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Stream Guide: Gravity & The Predator (May 10th, 2018)

ADRIFT Original Release Date:June 1, 2018Directed by:Baltasar KormákurStudio:STX EntertainmentStreaming:Showtime Official Synopsis: A true story of survival, as a young couple’s chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. Starring: Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin, Jeffrey Thomas, Elizabeth Hawthorne, and Grace Palmer THE LEGEND OF BAGGER VANCE … Read More Stream Guide: Gravity & The Predator (May 10th, 2018)

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Spotlight: Visual Effects Society Releases Top 70 List of the Most Influential Visual Effects Films of All Time

300 (2007) 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) The Abyss (1989) Alien (1979) Aliens (1986) An American Werewolf in London (1981) Apollo 13 (1995) Avatar (2009) Babe (1995) Back to the Future (1985) Blade Runner (1982) Citizen Kane (1941) Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) Darby O’Gill and the Little People … Read More Spotlight: Visual Effects Society Releases Top 70 List of the Most Influential Visual Effects Films of All Time

2016 Oscars Challenge: [5] “The Revenant” – Best Cinematography

THE REVENANT Emmanuel Lubezki Epic and intimate are two adjectives that are normally not used together, especially in relationship to cinematography. Most epics are not quite able to achieve intimacy. It takes a keen eye to deliver that, and there are only a handful of cinematographers talented enough or willing to take enough chances to deliver on both of those things. Emmanuel Lubezki is … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: [5] “The Revenant” – Best Cinematography

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86th Academy Awards Winners

This year’s Academy Awards was a testament to the amazing films that were made in 2013 and the best example of that is being able to root for absolutely every film and never feeling bad regardless of the win. Of course there were categories that I was strongly cheering for, like “12 Years A Slave” in Best Picture and “Her” in Best Original Screenplay. … Read More 86th Academy Awards Winners

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86th Annual Academy Awards Predictions

And with the final film viewed for this Oscar Season, I complete the challenge of 42 films in 46 days. Now to put out some predictions, which, for the second year in a row I am not completely confident in, as some of the categories feel way too close to call including the Best Picture, which all of us will be waiting for with … Read More 86th Annual Academy Awards Predictions

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Tuesday Releases: Gravity & Thor: The Dark World

FEBRUARY 25TH, 2014 GRAVITY// “Gravity” is many things, all of which are outstanding, to say the least. “Gravity” is the best use of 3D to date, dealing on a layer of superb cinematography and directorial forethought to allow for things such as an extremely long take to open the film. “Gravity” produces the best performance of Sandra Bullock’s career, as Dr. Ryan Stone, a … Read More Tuesday Releases: Gravity & Thor: The Dark World

2014 Oscars Challenge: [17] Gravity – Ten Nominations

Alfonso Cuarón & David Heyman “Gravity” surprised everyone this year, bringing a female driven, original screenplay, big budget blockbuster to the masses. Warner Brothers probably couldn’t be more pleased and could mark a back to back year for the studio with “Argo” winning last year. “Gravity” lands an amazing ten nominations, with a high chance of winning most of them including Best Visual Effects, … Read More 2014 Oscars Challenge: [17] Gravity – Ten Nominations

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Oscars Watch: 86th Academy Awards Nomination Predictions

Most years I find it difficult to predict the nominations for the Oscars. With so many great films to have to choose from, weighing what I think will get nominated over what I want to get nominated, and the unpredictable nature of the Academy, there’s almost no way to completely be sure of your choices. But as with every year, I gave it my … Read More Oscars Watch: 86th Academy Awards Nomination Predictions

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Oscars Watch: 2014 DGA, PGA, & WGA Nominees

DIRECTORS GUILD  Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity” Paul Greengrass, “Captain Phillips” Steve McQueen, “12 Years A Slave” David O. Russell, “American Hustle” Martin Scorsese, “The Wolf Of Wall Street”   PRODUCERS GUILD FEATURE “12 Years a Slave” “American Hustle” “Blue Jasmine” “Captain Phillips” “Dallas Buyers Club” “Gravity” “Her” “Nebraska” “Saving Mr. Banks” “The Wolf of Wall Street” ANIMATED “The Croods,” “Despicable Me 2” “Epic” “Frozen” “Monsters … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 DGA, PGA, & WGA Nominees

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Spotlight: Ten Favorite Films Of 2013

As the year draws to a close, the “best of” lists begin to surface, with the cinefiles putting the best and worst of 2013 behind them and getting ready for the onslaught of brand new movies to come in the new year. Having seen almost 400 films this year, it feels only fitting to compile a list of my favorites as well. I look … Read More Spotlight: Ten Favorite Films Of 2013

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Oscars Watch: 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Award Nominees

In this year’s Oscar race, the question isn’t between two films vying for the win like most years, although “Gravity” versus “12 Years A Slave” seems to be the big two, it’s whether or not you believe “The Butler” should be recognized. Supposedly snubbed by the Golden Globes nominations, SAG went the other route and is choosing to recognize Forest Whittaker and Oprah Winfrey … Read More Oscars Watch: 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 71st Annual Golden Globes Nominees

The Golden Globes is held by the Hollywood Foreign Press, and often years, we write off these awards as a precursor to the Academy Awards because of the Drama-Comedy split. But as the years have gone by, many of the winners picked here will go on to win Oscars and for that you must at least pay attention. Also, people tend to weigh the … Read More Oscars Watch: 71st Annual Golden Globes Nominees

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Oscars Shortlist: 10 Visual Effects Shortlisted for 86th Academy Awards

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: TEN FILMS FOR BEST VISUAL EFFECTS And the Best Visual Effects contenders are whittled down to ten, with the year’s best science fiction and action films filling the category. The obvious film to beat is “Gravity” and with the praise parade continuing for that film, it may have the closest thing to a lock before the nominations are announced. The film … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 10 Visual Effects Shortlisted for 86th Academy Awards

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For Your Consideration 2013: Gravity

Get out your pen and paper because “Gravity” will be kicking ass and taking names at this year’s Oscars, becoming one of the biggest box office successes and most critically acclaimed films of the year. Not only with this be shoveling in the critic’s awards, as one of the most successful original screenplays on the market this year, but it will also land in … Read More For Your Consideration 2013: Gravity

Quick Review: Gravity (2013)

GRAVITY BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLOCTOBER 19, 2013 “Gravity” is many things, all of which are outstanding. “Gravity” is the best use of 3D to date, dealing on a layer of superb cinematography and directorial forethought to allow for things such as an extremely long take to open the film. “Gravity” produces the best performance of Sandra Bullock’s career, as Dr. Ryan Stone, a doctor and … Read More Quick Review: Gravity (2013)

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Theatrical Releases: Gravity & Runner Runner

“You’ve got a thing in your butt” is the first line we hear in this satirical trailer about a creature named Milo that lives in Ken Marino’s intestines. “Bad Milo!” is a mixture between a comedy and a horror film, as Marino’s character fails to handle his daily stress at home and at work, and in return releases Milo, who murders those stressing him … Read More Theatrical Releases: Gravity & Runner Runner