The controversy surrounding comedian Kevin Hart and the Oscars continue to grow following the comedian’s appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. There have been no shortage of opinions being offered, be it Tre’vell Anderson, Ira Madison III, Don Lemon, David Mack, Harry Cook, and many more. I echo many of their thoughts but especially this one: Ellen DeGeneres does not speak for the entire LGBTQ population. The original backlash started when people found some of…"Kevin Hart and the Oscars Host Controversy"
The motion pictures and television nominees for the 2019 Producers Guild Awards were announced on Friday afternoon. The Producers Guild Awards will take place on January 19, 2019. The Producers Guild Awards are considered to be a strong prognosticator when it comes to the Oscars. As the Oscar field expanded to ten, the Producers Guild Awards also followed suit in their awards. Since the first Producers Guild Awards ceremony in 1989, 20 winners have gone…"2019 Producers Guild Awards: The Nominees"
When it comes to setting films in the future, there’s a challenge that comes with dating it in which the technology is able to catch up. This is a problem that comes with films such as Back to the Future and Blade Runner to name a few. We don’t have flying cars. Los Angeles hasn’t become a dystopia. But somehow, Biff Tannen has been elected as the President of the United States. I don’t think…"Setting Films in the Future: The Challenge"
According to the 2018 Celluloid Ceiling Report, only 8% of women accounted for directors among the top 250 grossing films. The 21st annual study was sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at the San Diego State University. The findings by Dr. Martha M. Lauzen are not a surprise if you’ve been following the representation of women in film. Overall, there was some improvement with a 2% increase in overall…"2018 Celluloid Ceiling Report: Women Account for 8% of Directors"
The Kentucky-set Rust Creek is able to catch our attention from the very get-go as this indie starts off the new year in thrilling fashion. In its opening moments, Centre College senior Sawyer Scott (Hermione Corfield) is running laps on the grounds of Farris Stadium. It’s only when she stops to check her voice mail when Sawyer learns that she has to be in DC for a job interview. While a flight to DC would…"Rust Creek: A Kentucky-Set Thrill Ride"
It doesn’t matter that Capernaum (Chaos) is a subtitled film because this film will have you in tears by the time that the credits finish rolling. The film starts off with Zain (Zain Al Rafeea) suing his parents, Souad (Kawthar Al Haddad) and Selim (Fadi Kamel Youssef). Zain does this even as he’s been serving a five-year prison sentence for stabbing someone. It takes some backstory to eventually reach the point but we eventually learn that he…"Capernaum (Chaos) is Gut Wrenching"
Justin Rupple will take over the role of Tuffnut upon the release of DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World in February. Ever since abuse allegations became public in December 2017, there were questions about whether or not a certain actor would be recast in upcoming films. After director Ridley Scott replaced Kevin Spacey in with Christopher Plummer in All the Money in the World, there were questions as to whether Ready…"Justin Rupple joins How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World cast"
In Genesis 2.0, we learn that there are scientists who wish to defy every rule on the planet by seeking back the woolly mammoth from extinction. Just over 25 years ago, InGen CEO John Hammond had a dream. A dream that led him to bring back dinosaurs that have been extinct since prehistoric time. This is featured in Jurassic Park, of course. While Genesis 2.0 is not a documentary about that dream, it very well…"Genesis 2.0: A Real Life Jurassic Park?!?"
As the period comedy returns for a second season on Amazon Prime, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel brings the funny with a superb performance from Rachel Brosnahan. Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) isn’t afraid of telling it like it is. This is never more true than in the season’s second episode. While there men have made the argument that women aren’t funny, Midge turns this idea on its head. In telling the bunt truth–even in a…"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 2 Brings Laughs"
Films under the Disney umbrella earned over $3 billion at the box office in 2018 but the company is looking to exceed expectations in 2019. When one looked at the 2018 calendar, Disney films accounted for at least one film every month. As pointed out by The Big Picture, Disney CEO Bob Iger tightened things down to the point that the studio releases about a dozen films a year or less. The Mouse didn’t release…"The Walt Disney Company Will Own The 2019 Box Office"