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This episode sees us get this pop culture train back on the tracks, as we expand our format, mold some new ideas and tackle a whole bunch of cool stuff like Catfish, lesbians in sheds, and Alan Rickman‘s sex appeal. DOWNLOAD EPISODE THE POPCAST MELTING POT The Paperboy Robot and

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This weeks biggest releases are End of Watch, The Paperboy, Keep the Lights On, Kendra: Season 4, and Searching for Sugar Man. End of Watch definitely got a lot of awards buzz when first released, but was one of the notable snubs when the nominations finally were announced while The Paperboy got Nicole Kidman a

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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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We’re at the point where it’s better to throw in and summarize some official predictions, updating them as we move along, than to summarize the events of the week. Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, the most nominated film at the Screen Actors Guild’s SAG Awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Golden Globes,

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Twenty years ago, Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln might have been the undeniable, no-holds-barred front-runner to win best picture, best director, and myriad other prizes at the Academy Awards. While such a sweep might not happen in this day and age, the aura of a prestige film with an iconic director at

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The Paperboy, writer-director Lee Daniels’ follow-up to Precious, peddles in a similar type of fantasy grotesquerie as his unlikely Sundance sensation.  It’s a difficult line to walk – despite the stellar performances of Mo’Nique and Gabourey Sidibe, the stabs at dark humor torpedoed any sense of propriety in the 2009

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On Friday, Ang Lee’s Life of Pi kicked off the New York Film Festival and received high marks from the critics. The epic scale, lauded visual effects, and story about humanity might tug the heartstrings of Oscar voters, and if there’s a movie out there to grab “the heart vote,”

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Politics: with the Republican National Convention hoopla happening right now, the Democratic National Convention taking place next week, and the Presidential election right around the corner, it’s all anyone can talk about. It makes sense that several Oscar-centric articles have focused on how the political atmosphere can affect an awards

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Perhaps the biggest stories of note this week involve the 50th New York Film Festival: Ang Lee’s big-scale adventure Life of Pi will kick things off, while Robert Zemeckis’ drama Flight will close out the fest. Even before these announcements, these films seemed like good bets for Oscar consideration, but

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The annual announcement of the Cannes Film Festival line-up is one that usually instills a sense of awe, followed by searing jealousy. Never have we been more envious than this year, however, as the Croisette is gearing up for their hottest selection of films yet. So what can you expect

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LEE DANIELS, who received an Oscar nomination last year for his work on Precious, has been going from one project to another in the last 12 months. At one point, he was to helm the drama Selma while at another there were rumours of him taking on The Butler. Now,

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