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Month: January 2019

2019 Oscars Challenge: [8] “If Beale Street Could Talk” – Three Nominations

“IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK”Regina King, Nicholas Brittel, & Barry Jenkins Director: Barry JenkinsProducers: Megan Ellison, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adele Romanski, Sara Murphy, and Barry JenkinsWriter: Barry JenkinsBased On: “If Beale Street Could Talk” by James BaldwinCinematography: James LaxtonEditor: Joi McMillon and Nat SandersComposer: Nicholas BritellDistributors: Annapurna PicturesRelease Date: December 14, 2018Run-time: 117 minutes REGINA KING CHARACTER SYNOPSIS: Regina King portrays Sharon Rivers, … Read More 2019 Oscars Challenge: [8] “If Beale Street Could Talk” – Three Nominations

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2019 Oscars Challenge: [7] “Shoplifters” – Best Foreign Language Feature

“SHOPLIFTERS”Japan; Hirokazu Kore-eda Director: Hirokazu Kore-edaProducer: Matsuzaki Kaoru, Yose Akihiko, and Taguchi HijiriWriter: Hirokazu Kore-eda Cinematography: Kondo RyutoEditor: Hirokazu Kore-edaComposed by: Haruomi HosonoStudio: Magnolia PicturesDistributor: GAGA PicturesRelease Date: November 23, 2018Run-time: 121 minutes FILM SYNOPSIS: When an impoverished family that uses petty theft to supplement the parents’ poor wages takes in a seemingly abandoned and abused young girl, their devotion to one another grows … Read More 2019 Oscars Challenge: [7] “Shoplifters” – Best Foreign Language Feature

Tuesday Releases: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms & Suspiria (2018)

Official Synopsis: All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a … Read More Tuesday Releases: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms & Suspiria (2018)

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Game Of Box Offices: “Glass” holds strong in a quiet weekend

In its second weekend, “Glass” remained at Number One with $18.8 million. In fact, the top three films at the Box Office were the same as last weekend, with “The Upside” earning $11.9 million and “Aquaman” earning another $7.6 million. That means the newcomer “The Kid Who Would Be King” landed at Number Four earning only $7.1 million on a $59 million production budget … Read More Game Of Box Offices: “Glass” holds strong in a quiet weekend

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Oscars Watch: 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

Motion Picture Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Rami Malek – “Bohemian Rhapsody” Christian Bale – “Vice” Bradley Cooper – “A Star Is Born” Viggo Mortensen – “Green Book” John David Washington – “BlacKkKlansman” Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role Glenn Close – “The Wife” Emily Blunt – “Mary Poppins Returns” Olivia Colman – “The Favourite” Lady … Read More Oscars Watch: 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

2019 Oscars Challenge: [6] “Cold War” – Three Nominations

“COLD WAR”Poland; Paweł Pawlikowski Director: Paweł PawlikowskiProducers: Tanya Seghatchian and Ewa PuszczyńskaWriters: Paweł Pawlikowski, Janusz Głowacki, and Piotr BorkowskiCinematography: Łukasz ŻalEditor: Jaroslaw KaminskiComposer: Marcin MaseckiDistributor: Amazon StudiosBudget: $4.8 millionRelease Date: December 21, 2018Run-time: 89 minutes FILM SYNOPSIS: In 1949, pianist Wiktor scouts for talent for a musical ensemble and begins a romance with Zula, the singer and dancer he discovers. Over the next decade, … Read More 2019 Oscars Challenge: [6] “Cold War” – Three Nominations

2019 Oscars Challenge: [5] “Incredibles 2” – Best Animated Feature

“INCREDIBLES 2”Brad Bird, John Walker and Nicole Paradis Grindle Director: Brad BirdProducers: John Walker and Nicole Paradis GrindleWriter: Brad BirdCinematography: Mahyar Abousaeedi and Erik SmittEditor: Stephen SchafferComposer: Michael GiacchinoProduction Company: Pixar Animation StudiosDistributor: Walt Disney StudiosRelease Date: June 15, 2018Run-time: 118 minutes FILM SYNOPSIS: The Parr family – father Bob, mother Helen, teenage daughter Violet, tween son Dash and toddler Jack-Jack – are frustrated … Read More 2019 Oscars Challenge: [5] “Incredibles 2” – Best Animated Feature

Stream Guide: Sicario 2: Day Of The Soldado & Tully (January 25th, 2019)

OVERBOARD Original Release Date: May 4, 2018Directed by: Rob GreenbergStudio: Pantelion FilmsStreaming: Epix Official Synopsis: After a spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and loses his memory, a mistreated employee convinces him that he is her working-class husband. Starring: Eugenio Derbez, Anna Faris, Eva Longoria, John Hannah, and Swoosie Kurtz ALEX OF VENICE Original Release Date: April 17, 2015Directed by: Chris MessinaStudio: Screen … Read More Stream Guide: Sicario 2: Day Of The Soldado & Tully (January 25th, 2019)

Theatrical Releases: The Kid Who Would Be King & Serenity

<Click film’s poster to see info/trailer> THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING Directed By: Joe CornishStudio: 20th Century Fox Official Synopsis: Old school magic meets the modern world in the epic adventure THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING. Alex (Ashbourne Serkis) thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and … Read More Theatrical Releases: The Kid Who Would Be King & Serenity

2019 Oscars Challenge: [4] “Hale County This Morning, This Evening” – Best Documentary Feature

“HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING”RaMell Ross, Joslyn Barnes and Su Kim Director: RaMell RossProducers: Joslyn Barnes & RaMell Ross Writers: RaMell Ross & Maya Krinsky Cinematography: RaMell RossEditor: RaMell RossComposer: Scott Alario, Forest Kelley, and Alex SomersDistributor: The Cinema GuildRelease Date: September 14, 2018Run-time: 76 minutes FILM SYNOPSIS: The dreams and everyday experiences of friends Daniel and Quincy, and also those of Boosie, … Read More 2019 Oscars Challenge: [4] “Hale County This Morning, This Evening” – Best Documentary Feature

2019 Oscars Challenge: [3] “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” – Three Nominations

CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant,Nicole Holofcener, & Jeff Whitty Director: Marielle HellerProducers: Anne Carey, Amy Nauiokas, and David YarnellWriters: Nicole Holofcener and Jeff WhittyBased On: “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” by Lee IsraelCinematography: Brandon TrostEditor: Anne McCabeComposer: Nate HellerDistributors: Fox Searchlight PicturesRelease Date: October 19, 2018Run-time: 107 minutes MELISSA McCARTHY CHARACTER SYNOPSIS: As Lee Israel, Melissa McCarthy plays a biographer … Read More 2019 Oscars Challenge: [3] “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” – Three Nominations

2019 Oscars Challenge: [2] “RBG” – Two Nominations

“RBG”Betsy West & Julie Cohen Directors: Betsy West & Julie CohenProducers: Betsy West & Julie CohenCinematography: Claudia RaschkeEditor: Carla GutierrezComposer: Miriam CutlerProduction Company: CNN FilmsDistributor: Magnolia PicturesRelease Date: May 4, 2018Run-time: 97 minutes OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: Octogenarian Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was sworn in as a Supreme Court justice in 1993, had spent her prior legal career battling laws that allowed gender discrimination. Supported by … Read More 2019 Oscars Challenge: [2] “RBG” – Two Nominations