Hollywood Contenders: Oscar predictions

May 29, 2016

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Potential Academy Award players from Cannes

Fri, May 27 2016


Now that the 2016 Cannes Film Festival is safely in our rearview mirror, we can do what always happens a few days after the fest concludes…try and find some Oscar buzz! Yes, Cannes this year had some definite movies that will be in the conversation for Academy Award nominations, though as I said earlier in the week, it likely won ... READ MORE
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“X-Men: Apocalypse” is another epic mutant battle

Thu, May 26 2016


Did you know that the X-Men franchise is currently the longest running superhero franchise out there? Well, it is, which might surprise you. Though it didn’t get off the ground as early as the Batman or Superman franchises did, this one, which got going about 16 years ago, has managed to put out more product and sustain with the sam ... READ MORE
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“Alice Through the Looking Glass” will continue to print money for Disney

Wed, May 25 2016


Disney certainly knows how to craft financially successful films. Especially when they take their animated classics and adapt them into live action features, the Mouse basically has a formula all but down pat. Opening this week, Alice Through the Looking Glass is the latest in that endeavor, one which was executed to tremendous effect rec ... READ MORE
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Oscar Isaac might be the most exciting actor in Hollywood

Tue, May 24 2016


For my money, there are few actors right now doing better work than Oscar Isaac currently is. Since he’s burst on to the scene and transitioned from a working character actor to a scene stealer and leading man, he’s taken the industry by storm. For those unaware, X-Men: Apocalypse is Isaac’s next project and the latest i ... READ MORE
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Ken Loach’s “I, Daniel Blake” wins the Palme d’Or at Cannes

Mon, May 23 2016


Yesterday, the 2016 Cannes Film Festival wrapped up with the distribution of a number of awards. Of course, the jury, this time around led by George Miller, threw us some real curveballs, but Cannes surprises when the Palme d’Or is given out is more or less par for the course. Especially considering how this was apparently a weak ye ... READ MORE
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Cannes 2016 Palme d’Or predictions

Fri, May 20 2016

In just a few day’s time, we’ll know who and what will emerged victorious from this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Yes, over the weekend, the jury at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival will be deliberating and deciding on the newest group of ... READ MORE
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“Weiner” is one of the best political documentaries in some time

Thu, May 19 2016

More often than not, a documentary tends to be about something you previously were not fully educated on or not even aware of. In this case, however, Weiner happens to be on a subject and about a person that already fascinates me. Somehow though, ... READ MORE
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“The Nice Guys” is a phenomenal comedic showcase for Ryan Gosling

Wed, May 18 2016


As a huge fan of Ryan Gosling and Shane Black’s underrated Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, I had a pretty good feeling that The Nice Guys was right up my alley. So, perhaps it wasn’t a shock that I loved this movie. Still, it was an absolute pleasure to watch Black again ace the buddy cop genre. As much fun as anything I’ve seen th ... READ MORE
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Seth Rogen has a surprisingly progressive comedy sequel hit in “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising”

Tue, May 17 2016


I’m fairly certain that no one was calling for a sequel to the comedy hit Neighbors. That being said, I think that Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising is probably better than anyone could have expected it to be. Opening this week, the film is a surprising triumph, a comedy sequel that might even be better than the original. At the very lea ... READ MORE
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“Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” enlists a top notch Trailer

Mon, May 16 2016


Late last week, we got a hell of a Trailer for what could be a major Oscar player this year. The film in question? Well, it’s none other than Ang Lee’s upcoming take on Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. I’ve read this book and can vouch for it as a quality drama, though not one that I’d initially have pegged a ... READ MORE
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