Not content to helm the highest-grossing film of all time (not adjusted for inflation), JJ Abrams is back just three months after the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as the producer behind 10 Cloverfield Lane, the latest feature-length film to emerge from Abrams’ seemingly inexhaustible “mystery box” (a
LOVE THE COOPERS: A way too soon, holiday-centered comedy-drama with nothing that the talismanic invocation of the word “family” can’t fix.
THE GAMBLER: A slick, superficial, cod-philosophical take on gambling addiction.
Rupert Wyatt’s The Gambler will have its world premiere on Nov. 10 at this year’s AFI Fest – more specifically, in the Dolby Theatre. The remake of the 1974 drama that earned James Caan a Golden Globe nomination stars Mark Wahlberg, Brie Larson, Jessica Lange, Michael Kenneth Williams, and John
The Monuments Men could have been Ocean’s Eleven circa World War II. Instead, it’s more like Ocean’s Twelve.
The Monuments Men is an upcoming action thriller starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville and John Goodman. Set for release in February 2014, the trailer’s fast paced visual production portrays the plot’s excitement. [youtube id=”CreneTs7sGs” width=”600″ height=”350″] Upon the first fade
If a filmmaker – or in this case, filmmakers – can be underrated and overlooked despite winning multiple Academy Awards and producing fifteen, mostly critically acclaimed films over four decades, then Joel and Ethan Coen qualify. It’s not that their films don’t receive critical praise or commercial validation, but rather
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
There’s an interesting mixture of releases this week. The Hangover Part 3 is the one to get to complete your Hangover Trilogy collection!
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
As if it needed another boost, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave won the Toronto International Film Festival’s audience award. The runners-up were Stephen Frears’ Philomena and Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners. Expect the latter to be the big ticket this weekend as its only new competition comes in the form of
We Oscar obsessives discuss the Academy Awards throughout the year, but the Toronto International Film Festival kicks off what we refer to as the Oscar season – and with good reason, as we have lots of ground to cover this week. Bill Condon’s The Fifth Estate kicked off the fest with
The Telluride Film Festival came to a close on Monday. Of course, the festival didn’t end without showcasing a number of potential Oscar contenders. Films like J.C. Chandor’s All is Lost, the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis, and Alexander Payne’s Nebraska already played at Cannes; the stateside premieres led to