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2019 Oscars Challenge: [33] “A Star Is Born” – Eight Nominations

“A STAR IS BORN”Bill Gerber, Bradley Cooper and Lynette Howell Taylor Director: Bradley CooperProducers: Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday and Yorgos LanthimosWriters: Deborah Davis and Tony McNamaraCinematography: Robbie RyanEditor: Yorgos MavropsaridisComposer: Komeil S. HosseiniDistributor: Fox Searchlight PicturesRelease Date: November 23, 2018Budget: $15 millionRun-time: 120 minutes FILM SYNOPSIS: When rock star Jackson Maine meets struggling singer Ally, he is impressed by her talent and … Read More 2019 Oscars Challenge: [33] “A Star Is Born” – Eight Nominations

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Oscars Watch: My Personal 91st Academy Awards Nomination Prediction Results

Marked in green is everything I got right and marked red is everything I got wrong. Marked in blue are the nominees that ended up getting the spot rather than the ones I picked. BEST PICTURE “Roma” (FRONT-RUNNER) “A Star Is Born” (FRONT-RUNNER) “BlacKkKlansman” (LOCKED) “Black Panther” (LOCKED) “Bohemian Rhapsody” (LOCKED) “The Favourite” (POTENTIAL) “Green Book” (POTENTIAL) “Vice” (POTENTIAL) “Crazy Rich Asians” (POTENTIAL) ACTOR … Read More Oscars Watch: My Personal 91st Academy Awards Nomination Prediction Results

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Oscars Watch: 71st Annual Directors Guild of America Award Nominees

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film BRADLEY COOPER“A Star Is Born”(Warner Bros. Pictures) ALFONSO CUARÓN“Roma”(Netflix) PETER FARRELLY“Green Book”(Universal Pictures) SPIKE LEE“BlacKkKlansman”(Focus Features) ADAM McKAY“Vice”(Annapurna Pictures) Outstanding Directorial Achievement in First-Time Feature Film BO BURNHAM“Eighth Grade”(A24) BRADLEY COOPER“A Star Is Born”(Warner Bros. Pictures) CARLOS LÓPEZ ESTRADA“Blindspotting”(Summit Entertainment) MATTHEW HEINEMAN“A Private War”(Aviron Pictures) BOOTS RILEY“Sorry To Bother You”(Annapurna Pictures) Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary MORGAN NEVILLE“Won’t … Read More Oscars Watch: 71st Annual Directors Guild of America Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2018 Black Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Picture: “Black Panther”Best Director: Ryan Coogler – “Black Panther”Best Actor: Bradley Cooper – “A Star Is Born”Best Actress: Viola Davis – “Widows”Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Green Book”Best Supporting Actress: Regina King – “If Beale Street Could Talk”Best Ensemble Acting: “Black Panther”Best Original Screenplay: “Sorry To Bother You” – Boots RileyBest Adapted Screenplay: “If Beale Street Could Talk” – Barry JenkinsBest Animated … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 Black Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2018 Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

The Washington DC Area Film Critics Association award their Best Film and Best Director to “Roma” and Alfonso Cuarón. In the same sweep, “Roma” also takes Best Foreign Language Film and Best Cinematography. This echoes the New York Film Critics Circle Awards from last week. Bradley Cooper gets his first Best Actor win for “A Star Is Born” while Lady Gaga adds another one … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

New Trailer: Avengers: Infinity War – Official Trailer #2

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Synopsis: Four years after the events of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” the Avengers, torn apart after the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” join forces with the Guardians of the Galaxy to battle Thanos, who is trying to collect the Infinity Stones for a gauntlet that will allow him to inflict his will on all reality. Starring: Robert Downey Jr., … Read More New Trailer: Avengers: Infinity War – Official Trailer #2

Honest Trailers: Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

/p> HONEST TRAILERS: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Synopsis: Marvel brings us a follow up to the original box office smash with more laughs and more dads! — Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Got a tip? Email us ► feedback@screenjunkies.com Follow us on Twitter ► http://twitter.com/screenjunkies Like us on Facebook ► http://www.fb.com/screenjunkies Voiceover Narration by Jon Bailey: http://youtube.com/jon3pnt0 Title design by Robert Holtby Series … Read More Honest Trailers: Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Denver Film Critics Society Awards

Some love for “American Sniper” late in the game from Denver, with a Best Picture win and a tied win for Best Actor. The rest is pretty much by the book at this point. Here is the official list for the Denver Film Critics Society Awards: Best Picture: “American Sniper” Best Director: Richard Linklater, “Boyhood” Best Actor: (tie) Ralph Fiennes, “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Denver Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: The Best Actor In A Leading Role Race

POTENTIAL LOCKS // These four men have the most momentum going into next week. Not to say these will be my final picks but all four of them garner Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe nominations and have been talked about by experts since the start of the season, so on paper, they’re the best bets. Michael Keaton as Riggan Thompon (“Birdman”): Without a … Read More Oscars Watch: The Best Actor In A Leading Role Race

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2014 Oscars Challenge: [20] American Hustle – Ten Nominations

Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison, and Jonathan Gordon There are three big contenders in the Best Picture category this year: “Gravity”, “12 Years A Slave”, and “American Hustle”. Now, “Gravity” and “12 Years A Slave” are the odds-on favorites to win, both vying for the Best Directing category and leaving David O. Russell out of the mix, but the steam that is building … Read More 2014 Oscars Challenge: [20] American Hustle – Ten Nominations

Quick Review: American Hustle (2013)

AMERICAN HUSTLE BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLDECEMBER 26, 2013 A collection of David O. Russell’s top players, Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Amy Adams collaborate in one of the best ensemble cast films of the year, “American Hustle”. Taking a spin on the ‘70s FBI operation known as ABSCAM (Abdul Scam) in which an apprehended con artist was used to set up members of … Read More Quick Review: American Hustle (2013)

Movie Review: The Hangover Part III (2013)

THE HANGOVER PART III BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLMAY 23, 2013 I remember my first experience with the original “The Hangover” from Todd Phillips. For some reason, I had missed most of the advertisements and was walking into the theater with zero expectations. And I ended up laughing hysterically, along with the rest of the packed theater. It became one of the most iconic boys-night-out ventures … Read More Movie Review: The Hangover Part III (2013)

Quick Review: The Place Beyond The Pines (2013)

THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLMARCH 30, 2013 Don’t let the two-hour and twenty-minute run-time frighten you away. Derek Cianfrance (“Blue Valentine”) uses every last frame of that run-time to create a masterpiece of drama. Ryan Gosling is easily one of the best actors of his time, making the persona Luke, a motorcycle stuntman who finds out he has a son from … Read More Quick Review: The Place Beyond The Pines (2013)

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2013 Oscars Challenge: [20] Silver Linings Playbook – Eight Nominations

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK BEST PICTURE The Oscars are never easy to predict. Sure, some categories are easier than others. There are locks, safe bets, and poor choices in all categories, but it always come down to a hand full of nominees that makes predicting hard. Following the Toronto International Film Festival and the People’s Choice Award win for “Silver Linings Playbook”, Roger Ebert predicted … Read More 2013 Oscars Challenge: [20] Silver Linings Playbook – Eight Nominations

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Oscars Watch: 2012 Indiana Film Journalists Association Awards

Best Film Safety Not Guaranteed Beasts of the Southern Wild (Runner-up) Best Director Quentin Tarantino – Django Unchained Kathryn Bigelow – Zero Dark Thirty (Runner-up) Best Actor Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook and Daniel Day Lewis – Lincoln (Tie) Best Actress Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook (Runner-up) Best Supporting Actor Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln Christoph … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 Indiana Film Journalists Association Awards

New Trailer: The Place Beyond the Pines – Official Trailer #1

THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES // Ryan Gosling is bar-none, my favorite male actor as of late. Not far behind, with an ever impeccable and often overlooked emotional range, is Bradley Cooper. So naturally placing both of these men in the same film and pitting them against one another is right up my alley. Gosling plays a motorcycle stuntman with a newborn. Not exactly … Read More New Trailer: The Place Beyond the Pines – Official Trailer #1

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Oscars Watch: 17th Annual Golden Satellite Awards

Motion Picture: Silver Linings Playbook Actress in a Motion Picture: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook Actor in a Motion Picture: Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook Actress in a Supporting Role: Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables Actor in a Supporting Role: Javier Bardem, Skyfall Director: David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook Motion Picture, International Film: The Intouchables, Pieta (tie) Motion Picture, Animated or Mixed Media: Rise … Read More Oscars Watch: 17th Annual Golden Satellite Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2012 National Board of Review Awards

Best Film:  ZERO DARK THIRTY Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, ZERO DARK THIRTY Best Actor: Bradley Cooper, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK Best Actress: Jessica Chastain, ZERO DARK THIRTY Best Supporting Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, DJANGO UNCHAINED Best Supporting Actress: Ann Dowd, COMPLIANCE Best Original Screenplay: Rian Johnson, LOOPER Best Adapted Screenplay: David O. Russell, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK Best Animated Feature: WRECK-IT RALPH Special Achievement in Filmmaking: Ben Affleck, ARGO Breakthrough Actor: Tom Holland, THE IMPOSSIBLE Breakthrough Actress: Quvenzhané Wallis,  BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD Best Directorial Debut: Benh Zeitlin, BEASTS OF THE … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 National Board of Review Awards

Movie Review: The Words (2012)

THE WORDS BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLSEPTEMBER 16, 2012 As much as “The Words” is a rehashing of films and stories that came before it, this literature drama still poses essential and thought-provoking questions about morality. With a strong showing from almost all the cast members involved, Brian Klugman’s Sundance premiering pet project is worth the marketing that led up to its theatrical release. The film … Read More Movie Review: The Words (2012)

New Trailer: Hit And Run – Official Trailer #1

HIT AND RUN / Though not completely sold on this film quite yet, Hit And Run is written, directed, and starring Dax Shephard along with his real life wife, the adorable Kristen Bell. Dax plays a former getaway driver in witness protection who has turned his life around until his former partner-in-crime, Bradley Cooper returns to shake things up. On the run, Dax is … Read More New Trailer: Hit And Run – Official Trailer #1

New Trailer: The Words – Official Trailer

THE WORDS / Bradley Cooper continues his jaunt as a struggling writer (sans “Limitless”) and turns toward plagiarism this time. Co-starring Zoe Saldana, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde, and a brilliant looking Jeremy Irons, The Words is being talked about as one of the best things to come out of this past year’s Sundance. And with just a slight grasp on Sundance films, this film … Read More New Trailer: The Words – Official Trailer

Movie Review: The Hangover Part II (2011)

“The Hangover Part II” basically feels like a mad lib created from the original. Making a film sequel in exactly the same way as the original is not healthy for a franchise and I feel like Todd Phillips will learn that with “The Hangover Part II”. With the same exact format, same cast, and attempt at the same general humor, the portions of the film that do stray from the original fall flat and uninspiring. A film that was widely admired for its distinct originality turns the page and completely copies everything it portrayed in the original, losing most of my respect in the process.

Movie Review: The Hangover (2009)

“The Hangover” is unafraid to go places and that is what comedy is made of. It plays the line between hilarity and raunch better than any comedy in recent history and after multiple viewings, the film still holds most of its original appeal. Though the hype may have killed its original glory, for me, the film will always have a special place in my heart and will always be high on my list of best comedy films ever.

Movie Review: Limitless (2011)

Perhaps “Limitless” is a glimpse into our not so distant future, but no matter what, the film truly causes viewers to look deeper than the lines of the script or the content of the film. It forces you to take a good, hard look at the world around you and consider what is best for humanity as a whole. With a splash of a love story and the makings of a fantastic drug thriller, “Limitless” truly takes on a life of its own.