Tag Archives: Jennifer Lawrence

“X-Men: First Class” adding Riptide to the villainous mix

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: I seriously hope tickets to Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming “X-Men: First Class” come with official scorecards. How else will we be able to keep up with the number of mutants expected to be on screen? So far, the mutant roster includes James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier; Michael Fassbender[...]

Natalie Portman, “Black Swan” continue to earn raves

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Call off this year’s Best Actress race. Natalie Portman already has won the Oscar for her reportedly searing performance in Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan.” Our apologies to rival contenders like Annette Bening (“The Kids Are All Right”) and Jennifer Lawrence (“Winter’s Bone”). Better luck next year! OK, I’m[...]

The Moments that Mattered: Summer Movies

HollywoodNews.com: We’ll see if my schedule allows me to do a compressive ‘end of summer’ box office wrap-up, but since summer 2010 doesn’t officially end until September 3rd, I figure I’ve got time. But for now, here is a rundown of the various scenes, performances, moments, and miscues that[...]

“X-Men: First Class” cast expands to include Byrne, Platt

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Who isn’t in Matthew Vaughn’s “X-Men: First Class”? Let’s run down the actors we already know will be in the “Kick-Ass” director’s “X-Men” prequel. James McAvoy is playing Prof. Charles Xavier. “Ingourious Basterds” star Michael Fassbender will play his rival, Magneto. Alice Eve has been cast as Emma[...]

“Inception” changes Matthew Vaughn’s approach to “X-Men: First Class”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: We knew Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” — much like James Cameron’s “Avatar” — would be a game changer. We just didn’t realize how quickly it would change the game. It seems that right after director Matthew Vaughn saw Nolan’s mind-bending thriller, he went back to his “X-Men: First Class”[...]

Elisabeth Shue moving into thrilling new “House”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Elisabeth Shue is one of those actresses who we believe should work more than she does. The Academy recognized her talents with a nomination for “Leaving Las Vegas.” She’s going to be in “Piranha 3-D” at the end of August. But to see what Shue can do,[...]

Kevin Bacon tapped to play unnamed baddie in ‘X-Men: First Class’

HollywoodNews.com: Actor Kevin Bacon has become the latest recruit to the Hollywood superhero craze – as an “X-Men” villain. The cult actor has signed up to play an unnamed baddie in the upcoming prequel movie as Brit director Matthew Vaughn fills out his ensemble cast. He will be joined on[...]

ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS PICKS UP “WINTER’S BONE”

Park City, Utah (January 30, 2010): In a deal for one of Sundance’s most critically-acclaimed films, Variety reports that Roadside Attractions has acquired all North American rights to Debra Granik’s Dramatic Competition thriller WINTER’S BONE. Featuring an astonishing, star-making performance from actress Jennifer Lawrence (Jodie Foster’s upcoming Mel Gibson starrer[...]
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