"Can You Ever Forgive Me?" deliciously pairs Richard E. Grant with Melissa McCarthy                "22 July" sees Paul Greengrass effectively depict another tragic historical event                Timothée Chalamet and Rachel Weisz to be Honored at Hollywood Film Awards                Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet are gunning for awards with "Beautiful Boy"                "Bad Times At The El Royale" is overstuffed yet pulpy fun from Drew Goddard                87 films will contend for Best Foreign Language Feature this year                "First Man" is another stunning achievement for Damien Chazelle and Ryan Gosling                Updated Academy Award predictions for early October                Bradley Cooper makes a stunning directorial debut with the Oscar frontrunner "A Star Is Born"                Trailer for 'Vice' reveals Adam McKay's biopic of Dick Cheney                Taking a look at potential Best Original Screenplay contenders                Nicole Kidman to Receive Hollywood Film Award                “First Man” and “A Star Is Born”: Films to see in October                Taking a look at potential Best Adapted Screenplay contenders                Could we be seeing a rematch of Damien Chazelle vs Barry Jenkins this year?        

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Leonardo DiCaprio: Looking at potential Best Actor contenders

Folks, as you all know from last year as well as my articles again so far this year, it’s one thing to read early Academy Award predictions at this point in the year in order to see what folks like myself think will happen six or so months from now,[...]

“The Hobbit” trailer promises wizards, magic and a precious ring

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: You shall not pass … before watching the first official trailer for Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” which finally made its way to the Internet late Tuesday night. We have it for you below in glorious HD. “Bilbo Baggins. I’m looking for someone to share in[...]

Liv Tyler updates her “Hobbit” involvement

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: With so many original “Lord of the Rings” cast members returning to the fold for Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” – from Sir Ian McKellen and Orlando Bloom to Elijah Wood and the lovely Cate Blanchett – some might be wondering what happened to Liv Tyler … especially with[...]

Peter Jackson launches “Hobbit” video diary

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Now that Peter Jackson’s buckling down and settling in as the director of back-to-back “The Hobbit” productions – after a long, long wait – it appears he’s ready to give fans of Tolkien and the entire Shire something they really haven’t had before. Access. Sir Ian McKellen has been[...]

Peter Jackson begins “Hobbit” filming today

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: After months – nay, years – of pre-production, Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” finally begins filming today. The 3D project, which will be divided into two films, will “start filming at Wellington’s Stone Street Studios, one of two confirmed locations,” according to the New Zealand Herald. The production’s delays are[...]

“The Hobbit” set reports from Sir Ian

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: “The Hobbit” fanatics wanting up-to-the-minute updates from Peter Jackson’s film set might want to bookmark Sir Ian McKellen’s Web site. He has better updates than the Hollywood trades! McKellen posted an update from New Zealand saying, “I’ve seen Bilbo – in three dimensions.” From McKellen’s site: I was visiting old[...]

Ian McKellen comments on “Hobbit,” reveals start date

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: It wasn’t exactly “breaking” news, as “Lord of the Rings” fans no doubt anticipated official announcements long before they came in – but we found out recently that “Rings” veterans Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis will join Peter Jackson as he toils away on a two-part “Hobbit”[...]

Sir Ian McKellen on the prominence of anti-gay bullying

By Greg Hernandez HollywoodNews.com: Nice to see Sir Ian McKellen continuing to work to educate people about homophobic bullying in schools. The ‘Lord of the Rings,’ ‘X-Men’ and ‘Gods and Monsters’ star visited a Harrogate’s Rossett School in the UK in an event organized by Stonewall’s Education Champions Program which helps schools[...]

Ian McKellen on being gay and happy with it in Hollywood

By Greg Hernandez HollywoodNews.com: Ian McKellan was 49 when he came out publicly as a gay man and has since enjoyed the most successful phase of his acting career. He’s been a part of two huge blockbuster franchises: ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘X-Men,’ earned two Academy Award nominations (for ‘Gods[...]

“Hobbit” adds two more actors, yet Sir Ian McKellen remains unsigned

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Cast members continue to be added to Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” production while one key player has yet to enter into a contract. Before we get to the absentee star, let’s touch on those we know will be part of “The Hobbit” when it reaches theaters in 2012. Jackson[...]
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