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Matthew McConaughey Wins Best Actor For 'Dallas Buyers Club'


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Matthew McConaughey took home Best Actor at the Golden Globes for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club."

He beat Idris Elba, Tom Hanks, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Robert Redford.

This is the actor's first Golden Globe win.

The film follows McConaughey as Ron Woodroof who starts smuggling AIDS patients experimental, unapproved drugs after being diagnosed with the disease.

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Cate Blanchett Wins Best Actress For 'Blue Jasmine'

'12 Years A Slave' Wins Golden Globe For Best Picture


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"12 Years A Slave" won Best Motion Picture at the Golden Globes.

The film beat out competition from "Gravity," "Captain Phillips,""Philomena," and "Rush."

Steve McQueen directed the film starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, and Brad Pitt.

"12 Years A Slave" has made more than $51 million at the box office worldwide. 

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'Legend Of Hercules' Bombed At Theaters This Weekend


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After receiving terrible reviews, it wasn't a big surprise that "The Legend of Hercules" was a box-office bomb opening weekend.

The Lionsgate / Summit Entertainment film brought in $8.6 million while costing an estimated $70 million.

Mark Wahlberg's "Lone Survivor," "The Wolf of Wall Street," and Disney's animated flick "Frozen" all easily beat out the demigod at theaters this weekend.

'Hercules" starred Kellan Lutz  who was featured in the "Twilight" franchise. One problem was that Lutz was completely unrecognizable from his "Twilight" counterpart.

Critics said the film was poorly written with weak dialogue and commented on the noticeable CGI effects.

Lutz' acting didn't help either.

This is the first of two "Hercules" movies out this year, with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson starring in the latter come July.

SEE ALSO: Brutal reviews for the film

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There's A New Documentary On The Tragic Story Of Reddit Co-founder Aaron Swartz


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The Sundance Film Festival next week will premiere a new documentary about Aaron Swartz called "The Internet's Own Boy."

The 26-year-old killed himself in New York City on January 11, 2013, a year ago Saturday.

The movie was funded in part by a Kickstarter campaign, raising over $93,000.

Swartz's life story is amazing and heartbreaking.

He was an Internet activist that helped found news-sharing site Reddit. 

The movie delves into how he organized the tech industry to fight a bill in Congress called SOPA. SOPA was supposed to stop people from sharing copyrighted material online illegally, but Internet advocates like Swartz feared that it gave the government too much power to shut down websites.

Separate from SOPA, Swartz was embroiled in a legal battle in which a prosecutor was threatening him with decades in prison for downloading millions of documents from an online site called JSTOR. JSTOR hosts journals of academic research.

Harvard law professor and activist Lawrence Lessig said Swartz was shamefully bullied by the government in JSTOR case.

Swartz died five months before Edward Snowden would begin leaking documents about government surveillance, sparking an international debate.

The new trailer is intended to drum up support for a day of activism to fight government surveillance, using some of the same tactics the anti-SOPA folks used to stop that bill.

February 11 has been dubbed The Day We Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance. It's asking people to post protest signs on websites and on Facebook and do other things to ask the government to knock it off.

Here's the trailer of the Swartz movie.

SEE ALSO: Twitter Does The Best Job Of Protecting People From The Government, Report Shows

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Here Are Some Of The Actors Auditioning For The New 'Star Wars' Movie


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Friday, we found out that "Breaking Bad" and "Friday Night Lights" star Jesse Plemons is in talks for a lead role in the new "Star Wars" film.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a bunch of actors have tried out for the film and have met with director J.J. Abrams.

That's not much of a surprise.

Back in October, "Lovely Bones" actress Saorise Ronan admitted "everyone" has been auditioning for a part in the sequel while trying out for the film herself.

She wouldn't name names, but thanks to THR we now know some of the actors.

Here are some of the A-Listers who have been meeting up with J.J. Abrams. 

It's a very wide range of talent.

Michael Fassbender ("X-Men: Days of Future Past")
Adam Driver ("Girls")
Hugo Weaving ("The Matrix")
Benedict Cumberbatch ("Sherlock,""Star Trek Into Darkness")

These names join others including Michael B. Jordan, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jack O'Connell, Alex Pettyfer, and Sullivan Stapleton

The meetup which so much talent could be because of a major change behind the scenes.

In the fall, Michael Arndt ("Toy Story 3,""Little Miss Sunshine") left as a screenwriter on the project after a reported difference in opinion on where the story should go.

According to THR, Arndt wanted the story to follow Luke Skywalker, Leia and Han Solo's children while J.J. Abrams wants the focus to still be on the original trio before handing off future films to their kids.

Word is that Abrams is now looking for more older shoes to fill cast as opposed to a necessarily younger crop that was being considered earlier.

SEE ALSO: Jesse Plemons rumored to be in talks for the lead in "Star Wars: Episode 7"

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Michael Douglas Cast As Scientist Hank Pym In 'Ant-Man' — What This Means For Marvel


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Whoa. HUGE Marvel news. 

Variety is reporting that Michael Douglas has been cast in the upcoming "Ant-Man" movie.*

What's more surprising is the character he's being said to play: Hank Pym. 

The reason this comes as a bit of a surprise to fans is because Paul Rudd was just cast as the lead in Ant-Man a few weeks back.

Typically, Ant-Man (Rudd) goes by scientist Hank Pym. So everyone (including us) naturally assumed Rudd would play Pym. (Confusing, right?)

Last week, it was thought that there would be two versions of the character introduced to the big screen. 

Comicbookmovie.com noticed "Ant-Man" director Edgar Wright posted an image on his official website teasing an image of the superhero with the word, "Homework." They reported the image was from season 2, episode five of "Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes" called "To Steal an Ant-Man." (Boy, they really know their cartoons.) 

What you need to know about that episode is that it's the introduction of Scott Lang as Ant-Man.

So it looks like Rudd's Ant-Man will be Lang, not Pym.

What do you need to know about Scott Lang?

He finds out Hank Pym is Ant-Man and steals the suit for himself to start robbing banks to save his sick daughter.

In addition to eventually working with "The Avengers," Lang also works with the "Fantastic Four" in the comics.

What about Michael Douglas' Hank Pym?

We're guessing he'll start off as Ant-Man — perhaps an aged one who is hanging up his mantle. After tracking down Lang, Pym may serve as a mentor to Rudd's character.

However, this also leaves open room for Pym — a scientist — to become one of the character's other aliases, Giant-Man, Goliath, or even Yellowjacket. 

"Ant-Man" is set for a July 31, 2015 release.

*Note: Variety originally reported Douglas was cast as a villain in the film, which has now been retracted. 

SEE ALSO: Paul Rudd cast as lead in "Ant-Man"

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Larry Ellison's 27-Year-Old Daughter Is Responsible For Two More Hollywood Hits


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At the Golden Globe awards on Sunday not one, but two, big winners thanked Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's daughter Megan Ellison.

Amy Adams included Ellison in her thank you when she accepted a trophy for her performance in "American Hustle." So did Spike Jonze, the writer-director of “Her,” when he won for best screenplay, reports Bloomberg.

In just a few years, movie producer Ellison, supported by her dad's fortune, has become a major power in Hollywood. Her Los Angeles-based Annapurna Pictures backed both "American Hustle" and "Her."

Her prestige was established in 2012 with “Zero Dark Thirty." She launched her film career with the Coen Brothers' "True Grit." She produced that one with her brother David Ellison.

All that success at the ripe young age of 27.

Speaking of brother and fellow movie mogul David Ellison, his film company Skydance Productions, is also doing extraordinary well. His blockbusters include: "Star Trek Into Darkness,""World War Z,""Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol,""The Guilt Trip,""Jack Reacher," and the newest Tom Clancy movie, "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit." (That's the first Clancy movie to premier after the author's death in October.)

With their dad's software, the Oracle database, used by for most of the world's corporations, and all of these big-hit movies, the Ellisons are everywhere these days.

The kids aren't slowing down anytime soon, either. David had promised to give us "Mission: Impossible 5" and "Top Gun 2" at some point. And the two of them plan to jointly work on a "Terminator 5" movie.

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Why Americans Are Going To The Movies Less Today Than Ever Before


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A new Harris Poll released Monday found that Americans are going to the movies less often.  

According to the study, which polled 2,311 adults online, 66% of people reported going to the movies fewer times. People went to theaters an average of five times last year. 

Instead, the Harris Poll found most people (57%) prefer watching movies at home instead of in a theater (21%) across all ages. 

High concession prices and rude moviegoers, and ads that run before movie previews are among reasons people dislike heading out to the movies.  

Here's a full breakdown between age groups via Harris Interactive

worst things about moviesA few more interesting findings from the study: 

69% of people agree that 3D movies "are just an excuse to charge more for tickets." 

Most people (56%) have snuck food into the movies. 

More people (16% ) go to the movies by themselves than with parents (8%) or siblings (11%).  

Most people head to the movies for the sound and picture quality on a big screen (58%) and as a short escape from life (45%). 

Most movies watched at home are either over the air (67%) or from DVDs or Blu-rays (64%). 

For the full Harris Poll, click here.

SEE ALSO: 21 movies you need to see in 2014

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'Blank Check' Gets The 'Wolf Of Wall Street' Trailer Treatment

People Freak Out Over Marketing Campaign That Unleashes Remote-Controlled 'Devil Baby' Loose In NYC


This Friday, Fox is releasing horror movie "Devil's Due."  

If you haven't heard of it, the movie follows a newly married couple Samantha (Allison Miller) and Zach (Zach Gilford) who are expecting a child. If you've seen any of the previews, it turns out Samantha's pregnant with the Antichrist.

The film's not expected to have a stellar opening weekend. BoxOffice.com estimates the film debuting to $6 million

To cause a stir before the film's release, a marketing team unleashed a "possessed devil baby" on unsuspecting New York City pedestrians. 

The results, as expected, are pretty funny.

First, here's how the animatronic baby looks:devil's due

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The video gets to be a bit much after a while as the remote-control doll started spewing liquid and flipping others off. The prank ends with a promo for the film.

We're not so sure that this will necessarily get more people in theaters as much as it will leave people interested in the prank itself.

Watch the entire video below:

Here are some of the people's reactions:

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SEE ALSO: Police have raided Justin Bieber's house and arrested his friend for narcotics

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Zoe Saldana And Sam Worthington Will Return For 3 'Avatar' Sequels


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Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington will be back for all three "Avatar" sequels, according to reports from The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline. 

James Cameron and 20th Century Fox announced a total of three sequels to the 2009 film last summer. 

They'll rejoin Stephen Lang who has signed on for the sequels as well. Lang played main antagonist Marine Colonel Miles Quaritch who was killed off in the 2009 film. 

"Avatar" demolished box-office records in 2009 when it became the highest-grossing movie of all time making $2.8 billion worldwide. 

There's not much news on the plot of the film, but THR reports Saldana and Worthington's characters, Sully and Neytiri, will have kids. 

The films are expected to come out back to back in December 2016, 2017, and 2018. 

SEE ALSO: 'Avatar' sequels will use groundbreaking underwater technology

AND: James Cameron wants 'Avatar' to be epic 'Godfather'-like franchise

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Adam Sandler's 'Grown Ups 2' Among Worst Films Of 2013 With 8 Razzie Nominations


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While awards season is getting underway and the Academy is honoring the best Hollywood has to offer, it's also time to celebrate the worst of 2013.

The Razzie have revealed their nominations for the 34th annual awards. 

Leading the pack is Adam Sandler's "Grown Ups 2" with eight nods including worst actor and actress, worst director, and worst remake.

Sandler has previously won the worst actor award the past two years for "That's My Boy,""Jack and Jill," and "Just Go With It."

Despite all the nominations, "Grown Ups 2" made $247 million at the box office last year.

Also topping the list is "After Earth" which starred Will and Jaden Smith with six nods.

Here are all of the nominations below. Surprisingly, box-office bomb "R.I.P.D." got left off this list. 

Worst Picture
"After Earth"
"Grown Ups 2"
"The Lone Ranger"
"A Madea Christmas"
"Movie 43" 

Worst Actress
Halle Berry ("The Call,""Movie 43")
Selena Gomez ("Getaway")
Lindsay Lohan ("The Canyons")
Tyler Perry ("A Madea Christmas")
Naomi Watts ("Diana,""Movie 43")

Worst Actor
Johnny Depp ("The Lone Ranger")
Ashton Kutcher ("Jobs")
Adam Sandler ("Grown-Ups 2")
Jaden Smith ("After Earth")
Sylvester Stallone ("Bullet to the Head,""Escape Plan,""Grudge Match")

Worst Supporting Actress
Lady Gaga ("Machette Kills")
Salma Hayek ("Grown Ups 2")
Katherine Heigl ("The Big Wedding")
Kim Kardashian ("Tyler Perry's Temptation")
Lindsay Lohan ("InAPPropriate Comedy" and "Scary Movie 5")

Worst Supporting Actor
Chris Brown ("Battle of the Year")
Larry the Cable Guy ("A Madea Christmas")
Taylor Lautner ("Grown Ups 2")
Will Smith ("After Earth")
Nick Swardson ("A Haunted House" and "Grown-Ups 2")

Worst Screen Combo
The entire "Grown Ups 2" ensemble
The entire "Movie 43" ensemble
Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen ("Scary Movie 5")
Tyler Perry and  Larry the Cable Guy  or "that worn-out wig & dress" ("A Madea Christmas")
Jaden Smith and Will Smith ("After Earth")

Worst Director
The 13 directors of "Movie 13"
Dennis Dugan ("Grown Ups 2")
Tyler Perry ("A Madea Christmas" and "Temptation")
M. Night Shyamalan ("After Earth")
Gore Verbinski ("The Lone Ranger")

Worst Screenplay
"After Earth"
"Grown Ups 2"
"The Lone Ranger"
"A Madea Christmas"
"Movie 43" 

Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel 
"Grown Ups 2"
"Hangover III"
"The Lone Ranger"
"Scary Movie 5"
"Smurfs 2" 

The Razzie announcement comes a day ahead of the Oscar nominations which take place tomorrow morning at 8:30 ET.

SEE ALSO: The biggest box-office bombs of 2013

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'Dracula' Actor Cast As Villain In 'Avengers' Sequel


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Thomas Kretschmann ("Dracula") will play another villain in next year's big "Avengers" sequel — "The Avengers: Age of Ultron,"according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Kretschmann will play Baron Wolfgang von Strucker, one of the heads of terrorist organization HYDRA. 

The actor will join James Spader who was previously cast as main villain Ultron in the sequel.

"The Avengers: Age of Ultron" will also add new faces Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Scarlett Witch and Quicksilver, respectively.

What you know Kretschmann from:

Kretschmann starred in last year's "Stalingrad."

He's most known for his roles in "King Kong,""Downfall," and "Resident Evil: Apocalypse." Currently, he stars on NBC's television adaptation of "Dracula."

What you need to know about Baron Strucker:

Strucker's a Nazi supporter who is at odds with Captain America and Nick Fury. He also happens to be part of HYDRA, an organization with the simple goal of taking over the world.

If you push a little bit further, HYDRA's leader is the Red Skull, a character who Robert Redford is rumored to secretly be playing in the "Captain America" sequel out this spring. 

"The Avengers: Age of Ultron" is in theaters May 1, 2015.

SEE ALSO: Michael Douglas confirmed as Hank Pym in "Ant-Man"

AND: 15 action-packed photos from "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"

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Bryan Cranston Stars In Short Film After Challenging Production Assistants To Write A Script That Would Blow Him Away


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This is awesome. 

During a break from filming new movie "Cold Comes the Night" last year, Bryan Cranston offered production assistants working on the film a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity — the chance to make a short film starring the "Breaking Bad" actor.  

Cranston put together a contest, challenging the production assistants to come up with their own scripts. The actor then offered to star in a script of his choosing if there was one he liked.

The result is a black and white 13-minute short called "Writer's Block" from production assistant Brandon Polanco which has since been posted to YouTube in full.

The film follows Cranston's search for a woman in a black dress. While it's definitely a bit of a strange watch, the film is well shot and Cranston is absolutely delightful in it. 

You can purchase the film on iTunes here.

SEE ALSO: These 'Breaking Bad' disc containers are the coolest features in the complete series box set

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'Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa' Received An Oscar Nomination


While Emma Thompson and "Lee Daniels' The Butler"were snubbed during Thursday morning's Oscar nominations, one film that scored a nod was the latest installment of "Jackass."

Yes, "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" will now and forever be known as an Oscar Award nominee. 

"Bad Grandpa" was nominated for best achievement in makeup and hairstyling. It's up against "Dallas Buyers Club," which received a total of six nominations, and "The Lone Ranger."

The film stars an unrecognizable Johnny Knoxville as an 86-year-old man named Irving Zisman who's taking his grandson home to his father. 

Once seeing the transformation, it's not difficult to see why the film is nominated. 

Here's what Knoxville normally looks like: 

johnny knoxville bad grandpaAnd here's how he looks in "Bad Grandpa":bad grandpa johnny knoxville

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SEE ALSO: The full list of Oscar nominations

More Oscars: The biggest snubs and surprises

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10 Things You Probably Don't Know About This Year's Oscar Nominees


After this morning's Oscar nominations, the Academy released a bunch of "fun facts" about this year's nominees.

We've put picked out 10 of the most interesting factoids about the actors and directors up for awards this March.

You can read the entire list here.

1. There are eight first-time nominees: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthew McConaughey, Barkhad Abdi, Michael Fassbender, Jared Leto, Sally Hawkins, Lupita Nyong'o, June Squibb.jared leto christoph waltz golden globes

2. Meryl Streep's Best Actress nod for "August: Osage County" is the actress' 18th (!) nomination. (She previously won three Oscars for "The Iron Lady" (2012), "Sophie's Choice" (1983), and "Kramer vs. Kramer" (1980).)meryl streep osage county screening

3. At 23, Jennifer Lawrence is the youngest actress with three Oscar nominations.

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4. This is the second time a Pixar film ("Monsters University") has not been nominated for Best Animated Feature and has been shut out at the Oscars."Cars 2" received the same fate in 2011.Monsters University Winds of Change

5. Megan Ellison is the first woman to get two Best Picture nods in the same year (for "Her" and "American Hustle"). She's the fourth person to have that honor joining Francis Ford Coppola and Fred Roos ("The Godfather Part II" and "The Conversation"), and Scott Rudin ("The Social Network" and "True Grit").megan ellison

6. "American Hustle" received nominations in all four acting categories AND for Best Picture, Directing, and writing. That's been done twice before — by "Reds" in 1981 and "Silver Linings Playbook," another David O. Russell film, last year.american hustle

7. Martin Scorsese received his eighth nomination for Best Director with "The Wolf of Wall Street." He has previously won for "The Departed" in 2007.
the wolf of wall street leonardo dicaprio martin scorsese8. Composer John Wiliams ("Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azakaban") is the most-nominated living person with 49 noms. (Overall, Walt Disney holds that record with 59 nominations.)john williams composer9. This is Leonardo DiCaprio's third nomination for Best Actor and fourth Oscar nod overall. If he wins, it will be his first Academy Award.

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10. Disney's "The Wind Rises" is Hayao Miyazaki's third nomination for Best Animated Picture.the wind rises hayao miyazaki

SEE ALSO: All of this year's nominees

AND: The biggest Oscar snubs and surprises

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Hollywood Movie Mogul Plans Film To Make NRA 'Wish They Weren't Alive'


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Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has warned the National Rifle Association (NRA) he plans to make a movie with Meryl Streep that will make them "wish they weren’t alive."

The NRA did not immediately respond Thursday to the warning, made in an interview on shock-jock Howard Stern's show, in which Weinstein said he hoped to turn cinema goers against the gun lobby.

"I don’t think we need guns in this country, and I hate it. I think the NRA is a disaster area," said Weinstein, known for his support for Democratic President Barack Obama and for gun control.

"I shouldn't say this, but I'll tell it to you, Howard. I'm going to make a movie with Meryl Streep, and we're going to take this head-on," Weinstein told the radio host Wednesday.

"And they're going to wish they weren't alive after I'm done with them," the straight-talking studio chief, who has huge clout in Hollywood and is also known for his ability to generate publicity.

He added that he does not own a gun and never wants to.

Mass shootings regularly re-ignite America's debate about gun control, which the NRA strongly opposes. The December 2012 massacre of 20 small children and six adults in Newtown Connecticut spurred Obama into new efforts, but they have been largely stymied in Congress.

A spokesman for the NRA and publicists for Streep -- who secured her record 18th Oscar nomination Thursday morning -- did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Harvey and Bob Weinstein have been behind some of Hollywood's most iconic movies, and they are known for their ability to guide projects towards awards season success, with films like 2010's best picture Oscar winner "The King's Speech."

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Robert Redford Blames 'Incapable' Studio's 'Lack Of Campaign' For Oscar Snub


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Before Robert Redford kicked off the Sundance Film Festival on Thursday  the Utah movie festival he founded in 1978  the 77-year-old actor wanted to clear a few things up about his apparent Oscar snub earlier that day.

Redford starred in November's critically acclaimed "All Is Lost," which earned a single Oscar nod for Achievement in Sound Editing but the Academy failed to recognize Redford's demanding performance as a resourceful sailor lost at sea.

“Let me speak frankly about how I feel about it,” Redford told reporters at a Sundance press conference, according to Variety. “I don’t want that to get in the way of why we’re here."

“There’s a lot of campaigning going on and it can be very political,” he added about the Oscars race. “In our case, we suffered from little to no distribution. I don’t know what they were afraid of. They didn’t want to spend money or they were incapable.”

Redford is referring to the film's distributor Roadside Attractions, which is partially owned by Lionsgate. 

"We had no campaign to cross over into the mainstream," Redford said of the film's failed distribution.

Since its November release, "All Is Lost" has gone on to earn a measly $6.1 million at the box office.

But at the end of the day, the veteran actor says there are no hard feelings. 

“Would it have been wonderful to be nominated?” he asked. “Of course. I’m not disturbed by it or upset by it.”

SEE ALSO: The 9 Biggest Snubs And Surprises From The Oscar Nominations

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The Hottest Wall Street Movies Seem To Hit Theaters Right Around The Time Of A Big Stock Market Crash


If history repeats — and history has a funny way of doing that — then the release of Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" should warn investors of an impending market crash.

Call it the Hollywood Effect.

Maybe that's a little strong, but Bond Vigilantes has a funny chart getting passed around today showing that popular Wall Street movies tend to correlate with stock market crashes (correlation doesn't equal causality, but lighten up, it's a fun chart).

Oliver Stone's iconic 1987 film "Wall Street"? Boom, 23% correction."Boiler Room" in 2000? Say goodbye to 46% on the S&P.

So will Martin Scorsese ruin the recovery? We'll find out. Here's the chart from Bond Vigilantes:

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SEE ALSO: Michael Lewis Is Coming Out With A New Wall Street Book

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