’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.

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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.


Inside The '12 Years A Slave' Writer Vs. Director Beef Smelled Around The World

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Inside the epic beef between '12 Years A Slave' director Steve McQueen and writer John Ridley, leading to their Oscar night diss-fest.

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Kanye West Opened Up To Steve McQueen About The Grammys, ’12 Years A Slave’

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"Hollywood likes the idea of a black director directing 12 Years a Slave more than it likes the idea of a black director directing Shame."


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.


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.


Watch: ’12 Years A Slave’ Movie Trailer

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Django Unchained opened the door and now 12 Years A Slave is ready to follow-up for awards and critical acclaim in this story of rising above slavery for freedom.


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

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In 12 Years a Slave, from <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2011/12/shame-review-michael-fassbender-likes-sex-a-lot-thats-pretty-much-it" target="_blank">Shame</a> director Steve McQueen (the <a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/vertical_1373954772.jpg" target="_blank">big, black British one</a>, not the rugged white dead one), Chiwetel Ejiofor (<a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2007/08/tim-allen-and-chuy-star-in-redbelt" target="_blank">Chuy</a>, as we like to call him) plays Solomon Northrup, a free slave living in pre-Civil War New York.


Steve McQueen's Classic Ford GT40 Was Purchased For A Record $11 Million

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Last year, <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Roadster.jpg">a 1934 Duesenberg Roadster</a> sold for an estimated $10.


Benedict Cumberbatch Joins Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave

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In a movie that might as well be called Ladies and A Lot of Gentlemen, Get Ready to Feel Weird When You Think a Slave Owner Is Sexy (working title), Benedict Cumberbatch will star in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, joining previously cast actors Brad Pitt, Michael F.


Shame Review: Michael Fassbender likes sex. A lot. That’s pretty much it.

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Shame is overwrought and lacking in real story, but the Fasspenis deserves Best Actor If you just want the abridged Shame review, here it is: Michael Fassbender is a sex addict.


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 <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2588606/bio" target="_blank">Steve McQueen</a>) played the Venice film festical to rave reviews last month, and hits theaters December 2nd, smack in the middle of Oscar season.



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As often happens in Hollywood, two movies about the same subject (in this case, a Steve McQueen biopic) are vying for production (see also: <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2007/11/pennvan-sant-fire-first-in-milk-pic" target="_blank">Harvey Milk</a>, <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2007/10/oliver-stone-enters-entourage-race" target="_blank">Pablo Escobar</a>, <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0379725/" target="_blank">Truman</a> <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0420609/" target="_blank">Capote</a>).



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The <a href="http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/film/article4749016.ece" target="_blank">Times Online</a> reports that <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/?p=3321" target="_blank">Tobey Maguire</a> has signed a deal expected to be worth $50 million to shoot Spider-Man 4 and 5 back to back over six months next year.

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