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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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    How Does Hans Zimmer Do It? Hack or Genius? "I am still an architect"

    Hans Zimmer: "I am still an architect. Authorship seems to be more difficult for other people. My head runs over with ideas. I can't sleep at night, I get home and get another idea, I go back to studio and do it. I am surrounded by brilliant musicians. It's a give and take, constantly. The original ...

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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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    What's Next for Lupita Nyong'o? Oscar Winner On Board to Translate Hadza Doc

    While the Academy Awards may already be in the cultural rearview mirror, you have to wonder when you're going to see a preternatural talent, and first-time Oscar winner, like Lupita Nyong'o again. Her next official project will be as Swahili consultant and translator for the upcoming environmental d...

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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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    Top 10 Indies in the iTunes Store: '12 Years a Slave' Rules

    Following its big Oscar win, "12 Years of Slave" ranks #1 in the list of top indies in the iTunes store. Here's the full list.

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    Watch Video Interview With Oscar Winner John Ridley (Is There or Isn’t There a Feud?)

    So, once and for all, is there a feud between John Ridley and Steve McQueen or is it media hype?

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    Oscar Winning '12 Years A Slave' Writer John Ridley Says He Regrets Not Thanking Steve McQueen

    "This year it’s who hugged and kissed who and who didn’t,” Oscar winning "12 Years A Slave" screenwriter John Ridley told EW about the awards season narrative this year. And he's not that far off. While the past few months have seen much milder mud slinging between contenders than past years, and in...

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    Box Office: ‘300: Rise Of An Empire’ Defends The Kingdom; 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Smashes Per-Screen Average Records

    It arrived much too late, some seven years after the fact. It was met with most middling reviews, and it featured no real stars to speak of. But that could not stop “300: Rise Of An Empire,” the slightly less-ripped, less-sweaty, otherwise pretty-much-the-same sequel from dominating the box office (...

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