The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation announced a number of winners (but not all) for the 2015 GLAAD Media Awards at a ceremony in Beverly Hills, CA Saturday night.
Is the shine off the "Divergent" series already? Granted, the first film wasn't necessarily a critics favorite, but it earned some begrudging respect for Shailene Woodley's performance and the fact Woodley and co-star Theo James actually had some on screen chemistry. The reaction to "Insurgent" hasn't even been that mixed.
There is always a lot of discussion about whether this actor or actress got snubbed for a Golden Globe, SAG Awards or Oscar nomination, but you know who got royally shafted this past season? Ms. Eva Green.
Jim Carrey and Keanu Reeves have both dipped their toes into the indie world throughout their careers, but it's been quite awhile since they were involved with a project that has as much advance buzz as "The Bad Batch" does.
Resentment is a powerful thing, isn't it? Let's take a moment and listen to what Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) has to say at the beginning of this new one-minute preview for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (you can watch it at the bottom of this post).
For the first time in almost 30 years a Steven Spielberg film will not be scored by John Williams. That was the sad news DreamWorks Studios tried to avoid making headlines with this morning with the announcement that Thomas Newman would compose the music for Spielberg's upcoming thriller "Bridge of Spies."
The Comic-Con for movie theater owners, CinemaCon, is just around the corner and the National Association of Theatre Owners is beginning to announce the winners of the annual CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards (or whatever they are going to call it this year). These, ahem, "awards," are often "thank yous" to big stars for making commercially friendly movies and also reminders from the studios that such and such newcomer is someone who might make you a lot of money if you promote their movie in your theater!
Chris Columbus has had his share of misfires, but there may be no filmmaker more underrated for delivering crowd pleasing blockbuster entertainment (and we mean that in the best possible way). This is the man who directed "Home Alone," "Mrs. Doubtfire" and the first two "Harry Potter" movies and produced "The Help" and, for better or worse, all three "Night at the Museum" movies. Is "Pixels" his next slam dunk?
Since modern movie making began Hollywood executives have always looked upon something successful and wondered "How can we do it again"? Whether it was the rash of formulaic teen comedies in the '90s that followed "Clueless" or the attempts to clone the Japanese horror trope of "The Ring" or countless other examples, movie studios and producers haven't been able to help themselves avoid ridiculous levels of copycat syndrome. All you need to do is cast a similar star, hire a director to mimic the first film's tone, find a way to make it just different enough to seem "original" and you've got an easy product to market to a global audience. The latest trend producers can't seem to get enough of? Rip offs of the Liam Neeson blockbuster "Taken" and that’s likely why someone decided to option Jean-Patrick Manchette's 1981 novel "The Prone Gunman” as a movie in the first place. And what better way to recreate that magic than with the man who actually directed "Taken," Pierre Morel himself?
Focus Features officially has two films in the 2015-2016 awards season game. The mini-major recently announced they would distribute Tom Hopper's adaptation of "The Danish Girl" with this year's Best Actor winner Eddie Redmayne. That contender will hit theaters on Nov. 27. Their next player? "Suffragette," another period drama that just happens to star Ms. Meryl Streep.