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Oscar Isaac

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 12 films, with $3,291,863,718 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #203)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Poe Dameron (Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens), Outcome #3 (The Bourne Legacy), En Sabah Nur/Apocalypse (X-Men: Apocalypse), Prince John (Robin Hood), Blue Jones (Sucker Punch)
Most productive collaborators: Russell Crowe, Ridley Scott, Mark Strong, Cate Blanchett, Brian Helgeland

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As an ActorSupporting12$1,371,392,677$1,920,471,041$3,291,863,718
Lead Ensemble Member1$203,654$4,347$208,001

2016 Preview: May

May 1st, 2016

Captain America: Civil War

April started on a soft note and ended weak, but thanks to The Jungle Book, overall the month was actually really good. That's what happens when you get a surprise $300 million hit. This bodes well for May, which is both a slow month and a fantastic month. There are only four weekends and only eight movies coming out, but of those eight films, five have a shot at $100 million. The potential blockbusters are led by Captain America: Civil War, which is not only going to be the biggest hit of the month, but according to a Fandango survey, it is the most anticipated film of the summer. (On a side note, Finding Dory is the most anticipated family film of the summer and Ghostbusters is the most anticipated comedy of the summer. I was surprised by the last result.) Both Alice Through the Looking Glass and X-Men: Apocalypse have real shots at $200 million. One of them could get to $300 million, if they weren't opening against each other. Overall, the month looks excellent. Even better, last May there was only one monster hit, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and most analysts think Captain America: Civil War will beat it at the box office. (There's also the issue of the misalignment in the weekends, which hurt April, but will really help May.) More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

April 4th, 2016

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

After ranking Star Wars: The Force Awakens for those who still haven't seen it, we can do a full featured review. The film smashed box office records here and earned 92% positive reviews. Is it as good as its box office / Tomatometer Score? Or did people just get caught up in the hype? More...

2015 Preview: December

December 1st, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

November ended on a positive note with a strong Thanksgiving weekend. Even so, the overall numbers were mixed with a lot of misses mixed in with a few hits. It was better than October and we will call that a victory. Meanwhile, December is potentially record-breaking. Actually, given the evidence, it is almost assuredly going to be record-breaking. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has already set a record for the most money taken from ticket pre-sales and the biggest December weekend will fall. The pre-orders alone will guarantee that. On the downside, it is very likely that no film will make as much in total as The Force Awakens will make during its opening weekend. There's a chance no film makes in total as much as The Force Awakens makes during its opening day. There are a few films that have a shot at $100 million. For example, Joy should get there, if it becomes a major player during Awards Season. If not, it will at least come close. Daddy's Home, and to a lesser extent Sisters, could be surprise $100 million hits. However, like the rest of 2015, December is shaping up to be a month of a record-breaking hit and a lot of films that struggle just to get noticed. On the other hand, last December, was a lot more balanced at the top with four films earning more than $100 million, led by The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. There's a chance The Force Awakens earns more than all four $100 million hits from last year earned combined. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Ex Machina

July 13th, 2015

Ex Machina

Ex Machina is a high-concept Sci-fi movie that I thought had a chance to do well in limited release. ... It earned just over $25 million in theaters and is currently one of the biggest limited release hits of the year. The fact that it found an audience is excellent. Did it deserve this success? And does the DVD / Blu-ray live up to its theatrical success? More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: A Most Violent Year

April 19th, 2015

A Most Violent Year came out last Awards Season and earned some serious pre-release buzz. After all, it stars Jessica Chastain. She's only been acting four roughly five years since she made Jolene, but since then, five of her previous films have earned some measure of Awards Season Buzz. Unfortunately, nothing really came from that buzz and the film wasn't able to expand truly wide. Did it deserve better? Or is the term "Busted Oscar-bait" applicable? More...

Limited Releases: Forecast is Cloudy

April 10th, 2015

Clouds of Sils Maria poster

It is an excellent week for limited releases with two films earning stunning reviews and loud buzz: Clouds of Sils Maria and Ex Machina. I think the former has a better chance to expand significantly, but hopefully both will find audiences in theaters. There are also a number of other limited releases earning amazing reviews: About Elly, Black Souls, The Sisterhood of Night, etc. In fact, there are too many to think all of them will thrive.


Limited Releases You Can Take Pride In

September 26th, 2014

Pride poster

The list of new releases is a little calmer this week than it was last week. There are still a few movies that could do well. The Two Faces of January has some of the best reviews and has an impressive cast, but it is also playing on Video on Demand, so its box office numbers might not shine. On the other hand, I think Pride will turn its excellent reviews into a long run on limited release. It might even find a significant measure of mainstream success. More...

Featured DVD Review: In Secret

May 18th, 2014

In Secret is a film based on the novel Thérèse Raquin, which was written nearly 150 years ago. The novel has been adopted into a few theatrical releases, a few TV movies, a few TV mini-series, etc. over the years, but it never really became something that entered the mainstream awareness like Pride and Prejudice did. For instance, this version opened well below the Mendoza Line before quickly disappearing from theaters. Is this film as bad as its box office numbers would indicate? Or would it have thrived had it opened in just a few theaters and expanded with its word-of-mouth? More...

2014 Awards Season: Slave Hustles to the Top

December 14th, 2013

12 Years a Slave poster

Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their Golden Globe nominations this week, and a clear picture is forming. 12 Years a Slave was again the recipient of the most nominations, but this time it was a tie, as it and American Hustle both grabbed seven nominations. If you look down the list of other multi-nominated films, you will find a number of familiar faces. More...

2014 - Awards Season: Slave Earns Independence

November 28th, 2013

12 Years a Slave poster

Independent Spirit Award started the Awards Season this week, handing out its nominations. 12 Years a Slave led the way with seven nominations, but it wasn't the only film to pick up multiple nominations. More...

Limited Releases Are What They Are

September 27th, 2013

There are a lot of limited releases on this week's list, including a few earning stellar reviews. There are also a few with weak reviews or that are the wrong genre to thrive in limited release. One film fits into both ends of the spectrum, We Are What We Are, which is earning great reviews, but as a horror film, likely won't find an audience till the home market. Hopefully I am wrong. Inequality for All is earning even better reviews, but it is a documentary, so it have very little chance to expand. On the Job has the best reviews of the week, but it is a foreign-language action film, so it will likely not earn breakout success. More...

Box Office
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Box Office
12/31/2017 The Promise   $0 $0 $0
12/15/2017 Star Wars: Ep. VIII Poe Dameron  $0 $0 $0
6/3/2016 Time to Choose Narrator  $0 $0 $0
5/27/2016 X-Men: Apocalypse En Sabah Nur/Apocalypse  $80,000,000 $185,800,000 $265,800,000
1/22/2016 Mojave Jack  $0 $369 $369
12/18/2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens Poe Dameron  $936,641,878 $1,122,000,000 $2,058,641,878
4/10/2015 Ex Machina Nathan Bateman  $25,440,971 $11,624,916 $37,065,887
12/31/2014 A Most Violent Year Abel Morales  $5,749,134 $322,299 $6,071,433
9/26/2014 The Two Faces of January Rydal  $507,463 $8,553,137 $9,060,600
2/21/2014 In Secret Laurent LeClaire  $444,179 $252,048 $696,227
12/6/2013 Inside Llewyn Davis Llewyn Davis  $13,248,209 $19,695,038 $32,943,247
5/7/2013 Revenge for Jolly!   $0 $0 $0
9/28/2012 Won't Back Down Michael Perry  $5,310,554 $404,359 $5,714,913
9/14/2012 10 Years Reeves  $203,654 $4,347 $208,001
8/10/2012 The Bourne Legacy Outcome #3  $113,203,870 $167,152,050 $280,355,920
6/1/2012 For Greater Glory Victoriano 'El Catorce' Ramirez  $5,669,081 $4,357,174 $10,026,255
12/9/2011 W.E. Evgeni  $582,075 $357,670 $939,745
9/16/2011 Drive Standard  $35,060,689 $42,994,136 $78,054,825
3/25/2011 Sucker Punch Blue Jones  $36,392,502 $53,365,887 $89,758,389
5/28/2010 Agora Oreste  $619,423 $38,372,869 $38,992,292
5/14/2010 Robin Hood Prince John  $105,269,730 $216,971,858 $322,241,588
10/10/2008 Body of Lies Bassam  $39,394,666 $69,000,000 $108,394,666
12/1/2006 The Nativity Story Joseph  $37,629,831 $8,679,813 $46,309,644
Movies: 23Totals:$1,441,367,909$1,949,907,970$3,391,275,879