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2016 Oscar Circuit: Best Animated Feature

Welcome to our annual Oscar Circuit series, our deep down look into each and every category that will be presented at the upcoming Academy Awards.  Each writer of...

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SAG Awards Predictions and Preview: Looking Like 2006 All Over Again?

On Saturday, the SAG Awards will take place, handing out awards to actors by actors.  With the Oscar nominations officially out, and stirring up their own set of...

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Veteran Editors Carol Littleton, ACE and Ted Rich, ACE to Receive Career Achievement Honors at the 2016 ACE Eddie Awards

Universal City, January 24, 2016 – American Cinema Editors (ACE) will present veteran editors Carol Littleton, ACE and Ted Rich, ACE with the organization’s...

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OSCARS: Initial Gut Predictions for the Ceremony! Who Dreams in Gold?

The Oscar nominations were announced earlier today and boy, did we get a few zingers, although, not as many as you’d think.  Let’s look at some of the...

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Oscars: Predictions for the Golden Globes, and Updates for the Academy Awards

With the Golden Globes coming on Sunday evening, AMPAS will turn in their ballots this Friday, locking in a mystery that won’t be revealed until next week.  Some...

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2015 Year In Review: My Personal Ballot for an Unpredictable Year for Cinema

The year-in-review series has officially begun.  2015 is firmly behind us and we venture off into the sunset, attempting to cite the very best in films and performances...

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Producers Guild of America Preview: Are We Set for a Shocking Exclusion?

On Saturday, January 2, the voting for the Producers Guild of America closes up and if I’m a betting man, most of the ballots will likely be turned in by this...

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Oscars: Thoughts from Voters Before Ballots are Handed Out

The day is nearly here.  Publicists and awards strategists are in overdrive at the moment, as they know that Wednesday, Oscar ballots are in the hands of voters....

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OSCARS: 9 Weird Things That Can Happen On Nomination Morning

Oscar ballots will be in the hands of voters by Wednesday, pushing forward an all out mysterious season.  With all the different scenarios and friendly reminders spoken...

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WANTED! Search for the Surprise Oscar Nominee Begins with 10 Suspects

We look for them every year. The nominee that swoops in at the last minute and shows either the strength of a certain film that is nominated for Best Picture or one that...

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OSCARS: Ten Performances That the Academy Shouldn’t Overlook On Their Ballots

As lovers of the Academy machine, we tend to feel they have their minds made up when the nominations for the Golden Globes and SAG are announced.  We hope that the...

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OSCARS: 10 Films AMPAS Should Watch Over the Break

As AMPAS members enjoy their holiday weekend, and venture off into this next week before New Year’s, many are sitting by their fireplaces, getting through their...

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Oscars: The Chances for ‘Star Wars’ with the Holiday Upon Us

With a record breaking box office weekend, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has landed with a love that’s palpable in all corners of not just the...

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Film Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (★★★½)

There has been an awakening…and it is good.  In 1977, George Lucas gave birth to “Star Wars: A New Hope.”  A monumental achievement that has bled...

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Oscars: Golden Globes and SAG Add to a Wide Open Season

What a crazy two days it has been.  Nominations for the SAG Awards and Golden Globes were announced and made more than few heads spin.  Completely changing the...

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Final Predictions for the Golden Globes – Wide Open Races in Both Movies and Television

With SAG set to hand out their nominations this coming Wednesday, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will announce their nominations for the 2016 Golden Globes on...

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Final SAG Awards Predictions – Surprises and Shockers Ahead?

The Screen Actors Guild Awards (or SAG) closed their voting today, Monday, December 7th at 12:00 pm PT/3:00 pm ET.  Nominations are set to be announced this coming...

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Film Review: Joy (★★)

David O. Russell seems to have made a self-indulgent attempt to return to his quirky filmmaking style which garnered him a legion of lovers following “I Heart...

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Film Review: The Revenant (★★★½)

Like a one-man solo act such as “All is Lost” and “Gravity,” Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s newest and most ambitious work “The...

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Film Review: 45 Years (★★★½)

Subtle and quietly moving, Andrew Haigh‘s fragrantly appealing “45 Years” showcases enriching performances from the darling Charlotte Rampling and the...

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Film Review: Concussion (★★½)

An inspiring academic by the name of Dr. Bennet Omalu takes on the titan of Sundays, the NFL, in order to prove a direct link from head trauma during football games to...

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Film Review: Anomalisa (★★★★)

There comes a moment in “Anomalisa,” from co-directors Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, where you stop fighting the need to try to understand the weird yet...

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Oscars: Has It Become ‘Spotlight’ vs. ‘The Martian’ for Best Picture?

OSCAR CIRCUIT: As November reveals itself for Oscar hopefuls looking to make a big splash at AFI Fest presented by Audi, and other films positioning itself as possible...

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Oscars: VOD Films and Performances That Voters Should Consider on their Ballots

With “Beasts of No Nation” from Netflix getting its bow two weeks ago, and securing an awards possibility surrounding Supporting Actor hopeful Idris Elba,...

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Oscars: Predicting the Narrative with Golden Globes and SAG Guesses

The Hollywood Foreign Press Academy is an eclectic bunch.  As we constantly speculate about the Oscar conversation, the Golden Globes have become equally as important...