Chiwetel Ejiofor

SN: My “12 Years a Slave” story

SN: My “12 Years a Slave” story

The last two Oscar “Best Picture” winning films, “12 Years a Slave” and “Birdman,” I saw at the  Enzian Theater in Winter Park, Florida.  It’s a movie theater that hosts a lot of neat “special” showings, and usually only shows one current film at a time. It’s usually a film that doesn’t have much popular demand like “Boyhood,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” etc.

It’s nice because most regular theaters don’t show those films until they blow up with award recognition.

Anyways, the Enzian is one of those theaters set up like a restaurant with a strong, classy menu. You sit at these tables and dine, ordering your food just before the film starts. Their food is excellent, but on this particular occasion we weren’t looking for anything too extravagant. We ordered the “Chips and Salsa” appetizer.

The food isn’t brought to you until about 1/4th of the way through the film. And if you remember “12 Years a Slave,” shit was getting pretty real around that time in the movie. It was around the time that Solomon Northup was being kidnapped and turned into a slave that we received our food.
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Oscars: Live Blog

Oscars: Live Blog

Customers with a participating pay TV provider can click here to stream online the Oscar ceremony.

See our full 2016 Oscar Predictions here.

Updates Appear Below, newest will appear closer to the top. Hit refresh frequently to see new updates.

Click “Continue Reading” to see what our updates were on Oscar night.
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Emmys: Best Lead Actor – TV Movie or Mini-Series

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Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow
Martin Freeman, Fargo
Idris Elba, Luther
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge

Last Update: 08/06/14

This is tough because “Fargo” will likely be picking up the Mini-Series award and “The Normal Heart” will pick up the TV Movie award. Here we have a match between Ruffalo and Thornton. “The Normal Heart” isn’t exactly “Behind the Candelabra,” and if “Fargo” can breakthrough in any other category it is this one.

Hypothetical Casting: The Walking Dead (Telltale Series)

579323_427686390578866_222549117759262_1775894_596338129_nHypothetical Casting: The Walking Dead (Telltale Series)

Who knows if AMC would ever want to capitalize on the success of the hit television series and expand into adapting the amazing 2013 game-of-the-year winner. Telltale developed an emotionally stirring epic with their spin-off of the successful franchise. The game almost required you to watch the story more often than hit buttons on your controller.

Who knows if an adaptation would ever be successful. but we went ahead and picked some key actors to fill in as possible candidates for each of the roles. Keep in mind we couldn’t do all the characters so we stuck with primarily the main roles within Season One.

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1st Annual M10 Award Winners

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“12 Years a Slave,” “The Last of Us,” and “Breaking Bad” are the best of 2013. Here is the full list of the 1st Annual M10 Award Winners.

Click More to see the nominees and the highlighted winners:

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Oscar: “Gravity” vs. “12 Years a Slave”

cuaron-affleck-dga_2802578bOscar: “Gravity” vs. “12 Years a Slave”

Last night Alfonso Cuaron picked up one of the biggest precursor awards for his space epic. It wasn’t a complete surprise when Cuaron’s name was announced; he previously received a Golden Globe for “Gravity” as well. If we have learned anything from this win it is that “12 Years a Slave’s” front-runner status is in danger.

“12 Years a Slave” was the early favorite. People loved “Gravity” when it landed in theaters, but people still said “12 Years a Slave” was the film to beat. When December came around and critic’s awards were being announced you often heard one of the two films being named best picture of 2013 with “Her” and “American Hustle” thrown in intermittently.

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Top 10: Movie Moments – 2013

imageTop 10: Movie Moments – 2013

POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOLLOW

If you haven’t seen a particular film, please scroll past it. Some moments involve the films’ conclusion.

By the time January has come and past, the M10 awards will be announced and we’ll move our film direction toward 2014.

So many great films were release in 2013, but what were the best moments? After watching nearly a hundred films in 2013, we’ve compiled the top 10 scenes that are still lingering in our minds.

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