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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)

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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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PopWatch Confessional: I care way too much about onscreen kisses (and here's who does them best)

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I have my mother to thank for a lot of things — my hair, my love of purses, my fear of camel crickets, my existence, and most of all, my judgmental qualities when it comes to on-screen kisses. When I was but a teen, I remember sitting on my couch watching Ryan and Marissa’s first kiss on The O.C. I had no idea my mother was standing in the corner of the room until I heard, “OH MY GOD! That is the best kiss EVER!!” Suddenly, I had to rewind the scene to see what the heck she was talking about.

What made one kiss better than another? Well, for one thing, hand placement is key, according to my mother. And it can’t be too over-the-top. You never want a guy to slobber all over you. Okay, so those weren’t her exact words — but by the third viewing of Ryan and Marissa’s Ferris wheel ride, I started to see what she meant. Man, that was a really good kiss, particularly the part when he puts his right hand behind her head. And the way he holds his mouth… in an instant, I was hooked.

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Love is in the air: We break down which Valentine's Day movie you should see

No Valentine’s Day is complete without a ridiculous amount of chocolate and a trip to the movie theater to see the latest over-the-top cheesy romance. And the way I see it, you have three options in the movie department this year. In terms of chocolate, your options are limitless. Go crazy!

The first romantic comedy on the docket is About Last Night, starring Michael Ealy, Joy Bryant, Kevin Hart, and Regina Hall. Of all your options, this seems to be the least cheesy of the bunch while still having many of the necessary ingredients for a good Valentine’s Day film. For starters, it gets point for Ealy’s attractiveness. Hey, this is Valentine’s Day. Being shallow is allowed!

Then, we’ve got Hart to add the humor, and did I mention there’s a scene in the rain? That gives it bonus points. All in all, this is your most down-to-earth option. About Last Night, a remake of the 1986 film starring Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, and Jim Belushi, follows two best friends as they navigate the dating world, one woman at a time — until one of them falls in love. From there, it’s all “Who will say ‘I love you’ first?” and “What does this mean?”

In general, About Last Night seems like a solid pick for a chick flick to see on Valentine’s Day, or any day, for that matter. READ FULL STORY

This Week's Cover: 'Veronica Mars' lives!

A long time ago, we used to be friends with a whip-smart teen sleuth named Veronica Mars. And now, thanks to a historic Kickstarter campaign, Mars is back in Neptune — this time on the big screen. In this week’s cover story, star Kristen Bell and creator Rob Thomas take EW along for the roller-coaster revival of the beloved cult TV series. Just a year ago, a big-screen revival of Veronica Mars was still a pipe dream. But after a groundbreaking and breakneck turn of events, on March 14 it will be a dream come true for tens of thousands of fans that made it come true by donating $5.7 million last spring to a Kickstarter campaign — organized by Mars creator Rob Thomas — to finance the revival they’ve wanted since The CW canceled the series in 2007. Even Veronica is pinching herself. “Never before have we had a platform that allows people to engage us and tell us what they want,” Kristen Bell told EW when we visited the set of the movie last summer. “We said, ‘Guys! Maybe we’re crazy, but we really want to do it again. Do you?’ And they answered!” Adds Thomas, “We’re guinea pigs for a whole new model of filmmaking. It would be nice to be a success.” READ FULL STORY

'The Lego Movie': Did it make you cry? -- POLL

In the past, I’ve made no secret of my love for animated films — especially the ones that can reach into my cold, dark soul and flip the switch labeled “feelings.” And I know I’m not alone. In fact, when the subject of tear-inducing animated movies came up on the Editors Hour on Sirius XM this past week, we had dozens of callers who could all point out different cartoons that made them weep. The one that surprised me the most? The Lego Movie.

Now, at that point, the movie had not been released yet. But our producer Jennifer, who had seen an early screening, insisted that it made her misty. So when I went to see the movie this weekend — joined, apparently, by the rest of the movie-going world — I fully expected waterworks…only to surprisingly find myself dry-eyed by the end of the film.

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I'm Still Not Over... the Ferris wheel scene from 'Mighty Joe Young'

Of all the Super Bowl commercials to make me cry, I never suspected that watching an M&M get kidnapped would push me over the edge. And yet, when I saw Rade Serbedzija threatening to chop up the yellow M&M, I was simultaneously paralyzed with fear and overcome with sadness. But why?

Surprisingly, this wasn’t about my irrational love of chocolate. It was about Serbedzija. I knew his face, and it only took me seconds to place him. He was the evil poacher from Mighty Joe Young! Just like that, my tears made sense.

Mighty Joe Young tells the story of Jill, who, as a young child, witnesses poachers killing her mother (along with a mother gorilla). She then promises her mom that she will take care of the baby gorilla who was also orphaned in the hunt. Flash-forward 12 years, and Joe — the gorilla — has outgrown his fellow gorillas due to a genetic abnormality. Thanks to his size, he’s not accepted by other gorillas and spends most of his time hanging out with Jill (played by Charlize Theron). At this point, if you’re thinking that this sounds a lot like King Kong, you’re not far off. However, instead of climbing the Empire State Building, Joe climbs a Ferris wheel. But I’ll get to that.
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Sienna Miller is contrite, topless in 'Esquire UK'

Why did Sienna Miller fall off Hollywood’s radar shortly after the 2009 release of G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra? The answer’s simple, according to Miller herself: “I sabotaged things,” she says. “I burnt a lot of bridges.”

There’s more blunt honesty where that came from in Miller’s big Esquire UK interview, the magazine’s latest cover story. (And yes, the article also includes a very tasteful, black-and-white topless photoshoot.)

In between a fair amount of purple prose (“[we] talked to each other, and at each other, and occasionally over each other about feminism and social media and the press and public morality and twerking, obviously…Some of this into my voice recorder, some of it into the wind”), Miller gives a lot of insight into her rocky career, which started to slump when her private life became more interesting than her professional life — and Miller freely admits that she’s got nobody to blame for that but herself. (Although according to interviewer Alex Bilmes, Miller does concede “that she certainly wouldn’t have been treated in this way were she a man.” Maybe there’s a Katherine Heigl comparison to be made here?)

The trouble began when 2004’s Alfie remake was released — and 22-year-old Miller suddenly skyrocketed to fame, due to her roles as both the film’s costar and Jude Law’s girlfriend. “I was really naive,” she recalls to Bilmes. “Not green as grass — I was by no means an innocent — but I had faith in the goodness of everyone. I was very open. And that led me into all sorts of situations that backfired.”

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Throwback Thursday: What was your favorite snow day movie as a kid? -- VIDEO

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In my childhood, snow days meant putting on a shirt, a sweatshirt, some hand-me-down snow overalls, a jacket, a scarf, gloves, a hat, two pairs of socks, and boots before heading outside and enjoying a day of freedom. After snow ball fights and a potential injury or two, my brother and I would head back inside, leaving a puddle at the front door where our boots and overalls now sat on the floor. Then, there was hot chocolate, some food, and one round of clothes in the dryer before we were back out in the cold.

However, at some point in the middle of the day (but definitely by day’s end), there had to be some relaxation time. And in my household, that meant movie time. Like most kids, my brother and I had our favorite movies that we would watch over and over, and on a snow day, it was usually The NeverEnding Story. I always felt that snow was a little magical, so there was no better movie to incorporate into a snow day. Plus, I always wanted a dragon.

The NeverEnding Story follows a young boy named Bastian Bux as he starts to read a book, titled The NeverEnding Story, and eventually finds himself within Fantasia, the fantasy world within the book. There, he finds an Empress, a young warrior, and most importantly, a luckdragon named Falkor. It was a world of adventure, crazy creatures, and endless possibility. I remember there being an underlying message about letting a child’s imagination live and whatnot, but the biggest thing I took away from the film was the fact that I one day wanted to have a pet dragon that loved me and that I could ride around forever.

Watch the 1984 trailer below:
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Will 'Magic: The Gathering' make movie magic? Let's take a look at the history of game films

If you’re already mourning the end of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit saga later this year, not to fear: Twentieth Century Fox acquired the rights to adapt trading-card game Magic: The Gathering into a film, and the studio claims it will be as big as any J.R.R. Tolkien adaptation.

Can they actually do it? Who knows. There aren’t many forerunners in the tabletop-game-to-film genre, but here are some that show just how well — er, maybe “well” isn’t the best word to use — these types of movies have fared in the past. Let’s hope 20th Century Fox can make some movie Magic. (Sorry.)
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