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Davis: Still time to see Golden Globe winners/Oscar contenders
It is the Thursday after the Golden Globe Awards and that means the Academy Award nominations are in.
Here is a rundown of where the big winners and nominees are playing in town leading up to the final leg of the awards season:
American Hustle was a big winner last Sunday, picking up three Golden Globes. It is currently showing at the Landmark Grand 10 Cinemas and starts tomorrow at The Landmark 8 Xtreme.
Leonardo DiCaprio won the Golden Globe for Best Actor (Musical or Comedy) for The Wolf of Wall Street, which is currently at the Landmark Paramount Theatre as well as the Grand 10.
He mispronounced Philomena as he was announcing the nominees for Best Dramatic Motion Picture at the Globes, which is playing at the Paramount tonight and then moves to both the Grand 10 and the Landmark Xtreme starting tomorrow.
Winning the Golden Globe for Best Director was Alfonso Cuaron who’s Gravity is still playing at the Landmark Encore Capitol Theatre as is Captain Phillips as well.
Other nominees still in town are Saving Mr. Banks at the Paramount & Grand 10, Nebraska at the Grand 10 and
August: Osage County at the Cineplex Orchard Plaza Five.
Also at the Orchard Plaza Five is Her, for which writer-director Spike Jonze won the Golden Globe for Best Screenplay.
And the winner for Best Animated Feature, Frozen, is still playing at the Grand 10 and the Xtreme.
Hopefully we will see nominees like Dallas Buyer’s Club and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom at theatres in the coming weeks.
We may also see the return of 12 Years a Slave after winning the Golden Globe for Best Dramatic Picture.
Another nominee opening this week at the Paramount is the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis. The creators of classics like Fargo, No Country for Old Men and True Grit now tell the story of a young folk singer as he struggles to make it as a musician in the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.
And there is a large selection of other movies opening this week if you are not into the awards scene. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is a reboot of Tom Clancy’s famous character with Chris Pine (Star Trek) taking over the title role and Kevin Costner, Keira Knightly and Kennith Branagh also starring.
The Nut Job is an animated feature about a squirrel and a rat who plan a nut store robbery, featuring a voice cast including Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl, Brendan Fraser and Liam Neeson.
In Ride Along, Kevin Hart plays a security guard who wants to impress his girlfriend’s hot-tempered police officer brother (Ice Cube) by joining him on patrol, which turns out to be the most insane day of his life.
And Devil’s Due is the latest “found footage” horror movie about a newlywed couple who find strange things happening in their life after their honeymoon goes mysteriously wrong.