Brie Larson saves the day in the First Trailer for "Captain Marvel"                The Toronto International Film Festival boosts "Green Book" with its Top Prize                Updated Academy Award predictions for early September                "White Boy Rick" is a compelling character study and period piece                Taking a look at potential Best Supporting Actress contenders                Shane Black gives "The Predator" his signature clever spin                Venice Film Festival award winners include "The Favourite" and "Roma"                Taking a look at potential Best Supporting Actor contenders                Watch out for Ben Foster in Best Supporting Actor for "Leave No Trace"                "The Favourite" releases a new Trailer to build off of its positive festival buzz                "All About Nina" and "Fahrenheit 11/9": Films to look forward to in September                Trailer for "The Front Runner" and Buzz from Telluride suggest another Oscar player for Jason Reitman                Taking a look at potential Best Actress contenders                "First Man" launches a New Trailer after a soaring debut at the Venice Film Festival                A late August update to Academy Award predictions        

Tag Archives: Justin Chang

Awards Season Roundup: “Love and Other Drugs” opens AFI Fest

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: HollywoodNews.com’s Awards Season Roundup collects insights from around the Internet on films that are running in the Oscar race. Ed Zwick’s “Love and Other Drugs” kicked off the AFI Fest last night. Variety’s Justin Chang has panned it. HitFIx’s Drew McWeeny praised it. I’m with Chang. The picture[...]

Hollywood Movie Roundup: ‘Jackass 3D,’ ‘Red’ duke it out

HollywoodNews.com: Box office bean counters are foreseeing another faceoff at the box office between Paramount’s MTV eight-year old franchise “Jackass 3D” and Summit Entertainment’s comic book shoot ‘em up “Red” starring Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman and John Malkovich. “Jackass” is predicted to bring in about $30 million, while “Red”[...]

“Social Network” called “probably” the year’s best movie by top critic

By Sean O’Connell The main question seems to be, “When will Armond White post his negative ‘Social Network’ review?” It’s bound to happen. That’s what White does when movies earn across-the-board raves like David Fincher’s Facebook drama. Though the film doesn’t open until Oct. 1, critics have been getting early looks and reacting[...]

Awards Season Roundup: Better nods for ‘Hereafter,’ but ‘Trust’ is slammed

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: HollywoodNews.com’s Awards Season Roundup collects insights from around the Internet on films that are running in the Oscar race. After an initial barrage of negative reactions, a few positive reviews have landed for Clint Eastwood’s “Hereafter,” which had its world premiere in Toronto last night. Roger Ebert’s take[...]

Venice Film Festival award season chatter

HollywoodNews.com: Here’s a rundown of what’s clicking at the Venice Film Festival as potential award season contenders. The Black Swan directed by Darren Aronofsky Most critics and bloggers are intrigued by this film. Variety’s Justin Chang pointedly exclaims on Twitter: “In the battle of opening-night films: Venice 1, Cannes 0.” Guy Lodge[...]

Schnabel’s “Miral” doesn’t impress Venice critics

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Lost in the buzz over “Black Swan” was reaction to “Miral,” director Julian Schnabel’s follow-up to his acclaimed “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” and another high-profile drama to world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. Perhaps that’s because the response to “Miral” was a little less enthusiastic[...]

Hollywood Movie Roundup: Buckle up for ‘Inception’

HollywoodNews.com: INCEPTION Finally, the wait is over. Warner Bros.’ Leonardo DiCaprio headliner “Inception” directed by “Dark Knight’s” Christopher Nolan finally unspools in over 3,800 locations. “Inception” follows Dom Cobb (DiCaprio) a master thief at stealing others’ dreams and a pivotal player in the world of corporate espionage. While he has[...]

Tom Cruise New Film: So-So Reviews, Sold Out Sneak Preview

By Roger Friedman hollywoodnews.com: The Tom Cruise movie “Knight and Day”–his first real big budget action flick in four years–may be an accident waiting to happen. Reviews from the two main trade papers, The Hollywood Reporter and Variety, are not good. The estimable Kirk Honeycutt writes in the Reporter: …”laziness permeates the film[...]