For his 45th film, writer-director Allen surrounded himself with faces old and new — the cast includes Allen rookies Blanchett and Andrew Dice Clay and such veterans as Baldwin and Sally Hawkins — in service of a fish-out-of-water romance that evokes both Tennessee Williams and Bernie Madoff. READ MORE
For his 45th film, the writer-director surrounded himself with faces old and new -- the cast includes Allen rookies Cate Blanchett and Andrew Dice Clay and such veterans as Alec Baldwin and Sally Hawkins -- in service of a fish-out-of-water romance that evokes both Tennessee Williams and Bernie Madoff. READ MORE
The films in the awards-season hunt include Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine," Matthew McConaughey's "Dallas Buyers Club," Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" and Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave." Does anyone have an edge? READ MORE
Several big movies could lose awards luster if voters wait to view them on the small screen (i.e. the 3D space drama "Gravity"), but others might actually benefit from a home viewing (i.e. the lesbian love story "Blue Is the Warmest Color").
The veteran distributors predict "Blue Jasmine" could be one of ten best picture noms and "Tim's Vermeer" could be the winning doc but fear that the new voting procedures could hurt foreign films from smaller countries. READ MORE
It's a banner year for dramedies, so THR's awards analyst looks at how movies like "August: Osage County," "Before Midnight," "Blue Jasmine," "Frances Ha," "Inside Llewyn Davis," "Nebraska" and "Philomena" may be categorized. READ MORE
An unusually high number of this year's awards season releases were directed by people best known as actors, including Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Franco, Sarah Polley, Jason Bateman and George Clooney, writes THR's awards analyst. READ MORE
UPDATED: The Hugh Jackman superhero pic is doing huge business overseas, where it opened higher than any previous "X-Men" film; Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine" scores the best limited opening in almost a year. READ MORE
The superhero pic returns Hugh Jackman in the title role; Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine" opens to huge numbers in New York and L.A., while "Fruitvale Station" beats "The Way, Way Back" as both specialty films expand nationwide.