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Watch our Oscar "Best Picture" Retrospective for 2009 (video)

In this recurring series we take a look at the Oscar nominations of years past, examining the flicks that were nominated, as well as the pic we feel got snubbed among all the other candidates. Love 'em or hate 'em, the Oscars usually highlight the best films from each year (although there are plenty that get overlooked) and it's always fun to look back and see what was popular for any...
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09.27.2017
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Battle of the Sexes clip shows Billie Jean fighting institutionalized sexism

BATTLE OF THE SEXES tells the true story the titular 1973 tennis match between female tennis wunderkind Billie Jean King and ex-champ and chauvinist Bobby Riggs. It's an inspiring story of a woman competing in a man's field, and even excelling at it. I can't imagine how exciting this must've been to see in person! In fact, 90 million eventually ended up tuning in - one of the...
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09.19.2017
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Review: Battle of the Sexes (TIFF)

PLOT: The true story of Tennis champ Billie Jean King ( Emma Stone ) who, in 1973, accepted a challenge by Bobby Riggs ( Steve Carell ) to play an exhibition game that he marketed as an epic battle of the sexes. REVIEW: Despite being set in 1973, Billie Jean King’s story seems as relevant today as it did then. Emma Stone , who plays King, has gone on record saying...
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09.13.2017
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Emma Stone & Steve Carell go toe-to-toe in Battle of the Sexes trailer

Where there’s smoke there’s fire, and when it comes to BATTLE OF THE SEXES the smoke was the set of images we reported on not too long ago, and the fire is the first trailer. And what a fire it is, with Emma Stone and Steve Carell looking like they’re gonna own this movie as Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. The real-life tennis figures went head-to-head in what...
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05.16.2017
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Steve Carell & Emma Stone are ready for tennis in Battle of the Sexes images

Emma Stone and Steve Carell have come a long way in the last decade or so, establishing themselves of two of Hollywood’s most diverse performers capable of broad comedy and intimate, award-worthy performances. Now the two actors will literally go head-to-head in BATTLE OF THE SEXES, a film about the famed tennis match between Bobby Riggs (Carell) and Billie Jean King (Stone),...
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05.11.2017
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Review: Everest

PLOT: Based on a true story, EVEREST recounts the 1996 expedition to the summit of Mount Everest by several groups of climbers, some experienced, some not, that resulted in multiple fatalities. REVIEW: The trailers may bill EVEREST as an edge-of-your-seat thriller replete with stunning IMAX 3D cinematography guaranteed to make you feel as if you're 20,000 feet above sea...
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09.16.2015
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Jake Gyllenhaal deconstructs his life in Demolition trailer

Jake Gyllenhaal has been doing some incredible work as of late. For the most part, he always was (well, except for THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW and PRINCE OF PERSIA), but when you take a look at his last few films, it is one dynamite performance after another. SOURCE CODE. END OF WATCH. PRISONERS. ENEMY. NIGHTCRAWLER. SOUTHPAW. Gyllenhaal seems to get better and better each time out, which is...
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09.08.2015
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Sam Worthington & Ruth Wilson join Sofia Boutella in The Titan

It's been announced that Sam Worthington and The Affair and THE LONE RANGER actress Ruth Wilson are set to star alongside Sofia Boutella (KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE) in an "elevated sci-fi" flick called THE TITAN. Lennart Ruff will make his feature film directorial debut with the movie, with Motion Picture Capital, GRACE OF MONACO screenwriter Arash Amel ,...
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08.28.2015
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You may want to hold your breath during the new trailer for Everest

Now here's a story that really rocks! Anyone? Okay, moving on! In case you didn't check out the trailer that debuted last month for EVEREST, the film follows a climbing expedition on Mt. Everest that is devastated by a severe snow storm. Boasting an ensemble that includes Jason Clarke , Jake Gyllenhaal , John Hawkes , Robin Wright , Josh Brolin , Sam Worthington , Keira Knightley...
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08.05.2015
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The trailer for Everest will leave you absolutely breathless

There are movies that leave you breathless thanks to stunning visuals or heart-pounding suspense. There are also true stories told on the big screen that, despite knowing the outcome, still keep you on the edge of your seat with anticipation and anxiety. EVEREST looks to be all of those rolled into one. Featuring an amazing cast that includes Jason Clarke , Jake Gyllenhaal ,...
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06.04.2015
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Blu-Ray Review: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Katniss and Peeta’s victory is short lived when President Snow changes the rules of the 75the Hunger Games, forcing them to compete against previous victors in hopes of killing both Katniss and the possibility of rebellion.
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03.28.2014
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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire surpasses Iron Man 3 as the top grossing film of 2013

Unsurprisingly, THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE has surpassed IRON MAN 3's domestic box office, making it the top grossing film of 2013. I say unsurprisingly because both franchises have a huge built-in fanbase making them both equal contenders for the race to the top spot at the box office. Lionsgate issued a press release, declaring victory over Marvel as THE HUNGER GAMES:...
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01.10.2014
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