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Festival Circuit: Oscar potentials “Birdman,” “The Imitation Game,” and “Wild” rock Telluride

birdman-trailer-keaton-nortonFestival Circuit: Oscar potentials “Birdman,” The Imitation Game,” and “Wild” rock Telluride

Every year the summer blockbusters begin to simmer down. September comes along and studios start the long campaigning for their chosen films. Historically, the Venice Film Festival and the Telluride Film Festival can  jump the award season.

Last year, Oscar rivals “12 Years a Slave” and “Gravity” exploded out of Telluride with rave reviews. This year there are two films sharing the word “Oscar” in many tweets from Colorado. Morten Tyldum’s “The Imitation Game” and Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Birdman.”

Other notable films that met some positive feedback were Jean-Marc Vallee’s “Wild” and Jon Stewart’s “Rosewater.”

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Preview: The Potential of “Birdman”

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Given the accolades by the presence of Oscar-nominated director Alejandro González Iñárritu and a strong above-the-line crew including 2013 Oscar-winning cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki (he won for “Gravity”).  From pre-production “Birdman” sounded like an Oscar contender.

The story follows a washed up actor who used to play an iconic superhero. He decides to bring together a broadway play while fighting his ego and his family problems. It’s a bizarre premise, but putting Michael Keaton in the role of an insane person, sounds like a perfect fit. (more…)

Preview: Predicting the Best Film of 2014

fury_articlePreview: Predicting the Best Film of 2014

Alright, so we’ve started the year off with a couple strong, successful films. “The Lego Movie” landed with a slew of powerful reviews along with the successful Wes Anderson film “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” Meanwhile we’ve had some strong independent titles like “Under the Skin” and “Locke” hit the review circuit. Also, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” has already climbed to the top of the annual box office, also presenting strong reviews.

Are any of these films going to be the best of 2014? It’s going to be rough considering the slate we have. We are going to present you with our Top 20 guesses of what could receive the most acclaim and give shout outs to some other films that could be in the mix.

Here is your complete guide to what could be the best film of 2014:

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Awards: 2015 Golden Globe Predictions

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We hear about potentially great films every day this time of year. And while the box office is slugging out many unfavorable films, we like to look ahead to the potentially great ones. 2015 Oscar Predictions will be updated as soon as the 2014 Oscar Ceremony closes its curtains. For now we have the 2015 Golden Globe Predictions.

You can click the tab (or here) at the top of the page to view a list of contenders in each category, but here is the gist of what we have as nominations:

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Oscar: Way too Early 2015 Oscar Predictions – Round 2

asdOscar: Way too Early 2015 Oscar Predictions – Round 2

If you checked out our previous list, there were a lot of films still not considered. We’ve compiled everything to make this next list. It’s 2014 now and even though the 2013 award circuit hasn’t completed, it is about time that we start looking toward the future.

Click MORE to see the 2015 Early Oscar Predictions:

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Golden Globes: Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

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J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Robert Duvall, The Judge
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Film Trailer: The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel

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Last Updated: 10/17/13

So excited for this. It looks like a Wes Anderson film in all the best ways. Also comforting to see Ralph Fiennes in a less sinister role.

Oscar: “Best Supporting Actor” Predictions

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Edward Norton, Birdman
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Tom Wilkinson, Selma
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