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Month: December 2015

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Tuesday Releases: The Perfect Guy & A Walk In The Woods

DECEMBER 29TH, 2015 New Releases Bone Tomahawk Heist (2015) Hitman: Agent 47 The Perfect Guy A Walk in the Woods Advertisements

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Theatrical Releases: Concussion, The Hateful Eight, Joy, & The Revenant

45 YEARS || This is only a PASS for now, as Charlotte Rampling is likely to get an Academy Award nomination for her performance in “45 Years” and then I will be seeing it. The film sees the couple of Rampling and Tom Courtenay reaching their 45th wedding anniversary. But with the party on the horizon, they receive a letter that Courtenary’s first love … Read More Theatrical Releases: Concussion, The Hateful Eight, Joy, & The Revenant

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Oscars Shortlist: 10 Visual Effects Shortlisted for 88th Academy Awards

Ten films continue on the journey for being the final five for Best Visual Effects. Both Marvel films released this year, “Ant-Man” and “The Avengers: Age Of Ultron” are honored as are the favorites “Jurassic World,” “The Martian,” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. “Ex Machina” could find itself a nomination if it rallies the support. But “Mad Max: Fury Road with all it’s … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 10 Visual Effects Shortlisted for 88th Academy Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 St. Louis Film Critics Association Awards

Best Film: “Spotlight” Best Director: Tom McCarthy – “Spotlight”     (runner-up: George Miller – “Mad Max: Fury Road”) Best Actress: Brie Larson – “Room”     (runner-up: Saoirse Ronan – “Brooklyn”) Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio – “The Revenant”     (runner-up: Ian McKellen – “Mr. Holmes”) Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander – “Ex Machina”     (runner-up: Kristen Stewart –  “Clouds Of Sils Maria” & Rooney Mara, “Carol”) Best Supporting Actor: … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 St. Louis Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Picture: “Mad Max: Fury Road” Best Director: George Miller – “Mad Max: Fury Road” Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio – “The Revenant” Best Actress: Charlize Theron – “Mad Max: Fury Road” Best Supporting Actor: Michael Shannon – “99 Homes” Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander – “Ex Machina” Best Original Screenplay: “Spotlight” Best Adapted Screenplay: “The Big Short” Best Foreign Language Film: “Phoenix” Best Animated … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Picture: “Mad Max: Fury Road”     (runner-up: “Spotlight”) Best Director: George Miller – “Mad Max: Fury Road”     (runner-up: Todd Haynes, “Carol”) Best Actor: Paul Dano – “Love & Mercy”     (runner-up: Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”) Best Actress: Brie Larson – “Room”     (runner-up: Charlotte Rampling, “45 Years”) Best Supporting Actor: Oscar Isaac – “Ex Machina”     (runner-up: Michael Shannon, “99 Homes”) Best Supporting Actress: Kristen Stewart – … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Utah Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture: “Mad Max: Fury Road”      (runner-up: “The Martian”) Best Directing: George Miller – “Mad Max: Fury Road”     (runner-up: Ridley Scott – “The Martian”) Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio – “The Revenant”    (runner-up: Matt Damon – “The Martian”) Best Actress: Brie Larson – “Room”     (runner-up: Saoirse Ronan – “Brooklyn”) Best Supporting Actor: Sylvester Stallone – “Creed”     (runner-up: Oscar Isaac – “Ex Machina”) Best Supporting Actress: … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Utah Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Nevada Film Critics Society Awards

Best Film: “Spotlight” Best Director: Alejandro Iñárritu – “The Revenant” Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio – “The Revenant” Best Actress: Brie Larson – “Room” Best Supporting Actor: Tom Hardy – “The Revenant” Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander – “Ex Machina” Best Youth Performance: Jacob Tremblay – “Room” Best Original Screenplay: Tom McCarthy & Josh Singer – “Spotlight” Best Adapted Screenplay: Drew Goddard – “The Martian” … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Nevada Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 9 Foreign Language Features Shortlisted for 88th Academy Awards

The Academy narrows Best Foreign Language Feature down to nine, which was no easy feat, I am sure. Note that there is no “The Assassin,” “The Second Mother,” or “Goodnight Mommy,” to which many thought were deserving and I personally would have loved to watch the last one as part of the challenge, but will instead seek it out myself. The obvious front-runner is … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 9 Foreign Language Features Shortlisted for 88th Academy Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture: “Mad Max: Fury Road”     (runner-up: “Ex Machina”) Best Director: George Miller – “Mad Max: Fury Road”     (runner-up: Lenny Abrahamson, “Room”) Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio – “The Revenant”     (runner-up: Jason Segel, “The End Of The Tour”) Best Actress: Brie Larson – “Room”     (runner-up: Charlize Theron, “Mad Max: Fury Road”) Best Supporting Actor: Tom Noonan – “Anomalisa”     (runner-up: Oscar Isaac, “Ex Machina”) Best Supporting … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture: “Spotlight” Best Director: Tom McCarthy – “Spotlight” Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio – “The Revenant” Best Actress: Brie Larson – “Room” Best Supporting Actor: Sylvester Stallone – “Creed” Best Supporting Actress: Elizabeth Banks – “Love & Mercy” Best Original Screenplay: Tom McCarthy & Josh Singer – “Spotlight” Best Adapted Screenplay: Drew Goddard – “The Martian” Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki – “The Revenant” Best Film Editing: Margaret Sixel – “Mad Max: … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 112 Original Scores Shortlisted for 88th Academy Awards – Minus “The Revenant”

What basically becomes a list of all the films released this year, the only surprise is that “The Revenant” does not make the list. The score was produced by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alva Noto, and Bryce Dessner, but for some reason it didn’t make the cut. Indiewire offers this: “Ryuichi Sakamoto’s score for “The Revenant” did not fit their criteria (they couldn’t separate out his … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 112 Original Scores Shortlisted for 88th Academy Awards – Minus “The Revenant”