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Erik Anderson

Erik blames his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

2018 Oscars: Live-Action Shorts Reviews

The 2018 Oscar Nominated Short Films will be released in theaters on February 9th and On Demand February 27th before the Oscars on March 4th. Here are my reviews of the Live Action nominees. Click on the titles for the trailers to each film. DEKALB ELEMENTARY Country of origin: USA Language: English Directed by: Reed Van Dyk 21 minutes As we ...

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Worst Picture/Best Picture: Showgirls and Braveheart (1995)

Showgirls – “From the deer in the headlights performance of Elizabeth Berkley, to the so far over the top that you need a telescope to look down at it dialogue, this film is a camp masterpiece. Never before have so many cliches and ridiculous scenarios been gathered in one film.” (khia213, IMDb.com) Braveheart – “With breathtaking skill, Gibson captures the exhilaration and ...

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2018 Oscars: The Animated Feature and Original Song Connection

Disney/Pixar’s COCO is nominated for Animated Feature and Original Song – can it win both? The connection between animated films and the Original Song Oscar is relatively new one. From the inception of the Original Song category only two songs from animated films won between 1934 and 1988 (“When You Wish Upon a Star” from Pinocchio – 1940 and “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” ...

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First Teaser Trailer for Marvel’s ‘Venom’ starring Tom Hardy

“Everyone’s got their thing; maybe it’s a break-up, a death, an accident. Whatever it is, you used to be one thing, now you’re something else.” The first trailer for Marvel’s Venom came out today and we have it here. Venom is directed by Ruben Fleischer from a screenplay by Scott Rosenberg & Jeff Pinkner and Kelly Marcel and Will Beall ...

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2018 Oscars: Best Picture is beginning to take ‘Shape’

We’re just a month away from the 90th Academy Awards and…we sort of have a frontrunner now? The Directors Guild of America (DGA) bestowed their 70th honor to Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water) this weekend. He also has the Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice and will probably win the BAFTA too, which should at least secure his position as ...

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‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Official Teaser

Last night, Disney dropped a 30-second snippet of the highly-anticipated next chapter in the Star Wars Story sagas, Solo, and now we have the official teaser, pics and some kick-ass throwback posters. Solo: A Star Wars Story tells the origin of our favorite stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerfherder in the form of Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) in the title role and directed ...

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