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Leading up to the release of  Muppets Most Wanted I have had the opportunity to reflect on the Muppets films and choose my favorites.  This is no small feat for someone like myself who fell in love with movies and television very early, based mostly on the work of Jim Henson.

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There’s almost always an awesome film coming out on Blu-Ray or DVD each month, so which ones should you pay attention to this month?

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Aren’t we ready for next year – our own year-in-advance picks we know we’ll laugh at in several months’ time, the obvious Oscar bait that fizzles out for one reason or another, the films that catch fire at the last minute, the campaign chicanery? But we still have this Oscar

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The Olympics pushed back the ceremony and with it the whole awards season. So studios won’t let their films go down without a fight – even the original song race is heating up.

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The top races – for picture and director – didn’t change much over the last few days, but Her thankfully made some waves with the Writers Guild of America (WGA). The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) weighs in with its picks on Feb. 16, and that’s really

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Do GRAVITY’s wins with the DGA and the PGA mean the space-set thriller will win best picture?

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How will the Screen Actors Guild and Producers Guild of America’s picks affect the Oscar race?

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AMERICAN HUSTLE and GRAVITY lead the Oscar nominations. 12 YEARS A SLAVE close behind. And what’s ALONE YET NOT ALONE?

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The Oscar nominations arrive tomorrow. Who’s in, who’s out, and who might surprise us?

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Members of the motion-picture academy could begin voting for the Oscars as early as Dec. 27, and today marks the final day on which they can turn in their ballots. In other words, nothing that happens after today – save for some kind of technical glitch with the electronic voting

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A little over a decade ago, a friend speculated that our (as in “global”) obsession with the always-on, never-off Internet would lead to physical devolution. He imagined humanity turning into grub-like creatures, with stunted appendages for arms and legs. He was half-right (about the obsession thing), but half-wrong (about the

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Last week’s awards announcements suggest 12 YEARS A SLAVE and AMERICAN HUSTLE are the Oscar front-runners, but what about the surprises?

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Check out our review of American Hustle, directed by David O. Russell and starring Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper.

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Forgive me for cribbing that movie quote, a line you couldn’t escape – believe me, I tried – upon the release of Despicable Me in 2001. It aptly describes the film: not much in the way of story, little more than an excuse for androgynous yellow creatures to spew gibberish.

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Edit: This article once stated that Judi Dench was a musical or comedy contender at the Golden Globes for her work in Philomena. However, she and the film will compete in the drama categories. This week saw not only the Gotham Awards ceremony, but also the New York Film Critics

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Check out the new trailer for Spike Jonze‘s new film, Her. It stars Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Olivia Wilde, Rooney Mara, Chris Pratt, Portia Doubleday, and more. According to The Playlist, the film is “An emotionally involving and wonderfully layered look at our desire to reach out and connect.” I have heard some good things

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