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Too Cool For School: The John Hughes Collection & The Brat Pack Collection ($ 25 each) Need a gift for a mom in her mid-to-late 30s? Here are two collections that represent most of the iconic movies of her childhood. If she’s the kind of movie lover who can endlessly debate whether Jake Ryan, Duckie, Blane or John Bender would make the better boyfriend; if she can list all of… Continue reading Mother's Day Movie Gift Guide: DVD Box Sets Mama Will Love (PHOTOS)

“I am going to murder myself if you don’t come down to my new fucking mall,” shouts Eric Wareheim in the red-band trailer for his film, “Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie.” Blackmail by threat of suicide may seem like an odd way to market your first feature, but then again, Wareheim and his co-star Tim Heidecker traffic in odd comedic behavior.

“Billion Dollar Movie” is a spin-off of the duo’s… Continue reading 'Tim And Eric's Billion Dollar Movie': A Beginner's Guide To The Oddball Comedy Film

“A Separation”

Nominated For: Best Foreign Language Film, Best Original Screenplay (Asghar Farhadi)

What’s It About: Nader and Simin have been married for fourteen years and are trying to raise a daughter in Tehran; however, tensions rise as Simin desires to leave the country to escape the country’s current conditions. Her husband wants to remain in Iran however because he cannot leave his elderly father, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The… Continue reading What Is 'A Separation'? Oscar Nominees 2012 Guide

“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”

Nominated For: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Max Von Sydow)

What’s It About: Based on the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” follows Oskar Schell (Thomas Horn), a young boy who — after losing his father (Tom Hanks) in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11 — finds a key in his dad’s closet. With the help of a mysterious older man named “The… Continue reading What Is 'Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close'? Oscar Nominees 2012 Guide

“Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory”

Nominated For: Best Documentary Feature

What’s It About: Part of a set of HBO documentaries, “Purgatory” is the third in the series, which continues to examine the story of the the West Memphis Three, a group of teenagers who were accused of committing heinous murders in 1994. The first two “Paradise Lost” films raised disturbing questions about the seemingly circumstantial evidence that was used to convict the trio… Continue reading What Is 'Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory'? Oscar Nominees 2012 Guide