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Awards Circuit Book Nook for August 2015

Summer’s over and that means kids (and college students) will be spending the next nine months or so reading books they’re required to. If you’re like...

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Film Review: The End of the Tour (★★★½)

Wow. As much as I’ve come to expect strong work from filmmaker James Ponsoldt and actor Jesse Eisenberg, I was absolutely blown away by Jason Segel‘s...

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Richard Linklater is the likely choice to direct ‘The Rosie Project’ with Jennifer Lawrence

As pleased as I was to find out that Phil Lord and Chris Miller were getting to put their unique stamps on Han Solo with their Star Wars spinoff project, I mildly...

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David Gordon Green to direct the Boston Marathon bombing film ‘Stronger’

I’m always on the lookout for what David Gordon Green is planning to do next. Consistently one of the more interesting filmmakers out there, he moves between...

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Film Review: Mr. Holmes (★★½)

There’s something instantly intriguing about the idea of Sherlock Holmes in his retirement years. A mind that sharp, what would it do without cases to solve? Throw...

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Jennifer Lawrence to star in the adaptation of ‘The Rosie Project’

For some reason, over the past year or so, there’s been a run of books I dig getting made into films. There was Men, Women and Children along with This is Where I...

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The Awards Circuit Book Nook for July 2015

Sun’s out and summer is in full force. With that, I’ve compiled a list of cinematic related books worth reading, whether you’re on the beach or trying...

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Film Review #3: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (★★★½)

I had my reservations before watching director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s adaptation of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. No, not because I’ve read the novel (a...

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Fox Swaps ‘The Martian’ and ‘Victor Frankenstein’ Release Dates

I can’t begin to tell you how vindicating it was to see how many of you were pumped up by the trailer for Ridley Scott‘s adaptation of The Martian. For over...

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Film Review #2: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (★★★½)

The “Sundance” vibe is a risky one for a film with potential Oscar hopes to give off. Sometimes, it can be a charming thing that buoys a movie and separates...

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New Promo for Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ introduces us to the ARES 3 Crew

After basically a Trailer filled week highlighting some potential Oscar players, the start of a new week begins with a Promo that’s essentially a tease for the...

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Emily Blunt could be ‘The Girl on the Train’ for Tate Taylor

I think we can all agree that Emily Blunt is going to get an Oscar nomination one day. It’s just a question of when, not if, and what kind of a role it will be...

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Clint Eastwood’s next film will be about Captain “Sully” Sullenberger and the ‘Miracle on the Hudson’

Even if Clint Eastwood is far from a consistent filmmaker in my eyes, quality wise, I’m always intrigued by his choices. He’s riding high on the huge success...

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First Look at Matt Damon in Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’

Not to beat a dead horse, but one of the best books I’ve read in the past few years is Andy Weir’s The Martian. It was a real page turner, equal parts...

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Edward Zwick will direct Tom Cruise in a ‘Jack Reacher’ Sequel

As a filmmaker, I’m not sure that Ed Zwick gets the credit he truly deserves. Is he particularly flashy? No, but he’s a steady hand responsible for more...

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Focus Features Acquires Tom Ford’s Sophomore Feature ‘Nocturnal Animals’

Ever since A Single Man came out over a half decade ago (starting Colin Firth on a path to win an Oscar the next year for The King’s Speech, in the process),...

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Film Review: Every Secret Thing (★★)

What a waste of talent. Despite a wealth of top notch individuals both in front of and behind the camera, Every Secret Thing is as uninspiring and anonymous as it gets....

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First Look at Martin Scorsese’s next film ‘Silence’

If there’s one project currently scheduled for a 2016 release that many film fans are hoping winds up slipping into 2015, it’s Martin Scorsese‘s next...

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Awards Profile: Truth

Welcome to the 2015 Awards Profiles series.  For the next two months, every day (except for Saturday), we will bring you a run down of a future 2015 film that we see...

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Film Review: True Story (★★★)

A fascinating real life drama that you have to imagine was put into production as a would be Oscar contender, True Story is very solid, but never quite reaches the level...

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Watch the First Trailer for the Sundance hit ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’

One of the more well liked films to play at the most recent Sundance Film Festival, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl will hope to go where The Fault in Our Stars...

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Sony Pictures Still Moving Forward with Sequels to ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’

As much as I liked The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, I don’t think I’m alone in suspecting that a good portion of its quality was due to David Fincher‘s...

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Kristen Stewart might co-star in Ang Lee’s upcoming ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’

It really looks like Kristen Stewart is really gunning for a Best Supporting Actress nomination, pretty much as soon as possible. With her excellent turn in Clouds of...

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Awards Profile: Beasts of No Nation

Welcome to the 2015 Awards Profiles series.  For the next two months, every day (except for Saturday), we will bring you a run down of a future 2015 film that we see...

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Awards Circuit Book Nook for April 2015

NOW IN THEATERS Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith Stalinist Russia is a time of fear and paranoia. Where the simple act of loving one’s family too much can make a person a...