Tag Archives: Allison Janney

“The Girl on the Train” hopes to transport Emily Blunt to the Oscar race

Adaptations of pulpy novels got a dose of class a few years back when David Fincher made Gone Girl. Now, it’s sort of becoming the rage. This week, we have a film clearly indebted to that one in The Girl on the Train. It wants to go where that one[...]

Melissa McCarthy cements herself as a member of the comedy A-list with “Spy”

Ever since she burst on the scene in an instantly iconic way with her Academy Award nominated supporting turn in Bridesmaids, I’ve felt that most filmmakers haven’t known how to use Melissa McCarthy properly. Some do, but the vast majority don’t, with a notable exception being none other than Paul[...]

“The Help” reboots Oscar campaign with DVD, Blu-ray release – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: In honor of Tate Taylor’s “The Help” reaching DVD and Blu-ray today, we’re revisiting the summer blockbuster and examining the extras that are exclusive to the discs. Deleted scenes and a “Making of” featurette await those who pick up Disney’s release. In addition, Mary J. Blige includes[...]

‘The Help’ Cast to be Honored at the Hollywood Film Awards

HollywoodNews.com: Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Chris Lowell, Ahna O’Reilly, Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone, Sissy Spacek, Mary Steenburgen, Cicely Tyson and Mike Vogel to be honored at the Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony. The 15th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Film Awards, presented by Starz Entertainment, are pleased[...]

Emma Stone’s “The Help” gets official poster

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Days after we brought you the first trailer for Disney’s adaptation of the best-selling novel “The Help,” we’re pleased to be able to provide the movie’s one sheet. It is posted below. Tate Taylor will direct the film, which stars Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, Viola Davis, Allison[...]

‘Juno’s’ Allison Janney to star in ‘The Help’

HollywoodNews.com: You may recall Allison Janney as Juno’s stepmom in “Juno,” or from her seven years on the hit TV show “The West Wing.” However, now she’s going to be making her way back onto the big screen. The Emmy-winning actress has just landed a role as Charlotte Phelan, the mother[...]

Paul Rudd to star in “My Idiot Brother”

HollywoodNews.com: Anthony Bregman of Likely Story and Peter Saraf and Marc Turtletaub of Big Beach announced that Paul Rudd has signed on to star in “My Idiot Brother,” a comedy about family and the sacrifices it takes to deal with them. Based on a screenplay by Evgenia Peretz and David[...]