"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"                Black Panther, Incredibles 2 to Receive Hollywood Film Awards                "Boy Erased" has Joel Edgerton stretching himself as a prestige filmmaker        

Tag Archives: Heist films

Jerry Weintraub – Goodbye Good Friend

“If there’s one piece of advice I can give to young people… it’s this: persist, push, hang on, keep going, never give up. When the man say no, pretend you can’t hear him. Look confused, stammer, say, “Huh?” Persistence-it’s a cliché, but it happens to work. The person who makes it[...]

Al Pacino’s Top Ten performances to date

More or less ever since winning an Oscar for Best Actor in Scent of a Woman, Al Pacino has seen less than his fair share of top notch roles. Luckily though, that drought ends this week with David Gordon Green’s Manglehorn, which features Pacino doing easily his best work in[...]

Spotlight on the Stars: Brad Pitt

For this week’s spotlight piece, I wanted to take a look at one of Hollywood’s absolute bigger stars. He’s about as A-list as the A-list gets…the name? Well, Brad Pitt of course. Not only is he a movie star with all capital letters (MOVIE STAR!) and a top tier celebrity,[...]

Is Quentin Tarantino Out of Touch?

By Michael Russnow Last Thursday, I looked forward to watching Craig Ferguson’s interview with Quentin Tarantino on CBS’s The Late Late Show, because I mostly enjoy the quirky director and particularly liked his latest film Django Unchained. Yes, his films are fraught with violence, but the dialogue exchanges and story twists are[...]

Mark Wahlberg’s “Contraband” – Security guards are people too!

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: As a whole, Contraband is a pretty unremarkable would-be thriller. There is almost no real action, and much of the middle act is a series of monotonous scenes of Kate Beckinsale being threatened and/or beaten by Giovanni Ribisi. While Ribisi’s character felt the need to[...]

This Week in Movies by Pete Hammond – George Clooney, ‘Moneyball’

By Pete Hammond hollywoodnews.com:At a recent event I was at for the Telluride Film Festival just under two weeks ago I had a brief conversation with George Clooney about his good friend, former partner and sometimes-director Steven Soderbergh. Clooney had just dropped out of Warners The Man From U.N.C.L.E. reboot that[...]

Bruce Willis finds director for fifth “Die Hard” film

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: A fifth “Die Hard” moved from rumor to reality with the move to hire John Moore as the sequel’s director. A mainstay at 20tht Century Fox, Moore has helmed such action films as “Behind Enemy Lines,” “Max Payne” and “Flight of the Phoenix,” as well as the[...]

Fifth “Die Hard” fast-tracked at Fox

By Adam Frazier Hollywoodnews.com: Twentieth Century Fox is fast-tracking “Die Hard 5,” even though its director, Noam Murro (“Smart People”), left the project after he got the job helming “300: Battle Of Artemisia” for Warner Bros. The studio has come up with a short list of directors who will potentially direct[...]

“Die Hard” sequel nabs director, but who will Bruce Willis face?

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: News recently circulated that Bruce Willis was taking a hands-on role in the development of a fifth “Die Hard” film, and wanted Swedish director Daniel Espinosa to helm the sequel. This morning, half of that equation came to fruition. “Die Hard 5” (which will have a better title than[...]

Bruce Willis filming fifth “Die Hard” in Puerto Rico?

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Yippee kai yay, mother … well, you get the idea. A fifth “Die Hard” film has been rumored for some time now, with Bruce Willis going so far as to admit during interviews for “Red” that he’s excited about jumping back into the role of super-cop John McClane[...]
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