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7 Terrific Movies With Big Production Problems
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7 Terrific Movies With Big Production Problems

Movie studios love it when movies stay on schedule and

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Romantic Comedies That Got Serious Critical Acclaim – The 2010s
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Romantic Comedies That Got Serious Critical Acclaim – The 2010s

Romantic comedies often get the stigma of being lightweights during

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13 Oscar Winners Who Showed Up In Popular Children’s Movies
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13 Oscar Winners Who Showed Up In Popular Children’s Movies

Children’s movies are sometimes stereotyped as simplistic storytelling, aiming more

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Romantic Comedies That Got Serious Critical Acclaim – The 2000’s
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Romantic Comedies That Got Serious Critical Acclaim – The 2000’s

Romantic comedies often get the stigma of being lightweights during

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Romantic Comedies That Got Serious Critical Acclaim – The 1990s
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Romantic Comedies That Got Serious Critical Acclaim – The 1990s

Romantic comedies often get the stigma of being lightweights during

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Romantic Comedies That Got Serious Critical Acclaim – The 1980s
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Romantic Comedies That Got Serious Critical Acclaim – The 1980s

Romantic comedies often get the stigma of being lightweights during

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What Are the Five Worst* Best Picture Oscar Winners From the Last 25 Years?
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What Are the Five Worst* Best Picture Oscar Winners From the Last 25 Years?

*Worst means "worst-reviewed as per the aggregate approval rating of critics as listed on Rotten Tomatoes," not "actually, objectively worst," because there's no way of objectively determining the relative quality of movies. And a great big PPPHHHHBBBBTTTT to awards season.

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9 Most Hated Best Picture Winners
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9 Most Hated Best Picture Winners

While it has its critics, The Academy Awards are one

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Patricia Arquette’s Incredible Speech, and 8 Other Times the Oscars Got Political
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Patricia Arquette’s Incredible Speech, and 8 Other Times the Oscars Got Political

1. Patricia Arquette and Gender Equality Many awards winners will

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23 Things You May Not Know About This Year’s Oscar Nominees
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23 Things You May Not Know About This Year’s Oscar Nominees

The 2015 Oscar nominations were announced last week. Now that

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What Are the Worst Films This Year’s Oscar-Nominated Actors Have Been In?
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What Are the Worst Films This Year’s Oscar-Nominated Actors Have Been In?

Just because you've been nominated for an Oscar or 19 doesn't mean you should get cocky. I'm looking at you, Streep! To help bring people down a peg, Phactual presents the worst-rated movies (as per the percentage of critics who positively reviewed the film, via Rotten Tomatoes) the 2015 Oscar nominees have been in.

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Academy Award Records
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Academy Award Records

This year, there are a lot of firsts when it

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14 Great Actors Without An Oscar (And A Few That May Win This Year)
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14 Great Actors Without An Oscar (And A Few That May Win This Year)

Not that Oscars are necessarily the definition of quality actors

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7 Pseudonyms Nominated For Academy Awards
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7 Pseudonyms Nominated For Academy Awards

Although many actors, directors, and screenwriters were nominated for Academy

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These 19 Movies Are Honest-to-God Oscar Nominees
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These 19 Movies Are Honest-to-God Oscar Nominees

All these movies have more Oscar nominations than Reservoir Dogs, The Big Lebowski, The Shining, and The Searchers. Some of them even have wins. And yet somehow The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure walked away with nothing. What a travesty.

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‘The Theory of Everything’ – 13 Amazing Facts About The Real Stephen Hawking
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‘The Theory of Everything’ – 13 Amazing Facts About The Real Stephen Hawking

The Theory of Everything has been nominated for four Golden