Annapurna to Produce and Distribute Jacques Audiard’s ‘The Sisters Brothers’

Read the Press Release: Los Angeles, CA (May 19, 2017) – Annapurna will co-produce and co-finance award-winning filmmaker Jacques Audiard’s THE SISTERS BROTHERS, it was announced today. The company also holds the domestic distribution rights for the film. Why Not Productions will co-produce and co-finance the film alongside Annapurna with Page 114 also on board […]

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Ralph Fiennes, Hugh Laurie Join ‘Holmes and Watson’ With Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly

Ralph Fiennes and Hugh Laurie are on the case. The Hollywood Reporter reports that the two will join Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly for their latest comedy, “Holmes and Watson.” The film is a comedic take on the classic mystery stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Ferrell and Reilly, who previously worked together on the comedies “Talladega […]

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WATCH: New Trailer for Illumination Entertainment’s ‘Sing’

llumination Entertainment has released the latest trailer to their upcoming animated musical film, “Sing.” Garth Jennings (“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”) directed the film, which boasts a stacked cast. Stars such as Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Nick Kroll, Jennifer Saunders, Peter Serafinowicz, Leslie Jones, Jay Pharoah, Nick […]

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Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly to Tackle ‘Holmes and Watson’

  Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are teaming up again for their latest comedy, “Holmes and Watson.” The film is a comedic take on the classic mystery stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Ferrell and Reilly, who previously worked together on the comedies “Talladega Nights” and “Step Brothers,” will be playing Sherlock Holmes and […]

Disney Confirms Sequel to ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ In the Works

  “Wreck-It Ralph” is getting a sequel, Disney announced this morning via Facebook Live. Rich Moore, Phil Johnston and John C. Reilly teamed up to announce the news. Moore and Johnston will share directing duties this time around. Moore directed the first film based on a screenplay by Johnston and Jennifer Lee (“Frozen”). Reilly will […]

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WATCH: New Official Trailer for ‘Sing’ with Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon

  Illumination Entertainment, the folks who created “Despicable Me” and “Minions,” have released the latest trailer to their upcoming animated musical film, “Sing.” The film, which boasts a very impressive cast, is directed by Garth Jennings (“Son of Rambow,” “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”). Stars such as Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett […]

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WATCH: New U.S. Official Trailer for “Tale of Tales” with Salma Hayek and John C. Reilly

The U.S. trailer to Matteo Garrone’s “Tale of Tales” bowed today, just shy of a year since its mixed debut at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. The fantasy film features an incredible star-studded cast, as well as stunning visuals and a fantastical story. Salma Hayek, John C. Reilly, Vincent Cassel, Shirley Henderson, Stacy Martin and […]

Film Review: Entertainment (★★½)

You can’t deny that filmmaker Rick Alverson is setting out to make movies that no one else is making right now. After The Comedy a few years back, you’d expect nothing less, in fact. Well, Alverson has doubled down on his singular cinematic vision with Entertainment, another ironically named indie comedy that will make you fairly […]

AFI Fest Film Review: The Lobster (★★★)

The general consensus about “The Lobster” seems to be that you either love it or hate it, but I find myself firmly in the middle. There’s a lot to like about this weird film from Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, but also a lot of frustration. Set in a dystopian world that looks vaguely like our time, […]

NYFF Film Review: The Lobster (★★★★)

It took some time to let Yorgos Lanthimos‘ new film “The Lobster” settle into my mind.  On the surface is a dark comedy, full of rich images, and staggering performances from its principal cast.  Deeper lays one of the most original and heart wrenching stories on modern relationships, likely the best seen in film since […]

Snippet Reviews: ‘Flight’ and ‘Wreck-It Ralph’

For someone who has a tremendous fear of flying, I can say that the opening act of Robert Zemeckis’ Flight is one of the most terrifying film experiences I’ve had in years, as Denzel Washington flies a malfunctioning plane completely inverted in an attempt to save the lives on board his craft. From here, the film […]

‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Press Day Roundtables

A few weeks back, I was fortunate enough to attend the press junket for Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph. As I’m sure you’re aware, I absolutely love this nostalgia-driven feature, and it was an even greater joy sitting down and meeting with the talented cast and crew behind Disney’s latest animated treat. John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman […]

Weekend Openings: 11/2/2012

Forgive the obvious pun, but I’ve got my money on Ralph wrecking his competition at the box office this weekend to cap off a nice week of triumphs for Disney.  Robert Zemeckis is also back at it with the help of a non-animated Denzel Washington.  And perhaps a little stylized kung fu from a hip-hop […]

Wreck-It Ralph (***½)

In true topsy-turvy form, where this summer’s Brave is a Pixar film with Disney sensibilities, Wreck-It Ralph is a Disney film in name only. From its intimate characterizations, right on down to its all-ages accessibility, everything about this wholly unique video game adventure feels so wonderfully Pixar-esque! This is due in large part to the […]

The Dictator (**½)

I laughed at ‘The Dictator’ more than I’d care to admit. More a stretched out Saturday Night Live sketch or Adam Sandler high concept comedy than anything that star/co-writer Sacha Baron Cohen and director Larry Charles have tackled before, this is far from a good movie, but it does manage to be a reasonably entertaining […]

Awards Profile: ‘The Dictator’

Directed By: Larry Charles Written By: Sacha Baron Cohen, Alec Berg, David Mandel, Jeff Schaffer Cast: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, John C. Reilly Synopsis (From IMDB): The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed. Why It […]

The Staff Unveils their Final Oscar Predictions

The Academy Awards will be revealing their nominations on Tuesday morning and we here are gearing up for the big announcement. We will be LIVE Blogging the morning of beginning at 8:15am ET and going on until about 9:00am. The Staff of the Awards Circuit consisting of Anna Belickis, Joseph Braverman, John H. Foote, Robert […]

Carnage (**½)

A violent act on a playground between two middle school boys is all that’s needed to launch into Carnage, the cinematic adaptation of a Tony Award winning play about two sets of parents who are brought together to work through a situation their children have forced them into. Directed by Oscar-winner Roman Polanski, Carnage is […]

Year-In-Review: Editor’s Specialty Awards

The Year-In-Review continues with some non-traditional citations on certain films and performances that did or did not make head way in 2011. What are your choices for “Limited Performance” of the year? or Most Underrated Film? or share what you thought about the Year-in-TV as I dish out my favorites in Television Drama and Comedies. […]

Circuit Consideration: Lynne Ramsay for “We Need to Talk About Kevin”

For Your Consideration: Best Achievement in Directing Film: “We Need to Talk About Kevin” Director: Lynne Ramsay Writer: Lynne Ramsay & Rory Kinnear Realistic Nominations: Best Actress (Tilda Swinton) Oscar Scene: Kevin’s bow (after the massacre). Few women find themselves in Oscar’s conversation for Best Director. Most recently we saw Kathryn Bigelow win her much […]

Carnage (***)

Roman Polanski has created some of the most heart-wrenching and prolific films of the past four decades.  In his newest film, Carnage, Polanski examines two couples as they discuss an altercation between their two children all in real time.  Alan (Christoph Waltz) and Nancy (Kate Winslet), married with their son, have a hard time communicating […]

Massive Oscar Tracker Update!

With the recent announcements of Keira Knightley from David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method being campaigned in the Lead Actress category and every actor from Roman Polanski’s Carnage being campaigned in the Supporting categories by Sony Pictures Classics, the Awards Circuit’s Oscar Tracker has been updated. What do these announcement’s mean awards-wise?  Knightley is going to […]

We Need to Talk About Kevin (***)

If you were to ask me about my thoughts on ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin’ directly after seeing it back in September, I would have said that it was one of the biggest disappointments of 2011 (besides ‘The Tree of Life’ and ‘Attack the Block’) for me. Stewing over it some more, I’ve come […]

Trailer: “Carnage”

A new trailer for Roman Polanski’s Carnage has hit the web. The reviews that have been shared have been positive but no one really seems to be calling it one of the frontrunners. Relationship dramas have had a hard time getting in with Oscar the past few years (Revolutionary Road, Closer). Acting categories, you never […]

Cedar Rapids (***)

A good natured comedy that wants to be the naïve little cousin to The Hangover pretty badly, Cedar Rapids succeeds largely based on its small town style charm.  The movie has some funny moments, but often settles for being a little funny instead of getting the gut busting moments that normally mark successful movies of […]