Weirdly, this year’s Oscar nominees involve snubs in nearly every category, and films, mostly of a certain type, driven by successful marketing campaigns.
Why can’t the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences admit that blockbusters such as “Skyfall,” “The Dark Knight Rises” and “The Avengers,” and comedies including “Bernie” and “Moonrise Kingdom,” were among 2012’s best of the year rather than so-called important dramas? Read More
Director Ben Affleck’s “Argo,” a real movie about a fake movie, is based on an astounding true story.
One of the film’s stars, Bryan Cranston (of AMC’s highly addictive “Breaking Bad”), and screenwriter Chris Terrio, recently in the Bay Area, explain: During the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, six Americans escaped the American Embassy and found refuge in the home of a Canadian official. Read More
Britney Spears has reached an undisclosed settlement with a former bodyguard who accused her of sexual harassment. Brit has officially deep-sixed her two-year feud with Fernando Flores, who accused her of constantly shedding her clothes and dropping objects in his presence, then bending over to pick them up so she could flash her reproductive organs at him. Read More