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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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It’s a new year and that means a whole big batch of new movies! 2014 is sure to make any film lover excited!

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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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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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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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The first-ever screening of David O. Russell’s American Hustle took place on Sunday. Word on the film ranges from decent to terrific, but the one aspect on which everyone seemed to agree: Jennifer Lawrence. Last year’s best actress winner apparently steals the movie with her scenes as the wife of

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I was a firm believer that the book is always better than the film. Books allow you to get inside characters’ heads, and aren’t limited by budget or technology. Imagination is unlimited and books let that run free. However, after re-reading The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and seeing the film, I may

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With around $36.6 million, Thor: The Dark World again won the box office, but competition for the number one spot was surprisingly heated, so there go the “hammer” and “clobber” puns I would have otherwise used. Malcolm D. Lee’s The Best Man Holiday, sequel to 1999’s The Best Man, more

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Sequels that better their predecessors are, in general, few and far between, but when that sequel, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, follows a sub-par predecessor, The Hunger Games, it’s an easy conclusion to make, primarily due to the replacement of Gary Ross, the director of The Hunger Games, a filmmaker

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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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The final trailer has been released for next month’s highly anticipated Hunger Games sequel: Catching Fire! In it, we get a few looks at the jungle arena that this version’s hunger games are going to be in.  It looks like there will be more wildlife involved this time around, as

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Cate Blanchett got a tribute on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at the New York Film Festival. That and Blue Jasmine director Woody Allen’s personal shout-out surely gave more credence to her already-strong best actress campaign. Of course, Blanchett’s perceived rival for the Oscar, Sandra Bullock, got a boost of her own

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Perhaps the most notable news of the week came on Monday, when The Weinstein Co. announced that Grace of Monaco will debut in theaters next year. Originally planned for release on Nov. 27, the Nicole Kidman-led biopic needs more time for completion and will hit theaters next spring as a

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