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Movie Review: “St. Vincent”

During the first half of his long, storied career, I think it’s fair to say that Bill Murray, the acclaimed star of “St. Vincent,” has carved a nice niche for himself portraying characters that fit a certain comedic mold. Due to the fact that he wasn’t exactly blessed with the looks and muscles of… oh, more »

NBC schedules 72nd Golden Globe Awards for January 11, 2015

It’s official, the 2015 Golden Globe ceremony will take place, like the past two years, on the second Sunday of January. So save the date, film buffs, TV addicts and award stalkers: January 11, 2015. The 72nd annual Golden Globe award show is to air on NBC live from 5 to 8 pm PT and more »

“Parks & Recreation” unofficially picked up for a 7th season

Ya heard? Parks & Recreation will be back for a 7th season with Perd and hilarious Elle coverbabe and woman on TV Amy Poehler. NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt broke the news under what must have been almost unbearable pressure from critics at a TCA press event on January 19. AceShowbiz.com reported Greenblatt initially said he’s more »

Fin: Florida Theater Mayhem, the Girly Golden Globes, and Farewell, Armond

In a confluence of several of America’s most distasteful trends- gun fatality, escalating violence in everyday places, texting in movies, and the belief that people engaging in run-of-the-mill annoying behavior deserve death- a Florida moviegoer was shot to death after texting in a theater (Fox Tampa Bay) The problem with the Golden Globes: Not Manly more »

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Golden Globes Highlights: “12 Years a Slave” Wins Only Best Picture, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” Rolls, Emma Thompson Drinks

The Golden Globes, in some years, bring a great deal of clarity to that year’s Oscar race. This was not one of those years. “12 Years a Slave” was shut out for the entire night… until it took home the Best Picture, Drama statue. However, “American Hustle” won the award for Best Picture Comedy/Musical- beating out more »

Golden Globe Presenter Roster Includes J-Law, Hanks, Downey Jr. and More

Charming, irreverent and most of all hysterical hosts? Check. Possibly a higher-profile and more competitive nominee roster than ever? You got it. What else do the Golden Globes need to outshine the Oscars… again? How does an award presenter lineup including such names as Jennifer Lawrence, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Hanks, Melissa McCarthy, Channing Tatum more »

Why “Short Term 12″ is the Most Underrated Film of 2013

We’re deep into Hollywood’s year-end movie season, with critics groups announcing winners daily, Oscar-bait films opening several a week, and the movie commentariat slowly orienting itself entirely towards evaluating each movie’s Oscar chances. A variety of movies- “12 Years a Slave,” “Gravity,” “American Hustle,” and “Her”- have been mostly sharing the accolades thus far, with more »

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Golden Globe Nominations Led by “12 Years,” “American Hustle”; “Rush” Gets Surprise Nod

A couple of expected choices- “American Hustle” and “12 Years a Slave”- led the Globe nomination  count on the movie side for the Golden Globes, as the mysterious Hollywood Foreign Press Association shared its Awards season entries. On the drama side, the five nominees are “12 Years a Slave,” “Captain Phillips,” “Gravity,” Philomena” and “”; more »

Foreign Language Golden Globe Field Announced, Looking Better Than Its Oscar Counterpart

A wise woman once said that only at the Golden Globes can the beautiful people of movies rub elbows with the pig faced TV stars. Not only that, but one can also say the award ceremony seen by the entire world as the poor man’s Oscars is one of few places where comedy and drama more »

Spielberg and Hanks and HBO with Guns and Tanks and a New War Show

World War II: Part Three? You betcha.It seems that Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg will dip into the World War well for the third time (well, four times if you count “Saving Private Ryan”) and partner up with HBO to create yet another military mini-series event in the near future. Hanks and Spielberg have been more »

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The Good, the Bad, and the Weird of a Surprisingly Entertaining Golden Globes

If you enjoy watching entertainment industry awards shows at all – I’ve always found them perversely fascinating but I understand why some people write them off completely – the Golden Globes is generally one of the more entertaining ones. Yes, the awards are unusually meaningless even by awards show standards since they’re given out by more »

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“Argo,” “Les Miz” Take Best Picture at Golden Globes

The two films that won the Best Picture category at Sunday night’s Golden Globes are both nominated for the top award at the Oscars, but neither has been called a favorite. “Argo” beat out “Lincoln” to win in the Best Picture, Drama category, while “Les Miserables” beat out “Silver Linings Playbook” on the Musical or more »