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    Blu-Ray/DVD Trailer for Wong Kar Wai’s ‘The Grandmaster’

    On March 4th, Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company are set to release The Grandmaster on Blu-ray and DVD!! Presented by Martin Scorsese, comes Wong Kar Wai’s latest film about the legendary Kung Fu master Ip Man, the warrior hero who trained Bruce Lee. More

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    Foreign Language Oscar Breakdown – Which Country Comes Out on Top?

    These announcements from the Academy Awards, the ones that narrow down their categories, is offering up some interesting surprises along the way.  Today the Foreign Language Oscar list was brought down to nine films and some big contenders were omitted from the lineup.  First and foremost was the exclusion of Asghar Farhadi‘s The Past, which […] More

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    Foreign Language Oscar Wide Open – 67 Films Submitted and Counting

    I will always continue to say, probably for the rest of my life, that I don’t watch enough foreign cinema.  I’m discovering lots of new films I’ve never experienced, and I’m anxious and awaiting quite a bit from the upcoming slate.  In just under a week’s time, I’ll finally be able to weigh in on […] More

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    The Grandmaster (★★★)

    Director Wong Kar Wai, notorious for his abstract narratives and expressive aesthetic, presents his most mainstream effort yet with The Grandmaster. The story of the legendary martial arts master Ip Man is known throughout most of the world, popularized here in the States thanks to Netflix and the many film versions of his tale that […] More

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    Weekend Openings: 8/23/2013

    Although no heavy-hitters this week at the summer movie months wind down, there are still a few entertaining films to check out.  An Edgar Wright/Simon Pegg/Nick Frost collaboration is always an amusing affair so their interpretation of the The World’s End is sure to be a riot.  Then there’s indie comedy Drinking Buddies rounding out the […] More

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    Photos from AMPAS Special Screening of ‘The Grandmaster’

    The Academy saluted the great Wong Kar Wai at a special screening of his new film, The Grandmaster from the Weinstein Company and starring Tony Leung and Ziyi Zhang.  We have some photos from the event for your viewing pleasure. The film is scheduled to be released August 23, 2013 in U.S. theaters.  The film […] More

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    The Academy To Host Wong Kar Wai And ‘The Grandmaster’

    The Academy continues their celebration of kung fu by honoring filmmaker Wong Kar Wai. AMPAS will be giving an early screening of his upcoming martial arts film, The Grandmaster. Have a look at the official press release: BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy’s summer-long celebration of kung fu continues with a salute to writer-director Wong Kar […] More

  • Oscar Circuit – 2014 Films and Minority Contenders

    It’s March!  We get started right away and over the past few weeks after the Oscar ceremony, I took some brief stabs at some categories.  Those have been tinkered with and will be reflected on the actual Oscar Prediction pages in the next couple of days.  The full listing of predicted nominees is on the […] More