Yes, Dame Judi Dench Has Totally Played Queen Victoria Before

Image Source: Focus Features If Dame Judi Dench's latest role seems a bit familiar, there's good reason. Dench stars in the new movie Victoria and Abdul, which is based on a true story about the ...

Oscars 2017: How Will ‘La La Land’ Perform in Relation to Previous Best Picture-Winning Musicals?

‘La La Land’ (Courtesy: Lionsgate) By: Carson Blackwelder Managing Editor La La Land has officially earned a spot in the history books by tying the record for the most Oscar nominations ever — but ...

Oscars: How Often Do Musicals Result in Best Actor and Best Actress Nominations and Wins?

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in ‘La La Land’ (Courtesy: Lionsgate) By: Carson Blackwelder Managing Editor Not only is La La Land breaking records as the most-nominated musical in Oscar history but ...

The Keys of the Kingdom

The Keys of the Kingdom Blu-ray Twilight Time 1944 / B&W / 1:37 Academy / 137 min. / Street Date December 13, 2017 / Available from the Twilight Time Movies Store 29.95 Starring: Gregory Peck, ...

Faith, Hope, & Clarity: Hollywood Again Shows Respect in Films for Spiritual Ideas

Faith, Hope, & Clarity: Hollywood Again Shows Respect in Films for Spiritual Ideas Like a prodigal son, Hollywood is again returning to religion. Since the 1980s, Hollywood has been criticized (with justification) for depicting any religious believer as mindless, evil or both. ...

John Ostrander: Suicide Squad Redux

Oh, you lucky kids. As I pointed out last week in this column, there is a plethora of John Ostrander related material out there this month for you to buy. You’d think it was Christmas or something. ...

Brazil (1944)

Good neighbor policy? Wartime exigencies inspired an intra-hemisphere cultural exchange, with the movies seizing on the new popularity of Latin music. Republic’s contribution gives us the great songs ...

Sifting Through Election Years for Oscar Clues

With voters heading to the polls in two weeks to bring a merciful end to the presidential election, perhaps taking stock of the history of the Oscars as viewed through the lens of other election years ...

Why ‘La La Land’ Winning Best Picture at the Oscars Would Be Monumental

‘La La Land’ (Courtesy of Venice Film Festival) By: Carson Blackwelder Managing Editor Musicals have always had their place in Hollywood, but they aren’t exactly hyped these days. One film, La La ...

Best Picture and Better Picture: Movies That Should Have Won the Oscar but Didn’t

The best picture doesn’t always win Best Picture. Sometimes the best film of the year gets robbed. Cinelinx looks at the movies which should have won Best Picture but didn’t. Whenever the Best ...

‘The Big Short’ Wins PGA Awards’ Best Picture, Could be One of Few Comedies to Win Best Picture Oscar

By Patrick Shanley Managing Editor On Saturday evening the PGA Awards presented The Big Short with its top prize, the Darryl F. Zanuck award for best picture. Unlike the previous awards shows this ...

Sylvester Stallone ('Creed') is sixth performer nominated twice at Oscars for same role (Photo Gallery)

Sylvester Stallone ('Creed') is sixth performer nominated twice at Oscars for same role (Photo Gallery) Will Sylvester Stallone win an Oscar for playing the iconic character of boxer Rocky Balboa in "Creed," nearly four decades after first contending for "Rocky" (1976)? He's now the sixth performer to ...

Oscar Nominations: Surprising Factoids About 2016’s Contenders

Oscar Nominations: Surprising Factoids About 2016’s Contenders Several records were set in nominations for the 88th Academy Awards, with plenty of oddities and eyebrow-raisers as well. The top two vote-getting films, “The Revenant” (with 12 nominations) and “Mad ...

Does Writing the Screenplay to Your Film Help Best Director Chances?

By Patrick Shanley Managing Editor With a number of big Golden Globe wins last night, including best director and best dramatic picture for The Revenant, director Alejandro G. Inarritu finds himself ...

Oscars: The Importance of Tapping Into the Zeitgeist, From ‘Casablanca’ to ‘The Martian’

By Scott Feinberg The Hollywood Reporter An Oscar movie is a movie that appeals to the members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and as we approach the 88th Oscars and try to ...

Sylvester Stallone Could Join Exclusive Oscar Company With ‘Creed’ Nomination

Sylvester Stallone Could Join Exclusive Oscar Company With ‘Creed’ Nomination With a Golden Globe nomination for best supporting actor (and despite a miss with SAG-aftra), Sylvester Stallone could still be on track to pick up an Oscar nomination for “Creed.” It’s a very ...

Oscar Has a Long and Honorable History of ‘Category Fraud’

Oscar Has a Long and Honorable History of ‘Category Fraud’ I worry about overpopulation. I worry about anyone who texts while driving. However, I do not worry whether studios are campaigning actors as lead or supporting. “Category fraud” is a harsh term to ...

‘Creed’: Can Stallone Make History?

By Patrick Shanley Managing Editor Creed, the latest film in the Rocky franchise, opens today bolstered by a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film is anchored by strong performances from ...

A Nightmare On Elm Street 8-cd Box Set Available October 16

Making all of your nightmares come true … Varèse Sarabande will be releasing A Nightmare On Elm Street 8-cd box set (limited 2000 units) on October 16, 2015. This deluxe package contains all 8 ...

Ingrid Bergman in Gaslight Saturday Morning at The Hi-Pointe

“It isn’t here, you must have dreamed you put it there. Are you suggesting that this is a knife I hold in my hand? Have you gone mad, my husband?” Gaslight plays at The Hi-Pointe Theater (1005 ...

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