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Nominated for Nothing: 'Love Is Strange'


Just about every year, brilliant movies are utterly ignored by the Oscars. The Searchers, Groundhog Day, Breathless, King Kong, Casino Royale, Touch of Evil, Caddyshack, Mean Streets, The Big Lebowski, Blackfish — the Academy has a long history of overlooking comedies, action movies, horror flicks, hard-boiled genre pics, artsy foreign films, and documentaries that aren’t about World War II. Before the ceremony, we’ll be taking a closer look at films that were too small, too weird, or perhaps simply too awesome for the Academy Awards. These are the Non-Nominees.

The film: Ira Sachs’s Love Is Strange tells the story of Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina), a couple who finally get married after being together for years—only to see themselves forced to live apart. Because of his marriage, George loses his job as a music teacher at a Catholic school. Without George’s job, the two are put in dire financial straits—Ben is an artist—and they have to sell their apartment. As they hunt for an new place to live, George goes to Brooklyn to live with his nephew’s family, while Ben goes to live at a younger neighbor’s apartment. Drama ensues. READ FULL STORY

Jessica Chobot previews 2015's most exciting releases, from 'No Man's Sky' to 'Mad Max'

2015 is on track to be the geekiest year ever just ask Jessica Chobot.

Chobot, host of Nerdist News, spoke to EW about all things geeky to come in the next year, from the biggest hits at the recently wrapped 2015 Consumer Electronics Show to the summer blockbuster movie season.


'Grim Fandango' creator Tim Schafer on the adventure-game revival


Today’s a pretty big day for video games. Sixteen years after its original release, the classic LucasArts adventure game Grim Fandango is finally available for purchase after having effectively disappeared from shelves. Before today’s release of Grim Fandango RemasteredGrim has never been rereleased in the United States after its initial run. The only way to play what was widely considered to be the last great adventure game was to either pirate it illegally, or buy one of those original copies secondhand.


Apple Watch expected to ship in April

The wait for Apple’s first foray into the smartwatch market will soon be over, as the company’s CEO confirmed the watch is expected to ship in only a few months.


Chris Pratt as Indiana Jones: Good idea or bad idea?

You’re Chris Pratt. You’re 35. You just headlined a critically acclaimed megablockbuster built almost entirely around your rugged, scruffy, handsome-yet-still-somehow-everyguy charms. You also voiced the lead role in another critically acclaimed megablockbuster. Both those movies will have sequels—so that’s steady work coming your way. READ FULL STORY

Geekly Mailbag: The problem with Storm, and 'American Sniper' talkback


If it’s a day of the week, then Bryan Singer is probably making a casting announcement for an X-Men movie. Readers reacted to the news that X-Men: Apocalypse is de-aging three famous X-people, with a Game of Thrones star taking on Jean Grey and a semi-unknown playing Storm. There was also some response to the best Walking Dead analysis ever—it’s a war allegory!—and some additional thoughts about snipers. Read on, and email me at darren_franich@ew.com for further conversation. READ FULL STORY

No More releases anti-domestic violence Super Bowl ad

A woman requests a pizza from the man on the other end of the line—except the man is an emergency dispatcher, who eventually figures out that this woman doesn’t want a pizza. She wants help.

This is the premise of the No More Super Bowl ad, which aims to raise awareness about domestic violence. Once the emergency dispatcher figures out the woman’s in danger, he sends an officer to her house. “When it’s hard to talk,” the ad’s concluding text reads, “it’s up to us to listen.” READ FULL STORY

Watch the 'Mean Girls' iOS video game trailer -- exclusive

Hot on the stiletto heels of So Much Drama Studios’ RuPaul’s Drag Race: Dragopolis comes another entry whose source material doesn’t exactly scream “video game adaptation”: Mean Girls, which hits iOS devices later this week. READ FULL STORY

'Frozen' invading Disney cruise ships

Beginning this summer, Disney Cruise Line ships are going Frozen.

According to Time, the wildly popular animated film is getting the cruiseline treatment, as the new “Frozen experience” is set to debut on ships bound for parts of Europe and Alaska. READ FULL STORY

Watch the cast of 'The Americans' recap the show in 30 seconds

Before FX’s spy drama (spama?) The Americans returns for its third season Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 10 p.m. ET, stars Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Noah Emmerich, and Annet Mahendru—as well as executive producers Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields—convened in EW‘s studio to rattle off as many plot points from the series’ first two seasons as they could in just half a minute. Spoiler alert: Their efforts, while admirable, comprise an… incomplete refresher. READ FULL STORY

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