LAS VEGAS - 20th Century Fox found themselves mostly on the Oscar sidelines last year thanks to "Gone Girl" director David Fincher's unwillingness to partake in such matters, but 2015 looks like it's going to be a completely different story. On Thursday the studio highlighted much of its upcoming slate including footage from expected hits such as "Spy," "The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials" and "Victor Frankenstein." What really popped, however, are four titles that could make big waves during the upcoming awards season.
LAS VEGAS - Clint Eastwood took center stage at CinemaCon on Wednesday during a lunch and Q&A reflecting on his career. The 84-year-old legend was on hand to receive an award from Fandango for "American Sniper," his biggest hit to date.
LAS VEGAS - Without massive tentpoles on the horizon this year, Paramount Pictures pulled off the impossible and actually created some buzz Tuesday morning on the first full day of CinemaCon. It all began with the Arnold Schwarzenegger kicking things off with a sneak of "Terminator: Genisys."
LAS VEGAS - Warner Bros. is still the grand old lady of Hollywood and the studio brought out a slew of stars for its annual CinemaCon presentation. They also, unlike some of their sister studios, pretty much went through their entire slate for 2015 and dipped a toe into 2016. What really got us percolating, however, were the first signs of a Johnny Depp comeback.
Xavier Dolan just can't stay away from the Cannes Film Festival. Last year's Special Jury prize winner for "Mommy" thought he should have won the Palm d'Or and now he'll be part of the jury deciding that prestigious honor. Oh, my.
LAS VEGAS - Paramount Pictures presentation at the 5th Annual CinemaCon convention featured a former California governor and a hilarious bit from an infamous male model, but it was Tom Cruise appearing on behalf of "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" that really got the world's theater owners jazzed.
Nothing is more frustrating than watching a film with so much potential make one disastrous mistake after another. That, sadly, is the disappointing reality of Lee Toland Kreiger's "The Age of Adaline."
The creative success of "Marvel's Daredevil" hasn't just proven that a superhero series can play to adults and thrive on Netflix. It's also reinforced the notion that there are some superheroes who are just more suited for the small screen than the big screen. Granted, one particular hero will have both versions dangerously available for public consumption (we're looking at you Flash), but the line is starting to be drawn about which characters work best and in which medium.
Not only is Denis Villeneuve heading to Cannes for the first time with "Sicario," but the Canadian filmmaker may have his second lead for his next film, the untitled "Blade Runner" sequel.
Once again, the world is coming to Cannes and with it some of the more anticipated films of the year. Festival du Cannes President Pierre Lescure and General Delgate (aka Festival Director) Thierry Fremaux revealed this year's main competition and Un Certain Regard slates during a long and rambling press conference early this morning and a number of American auteurs are once again in the mix.