Boyhood SynopsisThe life of a young man, Mason, from age 5 to age 18.
Boyhood Release Date
In Theaters July 11, 2014
Starring: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, and Ethan Hawke
Written by: Richard Linklater
Directed by: Richard Linklater
Produced by: Richard Linklater, Jonathan Sehring, John Sloss, and Cathleen Sutherland
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President Obama's Favorite Movie Of 2014
President of the United States Barack Obama has revealed that his favorite movie of 2014 was none other than Richard Linklater's Boyhood. Apparently the Commander in Chief has decided to take a break from his political duties to try his hand at film criticism, and in the process he made a pretty wise choice.
by Gregory Wakeman December 17, 2014 comments
The 2015 Critics Choice Nominations: Get The Complete List Here
The CCMAs are selected by critics, and have no direct influence on the Oscars. But as I mentioned in the last episode of Awards Blend (our weekly Oscar podcast), recognition by groups like SAG and the BFCA only help a filmís Oscar campaign, and an omission by a key organization like the BFCA can damage a campaign (or, at the very least, set it back).
by Sean O'Connell December 15, 2014 comments
Awards Blend: Why The Golden Globes Really Matter
Thereís a lot of movement on the charts this week. Following the Golden Globes and the SAG nominations, I feel comfortable letting films that hung on as Longshots fall by the way side.
by Sean O'Connell December 12, 2014 comments
Awards Blend: The Best Actor Race Is About To Get Bloody
Someoneís going to be left out in the cold. Several very talented and deserving people, in fact. Thereís no avoiding it. There are simply too many talented actors vying for five Best Actor slots this year, so on the morning of the Oscar nominations, there could be as many as 10 worthy performers looking at the five nominees and wondering why they arenít in that exclusive group.
by Sean O'Connell December 5, 2014 comments
The 10 Best Movies Of 2014, According To Edgar Wright
Edgar Wright has unveiled his 10 favorite movies of 2014. And it turns out that the Shaun of the Dead filmmaker has particularly enamored with the likes of Whiplash, Boyhood, The Lego Movie and Interstellar.
by Gregory Wakeman December 1, 2014 comments
The Independent Spirit Award Nominations Are Out, Get The Full List
The road to the Oscars have begun, and weekends are now starting to fill up with critically-acclaimed titles that are hoping for Academy Award glory this year. Of course, it was only a matter of time before nominations from various bodies to start pouring in, and this year itís the Independent Spirit Awards that have come out the gate early and revealed the candidates for all of their big prizes.
by Eric Eisenberg November 25, 2014 comments
Awards Blend: Boyhood Leads The Pack As We Make Our First Oscar Predictions
This is the first time weíre going on record with official Oscar predictions, breaking films down into Frontrunners, Contenders, Dark Horses and Longshots. We still have a number of films left to screen between now and the end of the year. To date, hereís where I think all of the top films stand.
by Sean O'Connell November 14, 2014 comments
Watch Boyhood: The Cute Kitten Version
All of this is an excuse for us to bang the drum a little harder, and a little longer, for Boyhood. As we mentioned earlier, it is one of the yearís best movies. Itís in theaters now, so you have no excuse if you havenít seen it yet.
by Sean O'Connell August 6, 2014 comments
Now Streaming: Netflix Instant Alternatives To Sex Tape, Boyhood, And Planes: Fire And Rescue
Looking to Sex Tape, Boyhood and Planes: Fire And Rescue for inspiration, we've pulled together a selection of sex comedies, coming-of-age dramas and animated adventures.
by Kristy Puchko July 18, 2014 comments
Boyhood's R-Rating Won't Be Enforced By The IFC Center
The MPAA only has a superficial relationship with movie theaters, and ultimately it's a theater's right to abide by the MPAA ratings. It's why the IFC Center also thumbed their nose at the silly NC-17 rating given to Blue Is The Warmest Color last year, allowing young audiences a chance to see the film that properly captures the blossoming sexuality of a young lesbian girl.
by Gabe Toro July 14, 2014 comments
Boyhood Producer Promises He'll Do Your Chores If You Don't Like The Movie
Richard Linklater's long-in-the-works coming-of-age drama Boyhood is getting tons of critical praise. Our own Sean O'Connell gave the indie five stars and called it, "the most ingenious, most effective, most experimental, most unpredictable, most demanding, most rewarding and most enjoyable movie Iíve screened."
by Kristy Puchko July 14, 2014 comments
Watch Apehood: A Brilliant Mash Up Of Boyhood And Planet Of The Apes
It was only natural Boyhood and Dawn of the Planet of the apes would get the mash-up treatment. And here we have it, thanks to Nelson Carvajal.
by Kristy Puchko July 14, 2014 comments
Weekend Box Office: Planet of the Apes Dawn At Number One
If there was to be a proportionate increase in ticket sales for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes based on how much better it was than is predecessor Rise of the Planet of the Apes, it would have easily done twice as well. As it was, Dawn did better, but not by so wide a margin. With a $73 million debut it was well above the $54 million opening of Rise and an easy number one for the weekend.
by Scott Gwin July 13, 2014 comments
Monday Movie Memo: The Best Summer Movies Still To Come
Itís been an impressive summer so far. The Memo reminds you, however, that the seasonís only half over, and the best may yet be to come!
by Sean O'Connell July 7, 2014 comments
The Best Movies Of 2014... So Far
We decided that today would be a great day to regroup, reflect and single out the best movies we have seen on screen so far in 2014. The outstanding team of Cinema Blend movie writers have chosen to champion movies both massive and small, passionate and intimate. Even by expanding our list to 10, there are titles we had to leave off of the list.
by Sean, Eric, Gabe, Kelly, Kristy, Mack, Mike July 1, 2014 comments
Boyhood Trailer Reveals A Film 12 Years In The Making
Based on an original script by Linklater, Boyhood began production all the way back in the summer of 2002 and tells the story of a young boy named Mason (Ellar Coltrane) as he grows up, starting when he is just seven. Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette star as Mason Sr. and Olivia, Mason's parents, while Lorelei Linklater (the writer/director's daughter) stars as Samantha, Mason's sister.
by Eric Eisenberg April 27, 2014 comments
Monday Movie Memo: 5 South By Southwest Movies You Can Not Miss
Itís hard to say that a film can actually ďwinĒ at a festival. A movie ďwinsĒ a festival when it emerges with valuable buzz Ė a swirl of chatter surrounding a release that has audiences putting it on their radar so that it can be screened, when it reaches a local theater.
by Sean O'Connell March 17, 2014 comments
SXSW: The Raid 2 Loses A Battle, But Boyhood Blows Us Away
Boyhood reeks of the collaborative DNA of Linklaterís more-introspective Before trilogy. But itís a stunning achievement, and unlike anything you have ever seen (or likely will see again).
by Sean O'Connell March 10, 2014 comments
First Look: Richard Linklater's Boyhood Will Premiere Its 12-Year Narrative At Sundance
The film stars Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as the parents of Mason and Samantha (Lorelei Linklater). Filmed for a week or two at a time once a year from 2002 through 2013, Boyhood doesnít appear to be about a specific story, but rather a journey into the lives of these characters from one year to the next, and how time informs relationships just as much as the limited events that most filmsí timeframes cover.
by Nick Venable January 13, 2014 comments
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