Tag: meryl streep

New Trailer: The Laundromat — Official Netflix Trailer #1

THE LAUNDROMAT SEPTEMBER 27, 2019 DIRECTED BY: STEVEN SODERBERGH Official Synopsis: A widow investigates an insurance fraud, chasing leads to a pair of Panama City law partners exploiting the world’s financial system. Starring: Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas, Jeffrey Wright, Matthias Schoenaerts, James Cromwell, Melissa Rauch, Chris Parnell, Will Forte, David Schwimmer, Robert Patrick, and Sharon Stone Screenplay By: Scott Z. Burns Based … Read More New Trailer: The Laundromat — Official Netflix Trailer #1

New Trailer: Little Women (2019) — Official Trailer #1

LITTLE WOMEN DECEMBER 25, 2019 DIRECTED BY: GRETA GERWIG Official Synopsis: Four sisters come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War. Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Timothée Chalamet, Laura Dern, Meryl Streep, James Norton, Louis Garrel, Bob Odenkirk, Chris Cooper and Abby Quinn Screenplay By: Greta Gerwig Based On: “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott Cinematography … Read More New Trailer: Little Women (2019) — Official Trailer #1

2018 Oscars Challenge: [5] “The Post” – 2 Nominations

“THE POST” Amy Pascal, Steven Spielberg and Kristie Macosko Krieger Director: Steven Spielberg Writers: Liz Hannah & Josh Singer Cinematography: Janusz Kamiński Editor: Nick Houy Composer: John Williams Distributor: 20th Century Fox Release Date: December 22, 2017 Run-time: 116 minutes FILM SYNOPSIS: In 1971, Washington Post owner Kay Graham, the first female publisher of a major newspaper, and executive editor Ben Bradlee debate whether they … Read More 2018 Oscars Challenge: [5] “The Post” – 2 Nominations

New Trailer: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – Official Trailer #1

MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN Synopsis: Young Donna, Sam and Harry forge relationships that resonate in the present. Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Lily James, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Dominic Cooper, Andy Garcia, Cher, and Meryl Streep Directed By: Ol Parker Based On: “Mamma Mia!” by Catherine Johnson Release Date: July 20, 2018 Studio: Universal Pictures

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Oscars Watch: 2017 National Board Of Review Awards

Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” starts the award season in a big way, getting Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Actress, paving the way for Meryl Streep to get her 20th Academy Award nomination. Instead of Spielberg for Best Director, however, Greta Gerwig snuck in, with her highly acclaimed “Lady Bird,” as did Laurie Metcalf, taking Best Supporting Actress. Willem Dafoe rounded out the acting … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 National Board Of Review Awards

New Trailer: The Post – Official Trailer #1

THE POST Synopsis: Ben Bradlee and Kay Graham of The Washington Post challenge the federal government for the right to publish classified information in 1971. Starring: Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep Directed By: Steven Spielberg Music By: John Williams Release Date: December 22, 2017 Studio: 20th Century Fox

2017 Oscars Challenge: [8] “Florence Foster Jenkins” – Best Actress in a Leading Role

MERYL STREEP “Florence Foster Jenkins” Directed by: Stephen Frears Written by: Nicholas Martin Cinematography by: Danny Cohen Music by: Alexandre Desplat Distributed by: Paramount Pictures Release Date: August 12, 2016 Budget: $29 million   MERYL STREEP “Florence Foster Jenkins” Meryl Streep plays Florence Foster Jenkins, an heiress whose enthusiasm for singing is so pronounced that — despite her lack of talent — she decides … Read More 2017 Oscars Challenge: [8] “Florence Foster Jenkins” – Best Actress in a Leading Role

2017 Oscars Challenge: [8] “Florence Foster Jenkins” (2 nominations)

Directed by: Stephen Frears Written by: Nicholas Martin Cinematography by: Danny Cohen Music by: Alexandre Desplat Distributed by: Paramount Pictures Release Date: August 12, 2016 Budget: $29 million   // Produced by Michael Kuhn and Tracey Seaward // Directed by Stephen Frears // // Dated Viewed: Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 // DVD // 39 films – 25 days //

2017 Oscars Challenge: [8] “Florence Foster Jenkins” – Best Costume Design

“FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS” Consolata Boyle Directed by: Stephen Frears Written by: Nicholas Martin Cinematography by: Danny Cohen Music by: Alexandre Desplat Distributed by: Paramount Pictures Release Date: August 12, 2016 Budget: $29 million   FILM SYNOPSIS: Heiress Florence Foster Jenkins has been a champion of music her entire life, although her enthusiastic singing is dreadful. When she decides to give a concert at Carnegie … Read More 2017 Oscars Challenge: [8] “Florence Foster Jenkins” – Best Costume Design

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Oscars Watch: 74th Annual Golden Globe Winners

FILM AWARDS Best Motion Picture – Drama WINNER: “Moonlight” “Hacksaw Ridge” “Hell or High Water” “Lion” “Manchester by the Sea” Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy WINNER: “La La Land” “20th Century Women” “Deadpool” “Florence Foster Jenkins” “Sing Street” Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama WINNER: Casey Affleck (“Manchester by the Sea
”) Joel Edgerton (“Loving
”) Andrew Garfield (“Hacksaw Ridge
”) Viggo Mortensen … Read More Oscars Watch: 74th Annual Golden Globe Winners

Movie Review: The Giver (2014)

THE GIVER BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLDECEMBER 14, 2014 Even Jeff Bridges cannot save “The Giver” from being a young adult retread that comes off even less inspired than its predecessors. The problem is, the Lois Lowry novel came out in 1993, fifteen years before the first “Hunger Games” novel and eighteen years before the first “Divergent” novel. That means this classic should have been the … Read More Movie Review: The Giver (2014)

Movie Review: Rendition (2007)

RENDITION BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLMARCH 4, 2014 Before “Zero Dark Thirty” caught everyone’s attention about the treatment of terrorist suspects in other countries, “Rendition” explored the same basic idea six years before a much lesser audience. But what’s the difference? Were people not ready to hear about the idea of “extraordinary rendition” back then, which was a very real thing that occurred under the go-ahead … Read More Movie Review: Rendition (2007)