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Month: October 2013

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For Your Consideration 2013: Lone Survivor

It’s not every year you have a Peter Berg film in the For Your Consideration bracket for the Academy Award, but this year, “Lone Survivor” barely makes the cut, coming out in December. This brute military film about four men facing off against an unexpected army looks well done but to the extent of being nominated for anything. If we were going to put … Read More For Your Consideration 2013: Lone Survivor

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For Your Consideration 2013: The Croods

Along with “Despicable Me 2”, I highly expect to see “The Croods” as another Best Animated Feature nomination, with an amazing voice cast, some great visuals, and a strong score. On par with nominations from other years, “The Croods” was also a huge box office success, bringing in over $580 million in its worldwide run, meaning its wide spread. Do not expect this to … Read More For Your Consideration 2013: The Croods

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Oscars Watch: 23rd IFP Gotham Independent Film Award Nominees

GOTHAM AWARDS NOMINATIONS Best Feature “12 Years a Slave” – Steve McQueen, director “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” – David Lowery, director “Before Midnight” – Richard Linklater, director “Inside Llewyn Davis” – Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, directors “Upstream Color” – Shane Carruth, director Best Documentary “The Act of Killing” – Joshua Oppenheimer, director “The Crash Reel” – Lucy Walker, director “First Cousin Once Removed” … Read More Oscars Watch: 23rd IFP Gotham Independent Film Award Nominees

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Tuesday Releases: Monsters University & R.I.P.D.

OCTOBER 29TH, 2013 BYZANTIUM // “Byzantium” is the most gorgeous vampire film in recent memory, starring a small niche of talented actors and actresses with bright and successful futures ahead of them. Saoirse Ronan is by far the most skilled actress of her generation, with each performance delivered bringing her closer and closer to that showstopping performance of her career. As a young vampire, … Read More Tuesday Releases: Monsters University & R.I.P.D.

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For Your Consideration 2013: Labor Day

As far as “Labor Day” goes, I’ve heard literally nothing about the film. With a late start date and no reviews surfacing yet, the only thing we have to go on is those involved their history with the Oscars. Director Jason Reitman has been to Oscars twice with four total nominations between “Juno” and “Up In The Air”. Sadly, with how heavy competition is … Read More For Your Consideration 2013: Labor Day

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For Your Consideration 2013: Nebraska

Alexander Payne has won 2 Oscars for his writing work (“Sideways” & “The Descendants”). His latest film, “Nebraska”, it does not appear that he has had any hand in the writing, which could fail to grab this film a nomination for writing. That being said, Bruce Dern’s performance is being raved about from the few critics that have seen it. Being apart of Cannes … Read More For Your Consideration 2013: Nebraska

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For Your Consideration 2013: Captain Phillips

With a tone and feel much like last year’s “Zero Dark Thirty”, which garnered countless critics’ awards and several nominations from the Academy, “Captain Phillips” will probably not be as popular, but guaranteed that this film gets recognized in nominations regardless. With a well-rounded, newspaper headline film, there’s two nominations that almost have to be locked, Best Actor (Tom Hanks) and Best Supporting Actor … Read More For Your Consideration 2013: Captain Phillips

New Trailer: Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Official Trailer

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER // Just in time for the “Thor: The Dark World” release date in just a few weeks, Marvel reveals their next sequel’s trailer, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”. With Captain America’s villain resting in his “deceased” best friend Bucky (Sebastian Stan), this new action film promises to be so much more, hinting at a political thriller on top of … Read More New Trailer: Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Official Trailer

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For Your Consideration 2013: Despicable Me 2

The first “Despicable Me” may not have gotten nominated for an Academy Award in 2010-2011, but “Despicable Me 2” has a huge chance of getting the nod. Up against fellow animated films like “The Croods” and “Monsters University”, “Despicable Me 2” goes into the For Your Consideration section with mostly positive reviews and a box office of almost $1 billion dollars, meaning people have … Read More For Your Consideration 2013: Despicable Me 2

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For Your Consideration 2013: Fast & Furious 6

Do not count it completely out, but chances are high that “Fast & Furious 6” does not make it to Oscar nominations in the least. Banking more on Best Sound Mixing and Sound Editing, those seem to be this film’s only chance of making it to the big night. With popularity rising for this franchise, that doesn’t mean much considering none of the previous … Read More For Your Consideration 2013: Fast & Furious 6

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One Minute Review: 12 Years A Slave (2013)

Release Date October 18, 2013 Director Steve McQueen Screenplay John Ridley Based On The Memoirs By Solomon Northup Distributed By Fox Searchlight Pictures Budget $17.1 million Biography, Drama, History Rated R for violence/cruelty, some nudity and brief sexuality 133 minutes 12 Years A Slave There’s no getting around it, “12 Years A Slave” is an intense journey of a free man who is kidnapped … Read More One Minute Review: 12 Years A Slave (2013)

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One Minute Review: American Grindhouse (2010)

Release Date March 13, 2010 Director Elijah Drenner Screenplay Elijah Drenner Calum Waddell Distributed By Lorber Films Documentary Not Rated 80 minutes American Grindhouse Perfect for those interested in film history, “American Grindhouse” takes a look at American exploitation films from their start in the early 1900’s to present-day with director’s like Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez bringing the classic nature of the film … Read More One Minute Review: American Grindhouse (2010)