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Each of the top eight races boasts a front-runner or two, but what about the other three or four nominees in each race? It’s both a frustrating change of pace and a welcome one. It makes predicting the Oscars more difficult, but it also makes pinpointing the season a bit more exciting, doesn’t it?

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Jessica Chastain in Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty
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The question probably wasn’t even our minds just a week ago, but now, it’s one many ask as Kathryn Bigelow’s docudrama took top honors at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards and National Board of Review Awards, being named the best film and best director of the year at

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Back when little was known about The Master, the latest film from Paul Thomas Anderson, it made sense to assume that the movie’s rumored subject matter about a Scientology-like religious organization would be an ideal backdrop for many of the director’s favorite themes – unorthodox familial bonds, self-destructive obsessions, and

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David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook affirms its status as an Oscar contender
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The big albeit anticlimactic Oscar news of the week is that David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook took the Audience Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. It’s not surprising, as the rave responses for the romantic dramedy quickly cemented it as one to watch this season. While some dub

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Each day before the beginning of every month, I’ll spotlight four films you should see each week and why, including trailers, clips, pictures and anything else I can. They’ll either be films coming out in theaters that week or something on Netflix I think you should see. The kind of

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The day many of us have been waiting for has finally arrived! The Hunger Games is now out on Blu-Ray and DVD! The Blu-Ray has 2 disc’s with cool features: Disc 1 • Feature Film Disc 2 • Game Maker: Suzanne Collins and the Hunger Games Phenomenon • The World is Watching:

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Surprise, surprise: The Dark Knight Rises (already discussed) was the champion at the U.S. box office for a second weekend in a row, and neither of the new wide releases, Step Up: Revolution and The Watch, came close to ending its reign. Even when combining their weekend grosses, the dance

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After landing on director Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend) for The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire, Lionsgate has just announced the addition of acting-heavyweight Philip Seymour Hoffman (Moneyball, Capote). He will play Plutarch Heavensbee, the next Head Gamemaker who oversees the 75th Annual Hunger Games following the exit of Seneca Crane. In the first installment, the Head Gamemaker played

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