Tag Archives: Paul Giamatti

“Straight Outta Compton” is making the case for Oscar consideration

During the end of the summer, any surprise critical and financial success story seems to generate Oscar buzz. Frankly, that’s sort of the case whenever an early year or pre awards season release exceeds expectations. This year however, we have an interesting case to study in the biopic Straight Outta[...]

John Cusack and Paul Dano have two of their best roles to date in “Love & Mercy”

One of my all time favorite actors happens to be John Cusack. Over the past decade or so, one of my newer favorites is Paul Dano. As such, the concept of the two of them in a film together pumped me up from the minute that they were cast in[...]

“San Andreas” continues to showcase Dwayne Johnson as a top tier action hero

We have more of almost everything at the movies these days, with one glaring exception: we don’t have nearly as many action heroes as we used to. Sure, there are plenty of action films opening with stars or up and comers in leading roles, saving the day, but very few[...]

Life of Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys in LOVE & MERCY

Behind the fun fun fun of The Beach Boys was the fascinating and genius singer/songwriter Brian Wilson. Love & Mercy presents an unconventional portrait of the iconic Wilson — portrayed by two actors, Paul Dano in the ’60s and John Cusack in the ’80s — and examines his musical brilliance,[...]

Oscars®: Get to know a Best Picture nominee: “12 Years a Slave”

12 Years a Slave Directed by: Steve McQueen Written by: John Ridley Main cast members: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong’o, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Paul Giamatti, Scoot McNairy, and Alfre Woodard Number of Oscar nominations in total: Nine Other nominations besides Best Picture: Best Director (McQueen), Best Actor[...]

Oscars: The Lead Actor race

As the Academy Awards sent out their ballots this past Monday, Oscar Predictions were recently updated, and pundits attempt to wrap their heads around the state of the race, the term “lock” is being thrown around like popcorn. The Lead Actor race, especially stacked with talent has all but[...]

“Rock of Ages” trailer attached to “Sherlock Holmes”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Here’s a legitimate reason to get to the theaters early if you’re planning on seeing Guy Ritchie’s “Sherlock Holmes” sequel, “Game of Shadows.” Warner Bros. plans to attach the first trailer for Adam Shankman’s musical “Rock of Ages,” teasing the picture’s June 1, 2012 release date. Shankman’s[...]

Dan Rather and Tom Brokaw are fans of “Ides of March”

HollywoodNews.com: It was like the old days last night in New York: a big, fancy premiere at the Ziegfeld for George Clooney’s “Ides of March,” followed by a swanky, packed to the gills soiree at the ever so posh Metropolitan Club on Fifth Avenue. I can’t remember a Sony/Columbia release[...]

Jon Hamm on “Mad Men” win

HollywoodNews.com: 2011 Emmys: Leah Sydney reports that the HBO party at the Pacific Design Center “is always the best, classiest, celeb filled of the night. HBO/Time Warner titans Richard Pepler, Jeff Bewkes, Michael Lombardi were all present. Martin Scorsese made an early appearance and left…Kate Winslet as well. Wall to wall[...]

Will Forte added to “Rock of Ages” cast

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Wait, MacGruber is joining the ensemble of “Rock of Ages?” OK, it’s too much to hope that Will Forte’s clueless secret agent will be included in Adam Shankman’s adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, but THR does report that the “Saturday Night Live” comedian has been added[...]
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