E. Oliver Whitney is a senior editor at ScreenCrush. When not talking Game of Thrones theories or waiting for the next Terrence Malick film, they* are probably having an SVU marathon. They were formerly an entertainment editor at The Huffington Post and have written for Variety, New York magazine, Indiewire, Moviefone, and Backstage. *E. Oliver Whitney uses gender-neutral pronouns they, them, theirs.
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2017 Oscar Nominations: ‘La La Land’ Leads with a Record-Tying 14 Nominations
Ah, can you smell it? The aroma of scorching hot awards season debates is already in the air! The nominees for the 2017 Oscars were announced bright and early this morning – or should we say dark and early, as the ScreenCrush team beat the sunrise for the big announcement.
‘10 Cloverfield Lane’ Review: A Delightfully Nutty Thriller
What is ‘10 Cloverfield Lane’? Besides being the address of John Goodman’s farm in the movie, the secretive project has been described as a “blood relative” of 2008's ‘Cloverfield,’ not a sequel. Its plot has been kept tightly under wraps with a …
‘Zootopia’ Review: Disney Animation’s Most Important and Political Film Yet
In the beginning of Disney’s ‘Zootopia,’ Judy Hopper, a young determined bunny with big aspirations, is told by her parents that complacency is better than chasing your dreams. “You know why your mom and I ended up so happy?” her small town carrot farmer dad asks. …
‘Other People’ Review: A Clichéd Cancer Dramedy Starring Jesse Plemons
In ‘Other People,’ the opening night film at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, Jesse Plemons (‘Fargo,’ ‘Breaking Bad’) plays a struggling gay comedy writer who travels home to care for his terminally ill mother. If that synopsis doesn’t shout Sundance,…
Ricky Gervais is Back to Host the 2016 Golden Globes, Whether You Like It or Not
The 2016 awards season is already filled with nostalgia. The Oscars announced the return of former host Chris Rock for the upcoming Academy Awards, and now previous Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais is returning to the stage.
Jennifer Lawrence Is a Total Boss In the New ‘Joy’ Trailer
Whatever you do, never speak on behalf of Jennifer Lawrence. Seriously, don’t do it. Girl’s got a shotgun. In the latest trailer for David O. Russell’s Joy, we get a longer look at the Lawrence-led family drama, and a really great line courtesy of Robert De Niro.
Disney Announces Release Dates of Four Live-Action Fairy Tales, Here’s What They Could Be
Disney announced a slate of 19 upcoming films with release dates through 2020. In addition to Marvel’s Ant-Man 2, three untitled Marvel movies and the release date for The Incredibles 2, Disney also revealed dates for four new live-action fairy tales. According to Variety, the untitled fairy …
Matthew McConaughey Does Not Look Like Matthew McConaughey in His New Movie ‘Gold’
Remember the days of a tanned, shirtless Matthew McConaughey? How about the suave bearded McConaughey at the Oscars? We regret to inform you that such things exist only in the past.