CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER December 13, 1929 – February 5, 2021Toronto, Ontario, Canada91 years old “I think anger does fuel a successful acting career. To play the great roles, you have to learn how to blaze.” —Christopher Plummer Aristotle, Tolstoy, John Barrymore, Jean Paul Getty. Yes, these are great historical men, but it’s also a list of some of Christoper Plummer’s greatest roles. Robert Wise, Terry … Read More Rest In Peace, Christopher Plummer: (1929–2021)
Welcome to my “Best Of 2019” list. Yes, it’s March. But January and February are the most significant months for me seeing films from the previous year, so I’m just now compiling my thoughts on where I landed with everything. I saw 122 films released in 2019. Here were my favorites: 20. FORD V FERRARI Directed by: James MangoldStudio: 20th Century FoxRelease Date: November … Read More Spotlight: 20 Best Films of 2019
FROZEN IIDisney / Buena Vista | 2019 | 103 min | Rated PGDirected by Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee BUY: $19.99RENT: $4.99 4K: $34.95BR: $39.90DVD: $22.90 4K SB: $34.994K: $29.99BR: $22.99DVD: $19.99 2-BR: $39.994K EX: $34.994K: $29.99BR: $22.99DVD: $19.99 4K EX: $32.964K: $29.96BR: $22.96DVD: $19.96 OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS Why was Elsa born with magical powers? The answer is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together … Read More Tuesday Releases: Frozen II & Knives Out
The mere fact that Rian Johnson made it here thrills me to no end. I loved “Knives Out” but did not see it getting anywhere near the Oscars. “Parasite” and “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” being part of the Big Three make them the front-runners here. But if there’s going to be a jaw-dropping upset, it might be “Knives Out” winning here.
Excellence in Contemporary Film “Knives Out”Jenny Eagan Excellence in Period Film “Jojo Rabbit”Mayes C. Rubeo Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”Ellen Mirojnick Honorees Career Achievement: Michael Kaplan Spotlight: Charlize Theron Distinguished Collaborator: Adam McKay Distinguished Service: Mary Ellen Fields TELEVISION Excellence in Contemporary Television “Schitt’s Creek”Episode: “The Dress”Debra Hanson Excellence in Period Television “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”Episode: “It’s Comedy or Cabbage”Donna Zakowska … Read More Oscars Watch: 22nd Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards
The Writers Guild echoes the sentiments of much of the awards season thus far, giving nominations to “Knives Out” and Rian Johnson, “Marriage Story” and Noah Baumbach, “Parasite” and Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won, and “Jojo Rabbit” and Taika Waititi.
Chalk another one up for “Parasite,” this time winning the Best Independent Film from the Chicago Indie Critics. It also won Best Supporting Actor, tied for Best Director, and Best Foreign Language Film.
AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR “1917” “The Farewell” “The Irishman” “Jojo Rabbit” “Joker” “Knives Out” “Little Women” “Marriage Story” “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” “Richard Jewell” AFI TV PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR “Chernobyl” “The Crown” “Fosse/Verdon” “Game Of Thrones” “Pose” “Succession” “Unbelievable” “Veep” “Watchmen” “When They See Us” AFI SPECIAL AWARD “Parasite” AFI SPECIAL AWARD “Fleabag”
Nothing was competition for Disney’s “Frozen II” this weekend, as it added $85.9 million for the normal three-day weekend and $100.9 million for the extended weekend. At an average of $19,364 per 4,440 theaters, it was also able to hang on to the POPCORN AWARD for the second weekend in a row. Even though it couldn’t compete, “Knives Out” opened to a staggering $26.7 … Read More Game Of Box Offices: “Frozen II” Ices “Knives Out” Over The Thanksgiving Weekend
<Click film’s poster to see info/trailer> KNIVES OUT Directed By: Rian JohnsonStudio: Lionsgate Official Synopsis: Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in KNIVES OUT, a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after … Read More Theatrical Releases: Knives Out & Queen and Slim
KNIVES OUT NOVEMBER 27, 2019 DIRECTED BY: RIAN JOHNSON Official Synopsis: A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family. Starring: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, and Christopher Plummer Screenplay By: Rian Johnson Cinematography By: Steve Yedlin Music By: Nathan Johnson Edited By: Bob Ducsay … Read More New Trailer: Knives Out — Official Trailer #1