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Can Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford Handle the ‘Truth’?

Even though the film is due in less than three months, we’re just now getting our first look at Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford in the true story of the “Rathergate” period of CBS News when Dan Rather was unceremoniously on his way out after a 2004 report about George W. Bush’s ability to avoid service during the Vietnam War …

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TRAILER: ‘Beasts of No Nation’ from Netflix

Netflix just dropped the trailer for its first feature film, the Venice and Toronto International Film Festival entry Beasts of No Nation and it’s a doozy. Visually sumptuous and arresting, tense and suspenseful, Netflix aims to really shake up the Oscar race as we know it just like it’s done with the Emmys for the last two years. The film, based on …

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Fox Searchlight Pushes ‘Demolition’ to 2016

  Fox Searchlight announced today on Twitter that the Jean-Marc Vallée film Demolition, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts will be released April 8, 2016. That obviously takes it out of contention for the 2015 year Oscars and with it Gyllenhaal and Watts’s chances. But, both have other projects that can now feel the full push from their respective studios. …

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The first trailer for ‘Joy’ Starts the Oscar Race Off with a Bang

The long anticipated first trailer for David O. Russell’s Joy is here and it’s surprising in that it looks to have depth and scope beyond its story and concept. When it was first revealed his follow-up to his triple punch of Oscar winning and nominated hits The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle was going to be the story …

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Can Kate Winslet Come Back to Oscar with The Dressmaker?

  It’s been a while since Kate Winslet won her Oscar for The Reader (2009, to be exact) and she hasn’t been nominated since. Interesting, coming off the fact that she had secured six nominations up to that point; three of them in a four year span leading up to her win. Was her thirst for an Oscar so complete …

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Sony Pictures Classics Gives ‘Grandma’ a poster and an Oscar Push

Sony Pictures Classics has released the poster for their August release Grandma, starring Lily Tomlin. And hey, quote blurbs from our friends Nathaniel Rogers at The Film Experience and Clayton Davis at Awards Circuit. Good on you, boys. The poster comes just ahead of the news that Sony/Tri-Star has just pulled Nicholas Hytner’s The Lady in the Van (starring Oscar winner …

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences sets the submission dates for 88th Oscars

  Scientific and Technical Awards: Friday, July 10th Documentary Short Subject: Tuesday, Sept. 1st Documentary Feature: Monday, Sept. 21st Animated Short Film: Thursday, Oct. 1st Foreign Language Film: Thursday, Oct. 1st Animated Feature Film: Friday, Oct. 30th Original Score: Wednesday, Dec. 2nd Original Song: Wednesday, Dec. 2nd General Entry Form: Wednesday, Dec. 2nd The submission process can be initiated online …

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Full-length trailer for ‘Bridge of Spies’ feels VERY IMPORTANT

A new, full-length trailer for Dreamworks‘ Bridge of Spies dropped and it’s full of DUN-DUN music cues to let you know that it’s about SOMETHING VERY IMPORTANT. The October release has Oscar feels all over it but I can’t help but think it might turn out to be an empty shell. Spielberg’s last film, 2012’s Lincoln was real Oscar gold, …

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Queen of the Desert Trailer #2 (Nicole Kidman, Robert Pattinson) and more

A new, 3-minute trailer has emerged for Werner Herzog’s sand dune epic Queen of the Desert starring Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Damien Lewis and Robert Pattinson. It’s big and lush and features the well-placed (if overused piece of trailer music) piece from The Thin Red Line by Hans Zimmer (“Silence”) that will be easily recognizable. The new trailer offers quite …

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