Kevin McCarthy Apologizes For Movie Mix-Up

Dear Friends,

Unfortunately, I made a mistake yesterday during my Oscar movie segment on “Fox & Friends.”

I mixed up my movies. I was discussing the category of Best Picture and saying that, out of the nine nominated films, you should at least see the following three: “Gravity,” “12 Years a Slave” and “American Hustle.” I proceeded to say that “Gravity” and “12 Years a Slave” were the front-runners, but to not count out “American Hustle.”

I don’t read a teleprompter when I’m on “Fox & Friends,” and here’s where I made the mistake. My original talking points for “American Hustle” were focused around the votes splitting between “Gravity” and “12 Years a Slave” and how “American Hustle” won the SAG award for Best Ensemble. From there, I started talking about how “American Hustle” was produced by Harvey Weinstein and that he’s the best campaigner in the industry.

Unfortunately, I was confusing “American Hustle” with “Silver Linings Playbook,” which was a major Oscar contender last year with the same director (David O. Russell) and two of the same cast members (Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence). I made the Harvey Weinstein argument last year when I talked about “Silver Linings Playbook.”

Please accept my apology for the on-air mix-up. The correction would be that Harvey Weinstein had NOTHING to do with “American Hustle.”

Thanks for reading the site and watching the reviews,

Kevin McCarthy


GravityGenre: Drama
Released: 2013

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Note: “Gravity” is my first 5/5 of 2013. See the film in 3D IMAX. As most of the movie is CGI and computer animation, the majority of the 3D environment was created in the computer. Think of it like a Pixar film where the 3D environment is created digitally and then, in this case, the human performances are integrated into the shots. As for the IMAX, Cuarón did NOT shoot the film in the IMAX format but it must be seen in that format for the sound and the image. I’ve seen the film three times and it just gets better and better each time. Read the Full Review