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Before Midnight (★★★★)

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: The Tribeca Film Festival kicked off last Thursday with Pre-Festival screenings giving press and industry personnel the opportunity to see the heavy slate of films the New York festival has to offer.  Over the next few weeks, until the official festival kicks off on April 17th, the very best in foreign, documentary, […]

Circuit Madness Sweet 16 Round Results

Voting has already begun for the Elite 8, so be sure to vote today and tomorrow so that your favorites advance to the Final 4. You already know the winners for the Sweet 16 round, but here are the final numbers (percentage-wise) for voting that round so that you can see how tight (or not) […]

Circuit Madness Final 8 is Open!

The search for the “Best” Best Picture Winner of all-time. Download the Bracket HERE>>>Oscar_Madness_Full_16 The final eight films are competing in some of the best matchups that could have been possible.  VOTE HERE. Check out the matchups down below: Casablanca -vs.- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest The Godfather -vs.- Amadeus Schindler’s List -vs.- The […]

Trailer and Poster for Colin Firth’s New Film ‘Arthur Newman’

Academy Award winner Colin Firth and Emily Blunt star in Arthur Newman, a heartwarming tale of a middle-aged man (Firth) starting over after a difficult divorce, whose plans are derailed by a woman (Blunt) struggling to leave her own past behind. The screenplay is by Academy Award nominee Becky Johnston (Seven Years in Tibet, Prince of […]

Some “Passed Over” Films from 2012

With earlier this week marking the start of Passover for 2013, I wanted to tie in one of my favorite family holidays (I’m not a fan of the religious aspect, but I do love the food assorted shenanigans with people I only see once a year) and one of my favorite things overall…analyzing Oscar races! […]

Weekend Openings: 3/29/2013

  Nearly four months into the year and we finally have an (prematurely timed) awards contender, in the mix with Derek Cianfrance’s dramatic masterpiece in The Place Beyond the Pines.  After deeply moving with Blue Valentine (2010), Ryan Gosling teams up with Cianfrance again to follow-up with another heavy performance, proving what we already whole-heartedly […]

Will We See Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ This Year?

The synopsis for Wes Anderson’s (Moonrise Kingdom) latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, has been unveiled, increasing speculation that the quirky director’s new movie might hit theaters in 2013 after all. Fox Searchlight has acquired worldwide distribution rights, with rumors swirling for a late 2013 release. Anderson’s films almost always include the most wonderful casts, and […]

First Look: Disney’s ‘Planes’ Poster

Planes, Disney’s latest action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure, tells the story of Dusty (voiced by Dane Cook) a plane who dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. Dusty is apparently not built for speed, however, and has a fear of heights, so there are some obstacles for him to overcome in order to pursue his dream. Have a look […]

First Trailer for Richard Linklater’s ‘Before Midnight’

Sony Pictures Classics has released the first trailer for Richard Linklater’s third film in the Before series. Before Midnight reunites Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) nine years since their last encounter (Before Sunset), and eighteen years since their first (Before Sunrise). The film opens May 24, and you can read Joey’s ***½ review […]

Circuit 3: Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born on March 27, 1963 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Tarantino is known best for his non-linear story-lines and excessive on-screen violence. His first completed feature film, Reservoir Dogs (1992), screened at the Sundance Film Festival and received immediate praise. The critics followed suit in their admiration of the film and its director. Tarantino’s success continued […]

Awards Profile: Foxcatcher

Directed By: Bennett Miller Written By: E. Max Frye, Dan Futterman Cast: Channing Tatum, Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, Sienna Miller, Vanessa Redgrave Synopsis: Foxcatcher tells the story about how John du Pont suffered paranoid schizophrenia and killed Olympic wrestler David Shultz in 1997. Why it Could Succeed: The story of John du Pont and David […]

American Idol Season 12 – Top 8 (Detroit Theme) Recap

The Top 8 American Idol hopefuls took the stage tonight taking on the music of Detroit with Motown legend Smokey Robinson in tow to guide them through the process.  This theme and genre has been done countless times on American Idol and hopefully Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe is getting wind of that and will bring […]