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12 Years a Slave wins Best Picture Oscar

12 Years a Slave wins Best Picture Oscar

Mar 3 2014, 2:13am CST | by

'12 Years a Slave' was named Best Picture at the Oscars. The film - based on the real life account by Solomon Northup, a free man who was sold into slavery in 1841 - took home the most coveted prize...

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12 Years a Slave wins Best Picture Oscar

Mar 3 2014, 2:13am CST | by

'12 Years a Slave' was named Best Picture at the Oscars.

The film - based on the real life account by Solomon Northup, a free man who was sold into slavery in 1841 - took home the most coveted prize of the night, and was accepted by an ecstatic cast and crew including director Steve McQueen, producer and actor Brad Pitt, and stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o.

Brad started the acceptance speeches, saying: ''Thank you for this incredible honour bestowed upon our film tonight. I know I speak for everyone behind me when I say it has been an absolute privilege to work on Solomon's story. We all get to stand up here tonight because of one man who brought us here to tell that story, and that is the indomitable Mr. Steve McQueen.''

Steve then took to the podium to give his thanks, reading out a list of collaborators.

He added: ''I'd like to thank this amazing historian, Sue Aitken, who gave her life to preserving Solomon's book.

''And I'd like to thank my partner Bianca ... My mother, my mum's up there, and my children, Alex and Dexter, and my father.

''Everyone deserves not just to survive, but to live. This is the most important legacy of Solomon Northup. I dedicate this award to all the people who have endured slavery, and the 21 million people who still suffer slavery today.''

'12 Years a Slave' also took home two further prizes at the Academy Awards, with Luptia winning Best Supporting Actress and John Ridley winning Best Adapted Screenplay.

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Jennifer Lawrence Just Set An Epic Guinness World Record - Really!

Sep 8 2014 7:50pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

It’s official! Jennifer Lawrence has set the world record as the highest-grossing action heroine. She will be featured in the 2015 Guiness Book of World Records which will hit shelves on Sept. 11. Can't nothin' hold this girl down! The Hunger Games franchise that allowed her to win this title has made over $1.52 billion worldwide. The second movie, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire alone made over $854 million internationally and will also be fea ...
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‘Fury’ UK Trailer: Brad Pitt & Logan Lerman Battle Impossible Odds

Sep 8 2014 3:50pm CDT | Source: screen rant

Production on upcoming historical tank drama Fury wasn’t entirely smooth, according to rumors that supporting actor Shia LaBeouf refused to wash throughout the shoot in order to get closer to his character, and complaints about battle scenes being filmed on Remembrance Sunday. Much like the resilient M4A3E8 Sherman tank after which it is named, however, Fury powered through and will be rolling into theaters next month. Fury is set in Ap ...
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FURY International Trailer: Logan Lerman Adjusts to Life as a World War II Tank Crew Member

Sep 8 2014 2:26pm CDT | Source: Collider

It’s been quite a while since we got that first trailer for David Ayer’s Fury, but now we’ve got a brand new international one and it’s as explosive as ever.  Brad Pitt leads as Wardaddy, an army sergeant and tank commander with Bible (Shia LaBeouf), Gordo (Michael Pena), Coonass (Jon Bernthal) and the group newbie, Norman (Logan Lerman), under his command. While on the Fury set, Ayer told Steve that the goal was to make an authentic film that offers up ...
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Fury Trailer: Brad Pitt & His Tank

Sep 8 2014 12:43pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

The latest trailer for Fury has landed and the Brad Pitt starring World War II drama has never looked so intense. Fresh on the heels of that Fury featurette that introduced us to the cast, including Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman and Michael Pena, this trailer gives us over two minutes of fresh footage that shows how Pitt and his tank crew hold the key to turning the tide on the war, and sending Germany to the verge of surrender. Fury International ...
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6 days ago

Brad Pitt is Killing Germans Everywhere in New Fury Trailer

Sep 8 2014 11:59am CDT | Source: beyond hollywood

This is apparently the international trailer for director David Ayer’s World War II drama “Fury,” starring Brad Pitt as an American tank commander rolling around (get it?) the battlefield killing Germans. First he’s killing Germans in Africa, and now he’s killing Germans in Germany. Man, that’s a lot of dead Germans! Check out the new trailer below, check it outers. It looks like a pretty spiffy actioner. And like I’ve said before, there just hasn’t been that many movies about tank soldiers. Is ...
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Best of the Week: Fall Movie Previews, Summer Movie Recaps, 'Star Wars' Despecialized and More

Sep 5 2014 7:37pm CDT | Source: movies.com

The Important News Dwayne Johnson finally revealed he'll be villain Black Adam in DC's Shazam movie. In other DC movie news, we heard rumors involvng Martian Manhunter and Supergirl. We heard about candidates for Snake Plissken in the Escape from New York remake. And Michael Bay's next sci-fi blockbuster involving vehicles.  Stan Lee pretty much confirmed a Black Panther movie is ne ...
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Best of the Week: Fall Movie Previews, Summer Movie Recaps, 'Star Wars' De-Specialized and More

Sep 5 2014 7:04pm CDT | Source: movies.com

The Important News Dwayne Johnson finally revealed he'll be villain Black Adam in DC's Shazam movie. In other DC movie news, we heard rumors involvng Martian Manhunter and Supergirl. We heard about candidates for Snake Plissken in the Escape from New York remake. And Michael Bay's next sci-fi blockbuster involving vehicles.  Stan Lee pretty much confirmed a Black Panther movie is next from Marvel. Also at ...
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Gary Oldman Set For Man Down

Sep 4 2014 12:03pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

Shia LaBeouf and Kate Mara also on for the dramaHe might not think he’s famous any more, but infamous paper bag wearer Shia LaBeouf is clearly not ready to give up the acting lark any time soon. He’s just part of the cast for the new thriller Man Down, which stars Gary Oldman and Kate Mara.Dito Montiel is set to kick off shooting the film next month in New Orleans, using a script by Adam Simon. Man Down is set in a post-apocalyptic ...
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Fury Featurette: Meet Brad Pitt's Crew

Sep 3 2014 5:06pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

When you watch that Fury trailer, one thing is immediately clear: You have not seen a World War II film quite like this. Brad Pitt stars as the leader of a five-man tank crew going behind German lines in the waning days of World War II. They are welcoming a new member, played by Logan Lerman, who joins Michael Pena, Shia LaBeouf and Jon Bernthal as they try to help finish Germany off so everyone can go home. But, it won’t be easy -- by a long shot. ...
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FURY Featurette Takes You Inside Brad Pitt’s Tank to Meet the Crew

Sep 3 2014 4:01pm CDT | Source: Collider

Sony has released a new Fury featurette that focusses in on writer/director David Ayer‘s (End of Watch) World War II tank film.  The original story is set in 1945 as the Nazi regime is in collapse, and revolves around the five-man crew of an American tank called “Fury”.  Brad Pitt plays U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Wardaddy, as he leads his unit in the fight against a desperate German army.   I really liked the trailer for this film, an ...
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