|As an Actor||Supporting||7||$1,149,527,335||$1,479,520,287||$2,629,047,622|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$36,489,888||$0||$36,489,888|
|In Technical Roles||Director||1||$3,134,509||$0||$3,134,509|
|Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 29 films, with $3,794,898,007 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #329)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: May Parker (The Amazing Spider-Man), Aunt May (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Mary Todd Lincoln (Lincoln), Mrs. Gump (Forrest Gump), Miranda Hillard (Mrs. Doubtfire)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Beautiful (Director)|
|Most productive collaborators: Daniel Day-Lewis, Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt|
December 14th, 2016
After dealing with first-run releases and TV on DVD releases, we come to the instalment of our Holiday Gift Guide that deals with limited releases, classics, and foreign imports. This list should be longer than last week, but hopefully I won’t go overboard.
December 12th, 2016
The Golden Globes nominations were announced and we are starting to see a few names pop up over and over again. La La Land led the way with seven nominations, but Moonlight was right behind with six and Manchester by the Sea earned five. You will be hearing those three names over and over and over again this Awards Season.
November 23rd, 2016
The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced last night and thus the 2016 Awards Season begins. There were a few surprises and some snubs to discuss, but for the most part, there’s not a lot nominations that broke the established narrative. It’s because there isn’t really an established narrative. This means films that earn nominations here have a much better chance of doing well going forward and Moonlight looks like it could rise up as a result.
June 14th, 2016
It is a much slower week than it was last time. In fact, the only two reviews this week were for releases that came out last week. That doesn't mean we don't have any good releases and there are a few contenders for Pick of the Week. Of these, Hello, My Name is Doris is the one I'm most interested in buying and the Blu-ray, while not loaded with extras, is the Pick of the Week. I'm also giving an honorary Puck of the Week to Dark Matter: Season 1, which is a Canadian Sci-fi series.
(On a side note, Amazon's list of new releases is a mess with a bunch of Game of Thrones and Star Trek titles, most of which don't even have images. This made sorting through the new releases a lot harder.)
March 11th, 2016
There are quite a few limited releases on this week's list that are earning excellent reviews and / or substantial buzz. This includes Hello, My Name is Doris, which I really hope does well. Boom Bust Boom, City of Gold, Eye in the Sky, and Marguerite are all worth checking out in theaters. Most of the rest are worth a rental on VOD.
April 8th, 2013
Lincoln was an Oscar contender right from the very beginning. Steven Spielberg directing a movie about Abraham Lincoln starring Daniel Day-Lewis. Of course it was an Oscar contender. Lincoln earned twelve Oscar nominations and earned two wins. Did the film deserve these awards? Or did it coast on reputation alone?
February 21st, 2013
With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. This week we will look at the four acting categories, starting with Best Supporting Actress, which is again not a very competitive category this year. I'm not saying it is impossible for upset to happen here, but it is very, very unlikely.
January 10th, 2013
The Oscar nominations were announced this morning, and there's certainly a lot to talk about. There are some nominations that should surprise no one. For instance, Lincoln led the way with twelve nominations, and it has been seen as the major contender for a long time. However, there were also a few surprise nominations and some major snubs. Here are the list of nominations, and some reactions.
December 13th, 2012
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations and the same list of films that have been mentioned since the beginning of Awards Season were rewarded today. Lincoln led the way with seven nods, while Argo and Django Unchained were close behind with five.
December 12th, 2012
SAG nominations were announced and there were only a few surprises to deal with. Leading the way for total nominations was The Silver Linings Playbook, Lincoln, and Les Miserables, all of which earned nominations in four of the six categories.
November 1st, 2012
October was pretty good with a few films really crushing expectations, which made up for the few duds that opened at the end. 2012 gained about $100 million over 2011 during the month of October. We really needed this success and hopefully November will continue this push forward. However, November is a bit of a weird month. There are five weekends, but only eight true wide releases, half of which open on the Thanksgiving long weekend, leaving the other four weeks with just one true wide release each. There are a couple others opening in the semi-wide level and another opening in limited release with a planned wide release, but even so, it is not a busy month. That said, it is a case of quality over quantity. There are four films that are pretty much guaranteed to reach $100 million, one of which should reach $300 million. By comparison, last November only produced one $100 million film. Granted, that film was The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1, which made nearly $300 million, which is a huge number no matter how you look at it. But this year, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 should top that number and with the other $100 million movies pulling in more than $400 million combined, it should be a very profitable month at the box office.
|3/11/2016||Hello, My Name is Doris||Doris Miller||$28,751,693||$211,196||$28,962,889|
|5/2/2014||The Amazing Spider-Man 2||Aunt May||$202,853,933||$506,142,403||$708,996,336|
|11/9/2012||Lincoln||Mary Todd Lincoln||$182,207,973||$91,138,308||$273,346,281|
|7/3/2012||The Amazing Spider-Man||May Parker||$262,030,663||$495,859,604||$757,890,267|
|3/2/2007||Two Weeks||Anita Bergman||$46,605||$0||$46,605|
|7/2/2003||Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde||Rep. Rudd||$90,639,088||$34,700,000||$125,339,088|
|3/23/2001||Say It Isn't So||Valdine Wingfield||$5,516,708||$0||$5,516,708|
|4/28/2000||Where the Heart Is||Mama Lil||$33,771,174||$7,090,880||$40,862,054|
|3/8/1996||Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Franc…||Sassy (voice)||$32,709,423||$0||$32,709,423|
|1/12/1996||Eye for an Eye||Karen McCann||$26,792,700||$0||$26,792,700|
|7/6/1994||Forrest Gump||Mrs. Gump||$330,151,138||$349,699,499||$679,850,637|
|11/24/1993||Mrs. Doubtfire||Miranda Hillard||$219,195,051||$222,090,952||$441,286,003|
|2/3/1993||Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey||Sassy||$41,833,324||$0||$41,833,324|
|1/11/1991||Not Without My Daughter||Betty Mahmoody||$14,789,113||$0||$14,789,113|
|11/15/1989||Steel Magnolias||M'Lynn Eatenton||$83,759,091||$11,392,847||$95,151,938|
|12/25/1985||Murphy's Romance||Emma Moriarty||$30,762,621||$0||$30,762,621|
|9/21/1984||Places in the Heart||Edna Spalding||$34,900,814||$0||$34,900,814|
|12/22/1982||Kiss Me Goodbye||Kay Villano||$15,782,759||$0||$15,782,759|
|11/19/1981||Absence of Malice||Megan Carter (staff reporter, 'Miami Standard')||$33,312,129||$0||$33,312,129|
|3/13/1981||Back Roads||Amy Post||$11,809,387||$0||$11,809,387|
|8/15/1980||Smokey and the Bandit II||Carrie||$66,132,626||$0||$66,132,626|
|3/2/1979||Norma Rae||Norma Rae||$22,228,000||$0||$22,228,000|
|5/5/1978||The End||Mary Ellen||$30,354,004||$1,980,473||$32,334,477|
|5/27/1977||Smokey and the Bandit||Carrie aka 'Frog'||$126,737,428||$0||$126,737,428|