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Community: What is your favorite Ewan McGregor performance?

With the release of “Our Kind of Traitor” this week, we’re looking at the great career of Ewan McGregor. McGregor came to the public eye in the late 90s with his roles in “Trainspotting,” “Moulin Rouge!” and the “Star Wars” prequel trilogy. Since then, McGregor has bounced around to various projects but has yet to […]

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WATCH: First Trailer for ‘American Pastoral’ from director Ewan McGregor and Lionsgate

In one of the latest updates on the Oscar Prediction pages, I spoke about rumors circling Ewan McGregor‘s directorial debut “American Pastoral“.  The early buzz is HUGE, and we’re always handed a few under-the-radar surprises during the awards season. Case in point, Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight” last year.  The film was looked upon as nothing more […]

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NYFF: ‘Miles Ahead’ is an equally ambitious and flawed biopic

An unconventional musical biopic that works most successfully as a filmmaking calling card for actor turned writer/director Don Cheadle, Miles Ahead is the sort of ambitious, flawed, and just plain odd movie that you often see on the festival circuit. Probably best viewed as more of an indie experiment than an Oscar contender, the New […]

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Danny Boyle is planning to make his next film a ‘Trainspotting’ sequel

Hot off the heels of Danny Boyle‘s upcoming film Steve Jobs premiering to excellent reviews at the Telluride Film Festival as a “work in progress” (ahead of an actual debut soon at the New York Film Festival), news has potentially broken on his next project. Reports have Boyle actually planning to finally make a sequel […]

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‘Jane got a Gun’ Gets Pulled from Relativity Media’s Calendar

It seems like this film just can’t catch a break. After all of the various controversies surrounding Jane Got a Gun, including the last minute departure of filmmaker Lynne Ramsay and the subsequent cast comings and goings, which saw Bradley Cooper, Michael Fassbender, and Jude Law sign on and then drop out (sometimes within a […]

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Awards Profile: Jane Got a Gun

Directed By: Gavin O’Connor Written By: Brian Duffield and Anthony Tambakis (rewrite) Cast: Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Rodrigo Santoro, Joel Edgerton and Noah Emmerich. Synopsis: After her outlaw husband returns home shot and barely alive, Jane reluctantly reaches out to an ex-lover who she hasn’t seen in over 10 years to help her defend her […]

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Under the Circuit: Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor Most Known For: “Star Wars Prequels,” “Moulin Rouge,” “Big Fish” Snubbed For: “Moulin Rouge,” “The Impossible,” “ Beginners” The great tragedy of Ewan McGregor’s career is that few people probably realize how criminal it is that he has yet to receive an Oscar nomination. The reason for that is because in all of […]

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New Trailer for ‘August: Osage County’ Starring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, and Everyone Else

Following the mixed reviews out of Toronto – and the mad scrambling to acquire everything they could at the festival – The Weinstein Company has released a new and improved trailer for John Wells’ August: Osage County. The film is based on Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning  play about the dysfunctional Weston family, who, amid […]

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Gwyneth Paltrow & Ewan McGregor in Talks to Star in ‘Mortdecai’ With Johnny Depp

The casting for Lionsgate’s Mortdecai, directed by David Koepp (Premium Rush), seems to be coming together nicely. The film, based on the three-part series of books by Kyril Bonfiglioli, will star Johnny Depp in the titular role of Charles Mortdecai, an art dealer who is trying to uncover a vault of gold previously owned by the Nazis. It is now being […]

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The Oscar Players at Toronto – Who’s Got the Keys to the Steamroller?

After the Toronto Film Festival released their lineup yesterday, heads were spinning with the amount of possible Oscar contenders that will be playing at the festival in September.  In past years, they got their hands on films that kicked off a steamroller all the way to the Oscar ceremony.  Films like American Beauty (1999) and […]