As awards season trudges forward, the two weeks surrounding AFI Fest have easily been more packed with fetes and soirees than ever before. And on Sunday afternoon, it was Universal and Focus holding events for Oscar hopefuls "Rush" and "Dallas Buyers Club" respectively.
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It looks as if this long, dark tea-time of the soul that has been our stay in Neverland on "Once Upon A Time" might actually be wrapped up sooner rather than later, and I hope that means Emma and the gang can head home to Storybrooke. Really, I don't care where the story heads, as long as it's off this misbegotten island (I'd like to ask Ed Kitsis and Adam Horowitz what's their deal with islands).
I posted my review of FOX's "Almost Human" on Friday. Now it's your turn. For those who watched the sci-fi cop show tonight, give or take a delay from football, what did you think? Was Michael Ealy an interesting robot for you? Did you find the human characters interesting? Did you like the production design, or did it seem too derivative of "Total Recall," "Minority Report" and others? Were you, like me, surprised that Minka Kelly is not playing a robot? Are you at all intrigued in the mythology about the criminal gang Kennex is going after? And was it interesting enough that you'll watch again tomorrow night?
Have at it.
We all know how good Adam Driver is as an actor based on his work in the acclaimed HBO TV series "GIRLS" and films such as "Frances Ha," but is he telling the truth about his rumored involvement in the upcoming "Batman vs. Superman"?
A slew of potential nominees for the 86th Academy Awards attended the annual Governors Awards Saturday night, where voters were on hand to salute honorees Angelina Jolie, Angela Lansbury, Piero Tosi and Steve Martin. While a few were actually friends or relatives of the honorees, 99 percent of them were in full campaign mode (or at least that's what the studios and their publicists were hoping for).
HOLLYWOOD — The Academy kicked off awards season in its own way Saturday night with the presentation of this year's Honorary Oscars at the Ray Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood. Or, as Martin Short considers them, "The highest honor an actor can receive…in mid-November." But more on that in a moment.
"SNL" skewers "60 Minutes" using Toronto Mayor Rob Ford
Which is the only show that would believe a crack-smoking mayor? "60 Minutes," of course.
"How I Met Your Dad" won't use "How I Met Your Mother" to introduce its characters
The "HIMYM" spinoff also "probably" won't use MacLaren's, says co-creator Carter Bays.
Alec Baldwin warns he may be done at MSNBC
"Whether the show comes back at all is at issue right now," Baldwin wrote in a blog post on The Huffington Post, where he explained, once again, that he didn't use the homophobic F-word.
AMC may develop controversial comic book "Preacher" with Seth Rogen
The comic book series about a possessed preacher was once deemed to violent, dark and controversial for HBO.
What if "Breaking Bad" was a "Malcolm in the Middle" dream?
Watch a "Newhart"-style alternate ending. UPDATE: Watch the gag reel for the final episodes.
Dodger Stadium surprises Larry King for his 80th birthday
Though King doesn't turn 80 until Tuesday, his life was celebrated Friday on the Dodger Stadium field.
"Preacher," Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's epic comic book mash-up of Westerns, Southern Gothics, black comedy, metaphysics and good old-fashioned horror, has been trapped in Hollywood development hell since the late '90s. Every few years, a new white knight turns up to rescue it: first Kevin Smith (to produce a movie version that might have starred James Marsden in the title role), then Mark Steven Johnson (who wrote an aborted series version at HBO), and more recently Sam Mendes and D.J. Caruso (each briefly attached to an attempt to make a "Preacher" movie). Now, two new saviors have appeared, and they are...
... Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg?
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — After a rough start to 2013 ("Stoker," say what?), Fox Searchlight has had a lot to celebrate. The studio's Sundance pickup "The Way, Way Back" was one of the art house hits of the summer earning $21 million, September comedy "Baggage Claim" did an OK $20 million with an $8.5 million budget and Nicole Holofcener's "Enough Said" became a surprise indie smash with $16 million and is still going strong (with $20 million well within reach). Oh, and of course, there is that little drama "12 Years a Slave" that critics and audiences have been a tad euphoric for.
Each and every week, each and every day, I have to make constant decisions about what I can cover, and it mostly just comes down to time. I wish I could write about every single thing that interests me. I wish I could review every single thing I see. But I have to pick and choose, and so I try to create a balance of smaller things, bigger movies, blockbusters, indies… I want to cover as wide an array of things as possible because that's the only way this blog can ever truly reflect my own tastes and interests.
There's a lot of genre stuff I cover because those were my formative sates, and I love seeing how far we've come in terms of mainstream acceptance of these things and in terms of how we can tell these stories on film. There are certain characters and series that I'll always be interested in, and certainly I'm curious about how they're going to handle things in "Man Of Steel 2" or "Superman Vs. Batman" or whatever the heck they end up calling the sequel to Zack Snyder's superhero blockbuster from this summer.