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: James Gunn

Writers Guild of America Announces Nominees

Earlier today, the final guild precursor was revealed, as the Writers Guild of America (or WGA) announced their nominees. It was basically the final big card left to fall before it’s solely up to Academy voters to make up their minds and send in their ballots (the Directors Guild of[...]

“Guardians of the Galaxy”: What’s Up with the 2015 Awards Race

Directed by: James Gunn Written by: James Gunn and Nicole Perlman Main Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel (voice), Bradley Cooper (voice), Dave Bautista, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Benicio del Toro, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, Josh Brolin (voice), and more… Past Oscar relations: Benecio del Toro won[...]

Good Films you missed – 13 Assassins, The Skin I Live In, Tree of Life, Warrior

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com:This is the third of several year-end wrap essays detailing the year in film. This time, it’s about highlighting the good or great films that slipped under the radar somehow. Some got rave reviews and wide releases but stiffed at the box office while some never[...]

Rainn Wilson stomps through “Super” – SXSW

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: James Gunn’s homegrown superhero story is generating buzz ahead of its South By Southwest screening next week. The dark comedy, which premiered at last year’s Toronto film fest, has been compared (favorably) to “Kick-Ass,” and boasts a healthy 71-percent grade on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s going to expand on[...]

Jake Gyllenhaal, Todd Phillips, Ellen Page among celeb SXSW panelists

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The film component of this year’s South By Southwest festival inches ever closer. While we know the films that are playing, we’re just now discovering when each movie plays now that the full schedule is online. Start planning your agenda, film geeks! The SXSW team also revealed[...]

IFC acquires rights to Herzog’s 3-D ‘Cave’

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Werner Herzog is a god to documentary film fanatics. IFC just secured their next altar of worship. The distributor has acquired Herzog’s “Cave of Forgotten Dreams,” a documentary presented in 3-D, no less. The film, which played Toronto earlier this week, takes audiences deep inside the Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc cave[...]

Ellen Page comedy ‘Super,’ Will Ferrell’s ‘Must Go’ among Toronto buy buzz

HollywoodNews.com: The film acquisitions market is warming up at the Toronto International Film Festival. Here’s a rundown of those titles that are generating some buzz: “Super” directed and written by James Gunn (“Scooby-Doo,” “Dawn of the Dead”) about a husband who creates a vigilante alter-ego Crimson Bolt after his wife is seduced[...]