Does Oscar favorite Jane Campion win her second writing trophy, or does it go to the snubbed writer-director of ‘Dune’? (Constantly updated.) As usual, the nominees in the Adapted Screenplay category are a varied bunch, with films of all shapes and sizes adapted from earlier material, whether it’s novels, shortRead More →

With Oscar nominations right around the corner, CinemaBlend takes a look at which films and performances are likely to be up for nominations. Let’s look at an adapted scenario race. Locked in The undisputed favorite is easily Jane Campion’s The power of the dog, which many are predicting will winRead More →

Walt Disney Animation Studios Encanto has seen great success since moving to Disney+ after a 30-day theatrical-exclusive release. The film was not only successful streaming-wise, but also musically. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s soundtrack itself breaks many records. The film follows the Madrigals, an extraordinary family who live hidden in the Colombian mountainsRead More →

Father-son directors Jason and Ivan Reitman, right, pose for a portrait at the Hook & Ladder Company 8 Firehouse in New York City. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times) As a filmmaker, Ivan Reitman has built an extremely successful career based on laughs with comedies like “Meatballs”, “Stripes”, “Twins” andRead More →

Eric Roth, Dune’s Oscar-winning screenwriter, writes all of his screenplays using a 30-year-old MS-DOS program called Movie Master. Eric Roth, the Oscar-winning screenwriter behind Dune, wrote the script for the film using a 30-year-old MS-DOS program. Besides the recently released sci-fi epic, Roth is known as the screenwriter behind ForrestRead More →

HYANNIS – Launch of its four CapePOPS concerts! Series, the Cape Symphony presents this month “Grease: The Film with Live Orchestra”, interpreting the soundtrack of the film. The 1978 summer blockbuster starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John released popular songs such as “Summer Nights”, “You’re the One That I Want”,Read More →

In a cinematic landscape where everything is a franchise, it’s infuriating that we’re not yet on our fifth or sixth Easy Rawlins movie. 1995 director Carl Franklin’s mysteriously underrated “Devil in the Blue Dress” stars Denzel Washington as the private eye of Walter Mosley’s marvelous detective novels, slyly avoiding corruptRead More →

You may need a PhD in Ingmar Bergman to understand all the nuances of “Bergman Island” from French writer and director Mia Hansen-Løve. Still, the Academy’s writer’s branch may have enough qualifications to embrace its charming history. Even with some delightful performances from its cast ensemble, including Mia Wasikowska inRead More →

John Carpenter’s “Halloween Kills” soundtrack will be released on October 15, 2021 via Sacred Bones. The soundtrack is that of the second film in the new trilogy and Carpenter once again teams up with Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies. “Halloween Kills” is directed by David Gordon Green and Jamie LeeRead More →

“The Marksman,” a 2021 script-based action thriller written by Pepper Pike native Danny Kravitz and writing partner Chris Charles, is billed as the highest-grossing independent film and seventh-highest grossing film of the year. “The Marksman” tells the story of a former Marine lost in his life living on a remoteRead More →

It’ll be a box office jungle this weekend, as one of Hollywood’s main lions takes on some formidable foes from the animal kingdom. Brad Pitt’s new baseball drama, “Moneyball”, will battle for first place against last weekend’s surprise winner, the 3D version of “The Lion King” and a new familyRead More →

In a summer filled with prequels, sequels and big-budget reboots, Paramount Pictures is hoping that an original concept film starring mostly unknown actors will be more than just a well-kept box office secret. This weekend the studio will release “Super 8”, a film directed by JJ Abrams and produced byRead More →

Tyler Perry will water an elephant at the box office this weekend. “Madea’s Big Happy Family,” the prolific filmmaker-writer-actor’s latest release, is expected to gross around $30 million, according to people who have seen the audience polls ahead of the release. “Water for Elephants,” a romantic drama based on SaraRead More →

“Battle: Los Angeles” is expected to eliminate box office competition this weekend, leaving “Mars Needs Moms” searching for any sign of life. Sony Pictures’ “Battle,” an alien invasion story starring Aaron Eckhart, is expected to open with domestic ticket sales of $ 30-35 million, according to people who saw audienceRead More →