Tag Archives: Tim Blake Nelson

“Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” enlists a top notch Trailer

Late last week, we got a hell of a Trailer for what could be a major Oscar player this year. The film in question? Well, it’s none other than Ang Lee’s upcoming take on Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. I’ve read this book and can vouch for it as a[...]

Michael Fassbender and “Slow West”: Films to look forward to at the Tribeca Film Festival

As you read this, the Tribeca Film Festival will be getting fully underway with Press and Industry Screenings of all their titles. Each year, they offer up something very unique in the world of independent cinema. I’ll be taking in some films at the fest and have seen a handful[...]

“Kill the Messenger”: Jeremy Renner – Official Trailer

Focus Features’ upcoming film, KILL THE MESSENGER. Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner (‘The Bourne Legacy’) leads an all-star cast (Rosemarie DeWitt, Ray Liotta, Tim Blake Nelson, Barry Pepper, Oliver Platt, Michael Sheen, Paz Vega, Michael Kenneth Williams, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Andy Garcia) in a dramatic thriller, based on the[...]

“Detachment” paints a grim picture of public education

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: Most of the ideas in Tony Kaye’s Detachment are not revolutionary, especially not to anyone who has followed the last thirty years of debate regarding the public education system in America (Jonathan Kozel’s many works of nonfiction come to mind). And while the story is told[...]

Adrien Brody attaches himself to Kaye’s “Detachment”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Adrien Brody has accepted the lead in Tony Kaye’s “Detachment,” Which chronicles three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of a substitute teacher. Brody isn’t the only Oscar winner in Kaye’s “class.” He’ll join Marcia Gay Harden[...]

Tim Blake Nelson joining Drew Barrymore on “Whale” ride

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Tim Blake Nelson wants to save the whales. On screen, at least. The actor-director who was last seen sharing the screen with Edward Norton for the obscure “Leaves of Grass,” will join Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski in “Everybody Loves Whales.” No, it’s not a spin-off of the[...]

SXSW: Barely time to breathe

BY SEAN O’CONNELL You could spend an entire day walking Austin’s riverside. Wide hammocks are set up at regular intervals, inviting you to plop down and snooze in the sunlight. More motivated people are pushing kayaks into the water for a row, or renting bicycles that look just like the one[...]

SXSW: Edward Norton delves into ‘Leaves of Grass’

BY SEAN O’CONNELL Edward Norton stars alongside Keri Russell, Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon and … well, Edward Norton in Tim Blake Nelson’s “Leaves of Grass,” a twisty concoction of drug comedy and true-crime dramatics that blows the lid off of the drug-trading practices of Oklahoma’s Jewish community. As if you expected[...]

MacGruber leads SXSW 2010 Features Lineup

BY STAFF The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival is thrilled to announce the complete features lineup for this year’s Festival, March 12 – 20, 2010 in Austin, Texas. Over the course of nine days, 119 features will screen at the festival, with 55 of those having their[...]