Did The Plastic Baby Seal The Oscar Fate Of “American Sniper”

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(PCM) It was a running joke online leading up to last night’s Academy Award’s telecast that the use of a plastic baby, instead of a real baby in American Sniper would cost the film its’ Best Picture win.

It seems that during the filming there was actually a real baby cast in the film, however the baby had a fever and was unable to make it to the shoot day. Shockingly, the baby’s understudy was a no-show as well, forcing filmmakers to use a plastic baby doll instead. Watch the clip below:

Fandango’s Dave Karger started the joke at a … read more...

2015 Oscar Winners! Live!

Oscars2(PCM) The 87th Annual Academy Awards are taking place tonight, February 22, in L.A.’s Dolby Theater and all of Hollywood has come out to celebrate the best films of the past year.

Facing outcries and protests at the lack of diversity in this year’s nominees, the Awards show opened with a timely joke by host Neil Patrick Harris: “We’re here tonight to celebrate Hollywood’s whitest, um, brightest stars.”

The opening number was a grand homage to cinema greats throughout history and included NPH dueting with Anna Kendrick and Jack Black crashing the number.

The big question on everyone’s mind is … read more...

The 20th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards Winners

Critics-Choice-Awards(PCM) The 20th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards took place last night, January 15, 2015, hosted by Michael Strahan live on A&E.

Richard Linklater’s Boyhood and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Birdman continue to sweep the awards season, with Boyhood taking home 4 Critics Choice Awards, including Best Picture, and Birdman taking home a whooping 7.

The Lego Movie won Best Animated Feature, a nomination the film didn’t even receive for the 2015 Oscars. The same goes for Gillian Flynn’s adapted screenplay of her own novel, Gone Girl, which won the Critics Choice Movie Award, but didn’t even receive a nomination the 2015 … read more...

35th Annual Razzie Award Nominations Announced!

Razzies(PCM) A day before we find out which films from 2014 the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences deemed the best of the year during the 2014 Academy Awards, we get to appreciate the major duds with the 35th Annual Golden Raspberry Awards, aka the 2014 Razzies.

Since 1980 the Annual Golden Raspberry Awards have called out the worst films of every year, celebrating the box office failures and flops and worst reviewed films.

The winners get to take home a gold-spray painted $4.79 trophy and all the shame that comes with winning a Razzie, though most don’t even attend the … read more...

Nominations Announced For 2014 BAFTA Awards

BAFTA(PCM) As the first week of January comes to a close, awards season continues to kick in to high gear. The EE British British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced the nominations for their 2014 BAFTA Awards, taking place on Sunday, May 10.

Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Birdman, Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game, and James Marsh’s The Theory of Everything are all up for Best Film among other nominations.

Ava DuVernay’s Martin Luther King Jr. drama, Selma, surprised many pundits when it received zero nominations, even though the film was … read more...

Director Tim Burton Shines In The Film Big Eyes

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(PCM) Tim Burton is a bit like the characters he creates in his movies – whimsical, highly animated, and quite appealing in a quirky kind of way and larger-than-life.

His latest movie, Big Eyes, opens to much anticipation on Christmas Day.

During a recent chat in Manhattan, Burton’s hair and beard were a bit scraggly, and he spoke with his hands waving in the air. It is clear: he is passionate about three aspects of his life: his films, his art and his family.

Among his unique movies, most with a … read more...

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