Strong showings for "Eighth Grade" and "You Were Never Really Here" highlight the Independent Spirit Award nominations                Review: Round-Up: "At Eternity's Gate", "The Clovehitch Killer", "Jonathan", and "The Last Race"                "Green Book" is a crowd pleaser of the highest order and a definite Oscar contender                Steve McQueen and a phenomenal ensemble cast help make "Widows" look effortless                "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" offers something for every type of Coen Brothers fan                Updated Academy Award predictions for early November                Review Round-Up: "Dr. Seuss' The Grinch", "El Angel" "The Long Dumb Road", and "Outlaw King"                Taking a look at potential Best Documentary Feature contenders                "The Front Runner" is a terrific and timely film for right around Election Day                Hollywood Film Awards Marked the Launch of Awards Season                Taking a first crack at Golden Globe predictions                “The Favourite” and “The Front Runner”: Films to see in November                Awkwafina to Host 22nd Hollywood Film Awards                Review Round-Up: "Bodied", "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms", and "The Other Side of the Wind"                Rosamund Pike is a force to be reckoned with in "A Private War"        

Tag Archives: Elizabeth Banks

Hollywood Contenders – Could Paul Dano be a bigger Oscar contender than some think for “Love & Mercy”?

Over the course of the awards season so far, specifically during the precursors, no one has had a quicker ride to the top tier of contention than Paul Dano. Originally, it seemed like his excellent work in Love & Mercy was destined to be overlooked, but then something interesting happened…he[...]

Jennifer Lawrence wraps up her first franchise with “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2”

It’s going to be a busy end of the year for Jennifer Lawrence. Not only does she have another shot at an Oscar with the December release of Joy, she’s also wrapping up her first franchise with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, which hits theaters on Friday. Lawrence[...]

Rooney Mara: Looking at potential Best Supporting Actress contenders

As you fine ladies and gentlemen must all know by now (since I’ve pretty much hammered it into your heads), it’s one thing to read early Academy Award predictions in order to see what folks like myself think will happen this winter, but it’s a whole separate thing to actually[...]

“Pitch Perfect 2” represents the rare female centric comedy franchise

A few years ago, a musical comedy of sorts came almost out of nowhere to become a hit. It was Pitch Perfect, a film that managed to defy minimal expectations and forge not just a hit single (Cups), but also now a movie franchise. Yes, this weekend Pitch Perfect 2[...]

Will the Academy ever warm to “The Hunger Games” franchise?

Usually, a blockbuster science fiction series with an appeal across the board and strong critical reviews will show up at least somewhere at the Academy Awards. So far though, the two films in The Hunger Games franchise (with the third/next to last one out this weekend) have yet to receive[...]

Elizabeth Banks narrates the “Man On a Ledge” trailer – MUST SEE

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: More studios (and their marketing departments) need to try this: Elizabeth Banks, clever and beautiful star of this weekend’s “Man On a Ledge,” watches the film’s trailer and gives a running commentary. Brilliant. Banks doesn’t get into too many details. And if anything, I think she holds[...]

Elizabeth Banks Photos: Hollywood Movie Photo Gallery of the Day Aug 28, 2011

HollywoodNews.com: Our selected celebrity to be included in our “Hollywood Movie Photo Gallery of the Day” is Elizabeth Banks. Elizabeth Maresal Mitchell (born February 10, 1974), known professionally as Elizabeth Banks, is an American actress. Banks had her film debut in the low-budget independent film Surrender Dorothy. Since then, she is[...]

Emma Stone Photos: Hot Hollywood Celebrity Photo Gallery of the Day

HollywoodNews.com: Our selected celebrity to be included in our “Hot Hollywood Celebrity Photo Gallery of the Day” is Emma Stone. Emily Jean “Emma” Stone (born November 6, 1988) is an American actress. Stone was a cast member of the TV series Drive, and made her feature film debut in the comedy[...]

Elizabeth Banks wants to play “Hunger Games”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: As the “Hunger Games” cast continues to round out, a beautiful blonde with string comedic chops is looking to get into the game. That would be Elizabeth Banks, star of “Zack and Miri” and a recurring guest star on NBC’s “30 Rock,” who is “in talks” to join[...]

“This Week In Movies” – ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1,’ ‘The Next Three Days’

By Pete Hammond HollywoodNews.com: This week in movies there is one story and it looms large. Every conceivable “Harry Potter” record was broken by Warner Bros. massive worldwide launch of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I.” With an estimated $125 million total domestically and a whopping $330 million combined[...]
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