Tag Archives: Dennis Lehane

Ben Affleck’s “Live By Night” officially is a 2016 contender

After what started as speculation, we can now confirm that Ben Affleck’s next film behind the camera, the gangster tale Live By Night, is officially hitting this year. Yes, that early 2017 release date is just a wide release marker. Before that, it now will be starting off with an[...]

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[...]

Ben Affleck’s new directorial project “Live by Night” might be jumping into 2016

Well, it’s just speculation right now, but this is potentially some very exciting news. Word trickled down over the weekend that Warner Brothers has moved the release date of Ben Affleck’s next project behind the camera, the crime epic Live by Night. Originally, we were scheduled to get it in[...]

Felicity Jones: Oscar newbies hoping for a first citation this year

Much like I took a look yesterday at veterans in contention for Oscar love the year, today I’m going to be turning my attention to the newbies who hope to receive some awards love. As I mentioned in the last piece, this is leading up to me doing a re-ranking[...]

A “Shutter Island” TV show is in the works…could it be the next “True Detective”?

With the Emmy Awards tonight (and no, I won’t be predicting them…I don’t watch nearly enough television to know what I’m talking about), I figured this was an interesting subject. It came out earlier today that HBO and Paramount were working with Shutter Island filmmaker Martin Scorsese and original novel[...]

New York Film Critics Circle goes with “Zero Dark Thirty,” Bigelow – OSCARS

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: This turned out to be a very good day to conduct “Zero Dark Thirty” interviews. As I sat across from Jessica Chastain and Jason Clark to discuss their roles in Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty,” the uncompromising thriller about the military’s efforts to unearth Osama Bin Laden was[...]

Denzel Washington joins the Oscar race, promotes “Flight” on Letterman

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: My immediate impulse after catching up with Robert Zemeckis’ “Flight” this week was to Tweet, “Welcome to the Best Actor race, Denzel Washington.” The longer I let the movie sit, though, it seemed like a 140-character reaction to a film that attempts – and accomplishes – so[...]

Ben Affleck talks “Argo,” Kevin Smith fans, and more Lehane stories – OSCARS

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Some of us are still getting used to talking about Ben Affleck, The Director. Most of us grew up watching Ben Affleck, The Marquee Star. Ever since the fresh-faced Bostonian shocked the world (or, at the very least, the film industry) by winning an Oscar for his[...]

‘The Social Network’ wins big at USC Scripter Award

HollywoodNews.com: Although “The Social Network” was losing its steam in the weeks following the Golden Globes, David Fincher’s Internet-culture commentary took home the top prize at the annual USC Scripter Award Friday night. Now in its 23rd year, the Scripters acknowledge the year’s best literary work-to-film adaptation. Unlike the Golden[...]

Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner talk tough in exclusive “Town” clip

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The Toronto International Film Festival tends to create scheduling issues. Do I take the time to see a movie like Ben Affleck’s “The Town,” which was selected as a Gala screening at the 35tht annual fest? Or do I wait a week and a half, see the[...]
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