Internet Film Critics Society Awards 2016

Posted on January 1, 2017 at 4:58 pm

The Internet Film Critics Society has announced its awards for 2016. I am proud to be a member.

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Copyright 2016 Plan B Entertainment

Best Drama: Moonlight
Best Comedy: Everybody Wants Some!!
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Best Horror or Science Fiction Film: Arrival
Best Action Film: Hell or High Water
Best Actor: Ryan Gosling for La La Land
Best Actress: Ruth Negga for Loving
Best Director: Damien Chazelle for La La Land
Best Experimental Film: The Lobster
Most Underrated Film: American Honey
Worst Film of 2016: Independence Day: Resurgence

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Happy 2017! Here’s What’s Coming to Theaters This Month

Posted on January 1, 2017 at 7:00 am

Happy new year! Happy January! Here’s what’s coming to theaters this month, with a little bit about what else we’ll be seeing in 2017.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 6

Silence

Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver star in Martin Scorsese’s epic about faith and culture in 17th century Japan.

A Monster Calls

Liam Neeson won the DC film critics first-ever award for a voice performance for the title role in this story of a boy coming to terms with his mother’s terminal illness.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 13

Live By Night

Ben Affleck wrote and directed this film about 1930’s gangsters, co-starring Elle Fanning.

Patriots Day

Mark Wahlberg stars in the story of the Boston Marathon terrorist attack and the hunt for the bombers.

20th Century Women

Set in the late 1970’s, this story of women trying to find their place stars Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig, and Elle Fanning and is loosely based on the memories of writer/director Mike Mills (“Beginners”).

Monster Trucks

They are trucks and they are also monsters. What else do you need to know?

FRIDAY, JANUARY 20

The Founder

Ray Kroc was a milkshake machine salesman who wanted to know why the McDonald brothers’ hamburger stand was buying so many of his products. He ended up joining the company and making McDonald’s into the most successful fast food operation in the world. Michael Keaton stars as Kroc, with Laura Dern as his wife.

XXX: The Return of Xander Cage

Well, Vin Diesel has to have something to do between “Fast and Furious” movies, right?

FRIDAY, JANUARY 27

Gold

Matthew McConaughey stars in the story of a literal gold-digger, inspired by the rise and fall of John Felderhof.

A Dog’s Purpose

Just try to watch the trailer without tearing up. Just try.

And coming for the rest of 2017:

Justice League, Power Rangers, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Star Wars VIII, Kong: Skull Island, John Wick 2, Despicable Me 3, Cars 3, The Dark Tower, World War Z 2, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, The Fate of the Furious, Table 19, Coco, and, best of all, the movies that we don’t expect to fall in love with that change our lives.

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Opening This Month

Start 2017 with Creativity!

Posted on January 1, 2017 at 7:00 am

This discussion of creativity includes “Hamilton’s” Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Atlanta’s” Donald Glover, “Insecure’s” Issa Rae, and “La La Land’s” Damien Chazelle. Their ideas should help you spark your own creativity as you get ready for the new year.

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