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Michelle Finally Reviews Intersteller and thinks its a Mess!

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Christopher Nolan what am I going to do with you? Your movies are always big on ideas and concepts but somehow manage to fall apart in the 3rd act – usually when it calls for you to direct an action scene. I’m almost always glad I went on the journey but ultimately disappointed when I arrive at the destination. Interstellar starts off great but falls under the weight of its own ideas.

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The 2015 Golden Globe Awards!

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This morning, while the sensible among were sleeping (and I am nothing if not sensible), Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven, Peter Krause and Paula Patton revealed the nominations for the 2015 Golden Globe Awards.

Given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, The Golden Globes are not generally considered particularly relevant, but still a first rate party (hence some of the most impressive drunk thank you speeches in film & television award show history).

You can’t throw a first-rate party with a first-rate guest list and this year’s nominations are certainly top notch. But relevant or not, would it have killed the HFPA to nominate Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) for Best Actress in a Drama?

Anyroad, the complete list of nominations follows the jump. The 2015 Golden Globes will be presented on January 11, on NBC.

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Special Writing Team Announced for 87th Oscars®!

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Craig Zadan and Neil Maron, producers of the 87th Oscars® have announced the special material writing for the Neil Patrick Harris-hosted event.

Harris and two-time Emmy®-winning head writer Dave Boone, a veteran of eight Oscar® telecasts will head the team which includes: Paul Greenberg (Emmy-winner, 63rd and 64th Tony Awards®), Mason Steinberg, (three-time Emmy Award nominee), Derek DelGaudio (performance artist, writer), Liz Feldman (four-time Emmy winner, The Ellen DeGeneres Show), Paula Pell (writer, producer and actress, Saturday Night Live),  and Tim Carvell (writer and executive producer, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver).

The 87th Oscars will air live on Oscar Sunday, February 22, 2015, on ABC. For further details, fllow the jump.

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Washington DC Film Critics Names Boyhood the Best of 2014!

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Everyone who reads this site knows that for one month every year I go down the deep hole known as Award season where I have to cram 40 or 50 movies into a short 3 week period. As a member of the Washington, DC Area Film Critics Association, I’m sort of proud to say we have a pretty solid track record of predicting eventual Oscar Nominations and winners. This year several of my picks did make it and for the first time ever, I had a nomination pick in every category that I voted in. Disappointed that Selma didn’t receive any love, but then the screenings were held at odd times that folks couldn’t catch it. There was no chance my pick for Chris Evans as Best Actor was going to make it to the nomination round. Agony!

As usual WAFCA selects the one movie that I didn’t see as Best Film. I don’t know where I was when Boyhood was screened earlier this year and the studio sent over an screener link to view the movie – but I’m sorry, my home internet sucks and viewing online screeners is an awful experience.

Anyhoo, Richard Linklater‘s ambitious little film Boyhood cleans up in this year’s WAFCA Awards garnering Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress and Best Youth Performance. The Michael Keaton lead Birdman also cleaned up winning Best Actor, Best Screenplay and Best Editing.  Here’s the full list.

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The Hunger Games – Mockingjay Part 1: A Lifeless, Limp Noodle

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I won’t lie; I walked into The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 knowing that I would hate it. I liked the first two films well enough, but really don’t like Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and I’m sorry but I’m sick to death of watching movies that don’t seem to end. I miss the days when movies had clear beginnings, middles and endings. I don’t want to wait 4 or 5 years to get a complete story because frankly, by the time it concludes, I just don’t give a crap anymore. Can anyone tell me what’s going on in The Hobbit movies?

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TCM Plans Triple Feature In Tribute To Mike Nichols!

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Mike Nichols may have died this week, but he’s left behind a reputation as a wonderful human being and a trove of superb motion pictures to guarantee he will never be forgotten.

On Saturday, December 6th, TCM will run a triple feature of films that speak to his ability to do vastly different things really, really well: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Graduate, and Carnal Knowledge. For further details, follow the jump.

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Turn Your Cellphone Into a Movie Theater: 5 Best Movie Streaming Apps

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There is nothing quite like viewing a movie in a theater. The lights are dim, surround sound kicks in and the story comes to life on the big screen in front of you. However, most of us now live life on the go, and two hours in the theater is often too much time to spare even for the most dedicated of movie buffs.

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Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke: The First Story Out Today!

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The inspiration for the anime masterpiece Princess Mononoke, Princess Mononoke: The First Story is an ecological fable written and illustrated, in gorgeous watercolors, by the legendary director, Hayao Miyazaki.

Published in North America by VIZ Media, the oversized  (11¾ x 11¾ inch) hardcover – which also features an afterword by Miyazaki – is released under its Studio Ghibli Library imprint – and is in stores today. For further details, follow the jump.

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It Will be Legen – wait for it -DARY! NPH Will Host The 2015 Oscars®!

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Master of Ceremonies specialist Neil Patrick Harris, veteran of many Tony Awards shows; star of stage, screen and television and singer-dancer-actor triple-threat par excellence, has been selected to host the 2015 Academy Awards.

I am officially so tickled I could just PLOTZ! Follow the jump for details. The 87th Annual Academy Awards® will air on ABC, Sunday, February 22, 2015.

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Skepticism Colors Hollows Groves!

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Hollows Groves, a movie about a behind-the-scenes look at a Ghost Hunters type of reality series, was spawned by writer/director Craig Efros’ skepticism – not of the supernatural, but of the hi-tech ‘smoke and mirrors’ that can be used to make the audience believe that those kinds of paranormal investigators are actually encountering paranormal activity.

The result is a film that asks if such investigators really believe in what they’re doing and, if not, what might happen if they actually encountered something supernatural?

Hollows Grove stars Lance Henriksen and Mykelti Williamson and will be released on VOD through iTunes and www.hollowsgrove.com on Tuesday, October 21st. Follow the jump for details.

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