EVEREST: Might be the best commercial for why you should never climb a mountain.
SOUTHPAW: Another fantastic Jake Gyllenhaal performance can’t elevate this cliche-ridden boxing film.
The summer movie season starts in earnest May 1, with the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, aka the biggest, most super-sized superhero movie ever made. There’s a lot to look forward to in summer 2015, with sequels/reboots to franchises like Jurassic Park, Terminator and Mad Max, along with a handful of comedies, horrors
As you surely know by now, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman and Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel lead the nominations for the 87th Annual Academy Awards with nine bids each. But right now, we’re all about that snub, and of course, there wasn’t just one “snub.” This column could dedicate
We’re at that point, folks. Oscar nominations drop tomorrow, and for the first time ever, every category will have an official announcement. (In years past, many “smaller” categories were announced by way of press release.) Of course, this means that we have to predict who will get in – and
Well, the holiday season has come and gone; we’re still dealing with that pesky Selma controversy, though. Voting for the 2014 Oscar nominations began on Dec. 29 and will close Thursday, Jan. 8. In other words, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’s (BAFTA) nominations, Golden Globe winners, and
There’s a lot of other movies coming out in 2015 besides Star Wars and The Avengers. See what’s coming up in our 2015 movie preview.
This week, we look at how the Broadcast Film Critics Association‘s (BFCA) Critics’ Choice Movie Awards nominations – announced on Monday – might affect the Oscar race. Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s Birdman leads the pack there with 13 nominations; Wes Anderson‘s The Grand Budapest Hotel and Richard Linklater‘s Boyhood follow with
There are only 20 spots to honor great performances at the Oscars, with arbitrary classifications between lead and supporting roles. But there’s plenty of acting to celebrate, and a lot of these roles probably won’t be honored. So consider this a thank you note to these actors and a For
Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman, Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game, and James Marsh’s The Theory of Everything have all made strong cases for Oscar this week – all landed Screen Actors Guild (SAG) nods for ensemble cast and Golden Globe nods in
I had the pleasure of sitting down with Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo and Director Dan Gilroy for their latest project Nightcrawler.
Nightcrawler is a scathing, scabrous study in sociopathy and the excesses of capitalism.
If you want to win the lottery, you have to make the money to buy a ticket. This mantra, repeated over and over again, is the motivation for Lou Bloom as he tries to make a career as a crime journalist in Los Angeles. Starring Academy Award-nominated Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene
Enemy, a loose adaptation (operative word being “loose”) of Nobel Prize-winning author Jose Saramago’s (“Blindness,” “The Gospel According to Jesus Christ,” “Baltasar and Blimunda”) bestselling 2002 novel, “The Double,” marks the second collaboration between French-Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve (Incendies) and Jake Gyllenhaal. Their first collaboration, Prisoners (actually produced first, but released
Film adaptions of books have always been a big hit, particularly within the genres of young adult fantasy and literary fiction. But it looks like Denis Villeneuve is making a change to this with his upcoming adaption of Jose Saramongo’s The Double, a psychosexual thriller set to come out in