The Conjuring: Love story or horror film?

Over the course of the last eight years, Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson have portrayed Ed and Lorraine Warren on screen in three other Conjuring Universe titles: The Conjuring, The Conjuring 2 and Annabelle Comes Home. During that time, the genuine affection that the two actors have for each other has continued to grow, and … Continue reading “The Conjuring: Love story or horror film?”

Lost Daughter sweeps top prizes at Gotham Awards

Awards Season has officially kicked off. The Gotham Film & Media Institute (The Gotham) tonight announced the winners of the 31st Annual Gotham Awards at a ceremony held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Winning Best Feature and three additional awards was The Lost Daughter, director and screenwriter Maggie Gyllenhaal’s assured screen adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s novel … Continue reading “Lost Daughter sweeps top prizes at Gotham Awards”

Annette: Watch the trailer for this spellbinding tale of love and passion

The charmed lives of a celebrity couple are shattered on one tragic night that also sets their only child on an extraordinary path. Visionary filmmaker Leos Carax creates a spellbinding tale of love, passion, obsession and regret in Amazon Studios’ Annette, a musical fable of operatic proportions, with story and music by Ron and Russell … Continue reading “Annette: Watch the trailer for this spellbinding tale of love and passion”

How ‘Malcolm & Marie’ was secretly filmed during COVID

Who knew what  Sam Levinson was up to during quarantine, which incidentally is still a good idea with COVID-19 spiking in California. The creator of HBO’s Euphoria shot a secret film with actors Zendaya and John David Washington, Deadline reports. The film is titled Malcolm & Marie and was shot between June 17 and July 2 at the Caterpillar House in … Continue reading “How ‘Malcolm & Marie’ was secretly filmed during COVID”

Florence Pugh, Lulu Wang, John David Washington among Academy invites

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 819 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.  The 2020 class is 45% women, 36% underrepresented ethnic/racial communities, and 49% international from 68 countries.  There are 75 Oscar® nominees, including 15 winners, and … Continue reading “Florence Pugh, Lulu Wang, John David Washington among Academy invites”

From ‘Parasite’ to Pitt, the complete 2020 Oscar winners

Parasite, Bong Joon Ho’s (who also won Best Director) twisted tale that was at the top of Reel 360’s Best Films of 2019, won top honors last night at the 92nd Academy Awards, becoming the first Foreign Language film to win the newly named International Feature Film Category and Best Picture. It was the topper … Continue reading “From ‘Parasite’ to Pitt, the complete 2020 Oscar winners”

Reel 360’s 2020 Academy Awards predictions

We are only hours away from Hollywood royalty parading into the Dolby Theater in Hollywood to celebrate the 92nd Academy Awards. The 2019 Oscars garnered 29.6 million viewers and a 7.7 rating among the key demographic of adults age 18 to 49, which represented an uptick from the all-time low ratings in 2018. There was also a 3.1 million viewer increase … Continue reading “Reel 360’s 2020 Academy Awards predictions”

2020 Film Independent Spirit Award winners announced

That is a wrap for the “coolest” awards show in Hollywood. Actually, on the beach in Santa Monica. Top honors were handed out today at the 35th Film Independent Spirit Awards ceremony to The Farewell, Uncut Gems, The Lighthouse, Marriage Story, Judy, Booksmart and See You Yesterday. Give Me Liberty, American Factory and Parasite also received awards. In addition to being the celebration that honors … Continue reading “2020 Film Independent Spirit Award winners announced”

Reel 360 at WGA Beyond Words Celebration|Gallery

Thursday night, the Writers Guild Foundation and the Writers Guild of America West held their annual celebration for WGA Awards nominees at the Beyond Words event. Invited to have a lively discussion with host Aline Brosh McKenna, were Noah Baumbach – Marriage Story, Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, … Continue reading “Reel 360 at WGA Beyond Words Celebration|Gallery”

‘1917’ wins Producers Guild Award for Best Picture

Officially consider Sam Mendes harrowing World War 1 drama, 1917, as the frontrunner to win the Oscar for Best Picture. One of the awards season’s marquee events, the Producers Guild Awards celebrates the finest producing work of the year, and gives the Guild an opportunity to honor some of the living legends who have shaped … Continue reading “‘1917’ wins Producers Guild Award for Best Picture”

Phoenix, Aniston, ‘Parasite’ & other SAG winners

Even with no Ricky Gervais to hurl insults at Hollywood royalty and their plant-based menu, The SAG Awards presented its coveted Actor statuettes for the outstanding motion picture and television performances of 2019 at the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, held at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall. And did you see that dress … Continue reading “Phoenix, Aniston, ‘Parasite’ & other SAG winners”

We predict the 2020 SAG Award Winners

With last night’s Producer Guild Awards, awards season is now underway in Hollywood. Every weekend, everyone in the industry, from animators to VFX folks, will be attending dinners and after parties somewhere in Hollywood and Beverly Hills. And it will all culminate on February 9th at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood with the Oscars. The … Continue reading “We predict the 2020 SAG Award Winners”

‘Joker’ gets 11, Greta snubbed & other Oscar noms

The Geek was up with the other press this morning to watch the nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards which will air February 9 on ABC. What can we tell you, that you don’t know already. The highly divisive Joker, the origin story of the iconic mentally ill Batman villain, led all Oscar nominations with … Continue reading “‘Joker’ gets 11, Greta snubbed & other Oscar noms”

Writers Guild Awards announce screenplay noms

The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in screenwriting during 2019. Feature films eligible for a Writers Guild Award were exhibited theatrically for at least one week in Los Angeles during 2019 and were written under the WGA’s Minimum Basic Agreement (MBA) … Continue reading “Writers Guild Awards announce screenplay noms”

James Corden is a “fat pussy” & other Ricky Gervais jokes

Last night, “Awards Season” kicked off in Beverly Hills with the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards. As is the case in recent years, the host was bigger news than the winners. Controversial host, Ricky Gervais, returned for a fifth and what he claims to be, “his last time,” as host of the ceremony. Standing before … Continue reading “James Corden is a “fat pussy” & other Ricky Gervais jokes”

‘Jojo Rabbit,’ ‘Avengers’ ‘Frozen’ among Casting noms

Thursday, The Casting Society of America (CSA) announced the film nominees for the 35th Artios Awards, which honor the contribution of Casting Directors to film, television and theatre. The winners will be revealed on Thursday, January 30, 2020 in ceremonies in Los Angeles, New York City and London. First held in 1985, the Artios Awards honor … Continue reading “‘Jojo Rabbit,’ ‘Avengers’ ‘Frozen’ among Casting noms”

Stars turn out for AFI Awards Luncheon|Gallery

Awards season officially kicked off in stellar style on January 3, as the American Film Institute (AFI) celebrated the 2019 AFI Awards honorees at an invite-only luncheon in Beverly Hills. Unique in its celebration of the film and television arts’ collaborative nature, AFI Awards – now in its 20th year – is the only national program … Continue reading “Stars turn out for AFI Awards Luncheon|Gallery”

2019 in Review: The Best Films of the Year

The film going experience is such a personal one. Yes, we may attend the next Avengers or Beanpole with someone or someones, but at the end of the day, the films you like may not be the person’s next to you cup of tea. For instance The African American Critics Association chose Jordan Peele’s haunting … Continue reading “2019 in Review: The Best Films of the Year”

Non-spoiler review: ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

Well cinephiles and Jedis, The Rise of Skywalker is no Avengers: Endgame, Toy Story 3 or Return of the King. But it’s also nowhere near as bad as Twilight: Breaking Dawn or Hunger Games: Catching Fire. In other words, director J.J. Abrams landed the behemoth 9-film saga, but he didn’t stick it. Like the Millennium … Continue reading “Non-spoiler review: ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’”

SAG Awards nominations announced

Nominees for the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for  outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances in film and television of 2019, as well as the nominees for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles, were announced this morning at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood. SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris introduced America Ferrera (Superstore, Ugly Betty) and Danai … Continue reading “SAG Awards nominations announced”