Despite boasting a fantastic cast, The Drop can’t pull itself out of the mire of clichés. Dennis Lehane, whose books have been turned into classics like Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone and Shutter Island, adapts his own short story “Animal Rescue” into a near parody of his own tough-guy shtick.
James Gandolfini’s final film, The Drop, is full of great performances, but is also a meandering bore.
Fans of The Sopranos’ James Gandolfini are likely to be interested in The Drop, the final movie Gandolfini made before he died unexpectedly last summer. Judging by the trailer, it looks like he will be playing the type of character he played best: a soft spoken Mafioso. This time though,
AMERICAN HUSTLE and GRAVITY lead the Oscar nominations. 12 YEARS A SLAVE close behind. And what’s ALONE YET NOT ALONE?
Forgive me for cribbing that movie quote, a line you couldn’t escape – believe me, I tried – upon the release of Despicable Me in 2001. It aptly describes the film: not much in the way of story, little more than an excuse for androgynous yellow creatures to spew gibberish.
Edit: This article once stated that Judi Dench was a musical or comedy contender at the Golden Globes for her work in Philomena. However, she and the film will compete in the drama categories. This week saw not only the Gotham Awards ceremony, but also the New York Film Critics
The first-ever screening of David O. Russell’s American Hustle took place on Sunday. Word on the film ranges from decent to terrific, but the one aspect on which everyone seemed to agree: Jennifer Lawrence. Last year’s best actress winner apparently steals the movie with her scenes as the wife of
Surprise: Another film we thought would contend for Oscars this year got bumped to next year, as Sony moved The Monuments Men to 2014. Apparently there wasn’t enough time to finish the visual effects. This move might give the distributor’s upcoming American Hustle more room to breathe. Monuments director George
Cate Blanchett got a tribute on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at the New York Film Festival. That and Blue Jasmine director Woody Allen’s personal shout-out surely gave more credence to her already-strong best actress campaign. Of course, Blanchett’s perceived rival for the Oscar, Sandra Bullock, got a boost of her own
Another twist hit awards-watchers last week as Sony Pictures Classics bumped Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher out of its 2013 lineup – and not too long after an impressive teaser leaked. Maybe SPC simply wants its potential Oscar pony to avoid the current best picture front-runner. As Sasha Stone of Awards Daily
Perhaps the most notable news of the week came on Monday, when The Weinstein Co. announced that Grace of Monaco will debut in theaters next year. Originally planned for release on Nov. 27, the Nicole Kidman-led biopic needs more time for completion and will hit theaters next spring as a
Check out the new trailer for the film The Incredible Burt Wonderstone which stars: Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin, James Gandolfini, Jim Carrey, Jay Mohr, Michael Bully Herbig and is directed by Don Scardino. It looks surprisingly really good and has a pretty great cast! Here’s the synopsis:
Politics: with the Republican National Convention hoopla happening right now, the Democratic National Convention taking place next week, and the Presidential election right around the corner, it’s all anyone can talk about. It makes sense that several Oscar-centric articles have focused on how the political atmosphere can affect an awards