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Film: 1st Annual M10 Nominations

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Film: 1st Annual M10 Nominations

VIDEO GAME and TELEVISION nominations will be announced before the end of the weekend. Here are the first annual M10 nominees for film.

Gravity leads with 7 nominations. Her follows with 6 nominations. American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street follow with 5 nominations.

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Awards: Golden Globe Nominations – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Niki-Lauda-RushAwards: Golden Globe Nominations – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Many would have strong arguments that state that Golden Globes matter very little to the Oscar race. I think, in some cases, they matter a lot. Even since their slates started showing up more clean (No More “The Tourist” incidents) the H.F.P.A. has been given us some solid selections in each category.

This year there were a couple notable things that occurred. A couple notable films/shows that were left out of contention, and a couple of reasonable twists, and some unreasonable. So let’s take a look at these nominations and see what was good, what was bad, and what was just ugly. (more…)

Awards: Final Golden Globe Predictions

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Awards: Final Golden Globe Predictions

One of the most widely acknowledged awards shows will announce its nominees 5:15am PT/8:15am ET. After what we have seen with the Screen Actors Guild nominees you should be expecting attention from “The Butler,” “Enough Said,” and “August: Osage County.” Among the usual front-runners.

After tomorrow the Golden Globes Page will only predict winners of the categories and we’ll see how we did.

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Awards: SAG Predictions

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Awards: SAG Predictions

The Screen Actors Guild awards can be a little bit difficult to predict. They happen early in the year where it is hard to tell which December films SAG has seen and hasn’t seen. For example “Django Unchained” got nothing last year, because not one had seen it yet. Even though it had a very strong acting ensemble.

This year “The Wolf of Wall Street” has reportedly screened for the nominating committee, but what about the members? It is likely “The Wolf of Wall Street” won’t go anywhere here, but I’m going to take that road and say that it will get some attention (But I won’t completely fall for it here).

So here are my final locked-in predictions for SAG (with my runner-up choices):

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Film: Star Wars Episode VII News Timeline

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**This page will be updated frequently following the pre-production, production, and post-production of “Star Wars: VII.” It is in order with the most recent news bits on top.

Star Wars VII Timeline

Nov. 29, 2013 – Millennium Falcon reportedly built for Episode VII
Source: The Guardian

Nov. 28, 2013 – Emmanuelle Chriqui, Alexis Dziene and Taissa Farmiga reportedly up for Star Wars VII roles.
Source: ComicBookMovie

Nov. 19, 2013 – R2D2 confirmed
Source: ComingSoon

Nov. 18, 2013 – Samuel L. Jackson reveals on Letterman that Mark Hamill hasn’t been contacted by J.J. Abrams on returning.
Source: ComicBookMovie

Nov. 13, 2013 – Bad Robot tweets possibly the first BTS photo.
Source: Twitter
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Film Review: 12 Years a Slave

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After hearing all the raves and all the Oscar echoes, I finally got to sit down and see what all the fuss was about. “12 Years a Slave,” directed by Steve McQueen is based on an autobiography of the same name, written by Solomon Northup himself. The film retells the amazing story of Northup and his abduction as a free man into the dark world of slavery.

Many have distinguished the film for its depiction of brutality and yes, there are some brutal scenes. I went into the film misguided with those notions, the film didn’t focus-in on the brutality of slavery rather the helplessness  and despondency of it. Northup has many opportunities to escape, to run off into the southern wilderness, but where would he go? The south over-encumbered with slavers and racists. (more…)

Film Preview: Star Wars VII to hit a theater near you – December 18, 2015

kathleen-kennedy-jj-abrams-george-lucasFilm Preview: “Star Wars VII” to hit a theater near you – December 18, 2015

StarWars.Com just released the following statement:

With pre-production in full-swing, a confirmed release date of December 18, 2015, has been set for Lucasfilm’s highly anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII.

We’re very excited to share the official 2015 release date for Star Wars: Episode VII, where it will not only anchor the popular holiday filmgoing season but also ensure our extraordinary filmmaking team has the time needed to deliver a sensational picture,” said Alan Horn, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios.

Star Wars: Episode VII will be directed by J. J. Abrams (Super 8Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek)and is being scripted by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost ArkThe Empire Strikes BackReturn of the Jedi). Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, with Tommy Harper (Mission: Impossible – Ghost ProtocolJack RyanStar Trek Into Darkness) and Jason McGatlin (TintinWar of the Worlds) serving as executive producers. John Williams is returning to score Star Wars: Episode VII.

Shooting is scheduled to begin spring 2014 at Pinewood Studios.
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Festival Circuit: Toronto -“The Railway Man,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” and more.

EXCLUSIVE: Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto film scenes together for The Dallas Buyers Club in New Orleans.Festival Circuit: Toronto – “The Railway Man,”Dallas Buyers Club,” and more.

Last night, Jonathan Teplitzky’s WWII drama “The Railway Man” screened in Toronto. Receiving a standing ovation and some positive tweets, but some not-so positive word from film critics.

“Dallas Buyers Club” screened earlier today. No critical word yet, however a slew of tweets rave about the performances of Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto.

“Prisoners” continues to receive positive buzz, especially around leading actor Hugh Jackman. “12 Years a Slave” screens in Toronto matching, if not exceeding the response at Telluride.
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Film Trailer: 12 Years a Slave

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Festival Circuit: Telluride and Venice – What we’ve seen.

Blue-is-the-warmest-colorFestival Circuit: Telluride and Venice – What we’ve seen.

The 2013 Palme d’Or winner “Blue is the Warmest Color,” made a reprise earlier this week, continuing it’s strring of positive reviews and momentum.

At this point, several films have been seen at Telluride and Venice and here are some of the key films that have been seen and initial reactions to them:
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