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2014 Oscar Nominees Announced: ‘American Hustle,’ ‘Gravity’ Lead With 10 Nods Each
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The nominees were announced this morning for the 2014 Academy Awards, with American Hustle and Gravity leading the pack with 10 Oscar nominations each, including best picture and best director.

The 86th Annual Academy Awards ceremony, which will be held in Los Angeles on March 2, 2014 and broadcast live on ABC, will be hosted by Finding Nemo and upcoming sequel Finding Dory star Ellen DeGeneres, who’s taking on hosting duties for the second time.

You can check out the full list of nominees below now!

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Three D’s Top 30 Movies Of 2013
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Top 30 Movies of 2013

Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World, stated that “experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you.” This quote lingered within my thoughts for the majority of the 2013 movie year because there is a remarkable number of films that confirm Huxley’s statement with shocking clarity. During 2013 the majority of characters in cinema experienced a relentless assault of either irrepressible physical violence or emotional turmoil, resulting in each character clinging to their lives, praying that they won’t become defeated. Characters had to either sink or swim. No film provided for them a middle ground that would grant them an easy way out or provide a buoy for them. Characters had to act, and act fast.

In Gravity, becoming disconnected from her partner in the infinite void of space, Dr. Stone had to gain composure quickly or endure an onslaught of debris and isolation. In The Place Beyond the Pines, a cop had to rely on his survival instincts and the ramifications of his decision reverberated throughout generations. In Blue is the Warmest Color, a confused teenage woman, utterly love-sick, discovers the throes and pangs of first love and is left even more confused after the indelible experience. In Dallas Buyers Club, an AIDs victim with a guaranteed death-sentence uses his situation to give hope to thousands of other AIDs victims. And in The Counselor, a man’s experience overwhelms him and he is soon exposed to the most unsavory circumstances that are beyond his control and the most heinous individuals.

Without further hesitance, the best 2013 had to offer.

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Golden Globe Award Winners 2014
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The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony took place earlier tonight, and you can find out who won right here below, where we’ve included all the nominees and the full list of winners.

The ceremony was hosted for the second year in a row by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the latter of whom took home a globe of her own. (You can watch their hilarious opening here).

In film, American Hustle and 12 Years A Slave led the pack with 7 nominations each, both of which took home awards, while underdog Dallas Buyers Club won all the awards for which it was nominated. In television, Breaking Bad did well with wins for its final season, while Andy Samberg and his new Fox comedy Brooklyn 99 has a big night as well.

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Movie Review: American Hustle
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American Hustle Movie PosterAmerican Hustle
Director: David O. Russell
Cast: Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner
Columbia Pictures
Rated R | 132 Minutes
Release Date: December 20, 2013

“Some of this actually happened.”

With steely concentration, Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) glues a toupée to the top of his head. Once the swatch of synthetic hair is in place, he meticulously combs the thinning hair on his temples over and around it. To complete the masterful act of male grooming, Irving blasts his new ‘do with industrial-strength hairspray.

This is the opening sequence of American Hustle, the latest film by director David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook). The film is loosely based on the 1978 ABSCAM scandal, a series of FBI operations designed to uncover corrupt government officials.

Standing there in front of the mirror, sporting a serious paunch and a colorful ascot, Irving could be mistaken for Roy Munson, Woody Harrelson’s character from Kingpin: a sad, semi-pathetic hustler chasing the American dream. With the help of his partner and lover, Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams), Irving sells art forgeries and participates in investment schemes.

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Golden Globe Awards 2014: Nominees Announced For 71st Annual Awards
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The nominees for the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced this morning by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and you can check out the full list below. Aziz Ansari, Zoe Saldana, and Olivia Wilde announced the names of this year’s nominees live at the Beverly Hilton. The awards ceremony will air January 12, 2014, and will once again be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

In film, American Hustle and 12 Years A Slave lead the pack with 7 nominations each, including Best Picture in their respective categories (Musical or Comedy and Drama). In television, not surprisingly Breaking Bad tops the list, along with the British drama Downton Abbey and the Andy Samberg comedy Brooklyn 99.

Continue on below now to see all the nominees, and let us know your thoughts.

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