April 28, 2017

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Oscars: Grant Heslov on George Clooney, awards and “The Ides of March” – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: Last night, George Clooney picked up a Best Actor trophy from the Broadcast Film Critics’ Association for his performance in Alexander Payne’s “The Descendants.” But on Sunday, Clooney’s attentions will be divided between Payne’s human drama and his own political thriller. That’s because “The Ides of March,” which[...]

“Devil Inside” kicks off 2012 with $34m Box Office

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com:More often than not, especially when dealing with big numbers, opening weekends are about marketing, not the quality of the film. So don’t be too shocked when you hear that Paramount’s The Devil Inside opened with $34.5 million this weekend. Yes, the film is allegedly terrible.[...]

Sean Penn receiving Joel Siegel award at Critics’ Choice Movie Awards — AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: The Broadcast Film Critics Association announced that Sean Penn will receive the fifth annual Joel Siegel Award at the 17th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, which will be held this Thursday, Jan. 12. The award will be presented by fellow actor and 13-time Critics’ Choice Award nominee[...]

The inherent darkness and pessimism of Steven Spielberg’s body of work

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: Many of the reviews, especially the negative ones, for Steven Spielberg’s War Horse have emphasized the melodramatic ‘boy and his horse’ narrative, accusing the film of wallowing in sentimentality. Moreover, they basically accuse the picture of being ‘conventional Spielberg’, again citing the classic meme that Steven[...]

Jessica Chastain up for role in Kathryn Bigelow’s Seal Team 6 thriller

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Jessica Chastain had a massive year in 2011, appearing in multiple Oscar-worthy projects from “The Help” to “The Tree of Life.” She has the potential to carry that momentum into 2012 by picking in-depth, fascinating scripts and directors to work with. Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow certainly qualifies. Chastain[...]

Seth Rogen’s “The Apocalypse” set up at Sony

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Seth Rogen has had a productive working relationship with Sony (“The Green Hornet” and “Pineapple Express” both crossed $100M worldwide), so it’s easy to see why the studio would take a chance on a Rogen pitch that will end up being his directorial debut. “The Apocalypse” extends a[...]

The Sound and Music of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

HollywoodNews.com: In this SoundWorks Collection exclusive we talk with Composers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Sound Re-recording Mixer Michael Semanick, and Re-recording Mixer, Sound Designer, and Supervising Sound Editor Ren Klyce. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a 2011 English-language drama/thriller film. It is the second film to be adapted[...]

Paramount confirms a fourth “Paranormal Activity”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Paramount announced that a fourth “Paranormal Activity” is happening, and will reach theaters at some point in 2012, probably in October (like its predecessors). This seems obvious, but it’s still nice to hear the studio confirm it. As EW reports, the low-budget horror franchise “has banked nearly[...]

Tom Cruise is back! Mission: Impossible- Ghost Protocol

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: As is often the case, the last weekend of the year is basically a repeat of last weekend, both in general ranking and numbers, as the holiday weekend tends to keep drops low, if often absent. Mission: Impossible- Ghost Protocol led the pack of major Christmas[...]

The Best of the Best Movies of the Year!

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: This time, it’s the best of the best. Of course ‘best’ is a subjective term, so you might want to consider these my ‘favorites’. Despite what everyone likes to whine about at the end of every year, 2011 was in fact one of the better[...]
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