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Oscars go gaga for 'La La Land' with record-tying 14 nods

The candy-colored love letter to musicals "La La Land" landed a record-tying 14 Academy Award nominations on Tuesday, while a notably more diverse field of nominees brushed off two straight years of "OscarsSoWhite" backlash.

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Movie review: McConaughey glitters in 'Gold'

It's been said that Matthew McConaughey is a character actor trapped in a leading man's body. After his rom-com hunk period in the 2000s, he had his "McConnaissance," delving deeply into character work in "Bernie," "Magic Mike" and "The Wolf of Wall Street," on TV in "True Detective," and in "Dallas Buyers Club," for which he won an Oscar. His latest film, "Gold," directed by Stephen Gaghan, is his most extreme character work yet, with him playing a balding, paunchy, cigarette chomping gold prospector in the 1980s, and yet McConaughey is so good he makes it work.

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'20th Century Women' review: Challenging but worth it

For all our moments of self-awareness or nuggets of conventional wisdom, it's really hard to know what we're doing. There are plenty of sound bites of truth scattered throughout "20th Century Women" - things like "Having your heart broken is a tremendous way to learn about the world" and "Wondering if you're happy is a great shortcut to being depressed" - but what do you do with them? As a makeshift family sits around listening to Jimmy Carter's "Crisis of Confidence" speech, they all grapple with their own truths: What do we really know, and what do we do with what we know?

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Kerry Washington calls on women to support women at Sundance

Olivia Pope gets a lot of credit for being a powerful woman, but it's the woman behind the fictional character who is helping to create real change in an industry that's woefully lacking in women and people of color behind the camera. Kerry Washington on Monday spoke to a group of women at the Sundance Film Festival's annual Women in Film Brunch, telling guests that progress is going to take "courage on all of our parts."

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Shakur biopic to open on June 16

The long-awaited Tupac Shakur biopic finally has a release date. Morgan Creek Productions and Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment said that "All Eyez on Me" would arrive in theaters on June 16 on what would have been the slain rapper's 46th birthday.

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