‘Boyhood’ Named Picture of The Year By Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Boyhood - (IFC Films)
Boyhood – (IFC Films)
Boyhood, director Richard Linklater’s magnum opus of a young child’s (Ellar Coltrane) subtle journey of self-discovery, was named Best Picture of the Year by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA).

“Originality was honored in this year’s awards from LAFCA, with several prizes going to Richard Linklater’s twelve years in the making Boyhood, and other important awards for the imaginative Grand Budapest Hotel, the groundbreaking cinematography of Birdman, and the tour de force performance by Tom Hardy in Locke,” said LAFCA president Stephen Farber. “Our group again honored a range of films from around the world and an impressive array of emerging and veteran talents.”

The 40th annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association awards takes place Saturday, January 10 at the Intercontinental, Los Angeles.

Lorelei Linklater, Ethan Hawke, and Ellar Coltrane in Boyhood (IFC Films, Matt Lankes)
Lorelei Linklater, Ethan Hawke, and Ellar Coltrane in Boyhood (IFC Films, Matt Lankes)

Below is a list of the winners:

Picture: Boyhood (Runner-up: Grand Budapest Hotel)

Director: Richard Linklater, “Boyhood” (Runner-up: “The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson)

Actor: Tom Hardy, “Locke” (Runner-up: Michael Keaton, “Birdman”)

Actress: Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood” (Runner-up: Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”)

Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash” (Runner-up: Edward Norton, “Birdman”)

Supporting Actress: Agata Kulesza, “IDA” (Runner-up: Rene Russo, “Nightcrawler”)

Screenplay: The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson (Runner-up: Birdman, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. and Armando Bo)

Animation: The Tale of Princess Kaguya (Runner-up: The Lego Movie)

Foreign Language Film:  Ida (Runner-up:  Winter Sleep)

Documentary/Non-Fiction Film: Citizenfour (Runner-up: Life Itself)

New Generation: Ava DuVernay, “Selma”

Film Editing: Sandra Adair, “Boyhood” (Runner-up: Barney Pilling, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”)

Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, “Birdman” (Runner-up: Dick Pope, “Mr. Turner”)

Production Design: Adam Stockhausen, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (Runner-up: Ondrej Nekvasil, “Snowpiercer”)

Score: (tie)  Jonny Greenwood, “Inherent Vice” and Mica Levi, “Under The Skin”

Douglas E. Edwards Independent/Experimental Film/Video: Walter Reuben, “The David Whiting Story”

Career Achievement: Gena Rowlands

Giveaway: Win “Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead” On Blu-Ray!

 

I really enjoyed Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead, director Tommy Wirkola’s sequel to his zombie-filled adventure. Wirkola recently went the bigtime Hollywood studio route with Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters but with Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead he was able to return to a familiar (yet extremely diverting) environment.
Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead
Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead

We’re giving away Two (2) Blu-rays of Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead, and if you’re a fan of the horror/comedy genre, this film has a lot to offer. Along with the return of the tragic and put-upon protagonist Martin (Vegar Hoel), Dead Snow 2 also features the inclusion of three over enthusiastic (and novice) zombie killers (Martin Starr, Ingrid Haas, Jocelyn DeBoer).

On a pure entertainment level, Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead was one of my favorite films this year, and here’s how to enter the giveaway (There will be Two winners for the Contest):

  1. Please “Like” the Deepest Dream Facebook Page. Current Deepest Dream Facebook members can also enter. Our Facebook link is: https://www.facebook.com/deepestdream
  2. In the Comments section below – name your favorite Zombie film (or TV series) and briefly explain why you love it.
  3. Once you “Like” the Facebook page and Comment, send over your Email info to editor@deepestdream.com – If you’re one of the Two winners of the Giveaway, I will email you back and ask for your address & send the Blu-ray.
  4. The GIVEAWAY ends Sunday, December 28 at 5:00 pm Pacific Time. Winners will be announced on the Deepest Dream Facebook Page.

Just don’t stay in the bathroom waiting for the undead to knock on your door – please enter our Giveaway and get zombie-fied for the holidays!!

Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead
Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead

 

Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead
Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead

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Capcom’s Street Fighter V Will Be A PlayStation 4 and PC Exclusive

 

Capcom has announced that Street Fighter V will be released exclusively for the PlayStation 4 and PC. Under Capcom’s collaboration with Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., the new game will feature cross platform play that will give fans a centralized player base for the very first time. More details on the feature will be announced shortly.

“Partnering with Capcom to deliver one of the most popular video game franchises of all time as a console exclusive to our PlayStation family is a huge undertaking and an honor we take incredibly seriously,” said Adam Boyes, VP of Publisher & Developer Relations at Sony Computer Entertainment America. “We can’t wait to show Street Fighter and PlayStation fans what we have in store for them.”

Fans of the Street Fighter franchise can catch the first gameplay demo at the Capcom Cup grand finals tournament which takes place December 13 in San Francisco, CA. Gamers can catch the live broadcast at twitch.tv/capcomfighters to catch the tournament action.

Street Fighter V - Capcom
Street Fighter V – Capcom

 

Street Fighter V - Capcom
Street Fighter V – Capcom
Street Fighter V - Capcom
Street Fighter V – Capcom

 

Street Fighter V - Capcom
Street Fighter V – Capcom