Hollywood Contenders – Looking at Best Original Screenplay hopefuls                Todd Haynes explores the world of children with "Wonderstruck"                MUDBOUND and COCO to be Honored at Hollywood Film Awards                "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" pairs Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman once again                "Wonder Wheel" closes NYFF with a commanding Kate Winslet turn                Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney to Receive Hollywood Supporting Actor and Hollywood Supporting Actress Awards at "Hollywood Film Awards"                Hollywood Contenders – Looking at Best Adapted Screenplay hopefuls                "Breathe" aims to return Andrew Garfield to Oscar contention                Mary J. Blige, Timothée Chalamet and the Cast of "I, Tonya" - Margot Robbie, Allison Janney, Sebastian Stan, Paul Walter Hauser to be honored at the 21st Annual "Hollywood Film Awards."                New Trailer drops for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"                "Goodbye Christopher Robin" reveals the origins of Winnie the Pooh                Hollywood Contenders – Looking at Best Supporting Actress hopefuls                "The Florida Project" is one of the year's best films                Trailer for "Wonder Wheel" showcases one of Woody Allen's most visual efforts to date                “Blade Runner 2049” and “Jigsaw”: Films to see in October        

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[...]