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They Will Win Emmys Tonight

In the GoldDerby clip above from last August, Hank Azaria is interviewed after getting nominated for Ray Donovan. He ended up winning the Drama Guest Actor Emmy at the Creative Arts Emmys a week ago, along with Amy Poehler and Tina Fey (Comedy Guest Actress, Saturday Night Live), Peter Scolari (Comedy Guest Actor, Girls) and Margo Martindale (Drama … Continue reading They Will Win Emmys Tonight

All the Way

POLITICS IS WAR. Shortly after swearing the oath in November 1963, President Lyndon B. Johnson (Bryan Cranston) begins the struggle to get the Civil Rights Act passed, trying to please both Dixiecrats and African-American voters. Recount and Game Change director Jay Roach was the right person to bring the successful play to television. In spite … Continue reading All the Way

Kung Fu Panda 3

THE WEIGHT IS OVER. At the same time as Po is trying to handle his new role as a teacher, he also meets his real father and has to battle a spirit warrior. Another 3D adventure with the panda whose most dangerous nemesis seems to be stairs. Po’s reunited with all the lovable supporting characters … Continue reading Kung Fu Panda 3

Saving Private Ryan: Spielberg’s Hymn to the Fallen

THE MISSION IS A MAN. Steven Spielberg has directed several masterpieces over the years, but this one is the most controversial. The general sentiment expressed by snobs is that the first 20 minutes, depicting the invasion of Normandy, are outstanding, but the rest is typical Spielberg mush. It’s as if the fact that those 20 … Continue reading Saving Private Ryan: Spielberg’s Hymn to the Fallen

Highlights of Comic-Con 2015

This year’s Comic-Con in San Diego ended last Sunday. Time to sum up what we enjoyed the most: The Star Wars panel – We get J.J. Abrams explaining his vision for the new movie, and Lawrence Kasdan as a connection to the original trilogy. We get real examples of newly designed creatures. And we get a Carrie Fisher-Mark … Continue reading Highlights of Comic-Con 2015

Total Recall

WHAT IS REAL? In the future, when the Earth is divided into two habitable territories, factory worker Doug Quaid (Colin Farrell) is having strange dreams of being a secret agent… This remake of the 1990 film ditches the whole Mars setup of the original, but the really damning part is how the filmmakers abandon almost … Continue reading Total Recall

Hollywood Stars in Super Bowl Ads 2015

The ad everybody keeps talking about after this year’s Super Bowl was undeniably the one featuring a dead kid. But this movie and TV blog would like to focus on what Hollywood stars have lent their names to this year: Jeff Bridges – In a spot promoting website builder Squarespace, the star is literally putting people … Continue reading Hollywood Stars in Super Bowl Ads 2015

Red Tails

COURAGE HAS NO COLOR. In 1944, the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African-American fighter pilots, finally get a chance to prove their mettle in Italy. A dream project for executive producer George Lucas since the 1980s that never quite feels anchored in reality. The battles up in the air are vivid but rarely look like … Continue reading Red Tails

The Emmys 2014 (Or Was It 2013?)

There were plenty of jokes about the Emmys airing on a Monday last night. Being bumped from a Sunday because of football is sad – and the show was largely a tepid affair. Even Seth Meyers’s opening monologue was low on big laughs, even though I did like the dig at Duck Dynasty as “the most … Continue reading The Emmys 2014 (Or Was It 2013?)

My Emmy Predictions 2014

In the clip above, Uzo Aduba faces the press after winning her Outstanding Guest Actress Emmy for Orange is the New Black at the Creative Arts Emmys last night. In those Guest Actor categories, Jimmy Fallon also won the male equivalent for a comedy series for hosting Saturday Night Live. In the drama category, Allison Janney (very … Continue reading My Emmy Predictions 2014

Godzilla

15 years after the death of his mother in a mysterious accident at a nuclear power plant in Japan, bomb technician Ford Brody (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) is told by his father (Bryan Cranston) that he expects a similar disaster to occur again. 60 years after the original Godzilla comes this 3D take that boasts just as … Continue reading Godzilla

John Carter

LOST IN OUR WORLD. FOUND IN ANOTHER.  Edgar Rice Burroughs (Daryl Sabara) comes across John Carter’s (Taylor Kitsch) personal diary of how he was transported from 19th century Arizona to Mars where he became involved in a war. Andrew Stanton’s live-action directing debut came with a price tag so hefty it almost put Disney in … Continue reading John Carter