By Brian Chidueme |Staff Writer| Basketball has the NBA Finals. Football has the Super Bowl. In the world of filmmaking, the Academy Awards (aka the Oscars) are the major leagues. This year, a collective of films from “The Descendants” to “Moneyball,” are competing to gain recognition, honor and legacy in these major leagues. One may think that the Golden Globes should be in the same category because of how both awards ceremonies receive intensive coverage from news outlets around Hollywood and the rest of the world. What puts the Golden Globes and Oscars in different leagues is that the Golden Globes is under the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (or HFPA). As British comic … [Read more...] about Academy Awards, the highly esteemed nominees
By Carolina McCarthy |Staff Writer| Whether you prefer heart-pounding action flicks, gut-wrenching drama, or love-struck comedies, this upcoming season will have a movie to fit all your entertainment needs. Premiering early this November, Leonardo DiCaprio is set to give an astounding performance yet again in his movie J. Edgar, a film based on the true story of the FBI director of the same name. The film, which was directed by Clint Eastwood, is not shy to the Oscar-worthy buzz that has been circulating around through the Hollywood grapevine. Furthermore, whether you are part of Team Edward or Team Jacob, part one of the final Twilight saga is sure to excite and enthrall its … [Read more...] about Fall into film this season
By Grace Garner |Staff Writer| Moviegoers should expect dry humor from a film set in such an arid desert. However, they may be surprised by Paramount Pictures latest effort starring Johnny Depp’s voice acting. “Rango,” released March 4, features always-quirky Johnny Depp as a domestic chameleon on a quest to find himself. A true thespian at heart, our protagonist is thrust from his lonely terrarium into the Mojave Desert while acting out a scene with his dear “friends” – or a beheaded, one-armed Barbie doll, a wooden palm tree, a dead bug, and a wind-up plastic goldfish. From the get-go, you understand “Rango” is going to be more of a “grown-up movie” than you thought. Especially … [Read more...] about Rango camouflages rating guidelines
By Matthew Bramlett Staff Writer One of the most well-known and sought-after street artists may not even exist. Mr. Brainwash, the eccentric filmmaker turned artist whose real name is Thierry Guetta, has seen his image and personal brand explode in recent years. It began in 2008 with his debut art show “Life is Beautiful,” and continueswith his starring turn in graffiti artist Banksy's documentary on the growing street art phenomenon, Exit Through the Gift Shop. Since Banksy's film opened last year, Mr. Brainwash (or, rather, the idea of Mr. Brainwash,) has been the subject of much speculation. All across the Internet, there have been different sources claiming that not only … [Read more...] about Purposeful portrait or preposterous prank?