Tag: Spotlight

Stream Guide: Avengers: Infinity War & Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (December 28th, 2018)

IN A RELATIONSHIP Original Release Date: November 9, 2018Directed by: Sam BoydStudio: Vertical EntertainmentStreaming: Hoopla Official Synopsis: Long-term couple Owen and Hallie are breaking up (or maybe not?). Just as their relationship reaches a turning point, Matt and Willa embark on a romance of their own. A funny, deeply felt chronicle of one summer in the lives of two couples. Starring: Emma Roberts, Michael … Read More Stream Guide: Avengers: Infinity War & Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (December 28th, 2018)

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88th Academy Award Winners

Listen, I can’t be mad because the same thing happened a few years ago when “12 Years A Slave” won having only won Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress, while “Gravity” had taken home 7 Oscars including Best Directing. So “The Revenant” wins Best Directing, Best Cinematography, and Best Leading Actor, yet does not pull off Best Picture. I do know which film I’ll … Read More 88th Academy Award Winners

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2016 Oscars Challenge: [37] “Spotlight” – 6 nominations

“SPOTLIGHT” {click each category for individual look} // Produced by Blye Pagon Faust, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin, and Michael Sugar // Directed by Tom McCarthy // // Dated Viewed: Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 // BLU-RAY //  5 films – 5 days //

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Tuesday Releases: The Good Dinosaur & Spotlight

FEBRUARY 23RD, 2016 New Releases Entertainment Extraction (2015) The Girl In The Book The Good Dinosaur The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar My All-American Secret In Their Eyes Spotlight The Summer of Sangaile

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Oscars Watch: 88th Academy Awards Nominations

88TH ACADEMY AWARDS NOMINATION – RESULTS Best Picture “The Big Short” “Bridge Of Spies” “Sicario” || “Brooklyn” “Carol” “Mad Max: Fury Road” “The Martian” “The Revenant” “Straight Outta Compton” || “Room” “Spotlight” Actor in a Leading Role Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo” Johnny Depp, “Black Mass” || Matt Damon, “The Martian” Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant” Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs” Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl” Actress in … Read More Oscars Watch: 88th Academy Awards Nominations

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Oscars Watch: 88th Academy Awards Nomination Predictions

88TH ACADEMY AWARDS NOMINATION – PERSONAL PREDICTIONS Best Picture “The Big Short” “Bridge Of Spies” “Carol” “Mad Max: Fury Road” “The Martian” “The Revenant” “Sicario” “Spotlight” “Straight Outta Compton” Actor in a Leading Role Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo” Johnny Depp, “Black Mass” Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant” Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs” Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl” Actress in a Leading Role Cate Blanchett, “Carol” Brie Larson, … Read More Oscars Watch: 88th Academy Awards Nomination Predictions

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Denver Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture: “Spotlight” Best Director: George Miller – “Mad Max: Fury Road” Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio – “The Revenant” Best Actress: Brie Larson – “Room” Best Supporting Actor: Sylvester Stallone – “Creed” Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander – “Ex Machina” Best Animated Film: “Inside Out” Best Science Fiction/Horror Film: “The Martian” Best Comedy: “What We Do In The Shadows” Best Original Screenplay: “Spotlight” – … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Denver Film Critics Society Awards

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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: 68th Annual Writers Guild Award Nominees

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY “Bridge Of Spies,” Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen “Sicario,” Taylor Sheridan “Spotlight,” Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy “Straight Outta Compton,” Jonathan Herman & Andrea Berloff “Trainwreck,” Amy Schumer ADAPTED SCREENPLAY “The Big Short,” Charles Randolph & Adam McKay “Carol,” Phyllis Nagy “The Martian,” Drew Goddard “Steve Jobs,” Aaron Sorkin “Trumbo,” John McNamara DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY “Being Canadian,” Robert Cohen “Going … Read More Oscars Watch: 68th Annual Writers Guild Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 27th Annual Producers Guild of America Award Nominees

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures “The Big Short” “Bridge Of Spies” “Brooklyn” “Ex Machina” “Mad Max: Fury Road” “The Martian” “The Revenant” “Sicario” “Spotlight” “Straight Outta Compton” The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures “Anomalisa” “The Good Dinosaur” “Inside Out” “Minions” “The Peanuts Movie” The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures “Amy” “The Hunting … Read More Oscars Watch: 27th Annual Producers Guild of America Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2015 St. Louis Film Critics Association Awards

Best Film: “Spotlight” Best Director: Tom McCarthy – “Spotlight”     (runner-up: George Miller – “Mad Max: Fury Road”) Best Actress: Brie Larson – “Room”     (runner-up: Saoirse Ronan – “Brooklyn”) Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio – “The Revenant”     (runner-up: Ian McKellen – “Mr. Holmes”) Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander – “Ex Machina”     (runner-up: Kristen Stewart –  “Clouds Of Sils Maria” & Rooney Mara, “Carol”) Best Supporting Actor: … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 St. Louis Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Picture: “Mad Max: Fury Road” Best Director: George Miller – “Mad Max: Fury Road” Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio – “The Revenant” Best Actress: Charlize Theron – “Mad Max: Fury Road” Best Supporting Actor: Michael Shannon – “99 Homes” Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander – “Ex Machina” Best Original Screenplay: “Spotlight” Best Adapted Screenplay: “The Big Short” Best Foreign Language Film: “Phoenix” Best Animated … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Picture: “Mad Max: Fury Road”     (runner-up: “Spotlight”) Best Director: George Miller – “Mad Max: Fury Road”     (runner-up: Todd Haynes, “Carol”) Best Actor: Paul Dano – “Love & Mercy”     (runner-up: Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”) Best Actress: Brie Larson – “Room”     (runner-up: Charlotte Rampling, “45 Years”) Best Supporting Actor: Oscar Isaac – “Ex Machina”     (runner-up: Michael Shannon, “99 Homes”) Best Supporting Actress: Kristen Stewart – … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Nevada Film Critics Society Awards

Best Film: “Spotlight” Best Director: Alejandro Iñárritu – “The Revenant” Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio – “The Revenant” Best Actress: Brie Larson – “Room” Best Supporting Actor: Tom Hardy – “The Revenant” Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander – “Ex Machina” Best Youth Performance: Jacob Tremblay – “Room” Best Original Screenplay: Tom McCarthy & Josh Singer – “Spotlight” Best Adapted Screenplay: Drew Goddard – “The Martian” … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Nevada Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture: “Spotlight” Best Director: Tom McCarthy – “Spotlight” Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio – “The Revenant” Best Actress: Brie Larson – “Room” Best Supporting Actor: Sylvester Stallone – “Creed” Best Supporting Actress: Elizabeth Banks – “Love & Mercy” Best Original Screenplay: Tom McCarthy & Josh Singer – “Spotlight” Best Adapted Screenplay: Drew Goddard – “The Martian” Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki – “The Revenant” Best Film Editing: Margaret Sixel – “Mad Max: … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 112 Original Scores Shortlisted for 88th Academy Awards – Minus “The Revenant”

What basically becomes a list of all the films released this year, the only surprise is that “The Revenant” does not make the list. The score was produced by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alva Noto, and Bryce Dessner, but for some reason it didn’t make the cut. Indiewire offers this: “Ryuichi Sakamoto’s score for “The Revenant” did not fit their criteria (they couldn’t separate out his … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 112 Original Scores Shortlisted for 88th Academy Awards – Minus “The Revenant”

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

Chicago shifts slightly back to giving “Mad Max: Fury Road” all the love, with Best Picture and Best Director for George Miller. Leonardo DiCaprio is now becoming the front-runner for Best Actor for his role in “The Revenant,” as long as he can fend off the strange “bear rape” headline that surfaced not too long ago. Another name that pops here that I’m praying … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Chicago Film Critics Association 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 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

Here’s what I’m hoping: that everyone’s love for the films that don’t feel like Academy films, like “Ex Machina” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” get honored at the Oscars. For too long, it feels like films are made to either be Oscar bait or not. And when the Academy extended Best Picture to possibly 10, they did so to integrate other worthy films. Now … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards

San Francisco presents yet another split between “Spotlight” and director George Miller that you have to expect this is definitely what people will be expecting come the Academy Awards. All the love for Saoirse Ronan and Michael Shannon should turn into Oscar nominations, but do not be surprised if Shannon doesn’t make the cut, because it almost seems too good to be true. Not … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

Although “Spotlight” again takes the top spot, finally a different director lands in the Best Director category, giving Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (“The Revenant”) a win. If he were to do so at the Oscars, he’d be in a very small club of directors that received back to back Oscars for Directing, having won last year for “Birdman.” Leonardo DiCaprio follows suit and wins for … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Indiana Film Critics Association Awards

Repeating yet again, Indiana Film Critics Association puts “Spotlight” in Best Picture and George Miller (“Mad Max: Fury Road”) in Best Director. Brie Larson (“Room”) for Best Actress is no surprise any longer but her young co-star Jacob Tremblay lands his first win. Long long long shot Greta Gerwig gets an unexpected win for “Mistress America” from Noah Baumbach while Mark Ruffalo finally lands … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Indiana Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

In the split that’s happening a lot, and is now being predicted by many of the pundits, “Spotlight” takes Best Film from the Detroit Film Critics, while George Miller (“Mad Max: Fury Road”) takes Best Director. Michael Caine comes in with his first Best Actor win for “Youth,” while Liev Shreiber gets his first for “Spotlight,” something he’ll be facing Mark Ruffalo and Michael … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Detroit Film Critics Society 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: 73rd Annual Golden Globe Nominees

The Golden Globe nominations are out and there are no huge surprises here. The thing about the Golden Globes is that the Hollywood Foreign Press has so many categories that it’s as if no one gets left behind, which is a good case for why no more of the Academy’s categories need to be expanded. That’s why you get films like “Spy” and “Trainwreck” … Read More Oscars Watch: 73rd Annual Golden Globe Nominees

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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 Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

“Spotlight” continues to steamroll the critics awards, with George Miller once again taking Best Director for “Mad Max: Fury Road.” The funny thing is, I could totally see this happening at the Oscars, giving the major prize to a film like “Spotlight” while honoring a tried and true director that deserves it like George Miller. For as much as people talked about “Mad Max: … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

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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

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Boston Society Of Film Critics Association Awards

If you’re keeping score at home, that’s two for “Mad Max: Fury Road” and two for “Spotlight,” plus one for “Carol.” Leonardo DiCaprio is officially on the board for his role in “The Revenant” despite tying with Paul Dano (“Love & Mercy” as well as Charlotte Rampling (“45 Years”) landing on the board as well. Kristen Stewart continues to surprise and there’s really no … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Boston Society Of Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 New York Film Critics Online Awards

According to most who have any idea about the Oscars, “Spotlight,” so far, is the film to beat this year. Although I have not seen it yet, just from the looks of it, I feel like it might be a tough one to push through, but again, that is completely speculative. New York Film Critics Online give it the first big win of the … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 New York Film Critics Online Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards

And “Mad Max: Fury Road” gets on the board in a big way thanks to the Boston Online Film Critics Association, giving it the top honor of Best Picture, along with Best Director for George Miller, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and Best Original Score. “Creed” also lands on the board, and after seeing it yesterday, I can attest to its brilliance, especially in favor … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards

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Theatrical Releases: Spectre & The Peanuts Movie

BROOKLYN || Saoirse Ronan is making a run at the Oscars this year, and a mighty good one at that, being right alongside Brie Larson (“Room”) on most people’s predictions. Ronan is much deserving as she has always been a super talented actress. Now holding the reigns as the lead in “Brooklyn,” about a young Irish woman moving to America in the ’50s, she … Read More Theatrical Releases: Spectre & The Peanuts Movie