We all enjoy films that others find atrocious. Here are three films that, had they not been saved by awesome performances, would be situated at the bottom of everyone’s DVD rack.


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Hollywood’s biggest night is done for another year. Here’s a list of those the Academy chose to award. It’s all about The Artist.

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Sacha Baron Cohen has been “banned” from this year’s Academy Awards ceremony after rumors that he would appear in full costume as The Dictator Admiral General Aladeen and turn Hollywood’s biggest night into a publicity stunt for the upcoming film. The Admiral General made an appearance on NBC’s Today Show this morning to express his feelings on the situation.

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The nominations are out for the 84th Academy Awards, and it’s a pretty sentimental affair with The Artist, The Help, The Descendants, and War Horse leading the way.

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David Fincher’s American adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s celebrated mystery novel is extremely well-made and probably completely unnecessary.

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Meryl Streep is certainly in Oscar territory for this intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher, the first and only female Prime Minister of UK. One of the 20th century’s most famous women, Thatcher came from nowhere to smash through barriers of both gender and class.

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This brilliantly directed and acted Cold War tale shows us that most spy work is done at the office.

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Alexander Payne’s disappointing melodrama starring George Clooney is a top contender for this year’s “Most Overrated” list.

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Oscar buzz: Maryl Streep is Margaret Thatcher. The story of a woman who smashed through the barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male-dominated world. A story of power and price that is paid for that power.

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Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.

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Hugo tells the tale of an orphan boy living a secret life in the walls of a 1930’s Paris train station. When Hugo encounters a broken machine, an eccentric girl, and the cold, reserved man who runs the toy shop, he is caught up in a mysterious adventure that could put all of his secrets in jeopardy.

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Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th century Ireland, where women aren’t encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man so she can work as a butler in Dublin’s most posh hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape the lie she has been living.

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