|As an Actor||Supporting||6||$198,931,909||$58,543,703||$257,475,612|
|Lead Ensemble Member||2||$33,127,565||$13,623,339||$46,750,904|
|In Technical Roles||Co-Executive Producer||1||$1,310,167||$0||$1,310,167|
|Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 26 films, with $844,701,659 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #3,406)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Janet (The Kid), Mrs. Berenger (The Pink Panther 2), Charlotte Cobb (Orange County), Momma (The Ant Bully), Senior Supervisor Mrs. Violet Newstead (Nine to Five)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: The Celluloid Closet (Co-Executive Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Paul Weitz, Bruce Willis, Jon Turteltaub, Emily Mortimer, Spencer Breslin|
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.
April 13th, 2016
It is a very slow week on the home market. The only first-run release is The Forest, which earned a single-digit Tomatometer Score. The best-selling release of the week is Justice League vs. Teen Titans which continues to prove animated D.C. is better than live-action D.C. As far as Pick of the Week contenders are concerned, there are a few releases that interest me, including Suspicion on Blu-ray. However, I went with The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun on Blu-ray. I will admit it dances deep into the Style over Substance territory, but it's a style I have really got into.
February 8th, 2016
It's a strange week on the home market, as we have a monster release coming out, Spectre. There are also four or so releases that are contenders for Pick of the Week. But after that, there's a huge drop in quality and we quickly reach releases that are not even worthy of being fillers. Of the contenders, Grandma is the Pick of the Week and it is certainly worth picking up on Blu-ray.
February 7th, 2016
Grandma was Lily Tomlin's first starring role in nearly 30 years. She clearly wasn't rusty and there was even some Oscar-buzz for her performance. That didn't pan out. Is it as good as its reviews? Or was nostalgia at play here? Were critics just so happy Lily Tomlin was back that their judgment was clouded?
January 11th, 2016
The Golden Globes were handed out on Sunday evening. There were a few minor surprises and some infuriating results. On the other hand, no one film truly dominated, with The Revenant leading the way with just three wins. Only two other movies earned more than one win, The Martian and Steve Jobs.
January 9th, 2016
The BAFTA nominations were announced and you can read them on their site... in alphabetical order. Alphabetical order is very useful in most circumstances, but not here. On the other hand, the nominees within each category are not presented in alphabetical order. ... Are the BAFTAs trolling us? As for the actual nominees, the big winners here are Bridge of Spies and Carol, both of which earned nine nominations. For Carol, this is just another impressive score, but this was a pleasant surprise for Bridge of Spies.
2015 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part III - Limited Releases, Foreign Films, Classics, and Canadian Films
December 13th, 2015
The third installment of the Holiday Gift Guide focuses on smaller releases, movies that opened in limited release, foreign films, classics getting new releases, and a few Canadian films. This year the list looks different to the previous guides for a simple reason. While there were only eight releases on the TV on DVD installment of the holiday gift guide, the first pass had more than 30 films on this list. I tried trimming the list, but that resulted in me remembering more films I wanted to add to it. Even after getting rid of the ones that won't be released until after Christmas, like Bone Tomahawk, there are still way too many releases to deal with. So let's not delay anymore and get to the list, starting with the biggest release...
December 10th, 2015
The Golden Globes nominations were announced this morning and we are already beginning to see a trend for this year's Awards Season. For the most part, the same films are coming up over and over again. Carol led the way with five awards, while there was a three-way tie for second place with The Big Short, The Revenant and Steve Jobs each picking up four.
December 9th, 2015
The Screen Actors Guild nominations were announced today and there are at least a few surprises to talk about. Trumbo led the way with three nominations, but there were six films with two nods apiece. Six!
November 25th, 2015
Awards Season begins with the Independent Spirit Awards nominations. There were definitely some surprise nominees this year, but that also meant there were some unfortunate snubs as well. The overall leader was Carol, which just opened this past weekend. This is great timing and should help its box office numbers, as well as its chances throughout Awards Season. Its six nominations were one ahead of Beasts of No Nation and Spotlight. (One of Spotlight's was the Robert Altman Award, which has no nominations, just one winner.)
August 21st, 2015
It might not be a good week for limited releases overall, but we do have a potential Oscar nominee opening this week. Grandma is not only earning the best reviews of the week, but Lily Tomlin is earning some early Awards Season buzz.
|1/20/2012||Carol Channing: Larger Than Life||Herself||$20,370||$0||$20,370|
|8/14/2009||Gake no ue no Ponyo||(English Language Version)||$15,090,399||$190,222,267||$205,312,666|
|2/6/2009||The Pink Panther 2||Mrs. Berenger||$35,922,978||$34,100,000||$70,022,978|
|12/7/2007||The Walker||Abigail Delorean||$79,698||$428,505||$508,203|
|7/28/2006||The Ant Bully||Momma||$28,142,535||$21,468,363||$49,610,898|
|6/9/2006||A Prairie Home Companion||Rhonda Johnson||$20,342,852||$6,373,339||$26,716,191|
|10/1/2004||I Heart Huckabees||Vivian Jaffe||$12,784,713||$7,250,000||$20,034,713|
|1/11/2002||Orange County||Charlotte Cobb||$41,059,716||$2,248,991||$43,308,707|
|5/14/1999||Tea with Mussolini||Georgie||$14,395,874||$0||$14,395,874|
|2/27/1998||Krippendorf's Tribe||Ruth Allen||$7,571,115||$0||$7,571,115|
|4/12/1996||Getting Away with Murder||Inga Mueller||$197,322||$0||$197,322|
|3/22/1996||Flirting with Disaster||Mary Schlichting||$14,853,474||$1,295,706||$16,149,180|
|3/15/1996||The Celluloid Closet||Narrator||$1,310,167||$0||$1,310,167|
|10/13/1995||Blue in the Face||The waffle eater||$1,275,000||$0||$1,275,000|
|10/15/1993||The Beverly Hillbillies||Miss Jane Hathaway||$42,222,647||$13,375,834||$55,598,481|
|10/1/1993||Short Cuts||Doreen Piggot||$6,110,979||$0||$6,110,979|
|3/20/1992||Shadows and Fog||Prostitute||$2,735,731||$0||$2,735,731|
|6/10/1988||Big Business||Rose Ratliff/Rose Shelton||$40,150,487||$0||$40,150,487|
|9/21/1984||All of Me||Edwina Cutwater||$35,243,581||$0||$35,243,581|
|1/30/1981||The Incredible Shrinking Woman||Pat Kramer/Judith Beasley||$20,259,000||$0||$20,259,000|
|12/19/1980||Nine to Five||Senior Supervisor Mrs. Violet Newstead||$103,290,500||$0||$103,290,500|
|3/15/1996||The Celluloid Closet||Co-Executive Producer||$1,310,167||$0||$1,310,167|