The Contenders: A Look At 5 Upcoming Oscar Hopefuls

1) Nebraska Alexander Payne (The Descendants, Sideways) returns with a film that was a huge hit at Cannes this year. Lead actor Bruce Dern even won an award there. With Will Forte in the cast, might he get a surprising Best Supporting Actor nomination? Or is Macgruber too much of a long shot? Nebraska features an aging alcoholic making a road trip with his son to claim a million dollar prize. Basically, the pundits agree that it is a strong contender for a Best Picture, Director, Actor, and Screenplay nomination. The wildcard here is Forte. 2) American Hustle Every once … Continue reading The Contenders: A Look At 5 Upcoming Oscar Hopefuls

Movie Review: Struck By Lightning

STARRING: Chris Colfer, Rebel Wilson, Allison Janney, Sarah Hyland, Dermot Mulroney, Christina Hendricks, Ashley Rickards, Angela Kinsey, Matt Prokop, Graham Rogers, Carter Jenkins, Allie Grant, Robbie Arnell, Brad William Henke, Ken Marino. WRITTEN BY: Chris Colfer DIRECTED BY: Brian Dannelly So you want another generic teen movie? Look no further than Glee star Chris Colfer’s screenwriting debut, Struck By Lightning, which got buried in limited theatrical release earlier this year, and is silently now on video. All this despite featuring Rebel Wilson in a rather large role. Why, you may ask yourself, was this not given a larger release, especially … Continue reading Movie Review: Struck By Lightning