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Ryan Reynolds Looking to Join ‘The Rosie Project’

Ryan Reynolds is lining up his next projects following the success of his latest venture, “Deadpool.” Reynolds is currently in talks to star in the upcoming romantic comedy “The Rosie Project.” The project was originally set to star Jennifer Lawrence, with Richard Linklater on board to direct. Everything fell apart when Lawrence left due to […]

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Film Review: Everybody Wants Some (★★★★)

I want to hang out with Richard Linklater. If the filmmaker’s life is anything like the semi-autobiographical hang out movies Dazed and Confused and now the spiritual sequel Everybody Wants Some, he leads a charmed existence. More importantly though, Linklater has found a way to extract the essence of his experiences and give us some […]

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SXSW Announces New Films for 2016 Lineup including New Pee Wee Herman Film and Seth Rogen Directed Feature

South by Southwest (SXSW) has announced six more films that will have their premiere at its film fest in March, including: Paul Reubens’ “Pee-wee’s Big Holiday,” “Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru,” “Beware the Slenderman” and the Seth Rogen-directed “Preacher.” Jeff Nichols’ sci-fi drama “Midnight Special,” which stars Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton and Kirsten […]

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2016 Oscars: A Year for Minority Directors on the Horizon?

The Oscar Predictions overhaul continues this month and next on the docket is Best Achievement in Directing.   With Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu snagging the trophy for “Birdman,” all eyes are on him this year on “The Revenant.”  When it comes to looking far out, you can easily make a career case for many overdue auteurs and […]

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Richard Linklater might have chosen his next project

If you’re like me, you’re rather disappointed that Richard Linklater didn’t go home with an Academy Award over the weekend for Boyhood. What really bummed me out was that Linklater isn’t someone who hunts for Oscars, so there are no assurances that he’ll ever be under heavy consideration again. Not one to sit around and […]

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2015 Oscar Circuit: Best Director

The Directors Guild of America (DGA) is widely known as the most accurate precursor to its corresponding Oscar. The DGA has only differed from the eventual Best Director Oscar winner seven times in 67 years. That’s running at a remarkable clip of just around 90%. What makes things even more interesting is the DGA winner’s film […]

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2015 Oscar Circuit: Best Film Editing

Our annual look at the individual Oscar categories. If you miss a piece, click on the tag titled Oscar Circuit 2015. You can also see the official Oscar Predictions page for Best Film Editing. Any armchair Oscar follower can tell you the seemingly binary relationship between Best Film Editing and Best Picture. Heck, more films […]

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Directors Guild of America Preview – Who Will the DGA Choose?

The Directors Guild of America will announce their nominees tomorrow, adding even more questions to the mix.  AMPAS already turned in their ballots but it’ll be interesting where the group at large makes their choices.  The last time that the DGA weighed in without Oscar seeing it first, we got Kathryn Bigelow and Ben Affleck […]

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Golden Globes Quick Recap: A Year Full of Frontrunners?

Sunday night had the Hollywood Foreign Press Association spread the wealth among many of the year’s best films.  Richard Linklater‘s “Boyhood” emerged with three awards for Best Picture (Drama), Best Director, and Best Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette, further pushing them ahead of the pack in their respective categories.  Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu‘s “Birdman” walked away […]

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SAM #5: Best Director and its precursors

Welcome to Stat Awards Monday (or, S.A.M., for short). In this new awards season weekly column for Awards Circuit, I—Sam—will be guiding an investigation of interesting stats currently brewing in the Oscar race. Three weeks ago, in the inaugural S.A.M., I scrutinized the unlikelihood that Best Actor will be populated with ZERO former nominees. And […]