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Sheldon’s 2014 Fifteen (Plus Five) Movies!

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After careful consideration – and with some trepidation – I’ve finally put together my final list of my favorite movies from 2014. It was the first time in a long while that I saw more than 200 movies and a lot of them were incredibly good (a lot were incredibly bad, or boring, but I’ve already dealt with those).

As usual, these are the films that got me laughing, crying, engaged in conversations and generally made my brain fizz in a good way. As usual, anyone who says it was a crap year for movies just wasn’t paying attention.

Also note that two movies – Selma and Boyhood (despite their importance in terms of history and/or unique concepts) did not make my favorites list – not because they were bad films. They were not. They were very, very good ones. They just didn’t connect with me as much as these twenty did.

So, hold your breath – here we go…

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The 2015 Oscar® Nominations: A Few Thoughts!

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Once again, the Oscar® nominations are unveiled and, once, again, there are some moments of controversy. This year, more than most, the concept of a Best Film nominee apparently directing itself will spark a ton of controversy – making the argument that the nominee list for directors should be expanded to match that of Best Film.

Also once again, a lot of the nominees are films that haven’t been seen by anyone outside the academy and residents of Los Angeles and New York City who felt inclined to see them over the holiday crush.

For now, though, here are the nominees and a few thoughts that wandered lonely across my mind as I encountered them for the first time.

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DGA Awards Reveals Nominees For Feature Films!

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The Directors Guild of America has announced the nominees for Feature Film Director. Nominees for television, commercials and documentary will be announced tomorrow.

Follow the jump for the Feature Film nominees.

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The Grand Budapest Hotel Leads The 2015 BAFTAs Nominations!

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The 2015 BAFTA Nominations have been released and there’s nary a blockbuster to be found in the Best Film Category. The closest we get is Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel with just over $174 million at the global box office. Other best Best Film nominees include: Birdman, Boyhood, The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything.

The Grand Budapest Hotel garner a total of eleven noms; The Theory of Everything grabbed ten nominations and Birdman and The Imitation Game got nine.

The complete list of nominees follows the jump.

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The Writers Guild of America Awards Nominations Released!

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The Writers Guild of America has announced the nominations for the best writing in film for 2014. The biggest surprise may be the inclusion of Guardians of the Galaxy.

For the complete list of nominations for original, adapted and documentary screeplays, follow the jump.

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2014 PGA Awards Nominees Unveiled!

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The Producers Guild of America has released their nominations for best film and longform comedy and dramatic television productions of 2014. For a complete list of niominees, follow the jump.

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Birdman Leads 20th Critics’ Choice Awards!

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The nominations for the 20th Critics Choice Awards included some big surprises. Not the thirteen moms for Birdman, necessarily, but the eleven for Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel which was released way back in March (ancient history for most awards voters). Boyhood was next with eight gongs.

For a complete list of nominees, follow the jump.

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Intelligence Trailer: The Imitation Game!

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Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game tells the story of how mathematician Alan Turing helped break The Enigma Code – the unbreakable code devised by the Germans during World War II – enabling England and her allies access to the intelligence necessary to win the war.

Check out the tension-filled trailer after the jump. The Imitation Game – starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightly, Charles Dance, Matthew Goode and Mark Strong – opens on November 21st.

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