Early next Tuesday morning — 5:30 AM ET on January 25 — the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce the nominees for its 83rd annual awards. If you don't plan to be up at that time, we'll have a complete list posted shortly after the announcement on our site.
Who will make the Academy's cut. We bravely posted our predictions for the 10 Best Picture nominees back in November. Today, our Richard Roeper weighs in with his movie predictions, as well as those for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Director. watch Roeper's Oscar Predictions >> Posted 01.21.11 by reelz
Since winning the Oscar for co-writing 2007's Good Will Hunting, Ben Affleck has had a career filled with highlights (Shakespeare in Love), lowlights (Gigli), and, with movies like Armageddon, arguably both. Sometime after the Gigli debacle, Affleck decided to reinvent himself as a director, striking critical success with 2007's Gone Baby Gone. His latest, the Boston-set crime drama The Town, saw Affleck not only direct but star as well and was another critical success that also won its opening weekend in September (earning $141 million worldwide). In an interview with Deadline, Affleck explained what attracted him to the project.
Affleck has learned the "pros and cons" of temptation >> Posted 11.29.10 by Ryan
My first thought was, I really wanted to play the role. But I was concerned that the overlap between this and the other movie I directed would be too much, and that I ran the risk of getting pigeonholed for making crime movies in Boston... I felt intimidated and daunted by that challenge, but felt, if I could execute it right, I’d put myself in a position to be able to make movies that I am really interested and attracted to. That is a rare thing in Hollywood. Mostly we’re just schmucks limited by our options.
|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis |
|The Town ||$23.8M ||$23.8M ||Ben Affleck-directed cops and robbers drama steals victory thanks to good buzz and reviews. |
|Easy A ||$18.2M ||$18.2M ||Low-budget ($8M) high-school comedy easily in black after first weekend. |
|Devil ||$12.6M ||$12.6M ||A respectable showing after sneaking into theaters on Friday. |
|Resident Evil: Afterlife ||$10.1M ||$44.0M ||Drops from 1st to 4th, but there's clearly an appetite to warrant another sequel. |
|Alpha and Omega ||$9.2M ||$9.2M ||Families clearly had better things to do than see this animated dud. |
Posted 09.20.10 by reelz
Ben Affleck's latest directorial effort, The Town, is a Boston-based crime drama. Affleck also stars in the movie as a longtime thief torn between a bank manager connected to one of his heists and the FBI agent looking to bring him and his crew down. The movie, which doesn't open in theaters until Sept. 17, is part of the Toronto Film Festival. ReelzChannel correspondent Matt Mauro saw the movie and has an early review. see Matt's review of The Town Posted 09.10.10 by reelz
In our Fall Movie Spotlight, ReelzChannel regular and movie reviewer Richard Roeper looked at the biggest titles coming to theaters over the next several months. Find out what he had to say about Devil, Paranormal Activity 2, Buried, Let Me In, Saw 3D, The American, and The Town. watch Roeper's preview for the rest of these movies >> Posted 09.09.10 by reelz
Ben Affleck's latest movie, The Town, finds Affleck in the familiar territory of Boston and unfamiliar territory as the co-writer, director and star of the movie. Affleck's last directorial effort, Gone Baby Gone saw brother Casey Affleck take the lead role, leaving Ben to concentrate on matters behind the camera.
The Town, based on Chuck Hogan's award-winning novel Prince of Thieves, finds Affleck as the leader of a group of bank robbers who finds himself falling in love with a hostage (Rebecca Hall) from a recent job. In the recent Yahoo! Movies clip, Affleck talks to hot-headed Jem (Jeremy Renner) who has a difference of opinion on how to handle Hall and her potential knowledge of her abductors. see the clip >> Posted 08.31.10 by Ryan
- It's fall (aka queue up the Oscar movies), so not surprisingly there are more dramas headed into theaters than this past summer. Also on the upswing are 3-D movies — in fact, nearly 1/3 of the fall titles boost the extra dimension, with 100 percent of the Kids/Family movies playing in 3-D.
By the numbers, here's how the season breaks down: fans of action/adventure (7), horror (6), drama (6), and comedy (5) are in luck, with the offerings fewer and farther between for kids (4) and mystery/thriller fans (3). Get details on all of them, including who stars, and check out the trailers and photo galleries.
see our 2010 Fall Movie Guide >> Posted 08.11.10 by reelz
The first trailer for Ben Affleck's latest movie, The Town, debuted on Friday before Christopher Nolan's Inception and now it is available for viewing online. Affleck's adopted home of Boston serves as the backdrop to this crime thriller based on Chuck Hogan's novel Prince of Thieves, winner of the 2005 Hammett Prize, which awards exceptional works in crime writing. Affleck pulled triple-duty on The Town, acting as co-writer, director and headliner of a talented cast that includes Rebecca Hall, Blake Lively, Pete Postlethwaite and Jeremy Renner. MORE >> Posted 07.18.10 by BrentJS