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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.
Advance tickets are on sale now for "Divergent," the first movie in what could be another young-adult sci-fi franchise along the lines of "The Hunger Games."
Those who purchase tickets today through the movie's website, DivergentTheMovie, or through online ticketers Fandango or MovieTickets, will receive a free Amazon download code for the Kindle eBook version of the popular novel "Divergent,"...Read more »
The last musical shoe has dropped with the Academy's announcement that Karen O will perform her Oscar-nominated track “The Moon Song,” from the Spike Jonze film “Her,” during the awards ceremony. The other Oscar nominees for best original song, whose appearances have already been confirmed, include Pharrell Williams (“Happy,” from the animated film “Despicable Me”), U2 (“Ordinary Love,” from the...Read more »
In the wake of early negative reactions from Christian audiences to the Biblical film "Noah," director Darren Aronofsky and Paramount Pictures are now publicly reassuring faith-based audiences, but also managing their expectations.
In a lengthy feature posted on The Hollywood Reporter's website Tuesday, the director and Paramount vice chair Rob Moore openly discuss the difficulties of selling...Read more »
The Tony-award-winning actress from Woodbury will perform "Let It Go," from the animated Disney musical "Frozen," at the 86th Academy Awards ceremony next month. "Let it Go" is nominated for best original song, while "Frozen" is up for best animated feature. The performance will mark her first time performing an Oscar-nominated song at the awards show. News of Menzel's appearance followed...Read more »
On the heels of accusing "The Muppets Movie" of brainwashing children into far-left ideology, Fox Business today denounced the new animated film "The Lego Movie" for pushing an "anti-business" message.
Charles Payne, on the Fox Business show "Varney & Company," suggested that the movie's character of Lord Business, a tyrranical CEO voiced by Will Ferrell, resembles Mitt Romney. Though...Read more »
How do you feel about shelling out $33 to see "Anchorman 2"?
If that seems like kind of a big deal, consider what Paramount Pictures and AMC theaters are offering. First, you'll get to see the movie Dec. 16, two days ahead of its official theatrical debut. You'll also get a poster and a $5 voucher for the concession stand.
Most intriguing, the so-called SuperTicket comes with...Read more »
A trailer for “Grace of Monaco” is now on the Web, offering a first look at Nicole Kidman in the role of Grace Kelly, the Philadelphia-born beauty whose brief acting career (including Hitchcock's “Rear Window” and “To Catch a Thief”) ended after she became Princess Grace of Monaco by marrying that principality's Prince Rainier III (played by Tim Roth).
Frank Langella, Derek Jacobi, Parker...Read more »