James McAvoy: Articles


'X-Men: Apocalypse' Review: Weaker Film Despite 'Artist' Bryan Singer & Profound Themes

X-Men: Apocalypse with Oscar Isaac a cartoonish presence as the supervillainous title character. 'X-Men: Apocalypse' review: Step back for series, but latest 'X-Men' movie 'works well enough' There's a three-way brawl going on in the Marvel universe, but it doesn't involve Spider-Man, Captain America, or Deadpool. Instead, the combatants are […]


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'X-Men: Apocalypse' Review: Weaker Film Despite 'Artist' Bryan Singer & Profound Themes



'X-Men: Days of Future Past' (2014) Review: What Other Superhero Movies Lack

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' review: Bryan Singer has a surefire hit with latest 'X-Men' sequel (image: Hugh Jackman as The Wolverine in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past') With yet another spring and summer movie season overstuffed with superhero extravaganzas, 20th Century Fox's X-Men series, which debuted in 2000 and […]


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'X-Men: Days of Future Past' (2014) Review: What Other Superhero Movies Lack



'X-Men: First Class' Box Office: Least Attended 'X-Men' Movie

James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, X-Men: First Class June 10 Directed by Matthew Vaughn, and starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Rose Byrne, January Jones, Kevin Bacon, Nicholas Hoult, Oliver Platt, and Jason Flemyng, X-Men: First Class scored $4.02 million at the North America box office […]


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'X-Men: First Class' Box Office: Least Attended 'X-Men' Movie



'Atlas Shrugged': Critically Lambasted Right-Wing Drama Bombs & Producer Blames Liberal Media

Grant Bowler, Taylor Schilling, Atlas Shrugged: Part I May 8, '11, update: The first installment of a planned trilogy based on Ayn Rand's 1957 novel, Atlas Shrugged: Part I had one of the worst drop-off rates this weekend at the North American box office, down more than 70 percent after […]


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'Atlas Shrugged': Critically Lambasted Right-Wing Drama Bombs & Producer Blames Liberal Media



'Rio' Has Biggest Hollywood Opening Ever in Brazil

Limitless with Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper: $100 million worldwide? April 18, '11, update: Despite yesterday's estimates, Carlos Saldanha's animated 3D feature Rio failed to reach the $40 million mark at the North American box office this past weekend, April 15-17. According to actuals found at Box Office Mojo, […]


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'Rio' Has Biggest Hollywood Opening Ever in Brazil



'Hall Pass' Tops, Nicolas Cage Crashes & Christian Movie Flops

'Hall Pass' with Christina Applegate and Jenna Fischer: Lowbrow comedy tops box office chart – but flops all the same. Lowbrow comedy 'Hall Pass' tops weak week: A box office flop all the same March 4, '11, update: Bobby and Peter Farrelly's Hall Pass, starring Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Jenna […]


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'Hall Pass' Tops, Nicolas Cage Crashes & Christian Movie Flops



Adam Sandler & Jennifer Aniston: Bikini or No, Last Day on Top + Justin Bieber Says 'Never'

Jennifer Aniston bikini pic: Adam Sandler leading lady in 'Just Go with It.' Jennifer Aniston & Adam Sandler 'Just Go with It' box office: Bikini or no, last day on top Feb. 18, '11, update: The Adam Sandler-Jennifer Aniston comedy Just Go with It, which also features Brooklyn Decker and […]


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Adam Sandler & Jennifer Aniston: Bikini or No, Last Day on Top + Justin Bieber Says 'Never'



Robert Redford 'The Conspirator': A Few Reviews

Starring Robin Wright as Mary Surratt, the only woman charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln, and James McAvoy as Surratt's lawyer, Robert Redford's courtroom drama The Conspirator bowed at the 2010 Toronto Film Festival. Whether or not The Conspirator ultimately garners lots of critical favor, […]


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Robert Redford 'The Conspirator': A Few Reviews



Oscar Snubs: Peter Jackson & The Other Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin in It's Complicated (top); Penélope Cruz, Lluís Homar in Broken Embraces (middle); Agnes Varda in The Beaches of Agnes (bottom) Which movies were totally ignored by the Academy? Which performers and filmmakers were ignored? The list is quite long, of course. Below are the most notable […]


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Oscar Snubs: Peter Jackson & The Other Meryl Streep



Spirit Awards: Where's Oscar Season Favorite & How American Is Tolstoy? + Split Annies

Precious with Gabourey Sidibe and Paula Patton. The Spirit Awards' eventual big winner – topping all of its five nominations – was Lee Daniels' dysfunctional family drama Precious, adapted by Geoffrey Fletcher from the novel Push by Sapphire. Gabourey Sidibe plays the illiterate Harlem adolescent Claireece “Precious” Jones, a rape […]


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Spirit Awards: Where's Oscar Season Favorite & How American Is Tolstoy? + Split Annies



Golden Globes Predictions: Best Actor Drama

Early 2010 Golden Globe Predictions: Best Actor - Drama Nominations Colin Firth, A Single Man In 1960s Los Angeles, a gay college professor wants to end his life after learning that his lover has died in an accident. Morgan Freeman, Invictus By staging the Rugby World Cup in South Africa, […]


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Golden Globes Predictions: Best Actor Drama



AFI FEST Awards, Helen Mirren & James McAvoy

AFI FEST 2009 Awards AFI FEST 2009: Hollywood/Santa Monica, Oct. 30-Nov. 7. Ajami by Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani Andrea Arnold's Fish Tank focuses on a working-class teenager (Katie Jarvis) frustrated that her mother has found a new beau (Michael Fassbender); Javier Rebollo's Woman Without Piano is a dramatic portrait of […]


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AFI FEST Awards, Helen Mirren & James McAvoy



Academy Invites Paul Rudd & Hugh Jackman + Italian Film Critics Choose Political Satire

James McAvoy in Atonement (top); Michelle Williams, Lucy in Wendy and Lucy (bottom) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 134 artists and executives to join its roster in 2009. As per the Academy's press release, all the various branches could pick a maximum of 166 new […]


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Academy Invites Paul Rudd & Hugh Jackman + Italian Film Critics Choose Political Satire



Pixar Tops & Angelina Jolie Wanted

'WALL-E' movie: Pixar release enjoys impressive box office debut. 'WALL-E' tops U.S. and Canada box office, Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy 'inspirational' thriller 'Wanted' a strong runner-up June 30, '08: Directed by Andrew Stanton, Pixar Animation's WALL-E was catapulted to the top of the North American box office this weekend […]


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Pixar Tops & Angelina Jolie Wanted



Javier Bardem & Kristin Chenoweth + Tilda Swinton & Glen Hansard: Academy Awards

Javier Bardem: Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner for Joel and Ethan Coen's 'No Country for Old Men.' Javier Bardem Academy Award winner Javier Bardem was the year's Best Supporting Actor Academy Award winner for his performance as a merciless hired killer in Joel and Ethan Coen's thriller No Country for […]


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Javier Bardem & Kristin Chenoweth + Tilda Swinton & Glen Hansard: Academy Awards



Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban + Robert Osborne & Miley Cyrus: The Oscars

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman on the red carpet at the 2008 Oscars. Nicole Kidman has been nominated for two Best Actress Academy Awards: Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge! (2001), with Ewan McGregor, and Stephen Daldry's The Hours (2002), with Meryl Streep and Julianne Moore. Kidman […]


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Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban + Robert Osborne & Miley Cyrus: The Oscars



BAFTA Winners & Guests: From James McAvoy to Lee Majors

Those looking for hints for the upcoming Academy Awards will be disappointed with the results of the pompous-sounding Orange British Academy of Film & Television Arts. The British-made (with Hollywood financing) romantic melodrama Atonement (top photo), nominated for 14 BAFTAs, was supposed to have swept the awards ceremony, but ended […]


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BAFTA Winners & Guests: From James McAvoy to Lee Majors



James McAvoy Among BAFTA Scotland Winners + David A. Grafton Academy Honor

David A. Grafton. David A. Grafton: Academy's Gordon E. Sawyer Award Recipient The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has selected David A. Grafton as the next recipient of the Academy's Gordon E. Sawyer Award. According to the Academy's press release, Grafton is “a […]


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James McAvoy Among BAFTA Scotland Winners + David A. Grafton Academy Honor



BAFTA Awards' Royal Movies + Swimmer Problems Top Palm Springs

Helen Mirren and Sylvia Syms in The Queen (top); Daniel Craig in Casino Royale (bottom)   Though usually more open to non-English-language films than the U.S.-based Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Orange British Academy of Film and Television Arts failed to place either Pedro Almodóvar's Volver or […]


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BAFTA Awards' Royal Movies + Swimmer Problems Top Palm Springs