Thursday, December 14, 2017

Just take my money. All of it.


Awesome tagline. Like seriously, how has that tagline not been used before? 

Trailer will likely drop soon. #squadgoals

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Box: Go see a Star War

1. The Last Jedi - $230m / $230m / $750m
2. Ferdinand - $18m / $18m / $130m
3. Coco - $10.5m / $151m / $215m
4. Wonder - $4.5m / $108m / $125m
**Justice League - $4.5m / $219.5m / $232m
6. The Disaster Artist - $3.5m / $13.5m / $30m
7. Thor: Ragnarok - $3m / $306m / $318m
**Daddy's Home - $3m / $95.5m / $108m
9. Murder on the Orient Express - $2.5m / $97m / $106m
**Lady Bird - $2.5m / $26m / $50m
**Three Billboards... - $2.5m / $22m / $45m

There's a new Star Wars opening, in case you haven't heard. The performance will fall between the last two movies - The Force Awakens and Rogue One. If word of mouth matches the reviews, it could go higher. Ferdinand is the other opener. It's the only animated film opening in December, which should give it some very nice legs, but Coco is still holding on. The Shape of Water, Call Me By Your Name and I, Tonya are all doing well in limited.

SAG Thoughts!

I went from being kinda annoyed by Niecy and Olivia to liking them. That kind of improv and off the cuff commenting is fine for SAG noms, but don't do that shit for Oscars. (Cue Seth MacFarlane PSTD flashback.) I loved Olivia pointing to a random person in the crowd after announcing Judi Dench and saying "There she is!"

Has Jada had a meltdown yet over Tiffany's snub here?

Of course, Steve Carell was the surprise supporting male nom. I really liked him in that movie and I thought I wouldn't, but it's def a supporting performance and I'm glad to see it recognized as such.

The Big Sick had a great comeback today.

Rumors are flying that The Post had severe screener issues. Though it's fun to think an award show finally snubbed Meryl.

Statistically, the Oscar for Best Picture is between Lady Bird, Get Out and Three Billboards. The "backlash" might take care of the last one, but rules are made to be broken.

Score:
TV:
Drama Ensemble - 5/5
Comedy Ensemble - 3/5 (+alt)
Female - Drama: 4/5
Male - Drama: 4/5
Female - Comedy: 3/5
Male - Comedy: 4/6
Female - Lim/Movie: 4/5
Male - Lim/Movie: 2/5
29/41 = 70.73%

Film:
Ensemble - 3/5 (+alt)
Actor - 4/5
Actress - 4/5 (+alt)
Supp. Actor: 3/5
Supp. Actress: 4/5
18/25 = 72%

47/66 = 71.21%

24th SCREEN ACTORS GUILD Nominations!

Theatrical Motion Pictures
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Hong Chau, Downsizing
Holly Hunter, The Big Sick
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
THE BIG SICK(Amazon Studios)
ADEEL AKHTAR / Naveed
HOLLY HUNTER / Beth
ZOE KAZAN / Emily
ANUPAM KHER / Azmat
KUMAIL NANJIANI / Kumail
RAY ROMANO / Terry
ZENOBIA SHROFF / Sharmeen

GET OUT(Universal Pictures)
CALEB LANDRY JONES / Jeremy Armitage
DANIEL KALUUYA / Chris Washington
CATHERINE KEENER / Missy Armitage
STEPHEN ROOT / Jim Hudson
LAKEITH STANFIELD / Andrew/Logan King
BRADLEY WHITFORD / Dean Armitage
ALLISON WILLIAMS / Rose Armitage

LADY BIRD(A24)
TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET / Kyle Scheible
BEANIE FELDSTEIN / Julie Steffans
LUCAS HEDGES / Danny O’Neill
TRACY LETTS / Larry McPherson
STEPHEN McKINLEY HENDERSON / Father Leviatch
LAURIE METCALF / Marion McPherson
JORDAN RODRIGUES / Miguel McPherson
SAOIRSE RONAN / Lady Bird McPherson
ODEYA RUSH / Jenna Walton
MARIELLE SCOTT / Shelly Yuhan
LOIS SMITH / Sister Sarah Joan

MUDBOUND(Netflix)
JONATHAN BANKS / Pappy McAllan
MARY J. BLIGE / Florence Jackson
JASON CLARKE / Henry McAllan
GARRETT HEDLUND / Jamie McAllan
JASON MITCHELL / Ronsel Jackson
ROB MORGAN / Hap Jackson
CAREY MULLIGAN / Laura McAllan

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI(Fox Searchlight)
ABBIE CORNISH / Anne
PETER DINKLAGE / James
WOODY HARRELSON / Willoughby
JOHN HAWKES / Charlie
LUCAS HEDGES / Robbie
ŽELJKO IVANEK / Desk Sgt.
CALEB LANDRY JONES / Red Welby
FRANCES McDORMAND / Mildred
CLARKE PETERS / Abercrombie
SAM ROCKWELL / Dixon
SAMARA WEAVING / Penelope

Television ProgramsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Lying Detective
Jeff Daniels, Godless
Robert De Niro, Wizard of Lies
Geoffrey Rush, Genius
Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Jessica Lange, Feud
Susan Sarandon, Feud
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
David Harbour, Stranger Things
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
Claire Foy, The Crown
Laura Linney, Ozark
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Sean Hayes, Will & Grace
William H. Macy, Shameless
Marc Maron, GLOW

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is The New Black
Alison Brie, GLOW
Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
The Crown
Game of Thrones
The Handmaid’s Tale
Stranger Things
This Is Us

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Black-ish
Curb Your Enthusiasm
GLOW
Orange Is The New Black
Veep

Stunt EnsemblesOutstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Baby Driver
Dunkirk
Logan
War for the Planet of the Apes
Wonder Woman

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
Game of Thrones
GLOW
Homeland
Stranger Things
The Walking Dead
Life Achievement Award

54rd Annual SAG Life Achievement Award: Morgan Freeman

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

That's the way the cookie crumbles.

Last year I did a Happy 20th to Scream and today I celebrate 20 years of its superior sequel. I saw Scream 2 December 20th at the 9:45 (I think - maybe 9:55) showing at Delco Plaza (RIP) in Theater 1 (RIP). It was about half full and was one of the most perfect theater experiences of my lifetime. I'm always skeptical when people talk about wanting to see horror movies with crowds because I think most movie theater crowds are garbage. (Important to keep in mind, this would have been before most people had cell phones.) Horror crowds can be even worse. But this crowd was perfect. Really diverse, all ages. Laughter, screams and jumps, gasps - all during the appropriate scenes. Perfection. *sigh* Where does the time go?

Happy 20th to one of my favorite movies!


SAG Dix

Announced tomorrow morning on TBS/TNT at 10AM Eastern. Olivia Munn and Niecy Nash will do the announcing.

TV:

Male Actor - Limited:
Robert De Niro - The Wizard of Lies
Jude Law - The Young Pope
Ewan McGregor - Fargo
Kyle McLaughlin - Twin Peaks
Alexander Skarsgard - Big Little Lies
alt: Alfred Molina - Feud: Bette and Joan

Female Actor - Limted:
Nicole Kidman - Big Little Lies
Jessica Lange - Feud: Bette and Joan
Michelle Pfeiffer - The Wizard of Lies
Susan Sarandon - Feud: Bette and Joan
Reese Witherspoon - Big Little Lies
alt: Carrie Coon - Fargo

Male Actor - Comedy/Musical:
Anthony Anderson - Black-ish
Aziz Ansari - Master on None
Ty Burrell - Modern Family
Sean Hayes - Will and Grace
William H. Macy - Shameless
alt: Eric McCormack - Will and Grace

Female Actor - Comedy/Musical:
Tracee Ellis-Ross - Black-ish
Jane Fonda - Grace and Frankie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Veep
Megan Mullally - Will and Grace
Lily Tomlin - Grace and Frankie
alt: Pamela Adlon - Better Things

Ensemble - Comedy/Musical:
Black-ish
Modern Family
Orange Is the New Black
Veep
Will and Grace
alt: Glow

Male Actor - Drama:
Sterling K. Brown - This Is Us
Peter Dinklage - Game of Thrones
David Harbour - Stranger Things
Rami Malek - Mr. Robot
Bob Odenkirk - Better Call Saul
alt: Milo Ventimiglia - This Is Us

Female Actor - Drama:
Millie Bobbie Brown - Stranger Things
Claire Foy - The Crown
Chrissy Metz - This Is Us
Elisabeth Moss - The Handmaid's Tale
Robin Wright - House of Cards
alt: Maggie Gyllenhaal - The Deuce

Ensemble - Drama:
The Crown
Game of Thrones
The Handmaid's Tale
Stranger Things
This Is Us
alt: The Deuce

(How messy would it be if Jeffrey Tambor or Kevin Spacey get nominated!)

FILM:

Male Actor in a Supporting Role:
Willem Dafoe - The Florida Project
Armie Hammer - Call Me By Your Name
Richard Jenkins - The Shape of Water
Sam Rockwell - Three Billboards...
So beyond these four, this is hard. SAG hasn't seen All the Money... There could be a second nominee from the bottom three - Stuhlbarg, Shannon or Harrelson. Then there's Mark Rylance for Dunkirk or Jason Mitchell from Mudbound. Perhaps even Patrick Stewart for Logan, Idris Elba for Molly's Game or Ray Romano. Ugh. I'm going to go with...
Michael Stuhlbarg - Call Me By Your Name
...even though it's weird CMBYN will get 3 noms but no ensemble.
alt: Jason Mitchell - Mudbound

Female Actor in a Supporting Role:
Mary J. Blige - Mudbound
Holly Hunter - The Big Sick
Allison Janney - I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf - Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer - The Shape of Water
alt: Tiffany Haddish - Girls Trip
If Hunter misses here, she's probably done.

Male Actor in a Leading Role:
Timothee Chalamet - Call Me By Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis - Phantom Thread
James Franco - The Disaster Artist
Daniel Kayuula - Get Out
Gary Oldman - The Darkest Hour
alt: Jake Gyllenhaal - Stronger
Or Tom Hanks.

Female Actor in a Leading Role:
Sally Hawkins - The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand - Three Billboards...
Margot Robbie - I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan - Lady Bird
Meryl Streep - The Post
alt: Judi Dench - Victoria and Abdul
Or Jessica Chastain, but this is the lineup people have been saying since October.

Cast in a Motion Picture:
Get Out
Lady Bird
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
alt: Mudbound
Dunkirk needs this if it wants to win Best Picture.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Golden Globes Nominations Reactions!

Garrett Hedlund's voice just works for me. Mmph.

That new HFPA prez also has a soothing voice.

AND HFPA BROUGHT THE CRAZY!

So Three Billboards and The Shape of Water which have been underperforming came on strong, but everything else kind of underperformed. Call Me By Your Name, in particular, took a big blow this morning. It seems like both potential Oscar winners for Screenplay were snubbed. Poor Greta. The Big Sick didn't get a single nomination.

Pretty crazy Hong got in without anything else from Downsizing.
No Jake. :-( He's been working so hard.

YAAS @ Alfre Woodard getting Saoirse's name correct come hell or high water. That's how it's done. Alfre and Sharon have not aged in about 20 years. Damn.

All the Money in the World. Man, if that's not a giant Fuck You to Spacey, I don't know what is.

TV Noms were as "new" as expected. Woohoo for Big Little Lies!

WOOHOO @ Pamela Adlon!

Score!
Supp. Actor - 2/5 (+alt)
Supp. Actress - 4/5
Actor - Limited: 4/5 (+alt)
Actress - Limited: 3/5 (+alt)
Limited Series: 3/5
Actor - Comedy: 3/5
Actress - Comedy: 4/5
Comedy: 4/5
Actor - Drama: 3/5
Actress - Drama: 3/5 (+alt)
Drama: 4/5
37/55 = 67.27%

Film:
Animated Feature: 4/5 (+alt)
Foreign Film: 3/5 (+alt)
Original Song: 2/5 (+alt)
Original Score: 4/5 (+alt)
Screenplay: 3/5
Supporting Actor: 4/5
Supporting Actress: 4/5
Actor - C/M: 4/5
Actress - C/M: 4/5
Actor - Drama: 4/5
Actress - Drama: 4/5
Director: 2/5 (+alt)
Picture - C/M: 4/5 (+alt)
Picture - Drama: 5/5
51/70 = 72.86%

Overall: 88/125 = 70.4%

THE 75TH GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS!

Best Film - Drama:
Call Me By Your Name
Dunkirk
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Film - Comedy/Musical:
The Disaster Artist
Get Out
The Greatest Showman
I, Tonya
Lady Bird

Best Director:
Guillermo Del Toro - The Shape of Water
Martin McDonagh - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christopher Nolan - Dunkirk
Ridley Scott - All the Money In the World
Steven Spielberg - The Post

Best Actor - Drama:
Timothee Chalamet - Call Me By Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis - Phantom Thread
Tom Hanks - The Post
Gary Oldman - The Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington - Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Best Actress - Drama:
Jessica Chastain - Molly's Game
Sally Hawkins - The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Meryl Streep - The Post
Michelle Williams - All the Money in the World

Best Actor - Comedy/Musical:
Steve Carell - Battle of the Sexes
Ansel Elgort - Baby Driver
James Franco - The Disaster Artist
Hugh Jackman - The Greatest Showman
Daniel Kayuula - Get Out

Best Actress - Comedy/Musical:
Judi Dench - Victoria and Abdul
Helen Mirren - The Leisure Seeker
Margot Robbie - I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan - Lady Bird
Emma Stone - Battle of the Sexes

Best Supporting Actor:
Willem Dafoe - The Florida Project
Armie Hammer - Call Me By Your Name
Richard Jenkins - The Shape of Water
Christopher Plummer - All the Money in the World
Sam Rockwell - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Supporting Actress:
Mary J. Blige - Mudbound
Hong Chau - Downsizing
Allison Janney - I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf - Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer - The Shape of Water

Best Screenplay:
Lady Bird
Molly's Game
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Original Score:
Dunkirk
Phantom Thread
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Original Song:
"Remember Me" - Coco
"Home" - Ferdinand
"This Is Me" - The Greatest Showman
"Mighty River" - Mudbound
"The Star" - The Star

Best Foreign Language Film:
A Fantastic Woman
First They Killed My Father
In the Fade
Loveless
The Square

Best Animated Film:
The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Ferdinand
Coco
Loving Vincent

TV:

Series - Drama:
The Crown
Game of Thrones
The Handmaid's Tale
Stranger things
This Is Us

Series - Comedy/Musical:
Black-ish
Master of None
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
SMILF
Will and Grace

Limited Series / TV Movie:
Big Little Lies
Fargo
Feud: Bette and Joan
The Sinner
Top of the Lake: China Girl

Actor in a Series - Drama:
Jason Bateman - Ozark
Sterling K. Brown - This Is Us
Freddie Highmore - The Good Doctor
Bob Odenkirk - Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber - Ray Donovan

Actress in a Series - Drama:
Caitriona Balfe - Outlander
Claire Foy - The Crown
Maggie Gyllenhaal - The Deuce
Katherine Langford - 13 Reasons Why
Elisabeth Moss - The Handmaid's Tale

Actor in a Series - Comedy/Musical:
Anthony Anderson - Black-ish
Aziz Ansari - Master of None
Kevin Bacon - I Love Dick
William H. Macy - Shameless
Eric McCormack - Will and Grace

Actress in a Series - Comedy/Musical:
Pamela Adlon - Better Things
Alison Brie - Glow
Rachel Brosnahan - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Issa Rae - Insecure
Frankie Shaw - SMILF

Actor in a Limited Series/TV Movie:
Robert De Niro - The Wizard of Lies
Jude Law - The Young Pope
Kyle MacLachlan - Twin Peaks
Ewan McGregor - Fargo
Geoffrey Rush - Genius

Actress in a Limited Series/TV Movie:
Jessica Biel - The Sinner
Nicole Kidman - Big Little Lies
Jessica Lange - Feud: Bette and Joan
Susan Sarandon - Feud: Bette and Joan
Reese Witherspoon - Big Little Lies

Supporting Actor - All Television:
David Harbour - Stranger Things
Alfred Molina - Feud: Bette and Joan
Alexander Skarsgard - Big Little Lies
David Thewlis - Fargo
Christian Slater - Mr. Robot

Supporting Actress - All Television:
Laura Dern - Big Little Lies
Ann Down - The Handmaid's Tale
Chrissy Metz - This Is Us
Michelle Pfeiffer - The Wizard of Lies
Shailene Woodley - Big Little Lies

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Globe Dix!

Announced Monday morning by Kristen Bell, Garrett Hedlund, Sharon Stone and Alfre Woodard.

I'm ready for some Sharon Stone craziness. How I've missed her and her Globes drunken fun!

TV!

Supporting Actor - All TV:
Sean Hayes - Will and Grace
John Lithgow - The Crown
Alexander Skarsgaard - Big Little Lies
David Thewlis - Fargo
Stanley Tucci - Feud: Bette and Joan
alt: Alfred Molina - Feud: Bette and Joan

Supporting Actress - All TV:
Laura Dern - Big Little Lies
Ann Dowd - The Handmaid's Tale
Nicole Kidman - Top of the Lake: China Girl
Michelle Pfeiffer - The Wizard of Lies
Shailene Woodley - Big Little Lies
alt: Megan Mullally - Will and Grace

Actor - Limited Series/Movie:
Jeff Daniels - Godless
Robert De Niro - The Wizard of Lies
Jude Law - The Young Pope
Kyle MacLachlan - Twin Peaks
Ewan McGregor - Fargo
alt: Geoffrey Rush - Genius

Actress - Limited Series/Movie:
Carrie Coon - Fargo
Sarah Gadon - Alias Grace
Nicole Kidman - Big Little Lies
Jessica Lange - Feud: Bette and Joan
Reese Witherspoon - Big Little Lies
alt: Susan Sarandon - Feud: Bette and Joan

Limited Series / Movie:
Big Little Lies - Fargo - Feud: Bette and Joan - Godless - Twin Peaks
alt: Alias Grace

Actor - Comedy Series:
Anthony Anderson - Blackish
Aziz Ansari - Master of None
Larry David - Curb Your Enthusiasm
Gael Garcia Bernal - Mozart In the Jungle
Eric McCormack - Will & Grace
alt: Neil Patrick Harris - A Series of Unfortunate Events

Actress - Comedy Series:
Pamela Adlon - Better Things
Rachel Brosnahan - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Debra Messing - Will and Grace
Issa Rae - Insecure
Frankie Shaw - SMILF
alt: Tracee Ellis Ross - Blackish

Comedy Series:
Blackish - Insecure -The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - Master of None - Will and Grace
alt: Glow

Actor - Drama Series:
Jason Bateman - Ozark
Sterling K. Brown - This Is Us
James Franco - The Deuce
Freddie Highmore - The Good Doctor
Milo Ventimiglia - This Is Us
alt: Joseph Fiennes - The Handmaid's Tale

Actress - Drama Series:
Claire Foy - The Crown
Maggie Gyllenhaal - The Deuce
Laura Linney - Ozark
Chrissy Metz - This Is Us
Elisabeth Moss - The Handmaid's Tale
alt: Caitriona Balfe - Outlander

Drama Series:
The Crown - The Deuce - The Handmaid's Tale - Stranger Things - This Is Us
alt: Ozark


ON TO MOVIES!

Animated Feature:
The Boss Baby - The Breadwinner - Coco - The LEGO Batman Movie - Loving Vincent
alt: Ferdinand

Foreign Film:
BPM - A Fantastic Woman - First They Killed My Father - Foxtrot - The Square
alt: Loveless

Original Song:
"Evermore" - Beauty and the Beast
"Mystery of Love" - Call Me By Your Name
"Remember Me" - Coco
"I Don't Wanna Live Forever" - Fifty Shades Darker
"This Is Me" - The Greatest Showman
alt: "Mighty River" - Mudbound

Original Score:
The Darkest Hour - Dunkirk - Phantom Thread - The Post - The Shape of Water
alt: Three Billboards...

Screenplay:
Call Me By Your Name - Get Out - Lady Bird - The Post - Three Billboards...
alt: The Big Sick

Supporting Actor:
Willem Dafoe - The Florida Project
Armie Hammer - Call Me By Your Name
Richard Jenkins - The Shape of Water
Sam Rockwell - Three Billboards...
Michael Stuhlbarg - Call Me By Your Name
alt: Idris Elba - Molly's Game
Three films could get two nods here, but I think Call Me has it. Can Christopher Plummer get in for a role shot a few weeks ago? That would be a giant FUCK YOU to Spacey and people would love it.

Supporting Actress:
Mary J. Blige - Mudbound
Holly Hunter - The Big Sick
Allison Janney - I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf - Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer - The Shape of Water
alt: Tiffany Haddish - Girls Trip
I don't think Universal did any Girls Trip screenings, so Haddish really just needs the SAG nom to go further. Downsizing seems to have stalled, so Hong Chau is probably out.

Actor - Comedy/Musical:
Steve Carell - Battle of the Sexes
James Franco - The Disaster Artist
Hugh Jackman - The Greatest Showman
Daniel Kaluuya - Get Out
Kumail Nanjiani - The Big Sick
alt: Tom Cruise - American Made
Apparently the Cruise film went over well.

Actress - Comedy/Musical:
Judi Dench - Victoria and Abdul
Margot Robbie - I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan - Lady Bird
Emma Stone - Battle of the Sexes
Emma Watson - Beauty and the Beast
alt: Zoe Kazan - The Big Sick
I think this lineup is probably set.

Actor - Drama:
Timothee Chalamet - Call Me By Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis - Phantom Thread
Jake Gyllenhaal - Stronger
Tom Hanks - The Post
Gary Oldman - The Darkest Hour
alt: Denzel Washington - Roman J. Israel, Esq
Ditto this lineup.

Actress - Drama:
Jessica Chastain - Molly's Game
Sally Hawkins - The Shape of Water
Jennifer Lawrence - mother!
Frances McDormand - Three Billboards...
Meryl Streep - The Post
alt: Gal Gadot - Wonder Woman
Despite the film's divisiveness, I don't think HFPA will turn down an opportunity to invite JLaw.

Director:
Luca Guadagnino - Call Me By Your Name
Christopher Nolan - Dunkirk
Jordan Peele - Get Out
Greta Gerwig - Lady Bird
Guillermo Del Toro - The Shape of Water
alt: Steven Spielberg - The Post

Picture - Comedy/Musical:
The Big Sick - The Disaster Artist - Get Out - I, Tonya - Lady Bird
alt: The Greatest Showman
Showman seems like such a Globes movie.

Picture - Drama:
Call Me By Your Name - Dunkirk - The Post - The Shape of Water - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
alt: The Darkest Hour
This lineup should be set.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

AFI Top 10

AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE'S TOP 10 FILMS OF 2017:
THE BIG SICK
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
DUNKIRK
THE FLORIDA PROJECT
GET OUT
LADY BIRD
THE POST
THE SHAPE OF WATER
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
WONDER WOMAN




Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Box: Tonya Harding Gets Her Redemption

1. Coco - $16.5m / $133.5m / $200m
2. Justice League - $8m / $210m / $228m
**Wonder - $8m / $99.5m / $125m
4. The Disaster Artist - $6m / $7.5m / $30m
5. Thor: Ragnarok - $5.5m / $300m / $314m
6. Daddy's Home 2 - $5m / $90m / $102m
7. Murder on the Orient Express - $4.5m / $92m / $104m
8. Three Billboards... - $3.5m / $18.5m / $38m
9. Lady Bird - $3.5m / $22m / $45m
10. Just Getting Started - $3m / $3m / $8m

One opener and one film expanding. Just Getting Started..yeah, I have no clue. I haven't seen a single ad/trailer/anything for this. Broad Green hasn't had much luck with their films they've opened wide right away. The Disaster Artist had a massive PTA last weekend, and depending on how far the cult of The Room goes, it could have a decent run with mainstream audiences. The Shape of Water did very well last weekend and expands into top cities this weekend before going nationwide on the 22nd. I, Tonya opens this weekend in 4 theaters. Anything above $65k per theater would be fantastic. It is a new studio so it'll be interesting to see how they fare.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Sleepy Skunk's 2017 Movie Trailer Mashup

I look forward to this every year.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

NEW YORK FILM CRITICS CIRCLE Winners!

Best Picture: “Lady Bird”
Best Director: Sean Baker, “The Florida Project”
Best Screenplay: Paul Thomas Anderson, “Phantom Thread”
Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”
Best Actor: Timothee Chalamet, “Call Me By Your Name”
Best Supporting Actress: Tiffany Haddish, “Girls Trip”
Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”
Best Cinematography: “Mudbound,” Rachel Morrison
Best Animated Film: “Coco,” Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina
Best Nonfiction Film: “Faces Places,” Agnes Varda
Best Foreign Language Film: “BPM (Beats Per Minute),” Robin Campillo
Best First Time Film: “Get Out,” Jordan Peele




Damn. Is Saoirse gonna win Best Actress? Better question: Is Saoirse the new Meryl?

Haddish's win is a nice surprise. 

Trailer: Thoroughbreds

OMG.

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG.

Anya Taylor-Joy, now and forever more. Amen.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Box-Office: Tommy Wiseau gets his redemption

1. Coco - $27m / $109.5m / $225m
2. Justice League - $15.5m / $196m / $230m
3. Wonder - $13.5m / $89m / $130m
4. Thor: Ragnarok - $8.5m / $289.5m / $310m
5. Daddy's Home 2 - $6.5m / $81.5m / $100m
6. Murder on the Orient Express - $6.5m / $84.5m / $100m
7. The Star - $3.5m / $26.5m / $35m
8. Three Billboards - $3m / $12m / $40m
**Lady Bird - $3m / $15m / $40m
10. Bad Moms Christmas - $2.5m / $63.5m / $70m

The projected final grosses are difficult to figure out. It's hard to see what will manage to stay afloat against Star Wars and the other holiday openers and what will be completely gone in a few weeks. The Disaster Artist opens in 20-30ish theaters, and should be able to come close to a million. The Shape of Water opens in 2 theaters. It's PTA will probably be around $75k.

Trailer: All the Money In the World (The De-Spacey'd Cut)

Bravo to Ridley Scott for pulling the switcheroo off even if the film ends up being lackluster. Michelle Williams, Mark Wahlberg and Kevin Spacey OSCAR-WINNER CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER star.

(btw This is exactly what Hollywood should be doing from here on out. Keep the film, get rid of the rapist.)

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Trailer: "Love, Simon"

Is this the mainstream gay teenage romcom we've waited all our lives for?

NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW WINNERS!

Best Film: “The Post”
Best Director: Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird”
Best Actor: Tom Hanks, “The Post”
Best Actress: Meryl Streep, “The Post”
Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”
Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”
Best Original Screenplay: Paul Thomas Anderson, “Phantom Thread”
Best Adapted Screenplay: Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber, “The Disaster Artist
Best Animated Feature: “Coco”
Breakthrough Performance: Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name”
Best Directorial Debut: Jordan Peele, “Get Out”
Best Foreign Language Film: “Foxtrot”
Best Documentary: “Jane”
Best Ensemble: “Get Out”

Spotlight Award: Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot (“Wonder Woman”)

NBR Freedom of Expression Award: “First They Killed My Father” and “Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992”

Top Films
“Baby Driver”
“Call Me By Your Name”
“The Disaster Artist”
“Downsizing”
“Dunkirk”
“The Florida Project”
“Get Out”
“Lady Bird”
“Logan”
“Phantom Thread”

Top 5 Foreign Language Films
“A Fantastic Woman”
“Frantz”
“Loveless”
“Summer 1994”
“The Square”

Top 5 Documentaries
“Abacus: Small Enough to Jail”
“Brimstone & Glory”
“Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars”
“Faces Places”
“Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of Isis”

Top 10 Independent Films
“Beatriz at Dinner”
“Brigsby Bear”
“A Ghost Story”
“Lady Macbeth”
“Logan Lucky”
“Loving Vincent”
“Menashe”
“Norman: The Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer”
“Patti Cake$”
“Wind River”


After three groups have announced nominees/winners, it would seem Get Out, Lady Bird, The Disaster Artist and Call Me By Your Name are in the safest positions. The Shape of Water and Three Billboards... have both received less accolades than expected so far.