Monica Montenegro is an Alt Film Guide contributor-at-large.


Author Archives: Monica Montenegro


Edward Asner, Paula Poundstone: Art Directors Guild Awards

Edward Asner: Art Directors Guild Awards. TV veteran Edward Asner: Art Directors Guild Awards Veteran television and film actor Edward Asner was one of the presenters at the 2012 Art Directors Guild Awards held last Saturday, Feb. 5, at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. […]


Chris Evans Shirtless Photo Shoot

Chris Evans shirtless, tattoos picture. You can check out Chris Evans shirtless and with his tattoos in full view in samples of Evans' photo shoot for Details magazine. Those images will likely serve as a sexy promo for the upcoming The Avengers movie, which opens May 4. In The Avengers, […]


AFI Life Achievement Award Winners: From John Ford to Jane Fonda

Gregory Peck, Brock Peters in Robert Mulligan's To Kill a Mockingbird; Barbra Streisand in William Wyler's Funny Girl (bottom) This list of AFI Life Achievement Award winners was culled from Wikipedia. The number on the right represents the honorees' age at the time of the award. Shirley MacLaine will be […]


Golden Globes Predictions: Mariah Carey Best Supporting Actress?

2010 Golden Globe Predictions: Best Supporting Actress Mariah Carey, Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire (with Gabourey Sidibe) An unglamorous social worker Penélope Cruz, Nine A film director's seductive mistress Mo'Nique, Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire (with Gabourey Sidibe) A Mom from Hell Julianne Moore, […]


Moscow Film Festival Awards + New Best Song Oscar Rules

Set in a small town in the early 1950s, Nikolai Dostal's Pete on the Way to Heaven revolves around a (somewhat mentally impaired) young man who pretends he's the local traffic inspector much to the amusement of his fellow denizens. Things become serious when an inmate escapes from the local […]


Meryl Streep & Amy Adams + Joanna Cassidy & Benicio Del Toro: AFI FEST

Meryl Streep & Amy Adams 'Doubt' Premiere: AFI FEST AFI FEST 2008 opening night premiere of Miramax Film's Doubt held at ArcLight Hollywood on October 30, 2008 Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, John Patrick Shanley Meryl Streep Amy Adams Amy Adams, Meryl Streep Photos: Kevin Winter / 2008 Getty Images The […]


Jason Priestley & Jason Statham + Kathleen Quinlan & Bai Ling: AFI FEST

The images below are from arrivals at AFI Fest 2008 held at Arclight Hollywood on November 6. Marisa Tomei (Photo by Toby Canham/Getty Images for AFI) Mickey Rourke at the Los Angeles premiere of The Wrestler (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for AFI) Evan Rachel Wood (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty […]


'A Time for Justice' & 'Maya Lin' Screening + Rome Film Fest Winners

The two 1994 Oscar-winning documentaries, the short A Time for Justice (right) and the feature Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision, will be screened as part of “Oscar's Docs, Part Four: Academy Award-Winning Documentaries 1988–1997” on Monday, November 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and […]


Student Academy Awards: Caleb Deschanel, Jason Reitman Among Presenters

'Simulacra.' 'Simulacra,' 'On the Line' among Student Academy Award winners The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 35th Annual Student Academy Awards ceremony was held earlier this evening, June 7, '08, at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. (See further below images from the Student Academy Awards […]


Mick Jagger & Keith Richards & Martin Scorsese + Anti-Sexism Documentary

Keith Richards, Variety editor Peter Bart, Martin Scorsese, CEO of Paramount Pictures Brad Grey, and Mick Jagger at the Daily Variety Gotham's 10th Anniversary party on March 30 '08, at Michael's in New York City. Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger Martin Scorsese and Keith Richards Photos: © Joe Kohen / […]


Science and Technology & Jessica Alba + Viggo Mortensen & Naomi Watts Nominated

Actress Jessica Alba (above) hosted the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 2008 Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards on Feb. 9 in Beverly Hills. (See photos below.) As per the Academy's press release, “in addition to nine Technical Achievement Awards (certificates), four Scientific and Technical Special Award recipients were […]


Marion Cotillard & Ulrich Mühe Win London + Joel & Ethan Coen Win WGA Awards

2008 London Film Critics' Circle Award nominations: Dec. 14. 2008 London Film Critics' Circle Award winners: Grosvenor House Hotel on Feb. 8. FILM OF THE YEAR * No Country for Old Men The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford There Will Be Blood Zodiac The Bourne Ultimatum […]