My Fun "Hall Pass" Interview With The Farrelly Brothers! They Also Told Us What "Three Stooges" Will Be About, and When It Will Be Ready! 


The Farrelly brothers, Peter and Bobby, return with "Hall Pass," a truly funny, and raunchy, and sweet comedy much in the same vein as some of their best works. Like their movies, the brothers were funny, and rauncy, and sweet in person. In this interview, we talked about:

*** Why comedies worked better if there's a sweet story underneath it
*** What attracted you to making "Hall Pass"
*** Guess my two favorite scenes!
*** Fake chow, mental photographs, and the joys of Air Supply
*** How do they come up with raunchy jokes
*** The inevitable Three Stooges question! They told us what we could expect!
*** Providence, and the mystery of the monster in Diamond Hill! The Big Foot?
*** Visiting Palm Springs and Palm Desert



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Jenna Fischer Interview for "Hall Pass" 


Jenna Fischer stars as Owen Wilson's wife in "Hall Pass." She's the one who decides to give her husband a hall pass in hopes of changing his roving eye. The actress was very sweet and silly in person. In this interview, we talked about:

*** What attracted her to making "Hall Pass"
*** The film's interesting themes
*** How did she prepare for the film
*** Fake chow, mental photographs, and the joys of Air Supply
*** Was the journey of making a Farrelly brothers movie all worth it?
*** What can we expect in the future episodes of "The Office?
*** Who deserve a hall pass, men or women?



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Moviegoers Prove They Love Liam Neeson When He Loses Things! "Unknown" Climbs to No. 1 with $21.8 Million! 


It's official, Liam Neeson is in the business of losing things. In 2008's "Taken," Neeson's character lost his daughter and it became a bona fide box-office hit! Now, Neeson is having a severe case of identity theft in "Unknown" and the mystery thriller debuted at No. 1 with $21.8 million. (Check out my movie review of "Unknown" right here)

Meanwhile, "I Am Number Four," targeted at our youth market, failed to deliver. The sci-fi flick starring Alex Pettyfer only managed to debut at No. 2 with a less-than-expected $19.5 million. (Check out my movie review of "I Am Number Four" right here)

Disney's re-imagining of the William Shakespeare classic, "Gnomeo & Juliet," remained at No. 3 with $19.4 million. With a long President's Day weekend, No. 2 and No. 3 may switch rankings since "Gnomeo" is only a sliver away from "Number Four." So far, "Gnomeo & Juliet" has raised its total to $50.4 million.

Previous weekend's No. 1 champ, Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston's rom com "Just Go With It" fell to No. 4 with $18.2 million and has raised its total to $60.8 million.

Meanwhile, the weekend's other new wide release, "Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son" starring Martin Lawrence and Brandon T. Jackson debuted at No. 5 with $17 million. (Check out my fun interview with Jackson saying the world needed another "Big Momma" movie right here)

According to Hollywood.com, box-office is up 7.7 percent compared to the same weekend last year. BUT, compared to President's Day weekend last year, revenues were down 30 percent! Uh-oh.

Here's the estimated Top 10 films for President's Day weekend 2011, final tally will be released Tuesday, so let's wait and see if "I Am Number Four" will hold its No. 2 spot!

1. "Unknown," $21.8 million.
2. "I Am Number Four," $19.5 million.

3. "Gnomeo & Juliet," $19.4 million.
4. "Just Go With It," $18.2 million.
5. "Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son," $17 million.
6. "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never," $13.6 million.
7. "The King's Speech," $6.6 million.
8. "The Roommate," $4.1 million.
9. "The Eagle," $3.6 million.
10. "No Strings Attached," $3.1 million.

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"Inception" Tops Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards! Check Out Complete List of Winners and Nominees! 


Christopher Nolan's "Inception" won big at the Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards. The mind-bending movie took home two awards including best sound editing in the categories of sound effects & foley and music in a feature film.

David Fincher's "The Social Network" won Best Sound Editing:
Dialogue and ADR in a Feature Film.

Here's the complete list of winners (highlighted) and nominees of the 2011 Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards.. Check out Awards Avenue for your complete list of the winners of various award-giving bodies prior to the granddaddy of them all, the Oscars!

FEATURE FILMS CATEGORY

Best Sound Editing: Feature Film Animation
Despicable Me
*** How To Train Your Dragon
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole
Tangled
The Illusionist
Toy Story 3

Best Sound Editing: Feature Film Documentary
Babies
Catfish
Exit Through The Gift Shop
Inside Job
Restrepo
*** Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage
Waiting for Superman

Best Sound Editing: Feature Film Foreign Language
Biutiful
Lebanon
*** Micmacs
Mother
North Face
The Girl Who Played With Fire
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Best Sound Editing: Feature Film Music
Alice in Wonderland
Black Swan
Get Low
Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Pt. 1
*** Inception
Let Me In
The Losers
The Social Network

Best Sound Editing: Feature Film Music in a Musical
Burlesque
*** Country Strong
Step Up 3D
Tangled

Best Sound Editing: Feature Film DX and ADR
Black Swan
Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Pt. 1
Inception
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech
*** The Social Network
Tron: Legacy
True Grit

Best Sound Editing: Feature Film FX and Foley
127 Hours
Black Swan
*** Inception
True Grit
Iron Man 2
Salt
Tron: Legacy
Unstoppable

TELEVISION CATEGORY

Best Sound Editing: Television Animation
Firebreather
Futurama “The Late Philip J. Fry”
G.I. Joe: Renegades “Homecoming Part 2″
Monster High
Prep And Landing “Operation Secret Santa”
The Avengers – Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! “Masters of Evil”
*** The Penguins of Madagascar “The Lost Treasure of the Golden Squirrel”
The Secret Saturdays

Best Sound Editing: TV Long Form Documentary
30 for 30 “The Two Escobars”
*** And Man Created Dogs
For Love of Liberty “Parts 1 and 2″

Best Sound Editing: TV Long Form DX and ADR
Temple Grandin
*** The Pacific “Episode 2″
The Walking Dead “Days Gone By”

Best Sound Editing: TV Long Form FX and Foley
Temple Grandin
*** The Pacific “Peleliu Landing”
The Walking Dead “Days Gone By”

Best Sound Editing: TV Short Form Music
*** Boardwalk Empire “Anastasia”
CSI: Miami “L.A.”
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation “Unshockable”
Detroit 187 “Pilot”
FlashPoint “The Other Lane”
Fringe “The Box”
Rizzoli & Isles “When the Gun Goes Bang, Bang, Bang”

Best Sound Editing: TV Short Form Music in a Musical
Fringe “Brown Betty”
*** Glee “The Power of Madonna”
Hellcats “Back of a Car”

Best Sound Editing: TV Short Form DX and ADR
Human Target “Ilsa Pucci”
Mad Men “The Summer Man”
Smallville “Salvation”
The Glades “A Perfect Storm”
The Mentalist “The Red Ponies”
The Tudors “Sixth and the Final Wife”
*** The Walking Dead “Guts”
True Blood “9 Crimes”

Best Sound Editing: TV Short Form FX and Foley
Breaking Bad “One Minute”
Human Target “Pilot”
Lost “Ab Aeterno”
Supernatural “Point of No Return”
The Bridge “Chain of Fools”
*** The Tudors “Sixth and the Final Wife”
The Walking Dead “Guts”
True Blood “I Smell a Rat”

OTHER CATEGORIES

Best Sound Editing: Computer Episodic Entertainment
*** A Drop of True Blood – “Sam”

House M.D. “Nurse Jeffrey”
Wild Grinders

Best Sound Editing: Computer Interactive Entertainment
*** Epic Mickey

Fable 3
Final Fantasy 14
Lost Plant 2
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm

Best Sound Editing: Direct to Video Animation
Batman: Under the Red Hood
DC Showcase: Jonah Hex
*** Family Guy: It’s A Trap
The Penguins of Madagascar “Dr. Blowhole’s Revenge”
Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes

Best Sound Editing: Direct to Video Live Action
*** 30 Days of Night: Dark Days

Caprica “Apotheosis”
Lost Boys 3: The Thirst

Best Sound Editing: Special Venue
*** Journey to Mecca

MacGillivray Freeman’s Arabia
Under the Sea 3D

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"True Grit" Tops Cinema Audio Society Awards! 


"True Grit" shot down "Black Swan," "Inception," "Shutter Island," and "The Social Network" to win Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing at the 47th annual CAS Awards given by the Cinema Audio Society.

Here's the full list of winners (highlighted) and nominees. Check out Awards Avenue for your complete winners/nominees of all the award-giving bodies leading up to the Oscars!

47TH ANNUAL CINEMA AUDIO SOCIETY AWARDS

Motion Pictures:

Black Swan
Production Mixer Ken Ishii, CAS
Re-recording Mixers Dominick Tavella, CAS Craig Henighan

Inception
Production Mixer Ed Novick
Re-recording Mixers Lora Hirschberg Gary A. Rizzo

Shutter Island
Production Mixer Petur Hliddal
Re-recording Mixers Tom Fleishman, CAS

The Social Network
Production Mixer Mark Weingarten, CAS
Re-recording Mixers Ren Klyce David Parker Michael Semanick, CAS

*** True Grit
Production Mixer Peter F. Kurland, CAS
Re-recording Mixers Skip Lievsay, CAS Craig Berkey, CAS Greg Orloff, CAS


Television Movies and Mini-Series:

The Pacific Part 2
Production Mixer Andrew Ramage
Re-recording Mixers Michael Minkler, CAS Daniel Leahy

The Pacific Part 5
Production Mixer Andrew Ramage
Re-recording Mixers Michael Minkler, CAS Daniel Leahy Craig Mann

The Pacific Part 8
Production Mixer Gary Wilkins, CAS
Re-recording Mixers Michael Minkler, CAS Daniel Leahy Marc Fishman

The Pacific Part 9
Production Mixer Gary Wilkins, CAS
Re-recording Mixers Michael Minkler CAS Daniel Leahy

*** Temple Grandin
Production Mixer Ethan Andrus
Re-recording Mixer Rick Ash


Television Series:


24 (3:00PM - 4:00PM)
Production Mixer William F. Gocke, CAS
Re-recording Mixers Michael Olman, CAS Kenneth Kobett, CAS

*** Boardwalk Empire (A Return to Normalcy-Episode 12)
Production Mixer Franklin D. Stettner, CAS
Re-recording Mixers Tom Fleischman, CAS


Dexter (Take It)
Production Mixer Greg Agalsoff
Re-recording Mixers Pete Elia, CAS Kevin Roache

Glee (The Power of Madonna)
Production Mixer Phillip W. Palmer, CAS
Re-recording Mixers Joseph H. Earle Jr., CAS Doug Andham, CAS

Modern Family (Chirp)
Production Mixer Stephen A. Tibbo, CAS
Re-recording Mixers Dean Okrand

Television – Non-Fiction, Variety or Music - Series or Specials:

Baseball - The Tenth Inning - Bottom of the Tenth
Production Mixer ** TO BE ANNOUNCED
Re-recording Mixers Dominick Tavella, CAS

*** Deadliest Catch: Redemption Day
Re-recording Mixer Bob Bronow, CAS


Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould
Production Mixer Bruce Cameron
Re-recording Mixer Ian Rodness

Great Performances at The Met: Armida
Music Mixer- Live Performance Jay Saks
Re-recording Mixer Ken Hahn, CAS

Lennon NYC
Production Mixer Roger Phenix
Re-recording Mixer ** TO BE ANNOUNCED

DVD Original Programming:

*** 30 Days of Night: Dark Days
Production Mixer Michael T. Williamson, CAS
Re-recording Mixers Eric Lalicata, CAS


Calvin Marshall
Production Mixer Kent Romney
Re-recording Mixers Mark Server David Raines, CAS

Lost Boys: The Thirst
Production Mixer Conrad Kuhne
Re-recording Mixers Kelly Vandever Todd Beckett

Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back
Production Mixer ** TO BE ANNOUNCED
Re-recording Mixers Mark Rozett, CAS Kelly Vandever

Tinkerbell and The Great Fairy Rescue
Production Mixer Doc Kane
Re-recording Mixers David E. Fluhr, CAS Adam Jenkins

Technical Achievement Awards:
Production: Schoeps Super CMIT 2U
Post Production: Izotope Izotope RX-2


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