Posts by Katie Mae Peters

Road to the Oscars: Best Makeup

Who will win the Oscar for Best Makeup? Our resident makeup expert Katie Mae Peters offers her analysis.

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Cannes in Review: ‘Tree of Life’ Stands Tall

Katie Mae Peters looks back at the Cannes Film Festival where Terrence Malick's Tree of Life was the big winner. Kirsten Dunst also received a top honor.

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The Slop Blog: Red Riding Hood

How does a promising film become a flop? Katie Mae Peters starts her new series called "The Slop Blog" by looking at the failure of Red Riding Hood.

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Road to the Oscars: Best Makeup

There are three nominees for Best Makeup. We have The Wolfman which has elaborate makeup, but it was not well reviewed and bombed at the box office. Then we have Barney's Version showcasing aging over decades and The Way Back covering weather-beaten travelers. Our resident makeup artist Katie Mae Peters offers her take on this award.

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Peters: ‘Big 4’ Grammy Nominees Lack Variety

Katie Mae Peters looked at the Grammy nominations, and she doesn't like what she sees. Most of the nominees for the "Big 4" awards come from the major record labels, and the songs from the main artists are all of the same genre. Peters questions the value of a Grammy.

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Eastwood, Scorsese Outdo Young Directors

At age 80, Clint Eastwood has just directed his eighth Oscar caliber film in eight years, as "Hereafter" comes out soon. At 67, Martin Scorsese isn't slowing down either with Shutter Island and Boardwalk Empire gracing big and small screens. Katie Mae Peters looks at the success of these old directors.

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Peters: Don’t Judge a ‘Devil’ by its Producer

M. Night Shyamalan didn't direct the new film "Devil", but he did produce and write it. Despite a fall in popularity for Shyamalan, Katie Mae Peters says "Devil" has some good things going for it, and it's unfair to dismiss the film simply because of M. Night's association with it.

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Lady Gaga Highlights Silly MTV Awards Show

Katie Mae Peters watched the MTV Video Music Awards and is exasperated from the show. It was a memorable evening that included Lady Gaga's meat dress, Justin Bieber's jackets, and enough Taylor Swift/Kanye West references to make one sick. Katie Mae offers some biting takes.

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Choice Night

It was a big night for Twilight at the Teen Choice Awards. Katie Mae Peters reviews the show and is less than impressed with America's youth.

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Teen Choice Awards Slime America’s Youth

Katy Perry will host the Teen Choice Awards on August 9 in a show that features a pretty uninspiring group of nominees, led "Gossip Girl" and "Twilight." Katie Mae Peters offers some biting comments about this awards show which appears to reward manufactured buzz over excellence.

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Peters: Pity the Fool Who Misses ‘A-Team’

'The A-Team' knows what it is and doesn't apologize for it, Katie Mae Peters says. It's the perfect formulaic summer action flick that doesn't take itself too seriously. The remake of the TV series stars Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley, Jessica Biel, and Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson.

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‘Splice’ is Everything You Don’t Want to See

The movie "Splice" generated great buzz at Sundance. Starring Oscar winner Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley, some felt "Splice" could be 2010's "District 9" and claim a Best Picture nomination. But Katie Mae Peters offers an emphatic "no way" to those sentiments, as she pans the film in her review.

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Peters: ‘Please Give’ Deserves Attention

Nicole Holofcener's "Please Give" explores female relationships in the modern age. Starring Rebecca Hall, Amanda Peet, Catherine Keener, and Oliver Platt, the indie film relies on little moments to tell its story, and remind us that our identities never stop evolving. Katie Mae Peters has a review.

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