Academy Award shortlists revealed in nine categories!                “A Star Is Born” – Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott, and Lady Gaga: Hollywood Film Tribute                Barry Jenkins cements himself as an essential voice with "If Beale Street Could Talk"                "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" is the best animated film of the year                Snubs and surprises mark the Screen Actors Guild nominations as "A Star Is Born" leads the way                2018 Critics Choice nominations led by Yorgos Lanthimos' "The Favourite"                Nicole Kidman: Boy Erased and Destroyer - Hollywood Film Tribute                “Beautiful Boy” – Timothée Chalamet: Hollywood Film Tribute                “First Man” by Damien Chazelle: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy - Hollywood Film Tribute                Natalie Portman shines in the otherwise confounding "Vox Lux"                Golden Globe nominations announced! "Vice" leads the charge!                “Green Book” - Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali: Hollywood Film Tribute                "Mary Queen of Scots" can't live up to its royal lineage                "Ben Is Back" sees father and filmmaker Peter Hedges direct his son Lucas Hedges to a brilliant performance                Hollywood Film Tribute: GLENN CLOSE for her excellent performances        

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[...]