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    Academy Idol X: Finals! ‘Arrival’ vs. ‘Moonlight’

    Welcome back to Academy Idol X, where the readers pick their favorite film in an elimination style tournament. This year, we’ve seen a favorites like “La La Land” finish in 7th, and “Manchester by the Sea” finish 4th. However, we’re down to our final two this week. First we have to reveal which film is going […] More

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    New Blu-ray/DVD Releases (02/14/17) – ‘Arrival’ of Cinematic Valentines

    This week, the arrival of Valentine’s Day also brings a very nice assortment of new release Blu-ray and DVD options. A number of the films hitting shelves today were Academy Award hopefuls, with one even being heavily nominated by Oscar. So, let us dive right in and get started! PICK OF THE WEEK “The Edge […] More

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    BAFTA: Predictions for the Key Awards from Across the Pond

    BAFTA Awards get their chance to weigh in on the awards season this weekend where they get to influence the Oscar race one day before the Academy receives their final ballots.  “La La Land” leads the charge with 11 nominations including Best Picture and this will be a real test to see if it has […] More

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    ICYMI: ACCA 2016 Winners Announced! ‘La La Land’ Leads the Way!

    It’s that time again! ACCA voting has concluded and the results are below! “La La Land” is our most rewarded film of 2016, but readers also spread the wealth to most of the best films of 2016. Check out below to see the overall results of ACCA 2016, and be sure to listen to the […] More

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    Academy Idol X Top 3: Which Film Had Your Favorite Performance?

    Welcome back to Academy Idol X! It’s been a long road, but it’s time we name our top 3 films of 2016. Unfortunately, this means another film is going home, and our final 4 are all excellent films. We’ll also open up Academy Idol X Top 3 voting at the bottom of the page, so […] More

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    Best Picture or (The Unexpected Virtue of Best Editing)

    Casual Oscar watchers are often surprised to find out that one of the best bellwethers of Best Picture success comes in the form of a Best Editing nomination. The two share a link that is hard to ignore. Editing first became an Oscar category in 1934, and since then, only 10 films have won Best […] More

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    Academy Awards: Oscar Loves Long Films, No Matter the Category

    How many people like long movies? Personally, there is nothing more satisfying than a well-told hour-and-a-half film. However, it seems Oscar is stereotyped as liking longer movies. When one thinks of a Best Picture winner, they typically think of the long epics – “Titanic,” “Gone with the Wind,” “Ben Hur” and the list goes on. […] More

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    Academy Idol Top 4: Directors Week!

    Hello readers! This week on Academy Idol, we eliminated another film and drop down to our top 4. It’s been an incredibly tight race to this point, so keep the votes coming in! First we’ll go over the results of the Top 5, before opening up voting on Academy Idol Top 4: Directors Week! Academy […] More

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    ‘La La Land,’ ‘Arrival’ & ‘Moonlight’ Expect Box Office Bumps Following Oscar Nominations

    Every year, Oscar nominations typically lead to box office gains. Several of this year’s Best Picture contenders and frontrunners plan on capitalizing. For instance, per THR, following its record-tying 14 Oscar nominations, “La La Land” is opening in 3,000 theaters. This is up from just under 2,000 in the last few weeks. “Moonlight” plans to […] More

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