Film Review: ‘Jason Bourne’ begins to show diminishing returns

I completely understand why the Bourne franchise needs star Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass. Anyone who saw The Bourne Legacy clearly noticed what was lacking. At the same time though, I’m not sure why Damon and Greengrass need this franchise anymore. Jason Bourne is a serviceable enough action film for the most part, but it’s […]

WATCH: ‘Jason Bourne’ Trailer with Matt Damon and Julia Stiles

The full length trailer for “Jason Bourne,” the fifth installment of the Bourne franchise, is finally here. Matt Damon returns to the iconic role in “Jason Bourne.” Paul Greengrass,  who previously directed “The Bourne Supremacy” and “The Bourne Ultimatum,” once again joins Damon for the next chapter of Jason Bourne’s story, which finds the CIA’s most […]

Film Review: Criminal (★½)

“Convoluted” doesn’t even begin to describe Ariel Vroman’s Criminal, a preposterous anti-terror thriller that wastes its tremendous cast on a morally bankrupt script. Screenwriters Douglas Cook and David Weisberg take their political stance on incarceration sans rehabilitation and the death penalty – views nobody was challenging in the first place — to such an extreme […]

Kevin Costner Joins Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer in ‘Hidden Figures’

“Hidden Figures” has nabbed another big name. Variety confirmed today that Academy Award winner Kevin Costner will join Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer in the astronaut drama. Costner has been cast as the head of the space program, according to Variety. “Hidden Figures” follows Katherine Johnson (Henson), a brilliant African-American mathematician who was part […]

‘The Homesman’ Starring Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank Arrives on Blu-Ray/DVD/On-Demand Platforms

SANTA MONICA, CA (December 15, 2014) – Academy Award® winner Tommy Lee Jones (Best Actor in a Supporting Role, The Fugitive, 1993) co-wrote, directed and stars in the critically acclaimed film The Homesman, arriving exclusively on Digital HD and On Demand February 3rd and on Blu-ray™(plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) February 17th from […]

Film Review: The Homesman (★½)

E tu, Tommy Lee Jones? The well respected veteran actor/filmmaker is very talented on both sides of the camera, as we all know, though in this particular instance I heavily call into question his directing and writing choices. The Homesman is a stunning misfire on almost every single level, nearly inept in fact at times. […]

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 with me here). In this new awards season weekly column for Awards Circuit, I—Sam—will be taking you on an investigation of interesting stats currently brewing in the Oscar race. Sometimes, it’ll be big (have the Oscars ever “split” […]

Watch the Trailer for ‘The Homesman’ with Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank

THE HOMESMAN will open in theaters November 14, 2014. Presented by Roadside Attractions Directed by Tommy Lee Jones Screenplay written by Tommy Lee Jones, Kieran Fitzgerald (The Ballad of Esequiel Hernández) and Wesley A. Oliver (The Company Men, No Country for Old Men), based on the novel by Glendon Swarthout (The Shootist). Starring Academy Award®-winners Tommy […]

Oscar Predictions

OSCARS or NOT: Top 50 Films You Need to See for the Fall

This week we have the official kick off to awards season with the Telluride Film Festival starting for critics everywhere.  Films will be “secretly” screened, buzz will reach a fever pitch for certain films, and some films will fall on their face.  It’s the nature of the game.  The entire staff of has put […]

Check Out the International Trailer for Tommy Lee Jones’ ‘The Homesman’

One of the wildcards for this coming year could be Tommy Lee Jones‘ sophomore feature The Homesman, in which he stars alongside Hilary Swank, Grace Gummer, Meryl Streep, John Lithgow, James Spader, Hailee Steinfeld and Miranda Otto.  Robert Hamer is currently reading the book and says this could be a fantastic vehicle for Hilary Swank, […]

Awards Profile: The Homesman

Directed by: Tommy Lee Jones Written by: Tommy Lee Jones, Kieran Fitzgerald and Wesley Oliver Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Hailee Steinfeld, William Fichtner, Meryl Streep Synopsis: A claim jumper and a pioneer woman team up to escort three insane women from Nebraska to Iowa. Why it could succeed: Life is hard sometimes, but it could […]

Ten Years Later – Johnny Depp’s Oscar Introduction

Since it’s the week of Christmas, there will likely not be any noteworthy stories to break outside the occasional Martin Scorsese-“Shame on You” from The Wrap, which you should take a read. Ten years ago, probably the first Oscar season I was fully immersed in as a freshman in college, had a very interesting feel […]