The 2014 Oscar nominations for Best Picture lists only one bonafide blockbuster, Gravity, which attained a domestic gross of over $260 million to date. The rest of the mega blockbusters were snubbed.
We've all been trained to believe, since childhood, that sexual predators are true crazies, deviants, and the stranger in the black sedan cruising the playground for victims.
This year's animated shorts are an impressive testament to the talents working in today's animation, harnessing the potential of the medium's inherent freedom.
Directors shoot two things, for the most part: their actors and their props. This, in my mind, makes the prop master one of the director's very most important assets. It's high time that we recognize them, formally.
Why do award shows mean so much to us? The Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Grammys, the Oscars -- it's as if our world comes scree...
We can talk all day about the ongoing tanning of America, but there are still large segments of the country where white folks and black folks live very separate lives.
Joni has written 40 books, most, not surprisingly, are inspirational. She is also an avid painter. Joni sketches, holding a pencil with her teeth and paints using a brush in the same manner.
Only two of the nine films nominated for Best Picture are genuinely about women, and the difference in how women's bodies are treated in those films versus the other seven is telling.
The question then remains: should a great actor receive an Oscar, not for the role he is nominated for, but because he has been passed over time and again?
The Oscars are the Superbowl of awards seasons. To get ready for the close ups that are tweeted round the world, A-listers kick up their styling regimens into overdrive.
If WOWS qualifies as a "punk rock film," then we have reached a cultural moment at which punk is devoid of meaning, reduced to crass commercial form in which the very possibility of rebellion signifies absolutely nothing.
Ensuring that E! doesn't probe into your most recent heartache is important, especially given how 'fresh' it all is, but getting you ready for your big moment is also part of their job -- certainly more critical than nabbing extra gift bags.
I'd like to briefly explain why I've always been in love with Cary Grant. I know there are millions of others who are in love with him, but I'm the one who has, in all honesty, loved him the most.
When Diane Keaton recently sang the praises of Woody Allen and referred to all the actresses whom he wrote great roles for as Woody's Girls, I secretl...
Leto delivers a nuanced, wrenching performance as Rayon, an HIV-positive transgender woman. Whereas other actors might have played the role as more of a campy, drag queen caricature, Leto consciously took a different route.
We don't hate you because you're famous. We don't hate you because you're rich. We don't hate you because you're beautiful. (I'm talking to you, Bruce Dern.) We hate you because of your crappy acceptance speeches. Well, that and because you're famous.