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"        

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Steven Soderbergh to cry “U.N.C.L.E.” for Warner

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Warner’s “Man from U.N.C.L.E.” might sound a little like Danny Ocean, or Matt Damon’s whistleblowing “Informant.” That’s because Steven Soderbergh, who directed the “Ocean’s” films and Damon’s comedy, is in talks to helm the studio’s long-gestating feature-length take on the classic 1960s television show. THR had the report. Airing[...]

Jessica Alba, Joel McHale are an item in ‘Spy Kids 4’

HollywoodNews.com: Joel McHale will be married to Jessica Alba — in Robert Rodriguez’s “Spy Kids 4,” that is. The host of E!’s “The Soup” will be playing a spy-hunting reporter who is the husband to Alba’s character, the stepmother of his kids. Dimension will be releasing “Spy Kids 4” on August 19.[...]

Kurt Russell to star in Don Handfield’s ‘Touchback’

HollywoodNews.com: Freedom Films named Kurt Russell as the head high-school football coach in Writer/Director Don Handfield’s Touchback, which stars Brian Presley (“Home of the Brave”), Melanie Lynskey as his wife, (“Up in the Air,” “The Informant,” “Sweet Home Alabama”) and Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Christine Lahti as his[...]

Matt Damon’s ‘The Adjustment Bureau’ moves to March 2011

HollywoodNews.com: Universal is moving the release date for the Matt Damon sci-fi thriller “The Adjustment Bureau” again. Originally, the film based on a Philip K. Dick story was expected to roll out in July. Then the studio decided September 17 was prime. In fact, had “Adjustment” bowed[...]

Adam Sandler invited to join The Academy

HollywoodNews.com: Adam Sandler is gearing up for the release of his new film, “Grown Ups,” and has just been announced as one of 135 artists selected to join the Academy. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 135 artists and executives who[...]

Matt Damon spills secrets as ‘The Informant!’

BY SEAN O’CONNELL HollywoodNews.com stays on top of the latest DVD and Blu-ray releases so you know which films are worth your time and money. This week, we recommend: ‘The Informant!’ Matt Damon certainly deserved an Oscar nomination for his work last year. But if we ran the Academy, we would have recognized[...]

Predicting the Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice

BY SEAN O’CONNELL By the end of this weekend, the 2009-10 Oscar race should become a little clearer. Two annual awards show which boast the power of Oscar prognostication – the Broadcast Film Critics Association’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards and the Golden Globes, handed out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association[...]