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Another day, another list of nominations annnounced. Today it’s the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Golden Globes, and pushing its reign further towards Oscar success is Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty“, which picked up nominations including Best Picture, Best Director for Bigelow and Best Screenplay for Mark Boal. Quentin Tarantino‘s “Django Unchained” is bouncing back from being left out of yesterday’s SAG nominations with five nominations including two in Best Supporting Actor in a Drama for Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio. “Zero Dark Thirty” star Jessica Chastain has been nominated inRead More
The actors have spoken, and they love “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Lincoln” (who can blame them?). The two Oscar frontrunners led the pack this morning, landing four nominations each as the Screen Actors Guild announced their nominees for 2012. Both films were nominated for Best Actor – Bradley Cooper squeezed in somewhat surprisingly for “Silver Linings”, while Daniel Day-Lewis’ Lincoln portrayal ranks among the finest of the year and was a sure bet. Jennifer Lawrence continues to dominate the Best Actress category, though her closest rival Jessica Chastain for criticalRead More
It’s almost that time of year again, when young actors who are lucky enough to be recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences see a drastic rise in their profiles and the movie offers come flooding in. But first, you have to get nominated. With critics awards already underway and the SAG and Golden Globe nominations both coming this week (!!), now is the perfect time to check in on the dozens of young actors who are vying for just a few spots come Oscar nomination timeRead More
Bradley Cooper has been named Best Actor by the National Board of Review for his performance in “Silver Lings Playbook”, while Jessica Chastain has won Best Actress for “Zero Dark Thirty”, which also took home the top honor of Best Picture. Supporting acting honors went to Leonardo Dicaprio for “Django Unchained” and Ann Dowd for “Compliance.” The cast of “Les Miserables” – Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks et al – will share the Best Ensemble award, though none were awarded individually. Over in the Breakthrough acting categories,Read More
After an initial teaser trailer that was as mysterious as the mission itself, we finally have a full-length trailer for Kathryn Bigelow’s Osama Bin Laden thriller “Zero Dark Thirty”, and there’s plenty more exposition contained here. For one thing, it’s great to see Jessica Chastain taking prominence, as the analyst who uncovered the intelligence that ultimately led to the raid on Bin Laden’s compound by Navy SEAL Team Six, which in the film will be played by the likes of Joel Edgerton, Jason Clarke and Chris Pratt. The parting shotRead More
Kathryn Bigelow has been deep in development and production on her first film since winning the Best Picture Oscar for 2009′s “The Hurt Locker”, and today the teaser trailer for Osama Bin Laden thriller “Zero Dark Thirty” has been unveiled. The film, like the mission itself, has been shrouded in controversy and secrecy, with a cast led by Joel Edgerton, Jessica Chastain and Kyle Chandler. As for the mysterious and slightly confusing title, Bigelow tells EW, “It’s a military term for 30 minutes after midnight, and it refers also toRead More
Nina Arianda is a name to keep your eyes on. Two days after landing a big break playing legendary folk singer Janis Joplin in a biopic entitled “Janis” and to be directed by “Martha Marcy May Marlene” helmer Sean Durkin, the recent Tony award-winning actress has signed on to star alongside Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy in “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby“. “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” is a two part film, “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Hers” and “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His“. The two filmsRead More
John Hillcoat‘s “Lawless” was one of our favorite Cannes films, a vivid and violent film, but also a fun, genuine pleasure to watch. Tom Hardy, Jason Clarke and LaBeouf star as the Bondurant boys, three brothers raising hell in Prohibition era Virgina. Based on a true story and adapted from Matt Bondurant’s ‘The Wettest County in the World”, when the boys get into the business of bootlegging, they run into some nefarious gangster foes including Guy Pearce and an especially sinister Gary Oldman. And they’ve got girl problems too, comingRead More
Another year, another opportunity for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – so often called stodgy, old and conservative – to get some fresh new blood. Every year, around 150-200 new “artists and executives” in the industry are invited to become members. Last year’s new members included recent nominees Jesse Eisenebrg, Rooney Mara and Jennifer Lawrence, as well as Mila Kunis, Anthony Mackie and Mia Wasikowska, and this year’s list is similarly filled with some of our favorite up and comers and recent breakout stars. Jessica Chastain andRead More
Looks like Joel Edgerton is getting to be the kind of busy that forces him to drop out of projects from time to time. The first victim: A reunion with “Zero Dark Thrity” co-star Jessica Chastain in double feature “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him” and “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her.” Edgerton’s role will now be played by British actor James McAvoy. A disappointing turn of events as Edgerton and Chastain were an exciting pairing, but McAvoy is certainly a worthy replacement. Ned Benson wrote both scripts and willRead More