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Rafer Guzman is Newsday's film critic. He has also been Newsday's rock critic, a travel writer at The Wall Street Journal and music editor at the New Times Broward-Palm Beach.
He has a master's degree from Columbia University's School of Journalism and a B.A. in English from the University of California at Berkeley. His interests include movies, music, writing about movies and music, and the search for some other kind of meaningful hobby.
Disney Animation has just released some footage from "Big Hero 6," an upcoming film based on one of Marvel Comics' lesser-known titles.
You won't see any characters or real interaction here, but check out the visual style, which is quite striking. It looks very unlike anything Disney has done before, very moody and sleek. The most obvious inspiration is "Blade Runner,"...Read more »
Director Baz Luhrmann will bring his big-budget version of "The Great Gatsby" to Long Island next week for a sneak preview at Sands Point Preserve. The Gold Coast International Film Festival, which is presenting the event, is giving away two tickets through an online sweepstakes.
Here's what the Gold Coast festival news release says:
We're giving away two tickets for you and...Read more »
Open Road Films announced Wednesday that its biopic of Steve Jobs will be released April 19 of this year. April will mark the 37th anniversary of the Apple Computer Company that Jobs helped found.
"jOBS," starring Ashton Kutcher in the title role, will premiere Friday as the closing night film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
Directed by Joshua Michael Stern and written...Read more »
The Producers Guild of America announced its annual award nominees Wednesday afternoon, a day earlier than expected.
The list doesn't contain many surprises, but it does offer a glimpse of the Oscars' potential best picture nominees. Movie producers are reportedly the second-largest voting block within the Academy (there are about 460 of them), and the PGA's annual award for outstanding producer...Read more »
The Screen Actors Guild this morning announced its nominations, which include most of the expected names (Daniel Day-Lewis in "Lincoln,” John Hawkes in “The Sessions") but also a few surprises. One is Naomi Watts as a mother who survives the 2004 Asian tsunami in "The Impossible," a true-life drama that hasn’t gotten much buzz. Another is Nicole Kidman for her raunchy role in...Read more »