September 29, 2016

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James Corden to Host 2016 Hollywood Film Awards

dick clark productions announced today that James Corden, critically and globally feted actor, comedian and late night talk show host, returns for the second consecutive year to host the Hollywood Film Awards. The awards ceremony, celebrating its 20th anniversary as the official launch of the awards season®, will take place at[...]

“Snowden” is an important and entertaining biopic

About a week ago, I caught a screening of Snowden, but the embargo was still in place. Now, I can more comfortably say that it’s quite good, easily Oliver Stone’s best film in some time. Not only that, it’s a top notch role for and performance by Joseph Gordon-Levitt in[...]

Ben Affleck’s “Live by Night” gets a real stylish Trailer

Late last week, we got our first true glimpse of Ben Affleck’s latest directorial outing. As a fan of all three films Affleck has made as a director, Live by Night had already been on my radar, but this was a nice reminder that it’s not far out now. Scheduled[...]

“Jackie,” Starring Natalie Portman Enters Oscar Race

Fox Searchlight Pictures Presidents Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilula announced today that the company has acquired US rights to JACKIE, directed by Pablo Larraín (NO; NERUDA) and written by Noah Oppenheim, from LD Entertainment. The film stars Academy Award winner Natalie Portman, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, Academy Award nominee[...]

Emma Stone, “Jackie”, and “Nocturnal Animals” highlight the Venice Film Festival winners

Over the weekend, the 73rd annual Venice Film Festival handed out their awards for 2016, with a few of the expected major Oscar hopefuls showing up among their winners. They included a few of the contenders being heavily mentioned not only at Venice, but over at the Telluride Film Festival[...]

Hollywood Contenders: A first crack at Golden Globe predictions for 2016

Now that we’re getting into the heart of the fall months and about to enter what is essentially the tail end of the 2016 movie release season, I wanted to take my first official crack this season at some Golden Globe predictions. I’ll be mixing these in with Oscar predictions[...]

“Sully” is Tom Hanks at his heroic best

Yesterday, I got the chance to finally take a look at Clint Eastwood and Tom Hanks’ collaboration Sully. The film is quite good, showcasing both heavyweights at peak skill. This week could have been a pretty barren one, but Sully saves it, just like he did all of the passengers[...]

“Nocturnal Animals” by Tom Ford, starring Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal

“Nocturnal Animals” from writer/director Tom Ford comes a haunting romantic thriller of shocking intimacy and gripping tension that explores the thin lines between love and cruelty, and revenge and redemption. Academy Award nominees Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal star as a divorced couple discovering dark truths about each other and[...]

The Telluride and Venice Film Festivals unleashed a ton of Oscar contenders

Deep in the mountains of Colorado, the Academy Award race began in earnest over the weekend. Coming hot off of the heels of a few debuts at the Venice Film Festival, a number of Oscar contenders hit the Telluride Film Festival in order to up their bonafides. Both Telluride and[...]

Collateral Beauty – Will Smith, Keira Knightley, Kate Winslet, Edward Norton, Helen Mirren

“Collateral Beauty,” starring Will Smith, Keira Knightley, Kate Winslet, Edward Norton, Helen Mirren, Michael Pena, Naomi Harris. When a successful New York ad executive suffers a personal tragedy and retreats from life, his friends devise a drastic plan to reach him before he loses everything. Pushing him to the very[...]
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