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Archive for December, 2013

FIRST LOOK: ‘Million Dollar Arm’

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013


Trailer – Million Dollar Arm on Disney Video

Roeper Rundown: 2013 GOOF Awards Part 2

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Richard Roeper runs down the final nominees of the 2013 GOOF Awards and crowns the #1 GOOF of the year. The final nominees include Paula Deen, Nigella Lawson, Chris Brown, Alec Baldwin, Anthony Weiner, Sydney Leathers, Internet trolls, and Rob Ford.

Roeper Rundown: 2013 GOOFS Part 1

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

In the first part of two, Richard Roeper runs down his top GOOFS of 2013. The nominees include Miley Cyrus, Reese Witherspoon, Julianne Hough, The Accidental Racist, Lance Armstrong, Kanye West, the Obamacare Website Team, Justin Bieber and Richie Incognito.

In honor of Anchorman 2 release … Enjoy …

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

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Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

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December 17th
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RIP Peter O’Toole

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

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WLS Holiday Show at Horseshoe

Sunday, December 15th, 2013
R. Lee Ermey

R. Lee Ermey

 

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Check out listener's vest!

Check out listener’s vest!

 

Beer made by veterans proceeds help veterans.

Beer made by veterans proceeds help veterans.

 

Cleanup on Aisle 1

Cleanup on Aisle 1

 

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Canarble!

Canarble!

 

And to all a good night.

And to all a good night.

 

 

 

2013 CFCA Awards Nomination Announcement

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

By Number Of Nominations Received:

 

11 nominations: 12 Years A Slave

7 nominations: Gravity, Her

6 nominations: Inside Llewyn Davis

5 nominations: American Hustle

4 nominations: Blue is the Warmest Color

3 nominations: The Act of Killing, Nebraska

2 nominations: August: Osage County, Blue Jasmine, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Spring Breakers, The Wind Rises, The Wolf of Wall Street

1 nomination: 42, 20 Feet from Stardom, All is Lost, The Armstrong Lie, Before Midnight, Blackfish, Blancanieves, The Croods, Don Jon, Enough Said, From Up on Poppy Hill, Frozen, Fruitvale Station,  The Great Gatsby, The Hunt, In A World,  Monsters University, Mud, Philomena, Prisoners, Stories We Tell, Upstream Color, Wadjda.

 

BEST PICTURE

12 Years A Slave

American Hustle

Gravity

Her

Inside Llewyn Davis

 

BEST DIRECTOR

Joel & Ethan Coen–Inside Llewyn Davis

Alfonso Cuaron–Gravity

Spike Jonze–Her

Steve McQueen–12 Years A Slave

David O. Russell–American Hustle

 

BEST ACTOR

Bruce Dern–Nebraska

Chiwetel Ejiofor–12 Years A Slave

Oscar Isaac–Inside Llewyn Davis

Matthew McConaughey–Dallas Buyers Club

Robert Redford–All Is Lost

 

BEST ACTRESS

Cate Blanchett–Blue Jasmine

Sandra Bullock–Gravity

Adele Exarchopoulos–Blue is the Warmest Color

Brie Larson–Short Term 12

Meryl Streep–August: Osage County

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Barkhad Abdi–Captain Phillips

Michael Fassbender–12 Years A Slave

James Franco–Spring Breakers

James Gandolfini–Enough Said

Jared Leto–Dallas Buyers Club

 

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Scarlett Johansson–Her

Jennifer Lawrence–American Hustle

Lupita Nyong’o–12 Years A Slave

Lea Seydoux–Blue is the Warmest Color

June Squibb–Nebraska

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

American Hustle–Eric SInger & David O. Russell

Blue Jasmine–Woody Allen

Her–Spike Jonze

Inside Llewyn Davis–Joel & Ethan Coen

Nebraska–Bob Nelson

 

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

12 Years A Slave–John Ridley

August: Osage County–Tracey Letts

Before Midnight–Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke

Philomena–Steve Coogan & Jeff Pope

The Wolf of Wall Street–Terrence Winter

 

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM

The Act of Killing

Blue is the Warmest Color

The Hunt

Wadjda

The Wind Rises

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY

20 Feet from Stardom

The Act of Killing

The Armstrong Lie

Blackfish

Stories We Tell

 

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

The Croods

From Up on Poppy Hill

Frozen

Monsters University

The Wind Rises

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

12 Years A Slave–Sean Bobbitt

Gravity–Emmanuel Lubezki

Her–Hoyte Van Hoytema

Inside Llewyn Davis–Bruno Delbonnel

Prisoners–Roger Deakins

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

12 Years A Slave–Hans Zimmer

Blancanieves–Alfonso de Vilallongo

Gravity–Steven Price

Her–Arcade Fire

Spring Breakers–Cliff Martinez and Skrillex

 

BEST ART DIRECTION/PRODUCTION DESIGN

12 Years A Slave

Gravity

The Great Gatsby

Her

Inside Llewyn Davis

 

BEST EDITING

12 Years A Slave–Joe Walker

American Hustle–Alan Baumgarten, Jay Cassidy & Crispin Struthers

Gravity–Alfonso Cuaron & Mark Sanger

Upstream Color–Shane Carruth & David Lowery

The Wolf of Wall Street–Thelma Schoonmaker

 

MOST PROMISING FILMMAKER

Lake Bell–In A World

Ryan Coogler–Fruitvale Station

Destin Cretton–Short Term 12

Joseph Gordon-Levitt–Don Jon

Joshua Oppenheimer–The Act of Killing

 

MOST PROMISING PERFORMER

Barkhad Abdi–Captain Phillips

Chadwick Boseman–42

Adele Exarchopoulos–Blue is the Warmest Color

Lupita Nyong’o–12 Years A Slave

Tye Sheridan–Mud

‘Saving Mr. Banks’: A sweet ‘Mary Poppins’ tale that’s practically perfect

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Full disclosure: On some occasions in my career, including presently, I have done work for television programs owned by the Disney Co.

Equally full disclosure, and some of you will shake your umbrellas at me for this one: While I love many things Disney, including any number of motion pictures, “Mary Poppins” never did it for me. I recognize the brilliance of Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, and I admire what were some pretty nifty visuals for 1964, but all those obnoxiously sunny tunes such as “A Spoonful of Sugar” and “Chim Chim Cher-ee” — no thank you.

So I might not have been as keen to see a movie about the making of “Mary Poppins” than the multiple generations of fans who adore the film. But regardless of whether you can type “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” without even Googling or you’ve never heard of the magical nanny, “Saving Mr. Banks” quite likely might be your cup of tea…

 

FOR FULL REVIEW CLICK HERE

‘Hours’: In overlong drama, Paul Walker put to the test

Friday, December 13th, 2013

One of the last roles of the late Paul Walker’s career was also one of the most substantial and most challenging parts Walker was ever given.

Walker does some pretty solid work throughout “Hours.” (And if you’re looking to pique ZERO casual interest in your film via the title, by all means call it “Hours.” I mean, “Movie” would be a more provocative label.) One only wishes Walker had stronger, better developed material instead of a promising drama that eventually unravels and seems overlong even with a running time of 96 minutes.

“Hours” is set in the New Orleans of 2005, during and immediately after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. We get glimpses of the storm’s horrific power, mostly via news footage (and in one devastatingly effective moment when one character sees what has happened to his city), but much of the story is something that could have been staged as a one-man play…

FOR FULL REVIEW CLICK HERE

 
 
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