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Joyful indeed -- this movie is pure cinematic sunshine, guaranteed to brighten the heart and gladden the spirit. Super-divas Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah play rival gospel choir leaders in an inspiring and heart-warming story filled with love, laughter, music, and praise. G.G. (Parton) is still mourning the loss of her husband Bernard (Kris Kristofferson) when she receives another blow. She ...
More awards are rolling in as we get ready for the big three -- this week's Critics Choice Movie Awards this Thursday night on VH1 (Twitter hashtag #ccma), the Golden Globes on Sunday, and of course the Oscars coming next month on February 26. I'm honored to be a member of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists and very proud of this year's honorees. "The Artist" continues to build momen ...
I have the honor and challenge of voting in both of these. Be sure to check out some of the off-beat and very satisfying special categories for the AWFJ . Online Film Critics Society Nominations Best Picture The Artist The Descendants Drive Hugo The Tree of Life Best Animated Feature The Adventures of Tintin Arthur Christmas Kung Fu Panda 2 Rango Winnie the Pooh Best ...
I'm proud of the nominations from two groups I belong to, the Black Reel Awards and the Broadcast Film Critics. Black Reel Awards Outstanding Actor John Boyega – Attack the Block Demián Bichir– A Better Life Laz Alonso – Jumping the Broom Oliver Litondo – The First Grader Evan Ross – Mooz-Lum [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD0gm7dHKKc[/youtube] Outstanding Actress Viol ...
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Like the Presidential primaries, the end-of-year movie award lists get earlier all the time. Here's what's come in so far: Gotham Awards (for independent films) Best feature: "Tree of Life" and "Beginners" Best ensemble: "Beginners" New York Film Critics Best film: "The Artist" Best actor: Brad Pitt in "Moneyball" and "Tree of Life" Best actress: Meryl Streep in "The Iron Lady" Best ...
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