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: Kirk Honeycutt

“The Imitation Game” – the movie to see this weekend

Happy Thanksgiving! “So ‘The Imitation Game’ is a wartime thriller and relationship film wrapped up in a character study of a brilliant scientist. Cumberbatch is thrilling to watch; you sense the joy he must get out of his acting especially when in such a juicy role,” says movie reviewer, Kirk Honeycutt To[...]

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[...]

Hollywood Movie Roundup: Five films go to war with ‘Expendables’

HollywoodNews.com: As the summer movie season begins to fade, a blitzkrieg of films are being dumped at theaters, but box office gurus believe that “The Expendables” will hold at No. 1 with $15 -$17 million. Through Thursday, the Sylvester Stallone actioner has collected a nice bounty of $48.4[...]

“Scott Pilgrim” wins over our critic, sharply divides others

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: In the battle of Sean O’Connell vs. My “Scott Pilgrim” review, a busy workload is making sure the latter defeats the former. I tried to carve enough time out of an unusually busy work week to put “Scott Pilgrim” thoughts on paper. But interviews, screenings, and a week-long[...]

Hollywood Movie Roundup: ‘Schmucks’ looks to kick ‘Inception’ auds awake

HollywoodNews.com: Three films are attempting to stir moviegoers to the fact that there are other films at the multiplex other than the blockbuster “Inception.” Paramount bows Jay Roach’s “Dinner for Schmucks” starring Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and Zach Galifianakis – a much needed comedy in a summer that has only touted[...]

Leonardo DiCaprio’s ‘Inception’ sets the bar high

HollywoodNews.com: Leonardo DiCaprio’s latest film, “Inception,” doesn’t hit theaters until July 16th, but the critics have finally shared their thoughts. Christopher Nolan’s (“The Dark Knight”) latest film delves into the complex world of the subconscious mind and introduces audiences to elements of dreams that they never knew existed. This dark[...]

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[...]

“Iron Man 2” reviews hit Web … 11 days before movie opens

So much for press embargoes that are supposed to prevent media outlets from reviewing movies before a film opens. This morning, several movie sites and trade publications posted their “Iron Man 2” reviews. The premiere was held in Los Angeles last night, with stars Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson and others[...]

Bridges makes “Crazy Heart”

“Crazy Heart” featuring Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal takes place in beautiful New Mexico and displays artful performances that make the movie worthwhile seeing. Below what the critics are saying: Variety’s Todd McCarthy said, “Like a relaxed country tune, Cooper’s direction is amiable but a tad leisurely; the tyro helmer[...]