September 05, 2015

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Will Smith crusades for Best Actor in the “Concussion” Trailer

Early yesterday, one of the formerly unseen awards contenders finally revealed itself with a Trailer. The film in question is Concussion, the Will Smith vehicle that tackles the issue of head trauma within the National Football League. Last year we had a decidedly lighter NFL related movie with Draft Day, but this year it’s Oscar bait and concussions. The flick seems to be hoping to appeal as a drama/dramatic thriller of sorts, but I’ll get into that shortly. Smith will hope to contend for his first Academy Award, but what are the prospects overall for the film? Well, let’s discuss that right now, and of course, you’ll have the Trailer to take a peek at at the end of this piece…
The movie is a dramatized look at an issue the NFL is struggling with right now, namely how dangerous concussions are for their players. Smith stars here as Dr. Bennet Omalu, the man who brought the issue up for the first time. Omalu was a noted forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or CTE, a football-related brain trauma, or in short…the damage a concussion can do. He found it in pro players and brought it to the league, beginning a David vs. Goliath story over what to do next. Peter Landesman writes and directs, while the cast, aside from Smith, includes Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Alec Baldwin, Albert Brooks, Eddie Marsan, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Morse, Stephen Moyer, and Luke Wilson. If it winds up being a quality flick, this one could very well capture the attention of the nation.
Basically, the two main things that will have to happen for Concussion to play is that Smith gets awards buzz and the subject matter captures the public zeitgeist. One kind of goes hand in hand with the other, but it’s the truth. Smith might contend for Best Actor in terms of a nomination just on the strength of his work, but to actually win he’ll need folks talking about CTE and this story in a big way. It might be an uphill battle, but if that happens, I wouldn’t be shocked if this film becomes a big surprise contender at the end of the year.
If everything does break right for the movie, what are its awards chances, you ask? Well, there’s the obvious duo of Best Picture and Best Director (for Landesman), along with Best Actor (for Smith). In […]

Cameron Crowe returns to the big screen with “Aloha”

One of my favorite filmmakers out there is Cameron Crowe, bar none. He’s responsible for some of the most enjoyable and memorable cinema of the past few decades, so whenever a new film of his arrives, it’s something that I look forward to in a big way. As such, this week’s release of Aloha is one that’s been on my movie calendar for a while now. The director is returning to a project that he’d originally intended to be his follow up to Elizabethtown (a film that I unabashedly love, even if I’m in the minority), so it’s clear it means something to him. When I see it later tonight (we’re embargoed on discussing it until later in the week, by the by), hopefully that passion is reflected.
The film (once called Deep Tiki and rumored to star Ben Stiller and Reese Witherspoon before being shelved for a while and re-emerging from Crowe’s mind as Aloha) is a Hawaii set romantic dramedy, sure to be filled with memorable music. It centers around a military contractor (played by Bradley Cooper) who returns to the Hawaiian location of one of his greatest career triumphs. While there, he re-connects with a long-ago love (played by Rachel McAdams) while unexpectedly falling in love with the Air Force watchdog (played by Emma Stone) who is assigned to him be with him at all times. Crowe obviously writes and directs, while the cast, aside from Cooper, McAdams, and Stone, features Bill Murray, Alec Baldwin, John Krasinski, Danny McBride, Elizabeth Marvel, and many more.
Throughout Crowe’s career, he’s had a great sense of music, relationships, and just filmmaking on the whole that makes you want to stand up and cheer. If any of that is once again in evidence here, it’ll make for a very entertaining film. Even if this is one of his lesser features, like the still enjoyable We Bought a Zoo, for example, it’ll still be something likely worth seeing. Factor in how great of a run Cooper is on of late, and that only makes this something more interesting. When Crowe is at his best, we get all time classics like Almost Famous and Jerry Maguire, so even if he’s not on that level, expectations should still be high.
Yes, the trailers so far have made this feel a bit on the generic side, but sometimes that actually winds up working in a movie’s favor. Without […]

Screen Actors Guild Awards is Star Central!

Jude Law was named as a presenter at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Executive Producer Jeff Margolis announced today.
He joins and completes the roster of actors who will honor their colleagues at the SAG Awards including Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, Alec Baldwin, Rose Byrne, Jessica Chastain, Bradley Cooper, Bryan Cranston, Jeff Daniels, Viola Davis, Daniel Day-Lewis, Robert De Niro, Taye Diggs, Peter Facinelli, Sally Field, John Goodman, Neil Patrick Harris, Anne Hathaway, SAG-AFTRA Co-President Ken Howard, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lawrence, Damian Lewis, Julianna Margulies, James Marsden, Alfred Molina, Julianne Moore, Dev Patel, Busy Philipps, Amy Poehler, SAG-AFTRA Co-President Roberta Reardon, Carl Reiner, Liev Schreiber, Justin Timberlake, Kerry Washington, Naomi Watts, Sigourney Weaver, Alfre Woodard and Noah Wyle.
Jude Law was a SAG Awards nominee in 2005 alongside the cast of Martin Scorsese?s ?The Aviator.? He was recently seen in Joe Wright?s ?Anna Karenina? opposite Keira Knightley. His next project is Steven Soderbergh?s ?Side Effects? co-starring Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, one of the awards season?s premier events, will be simulcast live coast-to-coast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT) from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. An encore primetime telecast will begin immediately following on TNT at 10 p.m. (ET)/7 p.m. (PT). The ceremony will also be telecast internationally, as well as to U.S. military installations overseas through the American Forces Network Broadcast Center.
Recipients of the honors for Outstanding Action Performances by Film and Television Stunt Ensembles announced at 6:15 p.m. (ET)/3:15 p.m. (PT) during the red carpet pre-show webcast on tntdrama.com, tbs.com and People.com which begins at 6 p.m. (ET)/3 p.m. (PT)
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SAG Awards: Stars galore… Ben Affleck, Alec Baldwin, Bradley Cooper, Jeff Daniels, Viola Davis, Robert De Niro, Neil Patrick Harris, Anne Hathaway

Alan Arkin, Jessica Chastain, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, John Goodman, Damian Lewis and Julianne Moore will be presenters at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Executive Producer Jeff Margolis announced today.
They join a growing roster of actors who will honor their colleagues at the SAG Awards that already includes Ben Affleck, Alec Baldwin, Bradley Cooper, Jeff Daniels, Viola Davis, Robert De Niro, Neil Patrick Harris, Anne Hathaway, SAG-AFTRA Co-President Ken Howard, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lawrence, Julianna Margulies, Busy Philipps, SAG-AFTRA Co-President Roberta Reardon, Carl Reiner, Liev Schreiber, Taye Diggs, Justin Timberlake, Kerry Washington, Naomi Watts and Sigourney Weaver.
Oscar nominee Alan Arkin received his first SAG Award in 2007 as a member of the ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ cast and was nominated for his supporting role in the film. He is currently nominated for his supporting role in ‘Argo’ and as a member of the film’s cast. He’s got two comedies on tap: ‘Stand Up Guys,’opposite Al Pacino and Christopher Walken, and ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,’ opposite Steve Carell and Jim Carrey.
Golden Globe recipient and Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain earned a SAG Award in 2012 along with her fellow cast members in ‘The Help’ and was nominated in the supporting actress category, as well. This year, she is nominated for her lead performance in Kathryn Bigelow’s ‘Zero Dark Thirty.’ She currently stars in the Guillermo Del Toro-produced ‘Mama’ and will soon be seen in the double feature ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His’ and ”The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Hers.’
Oscar nominee Daniel Day-Lewis was a Screen Actors Guild Award recipient in 2003 for his work in ‘Gangs of New York’ and in 2008 for his role in ‘There Will Be Blood.’ In 2010, he was nominated along with the cast of ‘Nine.’ He has received a total of five SAG Awards nominations, including two this year for his title role in Steven Spielberg?s ?Lincoln? and as a member of the film’s cast.
Oscar nominee Sally Field is an eight-time SAG Awards nominee and the recipient of one Actor® statuette, for her role as Nora Walker in ‘Brothers & Sisters.’ She’s nominated twice this year, for her performance as Mary Todd Lincoln in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ and as a member of the film’s cast. Last summer, she was seen as Aunt May in the blockbuster ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ opposite Andrew Garfield.
Along with his co-stars, four-time SAG Awards nominee John Goodman […]

Alec Baldwin shows off wedding picture on Twitter

HollywoodNews.com: Alec Baldwin has finally reached his 8,000th tweet on Twitter, and he dedicated the major moment to his new wife, Hilaria Thomas.
Baldwin took to Twitter to post a picture from their wedding for all his fans to see, states UsMagazine.com. “My 8,000th tweet is a smile to Hilaria Baldwin,” Baldwin posted.
The picture showed her in her wedding dress smiling with Baldwin in his tux.
The two were married on June 30th at New York’s St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral.
Do you like them as a couple?
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Alec Baldwin talks more children with new wife

HollywoodNews.com: Alec Baldwin is very newly married to Hilaria Thomas, but he already has babies on the brain.
Baldwin recently opened up about wanting a number of children with his new and much younger bride, states RadarOnline. “My only dream is that they look like her,” Baldwin commented about their future children.
Baldwin has one child, Ireland, with his ex, Kim Basinger.
Do you think Baldwin will have more children?
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Alec Baldwin sort of back on Twitter

HollywoodNews.com: It seems that Alec Baldwin couldn’t completely stay away from Twitter as he is apparently back on the social networking site.
Baldwin has reportedly tweeted from ABFoundation’s page for the 4th of July, states E! News. “Our forefathers fought for our right to nap on the beach,” he tweeted with a picture of his feet on the beach.
Baldwin has allegedly sent out a few messages from this Twitter, but has kept his other account deleted.
What do you think about him on Twitter?
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Alec Baldwin has shut down his Twitter

HollywoodNews.com: It looks like Alec Baldwin fans are going to be a bit sad as the actor has decided to shut down his Twitter account.
After getting married to Hilaria Thomas this weekend, Baldwin decided to call it quits with Twitter, states People. “It’s been fun,” Baldwin posted before shutting down the account.
However, it may not be completely over as he has previously shut down his account only to start it back up.
Do you think he will return?
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Alec Baldwin now married to Hilaria Thomas

HollywoodNews.com: Alec Baldwin is now a newlywed as he married Hilaria Thomas this Saturday in New York.
The two reportedly married Saturday night at St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in New York City, states RadarOnline. The two married in front of friends and family which included celebrities like Tina Fey, Mariska Hargitay, Lorne Michaels and Woody Allen.
He has since stepped out with his new bride as they were accompanied by his daughter, Ireland, for the outing.
Do you think this marriage will last?
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Alec Baldwin reportedly getting married this weekend

HollywoodNews.com: Alec Baldwin may end up a married man this weekend as it is rumored he is set to wed Hilaria Thomas.
And by the look of pictures this seems to be true as he was spotted celebrating with his daughter, Ireland, and his brother, Billy, last night, states UsMagazine.com.
Ireland posted the photo of the three on Twitter as they seemed to be having a great time.
Baldwin is allegedly set to wed today.
What do you think the wedding will be like?
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