John C. Reilly looks like a late breaking Academy Award player in the Trailer for "Stan & Ollie"                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        

Tag Archives: Michael H. Weber

“Paper Towns”: The latest from top tier scribes Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber

It’s no secret around these parts that I’m a big fan of screenwriting team Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. In fact, I’ve already gone on the record once to say that I think they’re the most underrated writers in the business. Hollywood doesn’t realize what they have in Neustadter[...]

Woody Allen’s “Irrational Man”: Ten Films to look forward to in July

Folks, we’re about to enter the second half of the year. Yes, that’s the month of July, which is only days away. Later this week I’ll run down the best of the first half, but right now I wanted to highlight what you should make a point to see over[...]

The films that will sadly be shut out on Oscar nomination morning

In less than two weeks, the mystery is going to be solved in terms of who and what receive Academy Award nominations (with some mystery going away earlier today with the announcement of the Producers Guild of America nominations, but I’ll chime in on that tomorrow). At the same time,[...]

Cinematic gifts from 2014

With folks all over unwrapping presents today and the year just about over, I wanted to commemorate the time by looking at the gifts that the world of cinema bestowed on us in 2014. What do I mean when I say that? Well, in my eyes, it can mean a[...]

Are we underestimating “The Fault in Our Stars” as an Oscar contender?

Over the weekend, Josh Boone’s The Fault in Our Stars all but swept the 2014 Teen Choice Awards. Now, believe me when I say we shouldn’t put much stock into that particular award show, but considering how few of my colleagues seem to agree with me that the film will[...]

“Unbroken” by Angelina Jolie: Best Adapted Screenplay contender

As you fine folks all must know by now, it’s one thing entirely to read early Academy Award predictions in order to see what pundits like myself think will happen this winter, but it’s a whole separate thing to actually know something about who and what will be in contention.[...]

“The Fault in Our Stars” – Shailene Woodley: Awards Race

Directed by: Josh Boone Written by: Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (based on the novel by John Green) Main Cast: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Willem Dafoe, Mike Birbiglia, and others… Past Oscar relations: Willem Dafoe is a two time Best Supporting Actor nominee, for Platoon and[...]

Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber: the most underrated writers in Hollywood

There are tons of screenwriters in the business that have been unjustly passed over for awards attention before, but few have been as unjustly snubbed in their careers so far as the team of Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber have. They’ve given us two instant classics in (500) Days[...]

WGA Screen Nominees Announced

The Writers Guild of America have announced the nominations for the 2010 Writers Guild Awards on Saturday, February 20, 2010. ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY (500) Days of Summer, Written by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber; Fox Searchlight Avatar, Written by James Cameron; 20th Century Fox The Hangover, Written by Jon Lucas & Scott[...]