Tag Archives: Narratology

Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber: the most underrated writers in Hollywood

There are tons of screenwriters in the business that have been unjustly passed over for awards attention before, but few have been as unjustly snubbed in their careers so far as the team of Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber have. They’ve given us two instant classics in (500) Days[...]

Oscars: 12 Years a Slave wins Best Picture at the 86th Academy Awards

After months and months of lead up and speculation (not to mention an endless string of precursor awards), the Academy Awards were finally given out, and the results were almost as unpredictable as we’d all been saying. 12 Years a Slave took home Best Picture despite only winning two other[...]

Congratulations to all Oscar® Nominees

Congratulations to all Oscar® nominees, as well as the Hollywood Film Awards® honorees: Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyer Club),Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Julia Roberts (August: Osage County), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyer Club), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Year A Slave), Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Richard Linklater (Before Midnight), Michael De Luca (Captain Philipps), Steve[...]

“Chronicle” is a compelling character drama, a visual dazzler

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: I’ve written a lot over the last couple years about how, if superhero films are going to survive, they are going to have to be able to be about something other than the generic tropes of superhero comic book adventures. Captain America excelled because it was[...]

‘THE SECRET CIRCLE’ : Photo Gallery January 6, 2012

HollywoodNews.com: The latest episode of ‘The Secret Circle’ on the CW aired last night, and now you can check out some of the photos from the episode. The episode, “Darkness,” focuses on Cassie revealing her deepest secret yet. Stefanie Kramer and Grey Damon guest star on the episode from January 5,[...]

“Shame,” “The Raid” and “Pariah” build TIFF 2011 buzz

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The big story at TIFF this year – or the buzziest buzz film, at the very least – has been “The Raid,” a Midnight Madness film that wasn’t on very many radars heading into the fest but now has become the hot ticket and the topic of[...]

“Warrior” film review

HollywoodNews.com: I cannot count how many times I have watched a sports-related drama and thought to myself “How much better would this movie be if the main opponent wasn’t a two-dimensional villain?”. Whether adult-aimed Oscar bait (Cinderella Man) or family-friendly faith-based dramas (Soul Surfer), any number of underdog sports[...]

Moving Image presents “Seven Nights with Harry Potter”

HollywoodNews.com: When Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 opens in theaters on July 15, it will mark the last installment in the most successful film franchise of all time. Museum of the Moving Image will give New York audiences a special opportunity to see the first[...]

“Harry Potter” heading to Warner Bros. “App Edition”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Weeks (OK, months) before Warner Bros. prepares to release “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” thereby concluding the massively successful “Potter” franchise,” the studio is making a move to ensure that “Deathly Hallows: Part 1” is accessible to fans. Warner Bros. Digital Distribution announced it[...]

Harry Potter DVD and Blu-ray burning up charts

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Perhaps hinting to the dominance that’s sure to come later this summer, “Harry Potter” is pummeling the competition on the DVD charts now that “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” is on the streets. The film made its debut at No. 1 on the charts, beating[...]
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