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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...

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Historical Circuit: Velvet Goldmine (★★★)

My knowledge of director Todd Haynes was nil in 2004 when I sat down to watch Velvet Goldmine for the first time, and my reasons for watching the movie in the first...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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2014 Oscar Predictions – Lucky Seven Performances To Look Forward To

We’re ankle-deep in the summer.  There are lots to look forward to on the horizon.  Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity was announced as the opening film for the...

Oscar Circuit – Supporting Actor Contenders from the Same Film

Best Supporting Actor is a category that is completely up in the air until nearly all the contenders are seen.  It’s hard to tell who will be a cameo appearance...

Watch the first trailer for Weinstein Oscar contender ‘August: Osage County’

August: Osage County is one of the most anticipated films of the Oscar season given it’s ensemble cast led by Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts and award winning...

Misery Loves Family: First ‘August: Osage County’ Poster

The first poster has dropped for The Weinstein Company’s latest Oscar hopeful, August: Osage County. The film is directed by John Wells (The Company Men), and...

First reactions to ‘August: Osage County’ arrive!

Harvey must have known that we were doing an Awards Profile about his crown jewel August: Osage County yesterday so he went and had a test screening last night! The joys...

Awards Profile: August: Osage County

Directed By: John Wells Written By: Tracy Letts Cast: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Margo Martindale, Sam Shepard, Chris Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ewan McGregor,...

Oscar Circuit – 2014 Films and Minority Contenders

It’s March!  We get started right away and over the past few weeks after the Oscar ceremony, I took some brief stabs at some categories.  Those have been...

Jack The Giant Slayer (**)

I wish I could summon up more enthusiasm for Jack the Giant Slayer because it’s not a terrible film. There’s plenty of adventure, fun action, and good actors...

Weekend Openings: (12/19-12/21)

Having emerged as somewhat of the frontrunner in the awards race in recent weeks, Zero Dark Thirty opens to special limited engagements this week before nationwide...

Analysis of the Golden Globe Nominations

The stars have aligned for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.  They announced their nominations for the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards.  For the first time,...

‘The Impossible’ Featurette – “True Story”

Since I’ve seen J.A. Bayona’s The Impossible from Summit Entertainment a few weeks back, I’ve continued to champion the film along with the powerful...

Two Lead Contenders on Lionsgate Awards Plate

When the Lionsgate Awards site went LIVE today and listed their slate of contenders involving Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Fisher Stevens’...

AFI Fest: “Guardians” entertains but it’s “The Impossible” that is most Heroic

Rise of the Guardians (***) Heroes are created by you and me, but for them to survive they require unwavering faith from us all. That is the underlying message in...

Bryan Singer’s Jack and the Beanstalk Adaptation Gets New Title, Release Date

  One of the latest fairy tales to receive a film adaptation, Bryan Singer’s version of Jack and the Beanstalk, has a newly confirmed title and release...

The Impossible (***½)

A film that captures real life the way J.A. Bayona captures it in his newest film The Impossible is a rare occurrence in filmmaking.  Not only does he pay...

Ewan McGregor joins Meryl Streep & Julia Roberts in “August: Osage County”

If Juan Antonio Bayona’s The Impossible doesn’t work out for Ewan McGregor, the Weinstein Company announced today that McGregor will be joining Academy Award...

TIFF: Pleasant “Tiki,” Sarandon steals “Company,” and Watts isn’t enough for “Impossible”

KON TIKI (***)…When I was 12 my grandparents gave me the book about Thor Heyerdahl, a 20th century photographer and ethnographer who in 1947 set out on an...

Trailer Released for “The Impossible”

Details about the trailer and the film are listed below: Summit Entertainment has released the theatrical trailer for THE IMPOSSIBLE, which can be viewed below.  Based...