Film Trailer: 22 Jump Street

22 Jump Street

Trailer with Alternate Ending

Last Updated: 02/20/14

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Film Review: The Lego Movie

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Film Review: The Lego Movie

When “The Lego Movie” was first announced the inner child in me was curious, but the adult in me was skeptical. Above action figures I played with Legos. I reimagined  my lego figurines in different adventurous scenarios and acted out whatever nonsensical epic that was in my imagination at the time. This isn’t something any adult would do usually. Even worse, this isn’t something many adults would even remember doing.

Trailers and T.V. spots demonstrated a nice fun kids film, but nothing special; at least that was my impression. Many critics and movie-goers were bewildered when every single second of “The Lego Movie” turned out to be entertaining. The film received an early “Cerified Fresh” title on Rotten Tomatoes with a score higher than this years Oscar front-runners. Continue reading

Top 10: Movie Moments – 2013

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POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOLLOW

If you haven’t seen a particular film, please scroll past it. Some moments involve the films’ conclusion.

By the time January has come and past, the M10 awards will be announced and we’ll move our film direction toward 2014.

So many great films were release in 2013, but what were the best moments? After watching nearly a hundred films in 2013, we’ve compiled the top 10 scenes that are still lingering in our minds.

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Oscar: Snubs that could happen

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There will undoubtedly be some major snubs when the Oscar nominations are announced January 16th. Major front-runners have often been pushed aside. Some say this is because voters won’t pick the obvious choice so they can help an underdog get in.

Unfortunately this helps to eliminate a lot of major front-runners. (Which is said to have happened last year to Ben Affleck for “Argo.”)

So really though, no one is completely safe. So here are list of some obvious choices that could get the booth on the morning of the 16th.

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Film: 1st Annual M10 Nominations

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Film: 1st Annual M10 Nominations

VIDEO GAME and TELEVISION nominations will be announced before the end of the weekend. Here are the first annual M10 nominees for film.

Gravity leads with 7 nominations. Her follows with 6 nominations. American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street follow with 5 nominations.

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Film Review: The Wolf of Wall Street

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Film Review: The Wolf of Wall Street

When Martin Scorsese showed Paramount a 4-hour cut of “The Wolf of Wall Street” with borderline pornographic content, they had to be concerned about the marketability of the film. Clocking in at two hours and fifty-nine minutes and providing just enough sexuality to maintain an R-rating, “The Wolf of Wall Street” is really quite…different.

Based off Jordan Belfort’s memoir, “The Wolf of Wall Street” shows us how Belfort managed to climb up the financial ladder only to spiral out into the madness of his own world. It is bewildering and consistently shocking. The early word for the film stated that it was “pretty much” three hours of sex and drugs, and I cannot dispute that the the sex and drugs are apparent throughout the duration of the film. The moral, however, seems to be lossed upon some detractors.

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Awards: Final Golden Globe Predictions

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Awards: Final Golden Globe Predictions

One of the most widely acknowledged awards shows will announce its nominees 5:15am PT/8:15am ET. After what we have seen with the Screen Actors Guild nominees you should be expecting attention from “The Butler,” “Enough Said,” and “August: Osage County.” Among the usual front-runners.

After tomorrow the Golden Globes Page will only predict winners of the categories and we’ll see how we did.

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Awards: SAG Predictions

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Awards: SAG Predictions

The Screen Actors Guild awards can be a little bit difficult to predict. They happen early in the year where it is hard to tell which December films SAG has seen and hasn’t seen. For example “Django Unchained” got nothing last year, because not one had seen it yet. Even though it had a very strong acting ensemble.

This year “The Wolf of Wall Street” has reportedly screened for the nominating committee, but what about the members? It is likely “The Wolf of Wall Street” won’t go anywhere here, but I’m going to take that road and say that it will get some attention (But I won’t completely fall for it here).

So here are my final locked-in predictions for SAG (with my runner-up choices):

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Film: The Wolf of Wall Street

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The Wolf of Wall Street
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Nov. 15 2013; Paramount Pictures)

Oscar Prospects: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, Best Sound Mixing

Long Shots: Best Supporting Actress, Best Production Design, Best Sound Editing

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Early Word: Well, it is Scorsese. The film’s trailer looks great, there is concern as to wether the Academy will go for this, but they’ve gone for Scorsese in the past and quite frequently.

Projected MetaCritic: 87

The Players

Director: Martin Scorsese
Writer: Terence Winter, Jordan Belfort
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, Kyle Chandler, Margot Robbie, Jean Dujardin
Cinematographer: Rodrigo Prieto
Production Designer: Bob Shaw
Editor: Thelma Schoonmaker
Original Music: Howard Shore