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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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Science, Life, Philosophy – 7 Stephen Hawking Quotes
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Science, Life, Philosophy – 7 Stephen Hawking Quotes

With  The Theory of Everything nominated for five Oscars, Eddie Redmayne

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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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20 Quotes From History’s Most Memorable Oscar Speeches
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20 Quotes From History’s Most Memorable Oscar Speeches

As we close in on the final few weeks before

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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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Every Best Picture Winner 2000-2013
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Every Best Picture Winner 2000-2013

Finally, you’ve made it to the fifth and final part

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Every Best Picture Winner 1980-1999
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Every Best Picture Winner 1980-1999

Part 4 of this series probably contains the most movies

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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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6 Oscar Nominees Based On Books
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6 Oscar Nominees Based On Books

2015 was a big year for novel to movie adaptations,

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Every Best Picture Winner From 1960-1979
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Every Best Picture Winner From 1960-1979

Welcome to part 3 of this continuing deluge of great

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Every Best Picture Winner From 1940-1959
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Every Best Picture Winner From 1940-1959

Welcome to part 2 of this trip down Oscar memory

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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