3 items from 2015
This year's list of Best Picture Oscar nominees for me has been one of the most eclectic lineups in years. While some of the choices (not to mention some of the omissions) have caused some stirring, the fact remains that each film is a unique peek into areas of society and life that are never anything but true and compelling. Though I feel there were a couple noticeable snubs (Gone Girl, A Most Violent Year, Nightcrawler), this is one of the few years where it could be said that every film on the list has earned its place. In celebration of these movies' triumphs, I've compiled a list of additional viewing choices made by some of the actors, actresses, directors, writers and producers who were responsible for this year's nominated films.
The Words (2012)
Few films surprised this year in terms of both acclaim and box office impact the way American Sniper (2014) did. »
- Frank Calvillo
Get ready stateside filmgoers, because the “phoners” (aka “crazies”) are coming to the Us. Stephen King fans know that the master of macabre doesn’t like using cell phones. His 2006 novel, Cell, is a cautionary tale about what can go wrong by pressing portable phones to our ears and keeping them close at hand in our pockets, and its unflinching subject matter contains flocks of murderous lunatics that would be right at home in Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later, George A. Romero’s The Crazies, or Simon Clark’s Blood Crazy.
We knew this unique King novel was getting the adaptation treatment, with King co-writing the screenplay and John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson in the lead roles, but we’re now one big step closer to seeing it on the silver screen, as Clarius Entertainment has acquired the Us rights to the movie.
Slated to hit theaters this year, »
- Derek Anderson
Having been a producer on several films including Silver Linings Playbook, The Words and his latest release, awards wannabe American Sniper, Bradley Cooper has been itching to sit in the director’s chair for a while. He may get his chance on Honeymoon With Harry.Warner Bros. has been trying to get this one made for years now, burning through drafts and attracting the interest of actors such as Cooper and his Silver Linings Playbook co-star Robert De Niro, who both took part in a table read for the script in 2010. Now the studio has contracted Crazy, Stupid, Love writer Dan Fogelman to try to push it into production.Honeymoon is the sad, strange story of a former womaniser and party animal (Cooper) that decides to sober up when he meets a woman and falls in love. His father-in-law to be (De Niro) sizes him up from the off and, »
3 items from 2015
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