Iran hostage drama “Argo” continued its trophy-winning streak on Saturday, taking the top prize at the Producers Guild Awards in the latest boost to its chances at the Oscars.
Guild picks regularly go on to win at the film industry’s most prestigious event – for the last five years, the producers’ choice of best-produced film has taken the best picture Oscar.
“I’m really surprised. I’m not even in the PGA ,” Argo director, producer and star actor Ben Affleck said as he collected the award for the film that tells the true story of the rescue of U.S. diplomats from Tehran after the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
“I am still acting and available,” added a smiling Affleck, joined on stage by co-producer Grant Heslov.
Todd Rundgren, Todd (SMore Entertainment DVD). 3 1/2 stars.
Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parker, Yim Yames, New Multitudes Woody Guthrie (Rounder). 3 stars.
Todd Rundgren, Todd (SMore Entertainment). 3 1/2 stars.
A lot of veteran performers are taking this concept out on the road. Bruce Springsteen and Steely Dan for instance. The artist performs the entirety of one of their best known albums, thrilling their nostalgia-hungry fans to no end.
The latest is Todd Rundgren, who in 2010 went back to one of his most beloved works, performing the complete 1973 gem Todd. It was part of a very brief tour and this show was recorded in Rundgrens hometown of Philadelphia, and subsequently released on DVD and CD.
- Adele finally hinted at her babys name by wearing an Angelo necklace.
- Lady Gaga performed for President Obama and his campaign staff at a private White House party.
- Mila Kunis stalker was ordered to stay away from her for 10 years.
- Cameron Diaz appointed Gwyneth Paltrow as her life coach.
- Adam Brody, Amanda Seyfried and Peter Sarsgaard posed for cute Lovelace portraits at Sundance.
- Lena Dunham disapproves of Rihanna and Chris Browns reconciliation.
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In preparation for that glorious week of genre film geek bliss that is Fantastic Fest, we thought wed offer up this preview of all the horror titles to be featured this year. The subgenres range from ghost stories, to apocalyptic anthologies, to documentaries on various horror subjects. Independent, foreign, and big studio titles are all represented in the 2012 slate. Weve provided trailers, where available, to give you a little taste of what Fantastic Fest audiences will be seeing. If youre not one of the lucky ones wholl be attending this year, use this post as a guide for what you should be watching for on VOD, on Blu-ray, or in theaters over the next several months.
The lineup is, unsurprisingly, fantastic.
The ABCs of Death (2012) Various Directors
The long-awaited super collaboration between 26 of the most promising names in genre filmmaking, The ABCs of Death will be right at home at Fantastic Fest, at the Alamo Drafthouse from whence it was conceived and spawned.
The tension continues to mount in this weeks episode of Homeland, entitled Q&A. To begin, has there ever been a better interrogation scene on television than the one between Carrie and Brody? Peter, played by the talented Rupert Friend (The Young Victoria, Pride & Prejudice) was equally masterful in is role as the bad cop. I couldnt help feeling sorry for both Carrie and Brody as the two are one time bomb waiting to go off. Its almost as if theyre a bad mixture of chaos, with each individual wrestling their own demons. Carries admits, I was exactly where I belonged when speaking about the time they spent at the cabin together, and when attempting to appeal to Brodys emotions, she calmly says, Thats the Brody I feel in love with.
So where does this leave us with Brody? Is it possible for one man to wear so many faces? Like