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REVIEW: ‘Joy’ (★★★½)

  There’s something truly fantastic about the opening scene of Joy. It’s a black and white television soap opera starring none other than All My Children’s Susan Lucci. Stiff acting, Bob Mackie-type gowns and Dynasty hair, elaborate names like Bartholomew, Clarinda and Danica pepper this sequence and although we don’t know what it means in context it sets us up ...

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Full-Length ‘Joy’ Trailer – “Money, Crime, Betrayal”

After a rousing first test screening and a secret one last night of a drastically different cut (and with dismal results), the full-length trailer for the highly anticipated Christmas release ” is here. Once again employing a 1960s era song (the first trailer used a choral version of “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” this new one features The Ronettes’ ...

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‘Joy’ Screens: It’s a Major Oscar Player

  The highly anticipated Christmas release Joy, starring Jennifer Lawrence, screened last night in LA and AwardsWatch* was there to take in what was either going to be a huge success or a big disappointment. Being one of the few films that has yet to be seen in full (The Revenant and The Hateful Eight are other majors), it’s kind ...

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Gold Rush Gang 2016 Oscar Predictions: BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (August)

Robert De Niro (Joy) sees his lead increase, putting his vote total to a near perfect score and maintaining his #1 status. His strength in this race has been one of the most consistent in the early season. His Oscar comeback in Silver Linings Playbook (also from #1 director David O. Russell) could have put him on track for a ...

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