|As an Actor||(Unclassified)||13||$161,075,793||$48,771,639||$209,847,432|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$39,850||$0||$39,850|
|In Technical Roles||Director||2||$3,735,717||$3,427,203||$7,162,920|
|Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 26 films, with $1,921,542,373 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #725)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Kelly Frears (Cast Away), Jo Harding (Twister), Darcy Maguire (What Women Want), Carol Connelly (As Good as it Gets), Cheri Hamilton (Soul Surfer)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Then She Found Me (Director)|
|Most productive collaborators: Tom Hanks, Kathleen Kennedy, Robert Zemeckis, Mel Gibson, Nancy Meyers|
May 1st, 2015
Two points before we get to the films on this week's list. One, the column is late. Sorry. Two, anyone else noticing a decrease is stability with Firefox? It has been crashing a lot the past few days, hence the delay with this column. This week’s list is filled with many films that are earning good reviews, but not great reviews, and are playing on Video on Demand. Iris is the best film coming out this week, but Far from the Madding Crowd is probably going to be the biggest hit.
February 24th, 2013
Independent Spirit Award were handed out yesterday and while the average moviegoer will be more focused on the Oscars tonight, a lot of great films were honored yesterday. This includes Silver Linings Playbook, which took home numerous awards, including the top prizes.
The categories and winners are...
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 28th, 2012
The Independent Spirit Awards has a special place in the Awards Season. The nominations are the unoffficial start of Awards Season, but the actual awards aren't given out until Oscar weekend, so they are the beginning at the end of Awards Season. They also help out a lot of limited releases that would otherwise not get enough buzz, although they are not so good at predicting Oscar wins. This year, two films tied for most nominations, Moonrise Kingdom and The Silver Linings Playbook, both of which earned five nominations. They weren't the only films to earn multiple nominations though.
October 21st, 2012
After five years of Saw, and a hand-over period of a couple of years, the Paranormal Activity franchise has come to dominate the brief Halloween movie season. Showing that horror moviegoers may be more tradition-bound than any other category of film fans, Paranormal Activity 4 is set for a healthy opening this weekend, with Paramount projecting at total of $30.4 million by the end of the weekend. That's down quite a bit from the $50 million-plus debut of Paranormal Activity 3 last year, and the franchise does look like it is losing some momentum. With production budgets around $5 million, and relatively modest marketing costs, however, the studio will earn a healthy profit from this release and has, predictably, announced Paranormal Activity 5 will go into production early next year for release in October.
|12/31/2016||Please Stand By||Scottie||$0||$0||$0|
|5/2/2014||Decoding Annie Parker||Dr. Mary-Claire King||$39,850||$0||$39,850|
|4/8/2011||Soul Surfer||Cheri Hamilton||$43,853,424||$3,305,228||$47,158,652|
|4/25/2008||Then She Found Me||April Epner||$3,735,717||$3,427,203||$7,162,920|
|2/3/2006||A Good Woman||Mrs. Erlynne||$223,144||$5,852,606||$6,075,750|
|8/24/2001||The Curse of the Jade Scorpion||Betty Ann Fitzgerald||$7,496,522||$11,000,000||$18,496,522|
|12/22/2000||Cast Away||Kelly Frears||$233,632,142||$193,598,374||$427,230,516|
|12/15/2000||What Women Want||Darcy Maguire||$182,805,123||$191,300,000||$374,105,123|
|10/20/2000||Pay it Forward||Arlene McKinney||$33,508,922||$22,187,783||$55,696,705|
|10/13/2000||Dr. T and the Women||Bree||$13,065,561||$9,731,250||$22,796,811|
|12/24/1997||As Good as it Gets||Carol Connelly||$147,637,474||$165,633,912||$313,271,386|
|4/21/1995||Kiss of Death||Bev||$14,924,355||$0||$14,924,355|
|9/23/1992||Mr. Saturday Night||Annie||$13,351,357||$0||$13,351,357|
|9/4/1992||Bob Roberts||Hospital Reporter, Rose Pondell||$4,300,703||$0||$4,300,703|
|10/20/1989||Next of Kin||Jessie Gates||$15,942,628||$0||$15,942,628|
|9/1/1988||Miles from Home||Jennifer||$188,964||$0||$188,964|
|8/26/1988||Stealing Home||Hope Wyatt (adult and pregnant)||$7,467,504||$0||$7,467,504|
|10/10/1986||Peggy Sue Got Married||Beth Bodell, Peggy's daughter||$38,948,832||$0||$38,948,832|
|4/12/1985||Girls Just Want to Have Fun||Lynne Stone||$6,326,051||$0||$6,326,051|