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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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Spike Lee, Gena Rowlands, Debbie Reynolds to Receive Honorary Oscars

  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have chosen writer-director Spike Lee and actress Gena Rowlands to receive Honorary Oscars and will present its Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Debbie Reynolds. Spike Lee has received two Oscar nominations in his career, an original screenplay nom for 1989’s Do the Right Thing and a documentary feature nom for 1997’s 4 Little Girls. Lee has had a tumultuous history …

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New Trailer for Inspirational ‘He Named Me Malala’ from Fox Searchlight

  The new trailer for the Fox Searchlight doc He Named Me Malala from Oscar winner Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) is here and it’s an inspirational and moving thing of beauty and a clear frontrunner for the Documentary Feature Oscar. There’s also a strong shot for the Alicia Keys song “Story to Tell” to be nominated. On the afternoon …

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Our Brand Is Crisis and The Danish Girl Land Top Slots at TIFF

  Sometimes timing is everything. If you look at past schedules for the Toronto International Film Festival you’ll notice a few things; which films get multiple showings and when and where they show can be the right jumping off point for Oscar talk and TIFF’s most valuable player, their People’s Choice Award. Last year The Weinstein Company‘s The Imitation Game won …

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