Top 10: My Picks for 2016

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Top 10: My Picks for 2016

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2017 M10 Award Nominations

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Film Categories

Best Film
Arrival
La La Land
The Handmaiden
Hell or High Water
Jackie
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight
OJ: Made in America
Silence
Toni Erdmann
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Updated Oscar Predictions – Late September

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We’ve learned a lot from the Toronto, Venice, and Telluride film festivals and we’re still learning things! But we couldn’t wait to update our predictions so here they are.

Keep checking our Oscar page for frequent updated predictions:

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La La Land
Moonlight
Manchester by the Sea
Nocturnal Animals
Jackie
Arrival
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Fences
Hell or High Water
Silence
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Updated Oscar Predictions – July 2016

lala-landUpdated Oscar Predictions – July 2016

We’re getting closer! There are still so many potentially great films that we haven’t even seen a still image of yet. TIFF and Venice are just around the corner though and we plan on promptly updating these right after.

Keep it here for the most updated predictions

Here’s what we have for now:

 

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Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
The Birth of a Nation
La La Land
Fences
Loving
Silence
Arrival
Live by Night
The Founder
Manchester by the Sea
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Oscars: Updated Predictions – April

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Oscars: Updated Predictions – April

So I finally updated these. A few things have cleared up, but even almost halfway into 2016 there are still many question marks.

If I had to make a super early call though, I’d say “The Birth of a Nation” is probably your Best Picture winner this year. “Silence,” “Billy Lynn” and other will give it a run though.

Keep checking our the Oscar page for the most updated predictions!

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The Birth of a Nation
Silence
Loving
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Story of Your Life
Fences
Sully
The Light Between Oceans
La La Land
Passengers
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SN: Video Game movies need to make money this year

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I’m talking specifically about “Warcraft” and “Assassin’s Creed” to films coming out in 2016 that are based off of very successful games. Both of which are likely to make little money, especially given the history of Video Game movies.

“Prince of Persia: Sands of Time” was the most financially successful video game movie, and it was still considered a box office bomb. And after so many failed attempts can we really expect the film industry, which is about business first and art second, to invest more money into these adaptations?
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Top 10: Most Anticipated Films of 2016

fassbenderheaderTop 10: Most Anticipated Films of 2016

2016 may be an even more interesting year for the movie industry. We dive deeper into the “Star Wars” franchise, we expand the “Star Trek” and “Harry Potter” franchises and DC Comics arrives super late to the comic book adaptation game.

Some of these films make my top 10, but not all of them. I’ve notably excluded “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” because I’m really not excited for it. I’m also not particularly excited for any Marvel film (“Captain America,” “Deadpool,” “Doctor Strange”), not excited for many reboots such as “Ghostbusters,” and not really excited for sequels such as “Finding Dory” or “Zoolander 2,” even though both could turn out very good.

Here are my personal top 10 starting with some honorable mentions:

Honorable Mentions: Passengers, Assassin’s Creed, Voyage of Time, Midnight Special, The Jungle Book

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