The Writers Guild of America announced its 2016 screenplay nominations, honoring a mix of the season’s biggest comedies and dramas, including Trainwreck, The Martian, and Straight Outta Compton.
The WGA nominates screenplays in three categories: Original, Adapted, and Documentary. In the last 10 years, seven WGA Original Screenplay winners went on to win the Best Original Screenplay Oscar and eight WGA Adapted Screenplay winners won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Sicario director Denis Villeneuve calls cinematographer Roger Deakins “a master of light,” but their gritty cartel thriller often deals in darkness, both literal and figurative.
The story of a dogged FBI agent (Emily Blunt) who finds herself uneasily working with a black-ops team on both sides of the border, Sicario has garnered awards-season attention with its striking imagery, committed performances, and uncompromising narrative.
Sicario is one of those films that sticks to your soul. It’s not just its unsparing story and riveting performances, but also the indelible images and action sequences near the Mexican border that burrow deep.
The Martian spent its second straight weekend at the top of the box office, as newcomer Pan fell flat.
After its stellar $54.3 million debut last weekend, The Martian is poised to spend its second-straight weekend at the top of the box office.
Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario offers a haunting look at the escalating drug war along the American/Mexican border. However, due to obvious legal and safety concerns, Villeneuve and team weren’t able to shoot their film precisely on location. (Most of the action sequences were filmed in New Mexico.) As a result, Sicario relies on special effects to help create its world, filling in the explosions and dead bodies that are hard to replicate, especially on a modest budget.
The Martian rocketed into theaters this weekend to an estimated $55 million, besting expectations and falling just short of Gravity’s record for the biggest October opening of all time.
Sicario, the Emily Blunt-starrer centered on the U.S. fight against drug cartels in Mexico, expands nationwide today, meaning moviegoers from El Paso to Peoria can see the R-rated film on the big screen. Set primarily in Juarez, Mexico, Sicario, which means “hitman” in Spanish, has already earned $3 million in its limited release and has generated a 93% fresh rating from critics aggregated on Rotten Tomatoes.
1. Last week, Lionsgate co-chair Patrick Wachsberger announced that his studio was developing a sequel to Sicario. The sequel will focus on Alejandro, a character played by Benicio Del Toro. This was surprising news. Sicario had only just opened in six theaters.
- Conan O'Brien used 'Hamilton' to help explain Trump victory to upset kids
- Veteran character actress Alice Drummond dies at 88
- Canadian police apologize to Nickelback for drunk driving joke
- 'Aquaman' movie lands fall 2018 release date
- Lauren Graham says she may not watch the 'Gilmore Girls' revival
- Terry Crews, Dave Coulier, Shaq design ugly Christmas sweaters
- See Jennifer Lawrence's seventh grade yearbook superlative
- The 'Office Christmas Party' Cast Decks the Halls With Merry Mayhem
- The Best Gifts For 'Gilmore Girls' Fans
- See Exclusive Photos From Star-Studded Performances of 'Oh, Hello'
- 35 Photos of Britney Spears For Her 35th Birthday
- 12 Stars Who Are EGOT Winners
- 10 Celebs Who Appeared on 'Star Search' Before They Made It Big