Is it too late for a list like this? Even if so, I still decided to make a list of some films that I never want to see again. Similar to last year, these films may not necessarily bad, but they're... More »
Finally back from Cannes, and delving into what Hollywood can offer.MacFarlane's Western is clunky as hell, but there are some performers giving it their all, even if it does fall short compared to a film from 40 years earlier.Building on... More »
From the opening credits of director Seth MacFarlane's latest offensive and broad comedy, it is clear that he is wearing his Family Guy hat, although one can argue it is permanently affixed to his head.The ode to the woeful Wild... More »
So, what did you think was going to happen after the massive worldwide success of Ted? That Seth MacFarlane was going to clean up his act? Never gonna happen, as made very clear by the very dirty and very, very... More »
Is Liam Neeson going to bring his very particular set of skills with him to Seth MacFarlane's comedy western A Million Ways To Die? According to the report over at THR Neeson, currently one of Hollywood's favorite tough guys, is is negotiations... More »
According to a report at THR, Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables and the upcoming Lovelace) is in talks to play the role of Seth MacFarlane's girlfriend in his comedy western A Million Ways To Die in the West. Now before you start silently... More »
Insert Cowgirl joke here. Okay. Got that out of your system? Good. Moving on. A report over at THR suggests that uber-everything, Charlize Theron, is in final negotiations to star opposite Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane in a Blazing Saddles type... More »
Socrates said, "Know thyself." A more contemporary philosopher from Oklahoma offered, "If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging." Reading many business stories about Hollywood lately, it quickly becomes apparent that few have embraced either the Athenian master or the fine, folksy wisdom of Will Rogers. How else to...
Hollywood's annual pageant of nice dresses and the complex madness of John Travolta went off pretty much as expected - a few less for American Sniper than perhaps I cynically expected, and a few more for Birdman, which ain't Boyhood, but is an off-model enough Best Picture that I can't...
Film Comment Selects, Film Society of Lincoln Center's annual film series that showcases the best films from all corners of the world selected by folks at Film Comment magazine, marks the arrival of spring for New York cinephiles in an otherwise dreadful February/March movie season. This year's selections are as...
"Documentary Fortnight: MoMA's International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media," which screens at the Museum of Modern Art through February 27, once again brings an impressive array of new films, retrospectives, and installations to New York audiences. Two masters of documentary, Stanley Nelson and Barbara Kopple, open and close the...
Is box-office success a blessing or a curse? Ernesto Zelaya Minano, who is based in Peru, addresses that question in regard to the brand-new trailer for Asu Mare, the follow up to the 2013 smash hit. Critics are sharpening their knives, but audiences will decide on the film's ultimate financial...