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Month: November 2018

Stream Guide: Mandy & Bonnie and Clyde (November 30th, 2018)

GIRLS TRIP Original Release Date: July 21, 2017Directed by: Malcolm D. LeeStudio: Universal PicturesStreaming: Max Go Official Synopsis: When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush. Starring: Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish, and Jada Pinkett Smith DEFIANCE … Read More Stream Guide: Mandy & Bonnie and Clyde (November 30th, 2018)

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Oscars Watch: 2018 Detroit Film Critics Society Award Nominees

The Detroit Film Critics Society consists of 19 professional broadcast, print, and/or Internet critics within or with ties to Detroit and the surrounding area. They will be announcing their winners on Monday, December 3rd. BEST PICTURE “Eighth Grade” “First Reformed” “Green Book” “A Quiet Place” “Roma” BEST DIRECTOR Bo Burnham – “Eighth Grade” Bradley Cooper – “A Star is Born” Alfonso Cuarón – “Roma” Adam … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 Detroit Film Critics Society Award Nominees

Theatrical Releases: The Possession Of Hannah Grace

<Click film’s poster to see info/trailer> THE POSSESSION OF HANNAH GRACE Directed By: Diederik Van RooijenStudio: Screen Gems Official Synopsis: A shocking exorcism spirals out of control, claiming the life of a young woman. Months later, Megan Reed (Shay Mitchell) is working the graveyard shift in the morgue when she takes delivery of a disfigured cadaver. Locked alone inside the basement corridors, Megan begins … Read More Theatrical Releases: The Possession Of Hannah Grace

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Oscars Watch: 2018 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

The New York Film Critics Circle awards Alfonso Cuarón and his Netflix produced, black-and-white film “Roma” with three awards including BEST FILM, BEST DIRECTOR, and BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY. Whether this will help break the Oscars stigma towards Netflix films remains to be seen, as the narrative continues. The 2015-2016 season was the first indicator that the Academy wasn’t paying much attention to Netflix fare when … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 23rd Annual Satellite Award Nominees

The International Press Academy is a global media association of domestic and foreign entertainment journalists in print, TV, radio, broadcast, and online outlets; including critics, interviewers, reviewers, bloggers, and photographers. The IPA awards will be handed out in February. Motion Picture, Drama (Major) “Black Panther” – Walt Disney “First Man” – Universal “Hereditary” – A24 “If Beale Street Could Talk” – Annapurna Pictures “Mary … Read More Oscars Watch: 23rd Annual Satellite Award Nominees

Tuesday Releases: The Little Stranger & Searching

Official Synopsis: After David Kim’s (John Cho) 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter’s laptop. In a hyper-modern thriller told via the technology devices we … Read More Tuesday Releases: The Little Stranger & Searching

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Oscars Watch: 2018 National Board Of Review Awards

Amidst some small controversy about the film and who it was made by in relation to what the story is about, as well as a box office that is less than impressive, “Green Book” comes out swinging, nailing the first BEST PICTURE win from the first critics awards of the season. Along with the big win, Viggo Mortensen grabs his first win for BEST … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 National Board Of Review Awards

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Oscars Watch: 28th Annual IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards

Best Feature “The Rider” (Sony Pictures Classics) NOMINEES “The Favourite” (Fox Searchlight Pictures) “First Reformed (A24) “If Beale Street Could Talk” (Annapurna Pictures) “Madeline’s Madeline” (Oscilloscope Laboratories) Best Documentary “Hale County This Morning, This Evening” (The Cinema Guild) NOMINEES “Bisbee ‘17” (4th Row Films) “Minding the Gap” (Hulu & Magnolia Pictures) “Shirkers” (Netflix) “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” (Focus Features) Best Actor Ethan Hawke … Read More Oscars Watch: 28th Annual IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards

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Game Of Box Offices: “Ralph Breaks The Internet” and the Box Office

Family friendly “Ralph Breaks The Internet” easily takes the crown over the weekend with $56.2 million, topping fellow newcomer and fellow sequel “Creed II,” which took second place and an opening of $35.5 million. Not far behind at Number Three was “The Grinch,” which took $30.3 million and should have some lasting power, as it tops the Number One crown winner last week, “Fantastic … Read More Game Of Box Offices: “Ralph Breaks The Internet” and the Box Office

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Rest In Peace, Bernardo Bertolucci (1941-2018)

BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI March 16, 1941 – November 26, 2018 Age: 77Hometown: Parma, Kingdom of ItalyCause of Death: Cancer Although he may be gone, his legacy will live on in his work forever. WILLIAM GOLDMAN’S ACADEMY AWARDS 1972 “The Conformist” Nominated Best Adapted Screenplay 1974 “Last Tango in Paris” Nominated Best Directing 1988 “The Last Emperor” Won Best Adapted Screenplay Won Best Directing WILLIAM GOLDMAN’S … Read More Rest In Peace, Bernardo Bertolucci (1941-2018)

Proof Review: Sorry To Bother You (2018)

SORRY TO BOTHER YOU Review by: Christopher Haskell “If you get shown a problem but have no idea how to control it then you just decide to get used to the problem.” Squeeze (Steven Yeun), “Sorry To Bother You” Boots Riley breaks through the clutter with his directorial debut. Take a step back and look at the absurd era we live in, where our … Read More Proof Review: Sorry To Bother You (2018)

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Rest In Peace, Ricky Jay (1946-2018)

RICHARD JAY POTASH June 26, 1946 – November 24, 2018 Age: 72Hometown: Brooklyn, New YorkCause of Death: Unknown Known more for his work as a master magician, Richard Jay Potash, or Ricky Jay as he was dubbed professionally, would find work in television and film using his gift for the sleight of hand. Most notably, he would star in the films “Boogie Nights,” “Magnolia,” … Read More Rest In Peace, Ricky Jay (1946-2018)