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New Trailer: Lucy In The Sky — Official Trailer #2

LUCY IN THE SKY OCTOBER 4, 2019 DIRECTED BY: NOAH HAWLEY Official Synopsis: The story of a female astronaut who, upon returning to Earth from a life-changing mission in space, begins to slowly unravel and lose touch with reality. Starring: Natalie Portman, Jon Hamm, Dan Stevens, Zazie Beetz, Colman Domingo, Nick Offerman, Pearl Amanda Dickson, and Ellen Burstyn Screenplay By: Brian C. Brown John-Henry … Read More New Trailer: Lucy In The Sky — Official Trailer #2

New Trailer: Lucy In The Sky – Official Teaser Trailer #1

LUCY IN THE SKY 2019 DIRECTED BY: NOAH HAWLEY Official Synopsis: The story of a female astronaut who, upon returning to Earth from a life-changing mission in space, begins to slowly unravel and lose touch with reality. Starring: Natalie Portman, Jon Hamm, Dan Stevens, Zazie Beetz, Pearl Amanda Dickson, and Ellen Burstyn Screenplay By: Brian C. Brown John-Henry Butterworth Elliott DiGuiseppi Noah Hawley Cinematography By: … Read More New Trailer: Lucy In The Sky – Official Teaser Trailer #1

New Trailer: Vox Lux – Official Trailer #1

VOX LUX DECEMBER 7, 2018 DIRECTED BY: BRADY CORBET Official Synopsis: The film begins in 1999 with teenage sisters Celeste (Raffey Cassidy) and Eleanor (Stacy Martin), who have survived a seismic, violent tragedy. The sisters compose and perform a song about their experience, making something lovely and cathartic out of catastrophe and launch singing careers. The sisters draw the attention of a passionate manager (Jude … Read More New Trailer: Vox Lux – Official Trailer #1

New Trailer: Annihilation – Official Trailer #2

ANNIHILATION Synopsis: A biologist’s husband disappears. She puts her name forward for an expedition into an environmental disaster zone, but does not quite find what she’s expecting. The expedition team is made up of the biologist, an anthropologist, a psychologist, a surveyor, and a linguist. Starring: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, and Oscar Isaac Directed By: Alex Garland Based On: … Read More New Trailer: Annihilation – Official Trailer #2

New Trailer: Annihilation – Official Trailer #1

ANNIHILATION Synopsis: A biologist searches for her missing husband while on an expedition with a secret agency and discovers a dangerous creature lurking in the wilderness. Starring: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, and Oscar Isaac Directed By: Alex Garland Based On: “Annihilation” by Jeff VanderMeer Release Date: February 23, 2018 Studio: Paramount Pictures

2017 Oscars Challenge: [11] “Jackie” (3 nominations)

Directed by: Pablo Larraín Written by: Noah Oppenheim Cinematography by: Stéphane Fontaine Music by: Mica Levi Distributed by: Fox Searchlight Pictures Release Date: December, 2016 Budget: $9 million FILM SYNOPSIS: After her husband is assassinated in Dallas in 1963, Jacqueline Kennedy strives to maintain a public show of strength while grieving in private and caring for their two young children. As she searches for … Read More 2017 Oscars Challenge: [11] “Jackie” (3 nominations)

2017 Oscars Challenge: [11] “Jackie” – Best Original Score

“JACKIE” Mica Levi Directed by: Pablo Larraín Written by: Noah Oppenheim Cinematography by: Stéphane Fontaine Music by: Mica Levi Distributed by: Fox Searchlight Pictures Release Date: December, 2016 Budget: $9 million   FILM SYNOPSIS: After her husband is assassinated in Dallas in 1963, Jacqueline Kennedy strives to maintain a public show of strength while grieving in private and caring for their two young children. … Read More 2017 Oscars Challenge: [11] “Jackie” – Best Original Score

2017 Oscars Challenge: [11] “Jackie” – Best Costume Design

“JACKIE” Madeline Fontaine Directed by: Pablo Larraín Written by: Noah Oppenheim Cinematography by: Stéphane Fontaine Music by: Mica Levi Distributed by: Fox Searchlight Pictures Release Date: December, 2016 Budget: $9 million   FILM SYNOPSIS: After her husband is assassinated in Dallas in 1963, Jacqueline Kennedy strives to maintain a public show of strength while grieving in private and caring for their two young children. … Read More 2017 Oscars Challenge: [11] “Jackie” – Best Costume Design

2017 Oscars Challenge: [11] “Jackie” – Best Actress in a Leading Role

NATALIE PORTMAN “Jackie” Directed by: Pablo Larraín Written by: Noah Oppenheim Cinematography by: Stéphane Fontaine Music by: Mica Levi Distributed by: Fox Searchlight Pictures Release Date: December, 2016 Budget: $9 million   CHARACTER SYNOPSIS: As Jackie Kennedy, Natalie Portman portrays the grieving and intensely private First Lady, who seeks to ensure her late husband’s legacy — and her own — following his assassination. Who’s … Read More 2017 Oscars Challenge: [11] “Jackie” – Best Actress in a Leading Role

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Georgia Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture: ”Moonlight” Best Director: Damien Chazelle – “La La Land” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actress: Natalie Portman – “Jackie” Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – “Fences” Best Original Screenplay: “La La Land” – Damien Chazelle Best Adapted Screenplay: “Moonlight” – Barry Jenkins Best Cinematography: ”Moonlight” – James Laxton Best Production … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Georgia Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Houston Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture: “La La Land” Best Director: Damien Chazelle – “La La Land” Best Leading Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester By The Sea” Best Leading Actress: Natalie Portman – “Jackie” Best Supporting Actor: Jeff Bridges – “Hell or High Water” Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – “Fences” Best Screenplay: Taylor Sheridan – “Hell or High Water” Best Cinematography: “La La Land” – Linus Sandgren … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Houston Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Online Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture: “Moonlight” Best Director: Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actress: Natalie Portman – “Jackie” Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Best Supporting Actress: Naomie Harris – “Moonlight” Best Original Screenplay: “Hell or High Water” – Taylor Sheridan Best Adapted Screenplay: “Arrival” – Eric Heisserer, Ted Chiang Best Animated Feature: “Kubo and the Two … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Online Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture: “Moonlight” Best Director (Tie): Damien Chazelle – “La La Land” and Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actress: Natalie Portman – “Jackie” Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – “Fences” Best Ensemble: “Moonlight” Best Original Screenplay: “Manchester by the Sea” – Kenneth Lonergan Best Adapted Screenplay: “Moonlight” – … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Phoenix Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Picture: “Moonlight” Best Director (Tie): Damien Chazelle – “La La Land” and Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actress: Natalie Portman – “Jackie” Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – “Fences” Best Screenplay: “The Lobster” – Efthimis Filippou and Yorgos Lanthimos Best Score: “La La Land” – Justin Hurwitz … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Phoenix Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Picture: “Manchester by the Sea” Robert Altman Award for Best Director: Kenneth Lonergan – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actress: Natalie Portman – “Jackie” Best Supporting Actor: Jeff Bridges – “Hell or High Water” Best Supporting Actress (Tie): Naomie Harris – “Moonlight” and Viola Davis – “Fences” Best Original Screenplay: Taylor Sheridan – “Hell … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture: “La La Land” Best Director: Damien Chazelle – “La La Land” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actress: Natalie Portman – “Jackie” Best Supporting Actor: Michael Shannon – “Nocturnal Animals” Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – “Fences” Best Adapted Screenplay: “Nocturnal Animals” – Tom Ford Best Original Screenplay: “La La Land” – Damien Chazelle Best Cinematography: “La La … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture: “Moonlight” Best Director: Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester By The Sea” Best Actress: Natalie Portman – “Jackie” Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – “Fences” Best Foreign Language Film: “The Handmaiden” Best Documentary: “Tower” Best Animated Film: “Zootopia” Best Screenplay: Kenneth Lonergan – “Manchester By The Sea” Best Cinematography: “La La … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture: “Moonlight” Best Director: Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight” Best Actress: Natalie Portman – “Jackie” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester By the Sea” Best Supporting Actress: Michelle Williams – “Manchester By the Sea” Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Best Adapted Screenplay: “The Handmaiden” – Chan-wook Park and Seo-kyeong Jeong Best Original Screenplay: “Manchester By the Sea” – Kenneth Lonergan Best Original … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

Best Film: “La La Land” Best Director: Damien Chazelle – “La La Land” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actress: Natalie Portman – “Jackie” Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – “Fences” Best Acting Ensemble: “Hell or High Water” Best Youth Performance: Lucas Hedges – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Voice Performance: Liam Neeson … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

Movie Review: Thor: The Dark World (2013)

THOR: THE DARK WORLD BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLNOVEMBER 13, 2013 Progressing along wonderfully is the Marvel Universe with its latest success for “The Avengers” in “Thor: The Dark World.” Building perfectly off the previous films and adding an entirely new level of character development, the sequel delivers in all the right ways, bringing fantasy, action, and comedy together in a gorgeous kaleidoscope. Chris Hemsworth returns … Read More Movie Review: Thor: The Dark World (2013)

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Proof Review: Thor (2011)

We were there last summer (2010) when the conclusion of “Iron Man 2” revealed the protagonist for this summer’s blockbuster, “Thor”. The nerdiest members of the audience whooped and hollered at the hammer of Thor, as it solidified the continued build up to “The Avengers” film compiling years of story and characters into one single, “mega-film”. I am a fan of the comic book adaptations of late, but Thor never really jumped off the page for me. Even the first trailers for “Thor” did not seem to translate well into an on-earth piece or as grounded as say “Iron Man” or “The Incredible Hulk”. I felt that “Clash of the Titans” would take its slimy tentacles and reign again as God of the bad B-title remakes. I am sitting here today, singing a different tune. “Thor” proved me wrong.

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Proof Review: Black Swan (2010)

Natalie Portman steps out of her adorable and virginal on screen presence to add yet another successful film to her long list of accomplishments. In “Black Swan” she plays Nina Sayers, a tormented ballerina dealing with the pressures of an overbearing mother and becoming the next big lead, starting off with the role of the Swan Queen in the ballet “Swan Lake”. Sounds great right? It is until her mental stability begins to unravel in a glorious thriller that comes completed unexpectedly.

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2011 Oscars Challenge: Black Swan

2011 Oscar Challenge: “Black Swan” (2010)
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Proof Review: No Strings Attached (2011)

Let’s get this out in the air before I even begin my review for the film “No Strings Attached”. We all should know by now what romantic comedies are for. We bring our dates to them, we go to catch a glimpse at Hollywood love, and we go to experience the lighter side of life. Yes, they normally end the same way, a feel good ending where love conquers all, but if they do not end that way, we feel robbed or cheated. Romantic comedies are not cinematic genius, but they still serve a purpose on a much different cinematic level and for that, they still command our respect.That being said, “No Strings Attached” is an above par romantic comedy with more heart than the trailers can project.

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Spotlight: Why the Golden Globe Awards are the redheaded step-child of awards ceremonies

Every year, we come to expect them and every year, we want to beat them!