Les Miserables Reviews, Interviews & More

Oscar Scuttlebutt: Ten Films You Forgot Were Oscar Contenders

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Every year there are films that are nominated for Oscars that got there because of campaigning, and sometimes a dearth of other possible candidates. These are films that were nominated for things because of possibly contractually obligated Oscar pushes, or because it was assumed they were better than they were. Here are a list of ten films from the last ten years that have either been...

2013 Golden Globes: The Winners Are...

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Well, the Golden Globes were tonight.   That’s right, it was the night in which the Hollywood Foreign Press bestowed upon the stars of television and film a bunch of shiny awards that are a little more fun and less serious than the Academy Awards.  And it was actually quite a memorable ceremony for once—from Jodie Foster giving a bracingly candid and charming acceptance speech for...

Box Office Roundup: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Wins the Weekend

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After weeks of debate, the American public can now see Zero Dark Thirty, and  it turns out they wanted to. The Best picture nominee ended up taking the weekend, fending off a terrible looking comedy and Gangster Squad. You wouldn't think it was January looking at these numbers, but people are going to the movies these days, and how.

Oscar Scuttlebutt: Oscar Reactions, Surprises And Snubs

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The past few hours have been exciting to say the least. Early this morning movie lovers were greeted by Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone as they announced the 2013 Academy Awards nominees. As usual, the internet completely blew up with mixed reactions on which lucky filmmakers and actors made the cut. Let's run down some of the best and worst of the nominations, along with some happy reactions...

Oscar Scuttlebutt: DGA, Razzies, BAFTA And Golden Globes

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Right now it feels like awards season is repeatedly beating us over the head with news. The past three days have been chock full of nomination announcement news between the DGA Awards, the BAFTA's and even the Razzies. You just can't escape the awards season wave, but we're here to help you find out who's been showered with awards affection or snubbed on this week's Oscar Scuttlebutt.

Directors Guild Nominations: Tom Hooper is In, Quentin Tarantino is Out

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Though the award itself is not as important as the Oscar (in the scheme of things), when the Directors Guild of America puts out their nominations, it's a bellwether for the nominations (which will be coming  January 10), and now we have a pretty clear view of the field. The nominees are: Ben Affleck for Argo, Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark...

Box Office Roundup: 'Chainsaw' Hits Hard, 'Django' Holds Strong

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Django Unchained Movie Review
There were two big shocks this weekend when it came to the numbers. One was that Texas Chainsaw 3D came at the exact right time and did much better business than anticipated. The other is just how well Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained is holding. It was a pretty strong weekend for movies in general, as almost everything held...

Box Office Predictions: Hobbits Battle Chainsaws

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Now that we're out of the Holiday season, Hollywood is taking a chance to breath and put their hand down their pants. There's one wide release of a horror movie (Texas Chainsaw 3D), and two expansion runs of Oscar-almost rans (The Impossible and Promised Land). Which means it's likely the top five won't change...

VOTD: Family Cries Uncontrollably After Seeing 'Les Miserables'

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Let’s face it—the most recent film adaptation of Les Miserables truly is miserable.  Not miserable as in bad; rather, it’s a nearly three-hour tale of theft, imprisonment, guilt, poverty, revolution, lost love, forced prostitution, misery, crime, and death.  So, yeah, it lives up to its name.  And perhaps nothing else in recent memory can sum that up but a YouTube...

Box Office Roundup: 'Hobbit' Wins Tight Race, 'Django' Surprises

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Well, how do you like that? After an impressive showing on opening day, it looks like Les Miserables isn't the powerhouse that was expected. That's not to say it did bad business, but it may have peaked on Christmas. And Django Unchained proved exceptionally strong considering that it's three hours long and has been at the center of some...

Box Office Predictions: 'Les Miserables' Wins Big

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Holidays make it hard to remember what day of the week it is. All the pictures for this weekend opened Tuesday on Christmas, which means we're coming off of a four day weekend, and are looking at another four day weekend with New Years. Many tried to get this whole week off, and kids are out of school, so the numbers have been strong already for the newcomers Les...

Oscar Scuttlebutt: The Landscape of Best Adapted Screenplay

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When a screenwriter -does their job right, it only seems right that we shower them with oodles of awards. Now that we've arrived at the end of the year, Oscar Scuttlebutt inspects the Best Adapted Screenplay category at this point and who has a chance of grabbing that gorgeous Oscar gold.

Les Misérables: Movie Review

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Surprisingly enough, Les Misérables hit us right in the gut -- but in a good way. It's hard not to get swept up in the music and emotion pouring out of the film. While it's not perfect, the latest adaptation of the classic is solid and ready to be taken in by a new generation of fans.

The Best Movies In Theaters To Watch This Christmas

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There are very few things to do on Christmas Day. You can always stay in and watch specials on TV while your family argues about your little sister's new bad-boy boyfriend. Or, if you're like us, you'll head straight to the movie theater. We've compiled a small list of solid movies that will be playing in theaters on Christmas Day. Keep in mind that these movies are for everyone (or just...

Interview: Eddie Redmayne On Singing His Heart Out in 'Les Misérables'

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Within the span of a year, Eddie Redmayne has captured audiences' attention. First, he won us over with his performance in My Week With Marilyn. Now, he'll pull at our heart strings as the brave Marius in Tom Hooper's adaptation of Les Misérables. His character's right in the thick of post-revolutionary France as he's thrust into one last revolt. But the...

Oscar Scuttlebutt: The Crazy Best Picture Race

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This year isn't done yet, which was proven this past week by a sudden change in the Best Picture race. A couple of dark horses are starting to emerge, throwing some people's previous predictions of the winners out the window. At this rate we're uncertain as to what the field may look like, but boy is it fun to watch. 

'Les Misérables' TV Spots Show Character's Struggles

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Les Misérables has proved to be a timeless classic, and now we're just a couple of weeks away from its theatrical release, re-imagined for the big screen by filmmaker Tom Hooper. So of course we're going to be flooded with tons of new television spots in anticipation of its release. Well, here's a couple more for you to chew on.

'Les Miserables' Trailer: Its Best Trailer Yet

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Les Miserables is one of a rare vanishing breed: a big budget, star studded Oscar Best Picture wannabe. For the last couple years the awards have been dominated by smaller, independent movies that are sold on their prestige, and a daring turn by an actor who was probably paid little money in the hopes of winning a golden statue. Not here. Nope, this is the big...

'Les Misérables' Teaser Trailer

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Featuring direction from Academy Award-winner Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech), starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Samantha Barks, Eddie Redmayne, Helena Bonham Carter, and Sacha Baron Cohen, and based upon one of the most beloved novels and stage musicals of all, the upcoming film version of Les Misérables looked pretty...