‘Sherlock Holmes 3’ Taps James Coyne for Script Rewrite

‘Sherlock Holmes 3’ Taps James Coyne for Script Rewrite

Just last week Robert Downey Jr. went on the record to say that “Sherlock Holmes 3” will start filming sometime this year, with Guy Ritchie set to return as director. Now, Deadline is reporting that James Coyne has been tapped to rewrite the script for the film, further giving credence to Downey Jr.’s claims that […]

2016 Awards Profile: ‘ Marvel’s Doctor Strange’ from Scott Derrickson

2016 Awards Profile: ‘ Marvel’s Doctor Strange’ from Scott Derrickson

Welcome to the 2016 Awards Profiles series, where we talk about high and low-profile films coming to a theater near you at some point this year. We will analyze the potential for these films to be players for the Academy Awards, and while many of these have the potential to be recognized, many will not […]

Historical Circuit: Top 35 Dance Sequences in Film, Vol. 2

Historical Circuit: Top 35 Dance Sequences in Film, Vol. 2

If you read and enjoyed my previous foray into the world of dance in cinema, you’ll notice how easy it was determining what constituted a dance scene – anything highly choreographed. When the musical died out in the 1960s, dance became almost exclusively relegated to movies requiring a need for it, so subsequent generations had to get […]

Celebrating International Women’s Day: Around the World with 50 Great Actresses

Celebrating International Women’s Day: Around the World with 50 Great Actresses

Despite what Hollywood may have you believe, actresses have been an integral part of the film industry since the earliest days of the medium. Indeed, many film lovers can trace their cinephilia back to the first time they saw actresses like Mary Pickford, Sophia Loren and Meryl Streep grace the screen. And today, that tradition […]

TRUTH! Diane Ladd is NOT Happy About “Leading Lady Stars” in Supporting Categories

TRUTH! Diane Ladd is NOT Happy About “Leading Lady Stars” in Supporting Categories

Thanks to Adam (@AwardsFool) on Twitter for tipping us to this video, and the Associated Press for nabbing the interview.   It looks like Diane Ladd is a bit angry about missing out on a Supporting Actress nomination for her work in David O. Russell’s “Joy” in January.  Bringing up Rooney Mara’s win at Cannes […]

Keira Knightley Joins Star-Studded Drama ‘Collateral Beauty’

Keira Knightley Joins Star-Studded Drama ‘Collateral Beauty’

Actress Keira Knightley has joined the cast of “Collateral Beauty,” joining big names such as Will Smith, Helen Mirren, Edward Norton, Naomie Harris and Michael Pena. Rachel McAdams is also rumored to be starring in the film. According to Variety, New Line’s latest ensemble drama will feature a New York advertising executive (Will Smith) who […]

SAG Awards Predictions and Preview: Looking Like 2006 All Over Again?

SAG Awards Predictions and Preview: Looking Like 2006 All Over Again?

On Saturday, the SAG Awards will take place, handing out awards to actors by actors.  With the Oscar nominations officially out, and stirring up their own set of controversies, it’ll be interesting to see if SAG-AFTRA becomes a barometer for the most coveted award show for Hollywood or a reactionary response to recent dealings and changes […]

Casts of ‘Straight Outta Compton’ and ‘Spotlight’ to Present at SAG Awards

Casts of ‘Straight Outta Compton’ and ‘Spotlight’ to Present at SAG Awards

Stars will be out in droves Saturday when the 2016 SAG Awards take place. Executive producer for the awards, Kathy Connell, announced a slew of new presenters Wednesday, including some of the cast from “Spotlight” and “Straight Outta Compton.” Connell announced that Rachel McAdams, Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo would be presenting at the 22nd […]

Final Predictions for the Golden Globes – Wide Open Races in Both Movies and Television

Final Predictions for the Golden Globes – Wide Open Races in Both Movies and Television

With SAG set to hand out their nominations this coming Wednesday, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will announce their nominations for the 2016 Golden Globes on Thursday.  This year, more than ever, we’ll be looking at both organizations to get indications of support for certain films and performances.  The HFPA has already corrected certain campaigns […]

Film Review: Spotlight (★★★★)

Film Review: Spotlight (★★★★)

Seconds after the credits for Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight” roll, an overwhelming feeling of changing your career takes over.  Is film criticism really where I belong?  What important, life-changing story am I not writing about?  Truth is, quite a bit of classic films give off that same feeling.  “Rocky” made a bunch of our fathers and […]

Venice 2015: Instant reactions to ‘Spotlight’

Venice 2015: Instant reactions to ‘Spotlight’

After the less than positive reception (and that’s putting it incredibly delicately) that Tom McCarthy was given with his last film The Cobbler, it might have been fair to wonder if the love affair that critics had with the filmmaker was over. In some ways, his new movie Spotlight, which just debuted today at the […]

The Cast of ‘Spotlight’ is in a Very Important Meeting in the New Poster

The Cast of ‘Spotlight’ is in a Very Important Meeting in the New Poster

The first official poster for Thomas McCarthy’s “Spotlight” has been revealed.  Check it out down below. he C SPOTLIGHT Official Social Channels FILM SITE: http://SpotlightTheFilm.com FACEBOOK: http://Facebook.com/SpotlightMovie TWITTER: http://Twitter.com/SpotlightMovie INSTAGRAM: http://Instagram.com/SpotlightMovie YOUTUBE: http://YouTube.com/OpenRoadFilms #SpotlightMovie SPOTLIGHT opens in select theaters on November 6th, 2015.  SYNOPSIS: A group of Boston Globe reporters uncovers a shocking cover-up that would rock the city and cause […]

True Detective Recap: Season 2 Finale

True Detective Recap: Season 2 Finale

Compared to the first finale, season two’s closer had much more melancholic tones. The betrayal, lack of justice and depravity that mired the entire season accumulates into a bubble of moroseness in the 90-minute finale that left us all devastated – on more than one occasion. It’s a tough one to digest, for sure, but […]

True Detective Recap Season 2 Episode 7 “Black Maps and Motel Rooms”

True Detective Recap Season 2 Episode 7 “Black Maps and Motel Rooms”

We’re at that point now. One episode left in the season. Already we’ve been burdened with a cornucopia of revelations and deaths (and I have to point out: some amazing things going on with the score). Davis, Blake and Paul are now out of the picture. We know whose signatures were on those contracts Paul […]

Venice Film Festival Lineup Announced – Films from Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson with ‘A Bigger Splash’

Venice Film Festival Lineup Announced – Films from Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson with ‘A Bigger Splash’

The Venice Film Festival has announced their lineup and it includes some suspects like Tom Hooper’s “The Danish Girl” but we’re getting a look at films like “A Bigger Splash” with Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes, “Equals” with Kristen Stewart, the previously mentioned “Black Mass” with Johnny Depp, and “The Childhood of a Leader” with […]

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