar: Special Edition
Jonah Hex
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl Who Played with Fire
Babies
The Last Station
The Secret in Their Eyes
I Am Love
Solitary Man
Greenberg
Please Give
My Name is Khan
The Runaways

(The films in bold I recommend watching.)

'The American Dream' Trailer

The American Dream Trailer from American Dream on Vimeo.

Weekend Box Office Results for Dec. 10-12

'The Tourist' Tanks Despite Johnny Depp & Angelina Jolie; 'Narnia 3D' Opens Very Weak #1; 'The Fighter' and 'Black Swan' Strong

AFI Top 10 Film/TV Awards Official Selections

http://www.deadline.com/2010/12/afi-top-10-filmtv-awards-official-selections/

'Black Swan' Leads with a Record 12 Nominations for the 16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards

UPDATE: 'Black Swan' Leads with a Record 12 Nominations for the 16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Best Animated Film of 2010?

I'm going out on a limb here: "Toy Story 3" will sweep the 2010 "Annie" Awards, honoring the best in animation.

The 2010 nominations for Best Animated Features are: "Despicable Me" (Illumination Entertainment); "How to Train Your Dragon" (DreamWorks Animation); "Tangled" (Disney); "The Illusionist" (Django Films); and "Toy Story 3" (Disney/Pixar).

Winners will be announced at the 38th Annual Annie Awards ceremony on Saturday, February 5, 2011, at UCLA's Royce Hall, in Los Angeles.

For a complete listing of Annie Award nominations, tickets and event information, visit www.annieawards.org

Nominations Announced for the 38th Annual Annie Awards

Monday, December 6, 2010

'Tangled' tops week box office

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/tangled/news/1921410/box_office_guru_wrapup_tangled_takes_crown_over_weak_frame/

Sean Penn Goes Down In Plames: Untrue Lies, Says Washington Post

Sean Penn Goes Down In Plames: Untrue Lies, Says Washington Post

'I Love You Phillip Morris' Trailer HD

Is George Lucas Really Casting Dead Hollywood Stars in a New Film?

Is George Lucas Really Casting Dead Hollywood Stars in a New Film? Spout

Disney Closes Deal for Miramax Sale

Disney Officially Closes Deal for Miramax Sale - indieWIRE

Lindsey Vonn channels Sharon Stone



No, that's not Sharon Stone on the cover of the latest issue of ESPN magazine. It's Lindsey Vonn, the American alpine ski racer who won a gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics. It's not the first time the 26-year-old showed off her assets. She was also featured in a special swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated featuring Olympic stars. Hey, a girl's gotta keep busy between Olympics.

Friday, December 3, 2010

'Red Riding Hood' Trailer

Critic: 5 most famous lesbian scenes in film

Associated Press movie critic Christy Lemire recaps five of the most famous lesbian scenes in movies in her latest column.

Lemire's picks:

"Mulholland Drive"
"Wild Things"
"Bound"
"D.E.B.S."
"Cruel Intentions"

Conspicuously absent is Julianne Moore and Amanda Seyfried in "Chloe," released earlier this year. It's a pivotal scene in the movie and one of the most graphic sex scenes ever filmed.

Also, where's "The Hunger," the 1983 vampire film featuring a seduction scene between Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon?

Let the debate begin.

5 most famous lesbian scenes

Movie review: 'The Warrior's Way'

Movie review: 'The Warrior's Way' - latimes.com

Movie projector: 'Tangled' to rule lazy post-Thanksgiving weekend

Movie projector: 'Tangled' to rule lazy post-Thanksgiving weekend

After 'Black Swan,' Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis go for some casual sex



After 'Black Swan,' Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis go for some casual sex

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Holiday gift guide 2010: Four TV and movie classics

Holiday gift guide 2010: Four TV and movie classics

Holiday gift guide 2010: DVDs for the family

Holiday gift guide 2010: DVDs for the family

'True Grit' Theatrical Trailer



It's hard to top John Wayne, but this remake of one of the Duke's best films looks promising.

'Catfish' on DVD Jan. 4

From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: 'Catfish'

Netflix and FilmDistrict Announce Agreement to Stream First-Run Theatrical Films to Netflix Members

Netflix and FilmDistrict Announce Agreement to Stream First-Run Theatrical Films to Netflix Members

Does Pennsylvania Consider Actor Mark Ruffalo a Terrorist?

Does Pennsylvania Consider Actor Mark Ruffalo a Terrorist?