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New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'Hyde Park on Hudson' and More

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This week: Bill Murray as President Franklin D. Roosevelt is the highlight of "Hyde Park on Hudson," which should in no way be considered a historically accurate account of FDR's meeting with the King and Queen of England in 1939.

Also new this week are two Criterion Collection Blu-ray debuts: Laurence Olivier's "Richard III" ("My kingdom for a horse!") and David Cronenberg's "Naked Lunch" ("Exterminate all rational thought"). Get More »

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Oscar Gets All Handsy

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If there was one trend in the movies of 2012, it was the ever-present handjob. Yup, the only HJ had more screen time in 2012 than Jessica Chastain, and that's saying something.

Funny or Die didn't let the trend die quietly, editing last night's Oscars to make it look like Sandra Bullock gave out an award that would make even Seth MacFarlane blush: Best Handjob in a Leading Role. And, oh, there were many! Between "The Master," "On the Road," and "Hyde Park on Hudson" (wait, how did we miss that?), 2012 was the year Oscar got, er, "hands on." (More like "The Master-bater," eh?)

It's good to know Kristen Stewart's got options, though, now that the "Twilight" franchise has come to a close. Give the gal a hand! (Or, actually, vice versa.)

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December Movie Math: Breaking Down the New Releases

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December is prime time for movie releases: Awards voters will have the films fresh in their minds when they go to vote, kids are on break from school and all the adults home for the holidays need to go somewhereto escape their families.

Yes, this time of year is jam-packed with new movies. How is the discerning moviegoer to decide which new releases to hit the theater for, and which to wait for on DVD? Simple arithmetic, of course! We've broken down key December releases into simple equations to help you decide what to see, organized by release date.

Your mom always told you math class would be important someday — today is that day. Enjoy. Get More »

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The 38 Roles for Which Bill Murray Was Snubbed by the Oscars

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In 2003, William James Murray (better known to those who haven't spent hours reading his Wikipedia page as Bill Murray) starred in Sofia Coppola's "Lost in Translation," a poignant, somber romantic comedy that spotlighted the budding relationship between an aging film star (Murray) and the lonely wife of a photographer (Scarlett Johansson) in Tokyo. Murray was nominated for an Oscar for said performance, but he ultimately lost to Sean Penn's turn in "Mystic River."

At one point, he also did the Garfield movies.

But herein lies the massive injustice. Bill Murray should have been nominated for an Academy Award for every other movie he's done. There. We said it. The following is a comprehensive list of Murray movies where the Academy unconscionably overlooked his performance, starting from the very beginning of his illustrious career. Get More »

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Eff, Marry, Kill: Bill Murray Edition

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Deciding how you like your steak (if you even eat steak) is one thing. Deciding how you like your Bill Murray? Well, that's quite another.

Welcome to our Bill Murray edition of Eff, Marry, Kill.

This game goes exactly how you think it does. We want you to determine which of Bill Murray's quirky characters — Steve Zissou from "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou," Dr. Peter Venkman from "Ghostbusters" or Franklin Delano Roosevelt in "Hyde Park on Hudson" — you'd like to spend the rest of your days with, whose days you'd like to end for good and which one you'd enjoy (or suffer through, as the case may be) spending one single night with. Get More »

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The 13 Ickiest Movie Romances of All Time

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Not every romantic movie match was made in heaven. We submit it's quite the opposite in a lot of cases.

This baker's dozen batch of film titles in particular, boasting some shamelessly twisted pairings, has definitely given our gag reflex an unhealthy workout over the years. From incest to incomprehensible deception to just plain strange, there are a lot of different variations of yuck to be experienced within this group. Get More »

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Best of the Fest: The 2012 Toronto International Film Festival

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We've bid farewell to the Great White North for another year — yup, the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival is officially over. In years past, Oscar winners like "Slumdog Millionaire" and "The King's Speech" made their international debuts at TIFF. With that in mind, we took in every screening our schedules allowed, looking for the Next Big Thing of this year.

We narrowed the Best of Fest list to 15; They may not be the Oscar nominees of 2013 — though we'd bet cash money some of them are — but they'll be among the best movies you'll see for yourself this year. -- By Kevin Polowy and Brooke Tarnoff Get More »

Toronto Film Festival: The Verdict on the Movies You're Dying to See

Sam Rockwell and Colin Farrell in "Seven Psychopaths"
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It's become fairly common knowledge that the unofficial awards season kicks off with the Toronto International Film Festival. Critics and film fans alike have all eyes on the Canadian city as studios launch their Oscar hopefuls and indies look for distributors.

With films like "Slumdog Millionaire" and "The King's Speech" having made their international debuts at the fest, the movies showing this year are among those we can't wait to see this fall — in fact, we listed 20 of them before TIFF even kicked off.

So, how did they fare? Well, here's what the reviewers from our sister site, Film.com, had to say... Get More »

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20 Films We Can't Wait to See in Toronto

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Paul Dano in "Looper"
FilmDistrict

As much as we love all that summer has to offer, fall is where it's at for true cinephiles. The movie lover's season officially kicks off (according to us, anyway) the same day the annual Toronto International Festival launches every year in early September.

As has been the case for several years now, Toronto serves as a platform for studios to launch their Oscar hopefuls and for smaller indies to find a home (and maybe some awards down the line). "The King's Speech," "Slumdog Millionaire," "Precious" and "The Artist" all played at the festival before going on to Oscar glory while films like "Beginners," "Killer Joe" and "Your Sister's Sister," all came into the event without a distributor, and left with one. Get More »

Bill Murray Is FDR (!) in 'Hyde Park on Hudson Trailer'

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The first trailer for the upcoming period piece "Hyde Park on Hudson" is here and that means just one thing: We finally get to see Bill Murray as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

What else do you need to know? Get More »

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