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Darcy Dennett Talks ‘The Champions,’ Her Film About Michael Vick’s Dogs

Handsome Dan, The Champions, Hamptons International Film Festival

The Champions is an amazing and heart-felt documentary about the “infamous” dogs that PETA and The Humane Society advocated should be euthanized because they were ferocious killers incapable of “rehabilitation.” These were the pit-bulls who had been rescued from the dog fighting compound of Michael Vick, the NFL Atlanta Falcon’s star quarterback. Vick secretly and illegally bred pit-bulls for his ... Read More »

Hollywood Hypocrisy Concerning Gun Violence


Every celebrity who wants to stop gun violence can do his or her part by taking one simple step – refuse to appear in any film, TV show, or video that has a gun in it. Read More »

The 23rd Hamptons International Film Festival Awards

Hamptons International Film Festival, David Nugent, Anne Chaisson

Once again, the 23rd Hamptons International Film Festival took off with a rousing start. The opening night film was the exceptional Truth starring Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, and Dennis Quaid. Dennis Quaid was present and was his inimitable, charming self. He discussed the film and what it was like to work with first time director James Vanderbilt who was star ... Read More »

John Voight Joins Cast of ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’


The story follows Newt Scamander, a wizard living 70 years before Harry Potter was born. Scamander is a celebrated magizoologist who started out working for the Ministry of Magic. Read More »

Previewing San Antonio Film Festival 2015: Director David Zucker, Actor Sean Young, Stuntman Corey Eubanks and More


Writer/director David Zucker, actor Sean Young and stuntman Corey Eubanks are scheduled to appear at the 21st edition of the ever-expanding San Antonio, Texas Film Festival. Read More »

Film Fans Rank Ripley, Buffy in Movie and TV Character Top 10s

buffy the vampire slayer

But they're the only two female characters 'Empire' readers voted into their Top 10 character lists. Read More »

Interview: Leah McKendrick on Her Short Film and Movie with Josh Duhamel

Scene from Beyond Deceit (PRNewsFoto/Pacific Mercantile Bank)

Leah McKendrick encourages actors to "fight for what you believe in and what you want to do, what you actually want and what will make you happy." Read More »

HBO Documentary and ‘Ultimate Sinatra’ CD/LP Collection Mark 100th Birth Anniversary of Frank Sinatra

ultimate sinatra

A new documentary tells Sinatra's story through archived interviews and commentary from friends and family; the new collection 'Ultimate Sinatra' is packed with key recordings from Sinatra's recording career. Read More »

My Top 6 Most Anticipated Films at the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival


This is what you will likely find me watching this weekend Read More »

SXSW: Movie Review – Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy Come Back to ‘The Breakfast Club’


SXSW hosted the premier of the restored classic, The Breakfast Club, written and directed by John Hughes. But the event wasn't so much a premier as it was a celebration of a movie that has touched a generation or two. With its upcoming special theatrical showings and release to Blu-ray and video, it is sure to touch a few more. When the doors opened, we were given Breakfast Club t-shirts and treated to a breakfast of donuts, coffee and mimosas. Thank you, Universal Studios. Read More »