If you’ve seen the full-length trailer for “Divergent,” you understand why we’re so excited about the dystopian romance based on author Veronica Roth’s best-selling books. Roth’s Chicago-set trilogy about a society where teenagers must choose Factions (communities) based on their character strengths (Erudite for the intelligent; Amity for the friendly; Candor for the honest; Abnegation for the selfless and Dauntless for the brave) is… Continue reading 'Divergent': 10 Things We Learned on the Set of the Shailene Woodley Blockbuster
I feel like I could sing Johnny Cash’s “I’ve Been Everyone” if it were about film festivals because I am finally at Sundance. While I have hit many small festivals, and large ones like SXSW, Fantastic Fest and Cannes, the Sundance Film Festival never worked out. This year I left the family, imported my father-in-law to take care of my 15-month-old son, and away I went.
While… Continue reading Five Things Every First Timer Should Know About Attending Sundance
A new year is upon us, full of hope and optimism and the promise of countless resolutions that have yet to be broken… and lots of stuff to read, watch and play over the next 12 months, of course.
As is the current tradition with the first column of each month, this week’s Geek Beat is full of book, movie and game recommendations tied to the latest news and upcoming releases… Continue reading 'Star Wars,' 'Spider-Man,' 'Serenity' and More Geeky Things to Buy This Month
Another year gone, another assortment of big-screen missteps made that should never be repeated again. We get an incredible amount of new releases each and every year, so of course not every film can be a box office hit or Academy Award contender, but the upside to that is there’s always an opportunity to learn from the mistakes.
In an effort to make 2014 a better year for film than ever… Continue reading 10 Things Hollywood Should Retire in the New Year
Over the past few years, it seems that Will Ferrell has done just about everything. He’s expanded his acting chops, posed as a L.A. Lakers security guard… Continue reading Will Ferrell: 19 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the Man Behind Ron Burgundy