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12 Years a Slave

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    Beyoncé, Lupita Nyong'o, Nicki Minaj Among BET Awards Winners

    Beyoncé was named Best Female R&B/Pop Artist.

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    What's Next for Lupita Nyong'o? 'Star Wars'!

    With the Academy Awards in the cultural rearview mirror, many of us wondered when and how we'd see a preternatural talent, and first-time Oscar winner, like Lupita Nyong'o on the big screen again. On Oscar night, the Mexican-born, Kenyan-raised Yale graduate who swept awards season with her sublime ...

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    'Mandela' Writer Blames Failure On Audiences "Exhausted Feeling Guilty About Slavery" In '12 Years A Slave'

    The purpoted beef between director Steve McQueen and screenwriter John Ridley aside, most of the controversy surrounding the Best Picture-winning “12 Years A Slave” has centered on audience’s reactions to the film, both of Armond White and uneasy white Academy voters. Here we are, three months remov...

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    How Does 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Composer Hans Zimmer Do It? Hack or Genius? "I am still an architect" (VIDEO)

    Composer Hans Zimmer, whose latest score can be heard in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' says: "I am still an architect. Authorship seems to be more difficult for other people. My head runs over with ideas." Also, in a new video, 'Spider-Man' director Marc Webb talks working with Zimmer, and his dream t...

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    Oscar-Winning '12 Years a Slave' Scribe John Ridley's Jimi Hendrix Biopic to Open Seattle Film Fest

    Screenwriter John Ridley won an Oscar this year for "12 Years a Slave," and now his sophomore directorial feature "Jimi: All Is By My Side," will be the opening night film at the 40th annual Seattle International Film Festival on May 15.

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    Is Watching Movies Too Hard, or Are Audiences Getting Soft?

    There's too much talk about what we demand from movies, and not enough about what they demand from us.

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    Theater Owners CEO Says '12 Years A Slave' Was "Too Unequivocally Intense To Watch In A Cinema"

    Despite at least two Academy voters admitting to not seeing Steve McQueen’s harrowing “12 Years A Slave”—they ended up voting for the film anyway—the unflinching portrait of slavery scored the Best Picture trophy thanks to voters unafraid to view our nation’s dark past. But with the prevalence of sc...

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    "Hang Out" w/ The Descendants of Solomon Northup From '12 Years A Slave' In Live Online Conversation Today At 11AM EST

    "Hang Out" w/ The Descendants of Solomon Northup From '12 Years A Slave' In Live Online Conversation Today At 11AM EST

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    Top 10 Indies in the iTunes Store This Week: Oscar Winners Dominate

    Each Monday we present you with the most up-to-date list of the top 10 indie movies in the iTunes store, combining rentals and purchases. This week, Oscar winners "12 Years a Slave," "Dallas Buyers Club" "The Great Beauty" and "20 Feet from Stardom" dominate the list.

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