Oscar Scuttlebutt: As the Year Ends....

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2013 began with Texas Chainsaw 3D, and is closing with a smattering of films that could get some awards love, with The Wolf of Wall Street the strongest, and with The Secret Life of Walter Mitty a question mark. Have we learned anything? Probably not.

Naughty or Nice List: 2013 Movies Edition

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Wonder what characters from the films of 2013 would be on the naughty or nice list? Here's a speculation of who would make Santa's lists and what they would or should get for Christmas.

Oscar Scuttlebutt: SAG and the Golden Globes Enter the Fore

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This past week has seen The Golden Globes and SAG announce their nominees. Has everyone seen all the films in contention at this point? Maybe. But it's just as likely that The Wolf of Wall Street wasn't screened for everyone, though that didn't stop the Globes from nominating the film and Leonardo DiCaprio. Such is awards season.

Oscar Scuttlebutt: And Here Come the Critics Awards

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Though critics and the academy act independently of each other, there's a sense that one informs the other, or at least helps narrow the playing field. This week saw the release of Out of the Furnace, which was obviously intended to be in the Oscar conversation. And no matter how many screeners get sent out, with poor box office and no critical support, it's going to...

Oscar Scuttbutt: 'American Hustle' and the Coens

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This week saw the two first awards ceremonies of the season, which mostly split the good between films, with the Gotham awards giving a prize to the Coen Brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis, while the New York Film Critics Circle went heavy on David O. Russell's American Hustle.

Oscar Scuttlebutt: The Blockbuster Conundrum

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This weekend brings The Hunger Games: Catching Fire to the big screen, and it stars a number of Oscar winners and nominees. And yet its Oscar prospects are virtually nil. Is this a reflection of the considered old Academy voting block? More than likely.

Oscar Scuttlebutt: Did Bruce Dern Sink His Own Ship?

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This weekend brings Nebraska to the big screen, and the film is already a big winner, as Bruce Dern won the best actor trophy at Cannes. Unfortunately, Dern has made a case that he should be up for the best actor Oscar, and that may have hurt his chances of winning a gold trophy.

Oscar Scuttlebutt: Time to Take Stock of the Oscar Race

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We're just into November, and though there are definite candidates for who could be Oscar nominated, we've still got two months of releases to go, and very little sense of the room temperature. Why? Number one, because academy voters haven't seen the films, and number two, because in some cases, only a handful of people have seen the finished films.

Top Five Best Horror Films to Watch for Halloween on Netflix

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With Halloween today, many people may be going out tonight, but as it’s a Thursday, some may have celebrated this past weekend, while others may just not be able to take off work/school/etc. tomorrow. So for tonight, why not pick a fun, scary but not too scary movie for the Halloween season? These films are all streaming on Netflix right now.

Oscar Scuttlebutt: Jared Leto, Oscar Nominee?

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This week brings two films that could/were meant to compete in the Oscars this year: Free Birds and Last Vegas Dallas Buyers Club and Diana. One has a very good shot at getting some nominations, the other....

Oscar Scuttlebutt: Martin Scorsese and Ridley Scott are in the Mix

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This week in Oscar ephemera, we've seen 12 Years a Slave do exceptionally well in limited release, we'll see Blue is the Warmest Color hit American screens, and Ridley Scott's latest film The Counselor sneaks into theaters. And we know for sure that there's a big dog in the race.

Oscar Scuttlebutt: 'The Fifth Estate' and the Films That Whiff

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There are certain things to expect every Oscar season. The films that become the front runner early on that people haven't seen yet (which this year could be The Wolf of Wall Street or American Hustle) which sometimes deliver and sometimes don't, the sneaky films that manage to stick around (which could be Lee Daniels' The...

The 10 Most Anticipated Films Of Fall 2013

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If you were a little let down by the movies that were released this summer, you are not alone. Between the box office bombs and horrible comedies (here's looking at you Grown Ups 2), 2013 has been somewhat of a disappointment in regards to movies, especially when compared to last year, which was filled to the brim with greatness. But 2013 isn't over, and you'll be surprised to know...

Oscar Scuttlebutt: Could Tom Hanks Sink His Own Chances with 'Captain...

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This week brings another obvious Oscar contender into the race, the Paul Greengrass-directed Captain Phillips, which stars Tom Hanks in one of his best on screen performances. But there's a long road to award season, and the film has a number of hurdles to clear before it becomes a serious contender.

'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Giveaway -- Win 2 Tickets To The L.A....

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The contest is now closed--thanks to all those who participated! We’re just guessing, but if you’re reading this post, allow us here at ScreenCrave to go out on a limb and assume that you happen to be a big fan of The Hunger Games—both the series of novels by Suzanne Collins and the burgeoning film franchise starring Jennifer...

Editorial: Why I Redbox

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This summer has seen a slew of movies that cost over $100 Million dollars hit theaters (some over $200 Million, some possibly near $300 Million), and yet this is the first summer I've noticed that I'm okay with totally skipping a number of the biggest films of the year. This is likely a feeling that's been building for a while, but now it's gotten that much worse. It's not that I won't catch...

'Breaking Bad' VOTD: Badger's Animated 'Star Trek' Fanfiction

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Did you watch the midseason premiere of Breaking Bad, entitled “Blood Money,” last night?  If you didn’t, you really need to get on that (but don’t worry, we won’t feature spoilers here); if you did, have you reassembled the pieces of your head (which likely blew apart by the episodes end) yet?  If you have, and are up to it, one of the very few humorous (and...

1-1 Interview: Director Dan Scanlon and Producer Kori Rae on 'Monsters...

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One of the biggest challenges for Monsters University was being a prequel. As director Dan Scanlon and producer Kori Rae acknowledge, the audience knows where the characters are going to end up, so the challenge was to turn the inevitable into a strength. And it’s fair to say they pulled it off. We talked to the two about the film and the challenges of making Monsters...

VOTD: Russell Brand Mocks MSNBC Talk Show Hosts For Lack Of Professionalism...

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While comedian/ professional oddball/ star of middling to bad films Russell Brand is likely not the first example of professional decorum to come to mind, the star of such films as Get Him to the Greek and the remake of Arthur recently schooled a few professional morning news show hosts when he felt they were treating him disrespectfully....