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‘To hell with dreams’

Warren Beatty opened the envelope, took a long look at the card and passed it to Faye Dunaway, who said, “La La Land” into the microphone. The frontrunner’s producers, director and cast hugged, celebrating their seventh Oscar of the night, … Continue reading

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Nominated for this, but also in that

Two years ago, Eddie Redmayne earned a nomination for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. Absolutely warranted. He’s a great actor. But no actor has a great performance in every movie. Unfortunately for Redmayne, he lived … Continue reading

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Oscars: Right movie…wrong actor

The Academy did a nice job with its nominations in preparation for the 89th awards presentation Feb. 26. The Oscars have the African American representation it lacked over the past two years with Moonlight, Hidden Figures and Fences; Mel Gibson’s … Continue reading

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The Split experience (SPOILER WARNING)

When I first saw the trailer for Split, I laughed … I laughed. I mean James McAvoy was dressed as a woman. And then pretending to be a nine-year-old boy. When I thought it couldn’t getĀ  worse, what popped on … Continue reading

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A Message to Warner Bros.

Let’s face it, Warner Bros. You didn’t have a good year. While I’m sure this is troubling for you as a studio, it’s especially troubling for us. I love DC, I love the Harry Potter universe and I love Ben … Continue reading

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Happy New Year … I’m back

Let’s just say this. The last time I posted on this blog, Fantastic FourĀ (aka Fant4stic) was my fifth most anticipated movie for the summer of 2015 … a lot has changed. I’ve been away too long, and I know you’ve … Continue reading

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Most anticipated films of the summer

Coming off a great 2014, it’s upsetting that we’ve had to struggle through the worst movie months of the season. With the exception of “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” there hasn’t been much quality so far this year, which is to … Continue reading

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