Talking Movies with PenTV – 106 – 89th Academy Awards

It’s long overdue — the 1st official collaboration between Peninsula Television and Thomas Productions has created this sixth episode of Talking Movies with PenTV! Cody Simmons returns to host with our regular guest Garett Weston Thomas about all the deets for the 89th Academy Awards, to be held February 26th, 2017. Best Picture Nominees for Read More …

Point Shoot ‘n’ Eat – 106 – La La Moon Leader

In this latest vlog episode, Garett talks about potential 89th Academy Award nominees, connects who might win because of previous non-winners logic, plus a chat about High Speed Rail. Full vlog here: http://directorG.com/pointshootneat

Year of the Jimmies Starts Tonight

Tonight begins the first of two “really big” award shows of the year, and they both will be hosted by “a Jimmy”. So, this evening’s Golden Globes will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon. Then, next month, Jimmy Kimmel will host the Academy Awards. We’ll see how tonight goes down first; we all know how much Read More …

Up and Coming: Makoto Shinkai

If I absorbed any one thing during my trip last month to Japan, it was this: our culture can be so much better! Could become more punctual, clean, committed, for starters — their Shinkansen High Speed Rail is standout: “Children Who Chase Lost Voices” / “Journey to Agartha” (2011) http://imdb.com/title/tt1839494/ Not to get distracted! Onto Read More …

The Race Has Begun

It’s finally Oscar season! Some folks are glued to their tubes for sports-tainment, but I cherish this work much more. Host will be Jimmy Kimmel on February 26, 2017! Here's to the ones who dream! #LaLaLand wins a jaw-dropping eight #CriticsChoice Awards: https://t.co/zVL5CeONN6 pic.twitter.com/N5y1RbFtIv — IndieWire (@IndieWire) December 12, 2016 So, the festivities have kicked Read More …

Shared from Slate.com: Film Imitates Art

Now that this holiday season has begun, and perhaps the latest Oscar season as well, it’s a good time to reflect on one aspect of what makes film so great — when it imitates art itself. I happened to find an article this morning about this very topic, and was already aware, but there were Read More …

Shared from Vulture: Why Latino Movie Stars Have Never Been More Necessary

This article paints a great picture of the difference between “above the line” and “below the line” filmmakers, and how one group seems to finally have been allowed to enter, and the other, barely a step. I’m referring, of course, to Latino actors, specifically in lead roles. The first two “recent” films that ring a Read More …

The Big Night: The 88th Academy Awards TONIGHT!

Hope you’ve made your Academy Award predictions for tonight! To remind you, all nominees are listed at the Internet Movie Database at the following link: http://www.imdb.com/awards-central/oscars Carol's in the RoomSpotlight bears a Revenant:Beasts of Tangerine!#OscarsSoWhite #Haiku #micropoetry — Garett Thomas (@directorG2011) February 28, 2016 Write your no-guts-no-glory predictions, then tune in at 4 pm to Read More …

Livestream: The 88th Academy Award Nominations

Nominations to get updated throughout the morning of THU 1/14. Announcements begin at 5:38 am! TBA below… BEST PICTURE The Big Short Bridge of Spies Brooklyn Mad Max Fury Road The Martian The Revenant Room Spotlight BEST DIRECTOR Adam McKay, The Big Short George Miller, Mad Max Fury Road Alejandro G. Iñarritu, The Revenant Lenny Abrahamson, Read More …