Subject:CINEMA #461 – “Now You See Me’/’Ruby Sparks’/’Big Hero 6’/’Diplomacy’/”Mudbloods’/’To Be Takei'” – November 16 2014

Subject:CINEMA #461 – “Now You See Me’/’Ruby Sparks’/’Big Hero 6’/’Diplomacy’/”Mudbloods’/’To Be Takei’” – November 16 2014 There’s some Magic in the air…all different kinds… MICRO FOCUS – “Now You See Me” FREEZE FRAME – Drive-ins worth driving to UNDER THE RADAR – “Ruby Sparks” RED CARPET MONITOR – “Hollywood Film Awards” CURRENT REVIEWS = “Big Hero 6”, “Diplomacy”, “Mudbloods”, “To […]

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Subject:CINEMA #460 – “Black Swan’/’First Position’/’Horrors of Spider Island’/’The Invisible Front” – November 2 2014

Subject:CINEMA #460 – “Black Swan’/’First Position’/’Horrors of Spider Island’/’The Invisible Front” – November 2 2014 It’s a new month, and we’re kicking it off with some fun…let’s go dancing, everyone! MICRO FOCUS – “Black Swan” FREEZE FRAME – Marvel’s Movie Announcement and Calendar UNDER THE RADAR – “First Position” DRIVE IN DUNGEON – “Horrors of Spider Island” CURRENT REVIEW – […]

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Subject:CINEMA #458 – “‘M’/’Mad Love’/A Marvel TV Network/’Tales of Terror’/’16 Acres’/’Print The Legend'” – October 26 2014

Subject:CINEMA #458 – “‘M’/’Mad Love’/A Marvel TV Network/’Tales of Terror’/’16 Acres’/’Print The Legend’” – October 26 2014 As usual,  Kim is ALL EXCITED…it’s October…that means Halloween, and that brings us a month of “Halloween Heavyweights” – this week, celebrating films starring Peter Lorre! MICRO FOCUS – “M” FREEZE FRAME – A Marvel TV Network? UNDER THE RADAR – “Tales Of […]

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Subject:CINEMA #443 – “‘The Prestige’/X-Men Time Paradoxes/’F For Fake’/’Hero’/’Maleficent’” – June 1 2014

Subject:CINEMA #443 – “‘The Prestige’/X-Men Time Paradoxes/’F For Fake’/’Hero’/’Maleficent’” – June 1 2014 This Week’s Show: The meaning of “Truth” MICRO FOCUS –  “The Prestige” FREEZE FRAME – X-Men Time Paradoxes FETHIVAL FLASH – Provincetown (MA) International Film Festival UNDER THE RADAR – “F For Fake” DEJA VIEW – “Hero” (2002/2004) CURRENT REVIEWS – “Maleficent”, “Stand Clear Of the Closing […]

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Subject:CINEMA Special – Oscar Weekend 2014 Wrap Up

Subject:CINEMA Special – Oscar Weekend 2014 Wrap Up   Join TC and Kim as they bring you coverage of all the festivities of Oscar Weekend 2014, with the winners and comments on the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards, the 2014 Golden Raspberry awards, and the jewel in the crown, the 86th Annual Academy Awards! Subject:CINEMA Sponsors: Fandor GoDaddy.Com Fandango Sonos Amazon.Com DealFlicks […]

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Subject:CINEMA #431 – “‘Clash Of The Titans’ (1981)/’Curse Of The Golden Flower’/Media And The Olympics/Berlinale Film Festival winners” – February 16 2014

Subject:CINEMA #431 – “‘Clash Of The Titans’ (1981)/’Curse Of The Golden Flower’/Media And The Olympics/Berlinale Film Festival winners” – February 16 2014 This Week’s Show: REEL REWIND – Weekend Box Office; Ellen Page comes out; “Gotham” gets more cast MICRO FOCUS – “Clash Of The Titans” (1981) OLYMPIC GLORY – the latest news and observations from the Sochi winter Games […]

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Subject:CINEMA #430 – “‘Alice In Wonderland'(1951)/Remakes/’Dear Mr Watterson’/’The LEGO Movie'” – February 9 2014

Subject:CINEMA #430 – “‘Alice In Wonderland'(1951)/Remakes/’Dear Mr Watterson’/’The LEGO Movie’” – February 9 2014 This Week’s Show: REEL REWIND – This week’s movie news MICRO FOCUS – “Alice In Wonderland” (1951 Disney Animated Version) FREEZE FRAME – Doing remakes that are completely unnecessary FETHIVAL FLASH – Salem Film Fest annoucement UNDER THE RADAR – “Dear Mr Watterson” OLYMPIC GLORY – […]

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Subject:CINEMA #427 – “‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’/Texting Shooting/’Maidentrip’/Oscar Noms/’Jack Ryan:Shadow Recruit'” – January 19 2014

Subject:CINEMA #427 – “‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’/Texting Shooting/’Maidentrip’/Oscar Noms/’Jack Ryan:Shadow Recruit’” – January 19 2014 This Week’s Show: REEL REWIND – This week’s movie news MICRO FOCUS – “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” RED CARPET MONITOR – Golden Globes, Critics Choice, and SAG Award Winners, Oscar and Razzie Nominations FETHIVAL FLASH – preview of next week’s 8th Annual Fethival of Film […]

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CONFESSIONS: My take on the Oscar nominations

Well, the wait is over. Oscar nominations have been announced, and as usual, there’s a lot of “WHAT THE F?” and “Holy SNIT!” going on, especially among the usual Oscar prognosticators. We follow along throughout the dreaded and interminably long Awards Season (for those not “ in the know”, it runs from the Opening day of the Toronto Film Festival […]

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2014 Academy Award Nominations

2014 OSCAR NOMINATIONS – Commentary to follow later today and on Subject:CINEMA this weekend BEST PICTURE “American Hustle” Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison and Jonathan Gordon, Producers “Captain Phillips” Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca, Producers “Dallas Buyers Club” Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter, Producers “Gravity” Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman, Producers “Her” Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze […]

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Subject:CINEMA #426 – “‘Come Drink With Me’/’The Unknown’/Top 10 Anticipated Films of 2014/’August Osage County'” – January 12 2014

Subject:CINEMA #426 – “‘Come Drink With Me’/’The Unknown’/Top 10 Anticipated Films of 2014/’August Osage County’” – January 12 2014 This Week’s Show: REEL REWIND – This week’s movie news MICRO FOCUS – “Come Drink With Me” FRONT ROW 5 AND 10 – Top 10 Most Anticipated Films of 2014 RED CARPET MONITOR – Peoples Choice and Cinema Eye Winners FETHIVAL […]

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Subject:CINEMA #424 – “Just ‘Cause We Can Awards/2013 Best of Lists Announcement/’Her'” – December 28 2013

Subject:CINEMA #424 – “Just ‘Cause We Can Awards/2013 Best of Lists Announcement/’Her’” – December 28 2013 This Week’s Show: The first of our two year end shows – Kim and TC give out the goofy, funny, sublime and more on their annual “Just ‘Cause We Can’ Awards, plus a review of “Her”, and THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT – TC and Kim […]

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Subject:CINEMA #423 – “‘Santa Claus’/’Dear Mr. Watterson’/’The Crash Reel’/’Grudge Match'” – December 22 2013

Subject:CINEMA #423 – “‘Santa Claus’/’Dear Mr. Watterson’/’The Crash Reel’/’Grudge Match’” – December 22 2013 This Week’s Show: REEL REWIND – This week’s movie news MICRO FOCUS – “The Nutcracker” FREEZE-FRAME –  Accusations of sexism at Cartoon Network by writer Paul Dini RED CARPET MONITOR – The 2013 National Film Registry inductees FAMILY FEUD – Ashley vs Wynonna Judd DRIVE IN […]

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Subject:CINEMA #422 – “Who Framed Roger Rabbit/These Birds Walk/The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug/American Hustle” – December 15 2013

Subject:CINEMA #422 – “Who Framed Roger Rabbit/These Birds Walk/The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug/American Hustle” – December 15 2013 This Week’s Show: REEL REWIND – This week’s movie news MICRO FOCUS – “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” FREEZE-FRAME –  Does “Animaniacs” play havoc with “Roger Rabbit” continuity? RED CARPET MONITOR – Awards News galore FETHIVAL FLASH – Sundance and Slamdance announce […]

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RED CARPET MONITOR: SAG Noms give boosts to “Butler”, “August Osage County”, others

The Screen Actors Guild nominations are out and are not as surprising as some might think. With solid nods to favorites “12 Years A Slave” and “Nebraska” and with the expected nods to “Gravity”, that left plenty of room for performances from “August Osage County”, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”, “American Hustle”, and “Dallas Buyers Club”, all of which landed multiple […]

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Subject:CINEMA #421 – “Dogtown And Z-Boys’/’Lords Of Dogtown’/’Wonder Woman’/Awards Season” – December 8 2013

Subject:CINEMA #421 – “Dogtown And Z-Boys’/’Lords Of Dogtown’/’Wonder Woman’/Awards Season” – December 8 2013 This Week’s Show: REEL REWIND – This week’s movie news MICRO FOCUS – “Dogtown And Z-Boys” FREEZE-FRAME –  Why isn’t there a Wonder Woman film yet? RED CARPET MONITOR – Awards News galore FETHIVAL FLASH – Sundance and Slamdance announce first titles UNDER THE RADAR – […]

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RED CARPET MONITOR: National Board of Review names Jonze’s “Her” as top film of 2013

The National Board of Review has made their announcement of the best films of 2013. The organization, made up of mostly film teachers and fans, isn’t really that important in the scheme of things, and they are often charged with making decisions that will fill their awards banquet with celebrities. Showbiz411’s Roger Friedman takes great pride in lobbing a healthy […]

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RED CARPET MONITOR: NYFCC blows minds, selects “American Hustle” best pic

The Oscar race just got a little more interesting… The New York Film Critics Circle have just concluded voting, and they have chosen David O. Russell’s “American Hustle” as best picture. This is a complete upset over darlings “12 Years A Slave”, “Inside Llewyn Davis”, and “Gravity” (which was completely SHUT OUT). Take that, prognosticators…all bets are OFF! Full list […]

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RED CARPET MONITOR: “Inside Llewyn Davis” takes Best Feature at Gotham Awards

Though it lead the pack with nominations in three categories, “12 Years A Slave” got entirely shut out at Monday’s Gotham Awards, handed out in New York. The latest Coen Brothers tale, “Inside Llewyn Davis”, and Sundance winner “Fruitvale Station” each came away with major wins, which might bode well for Oscar runs in the future. The winners: Best Feature: […]

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