Latest News on Syriana

April 2, 2008

George Clooney on Combining Football and Screwball in Leatherheads

After nabbing Oscar notice for recent dramas, it's about time George Clooney lightened up. More with America's favorite man-crush on his 1920s screwball football comedy, Leatherheads. More…

October 11, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: Wide Open Race For #1 Spot This Weekend

Five new films push their way into nationwide release on Friday hoping to challenge two-time champ The Rock making for what should be a free-for-all at the North American box office with many different studios having a realistic shot at claiming the number one spot.More…

July 27, 2007

Cool New Cast Member for The Incredible Hulk

And the casts for the new Marvel movies just keep getting better and better. This time around? The multi-talented Tim Blake Nelson has been cast as a pivotal villain in Louis Leterrier's "The Incredible Hulk."More…

June 21, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: Evan Shall Lead the Way

Universal looks to score its first number one hit in nearly a year this weekend with the new Steve Carell comedy "Evan Almighty" which hits the multiplexes on Friday targeting a broad family audience.More…

December 14, 2006

Box Office Guru Preview: Dragons and Webs Duke It Out at Theaters

Hollywood studios try to inject some juice into the North American box office this weekend by unleashing three big new releases aimed at getting people back into the habit of going to the movies.More…

December 7, 2006

Box Office Guru Preview: Mel, Cameron, & Leo Battle For #1 Spot

A wave of new releases hits the multilplexes on Friday as the North American box office looks to bounce back after a slugglish weekend and get the final month of the year started with a bang.More…

November 9, 2006

Box Office Guru Preview: New Pics Challenge "Borat's" Mandate

This weekend, multiplexes hope to cram in lots of moviegoers thanks to a wide selection of new films. Six movies open or expand nationally on Friday making for what will be one of the most competitive weekends of the holiday season.More…

October 4, 2006

Jeffrey Wright to Be Next "Die Hard" Villain?

The "Die Hard" series is well-known for giving Bruce Willis nasty villains played by good actors: Alan Rickman, Bill Sadler, Jeremy Irons... And now comes word that Jeffrey Wright might be pulling villain duty for John McClane's fourth manic misadventure.More…

March 3, 2006

2005 Stinker Awards Announced!

Low budget horror film ?Alone in the Dark? took home the industry?s biggest booby prize as Hollywood?s annual anti-Oscars, The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards, dished out awards in 24 competition categories. The dishonors came courtesy of the Los Angeles-based Bad Cinema Society, a panel of movie critics and film fans which annually awards Hollywood's worst films and performances.More…

January 31, 2006

2005 Oscar Nominations Are In!

Like most pathetic movie geeks, I was up at the crack of dawn (ok, 8:30am eastern time) to see how my nomination prediction ballot would measure up. (I was perfect on all 20 acting nods and all 10 screenwriting nods, but I erroneously predicted that "Walk the Line" would get nominated over "Capote" for Best Picture, and I picked Croneberg for director over Benett Miller.) Anyhow, here are the nominations for us to rant and rave about for the next five weeks...More…

January 6, 2006

DGA & SAG Chime in with Their Nominations

Yesterday we got the year-end nominations from the Writers Guild and the Producers Guild, so simple logic dictates that today should bring news from the directors (DGA) and the actors (SAG). As always we thank Movie City News for divulging every single nomination on the planet.More…

January 5, 2006

Writers' & Producers' Guilds Deliver Their '05 Noms

As usual we rely on Movie City News to bring us the "best of 2005" picks from the critics, and now come the year-end nominations from the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Producers Guild of America (PGA).More…

January 4, 2006

Ebert & Roeper Share Their Favorites from '05

TV's biggest and most (relatively) beloved movie critics, Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper, have announced their top ten lists for 2005, and you can either listen to the banter on their official site, or you can hang out here and just read 'em. Our way is quicker.More…

December 21, 2005

Southeastern Critics Chime in With Their Picks

The 2005 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards announced their annual awards on Monday, Dec. 19, in Atlanta, Ga. Forty-two members in nine states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia) voted in the 14th annual SEFCA poll.More…

December 20, 2005

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics 2005 Awards

December 19, 2005 -- DALLAS-FORT WORTH FILM CRITICS NAME ?BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN? BEST OF 2005. The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association voted the frontier romance BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN as the best film of 2005, according to the results of its 12th annual critics? poll.More…

December 19, 2005

Big Ape Swings Through the Weekend Box Office

OK, so "King Kong" didn't exactly storm out of the gates following its release last Wednesday, but the lovestruck gorilla enjoyed a rather impressive 3-day weekend all the same. The monkey's mega-movie grabbed just over $50 million over the weekend, giving it a total tally of $66.2 million from over 3,500 screens.More…

December 13, 2005

Awards Season Gets Rolling with Crix Picks

If you're a fan of the late-year awards season, be sure to add Movie City News to your hit list, because they deliver some consistently excellent coverage. Mid-December is when most of the critics' groups start doling out their accolades, and so far we've gotten input from reviewers' groups in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington.More…

December 12, 2005

The Lion, the Witch, and the Very Impressive Weekend

Disney & Walden's "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" had a pretty fantastic opening weekend at the box office, pulling in just over $67 million from 3,600 theaters. "Narnia" became the #3 biggest opening of the year, behind only "Star Wars Episode 3" and "Harry Potter Episode 4."More…

December 12, 2005

BFCA Nominees Announced; "Brokeback" Leads Pack

The Broadcast Film Critics Association announced its Critics Choice Awards, and "Brokeback Mountain," Ang Lee's revisionist western, leads the pack with eight nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor (Heath Ledger), Best Supporting Actor (Jake Gyllenhaal), and Best Supporting Actress (Michelle Williams).More…

November 21, 2005

"Syriana" Photo Gallery Update

Want a sneak peek at the new George Clooney-Matt Damon blood-for-oil flick? 43 new photos from the political thriller "Syriana" are now available for viewing, here.More…

October 6, 2005

Trailer Bulletin: Syriana

Yahoo! Movies has the first look at the rather intense and intriguing trailer for Stephen Gaghan's political thriller "Syriana," which boasts and all-star cast and a rather topical plot.More…

August 30, 2005

In Other News...Clooney, Downey Jr., and Eddie Murphy

The man, the myth, the -- casino king? Ocean's Eleven star George Clooney, the one-man Rat Pack Redux of the new millennium, has revealed long-rumored plans to erect a $3 billion Las Vegas resort. Named Las Ramblas, the resort will include a hotel, casino, and high-end condominiums; Clooney, along with partner Rande Gerber (nightclub impresario and husband of Cindy Crawford), plans to purchase a residence for himself on the resort grounds.More…