Silver Linings Playbook - Of all the Oscar contenders, this had the biggest actor’s showcase and recognition as it received nominations in all four acting categories: Best Actor (Bradley Cooper), Best Supporting Actress (Jackie Weaver), Best Supporting Actor (Robert De Niro) and Best Actress winner Jennifer Lawrence. The film is a fascinating character study of a man (Cooper) recently discharged from a mental institution looking to get his life back on track and reunite with his wife. But life back home with his parents gets even more complicated when he encounters a woman (Lawrence) who can relate to him in a way he never thought possible. More
New on Blu-Ray/DVD – April 30, 2013 – Cooper and Lawrence shine in “Silver Linings,” Wahlberg broken in “City
April 30, 2013
April 15, 2013
Action/Adventure, Science Fiction, Trailers Donald Sutherland, Elizabeth Banks, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Katniss Everdeen, Peeta, Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Leave a comment
Jennifer Lawrence and company are back for the sequel to “The Hunger Games,” with one of the most anticipated films of the year – “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” More
Jennifer Lawrence strikes victory pose as Katniss in “The Hunger Games Catching Fire” victory portrait
March 6, 2013
I’m really digging “The Hunger Games” Facebook page, which is continuing to build interest for the sequel “The Hunger Games Catching Fire,” with a series of victory portraits of competitors from the last games, won by Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen.
EXCLUSIVE The Hunger Games CAPITOL PORTRAIT DEBUT! See the beautiful and enchanting portrait of KATNISS EVERDEEN! She’s the victor that stole our hearts! Check out the Girl on Fire with this Katniss Everdeen Capitol Portrait. Share the excitement!
February 26, 2013
Right now we’re in Jennifer Lawrence’s world and it’s a pretty fun place to visit. Of the slew of “It Actresses” that have come and gone, I’m thoroughly enjoying Lawrence’s moment in the spotlight. That’s largely because she seems like a regular person and could care less about her celebrity status.
She’s also a great actress, which fans of her performance in “The Hunger Games” could already attest to long before she received the Best Actress Oscar for her role in “Silver Linings Playbook.” So it’s encouraging that despite all the Oscar hype she hasn’t become too good to return to the franchise that cemented her A-lister status and is set to reprise her role as Katniss Everdeen in the follow-up to one of the all-time highest grossing films – “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” We get another glance at how life has changed for our protagonist in this poster helpfully entitled “Victory Tour.” More
February 25, 2013
Cinema Convo 2013 Oscars, Adele, Ang Lee, Anne Hathway, Argo, Ben Affleck, best supporting actress, Christoph Waltz, Daniel Day Lewis, Django Unchained, Jennifer Lawrence, Les Misérables, Life of Pi, Quentin Tarantino, Silver Linings Playbook Leave a comment
The 2013 Oscars are in the books and now we’re thankfully a full-year away from serious dramas and period-piece films until at least August. There were some surprises and other expected moments so here’s one final look at this year’s winners and my random thoughts. More
February 25, 2013
I’ll have a list of all the Oscar winners in a bit, but here’s a few random thoughts about this year’s edition:
10. Halle Berry saying that the James Bond franchise was the one she’s most proudest to be a part of despite only appearing in one Bond film compared to the three X-Men films she’s starred in and yet thinking she got it completely right.
9. That completely awkward guessing game of trying to figure out what was going on with poor Renee Zellweger.
8. Wondering how few groups Seth MacFarlane had left on his “Who can I offend now?” list by the time the show ended. I’ve gotta figure there was very little white space left on his board. More
February 10, 2013
Box office roundup Channing Tatum, Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook, melissa mccarthy, Jason Bateman, Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters, Warm Bodies, Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Rooney Mara, Side Effects, Identity Thief Leave a comment
1. Identity Thief – $36.5 million [debut week] The Melissa McCarthy/Jason Bateman comedy received awful reviews, but audiences still came out in 2013-best opening droves to see the collaboration between the stars of “Bridesmaids” and “Horrible Bosses” and in the process having a better opening weekend than both – $26.2 million and $28 million respectively. This could be a career year for McCarthy as she’s also got the buddy cop comedy, “The Heat” with Sandra Bullock opening on June 28 and a rumored role in “The Hangover Part III.”
January 28, 2013
Cinema Convo Anne Hathaway, Argo, Ben Affleck, Bradley Cooper, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Lawrence, Les Misérables, liev schreiber, Naomi Watts, rober de niro, Silver Linings Playbook 2 Comments
The Screen Actors Guild Awards were held last night and Ben Affleck’s “Argo” is strengthening its position as the Oscar favorite now after winning the SAG for best ensemble. This adds to “Argo’s” trophy case of AFI’s Movie of the Year; both the Golden Globes and Broadcast Film Critics Association awards for Best Picture and Best Director and the Producer Guild Award’s Best Picture. Just a month ago, it seemed to be a lock for either Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” or Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty” to capture the top prize, but now “Argo” appears to have seized all the momentum on the road to the Oscars.
Here are the SAG winners and pictures from the red carpet: More
Box office roundup – Jan. 20 – Jessica Chastain asks Mark Wahlberg, Arnold Schwarzenegger “Who’s your ‘Mama’?”
January 20, 2013
Box office roundup Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bradley Cooper, Broken City, Gangster Squad, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Mama, Mark Wahlberg, Silver Linings Playbook, The Last Stand, Zero Dark Thirty 2 Comments
1. Mama – $31 million [debut week] Jessica Chastain proved to be an undeniable draw for a second consecutive week as her thriller in the woods beat out new films from former bankable draws Mark Wahlberg and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Guillermo del Toro-produced thriller’s creepy trailers struck a mark with audiences clearly looking for a scare. Speaking of bankable, the film has already earned back its $15 million budget so Chastain is proving she can draw audiences from numerous demographics. She’s probably Hollywood’s most in-demand leading lady now. More
January 17, 2013
Here’s a couple of images from “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” the eagerly anticipated sequel to the well-received “The Hunger Games” starring Jennifer Lawrence (“Silver Linings Playbook“), Josh Hutcherson (“Red Dawn“), Liam Hemsworth (“The Expendables 2“) and new cast member Sam Claflin (“Snow White and the Huntsman“). More