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August: Osage County

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    As 'Into the Woods' Looms, Ten Meryl Streep Characters Through a Feminist Gaze

    Meryl Streep is a cinema nonpareil whose acting talent and aura seemingly can't be explained. Nominated for a record 18 Academy Awards and winner of three, Streep may be up for another Oscar for her over-the-top singing portrayal of The Witch in Robb Marshall's movie version of Stephen Sondheim's "I...

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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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    'Lone Survivor' Stuns in Wide Release; 'Her' is Weak, 'August: Osage County' Strong

    Led by "Lone Survivor," which grossed double its expected amount and looks to be a powerhouse for weeks to come, this weekend continued the steady business of the last few weeks. The Top 10 grossed about $114 million, up a tick from last year, when three new wide releases grossed better than all but...

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    'Lone Survivor' Does Huge Friday Business

    With a huge $14.4 million Friday debut for their "Lone Survivor" (Universal), director Peter Berg and actor/producer Mark Wahlberg get the last laugh after their qualifying runs failed to impress critics or receive any awards attention for the film about a lone soldier's fight to escape after a deva...

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    ACE Eddie Awards Nominees Include 'The Wolf of Wall Street,' 'Her,' 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' 'Gravity' & More

    The awards season train continues to roll full steam towards the Oscar nominations next week, and January sees all the individual guilds weigh in first with who they're honoring in their respective fields. And today brings us the editors, who highlight the year in cutting with the nominees for the 6...

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Lone Survivor' and 'August: Osage County' Hold Well as 'Her' Widens

    As usual, this first weekend of the new year offered few new movies. The market is packed with awards contenders in varying stages of release, with Oscar-qualifiers that opened last week dominating the action. Most of the awards pictures showed minor drops or even increases. Most of them won't break...

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    Specialty Box Office: It's All About Last Year's Films On The First Weekend of 2014

    With an extremely crowded field of late 2013 films still going strong, the first weekend of the new year didn't offer much of anything in the way of newcomers, but there was a lot of notable news from holdovers.

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    'American Hustle,' 'Wolf Of Wall Street,' 'Before Midnight' & More Earn WGA Nominations But Not Coens

    Are awards season voters no longer entranced by the magic of the Coen Brothers? Even with "Inside Llewyn Davis" earning no shortage of acclaim, that has not translated into very much love from awards types, with the film getting completely shut out of the Producers Guild Award nominations yesterday....

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    Holiday Box Office Top Ten: 'Frozen' and 'Hobbit' Beat Out Newer Films, 'August: Osage County' Opens Flat

    The post-Christmas weekend can be one of the biggest of the year. And so it was. The top 10 grossed $171 million, up a healthy $17 million from 2012, which nudges the year's totals slightly ahead of 2012. However the strong weekend total comes despite an uneven performance from a wide variety of fi...

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