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Where to Watch 36 Oscar Nominees for 2023, from ‘Babylon’ to ‘The Whale’

The Academy Awards are upon us. Whether you’re racing to catch as many films as possible before the big night, or focusing your attention on the top contenders in select categories, the 2023 nominees offer a solid blend of crowd-pleasing blockbusters, one-of-kind arthouse fare, and your typical Oscar bait.On Tuesday, Academy voters embraced the sequel, […]

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Steven Spielberg Thinks ‘The Dark Knight’ Should Have Earned A Best Picture Oscar Nom & Is “Encouraged” By Blockbusters Getting Noms

You can’t really talk about the history of blockbuster filmmaking without mentioning Steven Spielberg. You could argue the summer blockbuster was created by his film, “Jaws,” decades ago. Now, with films such as “Top Gun: Maverick,” “Avatar: The Way of Water,” and “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” not just earning huge money at cinemas but also […]

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The Academy’s Own Dumb Rules Kept One Of The Year’s Best Movies Out Of The 2023 Oscars

The rules for Academy Award consideration are byzantine and difficult to understand. Oscar eligible films have to be a certain length (a “feature” is anything over 40 minutes), have to have a certain type of theatrical run, and have to be advertised in a certain way, presumably in industry trade papers like Variety. A film […]

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The Oscars Nominating Genre Movies Is Important

The nominations for the 95th Academy Awards are here, and this year more than ever, more genre films have been nominated for Best Picture than any other year, those films being Everything Everywhere All at Once, Avatar: The Way of Water, and Top Gun: Maverick. This is a huge shift for the Academy, an institution […]

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Steven Spielberg: ‘The Dark Knight’ Should Have Been First Blockbuster Nominated for Best Picture

According to Steven Spielberg, you either die a critically ignored blockbuster or live long enough to see a Best Picture nomination.The “Fabelmans” director, who landed his first Best Original Screenplay nomination for the 2023 Oscars, reflected on the expanded Best Picture category. The semi-autobiographical “The Fabelmans” is also up for Best Picture, and the category […]

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Oscar Nominations Finally Favor Hit Movies, but Can They Win?

The 95th Oscars on March 12 have a real shot at a ratings boost with brand-name contenders. There’s nominations leader “Everything Everywhere All at Once”, sequels “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Avatar: The Way of Water” and original global hit “Elvis”, all vying for Best Picture.Global box office may succeed in luring more eyeballs to the […]

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‘Avatar: The Way of Water,’ ‘M3gan’ Continue U.K. Box Office Reign

Disney’s blockbuster “Avatar: The Way of Water” ruled the U.K. and Ireland box office for the sixth consecutive weekend with £2.7 million (3.4 million), according to numbers released by Comscore.James Cameron’s return to Pandora now has a running total of £67.6 million.In its second weekend, Universal’s “M3gan” collected £1.35 million for a total of £4.6 […]

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