2012 Spirit Award Nominees Announced

The Film Independent Spirit Awards and the New York Film Critics Circle are respectively announcing their nominees and winners today. Seeing as the NYFCC haven’t realized that their not twelve angry men on a jury – they’ve only announced six winners in the last two hours in a live vote – so a full list […]

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2011 Gotham Award Winners Announced

New York City was the place to be last night, as awards season kicked off in full swing at the 21st Gotham Independent Film Awards.  The east coast based awards show has become one of the biggest precursors of the season with last year’s Best Feature winner “Winter’s Bone” scoring  four Oscar nominations, including Best […]

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REVIEW: The Descendants

Rarely, if ever, does a film starring George Clooney elicit an emotional response but in Alexander Payne’s The Descendants, emotions are running rampant all over the place. Set in Hawaii, Clooney is Matt King – a father, a ne’er do well husband and the sole trustee of his family’s ancestral land, which is up for […]

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The Real Reel’s Oscar Wish List: Leading Actress

It’s official! Oscar season is officially upon us – which means The Real Reel is back with our annual awards season coverage. From now until Oscar night, the blog will be filled with commentary, reviews and whatever else we can think of to bore the crap out of you. Per usual, it’s that time of […]

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TRAILER: The Hunger Games

Yes! Yes! Yes! There’s nothing better than a little morning lady wood brought on by the first official trailer of 2012’s most anticipated movie, The Hunger Games.  Excuse the expression. Kind of. See for yourself: Hot, right?  The perfect prelude to a summer season that will include The Avengers, The Amazing Spiderman and The Dark […]

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TRAILER: Shame

Michael Fassbender is sexing up everything that moves in the first trailer for Shame, and we (the ladies, and some gentleman)  really only have one question – where can we sign up? Fassbender hotness aside, this is the type of trailer that ignites the excitement warranted for what’s shaping up to be one of the […]

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TRAILER: Albert Nobbs

Period pieces have never been my cup of tea – surely there’s a reason for that but the only one that I can come with is that I just don’t find them to be all that enjoyable. Glenn Close, however, I find her to be extremely enjoyable. Glenn Close in a period piece, as a […]

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TRAILER: My Week With Marilyn

After months of anticipation and speculating on if Michele Williams could actually pull off the iconic sultriness of the late Marilyn Monroe, we finally have a trailer to answer most of our burning questions. Do we love it? Not quite.  Though the trailer is a great start in telling  if Williams is pulling off Monroe, […]

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TRAILER: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

The first trailer for ‘Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close’  made a splash last night, and a few thing were made perfectly clear. Is it Oscar bait? Absolutely.  Did it reduce me to a tearful mess? No. Not even a little bit.  In fact, for a film that’s been atop the list for most anticipated of […]

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TRAILER: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Prepare yourselves for three minutes and forty five seconds of pure bliss. In what seems like forever, the wait is finally over for the first full length trailer of David Fincher’s adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.  Can Rooney Mara pull off what Noomi Rapace was unable to do? Score an Oscar nomination. […]

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