Tag: Oscar

Marjoe

    Release Date: July 24, 1972 Runtime: 88 minutes Rating: PG Studio: Cinema 5 Distributing Director: Howard Smith; Sarah Kernochan Cast: Marjoe Gortner It might be tempting to call Marjoe Gortner a con man. He was a noted evangelist in the days before Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, “saving” people in exchange for them

Steve Jobs

    Release Date: October 23, 2015 Runtime: 122 minutes Rating: R Studio: Universal Pictures Director: Danny Boyle Cast: Michael Fassbender; Kate Winslet; Jeff Daniels; Seth Rogen; Michael Stuhlbarg; Katherine Waterston I came away from this movie with a great big ‘eh.’ It’s typical Aaron Sorkin. By this, I mean lots of people shouting pithy

August: Osage County

    Release Date: January 10, 2014 Runtime: 121 minutes Rating: R Studio: The Weinstein Company Director: John Wells Cast: Meryl Streep; Julia Roberts; Ewan McGregor; Chris Cooper; Dermot Mulroney; Juliette Lewis; Julianne Nicholson; Sam Shepard; Benedict Cumberbatch; Abigail Brelsin If there were an Olympic category for “Best Team Acting,” this big screen adaptation of Tracy

Pretty Woman

It’s Flashback Friday! This Week’s Flashback Movie….     Release Date: March 23, 1990 Runtime: 119 minutes Rating: R Studio: Touchstone Pictures (Disney) Director: Garry Marshall Cast: Richard Gere; Julia Roberts; Hector Elizondo; Laura San Giacomo; Jason Alexander; Ralph Bellamy Do you remember where you were when Julia Roberts became a movie star? You were probably

An Unmarried Woman

It’s Flashback Friday! This Week’s Flashback Movie….     Release Date: March 5, 1978 Runtime: 124 minutes Rating: R Studio: Twentieth Century Fox Director: Paul Mazursky Cast: Jill Clayburgh; Alan Bates; Michael Murphy; Cliff Gorman; Lisa Lucas; Kelly Bishop You know the expression “to feel like a fly on the wall?” That’s pretty much how I

The Master*: A Reel Podcast

    Release Date: September 21, 2012 Runtime: 144 minutes Rating: R Studio: The Weinstein Company Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman; Joaquin Phoenix; Amy Adams *2013 Academy Award Nominations Best Actor…..Joaquin Phoenix Best Supporting Actor…..Philip Seymour Hoffman Best Supporting Actress…..Amy Adams

Meditations on Movies: James Cameron and ‘Titanic’

    Release Date: December 19, 1997 Runtime: 194 minutes Rating: PG-13 Studio: Twentieth Century Fox / Paramount Pictures Director: James Cameron Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio; Kate Winslet; Billy Zane; Kathy Bates; Frances Fisher; Victor Garber; Gloria Stuart In the spirit of Oscar season, I thought I would revisit some previous Academy Award winners in the

Roman Holiday

    Release Date: September 2, 1953 Runtime: 118 minutes Rating: N/A Studio: Paramount Pictures Director: William Wyler Cast: Gregory Peck; Audrey Hepburn; Eddie Albert In honor of Valentine’s Day, I decided to go romantic. I didn’t want a weepie, nor did I want some saccharine Nicholas Sparks adaptation (“Safe Haven” – now playing). So

Zero Dark Thirty*

    Release Date: January 11, 2013 Runtime: 157 minutes Rating: R Studio: Columbia Pictures (Sony) Director: Kathryn Bigelow Cast: Jessica Chastain; Jason Clarke; Kyle Chandler; Jennifer Ehle; Chris Pratt [POSSIBLE SPOILERS, I guess…] Goooooooood movie!! The search for Osama Bin Laden took a really long time. While most of the American public wasn’t aware