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    Awards Circuit Book Nook for April 2015

    NOW IN THEATERS Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith Stalinist Russia is a time of fear and paranoia. Where the simple act of loving one’s family too much can make a person a subversive, where even murder is considered impossible. Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy) is a member of the police force whose love for his […] More

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    Steven Spielberg to make ‘Ready Player One’

    Of all the things that Steven Spielberg has attached himself to as a director over the last decade or so, nothing seems like more perfect of a fit than his latest choice. Earlier today reports emerged having him choosing to sign on to direct the highly anticipated adaptation of the cult novel Ready Player One […] More

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    Adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s Novel ‘Lullaby’ Coming?

    I always get a kick out of seeing a potentially un-filmmable novel make the move towards the big screen. Today I discovered the latest incarnation of this, as one of my favorite Chuck Palahniuk novels Lullaby has gotten optioned. It’s essentially about a song that has the power to kill, which is pretty hard to […] More

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    Awards Profile: The Martian

    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 as a potential awards vehicle for next year’s Academy Awards.  This is all speculative since with just about all these films, we haven’t […] More

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    ‘The Danish Girl’ with Eddie Redmayne Will Open November 27, 2015

    I wonder if come the end of this year, Oscar voters might be kicking themselves. What I mean by that is, if Eddie Redmayne turns out to be nearly as good in The Danish Girl as he was in The Theory of Everything, perhaps they could have given him the Colin Firth routine from a […] More

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    Steven Spielberg and Jennifer Lawrence Teaming for a War Photographer Film

    Almost out of nowhere, Lynsey Addario‘s memoir It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life Of Love And War has become one of the hottest properties in Hollywood. In a report about Warner Brothers acquiring the film rights for the potential A-list pairing of Steven Spielberg directing and Jennifer Lawrence starring, there’s also a bit of […] More

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    Steven Spielberg might direct the PTSD story ‘Thank You For Your Service’

    If you’re like me, you probably spent some time after seeing American Sniper (which now is officially an Academy Award winning film) wondering what the movie would have been like if David O. Russell or especially Steven Spielberg had tackled Jason Hall‘s script instead of Clint Eastwood, as previously rumored. Well, we might yet get to see […] More

  • INTERVIEW: Graham Moore talks ‘The Imitation Game’

    Last week, right after he won the Writers Guild of America prize for Best Adapted Screenplay, Graham Moore took some time out of his day to get on the phone with me and have a chat about bringing the story of mathematician Alan Turing to the screen with The Imitation Game. The interview was a […] More

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    Film Review: Fifty Shades of Grey (★)

    I completely understand why a movie adaptation of the literary (a term I should probably be using loosely) phenomenon Fifty Shades of Grey exists. I even understand why this particular version was made. What I don’t understand is who this film is for. Far too tame to truly titillate as anything erotic, yet too out […] More

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