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SAG Noms: Where is the Race Now?

The Screen Actors Guild nominations gave us another piece of the Oscar puzzle today. Some of it made things much clearer while some of it made an already wild season even wilder. What we can do though is really begin to build a picture and a path to the Oscars for individual films and performances. This is the first real …

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AFI Review: Angelina Jolie Pitt’s ‘By the Sea’ (★★)

  Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s By The Sea attempts to break down and humanize two of the most alien and illustrious faces in Hollywood in an intimate setting. Angelina Jolie Pitt’s third directorial project breaks away from the prestige of her last film, Unbroken, but the vanity project she offers is glossy, artificial and incoherent. Throughout all of By …

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‘The Big Short’ Gets a Teaser Poster

The first teaser poster for Paramount Pictures‘ Oscar hopeful The Big Short was released today, showing a very direct metaphor of the U.S. housing market under water. The film details the story of the men who discovered the massive underpinnings that led to the global economic collapse in 2008. The film will debut at AFI Fest as the Closing Night …

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Brad Pitt Bookends: ‘The Big Short’ to Close 2015 AFI Fest

  Right after debuting the first trailer and announcing a December release yesterday, Paramount Pictures announced that The Big Short will be the closing night gala for the 29th AFI Fest in November. Last year’s closing night film, Foxcatcher, went on to garner five Oscar nominations, including Best Director, Best Actor (Steve Carell) and Best Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo). Chock …

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Angelina Jolie-Pitt’s ‘By the Sea’ to Open AFI Fest

After the cold reception of her last two films, In the Land of Blood and Honey and Unbroken, Angelina Jolie-Pitt is hoping the third time’s the charm with By the Sea, which will open the AFI Fest. She is the star (with husband Brad Pitt), writer and director. The 29th fest will run from November 5-12 and By the Sea …

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