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

3+ 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 … Continue reading “From ‘Parasite’ to Pitt, the complete 2020 Oscar winners”

‘Parasite,’ ‘Jojo Rabbit’ winners at WGA Awards

2+ Parasite and Jojo Rabbit were the big winners in film Saturday night as the . Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced the winners of the 2020 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, news, radio/audio. The concurrent ceremonies were held at The … Continue reading “‘Parasite,’ ‘Jojo Rabbit’ winners at WGA Awards”

Phoenix, Aniston, ‘Parasite’ & other SAG winners

1+ 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 … Continue reading “Phoenix, Aniston, ‘Parasite’ & other SAG winners”

HBO developing series adaptation of ‘Parasite’

2+ If you haven’t seen Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite you are doing yourself a disservice. It was on Reel 360’s Best Films of the Year. Now, HBO is reportedly developing a series adaptation of the critically acclaimed 2019 South Korean film.  The film’s director, Bong Joon Ho, will collaborate on the new series along with filmmaker … Continue reading “HBO developing series adaptation of ‘Parasite’”

2020 Academy Awards ratings anything but gold

1+ Whether it was the lack of host or a lack of female director nominations or a lack of diversity in general (except for the presenters and performers) ABC’s telecast of the Academy Awards reached its smallest audience ever of 23.6 million viewers. The Nielsen company said Sunday night’s audience was down 20 percent from … Continue reading “2020 Academy Awards ratings anything but gold”

Director Suppnig creates video using ‘Rocketman’ song

2+ When Director Sandro Suppnig and Choreographer Lockhart Brownlie met last fall an idea was born: to create a film that taps into the Zeitgeist by featuring Los Angeles as a creative hub and provide a platform by artists for artists.  On a recent visit to L.A. Model Management the duo was inspired by the roster of talent. Agency owner Heinz Holba and his … Continue reading “Director Suppnig creates video using ‘Rocketman’ song”

Five reasons ‘Birds of Prey’ didn’t soar at box office

2+ Despite resting at an extremely respectable 80% on Rotten Tomatoes, Warner Bros Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) opened well below its expected 50 million projections. The R-rated girl-gang film came in almost $20 million lower earning $33.2 million. According to Comic Book Movie, this is the worst start … Continue reading “Five reasons ‘Birds of Prey’ didn’t soar at box office”

Reel 360’s 2020 Academy Awards predictions

3+ 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 … Continue reading “Reel 360’s 2020 Academy Awards predictions”

2020 Film Independent Spirit Award winners announced

3+ 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 … Continue reading “2020 Film Independent Spirit Award winners announced”

Writers Guild, Gersh Agency come to agreement

3+ Great news for screenwriters and TV writers represented by Gersh. Co-presidents David and Bob Gersh said on Friday that the talent agency has signed an agreement with the Writers Guild of America and will resume representing writers immediately. Hollywood agencies and the WGA have been at stand-off since April of 2019 over the practice … Continue reading “Writers Guild, Gersh Agency come to agreement”

‘1917’ wins Producers Guild Award for Best Picture

1+ 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 … Continue reading “‘1917’ wins Producers Guild Award for Best Picture”

We predict the 2020 SAG Award Winners

1+ 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. … Continue reading “We predict the 2020 SAG Award Winners”

Regal to sell popcorn half-price for National Popcorn Day

1+ This Sunday, January 19, is National Popcorn Day. Moviegoers will flock to see 1917, Parasite, Star Wars and more this weekend. Now, they are invited to celebrate the special day with an exclusive half-price offer on classic, buttery popcorn at all Regal Theatres. “Popcorn and movies have been the perfect pairing for decades. We are excited … Continue reading “Regal to sell popcorn half-price for National Popcorn Day”

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

3+ 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 … Continue reading “‘Joker’ gets 11, Greta snubbed & other Oscar noms”

Three female directors among DGA nominations

1+ The Directors Guild of America President Thomas Schlamme announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film for 2019 as well as Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director. While there will be groans that no female directors are nominated in the first category among … Continue reading “Three female directors among DGA nominations”