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Stream Guide: Doubt & Super 8 (March 8th, 2019)

SLEEPY HOLLOW Original Release Date: November 19, 1999Directed by: Tim BurtonStudio: Paramount PicturesStreaming: Syfy 72ND ACADEMY AWARDSBest Cinematography (Nominee)Best Costume Design (Nominee)Best Art Direction (Winner) Official Synopsis: Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of three people, with the culprit being the legendary apparition, The Headless Horseman. Starring: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon, Casper Van Dien, and … Read More Stream Guide: Doubt & Super 8 (March 8th, 2019)

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2015 Oscars Challenge: [13] How To Train Your Dragon 2 – Best Animated Feature

Being one of the more successful entries coming out of Dreamworks, it really is no surprise of the success that the sequel, “How To Train Your Dragon 2” has had this year, and rightfully so. In the original film, a young Viking boy named Hiccup finds that he’s not keen to the life of killing dragons that his father and the village has set … Read More 2015 Oscars Challenge: [13] How To Train Your Dragon 2 – Best Animated Feature

2015 Oscars Challenge: [6] The Lego Movie – Best Original Song

“EVERYTHING IS AWESOME” FROM THE LEGO MOVIE Music and Lyric by Shawn Patterson On the morning of the nomination announcements, everyone was stunned when the Best Animated Feature category came up and “The Lego Movie” was not among the nominees. A film that had garnered huge critical and popular success had been dismissed by the Academy for some reason or another. That left the … Read More 2015 Oscars Challenge: [6] The Lego Movie – Best Original Song

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Houston Film Critics Society Awards

One more win for “Boyhood” tells us what we already know, that Linklater’s 12 year darling will be the belle of the ball at the Oscars this year, with “Birdman” coming from behind with some likely technical wins. Jake Gyllenhaal continues to teeter on an Oscar nomination with yet another critics win in Houston, but there is no telling if he will be able … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Houston Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Denver Film Critics Society Awards

Some love for “American Sniper” late in the game from Denver, with a Best Picture win and a tied win for Best Actor. The rest is pretty much by the book at this point. Here is the official list for the Denver Film Critics Society Awards: Best Picture: “American Sniper” Best Director: Richard Linklater, “Boyhood” Best Actor: (tie) Ralph Fiennes, “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Denver Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

People love Wes Anderson’s latest, “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” but will that translate into a Best Picture nomination at the Oscars? For sure Anderson will be nominated for Best Original Screenplay as he in most years, whether the film gets a Best Picture nomination or not. Everything else lands right about in the same vein as all the other critics awards, with Julianne Moore … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Online Film Critics Society Awards

This late in the game, you are not making a splash anymore unless you are like the San Diego Film Critics naming “Nightcrawler” the Best Film of the year or the Online Film Critics naming “The Grand Budapest Hotel” the best. Still Richard Linklater (“Boyhood”) gets Best Director and the acting and screenplay awards are exactly the same. But instead of placing “Boyhood” in … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Online Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Austin Film Critics Association Awards

Of course Austin is going to give its awards to “Boyhood” as it is their Texas darling which was shot over the course of 12 years in the state. Austin is also a huge supporter of the independent scene and “Boyhood” is the prime example for how successful an independent film can be. Jake Gyllenhaal continues to surprise with another win. He might have … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Austin Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Phoenix Film Critics Circle Awards

Balancing out again, Phoenix gives the win to “Birdman” and director Alejandro G. Inarritu, as well as giving Michael Keaton and Emma Stone each another win. They also go as far to award films by genre, so “The Grand Budapest Hotel”, “Snowpiercer”, “Gone Girl”, and “Nightcrawler” all find themselves small wins. Here is the official list for the Phoenix Film Critics Circle Awards: BEST … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Phoenix Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

There is no denying that “Boyhood” has the edge coming out of the film critics awards. But remember that the film critics are not apart of the Academy. It will all depend on whether the Academy feels like commending Richard Linklater on his 12 year efforts and supporting the independent process. Or whether they will turn to a much more pristine candidate like “Birdman”. … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

Splitting the Best Film / Best Director vote like I am beginning to predict, Kansas City gives Best Film to “Birdman” and Best Director to Richard Linklater (“Boyhood”). I also think Michael Keaton may have the best shot to win Best Actor for “Birdman” and Patricia Arquette (“Boyhood”) for Best Supporting Actress. It is also great to see “Obvious Child” getting some screenplay love. … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards

Following suit with the other film critics, San Francisco splits its votes between “Birdman” and “Boyhood” with the latter bringing home Best Picture and Best Director. Edward Norton (“Birdman”) edges out J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”) and Paul Thomas Anderon gets another win for his writing of “Inherent Vice”. Here is the official list for the San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards: BEST PICTURE: “Boyhood” BEST … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

This is the sign of a heated Oscar race; for every win that “Boyhood” receives from a film critics awards, “Birdman” comes back with its own win, this time getting Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Screenplay, and Best Cinematography. Patricia Arquette (“Boyhood”) is also starting to lock in her win for the Oscars, right next to J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”), both of which … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Washington DC Film Critics Association Awards

Good thing we got our “Snowpiercer” and “A Most Violent Year” wins early because we are about to settle in for the long haul with “Boyhood” bringing home all the Best Film of the Year lists. Richard Linklater and Patricia Arquette join it in the winner’s circle, as even Ellar Coltrane who plays the title character grabs an award for Best Youth Performance. “Birdman” … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Washington DC Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards

No two critics awards have picked the same Best Picture yet, with “Boyhood” and “A Most Violent Year” getting picks. Now add “Snowpiercer” to the list, yet another film (like “A Most Violent Year”) which was not really being talked about in the Oscar race. A personal favorite of mine, it would be great to see this get some nominations at the Oscars. There … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 20 Animated Features & 10 Animated Shorts Shortlisted for 87th Academy Awards

The animated feature films have been narrowed down to twenty. Three to bank on are “Big Hero 6” because of the Disney factor, “The Lego Movie” which is widely popular this year and making a run for the animated film to beat, and “How To Train Your Dragon 2” which is also popular and following the original that was nominated for an Oscar as … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 20 Animated Features & 10 Animated Shorts Shortlisted for 87th Academy Awards

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One Minute Review: The LEGO Movie (2014) [3.5]

THE LEGO MOVIE // Everything was not awesome, at least for me, upon seeing “The Lego Movie”. Akin to being the only person at a party that is not having fun, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s latest animated feature simply never clicked for me while landing for what felt like absolutely everyone else. All around me, adults and children were laughing at the jokes, … Read More One Minute Review: The LEGO Movie (2014) [3.5]

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Tuesday Releases: The Grand Budapest Hotel & The Lego Movie

JUNE 17TH, 2014 THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL // One will often hear that when their favorite artists come to town, everyone wants them to play the hits. Director Wes Anderson is content with playing the hits, delivering yet another truly unique comedy in “The Grand Budapest Hotel”. Like in the world of art and painting, one can tell a Wes Anderson from the rest … Read More Tuesday Releases: The Grand Budapest Hotel & The Lego Movie