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Review: ‘The Theory Of Everything’ Is Patronizing Awards Bait

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Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything is less a movie than a series of slow claps.

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Stephen Hawking Has A Way With Ladies In The New Trailer For ‘The Theory Of Everything’

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The second trailer for the Stephen Hawking biopic 'The Theory for Everything,' exhibits the love story with his wife, Jane Wilde.


Channing Tatum Is Ready To Wrassle That Oscar Out Of You In ‘Foxcatcher’

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Channing Tatum looks ready to wrestle in the new poster for 'Foxcatcher.'


These Sudanese Lost Boys Are Changin’ Reese Witherspoon’s Lahfe In The Oscar Bait ‘The Good Lie’

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Watch how hard Reese Witherspoon will grovel for an Oscar in the Sudanese refugee 'Blind Side' ripoff, 'The Good Lie.'


Check Out The Trailer For Eventual Oscar Nominee ‘Mr. Turner’

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Director Mike Leigh's latest, 'Mr. Turner,' is already being touted as surefire Oscar bait.


TRAILER: Is 12 Years a Slave the Oscariest movie that ever Oscared?

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In 12 Years a Slave, from Shame director Steve McQueen (the big, black British one, not the rugged white dead one), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Chuy, as we like to call him) plays Solomon Northrup, a free slave living in pre-Civil War New York.


Coen Bros: New Inside Llewyn Davis Trailer

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I'll spare you too much of the back story because we've covered it before, but suffice to say, the Coen Brothers have a new movie coming out in December and it has a new trailer, number three.


The 10 Most Obvious Oscar-Bait Film Tropes

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This post was originally pitched around the release of Lincoln, Steven Spielberg's cinematic ode to that one They Might Be Giants album, and how its arrival heralds the unofficial beginning of Oscar-bait season.


The Life of Pi trailer promises underwater zebras

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When Ang Lee debuted the first footage from his 3D adaptation of Yann Martel's Life of Pi at CinemaCon a few months back, the 10 minutes of footage he showed already had the movie bloggers who saw it talking Oscar, and you know movie bloggers aren't prone to hyperbole (sarcasm, sarcasm).

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Jane Fonda to play Nancy Reagan in a movie I'll never see

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Ever since The King's Speech, there have been more and more movies that seem more like unintentional parodies of Oscar movies than actual movies - The Iron Lady, Albert Nobbs, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.


Tear porn for menopausal ladies: Extremely Loud, Incredibly Close has a new trailer

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After the jump, I've got the new trailer for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, starring Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock, based on the Jonathan Safran Foer novel.


Michael F. Assbender’s hard drive is filthy

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Steve McQueen's latest film, Shame (that's the black, British, not-dead Steve McQueen) played the Venice film festical to rave reviews last month, and hits theaters December 2nd, smack in the middle of Oscar season.


Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Wins the Oscar for Most Oscar-y

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After the jump, I've got the newest trailer for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, the film adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's 2005 novel, starring Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, and some booger-faced milk baby (Kids Jeopardy champ Thomas Horn).



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After the jump, Meryl Streep rocks her best Blue Steel as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.


Nicole Kidman cries her way to the Oscar

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Here's Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart a-cryin and a-grievin in the new trailer for Rabbit Hole.


Javier Bardem stars in “Remove your panties, give me Oscar.”

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This is Javier Bardem in the new trailer for Alejandro Gonzalez IƱarritu's Biutiful, in which he plays 190 pounds of swarthy Oscar bait and sweaty sex appeal.


Oscar Bait: Da King 'as got a stammah 'e does

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Here's the trailer for Toronto Film Festival People's Choice Award winner and alleged Oscar bait, The King's Speech, starring Colin Firfff and Helena Bonham Carter, from director Tom Hooper.

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