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Spotlight: 20 Best Films of 2018

Having officially finished the Oscars Challenge for the 91st Academy Awards and having seen 130 films released in the year of 2018, there’s no better time then to finally release a list of my favorite films of the year. These are the films that captivated me more than any others. The ones that captured my imagination, made me feel something, or entertained me to … Read More Spotlight: 20 Best Films of 2018

2019 Oscars Challenge: [25] “First Man” – Four Nominations

“FIRST MAN” Director: Damien ChazelleProducers: Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen, Isaac Klausner, and Damien ChazelleWriters: Josh SingerBased On: “First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong” by James R. HansenCinematography: Linus SandgrenEditor: Tom CrossComposer: Justin HurwitzDistributors: Universal PicturesRelease Date: October 12, 2018Budget: $59 millionRun-time: 141 minutes FILM SYNOPSIS: In 1961, test pilot and engineer Neil Armstrong joins NASA, which has been charged with landing an … Read More 2019 Oscars Challenge: [25] “First Man” – Four Nominations

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Oscars Watch: 17th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards

OUTSTANDING VISUAL EFFECTS in a PHOTOREAL FEATURE “Avengers: Infinity War” “Christopher Robin” “Ready Player One” “Solo: A Star Wars Story” “Welcome to Marwen” OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING VISUAL EFFECTS in a PHOTOREAL FEATURE “First Man” “12 Strong” “Bird Box” “Bohemian Rhapsody” “Outlaw King” OUTSTANDING ANIMATED CHARACTER in a PHOTOREAL FEATURE “Avengers: Infinity War” – Thanos “Christopher Robin” – Tigger “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” – Indoraptor “Ready … Read More Oscars Watch: 17th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards

Tuesday Releases: First Man & Johnny English Strikes Again

Official Synopsis: Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for the riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. A visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong’s perspective, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the film explores the triumphs and the cost—on Armstrong, his family, … Read More Tuesday Releases: First Man & Johnny English Strikes Again

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Oscars Watch: My Personal 91st Academy Awards Nomination Prediction Results

Marked in green is everything I got right and marked red is everything I got wrong. Marked in blue are the nominees that ended up getting the spot rather than the ones I picked. BEST PICTURE “Roma” (FRONT-RUNNER) “A Star Is Born” (FRONT-RUNNER) “BlacKkKlansman” (LOCKED) “Black Panther” (LOCKED) “Bohemian Rhapsody” (LOCKED) “The Favourite” (POTENTIAL) “Green Book” (POTENTIAL) “Vice” (POTENTIAL) “Crazy Rich Asians” (POTENTIAL) ACTOR … Read More Oscars Watch: My Personal 91st Academy Awards Nomination Prediction Results

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Oscars Watch: 91st Academy Awards Nomination Predictions

BEST PICTURE “Roma” (FRONT-RUNNER) “A Star Is Born” (FRONT-RUNNER) “BlacKkKlansman” (LOCKED) “Black Panther” (LOCKED) “Bohemian Rhapsody” (LOCKED) “Crazy Rich Asians” (POTENTIAL) “The Favourite” (POTENTIAL) “Green Book” (POTENTIAL) “Vice” (POTENTIAL) Long Shot: “If Beale Street Could Talk” Want: “First Man” ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE Christian Bale – “Vice” (FRONT-RUNNER) Rami Malek – “Bohemian Rhapsody” (FRONT-RUNNER) Bradley Cooper – “A Star Is Born” (LOCKED) Viggo … Read More Oscars Watch: 91st Academy Awards Nomination Predictions

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Oscars Watch: 17th Annual Visual Effects Society Award Nominees

OUTSTANDING VISUAL EFFECTS in a PHOTOREAL FEATURE “Avengers: Infinity War” “Christopher Robin” “Ready Player One” “Solo: A Star Wars Story” “Welcome to Marwen” OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING VISUAL EFFECTS in a PHOTOREAL FEATURE “12 Strong” “Bird Box” “Bohemian Rhapsody” “First Man” “Outlaw King” OUTSTANDING ANIMATED CHARACTER in a PHOTOREAL FEATURE “Avengers: Infinity War” – Thanos “Christopher Robin” – Tigger “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” – Indoraptor “Ready … Read More Oscars Watch: 17th Annual Visual Effects Society Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2018 Denver Film Critics Society Award Nominees

Best Picture “BlacKkKlansman” “The Favourite” “First Man” “First Reformed” ​“Roma” Best Director Ryan Coogler – “Black Panther” Alfonso Cuaron – “Roma” Yorgos Lanthimos – “The Favourite” Spike Lee – “BlacKkKlansman” Paul Schraeder – “First Reformed” Best Actress Yalitza Aparicio – “Roma” Toni Collette – “Hereditary” Olivia Colman – “The Favourite” Lady Gaga – “A Star Is Born” Melissa McCarthy – “Can You Ever Forgive … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 Denver Film Critics Society Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 54th Annual Cinema Audio Society Award Nominees

Motion Picture — Live Action “Black Panther” Production Mixer – Peter Devlin, CAS Re-recording Mixer – Steven Boeddeker Re-recording Mixer – Brandon Proctor Scoring Mixer – Christopher Fogel, CAS ADR Mixer – Doc Kane, CAS Foley Mixer – Scott Curtis “Bohemian Rhapsody” Production Mixer – John Casali Re-recording Mixer – Paul Massey Re-recording Mixer – Tim Cavagin Re-recording Mixer – Niv Adiri, CAS “First … Read More Oscars Watch: 54th Annual Cinema Audio Society Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2018 Georgia Film Critics Association Award Nominees

Best Picture “BlacKkKlansman” “Eighth Grade” “The Favourite” “First Man” “First Reformed” “If Beale Street Could Talk” “A Quiet Place” “Roma” “A Star is Born” “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Best Director “BlacKkKlansman” – Spike Lee “The Favourite” – Yorgos Lanthimos “If Beale Street Could Talk” – Barry Jenkins “Roma” – Alfonso Cuarón “A Star is Born” – Bradley Cooper Best Actor Christian Bale–”Vice” Bradley … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 Georgia Film Critics Association Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 69th Annual ACE EDDIE Award Nominees

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC) “BlacKkKlansman” – Barry Alexander Brown “Bohemian Rhapsody” – John Ottman, ACE “First Man” – Tom Cross, ACE “Roma” – Alfonso Cuarón & Adam Gough “A Star Is Born” – Jay Cassidy, ACE BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY) “Crazy Rich Asians” – Myron Kerstein “Deadpool 2” – Craig Alpert, ACE, Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir & Dirk Westervelt “The Favourite” – Yorgos Mavropsaridis, … Read More Oscars Watch: 69th Annual ACE EDDIE Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 33rd Annual American Society of Cinematographers Award Nominees

Theatrical Release Alfonso Cuarón – “Roma” Matthew Libatique, ASC – “A Star is Born” Robbie Ryan, BSC, ISC – “The Favourite” Linus Sandgren, ASC, FSF – “First Man” Łukasz Żal, PSC – “Cold War” Spotlight Award Joshua James Richards – “The Rider” Giorgi Shvelidze – “Namme” Frank van den Eeden, NSC, SBC – “Girl” TELEVISION Episode of a Series for Non-Commercial Television Gonzalo Amat … Read More Oscars Watch: 33rd Annual American Society of Cinematographers Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 23rd Annual Art Directors Guild Award Nominees

PERIOD FILM “THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS”Production Designer: JESS GONCHOR “BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY”Production Designer: AARON HAYE “THE FAVOURITE”Production Designer: FIONA CROMBIE “FIRST MAN”Production Designer: NATHAN CROWLEY “ROMA”Production Designer: EUGENIO CABALLERO FANTASY FILM “BLACK PANTHER”Production Designer: HANNAH BEACHLER “FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD”Production Designer: STUART CRAIG “THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS”Production Designer: JON HUTMAN “MARY POPPINS RETURNS”Production Designer: JOHN MYHRE “READY PLAYER … Read More Oscars Watch: 23rd Annual Art Directors Guild Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2018 London Film Critics Circle Award Nominees

FILM OF THE YEAR “BlacKkKlansman” “Cold War” “The Favourite” “First Man” “First Reformed” “The Happy Prince” “Leave No Trace” “Roma” “Shoplifters” “You Were Never Really Here” ACTOR OF THE YEAR Christian Bale – “Vice” Rupert Everett – “The Happy Prince” Ben Foster – “Leave No Trace” Ethan Hawke – “First Reformed” Joaquin Phoenix – “You Were Never Really Here” ACTRESS OF THE YEAR Yalitza … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 London Film Critics Circle Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 15 Original Scores Shortlisted for 91st Academy Awards

Fifteen scores will advance in the Original Score category for the 91st Academy Awards. One hundred fifty-six scores were eligible in the category. Members of the Music Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees. The scores listed in alphabetical order by film title are: “Annihilation” – Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury “Avengers: Infinity War” – Alan Silvestri “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” … Read More Oscars Watch: 15 Original Scores Shortlisted for 91st Academy Awards

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Oscars Watch: 10 Visual Effects Shortlisted for 91st Academy Awards

Ten films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 91st Academy Awards.  The Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee determined the shortlist.  All members of the Visual Effects Branch will be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the shortlisted films on Saturday, January 5, 2019.  Following the screenings, members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration. … Read More Oscars Watch: 10 Visual Effects Shortlisted for 91st Academy Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2018 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

Best Picture “If Beale Street Could Talk” Runner-Up: “Shoplifters” Best Director Lynne Ramsay – “You Were Never Really Here” Runner-Up: Yorgos Lanthimos – “The Favourite” Best Actor John C. Reilly – “Stan & Ollie” Runner-Up: Ethan Hawkes – “First Reformed” Best Actress Melissa McCarthy – “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” Runner-Up: Sakura Ando –”Shoplifters” Best Supporting Actor Richard E. Grant – “Can You Ever Forgive … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2018 Hollywood Music in Media – Visual Media Nominees

ORIGINAL SCORE – FEATURE FILM Alexandre Desplat – THE SISTERS BROTHERS (Annapurna) Carter Burwell – THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS (Netflix) Hans Zimmer – WIDOWS (Twentieth Century Fox) Justin Hurwitz – FIRST MAN (Universal) Kris Bowers – GREEN BOOK (Universal) Max Richter – MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS (Focus Features) Nicholas Britell – IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK (Annapurna) Teddy Shapiro – DESTROYER (Annapurna) Terence … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 Hollywood Music in Media – Visual Media Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 24th Critics’ Choice Awards Nominees

BEST PICTURE “Black Panther” “BlacKkKlansman” “The Favourite” “First Man” “Green Book” “If Beale Street Could Talk” “Mary Poppins Returns” “Roma” “A Star Is Born” “Vice” BEST ACTOR Christian Bale – “Vice” Bradley Cooper – “A Star Is Born” Willem Dafoe – “At Eternity’s Gate” Ryan Gosling – “First Man” Ethan Hawke – “First Reformed” Rami Malek – “Bohemian Rhapsody” Viggo Mortensen – “Green Book” … Read More Oscars Watch: 24th Critics’ Choice Awards Nominees

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Oscars Shortlist: 20 Visual Effects Shortlisted for 91st Academy Awards

From Oscars.org: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 20 films are in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 91st Academy Awards. The films are listed below in alphabetical order: “Ant-Man and the Wasp” “Aquaman” “Avengers: Infinity War” “Black Panther” “Bumblebee” “Christopher Robin” “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” “First Man” “Incredibles 2” “Isle of Dogs” “Jurassic … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 20 Visual Effects Shortlisted for 91st Academy Awards

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Oscars Watch: 23rd Annual Satellite Award Nominees

The International Press Academy is a global media association of domestic and foreign entertainment journalists in print, TV, radio, broadcast, and online outlets; including critics, interviewers, reviewers, bloggers, and photographers. The IPA awards will be handed out in February. Motion Picture, Drama (Major) “Black Panther” – Walt Disney “First Man” – Universal “Hereditary” – A24 “If Beale Street Could Talk” – Annapurna Pictures “Mary … Read More Oscars Watch: 23rd Annual Satellite Award Nominees

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Game Of Box Offices: David Gordon Green’s “Halloween” slashes the competition, “A Star Is Born” rises above “Venom”

Towering over the competition this weekend, David Gordon Green’s “Halloween” sequel took the crown with $76.2 million, a whopping $10 million over its initial project of $65 million and closing in on the record-breaking October opening of  $80.2 million for “Venom” just two weeks ago. Instead of dropping to second place this week, “A Star Is Born,” as predicted, pushes “Venom” out of the … Read More Game Of Box Offices: David Gordon Green’s “Halloween” slashes the competition, “A Star Is Born” rises above “Venom”

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Game Of Box Offices: “Venom” won’t let go of the top spot, “First Man” not quite first

“Venom” hangs onto the crown for a second weekend, earning $35 million, while “A Star Is Born” stays close behind with $28.4 million. Put money on the fact that “A Star Is Born” will be sticking around at the box office much longer than “Venom,” as it will definitely be a strong Oscars season contender while “Venom” will be lucky to hang on as … Read More Game Of Box Offices: “Venom” won’t let go of the top spot, “First Man” not quite first

Theatrical Releases: Bad Times At The El Royale, First Man, & Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

                                                <Click film’s poster to see info/trailer> FIRST MAN Directed by: Damien ChazelleStudio: Universal Pictures Official Synopsis: A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to … Read More Theatrical Releases: Bad Times At The El Royale, First Man, & Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

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Oscars Watch: 75th Venice International Film Festival

The 75th Venice International Film Festival is organized by La Biennale di Venezia, and took place at Venice Lido from August 29th to September 8th, 2018. The jury consisted of Jury President Guillermo del Toro, Sylvia Chang, Trine Dyrholm, Nicole Garcia, Paolo Genovese, Małgorzata Szumowska, Taika Waititi, Christoph Waltz, and Naomi Watts. Golden Lion: “Roma” Grand Jury Prize: “The Favourite” Silver Lion for Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 75th Venice International Film Festival

Proof News: Friday, June 8th – Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 – RIP Anthony Bourdain & David Gordon Green’s Halloween Trailer

ANTHONY BOURDAIN (June 25, 1956 – June 8, 2018) Celebrity chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain was found dead of apparent suicide in his hotel room in Kaysersberg-Vignoble, France. He was dating Italian actress Asia Argento at the time. MOVIE NEWS TIME WARNER || The court ruling on the merger between AT&T and Time Warner was decided today. “After a six-week trial, Judge Richard … Read More Proof News: Friday, June 8th – Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 – RIP Anthony Bourdain & David Gordon Green’s Halloween Trailer