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PopWatch Planner: 'Veronica Mars,' 'Need for Speed' hit theaters, 'The Bachelor' ends, and more

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This week is all about the screens, no matter their size. On your small screen, you can enjoy everything from the True Detective finale to the launch of NBC’s newest show, Crisis. And on the big screen, you’ve got a choice between Veronica Mars and Aaron Paul driving a fast car. Or, you can take my awful advice and watch all of the above!

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Oscars 2014: Celebs say 'Pretty Woman,' 'Top Gun,' 'Hook' deserve honorary Oscars -- VIDEO

Over the years, there have been several films that just seem to fall through the cracks at the Academy Awards — some of them probably rightly so. But while on the red carpet Sunday night at the Oscars, we wanted to give the night’s honorees and presenters a chance to pay tribute to the films they think were unjustly snubbed. READ FULL STORY

Oscars 2014: Emma Watson, Kurt Russell, more pick their desert island Oscar movies -- VIDEO

Now that the 86th Annual Academy Awards have sailed off into the pizza-covered sunset, awards season is officially dunzo. But in honor of the final red carpet of the season, EW took to the Oscars with an incredibly important question — if you were stranded on a desert island, which Oscar-winning movie would you take with you? READ FULL STORY

Watch the moment Matthew McConaughey proved he was Oscar-worthy -- VIDEO

Sure, the 86th Academy Awards featured some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were there. Meryl Streep was there. Leonardo DiCaprio was there. But if I’m being honest, part of me saw this “get together” as less of a show and more of a reunion. More specifically, A Time to Kill reunion.

In the crowd sat several cast members of the 1996 film, which included Sandra Bullock, Kevin Spacey, Samuel L. Jackson, and of course, first-time Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey. And the second I saw this photo of Jackson and McConaughey, I couldn’t help but think back to the film that, for me at least, first indicated that this McConaughey guy was something special.

In the film, Jackson played Carl Lee, whose daughter had been raped by two white men. When it appeared the men were going to get away with their crime, Carl Lee killed them. It was then Jake’s (McConaughey) job, as Carl Lee’s lawyer, to convince a jury in the South that his black client shouldn’t go to jail. And he did it with an unforgettable closing argument. In that one speech, McConaughey’s performance pulled me in and made me realize the power with which he could command a scene.

Watch McConaughey light the match that started his (long) road to the Oscars below:

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Ellen DeGeneres says 'Miss Congeniality' was 'based on me'

Thought Miss Congeniality was based on the world of beauty pageants? You were wrong — at least, according to Ellen DeGeneres.

In an interview with Parade Magazine, DeGeneres revealed that the 2000 Sandra Bullock comedy was actually inspired by… Ellen. “Miss Congeniality was written based on me,” she said. “When I was getting ready to cohost the Emmys, the writer saw me [on TV] learning how to walk in a dress and heels. My stylist at the time — a man — was teaching me, and it was ­hilarious. The Miss Congeniality writer saw it and thought it was brilliant.”

With this news, I can’t help but imagine what the film would be like if it had been more true to its inspiration. READ FULL STORY

Inside the Best Picture nominees: A deep dive into 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

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Name: The Wolf of Wall Street

Release date: Dec. 25, 2013

DVD release date: March 25, 2014

Run time: 2 hours, 59 minutes

Box office: Opening weekend: $18.4 million; Total domestic box office: $113 million; Worldwide gross to date: $338.5 million

Rotten Tomatoes score: 77 percent READ FULL STORY

'Toy Story' theory: Are Andy's mother and Emily the same person?

Jon Negroni is about to expand your Toy Story-lovin’ minds with one simple question: Is Andy’s mom Emily?

For a little background, Emily was Jessie’s previous owner that we only briefly saw in flashbacks. When she grew up, Emily gave the toy away, which is when Jessie went to storage. But thanks to a few specific clues, it seems highly possible that Jessie magically found her way into the hands of Emily’s son years later.

The first clue is Andy’s hat. It doesn’t quite match Woody’s, and when you watch the flashback with Jessie and Emily, you see a nearly identical hat on Emily’s bed. And thanks to the size of Emily’s donation box, it’s clear that the young Emily didn’t give away the hat when she got rid of Jessie. Therefore, did Emily keep the hat and eventually pass it on to her son? READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: 'The Voice' premieres, 'Scandal' returns, and The Fray's new album hits shelves

Aaaannnd exhale. After weeks of Olympic coverage, it’s just about time to get back to our regularly scheduled programming. My DVR might not be happy about, but I’m over the moon.

This is the week when your favorite shows find their way back to your TV screens. From the long-awaited returns of Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy to the season premieres of Dallas and The Voice, it’s hard to go wrong with your television choices. Meanwhile, at the theater, Liam Neeson is heating up the screen, and elsewhere, we’ve found book and album releases that are not to be missed. Basically, you’ve got a lot of work to do this week. Enjoy!

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Inside the Best Picture nominees: A deep dive into 'Dallas Buyers Club'

Name: Dallas Buyers Club

Release date: Nov. 1, 2013

DVD release date: Feb. 4, 2014

Run time: 1 hour, 57 mins

Box office: Limited opening weekend: $260,865; Wide opening weekend: $2.7 million; Total domestic box office: $24.4 million; Worldwide gross to date: $30.4 million

Rotten Tomatoes score: 94 percent

Dallas Buyers Club movie math: (And the Band Played On + No Country for Old Men) x (Blow + Glen or Glenda + The Machinist)

Tweetable description: If Ron Woodruff only had 30 days left to live, you know what he’d do? Start an HIV treatment drug ring and live for seven years. #NBD READ FULL STORY

Ellen Page: 'I am gay. I'm tired of lying by omission' -- VIDEO

Ellen Page announced she is gay today in the course of a speech at the inaugural “Time to THRIVE” conference in Las Vegas.

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