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

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

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

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 […]

Clint Eastwood’s next film will be about Captain “Sully” Sullenberger and the ‘Miracle on the Hudson’

Clint Eastwood’s next film will be about Captain “Sully” Sullenberger and the ‘Miracle on the Hudson’

Even if Clint Eastwood is far from a consistent filmmaker in my eyes, quality wise, I’m always intrigued by his choices. He’s riding high on the huge success of American Sniper, so reports now having him signing on to direct a biopic of hero pilot Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger have me wondering what he has […]

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

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 […]

Oscars 2015: Directors Guild of America Set to Offer More Questions to a Wide Open Race

Oscars 2015: Directors Guild of America Set to Offer More Questions to a Wide Open Race

We are in the beginning moments of the final stretch of the Oscar season.  The final voting process begins on Friday at 8:00 am PT.  As soon as voting opens, the Directors Guild of America will bestow their trophy on the winners Friday evening.  Then, on Sunday evening, BAFTA becomes the last televised stop while […]

2015 Oscar Circuit: Best Film Editing

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?

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

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

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 (★★)

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 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 […]

AFI Fest Film Review: American Sniper (★★½)

AFI Fest Film Review: American Sniper (★★½)

AFI Film Festival: That quiet stillness you hear in the air during the AFI Fest could have been during one of the tense pauses during sniper battles, but I’d prefer to think of the stillness as movie fans anxiously waiting to see what Clint Eastwood would have in store. After all the director has been […]

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

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 […]

International Poster for ‘American Sniper’ with Bradley Cooper

International Poster for ‘American Sniper’ with Bradley Cooper

International poster for Clint Eastwood’s anticipated “American Sniper.”  Me likey a lot. Thanks IMP Awards.

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