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 […]


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 […]


‘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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 Venice Film Festival, and the crews behind the Toronto and New York Film Festival are gearing up to unveil their potential slate of films that may or may not […]

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 pedigree (it won the Tony and the Pulitzer Prize). Today on GMA, the Weinstein Company debuted the trailer giving everyone the first look at the material since […]

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 boasts an all-star cast that includes Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Abigail Breslin, Juliette Lewis, Dermot Mulroney, Chris Cooper, Sam Shepard, and Margo Martindale (love!). You […]