WATCH: First Trailer for Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Beguiled’

Focus Features released its first trailer for the highly-anticipated remake of “The Beguiled.” Directed by Oscar winner Sofia Coppola, the film will make its debut at the Cannes Film Festival ahead of its theatrical release scheduled for June. “The Beguiled” stars Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman, as well as Kirsten Dunst, Colin Farrell, and Elle […]


New Blu-ray/DVD Releases (12/20/16) – Miracle on the Hudson

This week, the dramatic version of the Miracle on the Hudson hits Blu-ray/DVD, along with a few other things of note. The Tom Hanks-starring biopic is obviously today’s big ticket item, to say the least. There are other things hitting shelves, but there’s no comparison. Furthermore, it’s worth stating that “Sully” is just a high […]

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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 […]

Weekend Openings: Hero Hanks

Now that we’re in the heart of September, the movies are really starting to get better. In fact, despite quantity being a bit of an issue today, quality certainly isn’t. The main attraction is of course Tom Hanks doing his heroic thing in Clint Eastwood‘s new film “Sully.” Besides that real life heroism, there are […]

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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) […]


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 […]

2016 Awards Profile: ‘Sully’ from Clint Eastwood

Welcome to the 2016 Awards Profiles series, where we talk about high and low-profile films coming to a theater near you at some point this year. We will analyze the potential for these films to be players for the Academy Awards, and while many of these have the potential to be recognized, many will not […]

Tom Hanks is Clint Eastwood’s choice to play Captain Sully for His Next Film

Could the man who played Captain Richard Phillips be our Captain Sully Sullenberger? Well, if reports are to be believed, Tom Hanks is in fact who director Clint Eastwood wants to play Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger in a biopic about the heroic airline pilot. They’re in negotiations right now, but this appears like it will […]

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 […]

2015 Oscar Circuit: Best Film Editing

Our annual look at the individual Oscar categories. If you miss a piece, click on the tag titled Oscar Circuit 2015. You can also see the official Oscar Predictions page for Best Film Editing. Any armchair Oscar follower can tell you the seemingly binary relationship between Best Film Editing and Best Picture. Heck, more films […]

Directors Guild of America Preview – Who Will the DGA Choose?

The Directors Guild of America will announce their nominees tomorrow, adding even more questions to the mix.  AMPAS already turned in their ballots but it’ll be interesting where the group at large makes their choices.  The last time that the DGA weighed in without Oscar seeing it first, we got Kathryn Bigelow and Ben Affleck […]

SAM #5: Best Director and its precursors

Welcome to Stat Awards Monday (or, S.A.M., for short). In this new awards season weekly column for Awards Circuit, I—Sam—will be guiding an investigation of interesting stats currently brewing in the Oscar race. Three weeks ago, in the inaugural S.A.M., I scrutinized the unlikelihood that Best Actor will be populated with ZERO former nominees. And […]

SAM #4: Actresses Turned Producers & Best Picture

Welcome to Stat Awards Monday (or, S.A.M., for short). In this new awards season weekly column for Awards Circuit, I—Sam—will be guiding an investigation of interesting stats currently brewing in the Oscar race. Three weeks ago, in the inaugural S.A.M., I scrutinized the unlikelihood that Best Actor will be populated with ZERO former nominees. And […]

Film Review: American Sniper (★★)

Demonstrating competent war scenes, along with an astounding and near unrecognizable performance from two-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper, Clint Eastwood‘s new film “American Sniper” falters on storytelling and thematic developments.  Continuously going back to the sacrifice that our military men and women make, which is perfectly fine, but beating the audience over the head […]

AFI Fest Film Review #2: American Sniper (★★★)

AFI Film Festival: “I’m not a redneck, I’m from Texas,” Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) says to Taya (Sienna Miller), the woman who would become his wife. Thus sums up Kyle’s attitude about himself and who he is. That he would later be known as The Legend, with more than 160 confirmed enemy kills, never defines him […]

STUDIO CIRCUIT: Did Warner Bros. Send a ‘Sniper’ To Eliminate the Competition?

More FYC sites have launched and the Studio Circuit series ventures on.  Warner Bros. weighed in with a respective slate that includes “The LEGO Movie,” “The Judge,” “Inherent Vice,” “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” and “American Sniper.” Warner Bros. must be walking into the season feeling very confident.  Just last year, with eight […]

New Poster for Clint Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper’ Starring Bradley Cooper

The trailer for Clint Eastwood‘s upcoming film “American Sniper” debuted last week and got many very excited.  Exuding comparisons to Kathryn Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker,” the film could be able to shake up the awards race this year in several categories including that of Best Actor hopeful Bradley Cooper, fresh off his second nomination for […]

First Look at Bradley Cooper in Clint Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper’

For a few years now American Sniper has been a passion project for star Bradley Cooper. Initially a film adaptation that he wanted frequent collaborator David O. Russell to make, Russell eventually moved on from the movie, leading to the best consolation prize in history as Steven Spielberg then took up residence in the director’s […]

Own “Jersey Boys” on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital HD on November 11th

Read the Press Release: Burbank, CA, September 2, 2014 – Based on the Tony Award-winning musical, “Jersey Boys” arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on November 11 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Directed by Oscar® winner Clint Eastwood (“Million Dollar Baby,” “Unforgiven”), “Jersey Boys” is an inspiring drama featuring The Four Seasons’ songs […]

‘American Sniper’ will now open on Christmas Day of 2014

Well, it looks like we can add another potential Oscar contender to this year’s awards season slate. Clint Eastwood‘s American Sniper, which stars Bradley Cooper (also a producer), will now hit theaters in limited release on Christmas Day, before opening wide in January. This is the same strategy that Eastwood used to great effect with […]

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 musical book) Cast: Vincent Piazza, John Lloyd Young, Steve Schirripa, Christopher Walken Synopsis: The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock […]

Jersey Boys (★★½)

What an interesting turn of events this is. Clint Eastwood has switched gears with his latest outing, the Broadway adaptation of Jersey Boys, and in doing so has crafted almost inarguably his most likable film in years. At the same time though, most of the reasons that this musical manages to entertain for the most […]