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    'Her' In, Redford Out: Best and Worst of the Oscar Nominations

    Let's start by stipulating that the Oscars have little or nothing to do with art or even how good a film is. Like any political contest, movie awards are about money and campaigning and popularity and image -- so if a good idea or vision sneaks in, what luck!

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    Larry Kramer's 'A Normal Heart' Will Debut on HBO in May

    Ryan Murphy and Larry Kramer's adaptation of his Tony-winning play 'A Normal Heart,' starring Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons and Julia Roberts, will debut in May for HBO Films.

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    The Big O: Will the Academy's Love of Female Ensembles Help August: Osage County?

    "August: Osage County" is a prime example of an ensemble cast where the female characters monopolize the goings-on, an Oscar-friendly staple that has been regaining favor of late among voters after 2009's "Precious" and 2011's "The Help" became best-picture contenders.

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    The Big O: Remembering 2013's Top Female Film Moments

    The 10 scenes that defined the year's women in film.

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    Review and Roundup: 'August: Osage County,' Starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts (VIDEO)

    Crowdpleaser "August: Osage County" is a messy sprawling dysfunctional family drama that manages to wring some tears by its utterly satisfying conclusion.

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    Review: Sprawling, Sneering 'August: Osage County' Starring Meryl Streep & Julia Roberts

    It's undeniable that, at least on paper, "August: Osage County" looks like a can't-miss proposition. Pairing Tracey Letts' Pulitizer Prize and Tony Award-winning play with an outstanding ensemble cast ranging from awards-nominated veterans to rising young stars—Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGr...

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    August: Osage County

    As a showcase for a host of gifted actors, "August: Osage County" is potent and entertaining.

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    Review: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts And More Carry John Wells' Watchable Adaptation of Tracy Letts' 'August: Osage County'

    Playwright Tracy Letts' crowded ensemble drama "August: Osage County" centers on a massive family engaged in constant squabbling, which means that it demands a cast willing to engage in fiery theatrics. It's no surprise, then, that director John Wells' big screen adaptation features significant name...

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    Women and Hollywood December 2013 Film Preview

    Here are the women-centric, women-directed and women-written films that you should keep on your radar for December.

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    ‘August: Osage County’ Didn’t Change Its Ending; Watch 1-Hour-Plus Q&A With Cast & Producer George Clooney Plus New Photos

    Expectations can be a bitch or a nice surprise when you’re out of synch with the conventional wisdom. Reviews out of the Toronto International Film Festival (including ours) might have led some to believe (myself included) that “August: Osage County” is shrill, pitched up to one volume and disjointe...

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