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……
It’s the most wonderful time of the year !!
Each year at around this time we see the dvd screeners for the Oscar hopefuls come online. And this year is no different. I always have a small fear that the studios will wise up, and find some way to keep these leaks from happening. I’m glad to see that this year they have not.
It started slow this week with a couple of dramas which did not really interest me. But just seeing them come online gave me hope that the good stuff was not far off.
These are the screeners that came online in WEEK 51 :
Held captive for years in an enclosed space, a woman (Brie Larson) and her 5-year-old son (Jacob Tremblay) finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time.
Initial release: September 4, 2015
Director: Lenny Abrahamson
Running time: 1h 58m
Adapted from: Room
Screenplay: Emma Donoghue
An Irish immigrant (Saoirse Ronan) in 1950s New York falls for a tough Italian plumber (Emory Cohen), but faces temptation from another man (Domhnall Gleeson) when she returns to her homeland for a visit.
Initial release: November 4, 2015 (USA)
Director: John Crowley
Running time: 1h 52m
Screenplay: Nick Hornby
Story by: Colm Tóibín, Nick Hornby
Life always seems complicated for good ol’ Charlie Brown (Noah Schnapp), the boy who always tries his best against seemingly impossible odds. When the Little Red-Haired Girl moves into his neighborhood, Charlie Brown develops a crush on her. Meanwhile, his best friend Snoopy embarks on an epic adventure.
Initial release: October 19, 2015 (San Francisco)
Director: Steve Martino
Running time: 1h 33m
Story by: Charles M. Schulz
Production companies: Blue Sky Studios, 20th Century Fox Animation
Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) spots the beautiful, elegant Carol (Cate Blanchett) perusing the doll displays in a 1950s Manhattan department store. The two women develop a fast bond that becomes a love with complicated consequences.
Initial release: November 20, 2015 (USA)
Director: Todd Haynes
Running time: 1h 58m
Adapted from: The Price of Salt
Screenplay: Phyllis Nagy
While exploring the uncharted wilderness in the 1800s, legendary frontiersman Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home to his beloved family. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy), the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him.
Initial release: December 25, 2015 (USA)
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Running time: 2h 36m
Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki
Screenplay: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mark L. Smith
Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan) never knew his famous father, boxing champion Apollo Creed, who died before Adonis was born. However, boxing is in his blood, so he seeks out Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) and asks the retired champ to be his trainer. Rocky sees much of Apollo in Adonis, and agrees to mentor him, even as he battles an opponent deadlier than any in the ring. With Rocky’s help, Adonis soon gets a title shot, but whether he has the true heart of a fighter remains to be seen.
Initial release: November 19, 2015 (Westwood)
Director: Ryan Coogler
Music composed by: Ludwig Göransson
Film series: Rocky
Screenplay: Ryan Coogler, Aaron Covington
While racing toward the town of Red Rock in post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunter John “The Hangman” Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive prisoner (Jennifer Jason Leigh) encounter another bounty hunter (Samuel L. Jackson) and a man who claims to be a sheriff. Hoping to find shelter from a blizzard, the group travels to a stagecoach stopover located on a mountain pass. Greeted there by four strangers, the eight travelers soon learn that they may not make it to their destination after all.
Initial release: December 7, 2015 (Los Angeles)
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Running time: 3h 2m
Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino
Music composed by: Ennio Morricone
That is all for now. Im sure more will come during the last day of week 51. Im waiting on In The Heart of The Sea , Trumbo, Steve Jobs, Macbeth ,Legend, Bridge of Spies, Joy, The Danish Girl, and of course Star Wars The Force Awakens.
NOW THIS IS HOLLYWOOD SILLY SEASON AT ITS FINEST !!!
UPDATED AGAIN 14.01.2015
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KILL THE MESSENGER
Big Hero 6
INTO THE WOODS
The IMITATION GAME
My cup runneth over!!! How i love Silly Season 🙂 Have fun watching folks –
Today, this came online :
So by now we know that the screeners that were leaked was due to Sony being hacked. That means the only screener leaked in the traditional Silly Season fashion was Nightcrawler. Since then its been really quiet . Today the WEB/HDrips of GONE GIRL and HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 did however make their way online. Maybe Hollywood has learned from its mistakes, and are not sending out screeners this year?
Hollywood Silly Season is my favourite time of the year. Its award season , and thats when the studios send out the dvdscreeners to the voters, and they always leak online. Today marks the start of the great leak.
So far today, these movies have leaked online :
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
What We Do in the Shadows
Still Alice and Annie have yet to be released in theaters . Depending on where you are in the world, Mr Turner and The Theory of Everything might have been released.
I won’t tell you where to find them. Im just saying they are there to be found . There are some PRIME sites out there. Hold your ears to the WIRE, and i’m sure you will be alright .
I will be updating as soon as more come online.
Will Hollywood ever learn?? I hope not