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Philomena is a movie inspired by events based on the book by Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee.

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Blue is the Warmest Color, Abdellatif Kechiche’s drama about a romance between two young women, took to four screens this weekend and opened with $100,316. That’s $25,079 for each screen, a better average than Michael Haneke’s Amour, the drama about an elderly woman and her husband that earned five Oscar

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As if it needed another boost, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave won the Toronto International Film Festival’s audience award. The runners-up were Stephen Frears’ Philomena and Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners. Expect the latter to be the big ticket this weekend as its only new competition comes in the form of

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The Telluride Film Festival came to a close on Monday. Of course, the festival didn’t end without showcasing a number of potential Oscar contenders. Films like J.C. Chandor’s All is Lost, the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis, and Alexander Payne’s Nebraska already played at Cannes; the stateside premieres led to

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Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity kicked off the Venice Film Festival earlier today. By all accounts, it’s a great film that looks like one to beat at the Oscars, particularly for Cuarón in the director race, Sandra Bullock in the best actress race, and DP Emmanuel Lubezki in the cinematography category. Stephen Frears’ Philomena could

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The strong opening for Lee Daniels’… Lee Daniels’ The Butler came as less than a surprise, but what does it mean for the Oscars? If nothing else, expect Oprah Winfrey to be competitive for the supporting actress Oscar. She could easily win the Golden Globe, but she might have difficulty

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You know what I said about Oscar season really beginning in a few weeks? Well, we learned on Monday that The Weinstein Company will push Meryl Streep’s performance in August: Osage County for best supporting actress, thanks to Gold Derby. Yep, it’s starting already, and Oscar lovers are already theorizing

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Ben Foster is set to play Lance Armstrong in one of the numerous films about cyclist Lance Armstrong. Keep reading for more details.

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Based on the memoir of a stripper-turned-professional gambler, LAY THE FAVORITE tries to find laughs and life lessons in the unglamorous world of sports betting.

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In the world of sports gambling, there are a lot of colorful characters who claim to have the inside track on the right horse or the next Cinderella. But Lay the Favorite dramatizes the true story of perhaps the unlikeliest Svengali: Beth Raymer, a stripper whose winning personality and mathematical aptitude

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New trailer for Stephen Frears new film Lay The Favorite has been released. The film also stars Joshua Jackson and Catherine Zeta-Jones. It’s based on the memoir by Beth Raymer about the world of sports betting. Here’s the trailer: Here’s the synopsis: Beth Raymer is a beautiful girl with a big heart who leaves her dancing

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