12 YEARS A SLAVE

’12 Years A Slave’ Is Set To Become The Homework Assignment It Always Felt Like

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Steve McQueen's '12 Years A Slave' is coming to high school classrooms near you.

WILLIAM NICHOLSON

‘Mandela’ Screenwriter Says ’12 Years A Slave’ ‘Sucked Up All The Guilt About Black People’

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'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' screenwriter William Nicholson offered some hot takes about the Oscars and '12 Years A Slave.'

WE'RE THE MILLERS

‘The Wolf Of Wall Street’ Leads The Way In MTV Movie Awards Nominations

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With 8 nominations each, 'The Wolf of Wall Street' and 'American Hustle' are the frontrunners at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards.

the oscars

Two Academy Members Admit They Voted For '12 Years A Slave' Without Seeing It

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Two Academy members anonymously admit voting for '12 Years A Slave' without having seen it.

Movies

A Los Angeles Newspaper Celebrated ’12 Years A Slave’s Oscar Win With The Worst Headline Imaginable

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Well, we almost made it through awards season without a publication running a tacky '12 Years a Slave' headline.

SOLOMON NORTHUP

Here's The 161-Year-Old New York Times Story About 12 Years A Slave

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The 161-year-old New York Times story about 12 Years A Slave and Solomon Northup.

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

Today In Totally Adorable: Kids Reenacting The 2014 Best Picture Oscar Nominees

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Cinefix and Mom.me have teamed up to recreate scenes from the Best Picture nominees with children, and the result is adorably awesome.

Red Carpet

Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Wore Matching Tuxes To The BAFTAs Last Night

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Leave it to a couple of Yanks like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to show up to the BAFTA awards in matching tuxedos.

slavery

Did Benedict Cumberbatch’s Ancestors Own Slaves? Yes, According To NYC Commissioner Stacey Cumberbatch

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NYC Commissioner Stacey Cumberbatch has an unsavory connection to 'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch.

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

And The 86th Academy Awards Nominations Go To…

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Hollywood is up bright and early this morning to present the nominees for the the 86th Academy Awards.

STEVE MCQUEEN

Mistakezione: Italian Distributor Very Mi Scusi For '12 Years a Slave' Posters with White Dudes on Them

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An Italian distributor has apologized for using '12 Years a Slave' posters with giant pictures of white dudes on them.

#.lol

There's Something Weird About The Italian Movie Poster For '12 Years A Slave'

There's something distinctly different from the domestic marketing but I can't quite place thanks to Brad Pitt's dreaminess.

#GOLDEN GLOBES

‘American Hustle’ And ’12 Years A Slave’ Lead The Golden Globes Nominations

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Leading the way at this morning's Golden Globes announcement with 7 nominations each were '12 Years a Slave' and 'American Hustle.'

WORLD WAR Z

MTV Has Announced Its Top 10 Movies Of The Year

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MTV announced its list of the best movies of 2013 and it's certainly a mixed bag.

#MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY

12 Years a Slave Gets Shut Out at the Gotham Awards

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Supposed Oscar front-runner 12 Years a Slave got shut out at the Gotham Awards.

#FROTCAST

Frotcast 175: Lists with Laremy, 12 Years a Slave, Ja Rule’s Church Movie

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Listen on the player above, or download this week's episode as an mp3 here (right-click, "save as") This week on the Frotcast, we bring on our old pal, RottenTomatoes TOP CRITIC Laremy Legel of Film.

WEEKEND MOVIE GUIDE

Weekend Movie Guide: ‘Carrie’ < ‘Kyrie’

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Opening Everywhere: Carrie, Escape Plan, The Fifth Estate Opening Somewhere: 12 Years a Slave, All is Lost FilmDrunk Suggests: Not 12 Years a Slave, if you read Vince’s review.

#FILMDRUNK REVIEWS

REVIEW: I didn’t like 12 Years a Slave and here’s why

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Sadness Porn with a Historical Twist 12 Years a Slave is an excruciating, uncomfortable, upsetting watch, a long slog through two hours of Spanish moss and torture, of unrelenting cruelty framed in interminably long shots, often set to the shrieking, non-diagetic strings of a Hans Zimmer score.

TEXTING DURING THE MOVIE

Madonna yelled at someone who told her to stop texting during ’12 Years a Slave’, maybe

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Let's just get this part out of the way at the beginning: this story sounds WAAAY too good to be true, but it's also too good not to share, and here we are.


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