February 24, 2017
        Final Predictions for the Academy Awards                Just how many Oscars can "La La Land" potentially win?                "Get Out" is a very promising filmmaking debut for Jordan Peele                Film Independent Spirit Award predictions                WGA winners include "Arrival" and "Moonlight"                Penultimate Oscar predictions                2016 films that will stand the test of time                "A Cure for Wellness" is a beautiful looking and haunting mess                Potential upsets to consider for Oscar night                BAFTA spreads the love with its awards                Updated Oscar predictions as February rolls along                "The LEGO Batman Movie" is a surprising delight                VES Awards are dominated by "The Jungle Book"                Where does the race for Best Picture stand?                The Directors Guild of America rewards Damien Chazelle for "La La Land"        

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The 82nd Academy Awards: If I had been a voter

As I mentioned last time out, this series has officially returned. Yes, once again I’m going to be taking a look back at a recent (or now recent-ish) Oscar lineup and explaining what my vote would have been in each of the big eight categories we all follow so intently[...]

Hollywood lost a significant voice – Nora Ephron

Hollywoodnews.com: Hollywood lost a significant voice. Screenwriter/director Nora Ephron, a three-time Oscar nominee, lost her battle with leukemia. She was 71. A prolific writer, Ephron’s first credits stretched back to the 1973 television series “Adam’s Rib.” Ten years after, she struck it big on the silver screen when she collaborated with[...]

Meryl Streep’s third appearance on Lisa Kudrow’s “Web Therapy”

By Greg Hernandez HollywoodNews.com: With the Academy Award nominations set to be announced tomorrow morning, I’m grateful that the great Meryl Streep is getting a year off from being a nominee. Yes, she has two Oscars (for ‘Sophie’s Choice’ and ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’) but she has also lost the award a stunning[...]

Stanley Tucci!

By Greg Hernandez hollywoodnews.com: I am in Palm Springs for a little getaway but will be posting regularly! A reader suggested Stanley Tucci, currently starring with Cher and Christina Aguilera in Burlesque, for Morning Man. It’s already afternoon but I think it’s an excellent idea! Not only is he most handsome, he’s[...]

Amy Adams may be able to pull off the role of Janis Joplin

By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith HollywoodNews.com: No sooner did news break that Amy Adams is going to play Janis Joplin in the long-awaited bio-pic of the drug-bedeviled, bisexual 1960s music icon than the outcry began. Music critics and internet chatterers alike are bewailing the choice of Adams as[...]

Tina Fey, Meryl Streep eye Stanley Tucci’s ‘Mommy & Me’

HollywoodNews.com: Tina Fey is in talks to star with Meryl Streep in Stanley Tucci’s fifth feature as director, “Mommy & Me.” Currently, per the L.A. Times, there aren’t any writers attached and CAA is currently shopping the project to studios, ideally Sony. Tucci is also producing the feature along with his partners[...]

Jane Lynch recalls how she got cast for ‘Julie & Julia’

By Greg Hernandez HollywoodNews.com: When director Nora Ephron was looking for an actress to play the sister of Julia Child (Meryl Streep) in her film “Julie & Julia,” she immediately thought of Jane Lynch. Was it her great comic timing? Her stunning acting resume? Not really. Jane recalled how it all went down during[...]

The Top 10… Tastiest Movie Scenes

By Scott Feinberg HollywoodNews.com: With summer barbecues just around the corner, I thought it might be fun to take a walk down memory lane and identify the 10 most memorable movie scenes involving food. It’s impossible to include everything—it especially pained me to leave off “To Catch a Thief” (1955, with[...]

Tribeca Film Festival: “Murderball” Director’s Feature debut

By Scott Feinberg On Saturday evening, “Monogamy” (video preview) — the feature debut of Dana Adam Shapiro, who won an Oscar for co-directing the great documentary “Murderball” (2005) — premiered at the Borough of Manhattan Community College as part of the ninth annual Tribeca Film Festival. Ironically, it followed a screening[...]

Meryl Streep named an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters

BY GREG HERNANDEZ The movie academy may have passed Meryl Streep over for an Oscar this year but another academy is giving the film legend her proper due. The star of Sophie’s Choice, Doubt, Julie & Julia, The Devil Wears Prada and a slew of other memorable films has been named an[...]
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