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An Early Glimpse at some Advance Oscar Predictions

Now that we’re officially a quarter of the way through 2014, I figured I’d debut my year in advance Academy Award predictions. These are actually the ones that I came up with back in March the night of the Oscars, so they’re not the most up to date, but they’re a good starting point for the season. I’m also excluding winners this time out, just so we can start slowly. Depending on how the season progresses, these can evolve into weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly posts, so for now we’ll play it by ear. I’m always keen to share predictions though, so it’s safe to say that this won’t be an infrequent series.
Basically, I see this season as one that could really favor Tim Burton’s Big Eyes, Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher, David Fincher’s Gone Girl, Jason Reitman’s Men, Women, & Children, and Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken. If I had to pick way too early frontrunners, Foxcatcher and Unbroken would be the two. They seem to have potential for across the board appeal, and that’s something an early contender always wants to have in its corner. Nobody knows anything at this point, but if you had a gun to your head, those two are the ones that seem safest to back right now.
Other titles you should keep in mind are Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, Josh Boone’s The Fault in Our Stars, Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice, and Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, just to name a few. The vast majority of contenders are sight unseen right now though, so everything is purely speculation, and will be well until the fall. We’ll know some more soon, but all won’t be revealed for many months. That’s part of the fun of all this though, at least for me. I love seeing how it all unfolds and tracking how my predictions evolve/if any of my long shots wind up coming to fruition. It’s all educated guesswork, but I pride myself on being a decent prognosticator, so I try to keep track of it all. You’ll all get to be the judge throughout 2014, and this isn’t a bad place to begin. My final predictions rarely resemble these initial ones, but it could be fun to compare those as well too…later on, of course.
Below you can find my aforementioned initial set of predictions for the big eight categories at the Oscars. Next time I’ll do all of the categories and give [...]

“Gangster Squad” Review by Kirk Honeycutt

“Gangster Squad” is a western masquerading as a gangster movie. It takes place in the Wild West — a virtually lawless 1949 Los Angeles — and some very bad dudes hold the town hostage.
All the law can do is round up a bunch of good guys willing to be as bad as the bad guys and then run ‘em out of town.
As these things go, this Warner Bros. production has an unusually starry cast and striking look with vintage cars and glistening period effects that pop off the screen.
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Opens: January 11, 2013 (Warner Bros.)
Production companies: Warner Bros. Pictures presents in association with Village Roadshow Pictures a Lin Pictures/Kevin McCormick production
Cast: Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte, Emma Stone, Anthony Mackie, Giovanni Ribisi, Michael Peña, Robert Patrick, Mireille Enos
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Screenwriter: Will Beall
Based on the book by: Paul Lieberman
Producers: Dan Lin, Kevin McCormick, Michael Tadross
Executive producers: Ruben Fleischer, Paul Lieberman, Bruce Berman
Director of photography: Dion Beebe
Production designer: Maher Ahmad
Music: Steve Jablonsky
Costume designer: Mary Zophres
Editor: Alan Baumgarten, James Herbert
R rating, 113 minutes
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Emma Stone and Seth MacFarlane to Announce Oscar Nominations

Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards® will be announced by the show’s host, Seth MacFarlane, and actress Emma Stone on Thursday, January 10. This will be the first time since 1972 that an Oscar show host has participated in the nominations announcement.
MacFarlane and Stone will unveil the nominations at a 5:30 a.m. PT news conference at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, where hundreds of media representatives from around the world will be gathered.
Since the first nominations announcement in 1964, the Academy president has been joined by one or more co-announcers at the event. This year the Academy will break with tradition when MacFarlane, who was named Oscar show host in October, joins Stone on Oscar nominations morning. Charlton Heston (1972) was the only other show host to participate in the nominations announcement.
Stone starred in the 2011 Best Picture nominee “The Help” and the summer release “The Amazing Spider-Man.” Her other film credits include “Superbad,” “Zombieland,” “Easy A” and “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” Stone will be seen in “Gangster Squad” later this month and in “The Croods,” due out in March.
Nominations information for all categories will be distributed to news media in attendance and via the Internet on the official Academy Awards website, www.oscar.com.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.
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Emma Stone allegedly has sex tape that could be released

HollywoodNews.com: Emma Stone might want to watch out because it is rumored that she has a sex tape out there that could eventually be released to the public.
Stone allegedly made the tape before she was famous, but now that she is a household name, the person in possession of it might have some plans for it, states RadarOnline. The tape is reportedly still with the person who made it with her, but the temptation of a big payday for selling it might be too much for that person.
Considering she has a red hot career, Stone doesn’t really want something like this rumored tape coming out.
Do you think she has a sex tape?
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Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield reportedly buy pricey home

HollywoodNews.com: Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield are apparently very serious about each other as it is rumored they recently bought a $2.5 million home in Beverly Hills.
The two reportedly purchased a 3,862-square-foot, four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom house, states RadarOnline. The new home is reportedly in a private, gated community and includes a breakfast room with a fireplace and a lush backyard with a pool.
It is unknown whose name is on the title to the home, but it is believed that they have made the choice to purchase together.
Do you think they will last?
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Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield not rushing romance

HollywoodNews.com: Although they seem to be a bit inseparable, it is rumored that Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield are not at all interested in rushing their romance.
They have allegedly been enjoying a break from work and are happy to just spend time together right now, states UsMagazine.com. But, both are still reportedly very focused on work and not concerned about taking the next step.
While fans might want them to get engaged and start planning a wedding, it sounds like that won’t be happening anytime soon. Instead, the two will be working on reprising their roles in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2.’
Do you think they’ll last?
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Los Angeles Times to be Presenting Sponsor for 2012 Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Film Awards

HollywoodNews.com: Entering their sixteenth year, the Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Film Awards announced today that the Los Angeles Times will be the Presenting Sponsor of this year’s festival and star-studded gala.
“We are very honored and excited to have the Los Angeles Times as our Presenting Sponsor,” said founder and CEO Carlos de Abreu. “The Times is a Hollywood institution, and their support and leadership will help take the festival and awards to the next level.”
The festival, which starts October 18, encompasses five days of screenings at ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood and culminates with the prestigious Hollywood Film Awards Gala on October 22. The event honors cherished stars and up-and-coming talent, and traditionally kicks off the film awards season with the biggest stars and top industry executives in attendance. Times publisher and Tribune Company CEO Eddy Hartenstein will present one of the evening’s special awards, with details to be announced next month.
“The Los Angeles Times is Hollywood’s hometown news source and we have been at the forefront of entertainment coverage since trailblazing filmmakers and producers invented the industry,” said Times Vice President, Film Advertising, Francie Berns. “We’re excited to present the first marquee event of the all-important film awards season and support the creative community.”
“We are very proud to be the first stop of the awards season. In the last nine years, a total of 85 Oscar nominations and 32 Oscars were given to the honorees of the Hollywood Film Awards,” said de Abreu.
The 2011 awards show reached a total TV audience of more than 41 million media impressions, in addition to more than 300 million online and print readers’ impressions.
“In addition, we are very happy to continue to bridge the gap between established Hollywood and emerging filmmakers. Craig Brewer, director of “Footloose,” “Hustle and Flow,” and “Black Snake Moan,” was discovered by the Hollywood Film Festival with the world premiere of his first film, “Poor and Hungry,” added de Abreu.
Aside from celebrating accomplishments on screen, the Hollywood Film Awards established the “Hollywood Gives Back” program to expand and continue highlighting and assisting important local and national charities to raise funds. Over the years, the Hollywood Film Awards has contributed to such charities as the following: The Art of Elysium, Artists For Human Rights, Artists for Peace and Justice, MatchingDonors.com, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the Enough Project, and Variety The Children’s Charity of So. CA, among others.
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Emma Stone opens up about her first heartbreak

HollywoodNews.com: Love isn’t easy, even for celebrities, as Emma Stone has opened up about how horrible her first heartbreak was as a teenager.
Stone spoke about the broken love with ‘Interview’ magazine and Cameron Crowe, and it seems she could barely handle it at 14 years old, states UsMagazine.com. “I was crawling on the floor. I remember throwing up … I have never felt anything quite like that. It was so visceral. It’s like someone has killed you and you have to live through it and watch it happen,” Stone commented.
She has since moved on from that tragedy as she is now happily dating her ‘Spider-Man’ costar Andrew Garfield.
Can you relate to her teenage heartbreak?
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‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Photo Gallery: July 5, 2012

HollywoodNews.com: ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone was released on July 3, 2012.
The latest reboot of the franchise will likely do well at the box office as new stars bring fans another story.
Hollywood News is celebrating the release with a photo gallery of the newest film.
Enjoy the photo gallery below!

The films stars Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man while the character discovers a clue about why his parents may have disappeared on him when he was younger. The film follows this story while also following his love story with Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy.
The film also stars Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Sally Field and Martin Sheen.

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Emma Stone reveals ‘Spider-Man’ sequel plans

HollywoodNews.com: The new ‘Spider-Man’ starring Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield is about to be released, but it sounds like it won’t be over after the first film.
Stone recently let it slip that there are plans to work on a sequel in the future, states Hollyscoop. “Uh, yeah, we’re going to make another ‘Spider-Man’…I think, so…,” Stone commented.
However, she was apparently quickly cut off which makes it sound like this wasn’t meant to slip just yet.
Are you going to check out the film?
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