2017 Awards Profile: George Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’ From Paramount Pictures

FILM: “Suburbicon” PRODUCERS: George Clooney, Joel Silver, Teddy Schwarzman and Grant Heslov DISTRIBUTOR: Paramount Pictures DIRECTOR: George Clooney WRITERS: George Clooney, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen and Grant Heslov CAST: Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac, Glenn Fleshler, Josh Brolin, Megan Ferguson, Noah Jupe and Gary Barsaraba SYNOPSIS (via IMDB): A crime mystery set in the […]

OSCARS: Taking A Look at the 2017 Hopefuls for the Academy

We’re already moving to a new Oscar season. As proven by the shocking Oscar win for Barry Jenkins’ masterpiece “Moonlight” at this year’s Academy Awards, the demographic and tastes of AMPAS is changing. While there are still hindrances and biases against certain films and genres (like superhero films, comedy or sci-fi), we could see some […]

Deaf Actress Cast in Todd Haynes’ ‘Wonderstruck’ with Julianne Moore

Following an extensive casting search, deaf newcomer Millicent “Millie” Simmonds has been cast in Todd Haynes’ “Wonderstruck.” The 13-year-old Simmonds, who joins a cast that includes Michelle Williams and Julianne Moore, will play Rose in the film. Deadline, who first reported the news, claims that Rose’s half of the film will be silent, both as […]

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Michelle Williams Joins Todd Haynes’ ‘Wonderstruck’

Michelle Williams is having quite the year so far: two of her most recent films, “Manchester by the Sea” and “Certain Women,” showed at Sundance. Now it seems she’s adding another prestige pic to her résumé with Todd Haynes’ “Wonderstruck.” “Wonderstruck” is Haynes’ follow-up to last year’s “Carol.” It is based on Brian Selznick’s (“Hugo”) […]

Channing Tatum Joins ‘Kingsman’ Sequel

Channing Tatum is joining the cast of “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” the actor confirmed via his Twitter account. The “Hail, Caesar!” actor tweeted the following to announce the news: I’m about to get all up in that Golden Circle. #Kingsman pic.twitter.com/LqCPJ6monO — Channing Tatum (@channingtatum) April 14, 2016 Last month Empire Magazine revealed that the […]

Best of 2015: Who and What SHOULD Be Given Oscars for the Year!

The 2015 Year-in-Review continues as I’ve already weighed in with the Top 10 films of the year along my personal ballot.  It’s now time to take those nominations and name a winner, films, performances, and craftsmen I would award for their extrordinary work. Click through the gallery to see all the winners below: BEST ACTOR […]

Sony Pictures Classics Acquires ‘Maggie’s Plan’ by Rebecca Miller

NEW YORK – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they acquired all rights in North America, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, CIS, Hungary, Romania, China and various other Asian territories to Rebecca Miller’s MAGGIE’S PLAN.   Written and directed by Miller (PERSONAL VELOCITY) with a script based on a story by Karen Rinaldi, the film premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and […]

Film Review: Freeheld (★★)

In a time when our nation is going through some the most progressive and long overdue changes in history, a film as timely as “Freeheld” would be welcomed with open arms and minds from critics and audiences.  Unfortunately, what director Peter Sollett creates, in partnership with Academy Award nominated screenwriter Ron Nyswaner, is an uninspired, insipid, and […]