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Golden Globes: Updated Film Predictions – November

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We have completely updated all of our film categories for our Golden Globe Predictions.

The HFPA thinks a little differently from the Academy. It’s not really a copy/paste situation. In the past few days we have had some momentum shifts, from the strong premiere of “Selma” at the AFI Fest to the strong presence of “The Imitation Game” at the Hollywood Film Awards.

Most of our Television categories haven’t really changed. We will have one more full updated before the nominations are announced on December 12th.

Click “More” to see our entire list of a category’s front-runners and long shots. And click on our Golden Globes page for all categories including Television categories.

Here are our updated film predictions:

Best Motion Picture – Drama
The Imitation Game
Boyhood
Selma
Unbroken
Gone Girl
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Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Birdman
Into the Woods
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Top Five
Big Eyes
More
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Quick Takes: “Birdman,” “The Homesman,” and “Guardians of the Galaxy”

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Click Scores to see all of our recent star-rating reviews.

The Media 10 doesn’t usually reviews movies, but we are changing that with “Quick Takes” a new segment that gives at most two paragraphs to recently seen movies.

Birdman (★★★1/2)

There are few movies as ambitious as “Birdman,” and under different direction the seamless, erratic, flow of the film may have proven more harm than good. Not only is “Birdman” one of the most beautiful movies of the year, it is also one of the most complex. With layered characters performed to a tee by talented actors.

The Homesman (★★)

With “The Homesman,” writer/director Tommy Lee Jones has cemented the fact that his talents are just as effective on-screen as they are off-screen. Unfortunately, the result of this very faithful adaptation feels unfocused with a paint-by-numbers structure. Some scenes pack an emotional punch, while others feel flat and unimportant.

Guardians of the Galaxy (★★1/2)

By not taking itself too seriously, “Guardians of the Galaxy” easily becomes one of Marvel’s most well-written stories post-“Iron Man.” Not to mention some of the best art direction in a film this year, both visually and practically. However, “Guardians” commits the superhero movie sins of keeping long-winded action scenes too close to one another and having an uninteresting villain.

 

Film: 2014 Cannes Film Festival – Predicting the Palme d’Or

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The 67th annual Festival de Cannes will start May 14th and go through May 25th. This is the second festival to Sundance that may potentially reveal to us some of the best films of 2014.

Many great filmmakers have films in competition this year for the Palme d’Or. 18 films are in competition and, at this point, it looks like it could be anyone’s game. Here’s a brief history for the last five winners:

2013 – “Blue is the Warmest Colour”
2012 – “Amour”
2011 – “The Tree of Life”
2010 – “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives”
2009 – “The White Ribbon”

Michael Haneke’s “Amour” went on to earn both Picture and Director Oscar nominations as did Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life.” It could be a dark horse or a film already buzzing this year, so we’ve compiled and ranked what we think will stand-out this year and included a brief synopsis of each film so that you can make your own predictions.

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Preview: Predicting the Best Film of 2014

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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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Poll: What film will win the “Best Picture” Oscar in 2015?

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Poll: What film will win the “Best Picture” Oscar in 2015?

Oscar: Way too Early 2015 Oscar Predictions – Round 2

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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 Score

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Hans Zimmer – “Interstellar”
Antonio Sanchez – “Birdman”
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross – “Gone Girl”
Alexandre Desplat – “Unbroken”
Jóhann Jóhannsson – “The Theory of Everything”
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Golden Globes: Best Performance by a Lead Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

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Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Reese Witherspoon, Wild
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Jennifer Aniston, Cake
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Golden Globes: Best Performance by a Lead Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

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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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Oscar: “Best Sound Mixing” Predictions

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Unbroken
Into the Woods
Interstellar
Birdman
The Imitation Game
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