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Alfonso Cuaron: I’m not a very technical person

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (UPI) — Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron says he initially saw “Gravity,” the groundbreaking and universally acclaimed astronaut epic he directed and co-wrote with his son Jonas, as “a little, intimate story.” At least, that’s what he…

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Angelina Jolie Presented Alfonso Cuaron With Oscar After Turning Down ‘Gravity’ Lead Role

As the cast and crew of Gravity picked up their whopping seven Oscars at Sunday’s show, the winners all thanked director Alfonso Cuaron and star Sandra Bullock. But if the film had been made with Cuaron’s original casting, they might…

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Memorable lines from Oscars’ 2014 best-picture nominees

The Academy Awards are renowned for great acceptance speeches, but actors couldn’t thank the academy without reading great lines from films first. ’12 Years a Slave’ “I don’t want to survive. I want to live.” — Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor)…

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‘Frozen’ wins Oscar for best animated feature

Jared Leto had a golden finish to a rich award season, and Frozen put all its animated competitors on ice. Leto was named best supporting actor at the 86th annual Academy Awards for his portrayal of a transgender AIDS patient…

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‘Non-Stop’ and ‘Son of God’ finally topple ‘Lego Movie’ at the box office

Liam Neeson and Jesus broke The Lego Movie’s near month-long hold on the box office as Non-Stop and Son of God drew flocks to the multiplex on Oscar weekend. Non-Stop, Liam Neeson’s version of Taken-on-a-plane, topped all films with $30…

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Songwriter: ‘Frozen’ was rewritten around Oscar-nominated song ‘Let It Go’

Oscar-nominated song Let It Go from Disney’s Frozen is a showstopper. In more ways than one. Songwriter Kristen Anderson-Lopez says when the song was originally written, it was meant for a villain. “Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel) was gonna come…

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The complete list of winners of 2014 Independent Spirit Awards

The Independent Spirit Awards were handed out on the beach in Santa Monica, California, on Saturday, and 12 Years a Slave emerged the big winner, taking home five awards, including the top prize of Best Feature. Dallas Buyers Club dominated…

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The complete list of winners for the 2014 ‘Razzie Awards’

You may be busy plating your charcuterie or putting gold frosting on sugar cookies in preparation for a loaded Oscar bash, but don’t forget that there’s another major movie awards show going down in Hollywood this weekend. On March 1,…

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Movies to Watch Before Oscars Night

The Academy Awards on March 2 are approaching quickly, especially for those procrastinators who haven’t gotten around to watching all of the nominated movies and performances. You can still fill out your Oscar pool at work with confidence if you…

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Here are the 2014 Oscar Nominees

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 25 (UPI) — Oscar voting closes today, which means the fate of the nominees is sealed, albeit still unknown. Here is a brief look at some of this year’s contenders: Producers Jeremy Kleiner and Dede Gardner, actress Lupita…

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