New Blu-ray/DVD Releases (03/14/17) – Sturdy ‘Fences’ And Underrated ‘Passengers’

This week, a trio of Oscar nominated titles his Blu-Ray and DVD. They happen to be a varied bunch in “Elle,” “Fences,” and “Passengers“. That makes today one of those days with something for everyone. Don’t believe me? Just see below for proof! PICK OF THE WEEK “Passengers” Unfairly maligned upon release, this space set […]

Weekend Openings: Oscar Hopefuls Litter the Holiday Weekend

This weekend, a ton of Oscar contenders are finally hitting screens. The new releases are supported by expansions, including for Denzel Washington‘s film “Fences.” Technically, Sunday also brings the release of “20th Century Women,” “Hidden Figures,” “Live by Night” and “Toni Erdmann,” but they’ll be handled in next week’s column. In addition, “La La Land” […]

Film Review: ‘Passengers’ Brings Romance to Deep Space Travel

Getting lost in space has long been a staple of science fiction cinema. Whether alone or with a crew/family/stranger, the coldness of deep space is inherently thrilling. Now, when you factor in an unexpected romance, that gives something like “Passengers” a unique spin. Mixed with a “Cast Away” in a luxury hotel type setting, there’s […]

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WATCH: New ‘Passengers’ Clip Featuring the First Date for Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence

Some new footage from “Passengers” just debuted, and it features the first date between Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt‘s characters. The Sony Pictures film is one of the more anticipated films of the year and hails from Morten Tyldum (“The Imitation Game”).   “Passengers” is the story of two passengers on board a spaceship transporting them to […]

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WATCH: New ‘Passengers’ Clip With Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt

One of the more anticipated films of the winter season is “Passengers” from Morten Tyldum (“The Imitation Game”). Sony Pictures released some new footage today of the film, which stars Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt.  “Passengers” is the story of two passengers on board a spaceship transporting them to a new life on […]

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Oscar Circuit: Have the Acting Winners Already Been Seen?

With three big festivals behind us, and #NYFF54 fully underway, the acting races are heating up. In the midst of the race unfolding, the Oscar-loving community is desperate for a frontrunner. When Awards Circuit writer Mark Johnson returned from Telluride a few weeks ago, he stated there’s a chance that he saw all four acting […]

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WATCH: ‘Passengers’ Trailer With Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence

One of the most anticipated films of the winter season is “Passengers” from Morten Tyldum (“The Imitation Game”). Starring Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, distributor Sony Pictures released the first official trailer Tuesday. “Passengers” is the story of two passengers onboard a spaceship transporting them to a new life on another planet. The […]

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CHECK OUT: First Poster for ‘Passengers’ With Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt

One of the most anticipated films of the awards season is “Passengers” from Morten Tyldum (“The Imitation Game”).  Starring Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, distributor Sony Pictures released a brand new poster for us today. “Passengers” tells the story of a spacecraft that is traveling to a distant colony planet and is transporting thousands […]

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Golden Globes Update: Prediction Shifts Due to Controversy and Possible “Star-Mania!”

The Golden Globes are an integral part of the awards season and has the race unfolds for the next six months, we’ll continue to monitor all the big races that will help shape the Academy Awards in February. As new changes come down the pike, such as the Nate Parker controversy, or the announcement of […]