All posts tagged "Helen Mirren"

  • Award Profile
    Awards Profile: Trumbo

    One of cinema's greatest screenwriters gets the big screen treatment; can it reap Oscars?

  • Article
    Are There Legitimate Musical/Comedy Contenders for the Golden Globes?

    The 2014 Musical/Comedy races at the Golden Globes look bleak. After one of the best Musical/Comedy fields...

  • Article
    Six Spot #9: Best Actress 2012

    Welcome back to The Six Spot! In case you missed last week’s 2013 Best Actor Six Spot,...

  • News
    Production Begins on the Adaptation of ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’

    Read the Press Release: BURBANK, Calif. (October 9, 2013) – Production has begun in southwest France on “The...

  • Historical Circuit
    Historical Circuit: Gosford Park (2001) – (★★★½)

    As rain pummels the 1932 English countryside, a unique and diverse cast of characters slowly arrives at...

  • Women in Cinema
    Women in Cinema: Female Sexuality and the Biopic

    Who’s having sex and who isn’t in the celebrity world is nothing new, and pointless to report...

  • Trailer/Clips
    New Trailer for ‘Red 2′

    Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, and Mary-Louise Parker are back for the sequel to the action/comedy film, Red. In Red 2, the returning gang will be joined by Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Brian Cox. I think anyone who has seen the first film knows what to expect, and this snippet...

  • Article
    The Golden Globes: Worst Dressed

    Does it every cross your mind what persuaded someone to pick a certain outfit to wear on the red carpet? Over the years I’ve grown to love fashion, and if I had the money to dress better I would, but alas I do not. Although, it’s free to judge our many famous...

  • Oscar Predictions
    Women in Cinema- The “Oscarettes”: Who will be nominated for Best Actress?

    With the Oscar nominations being announced tomorrow morning and all other nominations revealed, it’s that time folks where we all wonder and debate who will be honored with a nomination Oscar morning. This year I find myself struggling to decide which actresses will be nominated for Best Actress in a leading role....

  • Article
    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, their nominees don’t seem as blatant for trying to have the biggest stars in Hollywood join together for a dinner party.  Of course, there are some glaring omissions...

  • Film Reviews
    Snippet Reviews: ‘Hitchcock,’ ‘Killing Them Softly,’ and ‘Any Day Now’

    Sacha Gervasi’s much-anticipated Hitchcock was supposed to deliver a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the Master of Suspense’s masterpiece (Psycho) and its improbable success. Instead, this disaster became an outlandish fantasy around the film’s crazed director (Anthony Hopkins) and the strained relationship with his wife (and uncredited collaborator) Alma Reville (Helen Mirren, in...

  • Article
    Oscar Circuit – Music vs. History

    With two (really one) contender left to be unveiled, this is the most exciting awards race I’ve covered in all my years of Oscar prognosticating.  Every category is competitive and with races like this, anything can happen.  Along with updating the official Oscar Predictions, I’ve updated the major precursors such as the Golden...

  • Film Reviews
    Hitchcock (**)

    One of the more intriguing additions to the slate of Oscar contending films in 2012 is Hitchcock, a quasi-biopic which focuses on the legendary Alfred Hitchcock’s process in creating the most storied horror film of all time, Psycho. With truly little left to be said about Psycho, the idea of a look...

  • Weekend Openings
    Weekend Openings: (11/21-11/23)

    What better way to start off the extended holiday weekend than stranded on with boat with a tiger in the visual and spiritual journey that is Life of Pi?  We can also be thankful for the Rise of the Guardians as they band together against a world-wide threat.  Then, be sure to...

  • Article
    Morning spent with the cast and crew of ‘Hitchcock’

    Press junkets are a strange animal, to say the least. Sometimes they’re a lot of fun, but sometimes they can frankly be a mess. Luckily, late last week I was privy to one of the good ones, a morning in New York City spent in an upscale hotel interview just about everyone...

  • Film Reviews
    Hitchcock (***)

    There’s a lot of different ways that one could approach a biopic of legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock, but director Sacha Gervasi has certainly found a unique one here. ‘Hitchcock’ is a surprisingly whimsical and amusing tale of the director struggling to make ‘Psycho’ as he goes through a rough patch with his...

  • Article
    Oscar Circuit – “Master” of Networking?

    As the awards season is underway, multiple scenarios are playing out in my mind suggesting what can occur for the remainder of the year.  Films like The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Zero Dark Thirty are still sight unseen with Django Unchained and Promised Land about to get their first set of...

  • Film Reviews
    Hitchcock (***½)

    Sacha Gervasi’s Hitchcock is a curious creation. Adapted from Stephen Rebello’s biographical novel, Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, this biopic of “The Master of Suspense” unravels the director’s complex nature through the discourse of popcorn-munching entertainment. Whether Hitchcock sends you into fits of laughter (guilty!) or glues you in by...

  • Article
    Sizing Up: Best Actress

    I’m back once again ladies and gentlemen to do some more Sizing Up! This time around I’m going to be tackling the somewhat slight Best Actress field. For many, this is the worst category of the majors this year and for some the hardest to figure out, especially in terms of a...

  • Article
    Oscar Circuit: “10 Weeks to Go”

    The Oscar race is beginning to formulate itself.  As it stands the Academy Awards have positioned themselves to be the wildest of wild cards of the Oscar season.  Since Oscar ballots are due January 3rd, the nominations will be one of many awards ceremonies coming down like wildfire. The Screen Actors Guild...

  • Poster
    New ‘Hitchcock’ Poster Pays Homage to its Roots

    A new poster has dropped for Sacha Gervasi’s heavily anticipated new film, Hitchcock, which will share the love story between the famous titular director (played by Anthony Hopkins) and his wife Alma Reville (Helen Mirren) during the making of Hitch’s masterpiece. The film is based on the book “Alfred Hitchcock and the...

  • Article
    Oscar Circuit: “If I Had a Magic Lamp…”

    Attempting to keep a pulse on the season has presented some challenges as of late for the 2013 Oscars and its predictions.  It can be argued that we don’t have a front runner in any category despite some films having strong showings at festivals. Best Picture has presented real challenges.  Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln finally...

  • Article
    Battle of the Late Contenders – Hitchcock vs. Promise

    As you all know, this year, like almost every other awards season, we’ve had a few party-crashers looking to shake up the slow march to the Oscar nominations by coming out a few months early. Sometimes they hit, like “Million Dollar Baby,” “Crazy Heart,” or “Slumdog Millionaire” but plenty of the time they wind...

  • Podcasts
    Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 21: Scott Feinberg joins, AMPAS Changes, and Lock vs. Hope

    The Awards Circuit Editor and Staff is joined by the great Scott Feinberg this week in our Awards Circuit Power Hour!  Keeping track and discussing all the possible contenders, we also get into some in-depth discussion along with some segments. Reports from NYFF!  What are some of the standouts thus far and...

  • Article
    ‘Hitchcock’ Joins the Oscar Race!

    Fox Searchlight has announced a November 23rd release date for The Sacha Gervasi-directed film, Hitchcock, starring Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins in the titular role. Hitchcock is adapted by John J. McLaughlin from Stephen Rebello’s book Alfred Hitchcock And The Making Of Psycho. Along with Hopkins stars Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Danny...