Tag Archives: John Ortiz

“The Finest Hours” offers up an early year theatrical surprise

As I’ve mentioned more than once here, January is not known for being an especially strong month for movies. At the same time, recent years have offered up a few more intriguing things than usual, with this weekend being just the latest example with Disney’s release of The Finest Hours.[...]

“Steve Jobs” continues to impress on the festival circuit and make its case to Oscar

Over the weekend, I was lucky enough to be at the New York Film Festival for the Centerpiece screening of Danny Boyle’s biopic Steve Jobs. The movie was initially going to be a World Premiere at NYFF, and technically that was the case, but an “unfinished” version screened at the[...]

“Steve Jobs” takes the Centerpiece slot at the New York Film Festival this year

Hot on the heels of the New York Film Festival announcing Don Cheadle’s Miles Ahead as its Closing Night Selection (to go along with Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk as its Opening Night pick), we now know what the Centerpiece will be, and it’s a big one. Despite some buzz about[...]

TIFF ’10: Philip Seymour Hoffman’s “Jack Goes Boating”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: We’re officially one week away from the 35th Toronto International Film Festival, and we still have so much left to discuss in our “Road to Toronto” feature. The fest kicks off on Sept. 9, and HollywoodNews.com will be on the ground bringing you reviews, interviews, and a clearer[...]

‘The Hurt Locker’s’ Mark Boal to participate in Campus MovieFest

HollywoodNews.com: “The Hurt Locker’s” Mark Boal is having a great year. Not only did his film win the Academy Award, but it’s picked up a handful of other awards as well. Now the writer/producer will be one of many participants at the 2010 Campus MovieFest (CMF) International Grand Finale. CMF[...]

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[...]

Dustin Hoffman tries “Luck” for HBO

Dustin Hoffman will star in “Luck,” an HBO program scripted by David Milch and executive produced by Michael Mann that centers on eccentric gamblers who work the horse-racing circuit. According to Variety, Hoffman will portray “a man in his late 60s just released from four years in prison who’s autodidactic, intelligent,[...]