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New Trailer for ‘Steve Jobs’ Has a Focus on Family

  The marketing for Universal‘s Steve Jobs is coming fast and furious now with yet another trailer dropping today. After its successful debut at Telluride earlier this month and ahead of its New York Film Festival and theatrical release next month, Steve Jobs has risen above the fray of the wasteland of Toronto International Film Festival flops like The Danish …

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When Oscar Bait Fails: How Film Festival Response Makes or Breaks a Film

  What has happened to this Oscar season? The Toronto International Film Festival, currently underway, is normally the jumping off point, or in some cases the breeding ground, for the season’s major Oscar players and for the most part many of them are here. But one by one, they’ve been shot down, bang bang. Hype and hope collided and didn’t …

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Trailer for ‘James White,’ starring EGOT-contender Cynthia Nixon

  Every year of awards season we always comb through who is potentially up for rounding out their EGOT wins (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) and this year Cynthia Nixon could find her ‘O’ with the film James White. A Locarno and Toronto International Film Festival entry this year and Sundance winner, the film tells the story of drug and alcohol …

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Sandra Bullock’s ‘Our Brand Is Crisis’ Gets a Poster and a Trailer

Debuting just ahead of its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, David Gordon Green’s comedy/drama Our Brand Is Crisis gives us Academy Award winners Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side) and Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade) as crisis-managing political strategists in a story loosely based on the 2002 Bolivian presidential election and documented in the non-fiction feature of the same name …

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Reginald Hudlin and David Hill are 2016 Oscar Producers

  Reginald Hudlin and David Hill will produce the 88th Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday. Hudlin produced last year’s Governors Awards for the Academy and was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar in 2013 for producing Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. He served as president of entertainment for BET from 2005 to 2008 and has spent …

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Will Smith Looks for Oscar Nod #3 in ‘Concussion’ trailer from Sony Pictures

  After a string of critical and financial bombs (including the notorious disaster After Earth, which co-starred his son Jaden), Will Smith is looking for a comeback with the very baity Oscar vehicle Concussion, whose trailer debuted today from Sony Pictures. Part drama, part thriller, the film could play well with Smith fans as well as the Academy, who’ve awarded …

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