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  • Oscar music
    Oscar music taking shape
    It has been confirmed that Common and John Legend will perform their Oscar-nominated song at this year's show. The show is Feb. 22.They are slated to perform "Glory" from "Selma."“Common and John Legend are artists...
  • On top
    'Sniper' still solid in the states; overseas, too
    It is going to be another weekend for Clint Eastwood and his "American Sniper." Even with a normal drop in the second weekend, it is likely that it will win again.Bradley Cooper as sniper Chris Kyle has gotten many headlines outside the...
  • The Tempest at Shell Lumber Company,
    Shakespeare Miami presents free performances of The Tempest
    You’ll find treachery, sorcery, and young love in full measure, plus a plot twist that William Shakespeare never envisioned, in Shakespeare Miami’s current Shakespeare in the Park production of The Tempest.Admission to all performances...
  • Eye of top
    Oscar boost is here for 'American Sniper'
    The box office will get a boost by the recent Oscar nominations, but how much? For one film, probably a great deal. Overall, top film nominees are not big box office money-makers right now."American Sniper" and its Best Picture...
  • YoungArts honors Jeff Koons, Josh Groban and Chris Young at annual fundraiser
    YoungArts honors Jeff Koons, Josh Groban and Chris Young at annual fundraiser
    On Saturday, January 10, the National YoungArts Foundation celebrated the conclusion of the2015 National YoungArts Week with itsBackyard Ballgala and an Alumni Performance. The event is YoungArts' largest annual fundraiser and raised more than...
  • Clint is in
    Directors insert 'Sniper' and omit 'Selma,' 'Interstellar'
    The Directors Guild of America has now weighed in.President Paris Barclay today announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2014. Just two days removed from The Golden Globe Awards,...
  • Take this
    'Taken 3' will take the box office
    There will be a new champ this weekend at the box office. Liam Neeson and his "Taken 3" will escape with a likely win. How much it takes in remains to be seen."Taken 3" got out of the gatewith $1.6 million Thursday. For the...
  • Party time
    Stars can drink out of the bottle at the Golden Globes
    When it comes to the menu for the Golden Globes, it is all about the calories. Or cutting them a bit, noted the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, in a press release this week. The 72nd Golden Globe Awards airs on NBC Sunday, Jan. 11.Well, at...
  • Another win
    Box office matters, but award season takes over
    It was a happy time for the holdovers at the box office and a pleasant start to the new year. "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" ($21.91) million took its third win in a row while "Into the Woods" ($19.07 million) and ...
  • Artists from varied spectrums showcased at 2014 Kennedy Center Honors
    2014 Kennedy Center Honors continue to enrich and entertain
    One of the last bastions of culture on commercial network TV, outside of PBS, the "Kennedy Center Honors" presented its 2014 honorees on Tuesday. The annual event on CBS, previously taped earlier in the month, is aired shortly after...
  • Welcome
    Box office blues as attendance shrinks
    All is not well at the box office. As 2014 winds down, the movie box office will be off from last year. The real takeaway is that less people are seeing movies in theaters.The box office will turn out to have the lowest attendance since 1995. And...
  • Showtime
    'The Interview' takes advantage of Christmas
    With Sony's decision to release "The Interview" there still are a few remaining questions to be answered. Some are rhetorical, of course.The Wrap is reporting brisk sales as Christmas arrives. Also, they not it is doing well for...
  • Star Wars
    Movie Prop Fails - When it all goes wrong
    Props and costumes often make the movie. Think: Obi-Wan’s lightsaber, or Dr. Who’s Cybermen suit.But when those pesky props mess up onscreen, the moment is caught forever.Star Wars: (caught) a little short for a StormtrooperSome attain...
  • Shutting down
    'The Interview' is over as Sony pulls film
    A new face of terror and what to do with a threat has faced Hollywood with the Sony hack. And now Sony has pulled the film. Sony has now announced that it will pull "The Interview." Variety has the full statement here. In part, it reads:...
  • Ruling the box offie
    'Exodus' escapes to the top
    It was a parting of the ways at the top as "Exodus: Gods and Kings" takes over the box office over the weekend. "Mockingjay" parted ways after three weeks on top.But, "Exodus: Gods and Kings," depending on how one...