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Month: December 2014

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Tuesday Releases: The Equalizer & Tusk

DECEMBER 30TH, 2014 New Releases Dance-Off Elsa & Fred The Equalizer Stephen King’s A Good Marriage Kelly & Cal Last Weekend Reach Me (2014) Tusk Advertisements

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Proof Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

Release Date 8 August 2014 Director Jonathan Liebesman Screenplay Josh Appelbaum Andre Nemec Evan Daugherty Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Science Fiction Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence 101 minutes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Michael Bay’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” are definitely not the ones you knew from your childhood. This time around they are motion captured CGI rather than complete animation or dudes in … Read More Proof Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

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Theatrical Releases: Into The Woods, Unbroken, & The Interview

Bradley Cooper plays the most lethal sniper in U.S. history (whatever that means) in Clint Eastwood’s latest “American Sniper”. With the tone of “The Hurt Locker” swapping out bomb specialist for sniper, this has the raw feel of war that made Bigelow’s Oscar winning war film feel so original. Also starring Sienna Miller as Cooper’s wife, there looks to be some intense homeland drama … Read More Theatrical Releases: Into The Woods, Unbroken, & The Interview

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One Minute Review: When The Game Stands Tall (2014)

When The Game Stands Tall One part spiritual drama, one part “Varsity Blues,” neither quite lands their footing in “When The Game Stands Tall”. Based on the true story of the De La Salle Spartans high school football team who had a record-setting 151-game 1992–2003 winning streak, the film picks up around their eventual defeat and the emotional and spiritual journey that follows when … Read More One Minute Review: When The Game Stands Tall (2014)

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One Minute Review: Frank (2014) [4.5]

FRANK Release Date 5 September 2014 Director Lenny Abrahamson Screenplay Peter Straughan Jon Ronson Comedy, Drama, Mystery Rated R for language and some sexual content 96 minutes — 4.5 out of 5 stars The mythos of the Midas Touch tells the story of a king that is granted the power of turning everything he touches into gold. Obviously this sounds like an awesome idea, … Read More One Minute Review: Frank (2014) [4.5]

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Tuesday Releases: The Good Lie

DECEMBER 23RD, 2014 New Releases The Good Lie Pride The Trip To Italy

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

People love Wes Anderson’s latest, “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” but will that translate into a Best Picture nomination at the Oscars? For sure Anderson will be nominated for Best Original Screenplay as he in most years, whether the film gets a Best Picture nomination or not. Everything else lands right about in the same vein as all the other critics awards, with Julianne Moore … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Nevada Film Critics Society Awards

Nevada strays completely from the pack and gives “Gone Girl” its first Best Film of the Year win. It really is a great film and should get some recognition come Academy Award time but one vote isn’t going to do it much. “Nightcrawler” also gets some love, both for Dan Gilroy (Director and Screenplay) and Jake Gyllenhaal. “Big Hero 6” also gets one of … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Nevada Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Online Film Critics Society Awards

This late in the game, you are not making a splash anymore unless you are like the San Diego Film Critics naming “Nightcrawler” the Best Film of the year or the Online Film Critics naming “The Grand Budapest Hotel” the best. Still Richard Linklater (“Boyhood”) gets Best Director and the acting and screenplay awards are exactly the same. But instead of placing “Boyhood” in … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Online Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

Detroit follows suit with naming “Boyhood” and Richard Linklater the best of the year with “Birdman” getting Best Ensemble and Michael Keaton (“Birdman”) getting Best Actor. Here is the official list for the Detroit Film Critics Society Awards: BEST FILM: “Boyhood” BEST DIRECTOR: Richard Linklater (“Boyhood”) BEST ACTOR: Michael Keaton (“Birdman”) BEST ACTRESS: Rosamund Pike (“Gone Girl”) BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”) BEST … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 9 Foreign Language Features Shortlisted for 87th Academy Awards

From 83 films to 9, the Oscar shortlist for the Best Foreign Language Film category has been solidified. The next process will see five of these films becoming nominees for the Academy Awards category. Expect “Ida”, “Leviathan”, and “Force Majeure” to make the final cut, as they have all been touted over since their releases. “Ida” and “Force Majeure” in particular have both been … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 9 Foreign Language Features Shortlisted for 87th Academy Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Austin Film Critics Association Awards

Of course Austin is going to give its awards to “Boyhood” as it is their Texas darling which was shot over the course of 12 years in the state. Austin is also a huge supporter of the independent scene and “Boyhood” is the prime example for how successful an independent film can be. Jake Gyllenhaal continues to surprise with another win. He might have … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Austin Film Critics Association Awards