Boston Marathon Bombing Flick ‘Patriots Day’ Gets Its Bombers in Alex Wolff and Themo Melikidze

CBS and Lionsgate’s Boston Marathon bombing drama, “Patriots Day,” has found its bombers. Alex Wolff (“In Treatment,” “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2”) and Themo Melikidze (“Beautiful Something”) have joined the film as brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the men responsible for the bombing. TheWrap was the first to report the news. Wolff and Melikidze […]


Kevin Bacon Joins Boston Marathon Bombing Drama ‘Patriots Day’

Kevin Bacon is returning to Boston for CBS and Lionsgate’s Boston Marathon bombing drama, “Patriots Day.” Bacon, who recently portrayed an FBI agent in “Black Mass,” will portray agent Richard DesLauriers. DesLauriers was the special agent in charge at the Bureau for the investigation of the 2013 bombings. Of the casting, director Peter Berg said, […]


Film Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane (★★★½)

With the 24/7 media blitz that is Hollywood, the fact anyone can make a secret movie and release it with zero advance knowledge is remarkable. But, then again, what do you expect when you have J.J. Abrams – master of the “puzzle box” theory of filmmaking – involved in some capacity? Described as a “blood […]

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Oscars: The Ticking Clock for Five Men that the Academy Hasn’t Nominated…Yet

Welcome to Oscar Week!  It’s been 51 weeks of speculation, analyzing, and attempting relentlessly to “crack the code,” one category at a time.  This week, we’ll be bringing the final Oscar Circuit articles that break down each individual category (you can see the one’s you missed by clicking on the TAG “Oscar Circuit 2016“).  Along […]

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Film Review: Trumbo (★★★½)

Biopics go hand in hand with awards season, we all know that. Especially when the subject matter is serious, you expect some level of Oscar aspiration. Still, you don’t normally expect heavy material to be given a delightfully light touch, but that’s the case here with Trumbo. In telling this story, the choice of Jay […]


THE GAMBLER comes to Blu-ray/DVD on 4/28 and Digital HD on 4/10

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  – Academy Award®-nominee Mark Wahlberg1 stars in the “gritty, intense and wholly engrossing” (Scott Mantz, “Access Hollywood”) dramatic thriller THE GAMBLER, debuting on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and VOD April 28, 2015 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  The film arrives on Digital HD April 10. Wahlberg stars as Jim Bennett, a brilliant professor […]


Oscars: 10 Men the Academy STILL Hasn’t Recognized

With a little more than 24 hours until the Academy Awards, surely many people cried foul on many actors, filmmakers, and films that were omitted from the nominations.  The reason we admire the Academy Awards so much is that they are an elite force within Hollywood, focused on citing the very best.  We believe that (at […]


Film Review: The Gambler (★★½)

If there’s one thing I love in a movie, it’s a supporting performance that helps elevate the final product from mediocrity. In the case of The Gambler, the lead performance of Mark Wahlberg, while good, pales in comparison to the supporting turn from John Goodman. Had the roles been reversed and this been a film […]


Check Out the First Trailer and Poster for ‘The Gambler’ with Mark Wahlberg

Check out the first trailer and poster for Rupert Wyatt‘s “The Gambler” from Paramount Pictures.  Starring Mark Wahlberg, this remake of the film with the same name, has the Academy Award nominated actor and producer losing an immense amount of weight for the role.  Co-starring John Goodman, early suggests he could be a formidable contender […]


Paramount Pictures to Release ‘The Gambler’ for Oscar Qualifying Run

Just announced by Paramount Pictures, we can add another one to the race. Please note the following addition to Paramount Pictures’ release schedule: Paramount Pictures announce THE GAMBLER for December 19, 2014, WIDE: January 1, 2015 SYNOPSIS A literature professor with a gambling problem runs afoul of gangsters. STARRING: Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange, Brie Larson, John […]


Emmys Circuit: Best Comedy Actor

There are some categories at this year’s Emmys that are overflowing with quality performances. Indeed, some races are sporting six or seven plausible winners. Some races, however, are quite lacking not only in possible winners, but in worthy nominees. For roughly four seasons now, Best Actor in a Comedy Series has been such a category… […]