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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 Profile: Avengers: Age of Ultron

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 as...

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Film Review: The Gunman (★★)

It’s kind of surprising to me that director Pierre Morel hasn’t worked more consistently since shepherding the out of nowhere hit Taken to the big screen and...

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Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, Liam Neeson, Gwyneth Paltrow and Channing Tatum to present at 87th Oscars®

Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, Liam Neeson, Gwyneth Paltrow and Channing Tatum will be presenters at this year’s Oscars, show producers Craig...

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‘The Gunman’ Starring Sean Penn Gets Moved to February 2015

It’s time to cross one more film off our lists, at least for 2014.  Pierre Morel’s The Gunman starring two-time Academy Award winner Sean Penn, Javier...

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Six Spot #8: Best Actor 2013

Welcome back to The Six Spot! In case you missed last week’s 1997 Best Actor Six Spot, you can catch it here. This week, I finally tackle what has by far been the most...

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AFI Fest: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (★★)

I know, I know. I’m shocked too. The last thing I’d ever want to do is slam a film dedicated to the heroic liberator of South Africa, the beyond incredible...

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A Place at the Table – Minorities in Desperate Need of More Roles

I know it’s a horse that’s been beaten for years but it’s always worth bringing up…with examples.  The status of minorities getting valued works...

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‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ to Screen for President Obama at the White House

President Barack Obama will screen the Nelson Mandela biopic, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, at the White House this Thursday, according to representatives from The...

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TWC Releases New Trailer for ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ with Original Song by U2!

The buzz has been building for The Weinstein Company and their new film “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” by director Justin Chadwick and starring the terrific...

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Best Actor Predictions – Can Hanks Become the New Day-Lewis?

For the past two years, Meryl Streep and Daniel Day-Lewis joined a very small group of actors that have won three Academy Awards.  Streep won two Oscars in Lead Actress...

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TORONTO : ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ Puts Idris Elba in the Oscar Hunt!

One of the big question marks of the awards season is Justin Chadwick’s “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” in which the very underrated Idris Elba...

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Luther – Season 3 (★★★)

(Please note this is a review of the whole series and there are some mild spoilers ahead.) In a world of dark TV shows and cop dramas, there may be few that push the...

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Oscar Circuit – Supporting Players Riding the Wave

It’s happened nearly every year since I’ve followed the Academy Awards race this closely.  A performance is touted as THE performance of the year with no...

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Ten Best Studio Films – The Weinstein Company

Continuing the Best Films by the Studios Series. The Weinstein Company, the name that’s synonymous with Oscar-bait projects that gathers excitement from awards...

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The God of Thunder Returns: New Trailer For ‘Thor: The Dark World’

The next installment in Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is now in full swing – it began with Iron Man 3 earlier this summer and now continues with the new...

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Awards Season Shuffle – Where Will Actors Be Campaigned?

Moving in on these later summer days, the season is gearing  up for a loud and hopefully entertaining start with Telluride, Toronto, and New York Film Festival all...

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2014 Oscar Predictions – Pre-Festival Looks and Optimism for the Season

The pre-festival rounds up have begun.  Studios are assessing their potential for awards success while bloggers, critics, and analysts begin to formulate possible...

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First Trailer for ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ Drops on Mandela’s 95th Birthday

The Weinstein Company (TWC) and Distant Horizon have released the first trailer for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, starring Idris Elba in the titular role. The date is...

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First Teaser Trailer for ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ Starring Idris Elba

There isn’t much in this first look at Justin Chadwick’s Mandela biopic, but what there is is pretty inspiring. The first teaser trailer for Mandela: Long...

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Pacific Rim (**½)

Perhaps I should have known better. For some reason, I was really looking forward to Pacific Rim despite all of the warning signs that should have given me pause (and...

Idris Elba to be a ‘Gunman’ with Sean Penn and Javier Brdem

Idris Elba’s star has really been rising in Hollywood lately. After turning in years of good work on TV shows like The Wire and BBC’s Luther, he’s...

First Poster for ‘Mandela’ Showcases Idris Elba Front and Center!

The Weinstein Company looks to have another impressive slate of films hitting the stateside this upcoming awards season.  Naturally, AMPAS voters, as well as Oscar...

New Trailer for ‘Pacific Rim’ Drops!

Up until now, there’s been less out there on Guillermo del Toro’s “giant robots vs giant monsters” movie Pacific Rim than you’d expect, but...

‘Thor: The Dark World’ Teaser Trailer Drops, highlights fun reuinions, dark elves

After the massive success of The Avengers, Marvel is kicking off Phase 2 in earnest as they look towards summer 2015′ sequel to that massive film. But first...