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Stream Guide: High Noon & Whiplash

There’s a few Academy Award players in this week’s batch, including the Natalie Portman led “Jackie” and the music drama “Whiplash,” which won J.K. Simmons the Academy Award. Classics make up most of the list, with Brian De Palma’s “Scarface,” the coming-of-age drama “My Girl,” the fantasy classic “The Neverending Story,” and the Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly led “High Noon.” “High Noon” isn’t … Read More Stream Guide: High Noon & Whiplash

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Crush: October 4th Birthdays including two 90s stars

Finding myself with a free moment today, I saw that some of my favorite 90s stars had birthdays today. It’s always fun to see how these actresses connect whether by what they star in, what their characters represent, or just small coincidences. For example, Neve Campbell and Lacey Chabert have both had recent birthdays and both starred on the television series Party Of Five … Read More Crush: October 4th Birthdays including two 90s stars

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Tuesday Releases: Big Hero 6, Horrible Bosses 2, & Whiplash

FEBRUARY 24TH, 2015 New Releases Beyond The Lights Big Hero 6 Horrible Bosses 2 Whiplash

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87th Academy Award Winners

Proving to be one of the toughest years yet for completing the Oscar Challenge since I started 6 years ago, with life getting in the way in the best possible ways, I was still able to see every film that was readily available to me, viewing 43 of the 45 films nominated and all 15 short films. The two missing films were “Glen Campbell: … Read More 87th Academy Award Winners

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87th Annual Academy Awards Predictions

Having fallen behind on the Oscar Challenge, today will be my last ditch effort to see all the films I have yet to see. There are also two films as of today that I cannot find; “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me” and “The Salt Of The Earth”. There’s still a dead heat between “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” and “Boyhood”, Alejandro G. … Read More 87th Annual Academy Awards Predictions

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Oscars Watch: 87th Academy Awards Nominations

Best Picture “American Sniper” “Birdman” “Boyhood” “Gone Girl” “The Grand Budapest Hotel” “The Imitation Game” “Selma” “The Theory Of Everything” “Whiplash” Actor in a Leading Role Steve Carrell, “Foxcatcher” Bradley Cooper, “American Sniper” Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game” Michael Keaton, “Birdman” Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory Of Everything” Actress in a Leading Role Amy Adams, “Big Eyes” || Marion Cotillard, “Two Days, One Night” Felicity … Read More Oscars Watch: 87th Academy Awards Nominations

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Oscars Watch: 87th Academy Awards Nomination Predictions

Best Picture “American Sniper” “Birdman” “Boyhood” “Gone Girl” “The Grand Budapest Hotel” “The Imitation Game” “Selma” “The Theory Of Everything” “Whiplash” (If 10, “Foxcatcher” or “Nightcrawler”) Actor in a Leading Role Steve Carrell, “Foxcatcher” Bradley Cooper, “American Sniper” Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game” Michael Keaton, “Birdman” Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory Of Everything” Actress in a Leading Role Amy Adams, “Big Eyes” Felicity Jones, “The … Read More Oscars Watch: 87th Academy Awards Nomination Predictions

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Oscars Watch: 67th Annual Writers Guild Award Nominees

Don’t expect “Guardians Of The Galaxy” to get a nomination for the Best Adapted Screenplay at the Oscars, but enjoy the honor from the Writers Guild. This should show you just how wide open the Adapted field is, with “Gone Girl” and “The Imitation Game” being the only locks in this category. Notably missing because of their ineligibility under the Guild rules are “Birdman” … Read More Oscars Watch: 67th Annual Writers Guild Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 26th Annual Producers Guild of America Award Nominees

The Producers Guild nominations are the closest look that we will get at the Best Picture category before Oscar nominations come out next week. Obviously “Birdman” and “Boyhood” are no surprises, as they are locked and ready for a heated battle for the gold. “The Grand Budapest Hotel”, “The Imitation Game”, and “The Theory Of Everything” are basically clinched as well, while “Foxcatcher” and … Read More Oscars Watch: 26th Annual Producers Guild of America Award Nominees

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Spotlight: Ten Favorite Films Of 2014

Even though this was one of my busiest years yet, I still had time to see over 350 films, a third of which were released in 2014. I saw old classics that I had never seen before like “Amelie” and “Spirited Away” and new classics like “Birdman” and “Joe”. I completed my Oscar Challenge this past January-February, which was 46 days, 42 films, and … Read More Spotlight: Ten Favorite Films Of 2014

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Indiana Film Critics Association Awards

The big question everyone is asking is: “can Boyhood win when it counts?” which is at the Oscars. Yes, it has been cleaning up through the film critics awards, but they love their independent darlings. Oscar, on the hand, is a mixed bag. Personally, I am hoping for a “Birdman” win on the big night, but most people that I know are in the … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Indiana Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 114 Original Scores Shortlisted for 87th Academy Awards

As with every year around this time, Best Original Score has barely been narrowed down, with 114 of the best scores still in contention. With 109 of these composers going home unhappy, the field is wide open for this one. The ones to watch out for are almost always the Academy favorites like Hans Zimmer (“Interstellar”), Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (“Gone Girl”), and … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 114 Original Scores Shortlisted for 87th Academy Awards