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    Meryl Streep Joins Carey Mulligan for 'Suffragette,' Written by Abi Morgan

    Meryl Streep is set to play Brit political activist Emmilene Pankhurst in "Suffragette," alongside Carey Mulligan. The period drama will be helmed by Sarah Gavron ("Brick Lane"), and is written by "Iron Lady" scribe Abi Morgan.

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    The Big O: In Praise of the 10 Actress Nominees

    Let's take a break from tracking the race to marvel at the awe-inspiring female talent on display.

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    Jai Courtney Is Kyle Reese In 'Terminator' Reboot, Meryl Streep Joins Carey Mulligan In 'Suffragette' & More

    The long national nightmare is finally over. Sort of. After other people like Nicholas Hoult and Garrett Hedlund passed on the part, Jai Courtney has landed the role of Kyle Reese in the "Terminator" reboot aka "Terminator 5" aka "Terminator: Genesis." Hooray. He'll join the returning Ah-nuld, Jason...

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    Behind the Scenes with Wes Anderson's 'Fantastic Mr. Fox'

    Like no one else, Wes Anderson combines a sense of childhood – arrested childhood in The Royal Tenenbaums, actual kids in Moonrise Kingdom – with a sophisticated narrative and gloriously detailed visuals that might be dollhouses come to life. No wonder Fantastic Mr. Fox, (newly released by the Crite...

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    Oscars: The Best Underrated Performances Of The 2014 Actor & Actress Nominees

    The trouble with awards season, especially when it comes to actors who often attract nominations, is that there's a risk that it delegitimizes their work if it doesn't get recognized. If Meryl Streep, say, has countless nominations, than there could be a temptation to think of her performances in le...

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    Trailers from Hell: Marshall Harvey on Albert Brooks' Otherworldly Limbo Dramedy 'Defending Your Life'

    To Live and Shake and Die in LA! concludes at Trailers from Hell, with editor Marshall Harvey introducing Albert Brooks' "Defending Your Life," starring Meryl Streep and Brooks.

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    Pic of the Day: Emma Thompson Continues Her Campaign Against Heels

    The wonderfully outspoken actress and screenwriter hasn't let her less-than-ideal award season get her down. She's even made headlines with her newest campaign -- against high heels.

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    Harvey Weinstein Planning 'The Senator's Wife,' An Anti-NRA, 'Mr. Smith Goes To Washington'-Style Film With Meryl Streep

    While Harvey Weinstein didn't have such a great morning today, with rising producer Megan Ellison roundly trouncing the awards season veteran with her movies tallying 17 nominations, he's still likely pleased that the reliable Meryl Streep was once again given a nod, this time for her work in his "A...

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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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    The Big O: And the Oscars' Winning (and Losing) Female Nominees Are...

    The 86th Academy Award nominations did the hustle big time for "American Hustle," with 10 nominations. From our female perspective, it's terrific that both Amy Adams, with her first lead nod following four supporting tries, and supporting candidate Jennifer Lawrence are in the running in the acting ...

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