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Month: December 2016

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Theatrical Releases: Paterson

PATERSON || Adam Driver takes a break from his shiny new “Star Wars” role and plays a quiet bus driver that writes poems. The quiet drama follows his life as he talks to the patrons of the bus, interacts with his girlfriend, and overall, just seems to exist. It even looks like they’ve reunited the kids from “Moonrise Kingdom,” who have a conversation on … Read More Theatrical Releases: Paterson

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Picture: “The Lobster” Best Director: Damien Chazelle – “La La Land” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actress: Isabelle Huppert – “Elle” Best Supporting Actor: Jeff Bridges – “Hell or High Water” Best Supporting Actress: Michelle Williams – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Ensemble: “American Honey” Best Original Screenplay: “The Lobster” – Efthymis Filippou and Yorgos Lanthimos Best Adapted Screenplay: … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

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Tuesday Releases: American Honey, Snowden, & When The Bough Breaks

DECEMBER 27TH, 2016 New Releases American Honey Dog Eat Dog (2016) The Dressmaker In a Valley of Violence A Man Called Ove Pet Snowden When The Bough Breaks

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Rest In Peace, Princess Leia – Carrie Fisher: (1956-2016)

CARRIE FISHER October 21, 1956 – December 27, 2016 (age 60) Cause of Death: Cardiac Arrest Long live the Princess. Carrie Fisher was an unconventional beauty. She made a name for herself by captivating in the original three Star Wars films and continued the legacy in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and soon to be her final role, in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. … Read More Rest In Peace, Princess Leia – Carrie Fisher: (1956-2016)

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Theatrical Releases: Assassin’s Creed, Passengers, Sing, & Why Him

ASSASSIN’S CREED || Attempting yet again to develop a popular video game series into an epic, action-adventure franchise, “Assassin’s Creed” looks to head in the right direction with a stellar cast of Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, but from word-of-mouth and from the look of the trailers alone, this is too much direct lifting from the game series, and not enough reinventing and giving … Read More Theatrical Releases: Assassin’s Creed, Passengers, Sing, & Why Him

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Tuesday Releases: Captain Fantastic, Lights Out, & Nerve

OCTOBER 25TH, 2016 New Releases Captain Fantastic Lights Out Men & Chicken Mr. Church Nerve Papa: Hemingway In Cuba Skiptrace

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Oscars Shortlist: 9 Foreign Language Features Shortlisted for 89th Academy Awards

“It’s Only the End of the World” (Canada) “The King’s Choice” (Norway) “Land of Mine” (Denmark) “A Man Called Ove” (Sweden) “My Life as a Zucchini” (Switzerland) “Paradise” (Russia) “The Salesman” (Iran) “Tanna” (Australia) “Toni Erdmann” (Germany) With “The Handmaiden” and “Elle” being the favorites yet not in contention, the only other foreign language film that was being tossed around with those films is … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 9 Foreign Language Features Shortlisted for 89th Academy Awards

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Oscars Watch: 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Award Nominees

  Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture “Captain Fantastic” “Fences” “Hidden Figures” “Manchester by the Sea” “Moonlight” Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Andrew Garfield – “Hacksaw Ridge” Ryan Gosling – “La La Land” Viggo Mortensen – “Captain Fantastic” Denzel Washington – “Fences” Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in … Read More Oscars Watch: 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Award Nominees

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Oscars Shortlist: 10 Visual Effects Shortlisted for 89th Academy Awards

“Arrival” “The BFG” “Captain America: Civil War” “Deepwater Horizon” “Doctor Strange” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” “The Jungle Book” “Kubo and the Two Strings” “Passengers” “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” 2016’s Best Visual Effects have been shortlisted to ten, with some definite standouts. But first, let’s look over the past few winners to show where this category has been in the … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 10 Visual Effects Shortlisted for 89th Academy Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Nevada Film Critics Society Awards

Best Film: “Hell or High Water” Best Director: David Mackenzie – “Hell or High Water” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actress: Annette Bening – “20th Century Women” Best Supporting Actor: Ben Foster – “Hell or High Water” Best Supporting Actress: Greta Gerwig – “20th Century Women” Best Youth Performance: Alex Hibbert – “Moonlight” Best Original Screenplay: “Hell or High … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Nevada Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Film: “Manchester by the Sea” Best Director: Kenneth Lonergan – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actress: Isabelle Huppert – “Elle” Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Best Supporting Actress: Michelle Williams – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Screenplay: “Manchester by the Sea” – Kenneth Lonergan Best Foreign Language Film: “Toni Erdmann” Best Documentary: … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture: “Moonlight” Best Director (Tie): Damien Chazelle – “La La Land” and Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actress: Natalie Portman – “Jackie” Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – “Fences” Best Ensemble: “Moonlight” Best Original Screenplay: “Manchester by the Sea” – Kenneth Lonergan Best Adapted Screenplay: “Moonlight” – … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards