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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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For the most part, the evening went as expected – well, maybe not John Travolta’s presenting of Idina Menzel, who performed original song winner “Let It Go” (Adela Dazeem?) or Darlene Love‘s lovely impromptu rendition of “His Eye is on the Sparrow” as 20 Feet from Stardom won best documentary

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Do you ever get the urge to chat about pop culture news? The Water Cooler: A Weekly Pop Culture Chat is the perfect place for that!

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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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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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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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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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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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Before heading into this week’s analysis, one should note that six films we assume are Oscar contenders remain unseen: American Hustle, Lone Survivor, Out of the Furnace, Saving Mr. Banks, and The Wolf of Wall Street. (The lattermost might not arrive this year, but distributor Paramount hopes it will be

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Another twist hit awards-watchers last week as Sony Pictures Classics bumped Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher out of its 2013 lineup – and not too long after an impressive teaser leaked. Maybe SPC simply wants its potential Oscar pony to avoid the current best picture front-runner. As Sasha Stone of Awards Daily

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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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