2016 National Board of Review Preview – What Film Starts as the Oscar Frontrunner?

The National Board of Review has the distinct honor of kicking off the precursor season this year. On Tuesday, Nov. 29, they will unveil their favorite films and performances of 2016. In the last six years, their Best Film winner has gone on to a nomination for Oscar’s Best Picture five times (naming “A Most […]

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Oscar Circuit: Following the Box Office to the Best Picture Nomination

Readers and followers on the Awards Circuit social media pages led me to think about the box office and the “follow the money” mentality that plagues Oscar-goers. This, in turn, led me to think about how thin the populist vote will be represented by the Academy Awards this year. At this time of writing, of […]

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Clint Eastwood’s Next Project Could Be Kidnapped Aid Worker Tale ‘Impossible Odds’

Warner Bros. has optioned the rights to Jessica Buchanan and her husband’s memoir, “Impossible Odds.” According to TheWrap, the studio is looking to make the film Clint Eastwood‘s newest project. This would certainly fit the mold of films Eastwood has made of late. His last two films, “Sully” and “American Sniper,” both told true-life stories. […]

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Community Question: What Are Your Favorite Clint Eastwood Movies?

Few actors and actresses can sustain a career for over 50 years, but Clint Eastwood has done just that. He’s the definition of Hollywood royalty, and remains one of its most influential actors and directors. This week, we see the release of Eastwood‘s “Sully,” which stars Tom Hanks and Aaron Eckhart. The film documents the “miracle on the Hudson,” which captured […]

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Telluride Review: ‘Sully’ Sticks the Landing for Eastwood

2016 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: It’s hard to believe it’s been 16 years since Tom Hanks was last nominated for an Academy Award. The two-time Oscar winner’s last nom came for “Castaway” (2000), and all he’s done since is turn out great performances in “Road to Perdition” (2002), “Catch Me If You Can” (2002), “Captain Phillips” (2013) […]

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WATCH: New IMAX Trailer for ‘Sully’ with Tom Hanks Shows Behind-the-Scenes Footage

Tom Hanks, Clint Eastwood and a heroic true story come together to make one of this awards season’s anticipated hopefuls, “Sully.” An IMAX trailer for the film was released today, and it provides a look at some behind-the-scenes footage, as well as interviews with the cast and crew and Captain Sully himself. On January 15, 2009, […]

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OSCAR WATCH: First Trailer for Clint Eastwood’s ‘Sully’ with Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks, Clint Eastwood and a heroic true story come together to make one of this awards season’s more anticipated hopefuls, “Sully.” The first trailer was released yesterday, giving a glimpse at the buzzy film. On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger (Hanks) glided his disabled plane […]

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Sofia Coppola On Board to Direct, Write Remake of Clint Eastwood’s ‘The Beguiled’

Sofia Coppola is lined up to write and direct a remake of “The Beguiled,” which originally starred Clint Eastwood back in 1971. Variety reports that frequent Coppola collaborator Kirsten Dunst is in negotiations to star (Dunst previously appeared in Coppola’s “The Virgin Suicides” and “Marie Antoinette”). Elle Fanning, who starred in Coppola’s “Somewhere,” and Academy […]

2015 Oscars Scenarios #2: The Consecutive Case of Bradley Cooper

As we all know Bradley Cooper has been nominated for his stunning work in Clint Eastwood‘s “American Sniper” in Best Actor.  This marks Cooper’s third consecutive nomination.  He was previously nominated for David O. Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook” and “American Hustle.”  After missing out on Golden Globe, SAG, BFCA, and BAFTA nominations, Cooper muscled his […]