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New Trailer: X-Men: Dark Phoenix – Official Final Trailer

X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX JUNE 7, 2019 DIRECTED BY: SIMON KINBERG Official Synopsis: In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more … Read More New Trailer: X-Men: Dark Phoenix – Official Final Trailer

New Trailer: X-Men: Dark Phoenix – Official Trailer #2

X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX JUNE 7, 2019 DIRECTED BY: SIMON KINBERG Official Synopsis: In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more … Read More New Trailer: X-Men: Dark Phoenix – Official Trailer #2

New Trailer: X-Men: Dark Phoenix – Official Trailer #1

X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX FEBRUARY 14, 2019 DIRECTED BY: SIMON KINBERG Official Synopsis: In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more … Read More New Trailer: X-Men: Dark Phoenix – Official Trailer #1

Honest Trailers: Alien: Covenant

HONEST TRAILERS: ALIEN: COVENANT Synopsis: Return to space for the movie that made the Alien franchise officially have more bad movies than good – Alien Covenant! 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 Created by Andy Signore – http://twitter.com/andysignore & … Read More Honest Trailers: Alien: Covenant

New Trailer: The Snowman – Official Trailer #1

THE SNOWMAN Synopsis: A boy finds his missing mother’s pink scarf wrapped around the neck of a sinister-looking snowman. Detective Harry Hole (Fassbender) is called in to investigate and begins to suspect it’s the work of a serial killer. With the help of a brilliant recruit (Ferguson), the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this … Read More New Trailer: The Snowman – Official Trailer #1

New Trailers: Alien: Covenant – Prologue: The Crossing

ALIEN: COVENANT || 20th Century Fox and director Luke Scott (Morgan), son of Ridley, are really pumping out these prologue pieces for their new film Alien: Covenant which look to set up the characters of the upcoming film before the film actually comes out, with pieces released a few months ago called “The Last Supper” and “Meet Walter,” which set up the basic premise … Read More New Trailers: Alien: Covenant – Prologue: The Crossing

New Trailer: Alien: Covenant Official Trailer #2

ALIEN: COVENANT || Set to bridge the gap between Prometheus and Alien, Ridley Scott returns to direct Alien: Covenant. Here’s the official synopsis: “Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, members (Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup) of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think to be an uncharted paradise. While there, they meet David (Michael Fassbender), the synthetic survivor … Read More New Trailer: Alien: Covenant Official Trailer #2

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2016 Oscars Challenge: [33] “Steve Jobs” – Best Supporting Actress

KATE WINSLET “Steve Jobs” OscarsⓇ Nominated Role: Kate Winslet portrays Joanna Hoffman, the marketing executive who helps to steer Steve Jobs’s computer companies to success. Too often does Kate Winslet play the sex object or love interest in a film. Looking over her past Oscar nominations, this is even clearer. But in “Steve Jobs,” she finally plays the neutral sidekick. There is dialogue line from … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: [33] “Steve Jobs” – Best Supporting Actress

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2016 Oscars Challenge: [33] “Steve Jobs” – Best Leading Actor

MICHAEL FASSBENDER “Steve Jobs” OscarsⓇ Nominated Role: Michael Fassbender plays Steve Jobs, a technology innovator whose personal relationships are marred by discord while his career is filled with both groundbreaking achievements and shattering losses. Even though Danny Boyle’s “Steve Jobs” was not a commercial success, Michael Fassbender’s performance still stood out as one of the best of the year. Playing the title character, Fassbender plays … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: [33] “Steve Jobs” – Best Leading Actor

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2016 Oscars Challenge: [33] “Steve Jobs” – 2 nominations

“STEVE JOBS” {click each category for individual look} // Produced by Danny Boyle, Guymon Casady, Christian Colson, Mark Gordon, and Scott Rudin // Directed by Danny Boyle // // Dated Viewed: Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 // BLU-RAY //  9 films – 13 days //

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Houston Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture: “Spotlight” Best Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu – “The Revenant” Best Actor: Michael Fassbender – “Steve Jobs” Best Actress: Brie Larson – “Room” Best Supporting Actor: Tom Hardy – “The Revenant” Best Supporting Actress: Rooney Mara – “Carol” Best Screenplay: Tom McCarthy & Josh Singer – “Spotlight” Best Animated Film: “Inside Out” – Pete Doctor Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki – “The Revenant” Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Houston Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Phoenix Film Critics Circle Awards

As is the trend forming, “Spotlight” takes Best Picture, George Miller (“Mad Max: Fury Road”) takes Best Director. There’s no denying that Best Actress in a Leading Role is Brie Larson’s to lose, while Michael Fassbender (“Steve Jobs”) continues to make good traction for getting a nomination. I’m so excited to see Sylvester Stallone (“Creed”) getting wins across the board as well, as it’d … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Phoenix Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Online Film Critics Society Awards

The Online Film Critics go full “Mad Max: Fury Road,” giving George Miller Best Director along with Best Picture. Oscar Isaac gets on the board with Best Supporting Actor from “Ex Machina” which will likely not happen at the Oscars. Alicia Vikander, who was not honored here, will be lucky to get in for her “Ex Machina” role, as it does not feel on … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Online Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Nominees

With the first big precursor to the Academy Awards in place, here’s what we know. “Steve Jobs,” despite being brushed off for its lack of box office, is still in the race at least as far as acting is concerned, with Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet likely still in the front-running to getting Oscar nominations. Many pundits will now point out that a Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

Taking its first lead over “Mad Max: Fury Road,” the Oscar hopeful “Spotlight” wins another critics award from Los Angeles, however George Miller (“Mad Max: Fury Road”) takes Best Director. Michael Fassbender gets his first win from “Steve Jobs” which shows the box office might not hurt its Oscar chances after all. And Alicia Vikander takes home Best Supporting Actress not for “The Danish … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

Movie Review: X-Men: Days Of Future Past (2014)

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLOCTOBER 13, 2014 “Just because someone stumbles and loses their path, doesn’t mean they’re lost forever.” — Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) After three films (“X-Men”, “X2”, and “X-Men: The Last Stand”), two spin-offs (“X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and “The Wolverine”), and one prequel (“X-Men: First Class”), no one can blame the franchise for reaching fatigue. The fact that … Read More Movie Review: X-Men: Days Of Future Past (2014)

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2014 Oscars Challenge: [36] 12 Years A Slave – Nine Nominations

Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen and Anthony Katagas “12 Years A Slave” is the film that will be remembered from 2013. It does matter if this wins or “Gravity” wins or even “American Hustle”. What matters is that this film explored the nature of history and of slavery unlike any film before its time, from a black director who makes an … Read More 2014 Oscars Challenge: [36] 12 Years A Slave – Nine Nominations

Movie Review: The Counselor (2013)

THE COUNSELOR BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLNOVEMBER 3, 2013 Ridley Scott and Cormac McCarthy team up to deliver “The Counselor,” one of the most underrated ensemble dramas of the year. McCarthy, an 80-year-old Pultizer Prize-winning author (“No Country For Old Men,” “The Road”) is no stranger to the cinema, with both adaptations mentioned receiving acclaim across the board. “The Counselor” marks McCarthy’s first venture into an … Read More Movie Review: The Counselor (2013)

New Trailer: X-Men: Days Of Future Past – Official Trailer

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST // Did I love “X-Men: First Class”? Yes! Do I enjoy the continuation of this “X-Men” series? Absolutely! Is it awesomely insane that they’re bringing the two franchises together in “X-Men: Days Of Future Past”? Emphatically yes! Bringing director Bryan Singer back to the X-Men stage, next year’s Marvel installment will bring two all-star casts together with Patrick Stewart … Read More New Trailer: X-Men: Days Of Future Past – Official Trailer

Quick Review: 12 Years A Slave (2013)

12 YEARS A SLAVE BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLOCTOBER 27, 2013 There’s no getting around it, “12 Years A Slave” is an intense journey of a free man who is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the 1800s. Directed by the ever incredible Steve McQueen (“Hunger” and “Shame”), the film has a rich, emotional foundation that McQueen thrives in, with lingering close-ups and uncomfortably long takes. … Read More Quick Review: 12 Years A Slave (2013)

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Tuesday Releases: Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol & Shame

APRIL 17TH, 2012 Not many titles coming out this week, but two of the titles that do hit shelves this week are huge. In fact, both big titles were on my Top 12 Films of 2011 List. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, which was probably the best action film of last year hits DVD and Blu Ray today. The effects are amazing, the chase scenes … Read More Tuesday Releases: Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol & Shame

New Trailer: Prometheus – Official Trailer #2

PROMETHEUS / There is nothing quite like bringing back the Alien franchise with what looks to be one of the most epic upcoming films of the year, not to mention a science fiction thriller of epic proportions.. With a stacked cast of Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, Naomi Rapace, and Michael Fassbender, I will definitely be seeing this film opening night. For those of you … Read More New Trailer: Prometheus – Official Trailer #2

Movie Review: Shame (2011)

SHAME BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLMARCH 18, 2013 “Shame” is the story of a conflicted man. Whether you label it sex addiction or unattainable desire, Brendan (Michael Fassbender) lives a life engulfed in sex. Brendan needs an intervention with a constant stream of sexual partners, a skewed view of monogamy, and hard drives full of smut. As you look at the face of Michael Fassbender, who … Read More Movie Review: Shame (2011)

Movie Review: X-Men: First Class (2011)

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJANUARY 8, 2012 “X-Men: First Class” easily fits into the franchise and reboots the series. Set in the Cuban Missile Crisis era, this historical event works perfectly as a launching point for the struggle between humans and mutants. The film opens by building the backstory of Professor Xavier and Magneto as children. Magneto’s childhood shows the young Erik Lehnsherr … Read More Movie Review: X-Men: First Class (2011)

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Oscars Watch: 2011 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture The Artist Best Director Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist Best Actor Michael Fassbender – Shame Best Actress Michelle Williams – My Week with Marilyn Best Supporting Actor Christopher Plummer – Beginners Best Supporting Actress Carey Mulligan – Shame Best Breakthrough Performance Jessica Chastain – Tree of Life, The Help, The Debt, Take Shelter Best Ensemble Carnage Best Screenplay Moneyball Best Documentary Tabloid

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Oscars Watch: 2011 Houston Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture •    The Descendants, Fox Searchlight Best Director •    Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive Best Actor •    Michael Fassbender, Shame Best Actress •    Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin Supporting Actor •    Albert Brooks, Drive Supporting Actress •    Shailene Woodley, The Descendants Best Screenplay •    Alexander Payne, Nat Foxon & Jim Rash, The Descendants Best Cinematography •    Emmanuel Lubezki, The Tree of … Read More Oscars Watch: 2011 Houston Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2011 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

BEST PICTURE Winner: “The Descendants.” Runner-Up: “The Tree of Life.” BEST DIRECTOR, Winner: Terrence Malick, “The Tree of Life.” Runner-Up: Martin Scorsese, “Hugo.” BEST ACTOR, Winner: Michael Fassbender, “A Dangerous Method,” “Jane Eyre,” “Shame,” “X-Men: First Class.” Runner-Up: Michael Shannon, “Take Shelter.” BEST ACTRESS, Winner: Yun Jung-hee, “Poetry.” Runner-Up: Kirsten Dunst, “Melancholia.” BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, Winner: Jessica Chastain, “Coriolanus,” “The Debt,” “The Help,” “Take … Read More Oscars Watch: 2011 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

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For Your Consideration 2011: “A Dangerous Method”

Yet another film that simply screams Academy Awards. The pieces are all there. Period pieces are normally revered by the Academy and depicting Sigmund Freud, a prominent figure, who has had very little exposure on the big screen helps this film out immensely. Viggo Mortensen is a seasoned actor, having been nominated for an Academy Award before (for “Eastern Promises”, yet another David Cronenberg … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “A Dangerous Method”

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For Your Consideration 2011: “Shame”

Steve McQueen and Michael Fassbender have been winning awards for the film “Shame” since it debuted, including Best Picture and Acting awards at the Venice Film Festival and Directing and Acting awards at the Seville European Film Festival. Though its NC-17 rating could hinder its possibilities of being nominated at this year’s Academy Awards, Steve McQueen and Michael Fassbender’s talent cannot be denied. The … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “Shame”

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For Your Consideration 2011: “Jane Eyre”

Period pieces are always shoe-ins for Academy Award nominations, so seeing “Jane Eyre” up for consideration is no real surprise. With three quickly rising stars (Mia Wasikowska from “Alice In Wonderland”, Michael Fassbender from “X-Men: First Class, and Jamie Bell from “Defiance” and “Jumper”) and a solid veteran in Judi Dench, the acting awards could come out strong from this film. Michael Fassbender appears … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “Jane Eyre”

Movie Review: Jonah Hex (2010)

JONAH HEX BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJULY 28, 2010 Jonah Hex is not a handsome man. With scars covering his body, a grimace in his jaw, and the strong hint of weathering in his face, the man is anything but ravishing. The same can be said for the film. “Jonah Hex” was not enticing or refined. The film lacked the arc of a plot, the grace … Read More Movie Review: Jonah Hex (2010)