December 11, 2016

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Bruce Dern introduces himself to a whole new generation in “The Hateful Eight”

There are many, many things to like about Quentin Tarantino’s new film The Hateful Eight. A great deal of them are being talked about all throughout the industry by various writers, but one aspect of Tarantino’s eighth outing is being woefully neglected. What is that? Well, the supporting turn by[...]

Hollywood Contenders – Ten hopefuls remain in the race for Best Visual Effects

Tell me if this one sounds familiar to you…yesterday, a shortlist for one of the Academy Award technical categories was released. Yes, Oscar now has taken the Best Visual Effects category, which just two weeks ago released a (long) list of 20 contenders, and whittled it down to simply ten[...]

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” sets box office records with a $529,000,000 worldwide opening

Well, this won’t really surprise anybody, but Star Wars: The Force Awakens did really well this weekend. Yes, with a domestic opening at the box office of $247,000,000 (not to mention an A Cinemascore), audiences throughout the United States joined critics in worshipping this return to the Star Wars saga.[...]

Hollywood Contenders – 112 Films are up for Best Original Score

Late last week, we had another shortlist hit the internet, courtesy of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (or AMPAS, as we all know by now). This one concerned which films were eligible to compete in the Oscar category of Best Original Score. Basically, the Academy decided that[...]

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in Best Picture? Updated Oscar Predictions

If it’s a Friday late in the year, it must be time for an update to my predictions. Of course, it’s not just any Friday today though, it’s the release date for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I’m saving a more in depth look at the film until Monday (with[...]

Hollywood Contenders – Nine finalists are left in the race for Best Foreign Language Feature nominations

Yesterday, the Academy announced the nine films that are left in the running for the five slots in Best Foreign Language Feature. As you might expect, the movies put on the short list here include both some surprising inclusions as well as some odd snubs. It’s a tight race for[...]

Can “Spotlight” win the Oscar for Best Picture without any acting nominees?

Folks, something kind of strange is going on with these early precursors. Well, maybe not strange, but noteworthy at the least. Basically, as Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight continues to establish itself as the Best Picture frontrunner at the Oscars, its grip on acting nominations is loosening more and more. What initially[...]

Hollywood Contenders – Could Paul Dano be a bigger Oscar contender than some think for “Love & Mercy”?

Over the course of the awards season so far, specifically during the precursors, no one has had a quicker ride to the top tier of contention than Paul Dano. Originally, it seemed like his excellent work in Love & Mercy was destined to be overlooked, but then something interesting happened…he[...]

Always Unusual Face for Best Original Song Features Lady Gaga, Eminem as Contenders

“Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” “Moon River.” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.” “Lose Yourself.” There’s no question that original songs that began in movies have become iconic pieces of both composing and filmmaking. And yet the Academy Award for Best Original Song is frequently one of Oscar’s most derided categories. To[...]

AFI’s Top Ten list is the first to cite “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

There’s no shortage of Top Ten lists out there in the world, I know. That being said, every so often one is of special interest. A few hours ago, the American Film Institute (or AFI) released their Top Ten list for 2015 and they’re officially the first to have Star[...]
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