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    What Are The Oscar Prospects for 'Saving Mr Banks'?

    Anyone who finds the Academy Awards race depressing should look away now, because yes, the purpose of this article is to drag “Saving Mr Banks” fresh from its world premiere at the London Film Festival last night into the unedifying discussion of what its chances of Oscar glory may or may not be.The...

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    Review: 'Saving Mr. Banks,' With Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks, Puts an Enjoyable Spin On the 'Mary Poppins' Saga Without Romanticizing Disney

    From its opening "Walt Disney presents" ident onward, John Lee Hancock's "Saving Mr. Banks" is cloaked in an inescapable veil of "meta."

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    '12 Years a Slave' Scores Big in Specialty and African-American Theaters, 'All Is Lost' and 'Kill Your Darlings' Start Soft

    The fall awards season went to full blast this weekend with three major festival specialty successes launching their commercial releases. One, Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave," matched the current #1 smash "Gravity" in acclaim and--on a smaller scale at this point--better-than-expected grosses. ...

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    Immersed in Movies: Cinematographer Sean Bobbitt Talks '12 Years a Slave'

    Sean Bobbitt discusses going for visual simplicity in Steve McQueen's Oscar frontrunner, "12 Years a Slave."

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    Entertainment One Takes Rights for 'Gabrielle,' Canada's Foreign-Language Oscar Entry UPDATED

    UPDATE: Entertainment One has scooped up US rights to Canada's official Oscar entry, "Gabrielle." The film, which is the second feature film by director Louise Archambault, centers on a Quebecois young woman (played by Gabrielle Marion-Rivard) with Williams syndrome, which slows cognitive abilities ...

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    Why Michael Fassbender Doesn't Have to Campaign for Oscar Frontrunner '12 Years a Slave' (CHARLIE ROSE VIDEO)

    In the November issue of GQ, Michael Fassbender leads the writer on a wild motorcycle race, opens up about his work jag and lets loose on why he won't campaign for "12 Years a Slave." His memorable quote has gone viral: "It's just a grind. And I'm not a politician. I'm an actor." Instead of campaign...

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    Sandra Bullock and Brad Pitt Make TV Appearances on Road to Oscars (VIDEO)

    Movie stars do TV interviews in front of their movies, and Sandra Bullock, a frontrunner for Best Actress for "Gravity," and Brad Pitt, the producer and supporting star of "12 Years a Slave," are no exception, charming their interlocutors (Jay Leno and Ann Curry, respectively) and hopefully a smatte...

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    Oscars: A Look At The Best Actress Front-Runners, Including Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock & Amy Adams

    Received wisdom has it that, in most years, the Best Actress category at the Academy Awards is less competitive than their male equivalent. It's certainly true, if it even needs to be said, that great roles for women are far, far less common than they are for men. But one only has to think of the pe...

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    New York Film Critics Circle Set Date For 2013 Awards; Add Four New Critics (Including Our Own Eric Kohn)

    The New York Film Critics Circle have set a date for their 2013 awards: Tuesday, December 3rd. That makes them the first critics group to announce, a day before the National Board of Review do the same. The awards will be handed out during their annual ceremony to be held at a date and venue yet to ...

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