All posts tagged "Sean Penn"

  • Community
    Circuit Madness Final 16 Open! Best Actor Winners Doing Battle NOW!

    We are down to 16 Lead Actor winners. Our annual Circuit Madness games continue today with the...

  • Film Reviews
    Film Review: The Gunman (★★)

    It’s kind of surprising to me that director Pierre Morel hasn’t worked more consistently since shepherding the...

  • Article
    Stat Awards Monday #1 – Making sense of the fresh faces in Best Actor

    Welcome to Stat Awards Monday (or, SAM, for short—see what I did there?—I know, but just go...

  • Article
    Six Spot #6: Best Director 2007

    Welcome back to The Six Spot!  In case you missed last week’s 2003 Best Actress Six Spot,...

  • Article
    Six Spot #2: Best Picture 2008

    Welcome to the second Six Spot!  In case you missed the inaugural article last week, the Six...

  • Poster
    Brand New Trailer and Poster for ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ from 20th Century Fox

    One of the Oscar hopefuls that seems to be sinking fast is Ben Stiller‘s upcoming remake of...

  • Festivals
    AFI Fest: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (★★½)

    I wanted to love every minute of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Instead, I quite enjoyed...

  • Editor
    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (★★)

    NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: The East Coast crowd was the first to finally get a look at...

  • Editor
    2014 Oscar Predictions – The Standout “Supporters”

    The race is really heating up at the moment, infusing all the different ticks and beats that...

  • Poster
    New Posters for Ben Stiller’s ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’

    The remake from 20th Century Fox, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” has lots of buzz surrounding...

  • Trailer/Clips
    First Teaser Trailer for Ben Stiller’s ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’

    We just got our first images for Ben Stiller’s upcoming remake of The Secret Life of Walter...

  • Images
    New Images From ‘The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty’ Starring Ben Stiller

    One of the biggest questions I have during this awards pre-season is what to make of Ben...

  • News
    Idris Elba to be a ‘Gunman’ with Sean Penn and Javier Brdem

    Idris Elba’s star has really been rising in Hollywood lately. After turning in years of good work on TV shows like The Wire and BBC’s Luther, he’s finally getting noticed by major Hollywood studios. The actor is currently in talks to join Sean Penn and Javier Bardem in the film Gunman, which...

  • Film Reviews
    Gangster Squad (*½)

    It has been said that good things come to those who wait. Many know the story of Gangster Squad being delayed due to the horrific shootings in Aurora, CO in July and having to reshoot a crucial scene (the original was a theater shootout). Whether that re-shot scene had anything to do with the...

  • Weekend Openings
    Weekend Openings: 1/11/2013

    With the New Year’s hangover slowly wearing off and few new stimulants entering circulation, there’s now ample time to catch up on the overload of awards-contending films, with the nationwide release of Zero Dark Thirty finally completing the best picture category.  Expect the box-office to reflect some of the film’s early critical...

  • 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...

  • Podcasts
    Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 24: Lincoln, Argo, Flight, and the Oscar Race for Best Actor

    This week’s Power Hour focuses on the large amount of news, premieres, and other awards worthy citations from the week. We spend a good amount of time on “Trailer Talk”

  • Article
    Remaking Cinema – Before 1970

    OK, I am the studio head and have access to two hundred million dollars. I have been asked to remake ten classics made before 1970, and attach actors to the projects to speed up the casting process. In some cases, I see more than one actor or actress in a role, and...

  • Article
    Sizing Up: Best Actor

    Ladies and gentlemen, we come now to part 3 of the Sizing  up series. This one is as close to an all-encompassing grouping of the hopefuls for Best Actor as possible (excluding some no shot contenders). I’m looking to categorize them by their assumed likelihood of a nomination come the big morning,...

  • Article
    Why is Nobody Talking About Sean Penn?

    Is there any question left that Sean Penn is the finest actor of his generation? Can there be any further doubt that Penn stands alongside Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman, early Al Pacino and early Robert de Niro as one of the screens greatest actors?

  • News
    Sean Penn returning to the outdoors for his next directorial project

    Up until he blew me away with ‘Into the Wild’ in 2007, I’d always been hit and miss with the directorial outings of Sean Penn. I appreciated him adapting a Bruce Springsteen song for ‘The Indian Runner’ (he based it on the song Highway Patrolman) more than I actually enjoyed the film,...

  • Article
    TIFF Golden Moments Part 2

    Patricia Clarkson, James Gandolfini, Anthony Hopkins, Kate Winslet, Mark Ruffalo, and Sean Penn stood on the stage of the Roy Thomanson Hall with director Steve Zaillian before the Gala screening of their film All the King’s Men (2006). Each had been greeted with enormous applause from the appreciative Toronto audience, Gandolfini and...

  • News
    Fleischer’s “Gangster Squad” moves to 2013!

    In the wake of the Aurora, Colorado tragedy, Warner Brothers has decided to move Ruben Fleischer’s Gangster Squad starring Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn, and Josh Brolin to January 2013. The film, which tells the story of the LAPD trying to keep the East Coast mafia out of Los Angeles during the 40s...

  • General
    ‘Gangster Squad’ trailer arrives online

    With punches, beautiful dames, bullets, and a Jay-Z sample, the trailer for Gangster Squad has arrived online! Being one of the most anticipated films coming out this year, the trailer promises a solid entry into the cops and robbers genre. The cast looks to be on their game and each actor fits...

  • News
    Could ‘The Gangster Squad’ play at Cannes?

    While the announcement of films playing at the Cannes Film Festival did not include ‘The Gangster Squad’, a piece by The Playlist suggests that Sean Penn is coming to Cannes with a new performance, and since he only has one film in the can…well…you do the math. This could possibly make a...