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CANNES: Todd Haynes’ ‘Wonderstruck’ Receives Standing Ovation

It seems “Wonderstruck” is living up to its name. The film, which is directed by Todd Haynes, debuted at Cannes Film Festival on Thursday – first to press in the morning, and later to festival goers in the evening. “Wonderstruck” is based on Brian Selznick’s (“Hugo”) award-winning book of the same name. The film stars Millicent Simmonds, […]

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WATCH: First Teaser Clip and Poster for Todd Haynes’ ‘Wonderstruck’

The first-look footage and poster for Todd Haynes’ “Wonderstruck” are here. The footage is the first released from the upcoming Amazon Studios/Roadside Attractions release, which will have its world premiere at Cannes later this month. Check it out below: “Wonderstruck” is Haynes’ follow-up to 2015’s “Carol.” It is based on Brian Selznick’s (“Hugo”) award-winning book of […]

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CHECK OUT: First Look at Julianne Moore in Todd Haynes’ ‘Wonderstruck’

The first look at Todd Haynes’ “Wonderstruck” is here. In it, we catch a glimpse at the cast, including Oscar winner Julianne Moore. Check it out below, courtesy of The Playlist: “Wonderstruck” is Haynes’ follow-up to 2015’s “Carol.” It is based on Brian Selznick’s (“Hugo”) award-winning book of the same name. The book’s description is as […]

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CHECK OUT: First Look Images of ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’

The first look images for “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” dropped today courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. The new images, which can be viewed below, show series newcomers Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges and Halle Berry in character. Taron Egerton‘s Eggsy is also shown looking dapper in an orange tuxedo. The first film, “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” was […]

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 […]

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Julianne Moore to Headline Paul Weitz’s ‘Bel Canto’ Adaptation

Is it too early to add names to the 2018 Oscar race? Deadline announced that Julianne Moore will play an opera-singer-turned-hostage in Paul Weitz‘s “Bel Canto” adaptation. Weitz adapted the screenplay with Anthony Weintraub, and will handle directing duties as well. Moore will star alongside Ken Watanabe and Demian Bichir. The film is an adaptation […]

Colin Firth’s Character Seemingly Alive and Well for ‘Kingsman’ Sequel

  “Kingsman: The Secret Service” was one of last year’s biggest surprises. The film was a hit with audiences and critics alike, taking in around $414 million worldwide and garnering mostly positive reviews from critics. Naturally, following the success of the film, a sequel was put into motion. Since word broke about the sequel, many have […]

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 […]

‘Kingsman 2’ Title and Plot Details Released

“Kingsman: The Secret Service” was one of last year’s biggest surprises. The film was a hit with audiences and critics alike, taking in around $414 million worldwide and garnering mostly positive reviews from critics. Naturally, following the success of the film, a sequel was put into motion. Now, the name of the successor is being […]

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 […]

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (★★★)

The franchise has finally come to an end. What began in The Hunger Games and begun wrapping up with the unnecessarily bifurcated The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is now over. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 suffers from being only part of a whole, but it’s the superior part, heavy on tension […]

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 […]

Check Out the Final Two Posters for ‘Freeheld’ from Lionsgate

Inspired by actual events, Julianne Moore and Ellen Page portray the beautiful love story between Laurel Hester (Moore) and Stacie Andree (Page) in the upcoming feature, FREEHELD. After being diagnosed with cancer, Laurel wishes to leave her pension to her domestic partner Stacie, until she is denied by the local county officials. With the help of […]

#LoveisLove in the First Trailer for ‘Freeheld’ with Julianne Moore and Ellen Page

One of my most anticipated films of the fall is Peter Sollett’s “Freeheld” from Lionsgate.  Starring recently crowned Best Actress winner Julianne Moore, along with co-star and Oscar-nominee Ellen Page, the film has all the makings for a powerful drama. The film is written by Ron Nyswaner, the Oscar-nominated writer of “Philadelphia.” Today, courtesy of an […]

Historical Circuit: [SAFE] (1995) (★★★★)

Exactly twenty years ago today, American audiences saw for the first time a nighttime drive down the San Fernando Valley through the windshield of a Mercedes. Ed Tomney’s electronic score rose to an ominous, piercing hum as the car pulled into an extravagantly furnished mansion and introduced us to our meek, submissive protagonist with one […]

Watch the First Teaser Trailer for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2’

Coming this November, Lionsgate will bring “The Hunger Games” franchise to a close with “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2.”  Today, they released a teaser trailer focusing on the film’s sure-to-be dramatic moments. The film brings back stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Julianne Moore, Elizabeth Banks, and Donald Sutherland.  We also get our […]

Awards Profile: Freeheld

Welcome to the 2015 Awards Profiles series.  For the next two months, every day (except for Saturday), we will bring you a run down of a future 2015 film that we see as a potential awards vehicle for next year’s Academy Awards.  This is all speculative since with just about all these films, we haven’t seen a […]

Oscars 2016: Wave of 90’s and 00’s Supporting Actresses in Play?

The supporting ladies have been a great place to re-discover great talent as we saw this past year with Patricia Arquette winning for “Boyhood.”  This year, there are a great crop of unrecognized talent that are aching for long, overdue recognition from the Academy.  This year, I’m looking to the glorious star that is Jennifer […]

Film Review #2: Maps to the Stars (★★½)

(For another take, read Clayton’s review of Map to the Stars from the 2014 New York Film Festival.) The latest film from director David Cronenberg, the satire Maps to the Stars is the very definition of a mixed bag. On the one hand, it’s probably Cronenberg’s best movie since A History of Violence, and features the […]

Film Review: Map to the Stars (★★★½)

(This review was previously posted in September 2014 during the New York Film Festival.) Probably the weirdest monster you’ll come across, David Cronenberg‘s Map to the Stars is an odd animal full of wit, charm, and pure entertainment value.  Definitely not for the faint of heart, but for those who love rich and layered characters, […]

Independent Spirit Awards Go for ‘Birdman’ and Richard Linklater

Winners of the 30th annual Independent Spirit Awards have been announced and I think we may have the outcome that could be in tomorrow’s Oscar ceremony.  “Birdman” won Best Picture while Richard Linklater won Best Director for “Boyhood.”  The acting categories went as suspected with Michael Keaton (“Birdman”), Julianne Moore (“Still Alice”), J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”), […]

Oscars 2015: Will Win/Should Win (Cristina Lule)

It’s Oscar Week! Each staff member will be revealing their final picks for the upcoming Academy Awards on February 22. Missed one? Click on Will Win/Should Win 2015. Make sure to make your picks in our Oscar Pool hosted by Fun Office Pools. Last year was an unforgettable cinematic year. We got “Boyhood,” a once […]

2015 Oscar Circuit: Lead Actress

Our annual look at the individual Oscar categories. If you miss a piece, click on the tag titled Oscar Circuit 2015. You can also see the official Oscar Predictions page for Best Actress. If it weren’t for the Best Actress (and Supporting Actress) categories who knows how often women would find a voice in a rather […]

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2’ to be Released in IMAX® 3D on November 20

SANTA MONICA, Calif., February 6, 2015 – IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a premier next generation global content leader, today announced that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, the next installment of the global blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released in IMAX® […]

Oscar-Nominee Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, and More talk ‘Still Alice’

Last week (the day of the DGA nominations announcement, actually), I was invited to participate in the Press Day for the now Academy Award nominated film Still Alice. In attendance were stars Kate Bosworth, Julianne Moore (who obviously received the Oscar nomination and is the frontrunner to win in Best Actress), Kristen Stewart, and co-writer/director […]