TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL HONORS MANY HOLLYWOOD LEGENDS

TCM Classic Film Festival Honors Many Hollywood Legends

With film festival season here, there are many movies being screened near and far.  The TCM Classic Film Festival took place this past weekend in Los Angeles, California, and many Hollywood Legends were honored.  The TCM Classic Film Festival is different than any other festival, in that it screens classic movies.  According to their website, filmfestival.tcm.com, “TCM Classic Film Festival is a place where movie lovers from around the world can gather to experience classic movies as they were meant to be experienced: on the big screen, in some of the world’s most iconic venues, with the people who made them. Moreover, the TCM Classic Film Festival strives to be a place where a community of movie fans of all ages can share their love of classic movies with each other, make new friends and see films as they are seldom seen today.”

The TCM Classic Film Festival was held at different venues all over Los Angeles.  The theaters that were involved with the festival are some of the most iconic sites in the history of film making.  These historic venues included The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, TCL Chinese Theatre, The Chinese 6 Theatres, The Egyptian Theatre, Avalon Hollywood, The Cinerama Dome, and El Capitan Theatre.

There were many Hollywood royalty honored at this years TCM Classic Film Festival.  The event spot lighted Jane Fonda’s hand and foot print ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre.

Jane Fonda at the TCL Chines Theatre

(photo via ktvu.com)

Jane Fonda, Eva Longoria, and Jim Carrey

(photo via sheknows.com)

There were many Hollywood Legends walking the red carpet as well.  Many stars that have won Oscars and Emmy’s during the Classic Movie era, were strutting their stuff. Some of the Hollywood royalty at the TCM Classic Film Festival included Ann Blyth, an Oscar nominee from 1946 for her role in Mildred Pierce,  Eva Marie Saint, an Oscar winner for her role in On the Waterfront, in 1955, and Golden Globe winner from 1995, Karen Sharpe.

The TCM Classic Film Festival is a cool way to honor and show films.  Their theme this year was Cinematic Journeys.  According to their website, the theme explored “how movies can carry viewers beyond their hometowns to distant or imaginary locales, where they can be transformed by great storytelling. Often, the mode of travel provides the filmic inspiration, whether it’s planes, trains, or automobiles. At other times, the trip itself serves as the central narrative, as in the case of many ‘road movies.’ With Hollywood as the starting point, TCM’s cinematic excursion took Festival attendees on a fascinating journey to worlds both familiar and new.”  Sounds like so much fun.  Do you like Classic movies? Let us know what your favorites are and who you would like to see honored at the next TCM Classic Film Festival.

TERRY CREWS FROM MIDDLE MEN MAKES APPEARANCE IN SCARY MOVIE 5

Terry Crews From Middle Men Makes Appearance in Scary Movie 5

 

Scary Movie 5, the fifth installment of the Scary Movie Franchise, hit theaters on Friday. Terry Crews from Middle Men joined Simon Rex for a Hilarious Planet Of The Apes scene.  The movie stars Ashley Tisdale and Simon Rex as a couple with a newborn baby, getting stalked by a demon.  Scary Movie 5 parodies many popular movies from the past couple of years.  Most of the movie is parodied after Paranormal Activity and Mama, but other movies that come into play include The Black Swan, Madea, and even Inception with an actor who looks a lot like a shorter less handsome version of Leo DiCaprio.

Scary Movie 5

(photo via beyondhollywood)

 

Simon Rex and Ashley Tisdale at The Scary Movie 5 Premier

(photo via zimbio)

 

Helping Ashley Tisdale and Simon Rex spoof the latest in pop culture are Terry Crews,

 

Sarah Hyland, Molly Shannon, Jerry O’Connell, and Katt Williams, among others.  There is also a handful of actors playing themselves in the movie like Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan in the opening scene.  Snoop dogg and Mike Tyson also make appearances.

 

Scary Movie 5 Trailer

GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS 2013 | MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Glaad Media Awards 2013 | Making a Difference

The 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards were held Saturday night in Los Angeles.  GLAAD is formerly known as the “Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.” GLAAD has recently changed their name to be only known as GLAAD, as they wish to recognize not only gays and lesbians in the media but, bisexuals and transgenders as well.  The GLAAD Media Awards celebrates those that are making a difference in the community.

The GLAAD Media Awards ”recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives.”  Many came out to support the ceremony and those being honored on Saturday night.

The GLAAD Media Awards were hosted by Drew Barrymore, and many celebrities presented awards, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Betty White and Charlize Theron.  Bill Clinton was presented with the Inaugural Advocate for Change Award.  Former President Clinton has been an advocate recently for Gay Marriage, and has spoken out against DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act, saying it should be overturned.

(photo via NBCbayarea)

Other awards given out on Saturday at the GLAAD Media Awards were, Outstanding Film for The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Outstanding Comedy Series for The New Normal (NBC), Outstanding Daily Drama for Days of Our Lives (NBC), and Outstanding Individual Episode for “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Me What to Do” Raising Hope (FOX).  More awards were given out in New York on March 16th and others will be awarded in SanFrancisco on May 11, 2013.

Many celebrities came out to support the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender community on Saturday night.  Check out the best dressed stars on the red carpet at the GLAAD Media Awards.

Jennifer Lawrence

(photo via Hollywoodlife)

Naya Rivera

(photo via Hollywoodlife)

Sara Ramirez

(photo via Hollywoodlife)

Ashley Benson

(photo via Superstarmagazine)

The GLAAD Media Awards celebrate those making a difference in the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender community.  Many celebrities came out to support the cause, looking beautiful!  Who do you think takes the cake for best dressed this year?  Do you think Bill Clinton deserved his award, considering he put DOMA into effect?  Let us know your thoughts, we would love to hear what you think!

BOSTON MARATHON BOMBINGS…OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO YOU

Boston Marathon Bombings…Our Hearts Go Out to You

From everyone here at Oxymoron Entertainment, we want to extend our thoughts and prayers to those affected by the Boston Marathon Bombings.  April 15, 2013 is such a tragic day that we will never forget, but from the horror of the Boston Marathon Bombings came such unbelievable acts of human kindness.  As the residents of the city and others around the country did all they could to help those caught up in the attack, it has really shown everyone coming together.  We are astounded at the outpouring of humanity and proud to be an American.

(photo via Facebook)

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE…ARE YOU EXCITED?

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire…Are You Excited?

During the MTV Movie Awards last week, Lionsgate released their first teaser trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.  If you enjoyed the first installment of this book to movie franchise, judging by the trailer, you will not be disappointed by the second movie.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

(photo via movieinsider)

We may have to wait a bit longer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, it is slated for a November 2013 release, but you can get your fix now by watching the trailer.  Are you excited for the next installment?  If you have read the book you know what’s going to happen, if not the teaser trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire doesn’t give it away!  In fact, the trailer seems to focus more on events leading up to the games and not the actual game itself.  Check out the trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire here and let us know what you think!

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL BRINGS THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER

Tribeca Film Festival Brings the Community Together

Film lovers rejoice…the Tribeca Film Festival starts today and continues through the weekend.  The Tribeca Film Festival was founded in 2002 by Robert DeNiro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff in response to the September 11th. attack on the World Trace Center.  These prominent figures in the film industry wanted to bring back vitality to the Lower Manhattan neighborhood.  The festival’s mission according to their website TribecaFilm.com, states that it is to help filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience, enable the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema and promote New York City as a major filmmaking center.

(photo via TribecaFilm.com)

The Tribeca Film Festival has generated $750 million in economic activity since it’s debut. The festival brings an estimated 3 million people to the area over the span of ten days, including celebrities, artists, and musicians from all around the world.  It has screened an enormous amount of films internationally and is well known for supporting emerging and established directors.  What a platform!!

This year there will be something like 146 movies being shown!  There are many different sections that these films fall under which are, the Spotlight Section, the World Narrative Competition Section, the Viewpoints Section, the Midnight Section, Short Films, and the World Documentary Competition Section.

The Tribeca Film Festival hosts screenings all over Manhattan, as it has grown so large over the past few years.  The festival brings people from all over the world together to share their love of film, and if you can’t make it to New York City, you can participate online.  The online festival allows people all over the globe to watch the films and vote on them.  You can also connect directly with the filmmakers during events like interactive Q & A sessions.

(photo via policymic.com)

The Tribeca Film Festival is a great way to support up and coming directors, as well as those directors we already know and love.  The festival brings people together with common interests while helping the city’s economy, and creating a fun atmosphere!  You can check out all the events at TribecaFilm.com, and if you are in the area maybe even go check out some of the screenings.  Check back in with us and let us know what you think about the films!

(photo via PBS.com)

2013 MTV MOVIE AWARDS PRESENTING HOST REBEL WILSON

2013 MTV Movie Awards Presenting Host Rebel Wilson

This happens to be one of my favorite times of the year.  Why you ask?  The spring is here, the weather is warm, the birds are chirping?  Yes I love all of those things, but what I am really excited for are the MTV Movie Awards!!!  They may not be the most classy of awards shows, and sometimes they aren’t even that funny…but with a host like Rebel Wilson, I am thinking, how can they not be funny this year?

(photo via blog.zap2it)

(photo via Facebook)

Rebel Wilson is a very funny girl.  I first took notice of her when she played a small part in Bridesmaids as Kristen Wiig’s roommate’s sister.  Although she may have played a small part, her role was hilarious!  I found myself laughing at every scene she was in.  More recently she was in the movie Pitch Perfect with Anna Kendrick.  Pitch Perfect was a funny movie, Rebel playing another very comical part.

With Rebel gaining momentum as Hollywood’s funny it girl…she has been chosen to host the MTV Movie Awards.  The awards will take place live in Los Angeles this Sunday April 14, 2013 at 9/8c.  The MTV Movie Awards will showcase all of your favorite movies from the season.  But, instead of airing a serious awards ceremony, MTV is known for making us laugh throughout the show.  Categories that awards will be given out for include the most obvious like Movie of the Year, Best Male Performance, Best Female Performance, and Breakthrough Performance.  Then there are the categories that MTV is known for.  These include categories like Best Shirtless Performance, Best Fight, Best Kiss, and Best WTF Moment!  There will also be special awards given out to Will Farrell for Comedic Genius and Emma Watson for MTV Trailblazer.

The MTV Movie Awards are known for their funny and outrageous categories, as well as the performances throughout the show, and this year is no different.  Musical performances this year include Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and Selena Gomez.  There will also be a live performance by the cast of Pitch Perfect including the host Rebel Wilson.

(photo via themaskedgorilla)

The guest list this year won’t disappoint.  There will be all kinds of stars filling the seats from Melissa McCarthy, to funny man Seth Rogen, to reality TV star Kim Kardashian.  Some of the presenters at the show this year include Amanda Seyfried, Kerry Washington, and yes, even Mr. Brad Pitt!!!

(photo via MTV)

(photo via justjared)

If the show is anywhere near as funny as the trailers starring Rebel Wilson and hottie Channing Tatum, we will not be let down!  And don’t just sit back and watch, you can get involved too.  One of the cool things about the MTV Movie Awards is that, we as the audience at home get to vote for the winners.  Movie of the Year celebrates the most loved theatrical releases of the season and included in the category this year are: Marvel’s The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, Django Unchained, Silver Linings Playbook, and Ted.  Check out MTV.com to vote for your favorite movies and cast your vote for the other categories as well.  Check out these hilarious promos for the MTV Movie Awards…and tune in Sunday night to MTV for the MTV Movie Awards.


WHICH HORROR MOVIES HAVE MADE THE MOST MONEY?

Which Horror Movies Have Made the Most Money?

When it comes to films that have made a lot of money at the box office, horror movies are one of the biggest contenders.  Horror Movies have pulled in a lot of cash at the box office. Take a look at some of these horror movies that have made the most money.

The Ring $129.1 Million

(photo via Blogspot)

Scream 2 $101.2 Million

(photo via Blogspot)

Jaws $ 260 Million

(photo via Movieposter.com)

Check out this article Highest-Grossing Horror Films from the Huffington Post and find out if your favorite horror movie is on the list!

 

#HorrorMovies #OxymoronEntertainment #HighestGrossing #HuffingtonPost #Jaws #Screem2 #TheRing

WE WANT PINEAPPLE EXPRESS 2

We Want Pineapple Express 2

We want Pineapple Express 2!  We have all seen the movie Pineapple Express.  If you haven’t, you should!  James Franco and Seth Rogen starred in the stoner movie and it was directed by David Gordon Green.  The film was written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and was released in August of 2008.  Wouldn’t you all be psyched to hear about a Pineapple Express 2 release?  Well so many people, myself included, were fooled on April 1st. when the actors released a trailer for Pineapple Express 2!

Pineapple Express

(photo via Joblo)

Pineapple Express 2 Trailer


Many companies and celebrities used April Fools’ Day to prank people this year, but Sony jumped on the bandwagon to promote their new movie This is the End, in theaters June 12, written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.  The movie starring such actors as James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, and Jay Baruchel are all playing parody versions of themselves!  Some other famous celebrities, Rihanna, Michael Cera, Mindy Kaling, and Emma Roberts are making an appearance too, and are laugh out loud funny. According to ThisIsTheEnd.com, the comedy is about six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles.  As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside.  Eventually, they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption.

This is the End

(photo via Filmequals)

This is the End Red Band Movie Trailer


With a cast like this, its got to be a funny movie, especially if all of these funny guys are playing themselves right?  But don’t you wish they were coming out with a Pineapple Express 2?  Sony had the right idea to use the fake release of Pineapple Express 2 and it’s audience to promote This is the End, but many of us were sad to find out that it was all an April Fools’ Day prank.  At any rate, This is the End looks hysterical, so that will have to do while we wait and hope for Pineapple Express 2.

(photo via ThisIsTheEnd)

THE COST OF MAKING A MOVIE: FILM BUDGET

The Cost of Making a Movie: Film Budget

Ever consider the cost of making a movie, film budget?  Film budgeting refers to the process by which a line producer, unit production manager or filmmaker prepares a budget for a film production.  I know that’s a lot of big words!  Lets just say the filmmaker or the producer of a film determines how much a film will cost to make.  The actual film budget could be a document over 150 pages long and is used to secure financing for the film and eventually lead to the making of the movie!  Now, a film budget for a film can include multiple drafts and might have to be reduced time ad time again.  You wouldn’t believe how much it could cost to make a big budget movie! The film budget itself is usually divided into four sections: above the line (creative talent), below the line (direct production costs), post-production (editing, visual effects, etc.), and other (insurance, completion bond, etc.) according to Wikipedia.  Have you ever wondered where all that money comes from when you see commercials for a big action film or a romantic comedy featuring expensive talent?  There are many ways a film can get financed.  This could be from a private investor, a film studio or entertainment company, or even from product placement.

So many things go into a film budget!  Everything costs something.  First you would have to consider how much a screenplay or story rights would cost!  I mean, a screenplay can be bought for as little as $40,000 to anywhere upwards of $5 million!  Crazy right!  Then you have to hire a director, producers, the cast.  And there are the production costs, that is, how much money it will take to actually make the movie.  You have to consider special and visual effects, music, lighting, the list goes on and on and the film budget gets bigger and bigger!  That is why sometimes filmmakers have to consider cutting costs when making a movie.  There are a lot of ways you could cut costs when producing a movie.  Filming night scenes for instance requires a lot of money!  It involves a lot of expensive lighting, plus you would have to pay the crew extra for nighttime rates.  Where you shoot a movie can also have an impact on a film budget.  If you film in famous or commercial locations it could cost a lot more than filming in a lesser known location.  The talent featured in films can also change the cost of a movie.  If you hire well known actors you would pay a lot more than you would someone lesser known.

In the end, the film budget could have a huge impact on the box office results.  What are some of your favorite movies?  Did these movies have a lot of special effects?  How about the actors, were they big name celebrities, or actors you may have never seen before?  There are so many elements that go into making a movie, but the budget for the movie affects everything else!

(photo via Philambt)

The total film budget for Spider-Man 2, released in 2004, was $200 million!  Here are some facts about the budget of this movie:  the story rights cost was $20 million, the screenplay cost was $10 million, and the cost for the cast itself was $30 million.

Spider-Man 2

(photo via Blogspot)

The total film budget for Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, released in 2003, was $118 million!  Some facts about the cost of this movie are the cost of the story rights and screenplay were $4 million, much less than Spider-Man 2.  The cost of the visual effects for this movie were $13 million, and the set design was $17.8 million.  As you can see for this movie as well as Spider-Man 2, the budget for action movies with big stars is huge!

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

(photo via Filetraffic)

Another big budget film was Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.  The total film budget for this film was $187.3 million!

Terminator 3 Rise of the Machines

(photo via Englishmoviez)

Not all movies have a huge film budget at their fingertips.  An example of a movie that used a film budget of $7,000 to make is El Mariachi.  The film itself was made for $7,000.  The budget increased when the movie was picked up for distribution by a movie studio, but was actually made for a lot less than some of these huge budget movies.

El Mariachi

 (photo via Impawards)

To find out more information about the film budget for these movies and others check out Wikipedia.  And next time you go to the movies or watch one on TV, take the time to notice things about the movie other than the movie itself!  How much do you think it took to make it?  Movie studios are sometimes reluctant to release the details of a film budget, so you may never know for sure, but if it includes some of the things here, you can probably get a pretty good idea!