2018 Critics’ Choice Awards: Winners and highlights

Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water came into the Critics’ Choice Award with the most nominations and came away with the marquee prize, winning Best Picture in the ceremony at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica. It and HBO’s Big Little Lies each had four wins to lead the way. The event, hosted by Olivia... Continue Reading →

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FILM: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Is Good, Clean Fun

https://youtu.be/2QKg5SZ_35I Looking for a lively, wholesome movie to see with the family this holiday season? The obvious choice is The Greatest Showman, the musical that demonstrates how circus impresario P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman) didn’t exploit “freaks” by charging people money to point at them and jeer — he actually gave them a sense of self-worth! My... Continue Reading →

FILM: Daniel Day-Lewis stitches together chilly ‘Phantom Thread’

https://youtu.be/xNsiQMeSvMk If "Phantom Thread" truly does represent Daniel Day-Lewis' announced swan-song from acting, he heads into retirement on a high note in terms of his performance. The movie itself -- reuniting the star and director Paul Thomas Anderson -- is a sumptuous but chilly affair, meticulously stitched together, but intriguing without being emotionally involving.   In... Continue Reading →

Entertainment attorney Ed Woods dies

  Brooklyn-based entertainment attorney Ed Woods, whose client list included platinum music artists and award-winning athletes, has died, according to reports Sunday. The date and cause of his death were not immediately available. Social media tributes began pouring in for Woods, who has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Diddy,... Continue Reading →

Congratulations to the 2018 Golden Globes Nominees!

Congratulations to the 2018 Golden Globes Nominees! Golden Globe Nominations: Complete List Nominations for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced on this morning on NBC’s “Today” show live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Presenters Alfre Woodard, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Bell, and Sharon Stone were joined by Golden Globe ambassador Simone Garcia Johnson, Hollywood... Continue Reading →

Anna Deavere Smith is bringing her essential play Notes From the Field to HBO

https://youtu.be/E6yXCVjDUOA NOTES FROM THE FIELD, the adaptation of Tony and Pulitzer Prize nominee Anna Deavere Smith's acclaimed one-woman show of the same name, will debut SATURDAY, FEB. 24 on HBO. The HBO Films presentation dramatizes the accounts of students, parents, teachers and administrators caught in America’s school-to-prison pipeline, which pushes underprivileged, minority youth out of the classroom... Continue Reading →

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