Todd Gilchrist

I am a Los Angeles-based film critic and journalist with more than 10 years of experience covering the entertainment industry. I've worked for dozens of print and online publications including The Hollywood Reporter, The Playlist, Cinematical, IGN, IFC, MTV, Variety and others. I live in the heart of Hollywood with my two cats Nemo and Otis and have a voracious appetite for pop culture, especially movies and music.

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‘Jack The Giant Slayer': What Do Critics Think Of Ewan McGregor’s Fairy-Tale Adventure?

Although no one at Celebuzz has yet seen Jack the Giant Slayer, we have to admit that we’re not altogether excited for it: despite the appealing presence of director Bryan Singer, not to mention its two handsome leads Nicholas Hoult and Ewan McGregor, this update of the popular fairy tale seems too heavy on computer-generated…

By: Todd Gilchrist / February 28, 2013

Who’s Your Favorite Knight In Shining Armor?

On Friday, Jack the Giant Killer stomps its way into theaters, bringing with it not only some statuesque monsters with a penchant for alliteration, but two great-looking leading men – Ewan McGregor and Nicholas Hoult – who do battle dressed like the sexiest Tin Men you’ve ever seen.

All of which reminded us:…

By: Todd Gilchrist / February 28, 2013

Leave It To Mardi Gras To Make Demonic Possession Even Scarier

In 2010, The Last Exorcism absolutely terrified audiences – so much so, in fact, that the filmmakers decided it wouldn’t be the last one after all. The Last Exorcism Part II reunites producer Eli Roth and star/ victim Ashley Bell, whose character Nell is trying to rebuild her life after the events of the first…

By: Todd Gilchrist / February 25, 2013

Weekend Movie Preview — Five Flicks In Five Clicks

Valentine’s Day has come and gone, and it appears that lovers spent their time at home – or at least away from movie theaters – instead of celebrating their affection via the silver screen.

Meanwhile, action lovers turned out in droves to watch Bruce Willis beat the stuffing out of bad guys i…

By: Todd Gilchrist / February 23, 2013

Celebuzz Launches A Movie-Centric Twitter Handle

Celebuzz has long been the destination for coverage of the latest celebrity news. But the site is just as interested in the movies in which those celebrities appear as the celebrities themselves, and we now have a Twitter handle to prove it: @Celebuzz_Movies.

While we’re still in the early stages of separating out…

By: Todd Gilchrist / February 22, 2013

We Bet You Thought These Stars Already Won An Oscar

After 85 years of dispensing awards, the Oscars have become something of a measuring stick for judging, and then recognizing, the best and brightest talents in Hollywood. But with so many great movies, performances and behind-the-scenes efforts, and so few slots for nominations, it comes as little surprise that more than a handful of great…

By: Todd Gilchrist / February 22, 2013

Oscar Predictions: Put Our Newsroom To The Test

In just a few short days, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will hold its annual Oscar ceremony, crowning the best and brightest Hollywood has to offer with gorgeous gold statuettes commemorating their greatest achievements – this year, anyway.

If you’re at all interested in industry politics, then you’ve no doubt…

By: Todd Gilchrist / February 22, 2013

Dwayne Johnson, From Tutus To Takedowns

In 2013, it seems like everything’s turning up Dwayne Johnson. In the next 12 months, Johnson has three dramatically different projects coming to theaters: the thrill ride Fast & Furious 6, black comedy Pain & Gain, and this Friday, the crime thriller Snitch.

The variety of genres these projects span epitomizes his evolutio…

By: Todd Gilchrist / February 21, 2013

How Do 3 Hot Guys Celebrate Their 21st Birthday?

“This is the day you get to tell every bouncer [I’m 21],” Miller (Miles Teller) tells his buddy Jeff Chang (Justin Chon) in 21 And Over. “This is a sacred rite of passage. It’s like when an eskimo kills his first penguin.”

The new comedy from writer-directors Jon Lucas and Scott Moore take…

By: Todd Gilchrist / February 20, 2013

John Moore: ‘A Good Day To Die Hard’ Is A Cure To A ‘Failure Of Manliness In America’ (Q&A)

After four installments, it seems like a new Die Hard could very easily direct itself – at least, if unlike filmmaker John Moore, you think that the films are an assembly line of references from the previous ones, stitched together with a narrative that became boilerplate with the release of the 1988 original.

By: Todd Gilchrist / February 16, 2013

‘Beautiful Creatures’ Cast Reveals Their Fave Fantasy Franchises

Beautiful Creatures is the latest young adult book series to be adapted into what Hollywood hopes is its next great fantasy-romance franchise — complete with supernatural powers, star-crossed lovers and a showdown that determines the fates of people’s lives and loves.

But at the Los Angeles press day for the film, the cast…

By: Todd Gilchrist / February 15, 2013

‘Beautiful Creatures’ Vs. ‘Safe Haven’ Vs. ‘A Good Day To Die Hard’ (POLL)

This Valentine’s day, the world of cinema is giving us all kinds of choices when it comes to that iconic ritual of a “Valentine movie date.”

Going head-to-head-to-head this Thursday, February 14th is the newest installment of the Bruce Willis action franchise, A Good Day To Die Hard, the movie adaptation of another…

By: Todd Gilchrist / February 14, 2013

The Evolution of Emmy Rossum

Emmy Rossum made her Hollywood breakthrough in 2004 as Christine, the ingénue who captures the attention of the disfigured title character in Phantom of the Opera. Nine years later, Rossum is playing Ridley, one of the villainesses in Beautiful Creatures who menaces a young woman (played by Alice Englert).

The transition from would-be…

By: Todd Gilchrist / February 14, 2013

Josh Duhamel, Julianne Hough Talk ‘Safe Haven’

In Safe Haven, Josh Duhamel plays a shop owner in a sleepy North Carolina town who falls for a mysterious newcomer, played by Julianne Hough.

Their fledgling romance is disturbed when her past catches up with her, revealing buried secrets and placing both of them – much less their relationship – in great…

By: Todd Gilchrist / February 14, 2013

Jai Courtney, ‘A Good Day To Die Hard’ Star, Makes Candid Admission

A Good Day To Die Hard is the fifth movie in the Die Hard franchise — the only one to survive the 1980s and continue through the next three decades.

Originally predicated on the appeal of an everyman hero fighting against seemingly insurmountable odds, it has since evolved into a sort of celebratio…

By: Todd Gilchrist / February 14, 2013

Watch: Why Sofia Vergara’s Golden Globes Aren’t Awesome For The Oscars

Although she’s a Golden Globe- and SAG-nominated actress for her role on the popular sitcom Modern Family, Sofia Vergara is probably best known for her voluptuous figure – a fact that the actress knows all too well. At the recent Los Angeles press day for the new animated film Escape From Planet Earth, she told…

By: Todd Gilchrist / February 13, 2013

Are The Stars Of ‘Beautiful Creatures’ The Next KStew and RPattz?

In Beautiful Creatures, Alden Ehrenreich and Alice Englert play Ethan Wate and Lena Duchannes, a restless Southern teenage boy and the girl he hopes will help him escape the boredom of small-town life. Sounds a little bit like a certain supernatural romance between a introverted schoolgirl and a shiny, impossibly good-looking vampire, no?

By: Todd Gilchrist / February 12, 2013

Catherine Zeta-Jones: ‘A Good Script Is Like Finding Gold’ (VIDEO)

Since making her breakthrough in 1998 in The Mask of Zorro, Catherine Zeta-Jones has enjoyed a remarkable variety of acting opportunities: cat burglar, pregnant drug lord, a vaudevillian inmate, a hard-edged chef, and in her new film, Side Effects, a mysterious psychiatrist.

But after working with director Steven Soderbergh for the third time,…

By: Todd Gilchrist / February 8, 2013

What Musical Made History Before ‘Les Mis’?

Les Miserables made history in 2012 by being the first musical in the genre’s history to have its actors perform the songs live on set. But almost 40 years earlier, Bob Fosse was breaking ground as the director of Cabaret, turning Kander and Ebb’s stage musical into a hugely successful and acclaimed movie.

By: Todd Gilchrist / February 8, 2013

Why Does Kelly McGillis Want To Apologize For ‘Top Gun’?

Upon its release in 1986, Top Gun became not just a box office smash, but a bona fide pop culture phenomenon. Star Tom Cruise became a star virtually overnight, while director Tony Scott changed the visual landscape of moviemaking by incorporating the then-burgeoning aesthetic of music videos into the look of the film.

By: Todd Gilchrist / February 8, 2013

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