Our Top 5 Big Game ads and 3 not so great

It’s over. Sigh. My Philadephia Eagles put up a valiant effort but they couldn’t do it for four quarters Sometimes you lead by 10 points at halftime and lose by 3 when it’s all said and done. That’s why it’s called “The Big Game.” It applies to other aspects of life as well. Someone has … Continue reading “Our Top 5 Big Game ads and 3 not so great”

Breaking Bad stars Break Good with PopCorners

PopCorners Popped-Corn Snack’s first Super Bowl commercial revives the most critically acclaimed television show of all time, Breaking Bad, 10 years after its beloved characters left the airwaves. The brand has reunited creator and head writer, executive producer and director, Vince Gilligan and stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul. “Bringing PopCorners to the Super Bowl … Continue reading “Breaking Bad stars Break Good with PopCorners”

Ava DuVernay named Guest Artistic Director of AFI Fest

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay will serve as Guest Artistic Director at AFI FEST 2022.  DuVernay has selected three independent films amplifying the voices and vision of women directors to showcase: Hellion (2014), directed by Kat Candler and starring Academy Award-nominee Juliette Lewis and Aaron Paul; Mosquita … Continue reading “Ava DuVernay named Guest Artistic Director of AFI Fest”

AFI FEST announces full festival lineup

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the full lineup for this year’s AFI FEST Film Festival including Bones and all, directed by Academy Award-nominee Luca Guadagnino, Le Pupille, directed by Alice Rohrwacher, Nanny, directed by Nikyatu Jusu, SR., directed by Chris Smith, and Women Talking by Academy Award-nominated writer and director Sarah Polley, which … Continue reading “AFI FEST announces full festival lineup”

From the West Side to Westworld, Ariana Debose joins HBO series

HBO dropped a bit of surprise today. The Emmy-winning drama series Westworld returns for its eight-episode fourth season SUNDAY, JUNE 26 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max.  Set to Lou Reed’s Perfect Day, the teaser gives us quick glimpses of the show’s main characters. Things seem somewhat normal after the chaos that … Continue reading “From the West Side to Westworld, Ariana Debose joins HBO series”

Bob Odenkirk is in stable condition after “heart-related incident”

Bob Odenkirk is in stable condition at an Albuquerque, N.M. hospital after suffering a ‘heart-related incident’, collapsing on the set of the AMC show Better Call Saul, and was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday July 27, 2021. TMZ was the first to report the news of the incident. “We can confirm Bob is in … Continue reading “Bob Odenkirk is in stable condition after “heart-related incident””

‘Westworld’ returns for S3 on March 15

The Emmy® winning drama series Westworld returns for its eight-episode third season Sunday, March 15 (9:00-10:10 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. A dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the birth of a new form of life on Earth, the show was created for television by Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy, who are also … Continue reading “‘Westworld’ returns for S3 on March 15”

Trailer for ‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Story’ drops

It’s been six years since we last saw meth king cooker Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston) kill off the Aryan Brotherhood and rescue his partner in crime (literally) Jesse Pinkman (played by Aaron Paul). When White died and we faded to black, many thought that was the end of Breaking Bad. But Pinkman did … Continue reading “Trailer for ‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Story’ drops”

Apple reveals new streaming service

Winfrey, Spielberg, Aniston, Witherspoon, Spencer, Abrams, Momoa, Shyamalan, Jon M. Chu are all coming – to Apple TV+. Yesterday, the Cupertino giant revealed the name of their new subscription service which will become the new home for the world’s most creative storytellers featuring exclusive original shows, movies and documentaries, coming this fall. Apple TV+ will … Continue reading “Apple reveals new streaming service”

It’s Top Gun, Elvis and All Quiet at Sound Editor Awards

Last night the Motion Picture Sound Editors held their 70th Golden Reel Awards, its first in-person ceremony since the start of the pandemic. Taking place at L.A.’s Wilshire Ebell Theatre, it was Top Gun: Maverick, Elvis and All Quiet on the Western Front that made noise. Top Gun: Maverick won for effects and Foley. Elvis, for music … Continue reading “It’s Top Gun, Elvis and All Quiet at Sound Editor Awards”

Complete list of DGA Award Winners

The winners of the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards for 2022 were announced tonight during the 75th Annual DGA Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film for Everything Everywhere All at Once. In a special announcement, … Continue reading “Complete list of DGA Award Winners”

Beyoncé is Grammy Queen; Lizzo, Harry Styles win

Time to show your respect. Beyoncé Knowles-Carter now truly rules The Grammys as the most decorated artist in history. However, it was Harry Styles and Lizzo who kept Queen B from taking it all as they won Album of the Year and Record of the Year respectively. Sunday night The Recording Academy held their annual … Continue reading “Beyoncé is Grammy Queen; Lizzo, Harry Styles win”

Avatar, Pinocchio, Rings of Power lead VES noms

The Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional global honorary society, announced the nominees for the 21st Annual VES Awards. The prestigious yearly celebration recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in features, animation, television, commercials and video games and the VFX Supervisors, VFX Producers and hands-on Artists who bring this work to life. Avatar: … Continue reading “Avatar, Pinocchio, Rings of Power lead VES noms”

Pinocchio, Marcel, Turning Red leads Annie noms

ASIFA-Hollywood announced nominations today for its 50th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation. Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio from Netflix and A24’s Marcel the Shell with Shoes On drew up nine and eight noms, respectively, with Disney/Pixar’s Turning Red next with seven. This year’s Best Animated Feature nominations include: Disney and Pixar’s Turning Red (Pixar Animation Studios), Guillermo del Toro’s … Continue reading “Pinocchio, Marcel, Turning Red leads Annie noms”

Abbott, Lotus, Bear among WGA TV noms

The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced today nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2022. Winners will be honored at the 2023 Writers Guild Awards ceremony on Sunday, March 5, 2023. After wins at the Golden Globes and nominations … Continue reading “Abbott, Lotus, Bear among WGA TV noms”

Everything Everywhere leads Golden Reel noms

Aaaand Awards Season has begun. Actually, it began last year, but now we have nominations. The Motion Picture Sound Editors today revealed the nominations for its 70th annual Golden Reel Awards in categories spanning feature film, television, animation, computer entertainment and student productions with Everything Everywhere All At Once Top Gun: Maverick and Elvis among the nominees. … Continue reading “Everything Everywhere leads Golden Reel noms”

2022 in Review: Who we lost

The older I get, the more I realize how naive I was believing that the people who entertained me would always be around. Of course, they would. Death was never on the radar. People who made me laugh would always be there to elicit chuckles. People whose songs I sang (very off-key) would always be … Continue reading “2022 in Review: Who we lost”

Everything Everywhere All at Once leads Spirit Film noms

Film Independent, the nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering independence and inclusivity in visual storytelling, have announced the nominations for the film categories at the 2023 Film Independent Spirit Awards. Multiverse-hopping adventure film Everything Everywhere All at Once  leads all films with eight nominations including best feature, director, lead actor for Michelle Yeoh, supporting actor for Ke Huy … Continue reading “Everything Everywhere All at Once leads Spirit Film noms”

Dancing with the Stars reveals all-star cast for S31

Today, Disney+ announced the Dancing with the Stars season 31 celebrity cast and their professional dancing partners, while live in studio on ABC’s Good Morning America. The series, hosted by supermodel and businesswoman Tyra Banks and new co-host, actor and television personality Alfonso Ribeiro, returns to the ballroom with a lineup of celebrities including a … Continue reading “Dancing with the Stars reveals all-star cast for S31”

Miles Teller makes new bear bestie in Long Drink ad

Agency Technology, Humans And Taste (THAT) and production company Honor Society directing duo Cary & Jon and even actor Miles Teller, come together for a new hilarious and provocative campaign for The Finnish Long Drink.  In one of the seven spots, Top Gun: Maverick actor Teller–also an investor in The Long Drink–makes fast friends with … Continue reading “Miles Teller makes new bear bestie in Long Drink ad”