No Shockers As Screen Actors Follow Awards Season Script (AWARDS 2019)

As predictable as a Hollywood formula, the Screen Actors Guild handed out acting awards to the presumptive favorites in four individual categories, and a leading Best Picture contender from their five cast nominees. Joaquin Phoenix, Renee Zellweger, Laura Dern and Brad Pitt all won their respective awards in leading and supporting categories, just as they [...]

Colin Trevorrow’s EPISODE IX Script Has Leaked. Here’s The Full Breakdown. (ANALYSIS)

It was bound to happen: the screenplay for Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly’s version of Star Wars: Episode IX has leaked. And it's true. All of it. A full draft of the script is nowhere to be downloaded (yet), but between the Reddit postings about its contents as well as other accountings by others who’ve gotten their hands on a [...]

Adam Sandler & The Safdie Brothers Drop New Short Film Online (VIDEO)

https://vimeo.com/382811408 The Safdie Brothers have cut another gem with Adam Sandler. Released on the heels of their critically-acclaimed collaboration Uncut Gems, NYC writer/director siblings Josh and Benny Safdie have dropped a bonus short film online that they made with Uncut star Adam Sandler. It has nothing to do with that intense feature-length drama they made [...]

IRISHMAN VFX Featurette Reveals ILM’s De-Aging Technology (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OF-lElIlZM0 Martin Scorsese's The Irishman is among the year's big Oscar heavyweights, having just scored 10 Academy Award nominations including Best Picture. One of the categories it's a contender in (and favored to win) is Best Visual Effects, for the groundbreaking digital de-aging by Industrial Light & Magic. In this extended 13-minute featurette, Scorsese and his [...]

1917 Featurette Shows How Filmmakers Made A “One Shot” Epic (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQfybDxplPw Hot off a #1 wide release debut, a Best Picture - Drama win at the Golden Globes, and on the cusp of major Oscar nominations, Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes (American Beauty) finds his new World War I epic 1917 one of the most buzzed about films of the awards season. At the core [...]

JUST MERCY (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated PG-13 (for thematic content including some racial epithets, and some language) Released: December 25, 2019 limited; wide January 10, 2020 Runtime: 136 minutes Directed by: Destin Daniel Cretton Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson, Rob Morgan, Tim Blake Nelson, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Karan Kendrick, Rafe Spall Even in the face [...]