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    ‘Jurassic World 2’ Nabs J.A. Bayona as Director

    The hunt for a director for “Jurassic World 2” is finally over. J.A. Bayona, who previously made waves (pun intended) with the tsunami drama “The Impossible,” has signed on to direct the sequel to the massively successful “Jurassic World.” Previous helmer Colin Trevorrow is not returning due to the conflicting film “Star Wars: Episode IX,” […] More

  • Historic Nominees for Best Actress at Oscars 2013

    Six Spot #9: Best Actress 2012

    Welcome back to The Six Spot! In case you missed last week’s 2013 Best Actor Six Spot, you can catch it here. ***DISCLAIMER — please refrain from spoiling the Six Spot is the comment section!  Feel free to point out gaps in my logic and who YOU think would have won, but please don’t say […] More

  • Editor Top Films of 2012 – The Year of the Film

    2012 went in the blink of an eye.  By July of last year, I was fearful of how the year would turn out for film.  At that point my top two films, Beasts of the Southern Wild and Moonrise Kingdom were very good but nothing that I wanted to be in the top-tier of my […] More

  • Weekend Openings: (12/19-12/21)

    Having emerged as somewhat of the frontrunner in the awards race in recent weeks, Zero Dark Thirty opens to special limited engagements this week before nationwide release in January.  It’s a pretty strong week in terms of variety, with Judd Apatow’s latest, This Is 40, foreign drama powerhouse, Amour,and Walter Salles’ adaptation of On the […] More

  • Spotlight on Scores: ‘The Impossible’ and ‘Life of Pi’

    Who knew that a giant tsunami and being shipwrecked with a tiger would inspire such great music? Given that the world is supposed to be ending on Friday, now seemed like an interesting time to look at survival epics. So this entry of Spotlight on Scores will analyze two scores that made me want to quit […] More

  • Writers Guild of America Disqualifies Several Films for their Awards!

    Via Kris Tapley over at HitFix/In Contention, he took a look at the ballot for the Writers Guild of America upcoming awards and took note of several omissions that include Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables, Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild, and Michael Haneke’s Amour.  He counted fifteen in total. Tarantino […] More

  • ‘The Impossible’ Featurette – “True Story”

    Since I’ve seen J.A. Bayona’s The Impossible from Summit Entertainment a few weeks back, I’ve continued to champion the film along with the powerful performances by Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, and Tom Holland, especially Watts who delivers one of the year’s finest turns.  I still believe the film to be a huge threat to pop […] More

  • Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 28: Les Miserables Trailer, Studio Slates, and Oscar Prospects

    http://www.awardscircuit.com/podcast/PowerHour_Episode_28.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:52 — ) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreWe have tons of fun this week on the Awards Circuit Power Hour.  A jam-packed agenda full of laughs, analysis, and looking in-depth at the Oscar race and its films. […] More

  • Two Lead Contenders on Lionsgate Awards Plate

    When the Lionsgate Awards site went LIVE today and listed their slate of contenders involving Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Fisher Stevens’ Stand Up Guys, Gary Ross’ The Hunger Games, Nicholas Jarecki’s Arbitrage, and J.A. Bayona’s The Impossible, I started to analyze how this year could pan out for smaller films that […] More

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