Cannes Film Festival Contenders

Soderbergh, Coen Bros., Polanski in Cannes race (via AFP) Movies by US directors Steven Soderbergh and the Coen Brothers, Nicolas Winding Refn of Denmark and France’s Roman Polanski are among contenders for the coveted Palme d’Or at next month’s Cannes film festival, organisers said Thursday. The soon-to-retire Soderbergh’s eagerly-awaited film “Behind the…

Superman Lookin’ Good at 75

Superman @ 75: New 'Man of Steel' movie trailer looks just right (via The Plain Dealer) Warner Brothers   On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the first appearance of Superman in “Action Comics” No. 1, Warner Brothers has released an extended preview of the new Superman movie, “Man of Steel.” It looks good. […]

Amour – My Vote for Best Picture

Did you watch the Oscars this year? Whether you watched the show or just glanced at the results, hopefully the French film Amour is familiar to you. It was nominated for both Best Foreign Film and Best Picture. Argo took home Best Picture, but another “A” film, Amour, won Best Foreign Film.

Actresses Take a Lesson from Gisele Casadesus

Show goes on for French actress, 98 (via AFP) Hollywood actresses who bemoan the lack of good film roles for women in their forties might consider taking a leaf out of the book of French actress Gisele Casadesus. At the age of 98, her latest film “Sous le Figuier” (“Under the Fig Tree”), in which […]

Still No Simpson’s Movie Sequel

‘The Simpsons’ Creator: Movie Sequel Is a Long Way Off (via NewsLook) Video News by NewsLook var nl_rand = “luNcfULTmZf9R015”, NewsLook = NewsLook || {}; NewsLook.embeds = NewsLook.embeds || {}; NewsLook.embeds[nl_rand] = { video_id : ‘551137’, feed_user_id : ‘476’, metadata_for_select : [], metadata_override : [], preview_hashlike_metadata : {“width”:null,”height”:null…

Star Wars Reunion

Lucas Says Original ‘Star Wars’ Cast Getting Back Together (via NewsLook) George Lucas admitted Thursday the original ‘Star Wars’ cast of Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher have signed on for the next three movies.

And the Kardashian Goes To…

I was watching a preview of ABC’s Oscar telecast set for Sunday, February 24th and found myself wondering what might have happened if the Oscar statuette had been a female.

News from Sundance

I’m enjoying my annual visit to Sundance Film Festival in Park City. Day six and finally a movie to truly love!

Hope Springs

Not the greatest movie I’ve ever seen, but definitely worth viewing because it’s a Boomer flick. Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep are great. I’ve heard a few people say they were upset because the wife was such a wimp.

Madagascar 3 – Love that Lemur

I’m guessing a lot of grandparents have seen Madagascar 3. Papa and I took our grandkids to see it a couple of weeks ago. I laughed louder and longer than most of the children in the theater. Watching and listening to the Lemur King Julien, voiced hilariously by Sacha Baron Cohen, is better than popcorn.