Tag: 1917

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Spotlight: 20 Best Films of 2019

Welcome to my “Best Of 2019” list. Yes, it’s March. But January and February are the most significant months for me seeing films from the previous year, so I’m just now compiling my thoughts on where I landed with everything. I saw 122 films released in 2019. Here were my favorites: 20. FORD V FERRARI Directed by: James MangoldStudio: 20th Century FoxRelease Date: November … Read More Spotlight: 20 Best Films of 2019

Tuesday Releases: 1917 & The Grudge

1917Universal Studios | 2019 | 119 min | Rated RDirected by Sam Mendes BUY: $19.99RENT: $5.99 4K: $27.99BR: $22.99DVD: $17.99 4K SB: $32.994K: $27.99BR: $22.99DVD: $17.99 4K: $27.99BR: $22.99DVD: $17.99 4K: $27.99BR: $22.99DVD: $17.99 OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS In 1917 at the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (MacKay) and Blake (Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race … Read More Tuesday Releases: 1917 & The Grudge

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Oscars Watch: 92nd Academy Award Predictions

I have seen every film nominated this year, including the shorts, and the below predictions are a meld of what’s been winning, what I want to win, and what I think will win. There’s upsets every year and the pundits never get everything 100% right, so I try to mix up some of my picks with ones I prefer or ones where my gut tells me something different than what the experts are picking. These are my best guesses, so take them for what they’re worth. If you need a disclaimer, just know that I’ve never won my prediction ballot at work.

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Oscars Watch: 73rd Annual British Academy Of Film And Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards

Best Film “1917” Outstanding British Film “1917” Best Director Sam Mendes“1917” Leading Actor Joaquin Phoenix“Joker” Leading Actress Renée Zellweger“Judy” Supporting Actor Brad Pitt“Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” Supporting Actress Laura Dern“Marriage Story” Adapted Screenplay “Jojo Rabbit”Taika Waititi Original Screenplay “Parasite”Han Jin Won & Bong Joon Ho Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer “Bait”Mark Jenkin, Kate Byers, Linn Waite Original Score … Read More Oscars Watch: 73rd Annual British Academy Of Film And Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards

2020 Oscars Challenge: [17] “1917” — Ten Nominations

Experts place “1917” as the current odds-on favorite to win Best Picture. Apart of the “Big Three,” including “Parasite” and “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood,” “1917” leads them as the current front-runner. Right now, it seems the only way it won’t win is if “Parasite” ends up taking it all.

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Oscars Watch: 72nd Annual Directors Guild of America Awards

Sam Mendes is solidifying his Academy Award win with the Director Guild awarding him with the top honors in directing this year. Add to that multiple Golden Globe wins and the Producers Guild’s top honors, and the film is sweeping the big deciders heading into the Oscars.

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Oscars Watch: 34th Annual American Society Of Cinematographers Awards

Outstanding Achievement in Cinematographyin Theatrical Releases “1917”Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC SPOTLIGHT AWARD “The Lighthouse”Jarin Blaschke Outstanding Achievement in Cinematographyin documentary Releases “Honeyland”Fejmi Daut and Samir Ljuma Outstanding Achievement in CinematographyIN AN Episode of a Series for Commercial Television “Project Blue Book”Episode: “The Flatwoods Monster”C. Kim Miles, CSC, MySC Outstanding Achievement in Cinematographyin AN Episode of a Series for Non-Commercial Television “The Handmaid’s Tale”Episode: “Night”Colin … Read More Oscars Watch: 34th Annual American Society Of Cinematographers Awards

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Game Of Box Offices: “Bad Boys For Life” Doubles Its Projected Opening; “Dolittle” Does Little

BOX OFFICE KING: “Bad Boys For Life”BOX OFFICE QUEEN: “1917”POPCORN AWARD*: “Bad Boys For Life” ($16,557)GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD**: “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” (+823.7%) BOX OFFICE KING “Bad Boys For Life” Sony Pictures $62,504,105 ($62,504,105) Budget Week Last Week Change $90m 1st — ( — ) “1917” Universal Pictures $21,984,200 ($76,601,184) Budget Week Last Week Change $100m* 4th #1 ( -1 ) “Dolittle” … Read More Game Of Box Offices: “Bad Boys For Life” Doubles Its Projected Opening; “Dolittle” Does Little

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Oscars Watch: 31st Annual Producers Guild of America Awards

You can officially place “1917” in the frontrunner spot for Best Picture at the 92nd Academy Awards. Not only did it win big at the Golden Globes a few weekends ago, but now it has won one of the biggest predictors for the Best Picture winners, winning the Producers Guild’s biggest honors, beating out the likes of “Joker,” “The Irishman,” and “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.”

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Oscars Watch: 2019 Denver Film Critics Society Awards

BEST PICTURE “1917” BEST DIRECTOR Sam Mendes“1917” BEST ACTOR Joaquin Phoenix“Joker” BEST ACTRESS Scarlett Johansson“Marriage Story” BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Brad Pitt“Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS(TIED) Florence Pugh“Little Women”&Laura Dern“Marriage Story” BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY “Knives Out”Rian Johnson BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY “Little Women”Greta Gerwig BEST ANIMATED FILM “Toy Story 4” BEST DOCUMENTARY “Honeyland” BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM “Parasite” BEST VISUAL EFFECTS “Avengers: … Read More Oscars Watch: 2019 Denver Film Critics Society Awards

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Game Of Box Offices: “1917” Gets a Golden Globes Bump, Winning the Battle of the Box Office and Finally Dethroning “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker”

BOX OFFICE KING: “1917”BOX OFFICE QUEEN: “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker”POPCORN AWARD*: “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” ($76,768)GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD**: “Just Mercy” (+12,578%) BOX OFFICE KING “1917” Universal Pictures $37,000,200 ($39,721,479) Budget Week Last Week Change $100m* 3rd #17 ( +16 ) “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” Walt Disney Pictures $15,187,034 ($478,297,724) Budget Week Last Week Change $275m* 4th #1 ( -1 … Read More Game Of Box Offices: “1917” Gets a Golden Globes Bump, Winning the Battle of the Box Office and Finally Dethroning “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker”

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Oscars Watch: 92nd Academy Award Nominees

John Cho and Issa Rae announced the 92nd Academy Award nominees this morning from the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. The big winner was “Joker,” receiving the most nominations with 11 total. “1917,” “The Irishman,” and “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” all received 10 nominations while “Jojo Rabbit,” “Little Women,” “Marriage Story,” and “Parasite” all received six nominations each. ABC will host the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, February 9.

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Oscars Watch: 92nd Academy Awards Nominations Predictions

My super last minute predictions for the 92nd Academy Awards nominations, announcing Monday, January 13th, 2020 at 5:18 a.m.

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Oscars Watch: 2019 Music City Film Critics Association Awards

Cutting into the “Parasite” winning streak, tally up another win for “1917,” having been awarded Best Film by the Music City Film Critics Association.

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Oscars Watch: 2019 Hollywood Critics Association Awards

Following its big wins at the Golden Globe Awards, “1917” takes another win from the Hollywood Critics Association, along with Best Action/War Film, Best Cinematography, and Best Editing.

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Game Of Box Offices: “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker” Enters The New Year Still on the Box Office Throne

BOX OFFICE KING: “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker”BOX OFFICE QUEEN: “Jumanji: The Next Level”POPCORN AWARD*: “1917” ($56,154)GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD**: “21 Bridges” (+72.7%) BOX OFFICE KING “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” Walt Disney Pictures $34,524,815 ($451,582,256) Budget Week Last Week Change $275m* 3rd #1 ( — ) “Jumanji: The Next Level” Sony Pictures $26,227,346 ($235,933,751) Budget Week Last Week Change $125m 4th #2 … Read More Game Of Box Offices: “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker” Enters The New Year Still on the Box Office Throne

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Oscars Watch: 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Sam Mendes and “1917” were big winners at the 77th Golden Globe Awards, winning Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Director.

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Oscars Watch: 2019 American Society Of Cinematographers Award Nominees

The American Society Of Cinematographers announced their nominees for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases, including Roger Deakins for his work on “1917” and Robert Richardson for his work on “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”

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Game Of Box Offices: With No Challengers, “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker” Remains The King

“Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker” held on to the crown this week, with $72.3 million, down almost 60% from last weekend’s debut. “Jumanji: The Next Level” and “Frozen II” were able to hold on to their second and third place spots, with $35.2 million and $16.8 million respectively. The newcomers didn’t show up until fourth and fifth place, with “Little Women” earning only … Read More Game Of Box Offices: With No Challengers, “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker” Remains The King

Theatrical Releases: 1917, Little Women, & Spies In Disguise

<Click film’s poster to see info/trailer> 1917 Directed By: Sam MendesStudio: Universal Pictures Official Synopsis: At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly … Read More Theatrical Releases: 1917, Little Women, & Spies In Disguise

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Oscars Watch: 2019 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

“1917” and “Marriage Story” took home the lion share of the awards from the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association. “1917” took Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Musical Score while “Marriage Story” took Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Screenplay.

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Oscars Watch: 2019 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

Stepping out from what most critics awards have done thus far, the Kansas City Film Critics Circle awarded their Best Picture category to “1917,” which also brought home Best Director for Sam Mendes and Best Cinematography for Roger Deakins. “Us” and “Dolemite Is My Name” were honored.

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Oscars Watch: 2019 San Diego Film Critics Society Award Nominees

“The Irishman” and “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” share the most nominations with ten, while “Marriage Story” has the second most with eight.

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Oscars Watch: 2019 Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award Nominees

Founded in 2002, The Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) comprises professional DC-based film critics with affiliations in television, radio, print and the internet. As of 2018, WAFCA has grown to include 60 dedicated members from the District, Maryland and Virginia.

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Oscars Watch: 2019 American Film Institute’s Top 10 Films and Television Shows of the Year

AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR “1917” “The Farewell” “The Irishman” “Jojo Rabbit” “Joker” “Knives Out” “Little Women” “Marriage Story” “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” “Richard Jewell” AFI TV PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR “Chernobyl” “The Crown” “Fosse/Verdon” “Game Of Thrones” “Pose” “Succession” “Unbelievable” “Veep” “Watchmen” “When They See Us” AFI SPECIAL AWARD “Parasite” AFI SPECIAL AWARD “Fleabag”

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Oscars Watch: 24th International Press Academy Satellite Award Nominees

Winners of the 24th annual International Press Academy’s Satellite Awards will be announced on December 18, 2019. “Ford v Ferrari” and “Joker” have the most nominations with ten each, while “Marriage Story” and “1917” have eight each.

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Oscars Watch: 2019 Atlanta Film Critics Circle Awards

The AFCC is comprised of 26 film critics and journalists representing Atlanta-based publications and electronic outlets committed to reviewing and commenting on local, regional, national and international film and the film industry.

New Trailer: 1917 — Official Trailer #1

1917 DECEMBER 25, 2019 DIRECTED BY: SAM MENDES Official Synopsis: Two young British soldiers during the First World War, are given an impossible mission: deliver a message, deep in enemy territory, that will stop their own men, and Blake’s own brother, walking straight into a deadly trap. Starring: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, with Colin Firth, and … Read More New Trailer: 1917 — Official Trailer #1