All posts tagged "John C. Reilly"

  • Trailer/Clips
    Here’s the First Trailer for ‘Life After Beth’

    One of the films I was most bummed to have missed at the Sundance Film Festival was...

  • Film Reviews
    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...

  • Article
    ‘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....

  • Weekend Openings
    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...

  • Film Reviews
    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...

  • Film Reviews
    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...

  • Award Profile
    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...

  • General
    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...

  • Film Reviews
    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...

  • Article
    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...

  • Circuit Considerations
    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...

  • Editor
    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...

  • Trailer/Clips
    Trailer: We Need to Talk About Kevin

    The trailer for Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk About Kevin hits. Is Tilda Swinton and Ezra Miller set up for Oscar success? Some think so. Check it out after the jump.

  • Editor
    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...

  • Film Reviews
    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...

  • Editor
    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...

  • Film Reviews
    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...