Every year around this time It starts again. The studios send out their screeners in hopes that they will get the award votes. And each year these screener copies find their way online. And it is a happy time for cinephiles everywhere.
I must admit, I had given up on the Hollywood Silly Season leaks. Because every year for at least ten years back, there has always been a leak before December 16th. You probably remember last year’s spree of screeners released by the Hive-CM8 group. Oh what a time it was.
Later it was alleged that the leak came from the talent agency Innovative Artists which was later sued by Warner Bros.
This year, however, things have been completely dead on the screener front. Many have been sent out off for review,but the first have yet to leak to the public……
Week 1 2017.
Our first legit “For your consideration” dvdscr to drop is ………
Denzel Washington directed and stars in this adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which centers on a black garbage collector named Troy Maxson in 1950s Pittsburgh. Bitter that baseball’s color barrier was only broken after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues, Maxson is prone to taking out his frustrations on his loved ones. Both Washington and co-star Viola Davis won Tonys for their performances in the 2010 revival of the play. Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, and Mykelti Williamson round out the supporting cast.
Week 2 Update:
Based on a true story. A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program’s first successful space missions.
Director: Theodore Melfi
Writers: Allison Schroeder (screenplay), Theodore Melfi (screenplay)
Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe
An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis’s actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it.
Director: Peter Berg
Writers: Peter Berg (screenplay), Matt Cook (screenplay) |
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan, and J.K. Simmons
UPDATE : January 15th :
A timeless story of human self-discovery and connection, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.
Director: Barry Jenkins
Writers: Barry Jenkins (screenplay), Tarell Alvin McCraney (story by)
Stars: Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson
When 12 mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors.
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Writers: Eric Heisserer (screenplay), Ted Chiang (based on the story “Story of Your Life” )
Stars: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker
La La Land
A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles.
Director: Damien Chazelle
Writer: Damien Chazelle
Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt
WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.
Director: Mel Gibson
Writers: Robert Schenkkan (screenplay), Andrew Knight (screenplay)
Stars: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey
Two priests travel to Japan in an attempt to locate their mentor and propagate Catholicism.
Director: Martin Scorsese
Writers: Jay Cocks (screenplay), Martin Scorsese (screenplay)
Stars: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver,and Liam Neeson
Manchester by The Sea
An uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy’s father dies.
Director: Kenneth Lonergan
Writer: Kenneth Lonergan
Stars: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, and Kyle Chandler
A former neurosurgeon embarks on a journey of healing only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts.
Director: Scott Derrickson
Writers: Jon Spaihts, Scott Derrickson
Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Rachel McAdams.
In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain’s daughter’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.
Directors: Ron Clements, Don Hall
Writers: Jared Bush (screenplay), Ron Clements (story by)
Stars: Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, and Rachel House
Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband’s historic legacy.
Director: Pablo Larraín
Writer: Noah Oppenheim
Stars: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, and Greta Gerwig
Stay tuned for updates.