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  • Daniel Day-Lewis (Abraham Lincoln)

    In “Lincoln,” we see a folksy teller of tales who’s remarkably approachable to the public but who’s not averse to back-room meetings and even bribes to accomplish his goal of passing the Thirteenth Amendment. Lincoln must work with divisive factions in Congress and his own Cabinet to secure the necessary votes. We also get a glimpse of his often rocky marriage to wife Mary Todd and

  • Zero Dark Thirty

    The filmmaking duo behind The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal) takes on the hunt for — and the killing of — Osam… Read More


    “Zero Dark Thirty”

    Nominated For: Best Picture, Best Actress (Jessica Chastain), Best Editing, Best Sound Editing, Best Original Screenplay (Mark Boal)

    What’s It About? The film documents the decade-long manhunt for the world’s most wanted fugitive, Osama bin Laden… Continue reading What Is 'Zero Dark Thirty'? Oscar Nominee Guide 2013


    An octogenarian couple find their love put to the ultimate test when one of them suffers a stroke, and the other must assume … Read More



    Nominated For: Best Picture, Best Actress (Emmanuelle Riva), Best Director (Michael Haneke), Best Original Screenplay (Haneke), Best Foreign Language Film (Austria)

    What’s It About? Anne (Riva) and George (Jean-Louis Trintignant) are retired music teachers, both in their 80s, living a… Continue reading What Is 'Amour'? Oscar Nominee Guide 2013

    “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

    Nominated For: Best Picture, Best Actress (Quvenzhané Wallis), Best Director (Benh Zeitlin), Best Adapted Screenplay (Zeitlin and Lucy Alibar)

    What’s It About? The pint-sized Wallis carries the film on her back as Hushpuppy, a young 6-year-old girl living with her father (named Wink) in an impoverished Delta community known as “the Bathtub.” The residents are preparing for a great storm in their own steadfast way, just as… Continue reading What Is 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'? Oscar Nominee Guide 2013

    The movie parody game has gone through a lot of changes in the last few decades. With A Haunted House about to hit theaters, followed by Scary Movie 5 in April and The Starving Games sometime later this year, things can get confusing. It seems like a good time to look at the big movers and shakers of the parody genre and where they stand, quality-wise.

    The Wayans Brothers