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    Eight Reasons Why 'The Imitation Game' and 'The Theory of Everything' Are Oscar Rivals

    How many British biopics will fit into this year's Oscar race? The Toronto Film Festival revealed not only Benedict Cumberbatch as World War II codebreaker Alan Turing in "The Imitation Game," but Eddie Redmayne as cosmologist Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything." (Oddly, Cumberbatch played...

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    Watch: Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Idris Elba & More 'Stand Up To Cancer'

    The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge seems to have wound down, with millions raised and virtually everyone in the Western world having taken a chilly bath at some point, but that doesn't mean that celebrities are done doing good for charitable causes. This week, the "Stand Up To Cancer" telethon raised over...

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    Stephen Hawking vs. Alan Turing: Who's Winning The Battle of the British Genius Biopics?

    "The Imitation Game" and "The Theory of Everything" are both heading into Oscar season full throttle -- but is the acclaim deserved?

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    Telluride Review: 'The Imitation Game' Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley And More

    In 1941, brilliant Cambridge mathematician Alan Turing was hired by the British military to break an infamous and seemingly unbreakable Nazi code called Enigma. Leading a group of misfit cryptanalysts, logicians and wunderkind minds, Turing directed the operation of code breakers to crack Enigma and...

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    Telluride Review: Benedict Cumberbatch Carries Uneven WWII Drama 'The Imitation Game'

    The plight of British scientist Alan Turing is capably documented in Morten Tyldum's Oscar season entry.

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    WATCH: Benedict Cumberbatch, James McAvoy & More Talk Acting, Warts and All

    Heads up, aspiring actors: watch UK leading men Benedict Cumberbatch, James McAvoy, Colin Farrell, Jim Broadbent and Hugh Dancy talk acting, fame, rejection and more in a special BAFTA video.

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    'Breaking Bad' & 'Sherlock' Dominate 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards As 'True Detective' & 'Game Of Thrones' Lose Out

    The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards were held last night in Los Angeles. And if you thought that NBC were somehow airing a repeat of last year's ceremony, you'd be forgiven: the awards were dominated by previous winners, with "Modern Family" tieing "Frasier"'s record for most victories in comedy, and "Br...

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    Casting: Mark Wahlberg Joins 'Deepwater Horizon,' Johnny Depp Flexes For Kevin Smith's 'Yoga Hosers' And More

    Still no sign of J.C. Chandor's "A Most Violent Year" on the fall festival slate, but while we wait to see where the film pops up (*cough* Telluride *cough*), the director is keeping busy with the lineup for his next, "Deepwater Horizon," landing none other than Mark Wahlberg for the lead role. The ...

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    Watch: New Trailer And Clip For 'The Penguins Of Madagascar' Brings A New Adventure

    I haven't seen any of the "Madagascar" movies, possibly due to the fact that I'm not four years old. But with the franchise earning nearly $2 billion dollars worldwide after three installments, clearly DreamWorks Animation are appealing to kids in all the right ways, a trend sure to continue this fa...

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