‘Office Christmas Party’ Review: Dreaming Of A Raunchy Christmas? This Is The Movie For You
Remember the days when Christmas movies warmed the heart and celebrated the season with sentiment and hope? This season’s offerings seem much more on the raunchy side if the upcoming Bryan Cranston-James Franco comedy Why Him? and Office Christmas Party are any indication. I will get into the former at a later date, but both movies are Christmas comedies that thoroughly land in harder R-rated territory, kind of like The Hangover with egg nog.
The thing that matters in the… Read
Belgium Heads To The Underground Crime World With Its Oscar Entry ‘The Ardennes’
No, not the Dardennes, but The Ardennes is Belgium’s Oscar entry this year.
The feature directorial by Robin Pront about punk criminal brothers who teeter on the edge of a not-so legit life earned the country’s thumbs up this year as its Academy Awards contender beating out The Unknown Girl, the latest movie by the country’s perennial go-tos Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardennes. Many thought Unknown Girl was a given as Belgium’s entry since it premiered at Cannes.
Despite the… Read
How Denzel Washington Took Tony & Pulitzer Winner ‘Fences’ To The Altar Of Oscar Race – The Contenders Video
Director-star Denzel Washington along with Viola Davis and the entire key cast of the new film version of Fences lit up the Paramount Pictures panel at last month’s big awards-season event, our sixth annual The Contenders Presented By Deadline. The all-day event at the DGA theater saw Oscar and key guild voters give a standing ovation to the cast when I introduced them after an extended eight-minute clip from the film was shown.
Washington, who is also one of the… Read
‘La La Land’ Review: A Gorgeous Musical Romance For This Age – And The Ages
Editors note: This review originally was published August 31 after La La Land‘s Venice premiere. It opens in theaters today.
Coming off the promise of the Oscar-winning Whiplash, it will be no surprise that writer-director Damien Chazelle is a talented filmmaker, but that movie did not prepare me for the experience of seeing La La Land, his homage to the great screen musicals of French director Jacques Demy as well as MGM’s golden era. But this is too smart a movie maker… Read
‘Fast 8’ Officially Titled ‘The Fate Of The Furious’ As First Look Emerges
Universal Pictures has revealed the name of the eighth film in the Fast & Furious franchise: the pic will be titled The Fate of the Furious, and it will bow globally April 14 as previously announced. The first teaser also dropped today ahead of a trailer launch Sunday.
The movie returns Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky and Kurt Russell from Furious 7 and before, coming… Read
‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’ Trailer: Caesar Fights His Darker Instincts In Epic Battle
20th Century Fox has dropped the first official trailer for War For The Planet Of The Apes.
Directed by Matt Reeves, the film starring Andy Serkis and Woody Harrelson, follows the events of 2014's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which saw peace between mankind and apekind broken permanently and a final war looming. Caesar (Serkis) and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel (Harrelson) that will determine the fate of… Read
‘The Edge Of Seventeen’ Escapes Teen Genre Label & Breaks Into Awards Conversation – The Contenders Video
Producer James L. Brooks, writer-director Kelly Fremon Craig and star Hailee Steinfeld came to Deadline’s big annual awards-season event The Contenders Presented By Deadline last month and thoroughly debunked the idea that a movie that happens to be about a teen should be labeled a “teen movie.”
This very smart comedy transcends the genre and already is getting awards recognition including three nominations for Sunday’s Critics’ Choice Awards — Best Comedy among them plus… Read
‘The Wall’ Trailer: Doug Liman’s Thriller Puts Aaron Taylor-Johnson & John Cena In A Dire Position
“We got a sniper. High caliber weapon.” Amazon Studios has dropped a new trailer for Doug Liman’s upcoming psychological thriller The Wall, which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson and WWE star John Cena. Amazon, in partnership with Roadside Attractions, will release the pic in theaters March 10.
It follows two soldiers pinned down by an Iraqi sniper, with nothing but a crumbling wall between them. Their fight becomes as much a battle of will and wits as it is of lethally… Read
Matthew McConaughey Strikes ‘Gold’ And Says He Has Found His Favorite Role Ever: The Actor’s Side
Matthew McConaughey says the role of Kenny Wells in his new film Gold is the favorite of any he has played. Just watching the movie you can see why: It’s a combination of The Wolf Of Wall Street meets The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre. It offers McConaughey the opportunity to play a dreamer who hasn’t hit it big with his financial schemes, but suddenly thinks he has the mother lode when he gets the opportunity to venture to the Indonesian mountains to hunt for gold and… Read
‘Sand Storm’ Trailer: Israel’s Oscar Submission Headed To Netflix
EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has dropped its trailer for Sand Storm, the drama written and directed by Elite Zexer that is serving as Israel’s submission this year in the Oscar Foreign Language race (that shortlist is due out next week). The pic won the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize this year at Sundance where it world premiered. It just picked six Ophir Awards (the Israeli Oscars) including Best Film and Best Director.
Kino Lorber acquired the pic and released it in theaters in… Read
‘The View’ Losing Candace Cameron Bure
It’s been more than a month since anyone has announced she was leaving The View. Candace Cameron Bure, returning to the show after a noticeable absence, fixed that this morning, revealing she’s following Raven-Symoné, who made that October announcement, out the door.
“I’m happy to be back,” Bure said of her return, then said she’s leaving. And yes, she said “bittersweet.”
Bure called it a “tough” decision, based on the success of her other, pre-View commitments, to… Read
‘Baywatch’ Trailer: Dwayne Johnson & Zac Efron Are On A Mission To Save The Beach
Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for the Seth Gordon-directed feature adaptation of the 1990s TV show Baywatch. Star Dwayne Johnson dropped it himself on his social media accounts this morning. Zac Efron, Jon Bass, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Priyanka Chopra and Ilfenesh Hadera also star.
The film's plot follows devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Johnson) as he butts heads with a brash new recruit (Efron). Together, they uncover a local criminal… Read