4 items from 2015
Manuel here to offer some random box office facts about the acting races. The big Oscar box office story continues to be American Sniper’s unprecedented success, so much so that Bradley Cooper garnered a shoutout last night at the SAG Awards despite not being nominated. I’m starting to feel the Best Picture category might not be the only three-way race as we wade deeper into Phase 2. Numbers and statistics junkie that I imagine myself to be, I was curious to see whether the past fifteen years’ worth of box office numbers in the acting categories could help us gleam anything about potential outcomes. Spoiler alert: not much, but enjoy the following random tidbits below.
As it stands, Bradley, Rosamund Pike, Robert Duvall (improbably, really) and Meryl Streep hold the title as the highest grossing nominees from their respective races. How might this help Bradley; well, let's take a »
- Manuel Betancourt
Photo: Screen Actors Guild It's the first major industry award show of the year as the media has weighed in with their thoughts at the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards, but tonight the Screen Actors Guild announce the winners of the 2015 SAG Awards and Laremy and I are back at the helm, live-blogging the awards just as we did with the Golden Globes. As far as the current awards race is concerned, with Birdman winning the Producers Guild Awards last night, all eyes will be on the ensemble category as Boyhood will be looking to gain back that edge and remain the Oscar frontrunner. However, should Birdman take tonight's top prize don't be surprised to see Birdman swing into that top spot in my Best Picture predictions. We'll see how things turn out... You can check out the full list of feature film nominees right here and we'll be »
- Brad Brevet
Crackle announced today during the TCA Winter Tour that Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser will feature the return of Joe Dirt stars Christopher Walken, Brittany Daniel, Dennis Miller and Adam Beach. They will join David Spade as the title charaacter, along with new cast members Patrick Warburton and Sugar Ray lead singer Mark McGrath. No character details were given for the new casting additions at this time. Take a look at the official press release below for more details.
Crackle, Sony Pictures Television's streaming service and television network, announced today that Christopher Walken (Catch Me If You Can, Pulp Fiction), Dennis Miller (Dennis Miller Live, Thank You for Smoking), Brittany Daniel (The GameSweet Valley High), Mark McGrath (Extra), and Patrick Warburton (Sequestered, Rules of Engagement), join David Spade (Rules of Engagement) in Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser, the first ever made-for-digital sequel to a major motion picture. The long-awaited »
A quick back story: back in 2008, the film was under the direction of acclaimed director David O. Russell (American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook), who was also co-writing. However, during a turbulent production when filming was shut down four times due to money problems, the film was canned after financing fell through, causing the crew to work unpaid. Now Millennium, the company behind The Expendables, is releasing the film across VOD platforms and in cinema in the Us this February under its new title Accidental Love, with Stephen Greene (perhaps the new “Alan Smithee” pseudonym) now credited as the film’s director.
The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Howard Birdwell, a clueless congressman who comes in contact »
- Scott J. Davis
4 items from 2015
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