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Here are the weekly Oscar predictions: Oscar predix At the box office: Ridley Scott’s The Martian made a giant leap to claim the Number one spot at the box office, earning $55 million on its opening weekend. Hotel Transylvania 2 came in second with $33 million, and the new drug cartel thriller Sicario starring Benicio Del […]

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The film Suffragette is now being called out by a really bored media for a not so smart move of quoting the film and putting that on a t-shirt. Here is the offending piece of promotional material: The t-shirt is offensive if you think it refers to human bondage suffered by millions at the hands […]

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Two big movies hit the Oscar race this week. Ridley Scott’s wildly entertaining crowdpleaser, The Martian and Steven Spielberg’s contemplative, cerebral Bridge of Spies. Both films celebrate the goodness in people. Both films affirm human ingenuity and problem solving in life or death situations. Both films leave you feeling good by the end, and more […]

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Just when I was sitting here wishing we could see more movies like Sicario, John Hillcoat rolls up. A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town. Starring Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Aaron Paul, Anthony Mackie, Gal Gadot, Woody […]

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Steven Spielberg is evolving as a man, a filmmaker and an American legend. While he’s never shied away from the “big issues” humanity has faced — like the Holocaust — he is at heart a great entertainer. With Lincoln and now Bridge of Spies his work has turned inward, to the place where questions of […]
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Pulling in $55 million this weekend, The Martian has very nearly matched Gravity’s record October opening of $55.8 million set two years ago. The Martian’s $100 million worldwide haul represents 95% of its hard-core sci-fi production cost. Meanwhile, hard-core R-rated Sicario opened wide and jacked its earnings to $25 million worldwide, well on it’s way […]
SANTA BARBARA, CA - OCTOBER 03:  Jane Fonda accepts award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's 10th Annual Kirk Douglas Awards Honoring Jane Fonda at Bacara Resort and Spa on October 3, 2015 in Santa Barbara, California.  (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images for Santa Barbara International Film Festival)

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Jane Fonda’s career played before a crowd of around 300 hundred or so at the Baraca Resort in Santa Barbara. She was being honored last night by the Santa Barbara Film Festival with the Kirk Douglas award. The clips showed an always engaged Fonda who had the ability to keep her emotions just under the […]
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It’s no secret that Robert De Niro is one of the greatest actors that ever lived. Just look at the list of classics: Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, The Godfather Part II, The Deer Hunter, The King of Comedy, Once Upon a Time in America, Brazil, The Untouchables, Midnight Run, Goodfellas, Cape Fear, Heat, and Casino. […]

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The Oscars are like a tree. Anne Thompson’s theory about building a Best Picture contender “branch by branch” is spot on. From the early days of Oscar until now, almost every category that can relate back to Best Picture almost always does. Aye, but here’s the rub: how to find Best Director now when the […]

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Directed by Luca Guadagnino, and starring Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson, Matthias Schoenaerts and Tilda Swinton. Rock legend Marianne Lane is recuperating on the volcanic island of Pantelleria with her partner Paul when iconoclast record producer and old flame Harry unexpectedly arrives with his daughter Penelope and interrupts their holiday, bringing with him an A-bomb blast […]

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The year began with a film that was pushed into this year from the previous year, The Clouds of Sils Maria, still one of the best two-handers to feature women. Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart wandering through the world of aging, fame, the art of acting and relationships between women. It goes without saying that […]

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Denis Villeneuve is not a filmmaker who sees the light at the end of the tunnel. If you’ve ever seen any one of his movies you’ll know that there is a sense of dread and uneasiness to every frame, the feeling that nothing good will happen and that everything is just wrong. Yet, the 47-year-old […]

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The decision definitely ups the profile of the dubious Broadcast Television Film Critics but might it diminish the appeal of the film awards? It will be more like the Golden Globes, which also do TV, only with a bazillion more categories to hand out – unless they decide to cut the film awards way, way […]
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The AFI Film Fest is positioning itself well lately in terms of late breaking Oscar gets. Lots of publicity, big stars and press ensure a film can stand out, as happened last year with American Sniper and Selma. Angelina Jolie’s By the Sea and The Big Short are two other films that will play the […]

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With the Academy’s October 1 deadline just around the corner, here is where you can watch the trailers for the films that have been submitted by countries from around the world. To qualify, all films must have had a release date between October 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015 in their respective countries. The Academy […]

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