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7 Most Overrated Movies Ever

James Bond, Inception among them

(Newser) - Looking for something to watch this weekend? You've probably heard great things about the following films, but don't believe the hype, Tim Robey writes in the Telegraph . He lists the 10 most overrated films:
  1. Skyfall, directed by Sam Mendes, is hardly the thriller it was made out to
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Spoilers Don't Actually Spoil

People like known surprise twists early, says study

(Newser) - Next time you inadvertently spoil the end of a TV show or movie for someone who hasn't seen it yet, bust out this study in defense: Spoilers don't spoil anything, say researchers at UC San Diego. In fact, they say people enjoy a story better if they know... More »

Social Network, Inception Win at WGAs

Nolan, Sorkin take home top screenwriting honors

(Newser) - The sci-fi smash Inception and Facebook drama The Social Network took top screenplay honors last night at the Writers Guild Awards. Inception writer Christopher Nolan won for best original screenplay and The Social Network writer Aaron Sorkin won for best adapted screenplay. The Social Network, was the heavy favorite Sorkin... More »

King's Speech Snags 12 Oscar Nods

True Grit, surprisingly, comes in second

(Newser) - The King's Speech swept past fellow front-runner The Social Network to claim a dozen Academy Award nominations this morning, including Best Picture and three of the four acting categories. Surprisingly, True Grit also bested the Facebook film with 10 nominations, also including the top award. The Social Network finally appears... More »

25 Actors Who Should Snag an Oscar, but Won't

These unconventional roles are still great performances

(Newser) - It’s easy enough to predict who will snag an Oscar—but more interesting are the unconventional performances that are just as good, but will never be so honored. In New York , Bilge Ebiri and Logan Hill list this year’s 25 best, most likely to be overlooked, performances:
  • Chloe
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127 Hours, Black Swan, Glee Among AFI's Faves

Honors will be doled out Jan. 14

(Newser) - The American Film Institute bestowed its annual honors on the 10 best US movies and TV programs of the year. The best films include Black Swan , Inception , 127 Hours , The Social Network , and Toy Story 3 . Top TV programs include The Big C , Boardwalk Empire , Glee , Mad Men , and Modern ... More »

Why This Summer's Box Office Sucked

Inception, Toy Story among the few standouts

(Newser) - As summer officially winds to a close, the sad state of the summer box office becomes official: From the first weekend of May through Labor Day, about 552 million headed to multiplexes. That's the lowest figure since 1997, reports the New York Times in a look at the lessons that... More »

Why Old People Hate Inception

The generational divide will make it a bigger hit

(Newser) - If you’re relatively young, your Facebook and Twitter feeds have surely been full of friends gushing about the wonders of Inception . If you’re a bit older…you probably hated it. Christopher Nolan’s film has created a critical and generational divide reminiscent of “such equally daring films”... More »

Inception: It's 'James Bond on Acid'

A visually stunning film about the stuff dreams are made of

(Newser) - Inception, a "James Bond-on-acid" take on dreams and dreaming is being hailed as a sleek, psychedelic summer blockbuster that makes up in daring what it lacks in heart. The critics agree Inception is bound to capture your imagination—and maybe even blow your mind:
  • Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily
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