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Boys Next Door: Jennifer Lopez Stars in Trashy, Formulaic Erotic Thriller

he new erotic thriller, Boy Next Door, starring Jennifer Lopez, tries to revive a genre that was quite popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s, but, alas, as written by and directed by Rob Cohen, it’s too shallow and predictable to generate any heat or interest.

Hateful Eight: Tarantino’s Western Begins Shooting

Tarantino began shooting his Western “The Hateful Eight” in Telluride, Colorado., which The Weinstein Company will release this year.

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Producers Guild Awards: Birdman Win Best Picture

Birdman has won the Producers Guild of America (PGA) Darryl F. Zanuck Award for best movie, elevating its status as an awards-season front-runner–as the last seven PGA winners have gone on to win the Best Picture Oscar.

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MARVEL’S AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON – Trailer 2

Directed by Joss Whedon. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, and Don Cheadle. Disney releasing on May 1, 2015.

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Oscar History: Tom Jones (1963)–Tony Richardson’s Overestimated Film

The first British film to win the Best Picture Oscar since Laurence Olivier’s “Hamlet,” in 1948, “Tom Jones” made its star, Albert Finney, a household name in America.  

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Emma Stone as Michael Ketaon's daughter in Birdman

Producers Guild Awards: Birdman Win Best Picture

Birdman has won the Producers Guild of America (PGA) Darryl F. Zanuck Award for best movie, elevating its status as an awards-season front-runner–as the last seven PGA winners have gone on to win the Best Picture Oscar.

Reviews

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Oscar History: In the Heat of the Night (1967)–Starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger

A message film in the guise of a murder mystery, In the Heat of the Night is a male buddy picture set in the Deep South.

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Oscar History: Man for All Seasons–Zinnemann’s Tale of Politics and Conscience with a Towering Performance from Paul Scofield

A Man for All Seasons competed for the Best Picture Oscar with Alfie, The Russians Are Coming, The Sand Pebbles, and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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Boys Next Door: Jennifer Lopez Stars in Trashy, Formulaic Erotic Thriller

he new erotic thriller, Boy Next Door, starring Jennifer Lopez, tries to revive a genre that was quite popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s, but, alas, as written by and directed by Rob Cohen, it’s too shallow and predictable to generate any heat or interest.

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Oscar History: My Fair Lady (1964)–George Cukor Finally Wins Best Director

George Cukor’s screen version of the hit musical, for which he finally won the Oscar (at his fifth nomination) is classy but also bloated, overlong, and suffering from bad dubbing.