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Watch the First Trailer for ‘Creed’ starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone

Nothing helps the buzz of a potentially questionable film more than a great Trailer. Up until now, you could be forgiven for shrugging off the pseudo Rocky...

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‘Fantastic Four’ Unveils First Look at Dr. Doom in New Trailer

One of the big blockbusters coming this year is Fantastic Four and after an atmospheric teaser trailer, the folks at Fox have dropped a new trailer that gives us more...

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Warner Brothers Gives Release Date to ‘Creed’ and moves ‘Point Break’ Remake…Again!

The powers that be over at Warner Brothers are clearly doing some release date housekeeping. Earlier, it came out that WB has given the Rocky sequel/spinoff Creed an...

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New Teaser Trailer, Images, and Poster for ‘Fantastic 4′ Reboot

The first teaser trailer for this summer’s action-adventure FANTASTIC FOUR has just been released by 20th Century Fox! Directed by Josh Trank and starring Miles...

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Sci-Fi Fridays, Episode Six: Thoughts on ‘Fantastic Four’ Casting News

Wow…this casting news puts me in high spirits. I love how Marvel’s Fantastic Four reboot is going the Social Network route of focusing on young actors to...

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Cast of ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot Revealed

There aren’t a whole lot of fans of the two Fantastic Four films that got made a few years back, and for good reason, but I think we’re all fairly optimstic...

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Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan talk ‘Fruitvale Station’

Back at the beginning of December (which technically is last year…crazy), I was invited to participate in a roundtable interview with Fruitvale Station...

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The 10 Biggest Breakthrough Performances Of 2013

One of my favorite posts that I write at the end of each year is on the assessment of actors and actresses who have burst onto the scene, and the impact they may have in...

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Best of 2013: Davis Awards Choose Breakthrough and Body of Work Mentions

The next phase of the Best of the Year citations continue with some highlights of many actors and actresses that will likely not get too many mentions at the end of the...

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Florida Film Critics Reward ’12 Years a Slave’, Lupita Nyong’o Wins Two Awards

Florida Film Critics unveiled their winners today naming 12 Years a Slave Best Picture of the Year.  All the usual suspects won as well but their runner-ups delivered...

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St. Louis Film Critics Nominations – Michael B. Jordan Shows Up for ‘Fruitvale Station’

Solid choices from the St. Louis critics.  Love the Michael B. Jordan mention along with the “Favorite Scene” nominees.  I’m starting to compile mine...

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Did Harvey Weinstein Switch ‘Fruitvale Station’ to Adapted and Michael B. Jordan Supporting for the Oscars?

The Weinstein Company has revamped their awards site earlier this week, giving it a fresh look and respective categories listed for all nine films.  All of their...

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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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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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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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Fruitvale Station (***)

Anticipation was at a boiling point for Ryan Coogler’s highly regarded Fruitvale Station.  Its run thus far through the festival circuit has been most impressive....

Fruitvale Station (**½)

I really do hate to have to be the one to throw cold water on the love fest going on with Fruitvale Station. There’s certainly plenty to admire here and the story...

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2014 Oscar Predictions – Lucky Seven Performances To Look Forward To

We’re ankle-deep in the summer.  There are lots to look forward to on the horizon.  Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity was announced as the opening film for the...

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LAFF 2013: Fruitvale Station (***½)

Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old African-American father, was the tragic victim of a racially-motivated homicide. No, he wasn’t killed in a gang-related incident. Oscar...

‘Fruitvale Station’ Trailer Shows a Promising Michael B. Jordan for Oscar Consideration!

A film that is already on Oscar’s radar before it even opens is Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale Station starring Michael B. Jordan and Octavia Spencer.  Terence...

Sundance hit and Cannes Official Selection ‘Fruitvale Station’ gets a new poster

After taking Sundance by storm and getting a name change, Fruitvale Station is all set to head to the Croisette as an official selection of the Cannes Film Festival....

Weinstein Company Changes ‘Fruitvale’ Title

The upcoming hopeful from Ryan Coogler and The Weinstein Company, which received high praise from the Sundance Film Festival, has officially changed its title.  The...

First Quarter Round-Up – Are There Any Oscar Contenders?

As April has completely come out of nowhere and become fully present, I’ve updated the new Oscar Tracker to keep in mind everything that has already been released...

SUNDANCE: Fruitvale (***)

Every so often as a critic you get the opportunity to witness a film that’s so ingrained in your experience that it becomes difficult to even comprehend how you...

Park City Dispatch – Episode 8: ACOD, Fruitvale and Blue Caprice

It’s the final countdown! In the penultimate episode of Park City Dispatch, Joey and I recount our final day at the fest including the morning snow and the films...