Mary A.Reed

Mary A.Reed

Mary is a lover of History and Hollywood, and a huge fan of L.A. Kings Hockey! She is a Yahoo! Featured Contributor in Arts and Entertainment, and writes five Movie Beats, including a weekly summary of Hollywood movie events in Los Angeles, local screening quote roundups, Awards season articles and an Awards Tweet beat! She lives in the suburbs northeast of Los Angeles.

She proudly obtained a JD degree from Loyola Law School, a BA from California State University, Northridge with a major in History, and an AA degree from Glendale Community College. She is the first in her family to graduate from college.

Mary has worked as a public servant and trial attorney with the Los Angeles County District Attorney s Office and as a civil rights attorney. She has also worked in the private sector as an office manager/finance administrator, as well as a small-business entrepreneur and computer consultant.

She has been married for over 30 years to the love of her life, and has two adult children. She also has been lucky to be adopted by a dog named Stella, or as we affectionately call her, the amazing half dog-half alien being. 

Mary has published numerous articles in newspapers and on the internet. She is currently writing a romance novel with her sister Tracy, and an action/adventure novel of her own. She also has a weekly radio show on the internet, The Mary and Tracy Show, with regular co-host and guest Noreen Brown on BlogTalkRadio. The show is currently focusing on the upcoming Hockey season, and the L.A. Kings. Other topics we have covered are Food and Lifestyle, and Commentary on Current Events. Podcasts for these shows are available at any time at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/marytracy or on itunes.
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  • Rubio Fails to Deliver on Guns and Immigration Reform in Reponse to State of the Union
    Guns and immigration reform: These were the two topics I most wanted to hear about from Senator Marco Rubio, in his response to President Obama’s State of the Union speech. Did he deliver? No.
  • The State of the Union vs. Chris Dorner
    President Obama seemed cool and collected, as he delivered most of his State of the Union speech tonight. Then he hit it out of the park on the subject of gun control.
  • Hollywood Movie Events in Los Angeles Sept 21-27, 2012
    Hollywood movie events this week include the red carpet premieres for Tim Burton’s “Frankenweenie” and “Pitch Perfect”; screenings of “Spartacus” and other films in a tribute to Kirk Douglas; appearances by luminaries at special screenings; and more!
  • Hollywood Movie Events in Los Angeles Sept 14-20, 2012
    Hollywood movie events this week include the red carpet premiere of “Trouble with the Curve” starring Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake; a five-day film tribute to actor Kirk Douglas at the Egyptian; a John Cleese double feature; and more!
  • Hollywood Movie Events in Los Angeles Sept. 7-13, 2012
    Hollywood movie events in Los Angeles this week include a tribute to Jerry Lewis by the Academy; a Busby Berkeley film that includes Carmen Miranda’s famous “tutti-fruitti” performance; a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Walter Koenig, and much more
  • Hollywood Movie Events in Los Angeles Aug. 31–Sept. 6, 2012
    This week in Los Angeles, Hollywood movie events include the red carpet premiere of “The Words”; a Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony for Ellen DeGeneres; special appearances by Seth Rogan and other luminaries; the Cinecon classic film fest; and so much more
  • Hollywood Movie Events in Los Angeles Aug. 24-30, 2012
    This week in Los Angeles, Hollywood movie events include the red carpet premiere of “The Possession”; special appearances by filmmakers Spike Lee and Paul Verhoeven; a screening of Paul Cronenberg’s “Videodrome” at the Egyptian; and so much more
  • Hollywood Movie Events in Los Angeles Aug. 17-23, 2012
    Hollywood movie events this week include an Oscars Outdoors "Wizard of Oz" sing-along; a "Jailhouse Rock" screening starring Elvis Presley with an appearance by songwriter Mike Stoller; an overnight campout at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and more!
  • Hollywood Movie Events in Los Angeles Aug. 10-16, 2012
    This week in Hollywood, movie events include red carpet premieres for “The Expendables 2,” “Hit and Run” and “Sparkle”; a double feature of “Films Shot at the Lot” starring Mary Pickford; a presentation of “Spartacus” in 70MM;and so much more!
  • Hollywood Movie Events in Los Angeles Aug. 3-9, 2012
    This week in Hollywood, movie events include appearances by movie stars Mitzi Gaynor and Mickey Rooney; a screening of “2001: A Space Odyssey” in 70MM presented by the Academy; a new animated, outdoor film series at LACMA; and so much more!
  • Movie Events in Los Angeles July 27-Aug. 2, 2012
    Hollywood movie events this week include the red carpet premieres for “Total Recall” starring Colin Farrell and “The Campaign” with Will Ferrell; a 70MM screening of the “The Sound of Music” presented by the Academy; special star appearances; and so more.
  • Hollywood Movie Events in Los Angeles July 20-26, 2012
    Movie events in Hollywood this week include the red carpet premiere of "The Watch" starring Jonah Hill, Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn; a swashbuckling Errol Flynn in "Captain Blood"; a free sneak preview of "Ruby Sparks" at an outdoor theater; and more!
  • Hollywood Movie Events in Los Angeles July 13-19, 2012
    This week in Hollywood, there are two red carpet premieres for “Ruby Sparks” and “Step Up Revolution”; special appearances by Billy Bob Thornton, Keith Carradine, Corey Feldman, the cast members from the 1958 version of “South Pacific” and so much more!
  • Is “The Amazing Spider-Man” Worth Seeing? Opening Day Quotes
    “The Amazing Spider-Man” (2012) swung into theaters this weekend and moviegoers in Los Angeles filled the seats to see this latest incarnation of the Marvel superhero. Here are some opening day opinion from viewers in Los Angeles of the blockbuster movie.
  • Hollywood Movie Events in Los Angeles July 6-12, 2012
    This week in Hollywood, director Christopher Nolan, actors Lea Thompson and John Waters make special appearances; outdoor screenings of "Twilight," "Bringing Up Baby," and "Stagecoach" take place; a French film festival begins; and so much more!
  • The L.A. Kings Hockey Season Redux: Newbie No More - Coach Change
    This is the second in a multi-part rumination, and retrospective, of the 2011-2012 Los Angeles Kings hockey season by myself, a newbie-no-more, and now a Los Angeles Kings fan for life. Let the dynasty begin!
  • The L.A. Kings Hockey Season Redux: Newbie No More
    I can't stop thinking about the Los Angeles Kings winning the Stanley Cup this year. It's a miracle!This is a multi-part rumination, and retrospective, of the 2011-2012 hockey season by myself, a newbie-no-more and a Los Angeles Kings' fan for life.
  • Hollywood movie events in Los Angeles June 29-July 5, 2012
    This Fourth of July week in Hollywood, movie events include appearances by National Lampoon founder Matty Simmons at a screening of 'Animal House,' appearances by Michael Feinstein and Holly Woodlawn, and so much more.
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  • Hollywood movie events in Los Angeles June 22-28, 2012
    This week in Hollywood, the stars are out for no less than four red carpet premieres: 'The Amazing Spider-Man,' the biopic 'Katy Perry: Part of Me,' 'Magic Mike,' and Oliver Stone’s 'Savages.' Also, the L.A. Film Festival continues, and so much more!
  • Great movies about bad dads for Father’s Day
    If you really want to appreciate your dad for Father’s Day, why not check out a really good movie about bad dads? Here are four great movies about not so great fathers portrayed by some of Hollywood's finest actors.
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  • Hollywood movie events in Los Angeles June 15-21, 2012
    Hollywood movie events this week include three red carpet premieres, for Disney’s “Brave,” Universal’s “Ted” starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis, and “People Like Us” starring Chris Pine; The Academy’s Oscars Outdoors series; and so much more!
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  • Hollywood movie events in Los Angeles June 8-14, 2012
    Hollywood movie events this week include two red carpet premieres, for 'Rock of Ages' and Woody Allen’s 'To Rome With Love'; a tribute to Jack Oakie; appearances by Kirk Douglas, Jane Fonda, Pat Boone, and others at special screenings; and so much more.
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  • Hollywood Movie Events in Los Angeles June 1-6, 2012
    This week in Hollywood, movie events include the MTV Movie Awards, a presentation of 'Tootsie' at the historic Orpheum Theater with Dabney Coleman and Geena Davis attending, an evening honoring Hollywood dogs by the Academy, and so much more.
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  • Hollywood movies under the stars in Los Angeles this summer
    It is shaping up to be a fantastic summer to watch movies outdoors in Hollywood. So pull out your beach chairs, dust off a blanket, and head out to enjoy a hot Hollywood movie under the stars at these outdoor venues in Los Angeles this summer.
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  • Classic movies for Memorial Day: Best Actor Oscar-winners
    One way to spend the Memorial Day holiday is to watch a classic Hollywood movie honoring great soldiers. Here are some of Hollywood's finest portrayals of soldiers in movies by actors who have won the Best Actor Oscar for their roles.
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  • Hollywood Movie Events in Los Angeles May 25-31, 2012
    This week Hollywood movie events include an appearance by director Peter Bogdanovich to kick off the Los Angeles Conservancy 'Last Remaining Seats' series, at least three outdoor screenings under the stars in downtown L.A., a red carpet premiere and more!
  • Is Sacha Baron Cohen's 'The Dictator' So Bad It's Good? Opening Day Quotes
    Sacha Baron Cohen's 'The Dictator' (2012) finally hit theaters this weekend. Moviegoers in Los Angeles had lots of opinions on the film and Sacha Baron Cohen in general. Here are some of their opening day quotes about the new comedy.
  • Hollywood Movie Events in Los Angeles May 18-24, 2012
    This week in Hollywood, top movie events include a Harold Lloyd silent film tribute with honorary chairman Dustin Hoffman, an authentic California noir film series at the Bing, a tribute to Federico Fellini’s influence on Hollywood movies, and much more!
  • Best Movies About Moms, Starring Hollywood’s Finest Actresses
    Moms have been depicted in the movies in myriad ways over the years. Here are some of the best movies about moms made with some of Hollywood’s finest actresses, including Sandra Bullock, Joan Crawford, Irene Dunne, and Rosalind Russell.
  • Hollywood Movie Events in Los Angeles May 11-17, 2012
    This week Hollywood movie events in Los Angeles include the red carpet premiere of 'What to Expect When You're Expecting, a tribute to Gene Kelly by the Academy, the opening of the Hollywood Forever Cemetery summer series, and more!
  • How to Tell Your Summer Blockbuster Superheroes Apart
    This year there are at least 10 superheroes hitting the box office at a theater near you, including 'The Avengers' and new Spider-Man and Batman movies. If you are wondering how to tell all the superheroes apart, this is a quick and easy primer.
  • Is 'The Avengers' the Best Action Movie Ever? Opening Day Quotes
    This weekend, moviegoers in the Los Angeles area poured into theaters for 'Marvel's The Avengers' (2012). Here are some opening day quotes from viewers of the superhero blockbuster hit.
  • Hollywood Movie Events in Los Angeles May 4-10, 2012
    This week Hollywood movie events include red carpet premieres for 'Dark Shadows' and 'Battleship,' a film fest on the Paramount Studios lot featuring 'Pirates of the Carribbean' flicks, the 'Universal Studios:Celebrating 100 Years,' film series, and more!
  • Summer Movie Studio Report: Trailers, Trailers, and More Trailers!
    It’s summertime, almost, and the major movie studios have tons of trailers up to entice you to see their movies. Here are the movies each studio is featuring for this upcoming summer season online.
  • Hollywood Movie Events in Los Angeles April 27-May 3, 2012
    This week in Hollywood, Scarlett Johannsson gets her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, William Friedkin discusses 'The Exorcist,' the Devil's Night Drive-In opens its summer series under the stars, the Getty honors screen legends, and so much more.
  • Is ‘Think Like a Man’ Surprisingly Fun? – Opening Day Quotes
    In the new movie 'Think Like a Man' (2012), Steve Harvey gives great advice to the ladies but the men object. Who will win in this battle-of-the-sexes comedy? Here are some opening day quotes from viewers in the Los Angeles area.
  • Best Movies to Watch on Earth Day
    Earth Day is the perfect time to watch an environmentally friendly movie to help remind us why this day is important. Here are four of the best movies to watch on Earth Day to help you get motivated and go green.
  • Hollywood Movie Events in Los Angeles April 20-26, 2012
    This week in Hollywood, movie events include the red carpet premiere of 'The Raven' at the historic Los Angeles Theatre and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for John Cusack; the Egyptian's film noir series begins; and Grauman's costs 25 cents.
  • Prison Movies Set in Odd Locations Besides 'Lockout'
    In the movie 'Lockout' (2012), a prison orbits 50 miles out in space above the earth, and sleeping prisoners awake to create total mayhem. Here are some other prison movies in unusual locations guaranteed to get your heart pumping.
  • Monsterpalooza Brings Chills and Thrills to California April 13-15, 2012
    The families of Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, and Lon Chaney will be there. So will John Landis and David McNaughton from 'An American Werewolf in London' (1981). Where, you ask? At the Monsterpalooza Convention, of course!
  • Hollywood Movie Events in Los Angeles April 13-19, 2012
    The stars are out in Hollywood this week for the TCM Classic Film Festival. Other events include a presentation of 'Chinatown' at the Orpheum Theatre and 'High Noon' at the Getty, plus famous filmmakers in person and more!
  • TCM Classic Movie Film Festival Comes to Historic Hollywood Theaters April 12-15
    Hollywood will celebrate the best movies ever made at the TCM Classic Film Festival this year from April 12-15. With a lineup that can’t be beat, it is also a chance to experience these films in historic Hollywood theaters with other vintage movie buffs.
  • Best Leonardo DiCaprio Movie Roles Before and After 'Titanic'
    Leonardo DiCaprio became an international heartthrob after 'Titanic,' but he had to fight his way back into the good graces of the critics afterward. He did so with aplomb and huge talent. Here are his best movie roles both before and after 'Titanic.'
  • Hollywood Movie Events in Los Angeles April 6-12, 2012
    Movie events in Hollywood this week include two red carpet premieres – for 'The Avengers' and 'The Three Stooges' – and the TCM Classic Film Festival opening night screening of 'Cabaret' hosted by Liza Minelli and Joel Grey.
  • ‘The Hunger Games’ Leads Box Office in First Quarter 2012
    Now that the box office numbers for the first quarter of 2012 are in, it is clear 'The Hunger Games' easily beat every other movie in total receipts. One might be surprised, however, which film came in second and which flicks made the Top 10.
  • Best Julia Roberts Movie Roles Before the Wicked Queen in 'Mirror Mirror'
    Julia Roberts, who plays the wicked Queen in 'Mirror Mirror' (2012), is usually known for her million dollar smile. One of the biggest Hollywood movie stars in the world, Roberts can also act. Here are some of the best Julia Roberts movie roles.
  • Hollywood Movie Events in Los Angeles March 30-April 5, 2012
    Movie events in Los Angeles this week include a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for media mogul Sumner Redstone, a weekend of Dino De Laurentiis films, a tribute to director Fred Zinnemann at the Getty, a William Castle double feature, and so much more
  • Is 'The Hunger Games' Too Violent or Great Storytelling? Opening Day Quotes
    'The Hunger Games' got almost all the buzz this past weekend. Viewers in the Hollywood and Los Angeles area had lots of opinions on the film. Here are some opening day quotes from moviegoers about the new sci-fi flick starring Jennifer Lawrence.
  • Hollywood Movie Events in Los Angeles March 23-29, 2012
    Movie events in Hollywood this first week of spring include a 24-hour movie montage of thousands of film clips keeping time, the red carpet premiere of 'Margarine Wars,' a metal biopic event, foreign film double features, a silent classic, and more.
  • Donald Sutherland’s Best Movie Roles Before President Coriolanus Snow in 'The Hunger Games'
    The venerable actor Donald Sutherland has long intrigued audiences with his intelligence and disarming charm. Here are a few of his best movies playing insightful characters in memorable films, including President Coriolanus Snow in 'The Hunger Games.'
  • Let 'The Hunger Games' Begin: Jennifer Lawrence to the Rescue
    When one hears about the movie 'The Hunger Games' these days, inevitably someone mentions breakout star Jennifer Lawrence. Here is a short bio of the very worthy, talented lead in the new sci-fi fantasy flick.
  • Hollywood Major Movie Studio Report: Coming to a Theater Near You
    This month, Hollywood’s major movies studios have filled their websites with lots of trailers and images to entice viewers to learn about upcoming releases. Here are the very latest tidbits from the major movie studios for your pleasure.
  • Is '21 Jump Street' the Best Movie of the Year Yet? Opening Day Quotes
    The new comedy '21 Jump Street' (2012) starring Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, and Ice Cube, had everyone laughing in theaters this weekend in Los Angeles. Here are some quotes from moviegoers in Hollywood after seeing the flick on opening day:
  • Best Movies About Great Teachers Who Inspire Their Students
    The new movie 'Detachment' (2012) is about a gifted teacher, played by Adrien Brody, who wants to keep moving, but can’t help becoming involved. Here are seven other great movies about the most inspirational teachers in film history.
  • Hollywood Movie Events in Los Angeles March 16-22, 2012
    Hollywood movie events this week feature two red carpet premieres – 'Mirror Mirror' and 'American Reunion' – plus two Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremonies – for Malcolm McDowell and the Muppets. Also, Will Ferrell makes an appearance, and much more.
  • Memorable Movies Set on the Red Planet Mars
    In 'John Carter' (2012), the latest movie about the planet Mars, special effects wizards created an amazing visual feast of gigantic, scary monsters. Here are six other memorable movies about Mars, each with a unique view of the red planet on film.
  • Hollywood Movie Events in Los Angeles March 9-15, 2012
    Two Hollywood red carpet premieres – for 'Hunger Games' and '21 Jump Street' – dominate movie events in Los Angeles this week. Other events include the L.A. Animation Fest and events honoring Orson Welles, the Marx Brothers, Marilyn Monroe, and much more.
  • Is ‘Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax’ Family Fun? Opening Day Quotes
    'Dr. Seuss' The Lorax' (2012) features the voices of Zac Efron, Danny De Vito, and Taylor Swift, and is about learning to appreciate the environment. Here are some opening day quotes from moviegoers who saw the film this weekend in the Los Angeles area.
  • Hollywood Movie Events in Los Angeles March 2-8, 2012
    It’s another jam-packed week of movie events in Hollywood this week, including special appearances by the cast of 'The Hunger Games,' a Seussapalooza, Marx Brothers movies, French comedy flicks, two of Spencer Tracy’s best films, and so much more.
  • Davis or Streep: Who Will Win the Best Actress Oscar?
    As the Oscars loom this weekend, the frontrunners to win a Best Actress Academy Award appear to be Meryl Streep and Viola Davis. Here is how the race to the Best Actress Oscar unfolded this year from the earliest critics’ award ceremony.
  • Hollywood Movie Events in Los Angeles Feb. 24-March 1
    It’s Academy Award weekend in Hollywood, and Los Angeles movie events continue with special screenings, Oscar-related symposiums, a free Movie Night at the Roxy, appearances by filmmakers and stars at screenings of new and old films, and more.
  • Party Like a Star on Oscar Night: A Menu of Fame
    The night of the Academy Awards is a time for movie lovers all over the world to celebrate great film talent with friends and good food. Here is a fun party menu tied to Oscar nominated films.
  • Virtual Party Tour Guide for Academy Awards Weekend in Hollywood
    It’s that time of year again to go Oscar-party hopping in Hollywood, if one has an invitation to the balls. While most are invitation-only, crowds still form outside these famous Hollywood venues. Here is a virtual tour of the best Oscar parties.
  • Clooney vs. Dujardin: Who Will Win the Best Actor Oscar?
    The race for the Best Actor Academy Award appears to have come down to two contenders: Jean Dujardin in 'The Artist' and George Clooney in 'The Descendants.' Here’s how Clooney and Dujardin came to be the frontrunners for the Best Actor Oscar this year.
  • How 'The Artist' Came to Be Favored for Best Picture Oscar
    As 'The Artist' (2011) appears to move relentlessly toward the Academy Award for Best Picture, it’s interesting to trace how it came to be the favored front runner. First the film critics, then others, weighed in. Here is how it all went down.
  • Is ‘This Means War’ Mindless Fun? Opening Day Quotes
    Moviegoers in Los Angeles who went to see 'This Means War' (2012) this weekend had a lot of opinions on the new romantic-comedy starring Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, and Tom Hardy. Here are opening day quotes from viewers.
  • Nicolas Cage’s Best Quirky, Oddball Roles
    Nicolas Cage's ability to play quirky characters with conviction earned him two Academy Award nominations and one win for his movies. Here are the best of Cage’s most memorable, oddball roles in film.
  • Hollywood Movie Events in Los Angeles Feb. 17-23, 2012
    This week in Hollywood, the Academy and others present special screenings of Oscar nominated films with hosts Bill Bird, Michael Moore, and Patton Oswalt; a 'Planet of the Apes' marathon; two red carpet premieres; double features; and more
  • Hollywood’s Most Romantic Couples, the Movies They Made Together
    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie may be the latest hot Hollywood couple, but they certainly weren’t the first. Here is a sample of Hollywood’s most romantic couples and the movies they made with each other.
  • My Favorite Movie for Valentine’s Day: 'Moonstruck' (1987)
    I love to watch the movie 'Moonstruck' (1987) because it is a passionate love story that makes me laugh. Many scenes take place around the table in a traditional Italian home. The best part is no one is shy about speaking their piece.
  • Favorite Tweets From the BAFTA Awards
    The Brits gave out the BAFTA Awards, their equivalent to the American Oscars, in Covent Gardens in London. Since I’m all the way around the world in California, I turned to Twitter in the afternoon to learn the latest. I settled in to get the scoop.
  • Valentine’s Day Viewers Guide for Lovers
    If you can talk your honey into watching a romantic movie with you for Valentine’s Day, keep that lover close! Some call them chick-flicks, some call them classics. Here is a list of don’t-miss movies for Valentine’s Day.
  • Movies About Soldiers Coming Home From War
    The problems of returning soldiers have been well documented in films, although 'Return' (2011) may be one of the first to focus on a female. Here are some of the best movies to address the complex issues faced by soldiers coming home from war.
  • Hollywood Movie Events in Los Angeles Feb. 10-16, 2012
    There’s romance in the air in Los Angeles this Valentine’s week, with some of Hollywood’s most romantic films showing around town, plus a 'Thin Man' cocktail party, a red carpet premiere, and so much more.
  • Special Effects Wizard Doug Trumbull’s Best Films
    Doug Trumbull received the George Melies Award at the Visual Effects Awards ceremony this year for his 'artistry, invention and groundbreaking work' in the movies. Here are the special effects wizard's best films.
  • Favorite Tweets From the Oscars Nominees Luncheon
    Every year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has a luncheon for the Oscar nominees. This year it took place at the Beverly Hilton. Here are some of my favorite tweets from the Oscars nominations luncheon.
  • Whale Tales: Best Marine Mammal Movies
    There’s nothing like a movie about whales to make one feel the wonder of the sea, such as 'Big Miracle' (2012) starring Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski. Here are some Hollywood movies about whales that are not only epic but emotional adventures.
  • Wives of English Kings, Played by Four Oscar Favorites
    Hollywood loves movies about women like Wallis Simpson, portrayed by Andrea Riseborough in 'W.E.' (2012), who marry English kings. Here are four women who married English royalty, as portrayed on the big screen by Oscar nominees.
  • Hollywood Major Movie Studio Report Through Feb. 3, 2012
    In the last 10 days, the major movie studios made some big announcements and congratulated Oscar nominees. Also on the agenda are movies from the Sundance Film Festival,a Looney Tunes cartoon theatrical release, and a 'Barefoot Bandit' thriller.
  • Cary Grant, Shirley Temple and Me: How I Came to Love the Movies
    One of my earliest memories is of my father yelling for me to come and watch his favorite movies with him on TV. Here are a few of the best vintage movies introduced to me by my father.
  • Hollywood Movie Events in Los Angeles Feb. 3-9, 2012
    The stars are out and about in Hollywood this week discussing their movies at screenings around Los Angeles, including George Clooney; Brad Pitt; Gary Oldman; and a whole slew of directors, writers, and film historians.
  • How the SAG Awards Changed the Race for Oscar This Year
    Here are some of the ways the SAG Award winners may have changed the competition in the race for Oscar this year.
  • Is 'The Grey' a Believable Thriller? Opening Day Quotes
    The new wilderness adventure flick 'The Grey' (2012) stars Liam Neeson battling to stay alive in the Alaskan tundra. Moviegoers in the Los Angeles area weigh in with opening day quotes on the film.
  • Favorite Tweets From the Screen Actors Guild Awards
    Many viewers of the Screen Actors Guild Awards took to the twitterverse to tweet about the show last night. As a reminder, the SAG ceremony honors performances of the actors. Here is what some had to say about the ceremony.
  • From Woman to Man: Cross-Dressing in the Movies
    Cross-dressing in the movies is common for men, but less likely for leading women. Both Glenn Close and Janet McTeer earned Oscar nods this year for 'Albert Nobbs' (2011). Here are other successful ladies who have dressed as gents.
  • Wins to Watch for at the Screen Actors Guild Awards This Year
    Here is what to look for at the SAG Awards to help determine who will win an Oscar this year in the four major acting categories.
  • Hollywood Movie Events in Los Angeles Jan. 27-Feb. 2
    Hollywood movie events this week include a Jean Harlow pajama party; two silent movie happenings, one about Art Deco Los Angeles and the other featuring a cross-dressing Charlie Chaplin; exclusive premieres and double features; and so much more.
  • Academy Award Nominees You Probably Don’t Know but Should
    This is a short introduction to four nominees in major categories for the 2012 Academy Awards you may not know, but should: Terrence Malick, Demian Bichir, Janet McTeer, and J.C. Chandor.
  • My Early Oscar Picks 2012
    As the pre-Oscar season begins in earnest with the nominations from the Academy due Tuesday, Jan. 24, its time to pick some early Oscar favorites. Here are my early Oscar picks 2012.
  • Hollywood Major Movie Studio Report Through Jan. 24, 2012
    The major movie studios in Hollywood put lots of interesting tidbits on their websites over the last 10 days or so. Here is some of the delicious fare the studios hope will bring you back for more information on their movies.
  • Favorite Tweets From the Producers Guild Awards
    Who are you going to call for the buzz about the Oscar awards circuit, including last night’s Producers Guild Awards? Twitter, that’s who! Here are my favorite tweets from the ceremony last night.
  • Greatest Aerial Battles in the Movies
    Here are some of the best movies with spectacular aerial battle scenes, from 'Wings' to 'Top Gun' to 'Red Tails.'
  • Hollywood Movie Events in Los Angeles Jan. 20-26, 2012
    Movie events in Los Angeles this week include a 'Mad Max' marathon hosted by Mel Gibson; tributes to Marilyn Monroe, Spencer Tracy, and filmmakers Ken Russell, Luis Bunuel, and John-Luc Godard; vintage Hollywood movies; and a new anime film.
  • Who Is Harvey Weinstein, and Why Was Everybody Thanking Him at the Golden Globes?
    No less than Meryl Streep and Madonna paid tribute to Harvey Weinstein at the Golden Globes this year. Hollywood insiders know all about accusations of Harvey's controversial public and private persona. The question is, where does all the love come from?
  • Is 'Beauty and the Beast' Still Magical in Disney 3D?
    Once upon a time Disney made a perfect movie called 'Beauty and the Beast' that was such a superior film it was the only animated movie ever nominated for Best Picture. Here are opening day quotes from viewers who saw the new 3D version in Los Angeles.
  • Favorite Tweets From the Golden Globes 2012
    The tweets came fast and furious during the Golden Globe Awards last night. Here are a few of the funniest and insightful I was able to catch as I sat sipping my wine and enjoying the ceremony on NBC, keeping a sideways eye on my Twitter account.
  • Dolly Parton’s Joyful Movie Career
    Dolly Parton’s new movie 'Joyful Noise' (2011) with Queen Latifah is a musical about two women who join together to save a small-town gospel choir. Here are some other don't-miss Dolly movies that just about everyone will love.
  • Hollywood Movie Events in Los Angeles Jan. 13-19, 2012
    Movie events around Hollywood this week include the Golden Globe Awards, special screenings of vintage films, filmmaker and star appearances, and a Belgian beer and movie festival.
  • Hollywood Major Movie Studio Report Through Jan. 10, 2012
    In the first 10 days of 2012, the major Hollywood movie studios issued a few interesting announcements. Here are some of the intriguing things going on for movie-lovers to enjoy that the major movie studios really, really want you to know about.
  • Hollywood Landmarks: The Major Movie Studios and 100 Years of Film
    Major motion picture studios dominated the filmmaking landscape in Hollywood for many years. It all started in 1912, so happy birthday to the Hollywood we've known for over 100 years! Here's a short description of how, and where, it all began.
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