REVIEW: ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ (2013)

Grade: D+ Disney may not be the only partakers of the current brand of high-tech retrofitting of traditional fairy tale properties, last year resulting in two Snow White adaptations (with a third on the way…

FMP Ep. 017 – ‘Rise of the Planet…

This week we discuss Rise of the Planet of the Apes and in our conversation we talk about what a movie has to do to earn "mindlessness" and the Oscar chances of Andy Serkis. We…

Of the Day – 04.14.11

Read of the Day: Pitting the years two most overexposed stars against each other: Natalie Portman vs. James Franco. [Nerve] News of the Day: Woody Allen will be getting his very own American Masters documentary.…

Of the Weekend – 02.14.11

Read of the Weekend: Interesting/random study - Best Actress Oscar winners are significantly more likely to get divorced then Best Actor winners. [The Hollywood Reporter] News of the Weekend: The Criterion Collection has announced their…

2010 in Review: The Performances

2010 has been dubbed in many quarters online as "Year of the Actress" because of the variety and abundance of fantastic female lead performances. I like to think of it as the year of the…

Franco and Hathaway to Host the Oscars!

First, just a rumor emerged that they had been offered the position, but now we have an official press release declaring James Franco and Anne Hathaway as the co-hosts of the 83rd Academy Awards. It certainly…

REVIEW: ‘127 Hours’

Grade: A-   The scene works. In fact, it not only works, it is spectacular. It is very brief, and many may find it underwhelming, considering the hype surrounding it (several people have fainted). But…

Five Clips from ‘127 Hours’

Opening tomorrow in New York and L.A., Danny Boyle's 127 Hours is one of the most hotly anticipated films of the fall. These 5 clips from the film do not reveal any spoilers, but give…