Rumors are swirling in Los Angeles that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is considering late night television host Jimmy Fallon as the host for the 2013 Academy Awards telecast. Also rumored was that Lorne Michaels, the longtime producer of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, which introduced Fallon to the world, would come on board as a senior producer of the event. Well, both this week have confirmed that they have been approached, but both have respectfully declined. In an interview with NBC personality Matt Lauer on the Today Show, Fallon addressed the rumors head on. “No, I’m not going to do the Oscars,” he said. “It’s an honor to be asked by the Academy, but it’s not my year.” Fallon’s name first popped up as a possible Oscar host last week in a Los Angeles Times story.
Wilson (Craig Johnson, 2017) 2 out of 4 stars From Craig Johnson, director of the delightfully offbeat, tragicomic The Skeleton Twins, in 2014, comes Wilson, still offbeat and tragicomic, though far less delightfully so. Based on a series of comics … Continue reading
Asghar Farhadi, an Iranian writer-director with a knack for profound dramas (“About Elly”, “A Separation”, “The Past”), returns with “The Salesman”, another heartfelt story branded with uncomfortable dualities. The nature of this tale, set and shot in Tehran, will make … Continue reading
INTERVIEW with industry insider JAMIE LEE SMITH……..One Millennial. One Baby Boomer. Two totally different perspectives. Perspectives that cross not only generations – but styles, tastes, passions, interests, and impressions. The duo offers you impressions of not just films, but of … Continue reading