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The Television Academy has nominated FX’s Louie before but only awarded it Writing awards. It’s time for the Emmys to recognize exactly how groundbreaking and unique the comedy series is. In ADTV’s Making the Case series, Clarence Moye takes a look at what makes Louie Season Five tick and why the Emmys should reward this excellent […]

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Finding Dorie gets a new still and some casting news, as follows: The Good Dinosaur   Riley’s First Date, the short film made its World Film Premiere and will be included as a bonus feature in the digital HD & Blu-ray releases of Disney·Pixar’s “Inside Out,” which will be available digitally Oct. 13 and on Blu-ray Nov. […]
Carey Mulligan as Maud in SUFFRAGETTE

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This year’s Best Actress race has so far been mostly dominated by performances already seen at Cannes and Sundance. At the top of that list would be Saoirse Ronan for Brooklyn, Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara for Carol, Bel Polowy for Diary of a Teenage Girl, Emily Blunt for Sicario, along with Charlize Theron for Mad Max: […]
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I caught up with Pawn Sacrifice a week or so ago but needed time to ruminate on the film before writing about it. I am a bit of a chess geek with a fondness for Fischer’s game. Fischer himself was off his rocker for a variety of reasons though no one was ever able to […]

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The New York Film Fest looks a lot like the Cannes lineup with several repeats that were well received there, like The Lobster, Carol and The Assassin. Steve Jobs, Bridge of Spies and The Walk are the big movies to land there and I suspect among the most popular screenings. Of the films I’m personally […]
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The Year of the Man marches on with Bradley Cooper in Burnt. Oh look, there’s Emma Thompson propping him up – and look, there’s Siena Miller helping him out. I kid. I’m sure it has to be better than this trailer because it was picked up the Weinstein Co. and their instincts are usually spot […]
Hank Williams. Originally published unknown. Scanned for Hollywood Walk of Fame Project.

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Tom Hiddleston emerges as American country music icon Hank Williams. The pic will be directed by producer Marc Abraham. I SAW THE LIGHT is based on Colin Escott’s award-winning biography and stars Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Bradley Whitford, David Krumholtz and Cherry Jones. RatPac Entertainment’s Brett Ratner and Bron Studios’ Aaron L. Gilbert produced the […]

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download Craig Kennedy, Ryan Adams and I discuss 1933 and the 5th Annual Academy Awards. They weren’t as exciting as the previous year or the following year but it was the first ceremony to include the short categories, mainly because short films were popular but especially animated shorts, specifically, […]

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The successful career of 1940s screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) comes to a crushing end when he and other Hollywood figures are blacklisted for their political beliefs. TRUMBO (directed by Jay Roach) tells the story of his fight against the U.S. government and studio bosses in a war over words and freedom, which entangled everyone […]
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It’s been hard to find much to get excited about for Oscars 2015 – though the season isn’t yet upon us. That starts in a few weeks with Venice and Telluride. Tarantino gives his fans what they want and rarely deviates from that formula, especially in the latter part of his career. Here is The […]

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One year ago today, we lost Robin Williams, one of greatest comedic talents in American history. In remembrance of his gifts and the gifts he gave to us, we’re reposting Daniel Smith-Rowsey‘s heartfelt tribute — a celebration of the life of a consummate performer, “often imitated but never equaled; no one could quite be him.” […]

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The Toronto International Film Festival has announced more films to be screened in its line up. Je Suis Charlie, a documentary about the attack on the victims of Charlie Hebdo will receive its World Premiere. Patrick Stewart’s highly anticipated Green Room will open Midnight Madness. The Midnight Madness slate will also include The Girl In […]

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You might wonder why Scorsese would be interested in the 19th century’s most prolific serial killer in The Devil in White City but what I think draws him to the project, other than working again with DiCaprio, is the opportunity to bring the World’s Fair to life. Amid the spectacle of the 1893 World’s Fair, […]

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This tingle I feel from Louder than Bombs is overshadowed somewhat by the bummer of realizing the 50-second teaser is better than almost every movie at the All-American multiplex right now. So imagine the gloom-clouded thrill I get from these 5 minutes of clips. An upcoming exhibition celebrating photographer Isabelle Reed three years after her […]

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In the latest update of Oscar Poker (Oscar Podcast is still ongoing), Jeff Wells and I talked about the packed Best Actor race and a strange phenomenon rising as a result.  With many films coming up that are considered “two handers,” as in, no clear lead but two co-leads, it seems as though the supporting actor […]

The State of the Race


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 ...


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The 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were handed out tonight and proved HBO total dominance of the current television landscape, wining TV Movie for Bessie, Limited Series for Olive Kitteridge, Comedy ...
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Awards Daily TV’s Joey Moser thinks it’s criminal that Orange is the New Black is only nominated for 4 Emmys. Did everyone think that everyone else was going to nominate ...



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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 ...


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There is buzz about Creed that’s being kept on the downlow. If it really is as good as some people are saying there’s a tiny chance it could crack the ...
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