And the Oscar winners for The 84th Annual Academy Awards are …

Producer Thomas Langmann accepts the award for Best Picture for THE ARTIST at the 84th Annual Academy Awards | ©2012 A.M.P.A.S.

While the 85th Annual Academy Awards was short of surprises (or for that matter an truly engaging telecast), it did have Billy Crystal returning as host for the ninth time). Although he played it safe, and came dangerously close to crossing the line at others, he still provided a polished sheen that kept the proceedings afloat. Should he have been funnier? Probably. Was he better than James Franco and Anne Hathaway last year? Definitely, yes. However, the Oscars are really about the winners, so without further ado, here is the master list of who got what including the slam dunk […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO poster | ©2011 Sony Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Robin Wright, Stellan Skarsgard, Steven Berkoff, Geraldine James, Joely Richardson, Yorick Van Wageningen, Goran Visnjic, Donald Sumpter Writer: Steven Zaillian, based on the novel by Stieg Larsson Director: David Fincher Distributor: Sony Pictures Release Date: December 20, 2011 Anyone who has read Stieg Larsson’s novel THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, the first installment in the late writer’s “Millennium Trilogy,” will recognize nearly all of the characters and plot developments. True, Steven Zaillian’s screenplay condenses some details, but on the whole, this English-language adaptation (a Swedish version was made in 2009) […]Read On »

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Movie Review: PRIEST

PRIEST movie poster | ©2011 Screen Gems

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Paul Bettany, Karl Urban, Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q, Lily Collins, Christopher Plummer, Stephen Moyer Writer: Cory Goodman, based on the graphic novel series by Min-Woo Hyung Director: Scott Stewart Distributor: Screen Gems Release Date: May 13, 2011 PRIEST is a decent enough post-apocalyptic action movie, pitting a kinetic superhero against an army of darkness, but the film’s reliance on archetypes is at odds with what seem to be its intended philosophical underpinnings. By the end, we can’t tell if director Scott Stewart and screenwriter Cory Goodman have intentionally managed to avoid being overly pretentious in adapting Min-Woo […]Read On »

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