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    Circuit Q&A: Favorite David Oyelowo Performance?

    David Oyelowo remains an unsung star of the big screen. The actor disappears into every role he plays, generating transformative, formidable performances. He can go from leading to supporting roles with ease. His latest vehicle, however, is a leading venture. In the upcoming sci-fi/horror flick “Don’t Let Go,” Oyelowo plays a cop who tragically loses its […] More

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    Nelsan Ellis Passes Away at 39

    Nelsan Ellis (“True Blood”) has just passed away due to complications from heart failure, according to Variety. He was 39 years old. Ellis was known for key roles in several critically acclaimed films and television series. To name a few, Ellis portrayed Lafayette Reynolds in “True Blood” and Shinwell Johnson in “Elementary.” He also portrayed […] More

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    Lee Daniels is planning to direct a biopic about Brian Banks

    I’m not much of a Lee Daniels fan so far to date, I’ll be up front about that. At the same time though, I do think he has the potential to really blow me away if he ever finds the right material for his sensibilities or streamlines himself more in overt awards bait. If the […] More

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    Six Spot #8: Best Actor 2013

    Welcome back to The Six Spot! In case you missed last week’s 1997 Best Actor Six Spot, you can catch it here. This week, I finally tackle what has by far been the most requested Six Spot: Best Actor 2013. But before we dive into that, I want to assure everyone that I do, indeed, […] More

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    Top Ten Tuesday: Movie Title Changes

    The Cannes lineup was announced on Thursday with lots of supposed Oscar hopefuls making their big debut in France.  One of the the things that caught my eye were the title changes to some anticipated pictures that are set for this coming year.  After debuting at the Toronto Film Festival as a two-part cinematic piece, […] More

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    NAACP Awards Announced – ’12 Years a Slave’ Shows Up Big

    Check out the full list below for the NAACP Awards Nominations and if you missed an any awards announcement, please check on our Precursor Station for all the awards listed. MOTION PICTURE Outstanding Motion Picture “12 Years A Slave” (River Road/Plan B/New Regency/Fox Searchlight Pictures) “Fruitvale Station” (The Weinstein Company/Forest Whitaker’s Significant Productions, OG Project) “Lee Daniels’ […] More

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    Producers Guild of America Announces Nominations – ‘Blue Jasmine’ and ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Get Boost

    The Producers Guild of America announce their nominations today for film, animation, and television.  Getting a huge boost today was Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine” and Jean-Marc Vallee’s “Dallas Buyers Club” which both received nominations.  Also included among their ten nominees were Paul Greengrass’ “Captain Phillips” and John Lee Hancock’s “Saving Mr. Banks,” both of which […] More

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    2014 Oscar Predictions – Quick Updates to the Major Categories

    With the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild unveiling their nominations over the past two days, the race has taken a shape, many didn’t see happening.  Jean-Marc Vallee’s Dallas Buyers Club has risen considerably while actors like Barkhad Abdi and Daniel Bruhl have become the hands on favorite to be nominated in their respective categories.  Oprah Winfrey got a huge blow earlier today, […] More

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    The Weinsteins are Bringing ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ Back to Theaters

    In case you missed it the first time, or in case you need a reminder of how good, great, or mediocre this Oscar contender was… New York, NY (December 4, 2013) – The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced today that they will be putting their critically acclaimed box office smash LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER back in […] More

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    ‘All is Lost’ Positioned for Oscar Race, ’12 Years a Slave’ Debuts Strong

    This weekend the Oscar juggernauts that are J.C. Chandor‘s “All is Lost” and Steve McQueen‘s “12 Years a Slave” opened in limited release.  Though they had no chance against the money-making “Gravity” – the two have received the lion’s share of critical endorsement and support. Chandor’s film, which screened a few weeks ago at NYFF […] More

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