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Tomorrowland stars George Clooney and was directed by the very talented Brad Bird. But it’s still a movie based on a Disneyland ride. There is just no getting around that fact. No one seems to be bothered by this particularly – pre awareness being the name of the game now.It will make shitloads of money. […]
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Rope of Silicon’s Brad Brevet has waded the territory of early Oscar predictions. He’s humble enough to admit nobody knows anything and that only three from his list last year ended up making it to the final race. Things are going to change significantly if the Academy decides to go ...
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Lawrence O’Donnell takes time off hounding Hilary about her emails to do what he does best: pay serious respect to serious issues, talking to Ava DuVernay about Selma the movie and Selma the movement. What other Best Picture nominees are still making news?
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The plot: “Based on the play by Alan Bennett, The Lady in the Van tells the story of Miss Shepherd, an elderly woman who lived in a van on the playwright’s property. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, The Lady in the Van tells the story of Bennett’s friendship with Miss Shepherd ...
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The next Gillian Flynn novel to hit the big screen will be Charlize Theron in Dark Places. Flynn was obsessed with the Clutter murders as a child, which helps to explain some of her interest in dark and creepy characters dwelling under the layers of normal society. This film is ...
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“I don’t know that my family nor my soul could take it,” Neil Patrick Harris told The Huffington Post about hosting the Oscars. “It’s a beast. It was fun to check off the list, but for the amount of time spent and the understandable opinionated response, I don’t know that ...
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Remember when Ian McKellen didn’t win for the most excellent Gods and Monsters? Yeah, remember who did win? Oh, Oscar. How you love your epic fails. Either way, McKellen is back with Mr. Holmes, the story of the great detective in retirement, also directed by Bill Condon. Here’s a look ...
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The first major Oscar contender to emerge this year is probably Brooklyn, at least so far. Well, it will certainly put the Oscar voters to the test as this one is actually about — brace yourselves — a woman. Yes, a whole woman, not a woman as she relates to ...
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The Hollywood Reporter says that the Academy are seriously thinking of going back to five. What that really means is that they might finally take the action they’ve been wanting to take for the past five years. Some time after they switched their voting from five to ten, and then ...
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Deadline reports exclusively that Warner Bros and Steven Spielberg have won a heated bidding war to bring Lynsey Addario’s It’s What I do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War to the big screen.  Lawrence will star, beating out other potential bidders like Reese Witherspoon, Darren Aronofsky and Natalie Portman, ...
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This decade has so far been a transitional decade for movies. We are living in an exciting, confusing time where superhero movies, sequels and popular book adaptations are becoming the foundation at the box office. If the notion of an original, creative, idea seems to be lost and forgotten, there ...
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There are some Oscar Best Picture winners that are beyond question. Their win is expected, noted and ultimately accepted because no other film can beat them in the season. Somehow, though, just by being a frontrunner a film is often the object of scorn from those who follow and write ...
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A terrifying shift has taken place in Hollywood. The way film is discussed online for the past ten years, really springing from the rise of fanboy culture, has all but erased the need for stories about women. When all anyone can talk about is male-driven comic book and/or superhero films, action ...
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This is a moment of significance that really can’t be overlooked. At first I thought the story was that it was the first time in Oscar history that there had been five winners from foreign countries to win Best Director consecutively. So I did a bit of research and I ...
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The feature documentary, “SHOUT GLADI GLADI,” co-directed by Adam Friedman and Iain Kennedy, focuses on women’s health in Africa with a particular emphasis on fistula, a common, debilitating condition that turns once healthy women into outcasts. Academy-Award winning actress Meryl Streep will lend her voice to narrate the film. The ...
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How many movies do you see every year? I’m talking new movies and old. Some people go to the movies once a month. Some people see one a week. I’ll bet some of us here watch a movie almost every day. I’m quite sure that there are people who bought ...
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Actually our contest produced TWO WINNERS in the Oscar contest. Jason Simpson, who missed only editing and director, and Lorenzo Cusano who missed original screenplay and animated feature. The new tallys are below. Previously: Unfortunately, there were virtually no surprises except Best Animated Feature. How closely you aligned yourself with ...

The State of the Race

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During out latest podcastof Oscar Poker, Jeff Wells and I contemplated the idea that this could be a year where the Best Picture race might depart from last year’s lineup ...
In this photo provided by the Producers Guild of America, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu accepts the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for outstanding producer of theatrical motion pictures for “Birdman” on stage at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision for Producers Guild of America/AP Images)

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In a year where the outlook appeared to be barren without Breaking Bad and True Detective in contention, House of Cards began as the default Emmy consensus front-runner earlier this ...
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ADTV continues its Making the Case series with today’s entry for HBO’s Silicon Valley to win Outstanding Comedy Series. Clarence praises the shaggy-dog nature of the workplace sitcom and engaging ...
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The new offical U.S trailer for Macbeth has arrived, teasing epic battles. Michael Fassbender plays the menacing Macbeth and Marion Cotillard plays his scheming Lady Macbeth. Filmed on the Scottish ...
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The first trailer for Victor Frankenstein starring Daniel Radcliffe as Igor and James McAvoy as Frankenstein has been unveiled by 20th Century Fox. You know the story, Doctor Frankenstein creates ...
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