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We’re at that point, folks. Oscar nominations drop tomorrow, and for the first time ever, every category will have an official announcement. (In years past, many “smaller” categories were announced by way of press release.) Of course, this means that we have to predict who will get in – and

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Well, the holiday season has come and gone; we’re still dealing with that pesky Selma controversy, though. Voting for the 2014 Oscar nominations began on Dec. 29 and will close Thursday, Jan. 8. In other words, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’s (BAFTA) nominations, Golden Globe winners, and

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This week, we look at how the Broadcast Film Critics Association‘s (BFCA) Critics’ Choice Movie Awards nominations – announced on Monday – might affect the Oscar race. Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s Birdman leads the pack there with 13 nominations; Wes Anderson‘s The Grand Budapest Hotel and Richard Linklater‘s Boyhood follow with

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The “official” kickoff of the awards season may have been last week, but it more or less showed us that Robert Duvall, Chris Rock, and Shailene Woodley will hit the campaign trail harder than we expected… Regardless, the awards part of awards season kicks off over the next two weeks.

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David Dobkin’s The Judge – starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall – was the first film to, officially, make its case at the Toronto International Film Festival when it kicked off the fest last Thursday night. Well, the jury reached a guilty verdict… Enough courtroom puns, though – what

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The Oscar race moves on as the Telluride Film Festival ends and the Toronto Film Festival begins.

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This week there are some great releases! Jack Reacher, Safe Haven, 30 Rock: Season Seven, Private Practice: The Complete Sixth Season, Royal Pains: Season Four, Mama and
Fringe: The Complete Series.

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Written and directed by frequent Bryan Singer collaborator Christopher McQuarrie, Jack Reacher begins with a chilling sniper attack on innocent pedestrians in downtown Pittsburgh, then spends the rest of its two hours trying to justify the gravity of its opening scene as a undistinguished, somewhat shabby excuse for a mystery-thriller.  Tom Cruise

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Love Actually image: © 2003 Universal Studios.  ||  This Chick’s Flicks logo: © 2012 Kristal Bailey. Some people celebrate Christmas Day with family, friends, and presents under a tree. Others, like me, celebrate with a trip to the movies and dinner in Chinatown. Regardless of how you spend the day

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Anyone who knows me knows that I like to gamble every now and then. There’s not much better then the thrill of knowing that your money relies on a pass, a shot, or when you can control it, a hand of poker. Poker is my go-to game, and it has

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