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Boyhood Synopsis

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's Boyhood is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, Boyhood charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay's Yellow to Arcade Fire's Deep Blue. Boyhood is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It's impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.

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The Influence Boyhood Had Over Everybody Wants Some The Influence Boyhood Had Over Everybody Wants Some
Because of its time setting, ensemble cast, and story approach, Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some!! i very clearly functions as a spiritual sequel to the great 1993 indie hit Dazed and Confused, but that isn’t the only past work of Linklater’s that had a big hand in the writer/director formulating new period comedy.

The Influence Boyhood Had Over Everybody Wants Some

Could Boyhood 2 Work? Here's What Ethan Hawke Thinks Could Boyhood 2 Work? Here's What Ethan Hawke Thinks
Conventional thinking dictates that for a film which experienced bountiful buzz and awesome accolades like Boyhood, a sequel of some kind was inevitable. Of course, the Richard Linklater drama was anything but conventional and that mode of thinking may not be applicable in this case. Or is it? In a recent interview, star Ethan Hawke gave his thoughts to the idea of sequel.

Could Boyhood 2 Work? Here's What Ethan Hawke Thinks

Watch Amy Schumer Add Herself Into Recent Movies In Hilarious MTV Movie Awards Opening Watch Amy Schumer Add Herself Into Recent Movies In Hilarious MTV Movie Awards Opening
Amy Schumer takes on fan-favorite flicks from Boyhood to Divergent for the 2015 MTV Movie Awards in hilarious movie montage.

Watch Amy Schumer Add Herself Into Recent Movies In Hilarious MTV Movie Awards Opening

Watch Why First And Final Frames Are So Important In Epic Movie Mash-Up Watch Why First And Final Frames Are So Important In Epic Movie Mash-Up
The world's greatest filmmakers tell their stories from the very first frame in their movies to the very last. Need proof? Just watch the amazing supercut below, and you'll notice just how many brilliant films have beginnings and endings that work in stunning tandem.

Watch Why First And Final Frames Are So Important In Epic Movie Mash-Up

Richard Linklater's Latest To Take Another Unusual Look At Family Richard Linklater's Latest To Take Another Unusual Look At Family
While Richard Linklater flew closer to the Best Picture Oscar sun with his Golden Globes-dominating film, Boyhood than he ever had before, the prestigious gold statue ended up eluding him. Now, the Texas filmmaker is circling another project that could end up, in much the same spirit of Boyhood, being an innovative, original look at the concept of family based off a book called Where’d You Go Bernadette.

Richard Linklater's Latest To Take Another Unusual Look At Family

Boyhood 2 Is An Actual Possibility Boyhood 2 Is An Actual Possibility
If you have followed Richard Linklater’s career, this should come as no surprise. After all, the director tends to reunite his actors Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy every few years to explore the evolving relationship of Jesse and Celine in the Before trilogy.

Boyhood 2 Is An Actual Possibility

The 5 Most Shocking Oscar Losses Of 2015 The 5 Most Shocking Oscar Losses Of 2015
Every year, the Oscars proves itself to be an extremely tricky affair. While many of the declared victors are ones that can be universally agreed upon – like J.K. Simmons taking home this year’s Best Supporting Actor prize for Whiplash - there are still other choices that left us scratching our heads.

The 5 Most Shocking Oscar Losses Of 2015

Why Boyhood Deserves To Win Best Picture Why Boyhood Deserves To Win Best Picture
In the making of Boyhood, the director not only took a rather radical and impressive approach to both story and structure – ignoring the standard in favor of something more complicated and realistic – but also discovered a whole new approach to getting a deep empathetic response from an audience.

Why Boyhood Deserves To Win Best Picture

How One Plastic Surgery Could Have Swung The Oscar Race, According To An Academy Member How One Plastic Surgery Could Have Swung The Oscar Race, According To An Academy Member
One Academy member thinks actress Patricia Arquette's recent success for her role in Richard Linklater's Boyhood may be linked to the now-common practice, or in Arquette's case, her lack thereof.

How One Plastic Surgery Could Have Swung The Oscar Race, According To An Academy Member

Watch Boyhood Get The Middle Finger In This Honest Trailer Watch Boyhood Get The Middle Finger In This Honest Trailer
Richard Linklater's Boyhood was one of the most critically-beloved films of 2014, but it's been taken to task in the latest installment of Honest Trailers. Watch it below!

Watch Boyhood Get The Middle Finger In This Honest Trailer

2015 BAFTA Winners - See The Complete List Here 2015 BAFTA Winners - See The Complete List Here
We’re still a full two weeks away from the Academy Awards, but tonight in London was the biggest in British cinema. The British Academy Film Awards, better known as the BAFTAs, were held this evening - and it will be fascinating to see how it winds up having an effect on the on-going race in Hollywood.

2015 BAFTA Winners - See The Complete List Here

Little Kids Reenacting The Best Picture Nominees Is Adorable Little Kids Reenacting The Best Picture Nominees Is Adorable
This year's list of films nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards is an eclectic one, featuring multiple sharp, powerful dramas, as well as a couple rather darkly funny comedies. But what if you were to splice a bit of adorable into that formula? Well, then you would get this brand new video bluntly titled "KIDS REENACT 2015 OSCAR NOMINEES."

Little Kids Reenacting The Best Picture Nominees Is Adorable

Monday Movie Memo: Birdman And American Sniper Move Up The Oscar Charts Monday Movie Memo: Birdman And American Sniper Move Up The Oscar Charts
Richard Linklater’s 12-year-spanning Boyhood has been collecting numerous accolades as we have meandered through the lengthy Oscar race. But as we talked about in a recent episode of our Awards Blend, the game changes now that we are in Phase Two of the Oscar marathon.

Monday Movie Memo: Birdman And American Sniper Move Up The Oscar Charts

Learn How You Can Watch Every Best Picture Nominee In One Sitting Learn How You Can Watch Every Best Picture Nominee In One Sitting
Every year, five to ten films are selected by the Academy Of Motion Pictures And Sciences to represent the best of the previous year's crop. These Best Picture nominees can range from wide opening films you've already seen, to independent films you've been dying to see, but didn't want to spend the gas money on.

Learn How You Can Watch Every Best Picture Nominee In One Sitting

Can Any Film Beat Boyhood For Best Picture? Can Any Film Beat Boyhood For Best Picture?
Phase Two of the marathon is all about maintaining momentum if you are the leader, and introducing doubt if you are a neighboring competitor. Do you think any film can slow Boyhood’s roll between now and February 22?

Can Any Film Beat Boyhood For Best Picture?

The Oscars Just Told Boyhood No In A Very Big Way The Oscars Just Told Boyhood No In A Very Big Way
Those who helped bring Boyhood to the big screen are still probably reveling in the film’s success at the Golden Globes this past Sunday. But their good vibes have now been partially quashed by the revelation that two of the most integral producers of Richard Linklater’s 13-years-in-the-making epic will be ineligible to receive an Oscar if Boyhood wins best picture next month.

The Oscars Just Told Boyhood No In A Very Big Way

Entertainment Weekly's Boyhood Cover Is The Creepiest Thing That's Ever Creeped Entertainment Weekly's Boyhood Cover Is The Creepiest Thing That's Ever Creeped
For Entertainment Weekly’s latest cover, the editorial team decided to feature Richard Linklater’s incredible film, Boyhood. A fantastic choice, to say the least: it swept most of the major categories at the Golden Globes, and it’s a surefire front-runner for the Oscars. Upon looking at the magazine’s finished product, however, the image they chose to run with just looks…well, kind of creepy.

Entertainment Weekly's Boyhood Cover Is The Creepiest Thing That's Ever Creeped

Directors Guild Goes With American Sniper And Clint Eastwood Over Selma Directors Guild Goes With American Sniper And Clint Eastwood Over Selma
Are these five DGA nominees locks for Oscar? Not exactly. There have been exceptions over the years, where one or two DGA nominees didn’t carry over to Oscar’s ballot.

Directors Guild Goes With American Sniper And Clint Eastwood Over Selma

10 Big Golden Globes Winners And Losers 10 Big Golden Globes Winners And Losers
Now that the dust has settled and all of the results are in, it’s time to look at the big winners and losers of this year’s Golden Globes. Who or what gained the most momentum? Who or what lost the most? Read on to find out!

10 Big Golden Globes Winners And Losers

Boyhood Looks Unstoppable In This Year's Oscar Race Boyhood Looks Unstoppable In This Year's Oscar Race
Richard Linklater’s movie has enjoyed its particular perch in the frontrunner’s “Driver’s Seat” since critics groups started handing out recognitions late last year. (Cue the latest joke about how long it took to make Boyhood, versus how long Hollywood has spent honoring Linklater’s incredible accomplishment.)

Boyhood Looks Unstoppable In This Year's Oscar Race

Critics' 10 Best Movies Of The Decade Perfectly Explains Why People Hate Critics Critics' 10 Best Movies Of The Decade Perfectly Explains Why People Hate Critics
January is the time of year when everyone from diehard cinephiles to movie critics look back on the previous year’s film offerings and assign them a numeric value. This is what the “Best Of” lists are all about, and it’s not the most enjoyable process. If you think otherwise, at least check out this one particular movie ranking, which professes to rank the top films of not the year but of the past decade. We guarantee it’ll light a fire under your butt.

Critics' 10 Best Movies Of The Decade Perfectly Explains Why People Hate Critics

The 20 Best Movies Of 2014, According To Metacritic Users The 20 Best Movies Of 2014, According To Metacritic Users
If you ask me, no one really likes putting together a “best movies” list. It’s no easy task and your order is forever changing depending on your mood and environment. So it’s times like this when I enjoy turning the reigns over to outside sources. The community over at Metacritic has put together its annual best-of rankings, including the 20 best movies of 2014.

The 20 Best Movies Of 2014, According To Metacritic Users

Richard Linklater Says His Next Film Will Be A Continuation Of Boyhood Richard Linklater Says His Next Film Will Be A Continuation Of Boyhood
Could Richard Linklater have his own shared cinematic universe in the works? It seems like a farfetched notion, we know, but hear us out. The director is busy working on his next film, which he says is a continuation of his classic period dramedy Dazed and Confused, but now he's added that the feature will also be a spiritual sequel of sorts to his most recent hit, Boyhood.

Richard Linklater Says His Next Film Will Be A Continuation Of Boyhood

5 Big Things The PGA Noms Tell Us About The Oscars 5 Big Things The PGA Noms Tell Us About The Oscars
The Producers Guild Association is the latest group to drop its selection for the best of 2014, and those of us tracking each step of the Oscar marathon found more than enough interesting elements to single out.

5 Big Things The PGA Noms Tell Us About The Oscars

New DVD Releases: January 2015 In Home Entertainment New DVD Releases: January 2015 In Home Entertainment
January isn’t typically the biggest month for Blu-ray, DVD and streaming releases, but thanks to the glories of awards season and midseason premieres on television, there’s quite a bit of good stuff popping up over the next several weeks. Check out what's coming out.

New DVD Releases: January 2015 In Home Entertainment

What Bill Clinton Told Ethan Hawke While They Peed Next To Each Other What Bill Clinton Told Ethan Hawke While They Peed Next To Each Other
Ethan Hawke has been having a crazy year, thanks to his buzzing role in Richard Linklater’s Boyhood. But arguably the craziest thing to happen to Hawke happened when he was peeing next to former US President Bill Clinton.

What Bill Clinton Told Ethan Hawke While They Peed Next To Each Other

Watch This Supercut Of Epic Movie Shots From 2014 Watch This Supercut Of Epic Movie Shots From 2014
This supercut of 2014's best shots of cinematography might just leave you with stars in your eyes. Check out what one editor thought was the best of the best online.

Watch This Supercut Of Epic Movie Shots From 2014

The 10 Best Movies Of 2014, According To Mack The 10 Best Movies Of 2014, According To Mack
2014 won’t go down as the greatest year in the history of Hollywood, but it had a lot of damn good movies. Some of them were big budget, some of them were made on shoestrings. In a way, that’s the great thing about Hollywood.

The 10 Best Movies Of 2014, According To Mack

The 10 Best Movies Of 2014, According To Eric The 10 Best Movies Of 2014, According To Eric
After much agonizing, rank swapping, and last-minute screening squeeze-ins, I am ready to reveal my Top 10 for 2014 - and it’s a list of movies that made me feel hundreds of kinds of emotions throughout the year and that I plan to watch many times again in the future.

The 10 Best Movies Of 2014, According To Eric

Awards Blend: Angelina Jolie And Unbroken Just Received A Christmas Miracle Awards Blend: Angelina Jolie And Unbroken Just Received A Christmas Miracle
A number of films moved up and down the Awards Blend charts as we sailed past Christmas. As of Friday, December 26, here’s where I think our major contenders stand.

Awards Blend: Angelina Jolie And Unbroken Just Received A Christmas Miracle

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