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2015 Academy Awards Winners - Iñárritu's 'Birdman' is Best Picture

The Oscars - 2015

The 87th Academy Awards are upon us and it's time to watch the show and discover the winners of the most prestigious award in Hollywood. The Oscar ceremony is being broadcast live from the Dolby Theatre with the always-entertaining Neil Patrick Harris as our host this year. With a line-up of eight Best Picture nominees, everyone is anxious to find out if Boyhood will beat Birdman, and if Selma will get any love, or if American Sniper or The Grand Budapest Hotel or even The Imitation Game will sneak in for the win. It's finally time to find out who is taking home an Oscar, and who isn't, at the Academy Awards this year. The full list below will be updated with winners marked as they're announced live tonight - refresh for updates.

PICTURE:
Birdman
Birdman
DIRECTOR:
Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Alejandro G. Iñárritu
for Birdman
ACTOR:
Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
Theory of Everything
ACTRESS:
Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
for Still Alice

Read on for a complete list of #Oscars2015 nominees & winners. Let us know what you think of the results!

This will be updated throughout the night to reflect the winners as revealed. Additionally, I might be adding a small bit of editorial commentary beneath each category. Winners are highlighted in BOLD below.

 Posted February 22 in Awards, Discuss, Feat, Movie News | Comments

Rumor: Spielberg Wants to Direct Chris Pratt in New 'Indiana Jones'

Chris Pratt / Indiana Jones

Here we go… The big rumor on Oscar weekend, with all of Hollywood in town, is that Steven Spielberg is apparently quite interested in directing the new Indiana Jones movie. If you recall, in January we posted another rumor that Chris Pratt – star of Jurassic World and Guardians of the Galaxy – is Disney's top pick to star as the new version of Indiana Jones. Ever since Disney got their hands on Lucasfilm a few years ago, they've been figuring out how to bring more franchises back. Aside from Star Wars it sounds like Indy is next, and word from Deadline around Hollywood is that "assuming a script comes in to his satisfaction, Spielberg hopes to direct that film." That film being the new Indiana Jones perhaps starring Chris Pratt.

 Posted February 21 in Discuss, Movie News, Rumors | Comments

Sound Off: 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' - What Did You Think?

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "Manners maketh man. Do you know what that means? Then let me teach you a lesson." Yes! It's here! In theaters everywhere is Kingsman: The Secret Service, the new movie from action director Matthew Vaughn, introducing us to a brand new super spy organization. Colin Firth stars as Harry Hart, who recruits youngster "Eggsy", played by Taron Egerton, off the street to be a Kingsman. Michael Caine, Mark Strong, Sam Jackson, Mark Hamill, Jack Davenport and Sofia Boutella also star. So how is it? As awesome as everyone is saying? Or a waste of time? If you've seen it, leave a comment below with your thoughts on Matthew Vaughn's movie Kingsman: The Secret Service.

 Posted February 13 in Discuss, Sound Off | Comments

Editorial: Why Spider-Man Swinging Home to Marvel is Good News

Spider-Ma

After the news broke that Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios had finally come to an arrangement on the Spider-Man franchise, Alex wrote an editorial about how he wasn't excited. I can't help but disagree. First of all, let's take a moment to soak in how utterly exciting it is that Spider-Man is back home – in a sense – with Marvel. It happened. It finally happened. After years of fans wanting it, two lackluster Spider-Man movies (that fans didn't want) and a studio leak that all but got fans' hopes up with discussions of a talk between Sony and Marvel – the studio behind The Avengers will finally be helping shape the cinematic future of Spider-Man. I can't help but spin this as great news for for Marvel, Sony and Spidey's fans alike.

 Posted February 10 in Discuss, Editorial, Marvel | Comments

Editorial: Another Spider-Man Reboot? I'm Not Really That Excited

Spider-Man

This is definitely going to be the unpopular, you're-totally-crazy opinion but I should be totally honest - this Spider-Man in the Marvel Universe news doesn't excite me at all. In fact, at this point I think I'm over Spider-Man. I didn't grow up reading the character in comic books, so I don't really have that kind of deep connection to Spidey the character. But I did "grow up" watching the Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies, then later followed the newest iteration lead by Marc Webb after helping him breakout with 500 Days of Summer (originally a Sundance film). Maybe I'm also just a bit tired of Marvel these days, too. This is where Spidey belongs, in the Marvel Universe, I'll certainly agree to that, but I'm having trouble feigning any excitement.

 Posted February 10 in Discuss, Editorial, Marvel | Comments

Sound Off: The Wachowskis' Sci-Fi 'Jupiter Ascending' - Thoughts?

Jupiter Ascending Sound Off

Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "It can be difficult for people from underdeveloped worlds to hear that their planet is not the only inhabited planet." The new Wachowskis movie is here. In theaters everywhere is Jupiter Ascending, the spectacular new sci-fi space opera creation from Lana & Andy Wachowski (of The Matrix trilogy, Bound, Speed Racer, Cloud Atlas) starring Channing Tatum as wolf-hybrid Caine and Mila Kunis as Jupiter. Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean, Douglas Booth & Gugu Mbatha-Raw are in here, too. Is it any good? Or is it a mess? Are the Wachowskis doing well or in trouble? Once you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on The Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending.

 Posted February 6 in Discuss, SciFi, Sound Off | Comments

That Breathtaking Cinematic Moment in Xavier Dolan's 'Mommy'

Xavier Dolan's Mommy

"It's not where you take things from—it's where you take them to." (-Jean-Luc Godard) There is a moment in Xavier Dolan's film Mommy, officially my #1 film of 2014, that took my breath away. It's the kind of moment all cinema enthusiasts live for, the kind of visceral surprise that leaves you in such awe that you end up holding your breath until that moment – the scene – ends. The more I think about it, the more it grows in my mind, and upon further reflection I believe it is one of the defining moments in cinema in 2014. That no one is talking about… yet. I can't get it out of my mind, and out of everything I saw in 2014, it's one of the most brilliant cinematic decisions any filmmaker made. Xavier Dolan showing the rest how it's done.

 Posted January 19 in Discuss, Editorial, Indies | Comments

Sound Off: Michael Mann's Hacker Thriller 'Blackhat' - Your Thoughts?

Blackhat Sound Off

Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "To you this is just a game, the virtual world!" Director Michael Mann is back with his latest action-thriller Blackhat (once known as Cyber), starring Chris Hemsworth as a blackhat hacker named Nicholas Hathaway, recruited by the government to help them solve an attack on a nuclear power plant in China. The cast includes Leehom Wang and Wei Tang as his Chinese cohorts, along with Viola Davis and Holt McCallany representing the US side. The hacker movie was produced by Legendary Pictures, and is now in theaters. So is it any good? Is it even worth seeing? Is it another hit for Mann or not? Once you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on Mann's Blackhat.

 Posted January 16 in Discuss, Sound Off | Comments

87th Academy Awards Nominations Announced - Full List for 2014

Academy Awards

The complete list of nominees for the 87th Academy Awards, the most prestigious award in Hollywood, have been announced today (via oscar.go.com). The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed the nominees this morning live via online/television broadcast. The selection seemed to be quite diverse, with some snubs, but lots of acclaim as well focusing on the excellent films from 2014. There's no need to spend any more time introducing this, so let's get right down to it! This year, The Academy selected a total of eight Best Picture nominee films, including: Birdman, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Selma (!), Whiplash and American Sniper. So without further ado, here is the full list of 2015 nominees from 2014…

 Posted January 15 in Awards, Discuss, Movie News | Comments

2015 Golden Globe Awards Winners - 'Boyhood' Wins Best Drama

Golden Globe Award

The winners of the HFPA's 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, the precursor to the Academy Awards, have been announced tonight at a ceremony held at The Beverly Hilton hotel, hosted by the incredibly talented Tina Fey & Amy Poehler, back for three years in a row as some of the best hosts they've had. Our list below will be updated with all film-related winners as they're revealed during the ceremony's live broadcast. The nominees were odd as usual, and we're not sure who will win with so many great films in the running, so let's find out what the HFPA likes this time. Find out which films took home Globes! List below.

 Posted January 11 in Awards, Discuss, Movie News | Comments

Sound Off: Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice' - Your Thoughts?

Inherent Vice Sound Off

Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "But if you're Doc, it may all start to get a little peculiar after that…" Now in theaters is the latest from acclaimed filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson, an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's novel Inherent Vice, starring Joaquin Phoenix as PI "Doc" Sportello. This stoner comedy/drama/mystery begins when Doc looks into the disappearance of an ex-girlfriend named Shasta, played by the effervescent Katherine Waterston. PTA's cast includes a bunch of other goofy characters: Josh Brolin as Bigfoot, Joanna Newsom as Sortilège, Benicio Del Toro as Smilax, even Owen Wilson, Jena Malone and Martin Short.. So how is it? One of PTA's best or did PTA get too high on his own supply? Once you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on PTA's Inherent Vice.

 Posted January 9 in Discuss, Sound Off | Comments

Watch & Discuss: Are These the Best Films of the Decade So Far?

The Best Films of the Decade So Far

We're just digging into 2015, and that means we're right in the middle of this current decade. And that's enough of a reason for the folks at Fandor to put together a list of The Best Films of the Decade So Far. However, this wasn't something that they determined on their own. Instead, a casual question about what people thought the best movie of the decade was on social media resulted in hundreds of replies on Twitter and Facebook. And so they decided to tally up the votes and see how a list turned out. But instead of just delivering a list, they also put together a countdown video showing off the 26 films that made the cut. Look!

 Posted January 9 in Discuss, To Watch | Comments

Sound Off: Olivier Megaton's 'Taken 3' with Liam Neeson - Thoughts?

Taken 3

Now that you've seen it, what did you think? It ends here! He's back, again, for another round of phone threats and high stakes action. In theaters now is Taken 3, bringing back Liam Neeson for a third time as Bryan Mills, father of Kim, played by Maggie Grace, the one person he will kill anyone to protect. The cast in this sequel includes Forest Whitaker and Dougray Scott, and involves a twist where Bryan is framed for the murder of his wife Lenore, played by Famke Janssen. How is it? Any better than the first two or more of the same? Once you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on Megaton's Taken 3.

 Posted January 9 in Discuss, Sound Off | Comments

Watch: First Cut 2015, A 'Movie Mashup Preview' of the Year Ahead

First Cut 2015

"Two-thousand-fifteen! You mean – we're in the future?!" It's 2015! It's finally here, the year when we get another Avengers movie and a new Star Wars movie, not to mention Jurassic World and Mad Max. With the new year underway, friend of the site Nick Bosworth has cut together another one of his mashup videos, but instead of a retrospective on the year past he's looking forward at the year ahead - 2015. The video is just a quick glimpse at some of the Hollywood movies on the line-up for 2015 (and a fun nod to Back to the Future: Part II) and should get you excited for all we have in store, even if the first few months are filled with boring releases. Then again, maybe there are some great films coming up pretty soon. Fire it up below.

 Posted January 5 in Discuss, Hype, To Watch | Comments

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