Tag: jessica chastain

New Trailer: IT: Chapter Two – Official Teaser Trailer #1

IT: CHAPTER TWO SEPTEMBER 6, 2019 DIRECTED BY: ANDRÉS MUSCHIETTI Official Synopsis: Twenty-seven years later, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back. Starring: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Jay Ryan, Isaiah Mustafa, James Ransone, Andy Bean, and Bill Skarsgård Screenplay By: Gary Dauberman Based On: “It” by Stephen King Cinematography By: Checco Varese Music … Read More New Trailer: IT: Chapter Two – Official Teaser Trailer #1

New Trailer: X-Men: Dark Phoenix – Official Trailer #2

X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX JUNE 7, 2019 DIRECTED BY: SIMON KINBERG Official Synopsis: In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more … Read More New Trailer: X-Men: Dark Phoenix – Official Trailer #2

New Trailer: X-Men: Dark Phoenix – Official Trailer #1

X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX FEBRUARY 14, 2019 DIRECTED BY: SIMON KINBERG Official Synopsis: In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more … Read More New Trailer: X-Men: Dark Phoenix – Official Trailer #1

2018 Oscars Challenge: [13] “Molly’s Game” – Best Adapted Screenplay

“MOLLY’S GAME” Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin Based On “Molly’s Game: From Hollywood’s Elite to Wall Street’s Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker” by Molly Bloom Director: Aaron Sorkin Producers: Mark Gordon, Amy Pascal, and Matt Jackson Cinematographer: Charlotte Bruus Christensen Editors: Alan Baumgarten, Elliot Graham, and Josh Schaeffer Composer: Daniel Pemberton Distributor: STX Entertainment Release Date: December 25, … Read More 2018 Oscars Challenge: [13] “Molly’s Game” – Best Adapted Screenplay

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For Your Consideration 2017: STX Entertainment’s “Molly’s Game”

MOLLY’S GAME || The true story of Molly Bloom, a beautiful, young, Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her … Read More For Your Consideration 2017: STX Entertainment’s “Molly’s Game”

New Trailer: Molly’s Game – Official Trailer #2

MOLLY’S GAME Synopsis: The true story of Molly Bloom, a beautiful, young, Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknown to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her … Read More New Trailer: Molly’s Game – Official Trailer #2

New Trailer: Molly’s Game – Official Trailer #1

MOLLY’S GAME Synopsis: The true story of Molly Bloom, a beautiful, young, Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknown to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her … Read More New Trailer: Molly’s Game – Official Trailer #1

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Oscars Watch: 87th Academy Awards Nominations

Best Picture “American Sniper” “Birdman” “Boyhood” “Gone Girl” “The Grand Budapest Hotel” “The Imitation Game” “Selma” “The Theory Of Everything” “Whiplash” Actor in a Leading Role Steve Carrell, “Foxcatcher” Bradley Cooper, “American Sniper” Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game” Michael Keaton, “Birdman” Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory Of Everything” Actress in a Leading Role Amy Adams, “Big Eyes” || Marion Cotillard, “Two Days, One Night” Felicity … Read More Oscars Watch: 87th Academy Awards Nominations

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Nevada Film Critics Society Awards

Nevada strays completely from the pack and gives “Gone Girl” its first Best Film of the Year win. It really is a great film and should get some recognition come Academy Award time but one vote isn’t going to do it much. “Nightcrawler” also gets some love, both for Dan Gilroy (Director and Screenplay) and Jake Gyllenhaal. “Big Hero 6” also gets one of … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Nevada Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Indiana Film Critics Association Awards

The big question everyone is asking is: “can Boyhood win when it counts?” which is at the Oscars. Yes, it has been cleaning up through the film critics awards, but they love their independent darlings. Oscar, on the hand, is a mixed bag. Personally, I am hoping for a “Birdman” win on the big night, but most people that I know are in the … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Indiana Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 National Board Of Review Awards

The National Board Of Review goes completely outside the box with their pick for the best film of the year with J.C. Chandor’s “A Most Violent Year”. Giving Jessica Chastain the win for Best Supporting Actress leaves speculation up for whether this support comes in the wake of “Interstellar” demanding Chastain not lobby for Chandor’s film over Nolan’s or whether “A Most Violent Year” … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 National Board Of Review Awards

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2013 Oscars Challenge: [26] Zero Dark Thirty – Five Nominations

ZERO DARK THIRTY BEST PICTURE Before the Oscar nominations were announced, “Zero Dark Thirty” was the strong leader for Best Picture per general consensus in the critics circles, topping the ranks of over half the countries critics. But then the nominations were announced and the slander campaign began for Kathryn Bigelow’s latest film, bringing the question of authenticity to the table. Despite these remarks, … Read More 2013 Oscars Challenge: [26] Zero Dark Thirty – Five Nominations

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Oscars Watch: 2012 Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Film Argo         Zero Dark Thirty         Moonrise Kingdom         Django Unchained         Silver Linings Playbook         Beasts of the Southern Wild         The Master         Lincoln         Looper         Les Misérables Best Director Ben Affleck (Argo) Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) Best Actress Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) Best Supporting Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master) Best Supporting Actress Anne Hathaway (Les … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture ”Argo” Top Ten Films “Argo” “The Avengers” “Beasts of the Southern Wild” “Les Misérables” “Life of Pi” “Lincoln” “Moonrise Kingdom” “Silver Linings Playbook” “Skyfall” “Zero Dark Thirty” Best Director Kathryn Bigelow – “Zero Dark Thirty” Best Actor in a Leading Role Daniel Day-Lewis – “Lincoln” Best Actress in a Leading Role Jessica Chastain – “Zero Dark Thirty” Best Actor in a Supporting … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 Indiana Film Journalists Association Awards

Best Film Safety Not Guaranteed Beasts of the Southern Wild (Runner-up) Best Director Quentin Tarantino – Django Unchained Kathryn Bigelow – Zero Dark Thirty (Runner-up) Best Actor Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook and Daniel Day Lewis – Lincoln (Tie) Best Actress Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook (Runner-up) Best Supporting Actor Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln Christoph … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 Indiana Film Journalists Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 Utah Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture Winner: Zero Dark Thirty (runner-up: Looper) Best Achievement in Directing Winner: Wes Anderson, Moonrise Kingdom (runner-up: Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty) Best Lead Performance by an Actor Winner: Joaquin Phoenix, The Master (runner-ups: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln, & John Hawkes, The Sessions) Best Lead Performance by an Actress Winners: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty  & Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook (Tie) Best Supporting … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 Utah Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

Best Film: “Lincoln” “Argo” “Zero Dark Thirty” “Life of Pi” “Les Miserables” “Moonrise Kingdom” “Silver Linings Playbook” “Skyfall” “The Master” “Beasts of the Southern Wild” Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln” Runners-up: Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master” John Hawkes, “The Sessions” Hugh Jackman, “Les Miserables” Denzel Washington, “Flight” Best Actress: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty Runners-up: Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook” Helen Mirren, “Hitchcock” Emmanuelle Riva, … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 St. Louis Film Critics Association Awards

Best Film: “Argo “ (runners-up: “Life of Pi” and “Lincoln”) Best Director: Ben Affleck (“Argo”) (runner-up): Quentin Tarantino (“Django Unchained”) and Benh Zeitlin (“Beasts of the Southern Wild”) Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis (“Lincoln”) (runner-up): John Hawkes (“The Sessions”) Best Actress: Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty”) (runners-up): Jennifer Lawrence (“Silver Linings Playbook”) Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz (“Django Unchained”) (runner-up): Tommy Lee Jones (“Lincoln”) Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 St. Louis Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty (last year: Tree of Life) Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty (last year: Terrence Malick, Tree of Life) Best Actress: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty (Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn) Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln (last year: Michael Shannon, Take Shelter) Best Supporting Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master (last year: Albert Brooks, Drive) Best Supporting Actress: … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards

Best Film Zero Dark Thirty Best Director Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty) Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) Best Actress Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) Best Supporting Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master) Best Supporting Actress Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables) Best Original Screenplay Rian Johnson (Looper) Best Adapted Screenplay David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook) Best Cinematography Claudio Miranda (Life of Pi) Best Art Direction … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards

First Annual BOFCA Awards BEST PICTURE: ZERO DARK THIRTY BEST DIRECTOR: Kathryn Bigelow, ZERO DARK THIRTY BEST ACTOR: Daniel Day-Lewis, LINCOLN BEST ACTRESS: Jessica Chastain, ZERO DARK THIRTY BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Tommy Lee Jones, LINCOLN BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Anne Hathaway, LES MISERABLES BEST SCREENPLAY: Tony Kushner, LINCOLN BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: OSLO, AUGUST 31ST BEST DOCUMENTARY: HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE BEST ANIMATED FILM: … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 National Board of Review Awards

Best Film:  ZERO DARK THIRTY Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, ZERO DARK THIRTY Best Actor: Bradley Cooper, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK Best Actress: Jessica Chastain, ZERO DARK THIRTY Best Supporting Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, DJANGO UNCHAINED Best Supporting Actress: Ann Dowd, COMPLIANCE Best Original Screenplay: Rian Johnson, LOOPER Best Adapted Screenplay: David O. Russell, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK Best Animated Feature: WRECK-IT RALPH Special Achievement in Filmmaking: Ben Affleck, ARGO Breakthrough Actor: Tom Holland, THE IMPOSSIBLE Breakthrough Actress: Quvenzhané Wallis,  BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD Best Directorial Debut: Benh Zeitlin, BEASTS OF THE … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 National Board of Review Awards

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For Your Consideration 2012: Zero Dark Thirty

Kathryn Bigelow surprised everyone when she won the 2009 Academy Award for both Best Director and Best Picture for her war related film “The Hurt Locker”. Fast forward three years, to 2012, and she hasn’t done a film since. Now, this December, her latest film “Zero Dark Thirty” is causing everyone to hold their breath, seeing if this will grab any nominations. With her … Read More For Your Consideration 2012: Zero Dark Thirty

New Trailer: Another Guillermo del Toro Produced Horror Flick – Mama: Official Trailer

The last great horror film that Guillermo del Toro executive produced was “The Orphanage”, which is such a fantastic film in general even without the attachment. Since then I have held out for the next subtle horror film to carry del Toro’s name. “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” came close, but no cigar, even though he garnered a writing credit as well. Upon … Read More New Trailer: Another Guillermo del Toro Produced Horror Flick – Mama: Official Trailer

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Proof Review: Lawless (2012)

Release Date August 29, 2012 Director John Hillcoat Screenplay Nick Cave Based On The Novel By Matt Bondurant Distributed By The Weinstein Company FilmNation Entertainment Budget $26 million Crime, Drama Rated R for strong grisly violence and language 116 minutes Lawless “Lawless” is the perfect Prohibition-era film, with everything it takes to make a phenomenal period piece. Set in the backwoods of Virginia, the … Read More Proof Review: Lawless (2012)

New Trailer: Lawless

LAWLESS / Yes, yes, yes! The first Lawless trailer hit the web today and I couldn’t be more excited. Director of The Proposition and The Road, John Hillcoat, returns to the big screen with his prohibition period piece about a group of brothers (Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy) delving in the bootleg business when their way of life is threatened by a deputy (Guy Pearce) … Read More New Trailer: Lawless

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2012 Oscars Challenge: [40] The Help & 4 Nominations

[6 OUT OF 46 FILMS REMAINING]-[4 DAYS TO OSCARS] One of the weaker films in the Best Picture category, this film will probably gain most of the acting awards with one fell-swoop. Even at the Golden Globes, winner Meryl Streep said that Viola Davis deserved the award more. Much better than Streep’s performance, Davis should be able to capture this award. Though I would … Read More 2012 Oscars Challenge: [40] The Help & 4 Nominations

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Oscars Watch: 2011 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

BEST PICTURE Winner: “The Descendants.” Runner-Up: “The Tree of Life.” BEST DIRECTOR, Winner: Terrence Malick, “The Tree of Life.” Runner-Up: Martin Scorsese, “Hugo.” BEST ACTOR, Winner: Michael Fassbender, “A Dangerous Method,” “Jane Eyre,” “Shame,” “X-Men: First Class.” Runner-Up: Michael Shannon, “Take Shelter.” BEST ACTRESS, Winner: Yun Jung-hee, “Poetry.” Runner-Up: Kirsten Dunst, “Melancholia.” BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, Winner: Jessica Chastain, “Coriolanus,” “The Debt,” “The Help,” “Take … Read More Oscars Watch: 2011 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 16th Annual Golden Satellite Awards

BEST PICTURE The Descendants BEST DIRECTOR Nicolas Winding Refn – Drive BEST ACTOR Ryan Gosling – Drive BEST ACTRESS Viola Davis – The Help BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Albert Brooks – Drive BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Jessica Chastain – The Tree of Life BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY Alexander Payne, Based On The Novel By Kaui Hart Hemmings, Jim Rash, Nat Faxon – The Descendants BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY … Read More Oscars Watch: 16th Annual Golden Satellite Awards

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Proof Review: The Debt (2011)

Release Date August 31, 2011 Director John Madden Screenplay Matthew Vaughn Jane Goldman Peter Straughan Based On Film By Assaf Bernstein Ido Rosenblum Distributed By Focus Features Miramax Budget $20 million Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller Rated R for some violence and language 113 minutes The Debt From the trailers, what came off as an action-packed thriller was anything but. Instead of fighting a list … Read More Proof Review: The Debt (2011)

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For Your Consideration 2011: “Coriolanus”

Based on the Shakespearian tragedy of the same title, it is hard to justify why “Coriolanus” would not get an Adapted Screenplay nomination. However, marking Ralph Fiennes directorial debut, the rest of the film may end up empty-handed (talk of Vanessa Redgrave gaining a nomination is stirring though). BEST PICTURE Produced by Ralph Fiennes, Colin Vaines, John Logan, Gabrielle Tana, Julia Taylor-Stanle BEST DIRECTING … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “Coriolanus”

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For Your Consideration 2011: “Take Shelter”

Winning the 50th Critics’ Week Grand Prix at Cannes Film Festival, “Take Shelter” is one of my many anticipated films of the year, starring Michael Shannon in yet another Jeff Nichols directed film (the two paired in “Shotgun Stories”). Both Nichols’ writing and Shannon’s are gaining attention, though may I point out that Jessica Chastain is being considered in her fourth film of the … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “Take Shelter”

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For Your Consideration 2011: “The Tree of Life”

More times than not, it is the films like “The Tree of Life”, which people have such a polarized opinions of, that actually end up being nominated for Academy Awards. The Terrence Malicks and Lars von Triers are some of the most imaginative and inspirational directors of our time, but often not understood, causing the love them or hate them reactions. “The Tree of … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “The Tree of Life”

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For Your Consideration 2011: “The Help”

The surprise success of the summer, “The Help” held the top spot in the weekend box office for four straight weekends in a row, having made $168 million in its theater run,  and only costing about $25 million to produce. With astonishing and heartwarming performances from several of the actresses in the film, specifically Viola Davis and Jessica Chastain, some acting nominations are almost … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “The Help”

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For Your Consideration 2011: “The Debt”

Of the many breakthrough stars this year, Jessica Chastain has to be my favorite actress of them all. Present in both “The Help” and “The Tree of Life”, Chastain is also up for consideration in “The Debt”. Though I do not doubt the quality of “The Debt”, I do not see many nominations coming out of this film come awards season. I really do … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “The Debt”

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Proof Review: Stolen (2009)

Do not expect any Mad Men performances here. The biggest reason to see Stolen is strictly for the cast and only a handful of the cast at that. Those who are looking for a striking genre piece or stroke-of-genius storytelling would do best to look for it elsewhere.