All posts tagged "Christopher Walken"

  • Community
    Community Reactions: What did you think of “Jersey Boys”?

    Directed by: Clint Eastwood Written by: Marshall Brickman (screenplay and musical book) and Rick Elice (screenplay and...

  • Film Reviews
    Jersey Boys (★★½)

    What an interesting turn of events this is. Clint Eastwood has switched gears with his latest outing,...

  • Trailer/Clips
    Check Out the Trailer for Clint Eastwood’s ‘Jersey Boys’

    I know what you’re thinking…Clint Eastwood isn’t exactly the first filmmaker you think of when it comes...

  • Award Profile
    Awards Profile: Jersey Boys

    Directed by: Clint Eastwood Written by: John Logan Cast: John Lloyd Young, Vincent Piazza, Erich Bergen, Michael...

  • Historical Circuit
    Historical Circuit: Annie Hall (1977) (★★★½)

    “I just feel life is divided up between the horrible and the miserable,” says Alvy Singer in...

  • Weekend Openings
    Weekend Openings: (12/14/2012)

    The long-awaited (expected) journey back to Middle Earth finally sets off with the first installment of Peter Jackson’s imminent The Hobbit trilogy (still baffled as to how this turned into a hat-trick).  As Bilbo, Thorin, Gandalf and the rest of the Dwarves make their way to the Lonely Mountain, so too will...

  • Weekend Openings
    Weekend Openings: 11/2/2012

    Forgive the obvious pun, but I’ve got my money on Ralph wrecking his competition at the box office this weekend to cap off a nice week of triumphs for Disney.  Robert Zemeckis is also back at it with the help of a non-animated Denzel Washington.  And perhaps a little stylized kung fu...

  • General
    Oscar Question of the Day – Double Dipping Men

    This year we have several actors in contention for Oscar nominations from the same film.  The Supporting Actress category is typically has no problem nominating two ladies from the film as we saw just recently with Jessica Chastain and eventual Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer from The Help (2011).  This year, the following films...

  • Film Reviews
    Seven Psychopaths (***½)

    Seven Psychopaths is a movie about…well I’m still processing the film and its many interpretations.  On the surface it’s just a black comedy about crazy people acting crazy telling crazy stories. But more than that, Martin McDonagh’s film is an exploration of screenwriting and a bristling take down (send up?) of male dominated...

  • Article
    Lead Actor Overstuffed

    This year’s race for the Academy Award for Best Actor will have no shortage of worthy nominees; in fact I daresay they could nominate five worthy actors right now. However there are still many more performances to be unveiled, work that will end up in the category, work that will not, disappointing...

  • News
    “Stand Up Guys” with Pacino, Walken, and Arkin Get Qualifying Oscar Run

    Another potential Oscar player added to the books ladies and gentleman.  Stand Up Guys starring Academy Award Winners Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, and Alan Arkin are getting an Oscar qualifying run in December as the film is set to open wide January 11.  The film is directed by Fisher Stevens and produced by...

  • Trailer/Clips
    Here’s the Trailer for ‘Seven Psychopaths’!

    If you’re a fan of ‘In Bruges’, then chances are you’ve been looking forward to this for a while now. Martin McDonagh wowed many with his last flick, and now he’s returning to theaters this year with a new film in ‘Seven Psychopaths’, which debuted a Trailer today. Starring Colin Farrell, Sam...

  • Article
    Oscar Circuit: “It’s the time of the season”

    The second half of the year is upon us.  The race is about to heat up with big Oscar hopefuls coming down the pike.  Our John Foote will be in attendance at the Toronto International Film Festival and many films will be unveiling themselves to critics alike.  There is a very unclear...

  • Historical Circuit
    Historical Circuit: Batman Returns (**½)

    Awards Circuit Presents: 30 Days of Batman It’s sort of hard to imagine now, what with The Avengers having demolished seemingly every box office record in existence, but prior to the New Millennium, comic book superhero movies were not the ubiquitous Hollywood staples that they have become today.  In fact, prior to Bryan...

  • Film Reviews
    Rock of Ages (*)

    CRUISE (****) Adam Shankman is not much of a movie director. His last film of any note was Hairspray (2007) which used the gimmick of casting John Travolta as a Jewish mom in the role created by gay legend Harvey Fierstein on Broadway. Hairspray (2007) had its moments, Christopher Walken was terrific...

  • Weekend Openings
    Weekend Openings (June 8-10)

    Oh my, what is this?  One of the most anticipated movies of the year seems to be causing a bit of a stir if the early responses are an indication of what’s to come when everyone sees it (and certainly everyone from Awards Circuit will/has)… That’s right; Ridley Scott’s long awaited sort-of-Alien­-prequel-but-not...

  • Award Profile
    Awards Profile: Seven Psychopaths

    Directed By: Martin McDonagh Written By: Martin McDonagh Cast: Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Abbie Cornish, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken, Olga Kurylenko, Gabourey Sidibe, Kevin Corrigan, Tom Waits, Zeljko Ivanek Synopsis (Courtesy of IMDB): A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster’s...