Netflix News: ‘Okja’ trailer is everything you want it to be

Netflix reveals the official trailer for the upcoming film Okja,
which includes the first full look at the massive animal at the heart of
Director Bong Joon Ho’s latest film. 
Okja will have its world premiere at the 70th Cannes Film Festival
Director Bong, a visionary director and one of the world’s greatest storytellers, has assembled an esteemed international ensemble cast that includes Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Byun Heebong, Steven Yeun, 
Lily Collins, Giancarlo Esposito, Jake Gyllenhaal
and introducing An Seo Hyun as “Mija”

Netflix News: Netflix Original Films selected for competition in Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival announced today its Official Selection which will include two Netflix original films. The titles that will be featured at the festival will launch everywhere Netflix is available in 2017.

Two of Netflix’s upcoming narrative, feature films – The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) and Okja – have been programmed in Official Selection, and will mark both their world premieres In Competition at the 70th Edition of the Film Festival. Okja marks the fifth time director Bong Joon Ho has been a guest of the Cannes Film Festival.

“The Cannes Film Festival’s commitment to giving an exceptional platform to distinct stories from the world’s most acclaimed auteurs is second to none. We are thrilled at the opportunity to premiere two of our highly-anticipated films from directors Noah Baumbach and Bong Joon Ho in this prestigious forum,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer.

“I’m honored to be returning to Cannes, most especially this year with Okja and my partners at Netflix – it is wonderful to bring their first produced original film to premiere In Competition,” said Bong Joon Ho.

Written and directed by Noah Baumbach, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) stars Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Elizabeth Marvel, Grace Van Patten and Emma Thompson, and is the intergenerational tale of adult siblings contending with the influence of their aging father. From IAC Films, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) is produced by Scott Rudin, Baumbach, Lila Yacoub and Eli Bush.

Director Bong Joon Ho’s Okja stars Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Giancarlo Esposito, Steven Yeun, Lily Collins, Devon Bostick, Daniel Henshall, Shirley Henderson, Hee Bong Byun, Je Moon Yoon, Woo Sik Choi and newcomer An Seo Hyun. Written by Bong and Jon Ronson, Okja is the story of a young girl (An Seo Hyun) who must risk everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a massive animal named ‘Okja’. The film was produced by Plan B Entertainment, Lewis Pictures and Kate Street Picture Company in association with Netflix.

Netflix News: First look at Tilda Swinton in ‘Okja’ from ‘Snowpiercer’ director Boon Joon Ho


Okja stars Tilda Swinton (Hail, Caesar!, Moonrise Kingdom), Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler, Southpaw) and Paul Dano (Love & Mercy, 12 Years a Slave) in a bold, global adventure. Okja was written by Bong and Jon Ronson (Frank) and follows Mija, a young girl who must risk everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a massive animal named ‘Okja’. Mija will be played by Seohyun An.

Okja will premiere globally on Netflix in 2017 and will also have a limited day and date theatrical release in the US.

First Trailer for ‘Demolition’ Starring Jake Gyllenhaal Debuts


Fox Searchlight Pictures has released the first trailer for the new film Demolition by Jean-Marc Vallée (WildDallas Buyers Club) and we have it for you below!

Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal), a successful investment banker, struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father in law Phil (Chris Cooper) to pull it together, Davis continues to unravel. What starts as a complaint letter to a vending machine company turns into a series of letters revealing startling personal admissions. Davis’ letters catch the attention of customer service rep Karen (Naomi Watts) and, amidst emotional and financial burdens of her own, the two form an unlikely connection. With the help of Karen and her son Chris (Judah Lewis), Davis starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.

Demolition opens in select theaters on April 8, 2016

Advanced Screening of ‘Everest’ *Regal Crown Club*


Regal Crown Club is sponsoring a bunch of advanced screenings for the upcoming drama Everest! You must be a Regal Crown Club member to go..membership is FREE! Sign up at Regal Crown Club

The following cities will be receiving screenings:

Buford, GA
Regal Mall Of Georgia Stadium

Austin, TX
Regal Gateway Stadium 16 & IMAX

Charlotte, NC
Regal Stonecrest at Piper Glen 22 & IMAX

Chicago, IL
Regal Cinemas City North Stadium 14 IMAX & RPX

Westlake, OH
Regal Crocker Park Stadium 16 & IMAX

Lakewood, CO
UA Colorado Mills Stadium 16 & IMAX

Houston, TX
Edwards Houston Marq’E Stadium 23 & IMAX

Las Vegas, NV
Red Rock Stadium 16 IMAX

Santa Clarita, CA
Edwards Valencia Stadium 12 & IMAX

Miami, FL
Regal Kendall Village Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Brooklyn, NY
UA Sheepshead Bay Stadium 14 IMAX & RPX

Irvine, CA
Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21IMAX

Orlando, FL
Regal Pointe Orlando Stadium 20 & IMAX

King of Prussia, PA
UA King of Prussia Stadium 16

Portland, OR
Regal Lloyd Center 10 & IMAX

Cary, NC
Regal Crossroads Stadium 20 & IMAX

San Diego, CA
Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX

Dublin, CA
Regal Hacienda Crossing Stadium 20 & IMAX

Issaquah, WA
Regal Issaquah Highlands 12

Silver Spring, MD
Regal Majestic Stadium 20 & IMAX

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Review: ‘Southpaw’


Southpaw, definition, noun, a left-handed person, especially a boxer who leads with the right hand or a baseball pitcher.

Why did this review begin with a definition of the title?  Two reasons, first, because not everyone knows what the term means.  The second reason is the more important one; I wanted to remind the screenwriter Kurt Sutter (“Sons of Anarchy”) what the term means as well.  You see a southpaw is a boxer who leads with their right hand and is usually, but not always, left handed.  This is a very important point to keep in mind while viewing this movie, because you will not see a single southpaw boxer in the entire film.  Not Jake Gyllenhaals’s Billy Hope, not Forest Whitaker’s Titus Wills, not Miguel Gomez’s Miguel Ecobar, not even any of the opponents or training partners.  Nope, you will not see a single southpaw in this entire film!

So why name this movie Southpaw?  Apparently Kurt Sutter wrote the part specifically for Eminem as a metaphor for Eminem’s custody struggles, and since Eminem is a white rapper that struggled to be accepted and a southpaw has a hard time being accepted as well.  Eminem is a lefty so it would make sense even in the context of the film.  Now they are going with the idea that the title refers to the fact that a southpaw struggles to become a good boxer and so does Billy hope, the film’s protagonist.


The Basics: Jake Gyllenhaal plays Bill “The Great” Hope, the undisputed light heavyweight boxing champion who has never been defeated in the ring, well except for once, but that didn’t count.  He is the prototypical white boxer, a lovable dumb guy who can’t manage to survive without the help of others but is really good at taking a massive beating in the ring and pulling victory from the jaws of defeat at the hands of obviously superior boxers (sound familiar?).  Rachel McAdams plays his wife Maureen “Mo” Hope who came up through the foster system with Billy and has been by his side since they were 12 years old.  Mo is the decision making intelligent street wise brains of the family.  They have a daughter named Leila Hope played by Oona Laurence (Penny Dreadful).


The first act is typical to a fault.  Billy wins a hard fought title defense, his wife wants to him stop boxing, his agent Jordan Mains, played by 50 Cent, wants him to sign an HBO deal, and his daughter just wants her Dad around more.  A smooth talking ranked boxer Miguel Escobar, played by Miguel Gomez, wants his shot and talks trash at a press conference.  Yadda yadda yadda, they have a show down outside of a charity fundraiser and Mo ends up getting shot and killed in scuffle.


Billy loses his mind, puts up a pathetic performance in the ring, spirals into despair and drinking, and winds up losing his daughter to the state protective custody.  Down on his luck he goes to the gym run by the only trainer that ever helped a boxer beat him, Forest Whitaker’s Titus “Tick” Wills.  They have a hard time trusting each other, a random kids dies, they bond, the movie goes on.  If all of this sounds cliché, congratulations, you have seen a boxing movie before.  I won’t spoil the rest for you, but it plays out exactly how you expect it to.


Conclusion:  Here’s the deal, Southpaw isn’t a bad movie (besides the lack of a southpaw which I find reprehensible).  It is just an average boxing movie.  If you have seen a few of them, then you have seen every cliché that gets checked off of the list in this movie.  It felt very Rocky III the whole time to me.  This is all the more shameful because of the solid performances given by the cast.  Gyllenhaal plays the punchy stupid white boxer (hello again Rocky) in an actually nuanced and method way.  Oona Laurence is absolutely brilliant as she bounces between love and hate of her father.  Forest Whitaker is Forest Whitaker.  Even 50 Cent turns in a great performance.

These great performances are over shadowed by a badly titled, poorly written, and ultimately color by number boxing film.  There are so many missed opportunities, plot holes, and dangling ends that it boggles the mind as to why they didn’t pursue any of those paths that might have made this movie unique in some way.

Boxing Genre Score:  2.75/5 – hits all the right notes, but is playing from a tired piece of music.

Mainstream Audience Score: 3.5/5 – if you haven’t seen the Rocky series or many other boxing movies it’s a good character drama with great performances

After Credit Scene?



Advanced Screenings of ‘Southpaw’ Nationwide! *AMC Stubs*

southpaw-posterAMC Theaters is sponsoring a bunch of advanced screenings for the upcoming boxing drama Southpaw starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams on Tuesday July 21st and we have them for you now! You must be an AMC Stubs member to redeem your passes. Sign up at

From director Antoine Fuqua (TRAINING DAY) and writers Kurt Sutter (SONS OF ANARCHY) and Richard Wenk (THE MECHANIC) comes SOUTHPAW – the story of Billy “The Great” Hope, Junior Middleweight Boxing Champion of the World. When tragedy strikes and he loses it all, Billy enters the battle of his life as he struggles to become a contender once again and win back those he loves. SOUTHPAW stars Academy Award® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal, Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker, Rachel McAdams, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Rita Ora, Naomie Harris and Victor Ortiz. In theaters July 2015.

The following cities will be receiving screenings:

Alexandria, VA

Alpharetta, GA

Altamonte Springs, FL

Arcadia, CA

Arlington, TX

Atlanta, GA (2 locations)

Auburn Hills, MI

Aurora, CO (2 locations)

Austin, TX

Aventura, FL

Baltimore, MD

Baton Rouge, LA (2 locations)

Bensalem, PA

Bloomington, IN

Boston, MA

Brandon, FL

Bronx, NY

Brooklyn, OH

Broomfield, CO

Burbank, CA

Charlotte, NC

Cherry Hill, NJ

Chesterfield, MO

Chicago, IL (3 locations)

Cicero, IL

City of Industry, CA

Clifton, NJ

Clinton Township, MI

Columbia, MD

Columbia, SC

Columbus, OH (2 locations)

Concord, NC

Coon Rapids, MN

Council Bluffs, IA

Country Club Hills, IL

Covina, CA

Crestwood, IL

Creve Coeur, MO

Cumming, GA

Dallas, TX (2 locations)

Danbury, CT

Danvers, MA

Dearborn, MI

Decatur, GA

Destin, FL

Dublin, OH

Dubuque, IA

Durham, NC

Eatontown, NJ

Eden Prairie, MN

Edina, MN

Edison, NJ

Edwardsville, IL

Elizabeth, NJ

Emeryville, CA

Evansville, IN

Fitchburg, WI

Framingham, MA

Freehold, NJ

Frisco, TX

Fullerton, CA

Gaithersburg, MD

Garland, TX

Glendale, AZ (2 locations)

Grapevine, TX

Grove City, OH

Hamilton, NJ

Hammond, LA

Hampton, VA

Harahan, LA

Harvey, LA

Highland Village, TX

Highlands Ranch, CO

Hodgkins, IL

Houma, LA

Houston, TX (3 locations)

Humble, TX

Indepence, MO

Indianapolis, IN (2 locations)

Inver Grove Heights, MN

Irving, TX

Jacksonville, FL

Kansas City, MO (2 locations)

Katy, TX

Kennesaw, GA

Kent, WA

La Jolla, CA

Lake Buena Vista, FL

Lake in the Hills, IL

Lakewood, WA

Las Vegas, NV

Lawrenceville, GA (2 locations)

Leawood, KS

Linden, NJ

Lithonia, GA

Littleton, CO

Livonia, MI

Lombard, IL

Long Beach, CA

Lynnwood, WA

Madison Heights, MI

Manteca, CA

Maple Grove, MN

Marina del Rey, CA

Mesquite, TX

Methuen, MA

Montgomery, AL

Morrow, GA

Mount Prospect, IL

Mountainside, NJ

Naperville, IL

National City, CA

New Brunswick, NJ

New Lenox, IL

New York, NY (3 locations)

Newport, KY

Northbrook, IL

Norwalk, CA

Oklahoma City, OK

Olathe, KS

Oldsmar, FL

Omaha, NE

Ontario, CA

Orange, CA

Orange Park, FL

Owings Mills, MD

Paramus, NJ

Phoenix, AZ (3 locations)

Plainville, CT

Port Chester, NY

Redondo Beach, CA

Riverside, CA

Rockaway, NJ

Rockford, IL

Roseville, MN

San Antonio, TX

San Diego, CA (2 locations)

San Francisco, CA

San Jose, CA (2 locations)

Santa Clara, CA

Schaumburg, IL

Schererville, IN

Skokie, IL

Somerville, MA

South Barrington, IL

South Bend, IN

South Miami, FL

Southfield, MI

Spokane, WA

Springfield, PA

Springfield, IL

Saint Charles, MO

Sterling Heights, MI

Stony Brook, NY

Sugar Land, TX

Tampa, FL (2 locations)

Torrance, CA (2 locations)

Tucson, AZ

Tukwila, WA

Tulsa, OK

Tustin, CA

Tyngsboro, MA

Universal City, CA

Vernon Hills, IL

Virginia Beach, VA

Washington DC

Wauwatosa, WI

Wayne, NJ

Webster, NY

Westbury, NY

West Chester, OH

West Homestead, PA

West Nyack, NY

West McLean, VA

Westminster, CO (2 locations)

Woodbridge, VA

Woodland Hills, CA

Woodridge, IL

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Advanced Screenings of ‘Southpaw’ Nationwide! *Regal Crown Club*

southpaw-posterRegal Crown Club is sponsoring a bunch of advanced screenings for the upcoming boxing drama Southpaw starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams and we have them for you now! You must be a Regal Crown Club member to go..membership is FREE! Sign up at Regal Crown Club

From director Antoine Fuqua (TRAINING DAY) and writers Kurt Sutter (SONS OF ANARCHY) and Richard Wenk (THE MECHANIC) comes SOUTHPAW – the story of Billy “The Great” Hope, Junior Middleweight Boxing Champion of the World. When tragedy strikes and he loses it all, Billy enters the battle of his life as he struggles to become a contender once again and win back those he loves. SOUTHPAW stars Academy Award® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal, Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker, Rachel McAdams, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Rita Ora, Naomie Harris and Victor Ortiz. In theaters July 2015.

The following cities will be receiving screenings:

Albany, NY

Albuquerque, NM

Alexandria, VA

Astoria, NY

Bellingham, WA

Boise, ID

Bossier City, LA

Brooklyn, NY

Buford, GA

Cary, NC

Chamblee, GA

Charlotte, NC

Deer Park, NY

Downingtown, PA

Fresno, CA

Fort Myers, FL

Gainesville, VA

Greenville, SC

Honolulu, HI

Houston, TX

Indianapolis, IN

Kingston, MA

Knoxville, TN

Lacey, WA

Lansing, MI

Las Vegas, NV

Laurel, MD

Lexington, KY

Lincolnshire, IL

Long Beach, CA

Mason, OH

Miami, FL

Midland, TX

Minneapolis, MN

Moorestown, NJ

Nanuet, NY

Nashville, TN

Ontario, CA

Orlando, FL

Philadelphia, PA

Salisbury, MD

San Antonio, TX

San Bernardino, CA

Silver Spring, MD

South Gate, CA

Staten Island, NY

Suffolk, VA

Tigard, OR

Warrington, PA

Washington, DC

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The Trailer for Boxing Drama ‘Southpaw’ Starring Jake Gyllenhaal Debuts


The trailer for Southpaw, a boxing drama from director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) and starring Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler) has debuted and you can view it below!

Southpaw is a story about tragedy, loss and the painful road to redemption…Billy The Great Hope (Gyllenhaal) is the reigning Junior Middleweight Champion with a beautiful family, home and financial security, Billy is on top both in and out of the ring until a tragic accident leaves his wife dead and sends him into a downward spiral. His days now an endless haze of alcohol and prescription drugs, his daughter taken by Child Services and his home repossessed by the bank, Billy’s fate is all but sealed until a washed up former boxer named Tick agrees to take the bereaved pugilist under his wing so long as he agrees to his strict ethos. Relentless and utterly committed to a fighter that thinks as much as he throws punches, Tick rebuilds Billy into a new man: one that is agile, fearsome and uncompromising in the ring while thoughtful, loving and disciplined outside of it. Now, as he works to regain custody of his daughter and mounts a professional comeback, Billy must face his demons head-on as he learns that, sometimes, your greatest opponent can be yourself.

The movie co-stars Rachel McAdams, Rita Ora, Naomie Harris, Tyrese Gibson Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and boxer Victor Ortiz. It is written by Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy) and Richard Wenk (The Equalizer).

The film will be released on July 31st.

Saturn Awards Nominations Have Been Announced!


The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films has announced the nominations for this year’s 41st Annual Saturn Awards and we have your list of nominees below!

On the movie side, Captain America: The Winter Soldier leads the nominations this year with a total of 11, including Best Comic Book-to-Film Release with  Interstellar close behind with 10 nominations. Guardians of the Galaxy chimes in with 9 nominations.

On the television, The Walking Dead leads with 7 nominations with Agent Carter and The Flash both receiving three each.

New this year is Best Superhero Adaptation Television Series, a special category to consider television series which are derived from comic book super heroes! An award sure to spark great debate amongst the legions of fans of these shows.

This year’s winners will be announced at the 41st Annual Saturn Awards, which takes place on June 25.


Best Comic Book-to-Film Release:

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

Best Science Fiction Film Release:

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • Godzilla
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
  • Interstellar
  • The Zero Theorem

Best Fantasy Film Release:

  • Birdman
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • Into the Woods
  • Maleficent
  • Paddington

Best Horror Film Release:

  • Annabelle
  • The Babadook
  • Dracula Untold
  • Horns
  • Only Lovers Left Alive
  • The Purge: Anarchy

Best Thriller Film Release:

  • American Sniper
  • The Equalizer
  • Gone Girl
  • The Guest
  • The Imitation Game
  • Nightcrawler

Best Action / Adventure Film Release:

  • Exodus: Gods and Kings
  • Inherent Vice
  • Lucy
  • Noah
  • Snowpiercer
  • Unbroken

Best Actor in a Film:

  • Tom Cruise – Edge of Tomorrow
  • Chris Evans – Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler
  • Michael Keaton – Birdman
  • Matthew McConaughey – Interstellar
  • Chris Pratt  – Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Dan Stevens – The Guest

Best Actress in a Film:

  • Emily Blunt – Edge of Tomorrow
  • Essie Davis – The Babadook
  • Anne Hathaway – Interstellar
  • Angelina Jolie – Maleficent
  • Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
  • Rosemund Pike – Gone Girl

Best Supporting Actor in a Film:

  • Richard Armitage  – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • Josh Brolin – Inherent Vice
  • Samuel L. Jackson – Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Anthony Mackie – Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Andy Serkis – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • J.K. Simmons – Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress in a Film:

  • Jessica Chastain – Interstellar
  • Scarlett Johansson – Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Evangeline Lily – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • Rene Russo – Nightcrawler
  • Emma Stone – Birdman
  • Meryl Streep – Into the Woods

Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Film:

  • Elle Fanning – Maleficent
  • MacKenzie Foy – Interstellar
  • Chloe Grace Moretz – The Equalizer
  • Tony Revolori – The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Kodi Smit-McPhee – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • Noah Wiseman – The Babadook

Best Film Director:

  • Alejandro G. Innarritu – Birdman
  • James Gunn – Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Doug Liman – Edge of Tomorrow
  • Christopher Nolan – Interstellar
  • Matt Reeves – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • Joe Russo, Anthony Russo – Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Bryan Singer – X-Men: Days of Future Past

Best Film Writing:

  • Captain America: Winter Soldier – Stephen McFeely, Christopher Markus
  • Edge of Tomorrow – Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel – Wes Anderson
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – James Gunn, Nicole Perlman
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro
  • Whiplash – Damien Chazelle

Best Film Editing:

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Jeffrey Ford, Matthew Schmidt
  • Edge of Tomorrow – James Herbert, Laura Jennings
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – Fred Raskin, Hughes Winborne, Craig Wood
  • Interstellar – Lee Smith
  • Unbroken – William Goldenberg, Tim Squyres
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past – John Ottman

Best Film Production Design:

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Peter Wenham
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – James Chinlund
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel – Adam Stockhausen
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – Charles Wood
  • Interstellar – Nathan Crowley
  • Into the Woods – Dennis Gassner

Best Film Music:

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Henry Jackman
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – Michael Giacchino
  • Godzilla – Alexandre Desplat
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Howard Shore
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 – John Powell
  • Interstellar – Hans Zimmer

Best Film Costume:

  • Dracula Untold – Ngila Dickson
  • Exodus: Gods and Kings – Janty Yates
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – Alexandra Byrne
  • Into the Woods – Colleen Atwood
  • Maleficent – Anna B. Sheppard
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past – Louise Mingenbach

Best Film Make-Up:

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – Bill Terezakis, Lisa Love
  • Dracula Untold  – Mark Coulier, Daniel Phillips
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – David White, Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Peter King, Rick Findlater, Gino Acevedo
  • Into the Woods – Peter King, Matthew Smith
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past – Adrien Morot, Norma Hill-Patton

Best Film Special/Visual Effects:

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Dan Daleeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill, Dan Sudick
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett, Erik Winquist
  • Edge of Tomorrow – Gary Brozenich, Nick Davis, Jonathan Fawkner, Matthew Rouleau
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – Stephane Ceretti, Nicholas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner, Paul Corbould
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, R. Christopher White
  • Interstellar – Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter, Scott Fisher

Best Independent Film Release:

  • Grand Piano
  • I, Origins
  • A Most Violent Year
  • The One I Love
  • The Two Faces of January
  • Whiplash

Best International Film Release:

  • Bird People
  • Calvary
  • Force Majeur
  • Mood Indigo
  • The Railway Man
  • The Theory of Everything

Best Animated Film Release:

  • Big Hero 6
  • The Boxtrolls
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • The Lego Movie
  • The Wind Rises


Best Network Television Series:

  • The Blacklist
  • The Following
  • Grimm
  • Hannibal
  • Person of Interest
  • Sleepy Hollow

Best Syndicated / Cable Television Series:

  • 12 Monkeys
  • American Horror Story: Freak Show
  • Continuum
  • Falling Skies
  • Salem
  • The Strain
  • The Walking Dead

Best Limited Run Television Series:

  • Bates Motel
  • From Dusk Till Dawn
  • Game of Thrones
  • The Last Ship
  • The Librarians
  • Outlander

Best Superhero Adaptation Television Series:

  • Agent Carter
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Arrow
  • Constantine
  • The Flash
  • Gotham

Best Youth-Oriented Television Series:

  • The 100
  • Doctor Who
  • Pretty Little Liars
  • Supernatural
  • Teen Wolf
  • The Vampire Diaries

Best Actor in a Television Series:

  • Hugh Dancy – Hannibal
  • Grant Gustin – The Flash
  • Andrew Lincoln – The Walking Dead
  • Tobias Menzies – Outlander
  • Mads Mikkelsen – Hannibal
  • Noah Wyle – Falling Skies

Best Actress in a Television Series:

  • Hayley Atwell – Agent Carter
  • Caitronia Balfe – Outlander
  • Vera Farmiga – Bates Motel
  • Jessica Lange – American Horror Story: Freak Show
  • Rachel Nichols – Continuum
  • Rebecca Romjin – The Librarians

Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series:

  • David Bradley – The Strain
  • Laurence Fishburne – Hannibal
  • Sam Heughan – Outlander
  • Erik Knudsen – Continuum
  • Norman Reedus – The Walking Dead
  • Richard Samuel – The Strain

Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series:

  • Emilia Clarke – Game of Thrones
  • Jenna Coleman – Doctor Who
  • Caroline Dhavernas – Hannibal
  • Lexa Doig – Continuum
  • Emily Kinney – The Walking Dead
  • Melissa McBride – The Walking Dead

Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series:

  • Camren Bicondova – Gotham
  • Maxim Knight – Falling Skies
  • Tyler Posey – Teen Wolf
  • Chandler Riggs – The Walking Dead
  • Holly Taylor – The Americans
  • Maisie Williams – Game of Thrones

Best Guest Performance in a Television Series:

  • Dominic Cooper – Agent Carter
  • Neil Patrick Harris – American Horror Story: Freak Show
  • John Larroquette – The Librarians
  • Wentworth Miller – The Flash
  • Michael Pitt – Hannibal
  • Andrew J. West – The Walking Dead


Best DVD/BD Release:

  • Beneath (IFC Film Release)
  • Blue Ruin
  • Odd Thomas
  • Ragnarok
  • White Bird in a Blizzard
  • Wolf Creek 2

Best DVD/BD Special Edition Release:

  • Alexander: The Ultimate Cut
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition
  • Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut
  • Once Upon a Time in America: Extended Director’s Cut
  • Sorcerer
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

Best DVD/BD Television Release:

  • Batman: The Complete Television Series
  • Hannibal: Season 2
  • Merlin: The Complete Series
  • Spartacus: The Complete Series
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 7
  • Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery
  • Wizards and Warriors: The Complete Series

Best DVD/BD Collection Release:

  • The Exorcist: The Complete Anthology
  • Halloween: The Complete Collection
  • Stanley Kubrick: The Masterpiece Collection
  • Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection
  • Toho Godzilla Collection
  • Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30 Film Collection


Best Local Live Stage Production:

  • Damn Yankees (3-D Theatricals)
  • Ghost Brothers of Darkland County (Saban Theatre)
  • The Last Confession (Ahmanson Theatre)
  • Pippin (Segerstrom Center for the Arts)
  • Ragtime (3-D Theatricals)
  • Stoneface: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Buster Keaton (Pasadenia Playhouse)
  • The Wizard of Oz (Segerstrom Center for the Arts)

[UPDATE] Tom Hardy Exits DC’s ‘Suicide Squad’ Movie

<> on July 13, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

UPDATE: Variety reports that Jake Gyllenhaal has passed on the offer to play Rick Flagg. The search for a Tom Hardy replacement continues.

According to The Wrap actor Tom Hardy has been forced to drop out out of Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment’s upcoming Suicide Squad movie due to scheduling conflict, but word has it that David Ayer has reached out to his End of Watch star Jake Gyllenhaal to replace him. Hardy was slated to play Rick Flagg in the film. Read More →

Michael’s Review: ‘Nightcrawler’- Success is All That Matters

Nightcrawler poster-2“If you want to win the lottery, you have to make the money to buy a ticket”, the words of Louis Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal), a young man determined to make a name for himself and isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty to do it. A thief and manipulator whose heightened level of survival instinct makes up for his lack of formal education. Dan Gilroy’s thriller Nightcrawler explores the mind of a sociopath that is driven by his need for something greater and and the emotional detachment that ensues when a person creates such a need. A film that will be talked about in the same breathe as American Psycho and Taxi Driver for years to come. Read More →