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Over the weekend, the Screen Actors Guild Awards (or SAG, for those who don’t know) did their best provide both questions and answers in regards to the Oscar race. On the one hand, much of what we suspected to the the Academy’s likely favorites remains as such, but on the other…there are certainly some potential upsets brewing. SAG was just one of the precursors over the weekend, as the Art Directors Guild and Ace Eddie announced their winners as well, which you can see below, but the SAG victors are what we’ll be focusing on today. So, let’s chat about that guild’s results! SAG managed to both clear up and confuse on Saturday. Basically, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Brie Larson wrapped up their Oscar wins in Lead Acting categories, while Alicia Vikander likely became an unbeatable frontrunner as well in Best Supporting Actress. As for Best Supporting Actor, »
- Joey Magidson
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Goosebumps (family comedy-horror; Jack Black, Dylan Minnette; rated PG) Burnt (drama-comedy; Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller; rated R) A Brilliant Young Mind (Drama; Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall, Sally Hawkins; rated PG-13) The Assassin (action-drama; Qi Shu, Chen Chang; not rated) Digital HD: Rent from $4-$7 or own from $13-$20 (HD may cost more than Sd) Vudu Offers the same movies as cable Movies On...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
Read More: Watch: New Trailer For Tiff Crowdpleasing Math Drama 'X+Y' With Asa Butterfield, Sally Hawkins & Rafe Spall Formerly titled "X+Y" when it debuted at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, Morgan Matthews' coming-of-age drama finally hit theaters this summer under the title "A Brilliant Young Mind." Starring Asa Butterfield, Sally Hawkins and Rafe Spall, the film is a narrative take on Matthews' 2007 documentary "Beautiful Young Minds." Both films earned acclaim for their authentic depictions of what it's like living with autism. Butterfield stars as Nathan, an autistic teenage math prodigy being mentored by his unconventional and anarchic teacher, Mr. Humphreys (Spall). When it becomes clear that his talents are enough to earn him a place on the British team competing at the highly-revered International Mathematics Olympiad, Nathan heads to Taiwan for an unforgettable, life-affirming journey. In an »
- Zack Sharf
On Demand DVD New Releases Jan. 25-31 A Brilliant Young Mind Inspired by true events, a young prodigy encounters new life challenges when he competes in the prestigious International Math Olympiad. Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall (PG-13, 1:52) 1/26 Burnt (pictured) Adam Jones has a bit of a checkered past. Drugs and diva behavior nearly destroyed this talented chef. His reemergence has him leading a new brigade in London in a quest to gain another coveted Michelin star. He is definitely talented in the kitchen, but can a new group of chefs working with him be tutored in his ways to succeed … Continue reading →
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- Meredith Ennis
The first poster for Disney’s The Bfg is here.
The Bfg (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the Bfg prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle. »
- Michelle McCue
Mark Rylance plays the Big Friendly Giant, a 24-foot tall and endearingly dim-witted creature with a keen sense of smell who is quite unlike his much bigger and scarier bretheren. When a precocious 10-year-old girl (Ruby Barnhill) from London comes into his life, he soon forms a friendship with her,
- Garth Franklin
The Big Short, 2015.
Directed by Adam McKay.
Starring Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Brad Pitt, Finn Wittrock, Max Greenfield, Melissa Leo, Rafe Spall, Hamish Linklater, Tracy Letts, John Magaro, Jeremy Strong, Marissa Tomei, Karen Gillan, Stanley Wong, Byron Mann, Margot Robbie, and Selena Gomez.
Four denizens of the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000’s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight.
Adam McKay at the Oscars you say? The same Adam McKay who helped introduce the world to Ron Burgundy, Mark Wahlberg being funny and the infamous and hilarious vocal styling of Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly’s delightfully crude rendition of Boats and Hoes? One and the same. The rule usually states that comedians (actors, writers or directors) just don’t usually win the big prize, bar a few exceptions »
- Scott J. Davis
7 items from 2016
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