July 11, 2015

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The biggest surprises from Oscar nomination morning

A few days ago, I posted a list of the biggest snubs from the Oscar nomination announcement. Now, I want to take a look at the flip side of that, running down some of the biggest surprises from that morning. There were plenty of both, to be sure, but with[...]

Movies to look forward to at the Sundance Film Festival

This week, the Sundance Film Festival gets underway, seeking to highlight the best in independent film. I won’t be in Park City this year, sadly, though I have been in the past and can vouch for it as a really unique and enjoyable (if exhausting) festival to attend. In honor[...]

The biggest snubs from Oscar nomination morning

After a few days (and a weekend) to digest what the Academy did with their Oscar nominations, I wanted to chime in now with a look at the biggest snubs from that fateful morning. There has been a lot of attention paid to a handful of snubs, but there are[...]

How “American Sniper” became Clint Eastwood’s biggest hit to date

Over the past few weeks, Clint Eastwood’s second 2014 release (after the mostly ignored musical Jersey Boys) American Sniper has gone from an also ran in the awards race to a Best Picture nominee and a huge financial success. What started with an incredibly profitable limited opening has morphed now[...]

Michael Moore attacks “American Sniper”

Documentarian Michael Moore last week attacked Clint Eastwood’s movie, “American Sniper” by making statements like: “My dad always said, Snipers are cowards. They don’t believe in a fair fight. Like someone coming up from behind you and coldcocking you. Just isn’t right. It’s cowardly to shoot a person in the[...]

George Lucas slams Oscars for snubbing David Oyelowo and Ava DuVernay – “Selma”

“The thing about the Academy is it’s a political campaign. It has nothing to do with artistic endeavor at all,” said George Lucas on “CBS This Morning” after the highly publicized Oscar snubs of “Selma” director Ava DuVernay and star David Oyelowo. BELOW LISTEN TO GEORGE LUCAS INTERVIEW: Nominations for the 87th[...]

A Post Oscar Nomination Prediction Update

A full day later, it’s still hard to completely make sense of the Academy Award nominations that went down yesterday morning. Oscar voters nominated who and what they wanted to, seemingly without much of the traditional rhyme and reason that they utilize. As such, one might be tempted to say[...]

Making sense of the Academy Award nominations

Wow. After all that build up, including months of analysis, the Academy still managed to surprise us. I knew that we were going to get a shocker or two, but early this morning the Oscar nominations threw everyone, myself included, for a bit of a loop. I’m sure you all[...]

Congratulations to ALL Oscar® nominees including the 15 recipients of the 2014 Hollywood Film Awards®.

Congratulations to ALL Oscar® nominees including the 15 recipients of the 2014 Hollywood Film Awards®. Below, both above and below the line, HFAs honorees that were nominated by the Academy Thursday.. Steve Carell in “Foxcatcher,” Benedict Cumberbatch in “The Imitation Game,” Michael Keaton in “Birdman,”  Eddie Redmayne in “The Theory[...]

2015 OSCARS: And the Nominees are…

Directors Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams, actor Chris Pine and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the nominations for the 87th Academy Awards® today (January 15). For the first time, nominees in all 24 categories were announced live. Cuarón and Abrams announced the nominees in 11 categories at 5:30 a.m.[...]
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