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Historical Circuit: U Turn (★★★★)

By 1997, Oliver Stone became the director known for railing about political conspiracies or governmental injustices in dramatic polemics like Born on the Fourth of July,...

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Awards Profile: The Last Face

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: Irrational Man

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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Circuit Madness Final 16 Open! Best Actor Winners Doing Battle NOW!

We are down to 16 Lead Actor winners. Our annual Circuit Madness games continue today with the biggest battles of the season just kicking off.  There will be some epic...

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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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Stat Awards Monday #1 – Making sense of the fresh faces in Best Actor

Welcome to Stat Awards Monday (or, SAM, for short—see what I did there?—I know, but just go with me here). In this new awards season weekly column for Awards...

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Six Spot #6: Best Director 2007

Welcome back to The Six Spot!  In case you missed last week’s 2003 Best Actress Six Spot, you can catch it here. This week, we return to the Best Director race...

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Six Spot #2: Best Picture 2008

Welcome to the second Six Spot!  In case you missed the inaugural article last week, the Six Spot is a weekly column hypothesizing who or what would have been the 6th...

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Brand New Trailer and Poster for ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ from 20th Century Fox

One of the Oscar hopefuls that seems to be sinking fast is Ben Stiller‘s upcoming remake of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty in which he also stars alongside...

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AFI Fest: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (★★½)

I wanted to love every minute of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Instead, I quite enjoyed about half of this disjointed, uneven film from Ben Stiller. Walter Mitty...

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (★★)

NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: The East Coast crowd was the first to finally get a look at Ben Stiller‘s long-awaited remake of “The Secret Life of Walter...

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2014 Oscar Predictions – The Standout “Supporters”

The race is really heating up at the moment, infusing all the different ticks and beats that will set us up for a surprising and interesting awards season.  Many of the...

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New Posters for Ben Stiller’s ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’

The remake from 20th Century Fox, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” has lots of buzz surrounding it.  Ben Stiller, who directs and stars, has helmed many...

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First Teaser Trailer for Ben Stiller’s ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’

We just got our first images for Ben Stiller’s upcoming remake of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty yesterday, and now we have the first trailer. The film follows a...

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New Images From ‘The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty’ Starring Ben Stiller

One of the biggest questions I have during this awards pre-season is what to make of Ben Stiller’s new film, The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty. Stiller is directing...

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...

Gangster Squad (*½)

It has been said that good things come to those who wait. Many know the story of Gangster Squad being delayed due to the horrific shootings in Aurora, CO in July and...

Weekend Openings: 1/11/2013

With the New Year’s hangover slowly wearing off and few new stimulants entering circulation, there’s now ample time to catch up on the overload of...

Weekend Openings: 11/2/2012

Forgive the obvious pun, but I’ve got my money on Ralph wrecking his competition at the box office this weekend to cap off a nice week of triumphs for Disney. ...

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 24: Lincoln, Argo, Flight, and the Oscar Race for Best Actor

This week’s Power Hour focuses on the large amount of news, premieres, and other awards worthy citations from the week. We spend a good amount of time on “Trailer...

Remaking Cinema – Before 1970

OK, I am the studio head and have access to two hundred million dollars. I have been asked to remake ten classics made before 1970, and attach actors to the projects to...

Sizing Up: Best Actor

Ladies and gentlemen, we come now to part 3 of the Sizing  up series. This one is as close to an all-encompassing grouping of the hopefuls for Best Actor as possible...

Why is Nobody Talking About Sean Penn?

Is there any question left that Sean Penn is the finest actor of his generation? Can there be any further doubt that Penn stands alongside Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson,...

Sean Penn returning to the outdoors for his next directorial project

Up until he blew me away with ‘Into the Wild’ in 2007, I’d always been hit and miss with the directorial outings of Sean Penn. I appreciated him...

TIFF Golden Moments Part 2

Patricia Clarkson, James Gandolfini, Anthony Hopkins, Kate Winslet, Mark Ruffalo, and Sean Penn stood on the stage of the Roy Thomanson Hall with director Steve Zaillian...