Kansas City Film Critics CircleManchester by the Sea was chosen as the Best Film of 2016 by the The Kansas City Film Critics Circle, the second oldest critics group in the country. The winners were announced today during a ceremony for the 51st Annual James Loutzenhiser Awards at the Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet Theatre in Kansas City:

Moonlight voted best picture by DallasThe Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association voted the intimate drama Moonlight as the best film of 2016, according to the results of its 23rd annual critics' poll released today. ...

Kansas City Film Critics CircleThe Kansas City Film Critics Circle, the second oldest film critic organization in the United States, released their list of nominees for the Best Film of 2016.  They are:

Mad Max: Fury RoadMad Max: Fury Road was chosen as the Best Film of 2015 by The Kansas City Film Critics Circle, the 2nd oldest critics group in the country. The winners were announced this afternoon during a ceremony at the Alamo Drafthouse Theatre in Kansas City.

Spotlight Voted Best Picture of 2015The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association voted the newsroom drama SPOTLIGHT as the best film of 2015, according to the results of its 22nd annual critics’ poll released today. Rounding out the composite list of the top 10 films of the year were ...

Birdman - Best Film of 2014 Kansas CityThe Kansas City Film Critics Circle has named Birdman as the Best Film of 2014 at the 48th annual Loutzenhiser Awards. The 25 members of the second oldest film critics group in the United States voted on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. Directed by Alejandro ...

Birdman voted best picture for 2014The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association voted the backstage drama BIRDMAN as the best film of 2014, according to the results of its 21st annual critics’ poll released today.. Rounding out the composite list of the top 10 films of the year were as follows ...

12 Years a Slave - Best PictureEvery last one of the Oscars has been handed out, even all the geeky technical categories. And we were there planted on the couch watching every last minute of it. In case you missed it, ...

Better Cal Saul NetflixDidn't get enough Breaking Bad? Then maybe Saul Goodman can help. Though the series that some have already proclaimed the best TV show of all time is over, those needing more can (kind of) get their fix when every episode of the Breaking Bad spinoff series called Better Call Saul begins  ...

12 Years a SlaveThe Dallas-Fort Worth film critics association, of which we are proud members, has voted the historical drama 12 Years a Slave as the best film of 2013, according to the results of its 20th annual critics’ poll released today. Rounding out the composite list of the top 10 films of the year were as follows ...

it's a wonderful life sequel newsContrary to recent news about the production of a sequel to the perennial Holiday season favorite, It's a Wonderful Life, Paramount says, "not so fast." A spokesperson for the studio which owns the rights to the film is on the record as saying they ...

Suing the DevilIn a rather interesting twist of ironic fate, movie rental giant Netflix has come out victorious in a lawsuit levied by a film named Suing the Devil. In a California lawsuit filed back in July, filmmaker T. Allen Chey held that Netflix, by refusing to purchase and offer his film ...

Army of DarknessAccording to "Ash" himself, Bruce Campbell says that, despite rumors to the contrary that have been buzzing around the web of late, a follow-up to the 1997 cult classic, Army of Darkness will not be happening. Fans may recall that last month Campbell was reported by  ...

Escape From TomorrowWhat have they done to Mickey Mouse? The poster for the indie film Escape from Tomorrow shows Mickey’s gloved hand reaching up, as blood drips from his fingers. Despite the use of Mickey and the familiar Disney font, the movie’s obviously not kid friendly ...

Teen Beach MovieDisney has found the Next Big Thing. The Disney Channel’s Teen Beach Movie surpassed even High School Musical in ratings. So get ready to see more of Tanner, Rascal, Cheechee, Dopey and Grumpy (okay, maybe not the last two). When the blandly titled Teen Beach ...

Particle Fever PosterThe poster for the documentary Particle Fever almost makes it look like a sequel to The Ring. It’s a simple image of a circle in white and colored lines. The tagline doesn’t explain much, either: “With one switch, everything changes.” So what’s it about?...

The Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary 3d ReleaseWarner Bros. are marking the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz in a way that's sure to please both the film's fans as well as home video enthusiasts. First up will be the release of a 3D remastered version of the film along with a return to the ...

Chronicle 2 Despite recent talks to the contrary, it sounds like the sequel to the indie hit Chronicle is moving along nicely. Not that every surprise hit needs to be revisited, but as long as the major studios think so, it's always good news when a screenwriter and studio are on the same page. At least that's what they're telling us, anyway...

Harold Lloyd's Safety Last restored for re-releaseLet the re-release buzz begin!  No, it’s not another Star Wars film needlessly prepped for 3D distribution.  This time we’re going way back and celebrating the 90th anniversary of a classic film.  Janus Films, the preeminent U.S. distributor of foreign and classic films, has ...

New Hammer Films Distribution DealMillennium Entertainment announced today that they will distribute titles from the Hammer library in the U.S.Established in 1934, Groundbreaking British film studio Hammer was instrumental in creating the horror genre and has delivered ...

Rise of the Guardians flopSaying it's the hardest thing they've ever had to do, DreamWorks studio exec, Jeffrey Katzenberg announced yesterday that the studio is not only going against company culture by furloughing 350 employees, but is in the midst of a complete restructuring following the commercial failure ...

Star Trek Into DarknessDemand for tickets for the upcoming Star Trek release was so high, the current technology couldn't keep up, causing the British Film Institute's dedicated IMAX website to crash under the load. The inundated server probably sounded a lot like the Klingon cruiser crashing into ...

Mad Max coming to Blu-rayMad Max, the sci-fi franchise that introduced Mel Gibson to the world, will come together for the first time as a Blu-ray collection when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment debuts the Mad Max Trilogy on June 4th ...

OscarEvery last one of the Oscars has been handed out, even those that go to all the geeky technical categories (in the words of one of the worst Oscar hosts in history, "Thank you nerds"). And we were there planted on the couch watching every last pitiful minute of it ...

The Oscars announceNominees for the 85th Academy Awards were announced this morning by Emma Stone and Seth McFarlane from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. As expected, Les Misérables, Argo, Lincoln, and Silver Linings Playbook led all comers, with a few notable surprises and snubs...

J.J. AbramsGrants Trekkie's Dying Wish to See New STAR TREK Film. In our world of seemingly ever-decreasing compassion, it's always enlightening when a bit of good news from Hollywood's money-grubbing soullessness crosses over into the general interest of we ...

National Film Preservation BoardEach year, the Library of Congress selects 25 motion pictures that represent important cultural, artistic and historic achievements in filmmaking to include in the library's National Film Registry where each will be preserved for future generations to enjoy. The announcement just came down ...

Prima Cinema

Apparently there are those willing to pay upwards of $500 to watch a movie, and very soon there will be a place for them to do just that. A Los Angeles-based start-up company called Prima Cinema is proposing a service which will bring theatrically-released ...

CinemodeShaming didn't work. Neither did self-policing. And the incessant reminders to "just do the right thing" have certainly had little effect on the problem plaguing the cineplex in our all-digital-all-the-time-world. Struggling to make the cineplex a more friendly environment for ...

Zack Snyder talks SupermanWhile discussing today's release of yet another Watchmen cut out on blu-ray and DVD (that's the third), filmmaker Zack Snyder not only talked about why he thinks that film continues to appeal to viewers today more than when it was released back in 2009, he also shared some  ...

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