The Las Vegas Film Critics Society named “Birdman” best movie of 2014.
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For many years, I was a voting member of the Las Vegas Film Critics Society. Since I no longer contribute to any media outlets in Nevada, I have stopped voting with the group, but I still feel a kinship with the members, many of whom are personal friends. Because of that — and because the Las Vegas Critics always make interesting picks — I think its important for me to report on their 2014 Sierra Award winners.
This year, “Birdman” was the big movie, taking the group’s best picture award and ranking No. 1 on its annual top 10.
Following is the full list of winners.
LAS VEGAS FILM CRITICS SOCIETY 2014 SIERRA AWARDS
“Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”
Michael Keaton, “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”
Reese Witherspoon, “Wild”
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”
Best Supporting Actress
Tilda Swinton, “Snowpiercer”
Left to right, Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo and Donatello fight the forces of evil in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”
Photo courtesy of Paramount
A Woody Allen comedy, a star-studded film about family dysfunction and two science-fiction titles lead this week’s home video releases.
From left to right, Zoe Saldana plays Gamora, Bradley Cooper plays Rocket, Chris Pratt plays Peter Quill, Vin Diesel plays Groot and Dave Bautista plays Drax in “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
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This week’s home video releases include two satisfying family films, a dark, religious drama and the top-grossing theatrical title of 2014.
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Caesar (played in a performance-capture suit by Andy Serkis) is the leader of the ape nation in “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox
This week’s major home video releases include a sweet drama about the restaurant business and a big-budget, science-fiction sequel.
Jonah Hill, left, and Channing Tatum play undercover police officers in “22 Jump Street.”
Photo courtesy of Sony
A lot of titles are moving to home video this week with a high-profile sequel leading the way.