You know what I said about Oscar season really beginning in a few weeks? Well, we learned on Monday that The Weinstein Company will push Meryl Streep’s performance in August: Osage County for best supporting actress, thanks to Gold Derby. Yep, it’s starting already, and Oscar lovers are already theorizing
The latest installment of the James Bond franchise, Skyfall, was one of the best the series has ever produced. After failing a mission, Bond (Daniel Craig) returns determined to get back to his old self. And he needs it, as a puzzling figure name Silva (Javier Bardem) appears dead set
A retrospective analysis of 2012’s chick flicks and a few of my hopes and dreams for 2013’s.
There is not much time left in the Oscar race. The most important awards announcement of the week came on Wednesday when the Producers Guild of America (PGA) revealed its nominees for the Daryl F. Zanuck Award for Producer of the Year in Theatrical Motion Pictures, which are: Argo, Beasts
Each of the top eight races boasts a front-runner or two, but what about the other three or four nominees in each race? It’s both a frustrating change of pace and a welcome one. It makes predicting the Oscars more difficult, but it also makes pinpointing the season a bit more exciting, doesn’t it?
With the first of the gift-giving holidays almost upon us, the stress of finding the perfect present may impede creative thinking. So, as an addition to my previous Chick Flick (Vintage Chick Flicks | Chick Flicks 101) and Bromance/Buddy Comedy Gift Guides, I decided to give you one more: A British
In some respects, this week’s Oscar Watching reflects the tale of two Daniels: Steven Spielberg directs Daniel Day-Lewis in a biopic about President Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln, and Daniel Craig does his thing as James Bond for this third Bond flick, Skyfall. Believe it or not, we’re talking more about
I had the chance to see Michael Haneke’s Palme d’Or-winning Amour (Love) over the weekend. It also played the AFI Fest – and we’ll be talking about that in a bit – but I saw it here on the East Coast. The French-language aspect might hinder its chances at Oscar
I finally had the chance to see The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, after missing it in theaters. The buzz surrounding this film is spot on, making this one of the best ensemble films of the year. John Madden directed the fantastic cast of veteran thespians, which include Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Penelope Wilton, Tom Wilkinson, Dev Patel, and Ronald Pickup.The film is based on Deborah Moggach’s 2004 novel, and is a nice mix of drama and comedy.
The carnival-barker title of Stars in Shorts is practically begging for an exclamation point, but its appeal to name recognition makes commercial sense: it’s an attempt to position short films as something other than film festival fodder or the things that screw up people’s Oscar ballots. The seven-film anthology is
An award-winning, all-star cast, led by Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, and Maggie Smith, lights up this “buoyant comedy laced with genuine emotion.” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) When seven cash-strapped seniors decide to “outsource” their retirement to a resort in far-off India, friendship and romance blossom in the most
The highly anticipated new James Bond film Skyfall now has two new full-length trailers. Both trailers show a lot of the same footage but still have a few differing segments so it’s definitely worth watching both. I wasn’t too impressed with Casino Royale from Daniel Craig James Bond era but
We dished on Joss Whedon’s The Avengers last week, so let’s discuss the Oscar likelihood of two films with much smaller scales: John Madden’s The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom. To date, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has grossed roughly $35.5 million in the States
It’s that time again! Another weekly DVD/Blu-Ray Roundup! Here are the new releases for the week and my opinion on whether you should Skip It! Rent It! or Buy It! There are several big release this week which include: The Adventures of Tintin, The Descendants, My Week with Marilyn and
News recently surfaced that Ralph Fiennes will be replacing Judi Dench’s character, M, in the new 007 film, SKYFALL. The official statement is as follows: “Ralph Fiennes play’s a government agent, which we never get a name on, because he is set to play the new M.” A little vague
Here are two cool poster designs for Clint Eastwood’s upcoming film J. EDGAR. Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench, Armie Hammer, Josh Lucas and Ken Howard fill out this amazing cast. The film is based on the life of J. Edgar Hoover, the man often credited with making the FBI