A Dog’s Purpose opens in theaters this Friday but I am still not sure whether or not I’ll be seeing the movie. Lasse Hallström directs from a screenplay written by W. Bruce Cameron & Cathryn Michon and Audrey Wells and Maya Forbes & Wally Wolodarsky. The script, in turn, was based on Cameron’s book. The movie, produced by Gavin Palone, stars Britt Robertson, KJ Apa, John Ortiz, with Dennis Quaid and Josh Gad. Cameron wrote…"A Dog’s Purpose: To See Or Not To See The Movie"
Nominations for the 89th Academy Awards were announced this morning. In a change from the press conference of prior years, a video package was put together and streamed live online. Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs was joined by former Oscar winners and nominees for the announcement. The 89th Oscar Ceremony will be held Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the ceremony will…"89th Academy Awards: Oscar Nominations Announced"
La La Land led the field with eleven nominations as the BAFTA nominations were announced this morning. Arrival and Nocturnal Animals were next with nine nominations. The EE British Academy Film Awards will be held on Sunday, February 12th at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Hosted by Stephen Fry, the awards show will air in the United States on BBC America. BEST FILM ARRIVAL Dan Levine, Shawn Levy, David Linde, Aaron Ryder I, DANIEL…"EE British Academy Film Awards in 2017: Nominations"
A few days after announcing the nominations for television categories and digital series, the Producers Guild of America announced the nominations for theatrical and animated motion pictures. The 28th annual awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. In addition to announcing the winners, the PGA will present honors to Tom Rothman (Milestone Award), James L. Brooks (Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television), Irwin Winkler…"2017 Producers Guild Awards: Theatrical Nominations"
Just as in prior years, all movies released that I have seen during the calendar year are eligible for the Solzy Awards. Thankfully, I am in Chicago now so films that otherwise would not have opened up in Kentucky until after the new year starts have been seen such as Hidden Figures. Movies going wide after the new year, such as Patriots Day, Silence, Paterson, and 20th Century Women are not eligible for consideration. In…"The Solzy Awards for Film in 2016"
Bridey Elliott, a member of the famed Elliott family in comedy, has turned to Kickstarter to finance Clara’s Ghost. The project’s goal of $30,000 needs to be raised by 1:32 AM EST on Monday, January 16, 2017. Set over the course of a single evening at the Reynolds’ Family home in suburban Connecticut, Clara’s Ghost tells the story of Clara Reynolds who, fed up with constant ribbing from her self-centered showbiz family, finds solace in…"Bridey Elliott to direct family in Clara’s Ghost"
It was reported yesterday by The Hollywood Reporter that David Ayer would be re-teaming with Margot Robbie on Gotham City Sirens, a movie that would feature all the female villains of the DC Universe. Robbie’s Harley Quinn was the breakout star in Suicide Squad this summer. Robbie was likely the best thing from Suicide Squad, which was horribly trashed by the critics but went on to gross nearly $750 million worldwide. In addition to Quinn,…"Gotham City Sirens in the works for DC Comics with Margot Robbie"
The SAG Award nominations were announced this morning and they were not without some shockers. The biggest shock of all was Emily Blunt’s performance in October’s The Girl on the Train being nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role. Natalie Portman, Meryl Streep, Annette Bening, and Emma Stone were seen as locks for nominations. With Amy Adams, Ruth Negga, and Isabelle Huppert also in contention, it was a big question…"23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations: Analysis"
Common and Sophia Bush announced the nominations this morning for the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, to be held live Sunday, January 29, 2017 on TBS and TNT. THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role CASEY AFFLECK / Lee Chandler – “MANCHESTER BY THE SEA” (Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions) ANDREW GARFIELD / Desmond Doss – “HACKSAW RIDGE” (Lionsgate) RYAN GOSLING / Sebastian –“LA LA LAND” (Lionsgate) VIGGO…"23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations"
This morning, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for the 2017 Golden Globe Awards for the films and television in the year ending in a few weeks. My own personal opinion of the HFPA not withstanding, there are some definite snubs on both the film and television fronts. With the films being separated into both comedy and drama, there can be some surprises that won’t otherwise be considered for the Oscars. I tend…"2017 Golden Globe Awards: Quick Take Analysis"