Feb 232015
 

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So, the Oscars are over for another year. While this was one of the longest ceremonies in recent memory, the fact that it was an unpredictable Oscar race kept it interesting throughout. Birdman took out four big awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Cinematography (the second time in a row for Chivo). The Grand Budapest Hotel won four technical awards, including Best Costume Design for Anderson’s long-time collaborator Milena Canonero, and Best Original Score to dual-nominated Alexandre Desplat. Whiplash took home three, including Best Supporting Actor to JK Simmons and Best Film Editing.

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Feb 182015
 

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A house cleaner is actually space royalty and Channing Tatumn is an interplanetary warrior-wolf man with moon boots. The Wachowskis (Cloud Atlas, The Matrix) bring back the crazy with Jupiter Ascending, a film that I had a heck of a lot of fun with, sometimes at the film’s expensive. Review after the jump.

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Feb 082015
 

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Adapted from the autobiography by Jane Wilde Hawking, ‘Travelling to Infinity: My Life With Steven’, The Theory of Everything deals with Jane’s relationship with her ex-husband, world-renowned astrophysicist Steven Hawking, his diagnosis of motor neuron disease and how, through her decades of support while raising their family, Steven would go on to write ‘A Brief History of Time’.

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