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Oscar: 2016 Predictions – December

download2Oscar: 2016 Predictions – December

We’re getting closer. Now with the Golden Globe and SAG nominations out there, things are starting to clear up.

The only thing not really clear is “Star Wars” which we won’t know much about till midnight on the 16th. Still we are at a point where you can expect most of the nominees to look like what we have below.

Visit the Oscar page for frequent updates.

So here are our current 2016 Oscar Predictions:

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Spotlight
The Revenant
Carol
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Hateful Eight
The Martian
Brooklyn
Room

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SideNote: Boardwalk Empire – Devil You Know (As the curtains close)

Jeffrey-Wright-in-Boardwalk-Empire-season-5-episode-6SideNote: Boardwalk Empire – Devil You Know (As the curtains close)

Spoilers for Season 5, Episode 6 “Devil You Know” follow.

Ever since I started binge-watching Terence Winter’s “Boardwalk Empire” last summer, the show has often left me with mixed feelings. Throughout the series run, there have been a handful of plots and characters that mattered very little in the grand scheme of things.

It’s a show that is far from perfect, but it still has some of the greatest production design and cinematography that I have ever seen in a show. Not to mention the occasional episode, like last season’s finale “Farewell Daddy Blues,” that will leave your jaw on the floor.

“Devil You Know” doesn’t quite pack the same punch, but it felt like an episode where the loose ends are starting to be tied up.

Spoilers after the jump.
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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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Emmys: Best Supporting Actor – Drama

AP120913121048-1024x681Best Supporting Actor – Drama

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Jeffrey Wright, Boardwalk Empire
John Slattery, Mad Men
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Film Review: Mud

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Film Review: Mud

Finally got to witness Jeff Nichols’ new opus on its opening night after receiving some prime recognition from Sundance. Take Shelter was Jeff Nichols’ critically hailed film from 2011 that I admired, but didn’t love. It’s a different case with Mud part of me doesn’t want to love it, but I kind of do. Free from jerky twists and cliffahngers the film keeps you intrigued owed greatly to the well acted and well written characters. (more…)