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The New Yorker's Worst Of 2013 List Includes 'Before Midnight' & 'All Is Lost' "With 'Gravity' Close Behind"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 10, 2013 11:33 AM
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Gravity
So, everyone loved "Gravity," right? A big slice of sci-fi with a space adventure and groundbreaking visual effects all wrapped up into one of the best cinematic experiences of the year, right? Well, not so much for the New Yorker's Richard Brody.

Oscars: 'Gravity' Has Visual Effects Sewn Up, But What About The Other Tech Categories?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 9, 2013 4:51 PM
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Gravity, Sandra Bullock
ast week, the Academy announced the longlist for their visual effects awards, from which five nominees will be picked. The list is made up of "Elysium," "The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug," "Iron Man 3," "The Lone Ranger," "Oblivion," "Pacific Rim," "Star Trek Into Darkness," "Thor" The Dark World" and "World War Z." Oh, and one more, which overshadows all of the others: "Gravity," which bar some immense shock is certain to take the prize. It's a solid front-runner in cinematography too bu does it have the rest of the technical awards—editing, sound design and sound mixing—sewn up in the same way?

AFI's Movies Of 2013 Include 'Gravity,' 'Her' & 'American Hustle'; TV Shows Of 2013 Include 'Breaking Bad,' 'Game Of Thrones' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 9, 2013 3:15 PM
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Her, Joaquin Phoenix
The holidays are fast approaching which means after the presents are unwrapped and the allocated family time is complete you're going to have some free time and grandma's Christmas money to spend. Thus, it's the perfect opportunity to catch up with all the acclaimed movies and TV you've been missing out on in 2013.

Marrakech Q&A: Martin Scorsese The Desire To Make Films, Suggests He Only Has A Few Left & Hopes ‘Silence’ Is Next

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • December 9, 2013 1:08 PM
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The Wolf Of Wall Street, Scorsese
Over the weekend at the Marrakech Film Festival, as a final treat before the red carpet got rolled up for another year, 2013 Jury President Martin Scorsese did a brief Q&A at the local film school, to which he is apparently a returning guest. Scorsese has filmed twice in the area ("The Last Temptation of Christ" and "Kundun" both made extensive use of the arid desertland around the nearby Ouarzazarte studios) and so has filmmaking ties to the region that led to the students referring to him, endearingly, as their "godfather."

Watch: Jonah Hill Quits His Job In New Clip From 'The Wolf Of Wall Street,' Martin Scorsese Says Initial Cut Ran 4 Hours

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 5, 2013 9:34 AM
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A "Goodfellas"-esque epic of wealth, debauchery and ambition, "The Wolf Of Wall Street," is headed to theaters in just a few short weeks. And in the lead up to the movie, much has been made about Martin Scorsese's struggle to get the movie finished in time, editing the picture to avoid an NC-17 rating and simply taking the breadth of footage that was assembled and shaping it into a finished product that could be released in theaters. The final result is a movie that runs two hours and fifty nine minutes, making "The Wolf Of Wall Street" Scorsese's longest movie to date. And unsurprisingly, his first cut was much, much longer.

Watch: 30 Minute Talk With Martin Scorsese, Leonardo Dicaprio & Jonah Hill; Plus New ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’ Poster & TV Spot

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 4, 2013 2:35 PM
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The Wolf Of Wall Street
The wolf is almost upon us. Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf Of Wall Street,” that is, the director's “Goodfellas”-esque look at the gangster-like cheats and liars in the New York stockbroker world in the mid 90s. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Jean Dujardin, Margot Robbie, Kyle Chandler and many more (including directors Rob Reiner and Spike Jonze) as a tease, a new poster and TV spot have been unveiled along with a almost 30 minute THR roundtable interview with Scorsese, DiCaprio, Hill and screenwriter Terence Winter (the creator and head writer of Scorsese’s “Boardwalk Empire”).

Spike Jonze's 'Her' Wins Best Film & Best Director From National Board Of Review

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 4, 2013 1:42 PM
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Her, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams
So how influential are the National Board Of Review winners? Well, last year "Zero Dark Thirty" won Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress and went on to be shut out in all three categories when the Oscars rolled out. Basically, just remember that there is a gulf between critics and Academy voters (remember the year when "The Social Network" cleaned up in the all early awards?) so just take a breath. That said, it's nice to see the love.

12 Films To See In December

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • December 2, 2013 12:26 PM
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12 Films To See In December
Christmas is coming, which means annoying family members giving you an excuse to hit the movie theater if only to escape from their incessant babbling. Or maybe that’s just how I settle things in my family? Regardless, in honor of the twelfth month, this month’s Must-See List is celebrating its own twelve days of Christmas with two additional movies worth seeing. What do you have planned for your Christmas movie watching list? Check our list (twice) below.

'The Wolf Of Wall Street' Got NC-17 Stamp Before Cuts Were Made To Secure An R Rating

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 28, 2013 2:41 PM
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As we know by now with the MPAA: violence good, sex bad. And so today brings with it another tale of a movie that has made the ratings body just a bit too hot under the collar, but it also happens to be one of the biggest films of the year: "The Wolf Of Wall Street."

Watch: 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' Has Big Dreams In TV Spot Plus New Pics From The Film; Guild Screenings Start This Weekend

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 27, 2013 3:22 PM
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The Wolf Of Wall Street
This weekend, "The Wolf Of Wall Street" will finally be unveiled....if you're lucky enough to be a member of the guilds. And even those folks likely didn't invited to the super exclusive, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio hosted screening on Monday night in New York City. Either way, by the time the turkey and stuffing leftovers are packed and everyone gets back to work on Monday, we're likely to start hearing the first word on the movie. But until then, here's some more peeks at what is one of December's hottest tickets.

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