September 17, 2015
        "Black Mass" could get Johnny Depp back in the Oscar game                J.J. Abrams and Denis Villeneuve: Ten potential first time writer/director nominees for Oscar in 2015                Roger Deakins offers up some of his very best cinematography in "Sicario"                "The Martian" launches itself as an awards hopeful at the Toronto Film Festival                "Steve Jobs": Oscar predictions for September                "Sleeping with Other People" is one of the most charming films of 2015                Sandra Bullock looks like a contender in the Trailer for "Our Brand is Crisis"                Sam Smith will sing the theme song for the upcoming 007 film "Spectre"                Richard Gere is an under the radar Best Actor contender for "Time Out of Mind"                Telluride and Venice launch festival debuts into the Oscar race                “The Hateful Eight”: Looking at potential Best Original Screenplay Contenders                David O. Russell and Ridley Scott: Which filmmaking contenders this year are most due for their first win?                Telluride Announces 2015 Lineup - Steve Jobs, Black Mass, Suffragette                “Sicario”: Ten Films to see in September                Will Smith crusades for Best Actor in the "Concussion" Trailer        

DVD/BD Picks

George Clooney’s “The Descendants” announces its DVD release

By Sean O’Connell Fresh off of its Academy Award win for Best Adapted Screenplay, “The Descendants” announces its upcoming DVD release, which will take place on Tuesday, March 13. From director Alexander Payne, creator of the Oscar-winning “Sideways,” an award-winning feature about family members coming together to shoulder some difficult times.[...]

Oscars: David Fincher’s “Dragon Tattoo” reveals DVD release date

By Sean O’Connell Details on the DVD release of David Fincher’s “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” are starting to emerge, just as Rooney Mara prepares to represent the dark thriller at the Academy Awards. On March 20, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release the film on a one-disc DVD and[...]

“The Help” scores key DVD release date – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Walt Disney Home Entertainment announced its slate of DVD release for now through the end of the year, and one title caught our Oscar-tracking eye. Tate Taylor’s “The Help,” an adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s best-selling novel, has a Tuesday, Dec. 6 release date. Perfect timing for a film[...]

Terrence Malick teasing “Tree of Life” ahead of Blu-ray – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Fox Home Entertainment could be giving Terrence Malick’s “Tree of Life” a major awards-season boost by dropping his visually-stunning film on Blu-ray right as Oscar campaigns are getting into full swing. Instead of having to generate For Your Consideration screeners, all the studio needs to do is[...]

“Bridesmaids,” “Star Wars” lead this weekend’s top rentals

By Sean O’Connell Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Chris Hemsworth and a certain Jedi named Luke Skywalker await you this weekend. Looking for something decent to rent? We’ve got you covered: “Star Wars: The Complete Saga” Hands down the most buzzed-about Blu-ray release of 2011, more for what it changes than for what[...]

“Star Wars” Blu-rays break global sales records

By Sean O’Connell As was expected, the Force was extremely strong with the new “Star Wars” Blu-rays that FOX and LucasFilm recently released. The studios revealed that “Star Wars” is the bestselling catalog Blu-ray Disc of all time, with worldwide sales totaling one million units, including 515,000 units sold in[...]

Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction,” “Jackie Brown” making Blu-ray debut

By Sean O’Connell On Oct. 4, two of Quentin Tarantino’s early masterpieces finally make their way to Blu-ray in extras-laden releases that are sure to please every disc collector and QT enthusiast. In preparation for the anticipated releases of “Pulp Fiction” and “Jackie Brown,” the studio has shared with us[...]

“Star Wars” Blu-ray set unveils new trailer

By Sean O’Connell We are weeks away from the Sept. 16 release date of “Star Wars: The Complete Saga” on Blu-ray for the first time, and Lucasfilm continues to drum up attention. The studio has released a new trailer on Yahoo’s UK and Ireland site (via ComingSoon), which we’ve posted[...]

Conan O’Brien “Can’t Stop” coming to DVD and Blu-ray

By Sean O’Connell Conan O’Brien might be back where he belongs on late-night television, but the talk show host spent a grueling several month between gigs when NBC’s “Tonight Show” replaced him with Jay Leno. To burn his creative energies (and distract himself from his crippling depression), O’Brien hit the[...]

Selena Gomez comedy “Monte Carlo” coming to Blu-ray, DVD

By Sean O’Connell Selena Gomez fans who took a journey across the ocean with the singer-actress this summer for the coming-of-age comedy “Monte Carlo” will be thrilled to hear that it’s coming out on DVD in a few weeks. Fox Home Entertainment has announced an Oct. 18 release date on Blu-ray[...]
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