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New Trailer: The Glass Castle – Official Trailer #2

THE GLASS CASTLE Synopsis: Based on a memoir, four siblings must learn to take care of themselves as their responsibility-averse, free-spirit parents both inspire and inhibit them. When sober, the children’s brilliant and charismatic father captured their imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Meanwhile, their mother abhorred the idea of domesticity … Read More New Trailer: The Glass Castle – Official Trailer #2

New Trailer: The Glass Castle – Official Trailer #1

THE GLASS CASTLE || Fresh off her Academy Award win for her dramatic turn as a kidnapped mother in Room, Brie Larson enters into another emotionally toiling role in The Glass Castle, which is based on the 2005 best-selling memoirs of the same title by Jeannette Walls, to whom Larson plays the grown up version of. In the film and the memoirs, Walls recounts … Read More New Trailer: The Glass Castle – Official Trailer #1

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Oscars Watch: 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Nominees

No real surprises anywhere here. Could be pretty close to what we see come Oscar nominations. Expect Jake Gyllenhaal (“Nightcrawler”) to be the top of the dark horses in the Best Actor category however, possibly pushing out David Oyelowo (“Selma”) or Timothy Spall (“Mr. Turner”). Also, with enough attention on Jennifer Aniston and her performance in “Cake,” that could also nudge her into the … Read More Oscars Watch: 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Nominees

Quick Review: Adore (2013)

ADORE BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLDECEMBER 23, 2013 Bringing new meaning to the Oedipus complex, “Adore” revolves around two best friends who grow up together from a very young age, spending most of their time swimming out to a raft in the stunningly gorgeous Australian seaside. All grown up, Lil and Roz, played by Naomi Watts and Robin Wright, continue their relationship, practically coming off like … Read More Quick Review: Adore (2013)

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One Minute Review: The Impossible (2012)

The Impossible One of the most powerful “based on a true story” films I have ever seen, “The Impossible” not only depicts an actual natural disaster with the brilliance and detail of the actual cataclysmic event, but does so in an emotionally engaging and entertaining way. Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts both take their turns carrying the film and both display the deep emotion … Read More One Minute Review: The Impossible (2012)

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2013 Oscars Challenge: [7] The Impossible – One Nomination

THE IMPOSSIBLE Nominated Role: As Maria, Naomi Watts portrays a wife and mother struggling to survive in the aftermath of a terrifying tsunami. There are two cases to be made for Naomi Watts’ performance in “The Impossible” and whether she deserves her first Academy Awards win (nominated only once in 2003 for her leading role in “21 Grams”). The first case is that she … Read More 2013 Oscars Challenge: [7] The Impossible – One Nomination

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For Your Consideration 2011: “J. Edgar”

Any film with the name Clint Eastwood attached is destined to be nominated for an Academy Award. Not only do I believe a Best Picture nod will come from this film but also Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Make-up (probably Best Original Screenplay as well). Having just seen this film last night, the Oscar feel is definitely in this film … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “J. Edgar”