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Steph Mont. says he hates movies but can't stop thinking about them. He hates movie critics as well, which is why he's been editing some of our film reviews and is planning on writing his own in the not too distant future.


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Golden Globes: 'Diversity' Hollywood Style & Leo and Kate Reunited

Golden Globes' historic gif moment: Lady Gaga and Leonardo DiCaprio. 2016 Golden Globes: 'Diversity' Hollywood Style & Leo and Kate together again There was plenty of “diversity” at the 2016 Golden Globes ceremony, held on Jan. 10 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Winners were male, female, white, black, openly gay, openly straight, newcomers, old-timers, American, Mexican, British, Hungarian, Italian – even film people and TV people. And let's not forget Leo and Kate. (More on the titanic reunion further below.) True, nearly all Golden Globe winners were either established Hollywood stars or fast-rising Hollywood stars-to-be. But hey, you just can't have it all. (See full list of winners and nominees further below.) Yet one must admit that […]


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Golden Globes: 'Diversity' Hollywood Style & Leo and Kate Reunited



National Board of Review Awards: 'Mad Max' Success & Turkish Freedom of Expression

'Mad Max: Fury Road': National Board of Review Best Film Award winner. National Board of Review 2015 Awards: First indication of 'Mad Max: Fury Road' awards season potential Going over the December 2015 movie awards not previously discussed on this site, we begin with the National Board of Review Awards, announced on Dec. 1. (Scroll down for the full list of winners.) Not including the Gotham Awards, which specifically honors independent American cinema, the National Board of Review was the first group to announce their Best of the Year picks this awards season. As a result, they were the first to indicate that George Miller's action-thriller Mad Max: Fury Road would be a major awards contender this year. Since then, […]


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National Board of Review Awards: 'Mad Max' Success & Turkish Freedom of Expression



Best Original Score Oscar Contenders: Carter Burwell and Past Nominees

'The Peanuts Movie': 2016 Best Original Score Oscar contender along with 111 other titles. Oscar 2016: Best Original Score contenders range from 'Mad Max: Fury Road' to 'The Peanuts Movie' Earlier this month (Dec. '15), the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences made public the list of 112 film scores eligible for the 2016 Oscar in the Best Original Score category. As found in the Academy's press release, “a Reminder List of works submitted in the Original Score category will be made available with a nominations ballot to all members of the Music Branch, who shall vote in the order of their preference for not more than five achievements. The five achievements receiving the highest number of votes will […]


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Best Original Score Oscar Contenders: Carter Burwell and Past Nominees



Best Visual Effects Oscar Semi-Finalists: Tom Cruise, James Bond Movies Out

Best Visual Effects Oscar: Tom Cruise action thriller 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' bypassed. 2016 Best Visual Effects Oscar semi-finalists: 'Ex Machina,' 'The Revenant' surprisingly remain in the running A couple of weeks ago, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the semi-semi-finalists for the 2016 Visual Effects Academy Award. There were 20 movies on the list. On Monday, Dec. 21, the Academy announced 10 films as the actual semi-finalists; five of these will be shortlisted for the 2016 Oscar. As found in its press release, the Academy's “Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee determined the shortlist. All members of the Visual Effects Branch will now be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the shortlisted films.” The […]


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Best Visual Effects Oscar Semi-Finalists: Tom Cruise, James Bond Movies Out





FILM ARCHIVES

Oscar Best Song Longlist: 'Have a Little Faith'
'War of the Worlds' Among Best Sound Editing Oscar Contenders
Viacom Vs. Tom Cruise
Oscar Entries: 'Border Cafe' & 'Sweet Mud'
Linwood Dunn: Celebrating a Visual Effects Pioneer - CITIZEN KANE Screening
Oscar 2010: Documentary Short Subject Semi-Finalists
'The Dark Knight Rises': Large Canvas and Operatic Sweep - Will Oscar Care?
Tim Burton & Helena Bonham Carter + Halle Berry & Marisa Tomei: The Oscars
'Innocence of Muslims' vs. the Oscars: Real Reason for Iran Boycott?
Jennifer Lawrence Oscar Speech + Obama's Campaign Manager 'Silver Linings Playbook' Push?