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“I just put on hand cream, so I can’t shake your hand,” Roma Downey said as I walked into the room. “You’ll just have to get a hug.” Fine with me! I was there to talk to Downey and her […]

Many thanks to Kevin Sampson for inviting me to join my friends Tim Gordon and Jason Fraley and director and DC film office head Pierre Bagley for a lively discussion and debate on movies made by African-American filmmakers.

As I noted earlier, Variety reported the results of a bogus survey as though it represented legitimate concerns from the faith community about the upcoming film, “Noah,” starring Russell Crowe and directed by Darren Aronofsky.  It is always disappointing when […]

The Oscar broadcast this Sunday will have a special 75th anniversary tribute to “The Wizard of Oz” and all three of Judy Garland’s children will appear together: Liza Minnelli (an Oscar-winner herself for “Cabaret” and the daughter of Oscar winner […]

The anonymous creator of the Moviewise website was kind enough to agree to an interview about movies and the lessons they teach. How did the moviewise website get started?  How long have you been doing it? I started the moviewise site in […]

Today we mourn the loss of writer/actor/director Harold Ramis, who died at age 69.  Ramis began by writing and editing at Playboy Magazine, then based in Chicago. In 1969, he joined the famous improvisational sketch comedy group, Second City, and […]

I keep wanting to call this movie “Her 2: The Revenge of Him.”

The new film from quirky writer/director Wes Anderson is “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” with an all-star cast that includes Oscar-winners Adrian Brody and F. Murray Abraham, along with Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law, Bob Balaban, and Anderson regulars Bill Murray and […]

Two of my very favorite movie people, Leonard Maltin and Grae Drake, give you all you need to know about what to see and what to skip for this year’s Oscar nominees.

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