Moviegeek5: Nicole Kidman

Moviegeek5: Nicole Kidman


Moviegeek5: Nicole Kidman

Happy birthday to Nicole Kidman! Born 50 years ago today on 20 June 1967 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Australian parents. This elegant and tall Aussie is one of Australia’s top cultural export and has a remarkable career behind her while still landing great roles, something which is far and wide between for actresses when they ..

The Hours

The Hours


The Hours

Release year: 2002 Director: Stephen Daldry Screenwriter: David Hare, Michael Cunningham (novel) Starring: Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Ed Harris, Stephen Dillane, Miranda Richardson, John C. Reilly, Claire Danes Ratings: 1 Oscar: Best Actress (Nicole Kidman). 8 Oscar nominations: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Ed Harris), Best Supporting Actress (Julianne Moore), Best Director, Best ..

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz


The Wizard of Oz

Release Year: 1939 Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor (uncredited), Mervyn LeRoy (uncredited), Norman Taurog (uncredited), King Vidor (director: Kansas scenes – uncredited) Writers: Noel Langley (screenplay & adaptation), Florence Ryerson (screenplay), Edgar Allan Woolf (screenplay), L. Frank Baum (novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz), Arthur Freed (uncredited), Irving Brecher (contributing writer – uncredited), William H. ..

School of Rock

School of Rock


School of Rock

Release year: 2003 Director: Richard Linklater Screenwriter: Mike White Starring: Jack Black, Mike White, Sarah Silverman, Joan Cusack, Miranda Cosgrove, Robert Tsai, Kevin Alexander Clark Ratings: 1 Golden Globe nomination: Best Actor Comedy/Musical (Jack Black). When rocker/slacker Dewey Finn (Jack Black) is kicked out of the band he himself created and the apartment of best ..

Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!


Mamma Mia!

Release Year: 2008 Director: Phyllida Lloyd Writer: Cathrine Johnson (screenplay & musical book) Starring: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski, Stellan Skarsgård, Colin Firth, Dominic Cooper Rating: Nominated for 2 Golden Globes: Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical. Best Actress – Comedy or Musical (Meryl Streep). Told through the popular ..

Yentl

Yentl


Yentl

Release Year: 1983 Director: Barbra Streisand Screenwriter: Jack Rosenthal, Barbra Streisand, Isaac Bashevis Singer (story ‘Yentl, The Yeshiva Boy’) Starring: Barbra Streisand, Mandy Patinkin, Amy Irving, Nehemiah Persoff, Steven Hill, Allan Corduner, Ruth Goringer, Jack Lynn Ratings: 1 Oscar: Best Original Score. 4 Oscar nominations: Best Supporting Actress (Amy Irving), Best Art Direction, Best Original Song, ..

Moviegeek5: From Musical Stage to Silver Screen

Moviegeek5: From Musical Stage to Silver Screen


Moviegeek5: From Musical Stage to Silver Screen

Ever since sound was added to film, the musical has been there, beginning with the very first “talkie” The Jazz Singer (1927) and during the 1930, 1940s, and 1950s the genre enjoyed its greatest public success, producing countless classic films. The musical made stars of people like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers (Top Hat, 1935) and relatively quickly ..

The Singing Detective

The Singing Detective


The Singing Detective

Release Year: 2003 Director: Keith Gordon Writers: Dennis Potter (screenplay based on his television series The Singing Detective) Starring: Robert Downey, Jr., Robin Wright, Mel Gibson, Jeremy Northam, Katie Holmes, Adrien Brody, Jon Polito, Carla Gugino, Saul Rubinek Tied to a hospital bed due to an aggressive skin disease, bitter and cynical pot boiler writer Dan ..

Annie (2014)

Annie (2014)


Annie (2014)

Release year: 2014 Director: Will Gluck Screenwriter: Will Gluck, Aline Brosh McKenna, Thomas Meehan (stage play), Harold Gray (comic strip ‘Little Orphan Annie’) Starring: Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne, Cameron Diaz, Bobby Cannavale, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, David Zayas Ratings: 2 Golden Globe nominations: Best Actress Comedy/Musical (Quvenzhané Wallis), Best Original Song. Little orphan girl Annie ..

Teaser Trailer for Marvel’s Black Panther

Teaser Trailer for Marvel’s Black Panther


Teaser Trailer for Marvel’s Black Panther

The first teaser trailer has for Marvel’s Black Panther is here! This upcoming foray into Africa is yet another broadening of the scope of superhero movies and a welcome one at that. Directed by Ryan Coogler (Creed, 2015), the film ties into Captain America: Civil War (2016) in which we were first introduced to Prince T’Challa ..

Ocean’s Eleven (1960)

Ocean’s Eleven (1960)


Ocean’s Eleven (1960)

Release year: 1960 Director: Lewis Milestone Screenwriter: Harry Brown, Charles Lederer, George Clayton Johnson, Jack Golden Russell Starring: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Angie Dickinson, Richard Conte, Cesar Romero, Joey Bishop Danny Ocean (Frank Sinatra) gathers ten of his World War II buddies to pull of the ultimate Las Vegas heist. ..

King Ralph

King Ralph


King Ralph

Release Year: 1991 Director: David S. Ward Writers: David S. Ward (screenplay), Emlyn Williams (novel Headlong) Starring: John Goodman, Peter O’Toole, John Hurt, Camille Coduri, Richard Griffiths, Leslie Phillips, James Villiers, Joely Richardson, Niall O’Brien, Julian Glover A freak accident wipes out the entire British royal family and the new heir to the throne is ..