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?

Todd Gilchrist | February 28, 2013 - 3:00 pm

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… More »


Who’s Your Favorite Knight In Shining Armor?

Todd Gilchrist | February 28, 2013 - 1:00 pm

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:… More »


Leave It To Mardi Gras To Make Demonic Possession Even Scarier

Todd Gilchrist | February 25, 2013 - 6:00 pm

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… More »


Weekend Movie Preview — Five Flicks In Five Clicks

Todd Gilchrist | February 23, 2013 - 10:00 am

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 in… More »


Celebuzz Launches A Movie-Centric Twitter Handle

Todd Gilchrist | February 22, 2013 - 8:30 pm

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… More »


We Bet You Thought These Stars Already Won An Oscar

Todd Gilchrist | February 22, 2013 - 3:30 pm

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… More »


Oscar Predictions: Put Our Newsroom To The Test

Todd Gilchrist | February 22, 2013 - 1:00 pm

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… More »


Dwayne Johnson, From Tutus To Takedowns

Todd Gilchrist | February 21, 2013 - 10:00 pm

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 evolution… More »


How Do 3 Hot Guys Celebrate Their 21st Birthday?

Todd Gilchrist | February 20, 2013 - 7:35 pm

“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 takes… More »


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

Todd Gilchrist | February 16, 2013 - 12:00 pm

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.

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‘Beautiful Creatures’ Cast Reveals Their Fave Fantasy Franchises

Todd Gilchrist | February 15, 2013 - 8:45 pm

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… More »


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

Todd Gilchrist | February 14, 2013 - 6:30 pm

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… More »



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