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Analysis: A guide to the precursor awards

Boyhood-Ethan-Hawke-Ellar-ColtraneAnalysis: A guide to the precursor awards

Today was a big day for precursors. If anyone was skeptical about “Boyhood,” they probably aren’t anymore.

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Boston Society of Film Critics, and New York Film Critics Online have all announced their awards.

If you were having some trouble keeping up, we’ve compiled the winners of each category, including the previously announced National Board of Review and New York Film Critics Circle. We also have dates of upcoming awards.

Best Picture
NYFCC – “Boyhood”
NBR – “A Most Violent Year”
LAFCA – “Boyhood”
BSFC – “Boyhood”
NYFCO – “Boyhood”

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Review: The Best of 2014’s First Half

game-of-thrones-season-4-dragon-hboReview: The Best of 2014’s First Half

2014 is halfway over and we’ve already seen some great stuff. It’s really difficult to single out what’s best in any category. So we’ve given our picks for the Top 3 movies, shows, and video games.

First Place

3027812-inline-i-6-adam-stockhausen-grand-budapest-hotelFilm: : The Grand Budapest Hotel

Metacritic: 88
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” had a limited release on March 14 after receiving a strong word-of-mouth from the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival back on February 6th. Critics raved about it use of style to express emotional ideas, many called it Wes Anderson’s most mature film to date. The film is now out on DVD and Blu-Ray, so you should definitely check it out.

game-thrones-season-4-episode-3-oathkeeperTV: Game of Thrones – Season 4

Metacritic: 94
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%

“Game of Thrones” just completed its 4th season two weeks ago. Season four is its highest rated season on MetaCritic. In addition to being widely regarded as a great show, it is also right behind “The Walking Dead” as the most popular show currently on television.

dark-souls-2Video Game: Dark Souls II

Metacritic: 90 on PC, 91 on PS3, 92 on Xbox 360

“Dark Souls II” is a difficult game to say the least, but the more difficult the challenge the greater the reward. Critics and gamers have been raving about this sequel, many state that it vastly improves upon the original. It may not be the top discussion at the water cooler, like “Mario Kart 8” or “Titanfall,” but it’s still the strongest game of 2014. (more…)

Film Trailer: Locke

Locke

UK Trailer

Last Updated: 02/20/14

Tom Hardy looks almost unfamiliar here. Been hearing great things about his performance in this film and the trailer leaves a lot of unanswered questions. May be worth checking out for Hardy alone.

Golden Globes: Best Performance by a Lead Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

article-2700596-1FDB323E00000578-558_634x463Best Lead Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
David Oyelowo, Selma
Bradley Cooper, American Sniper

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