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The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

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Turns Out The Imitation Game Was Completely Full Of It Turns Out The Imitation Game Was Completely Full Of It

One of Hollywood's favorite types of movies are those that are "based on a true story." But just how true is that story? It varies in most cases, but it turns out that one movie in particular was significantly less true than others.

Turns Out The Imitation Game Was Completely Full Of It

How Spotlight Was Almost Made Eight Years Ago, And The Major Studio That Dropped It How Spotlight Was Almost Made Eight Years Ago, And The Major Studio That Dropped It

When Spotlight was named best Picture at the Academy Awards on Sunday it surprised a few people. For the most part, the surprise was a happy one, since Spotlight was a great film that deserved the recognition. But it almost didn't happen.

How Spotlight Was Almost Made Eight Years Ago, And The Major Studio That Dropped It

The Vatican's Newspaper Has A Surprising Reaction To Spotlight's Oscar Win The Vatican's Newspaper Has A Surprising Reaction To Spotlight's Oscar Win

Just when you thought The Vatican's reaction to Spotlight would result in a total take-down of the film's efforts, the official reaction of the church's highest office has actually been quite surprising.

The Vatican's Newspaper Has A Surprising Reaction To Spotlight's Oscar Win

2016 Best Picture Oscar Goes To Spotlight 2016 Best Picture Oscar Goes To Spotlight

Just when it looked as though The Revenant was about to take home all of the biggest awards at the 88th Academy Awards, Spotlight managed to swoop in and claim the final and, arguably, most important prize of the night as it picked up Best Picture.

2016 Best Picture Oscar Goes To Spotlight

Watch Michael Keaton Drop An F-Bomb Celebrating Spotlight's Oscar Win Watch Michael Keaton Drop An F-Bomb Celebrating Spotlight's Oscar Win

Michael Keaton has had some pretty good luck in the Best Picture category at the Oscars recently. Last year he starred in the big winner Birdman, and this year he was part of the incredible ensemble appearing in Thomas McCarthy’s Spotlight.

Watch Michael Keaton Drop An F-Bomb Celebrating Spotlight's Oscar Win

2016 Academy Awards: Oscar Winners Updated Live 2016 Academy Awards: Oscar Winners Updated Live

As the night unfolds and prizes are handed out this evening, we will be regularly updating this page, highlighting the Oscar winners in all 24 categories. What will the big upsets be? Will your favorite movie of the last year take home the award for Best Picture? Follow along with us and find out!

2016 Academy Awards: Oscar Winners Updated Live

Oscar Predictions: Who Will Win The Top Academy Awards Categories Oscar Predictions: Who Will Win The Top Academy Awards Categories

It’s time to put up, or shut up. After months of tracking the ongoing Academy Awards race in our regular Awards Blend column, I finally have to put my official Oscar picks in the books And I’ll be 100% honest with you… I don’t feel comfortable with a few of them.

Oscar Predictions: Who Will Win The Top Academy Awards Categories

Watch The Best Picture Oscar Nominees Get Ripped To Shreds In Brutal New Video Watch The Best Picture Oscar Nominees Get Ripped To Shreds In Brutal New Video

Oscar night is a big moment for those in Hollywood to both praise and fret over those they think will the most honored of the night. So leave it to one, singular force in the entertainment world to tear each film down a peg.

Watch The Best Picture Oscar Nominees Get Ripped To Shreds In Brutal New Video

New DVD Releases: February 2016 In Home Entertainment New DVD Releases: February 2016 In Home Entertainment

Usually February isn't a great time for new DVD and Blu-ray releases, but this year the major studios seem to have gone all out. Check out what's coming up, here.

New DVD Releases: February 2016 In Home Entertainment

6 Upsets That Can Help You Win Your Oscar Pool 6 Upsets That Can Help You Win Your Oscar Pool

This year’s list of Oscar nominees is a strange one. There are a handful of awards where the choice appears to be so clear that there isn’t even a discussion, and then everything else looks like a free for all. We're focusing on the wild cards.

6 Upsets That Can Help You Win Your Oscar Pool

Mark Ruffalo Has The Strangest, Funniest Story About Getting His Latest Oscar Nomination Mark Ruffalo Has The Strangest, Funniest Story About Getting His Latest Oscar Nomination

While many actors try to play down the importance of awards, the old adage that it’s an honor to be nominated tends to be true. We’ve heard some pretty interesting stories about how various people learned of their nominations before but this one is special.

Mark Ruffalo Has The Strangest, Funniest Story About Getting His Latest Oscar Nomination

Why The Vatican Finally Agreed To Watch Spotlight Why The Vatican Finally Agreed To Watch Spotlight

It took a while for it to happen, but Vatican officials finally gathered to watch Spotlight last week, which revolves around the Church's cover-up of priests that sexually abused children.

Why The Vatican Finally Agreed To Watch Spotlight

Why The Oscars Need To Add An Ensemble Cast Category Why The Oscars Need To Add An Ensemble Cast Category

The Oscars are designed to recognize the best in the various aspects of filmmaking. Somehow we’re supposed to add up all the individual parts and then look at the sum total and decide which movie was the best one of the year. We don't have to do that with acting.

Why The Oscars Need To Add An Ensemble Cast Category

Now Mark Ruffalo, An Oscar Nominee, Is Considering Skipping The Oscars Over Diversity Issue Now Mark Ruffalo, An Oscar Nominee, Is Considering Skipping The Oscars Over Diversity Issue

The lack of diversity in the Academy Award nominations has set off a wave of different responses across Hollywood. Now, at least one of the white actors who did receive a nomination is considering staying home as a show of support.

Now Mark Ruffalo, An Oscar Nominee, Is Considering Skipping The Oscars Over Diversity Issue

The Most Likely 2016 Oscar Winners, According To Las Vegas The Most Likely 2016 Oscar Winners, According To Las Vegas

While you can’t actually put money down (legally) in Vegas on your Oscar predictions, it doesn’t stop odds-makers from playing the "what if" game and putting together a betting line.

The Most Likely 2016 Oscar Winners, According To Las Vegas

10 Biggest Surprises From The 2016 Oscar Nominations 10 Biggest Surprises From The 2016 Oscar Nominations

What were the most surprising turn of events during this morning’s nomination announcements for the 88th annual Academy Awards? Read on to find out!

10 Biggest Surprises From The 2016 Oscar Nominations

The 2016 Academy Award Nominations: Read The Full List Here The 2016 Academy Award Nominations: Read The Full List Here

The nominees for the 88th annual Academy Awards were announced this morning in Los Angeles, setting the stage for the next few weeks of Oscar campaigning. The Academy Awards will be handed out on Sunday, February 28, in a star-studded event hosted this year by comedian Chris Rock.

The 2016 Academy Award Nominations: Read The Full List Here

Oscars: Math Formula Tells Us Which Films Have The Best Chance To Be Nominated Oscars: Math Formula Tells Us Which Films Have The Best Chance To Be Nominated

With the announcement just a few hours away at this point, everyone and their mother is trying to figure out what films will be nominated for an Academy Award, and one group is using math to predict the Oscars.

Oscars: Math Formula Tells Us Which Films Have The Best Chance To Be Nominated

2016 Academy Awards: Predicting The Nominations 2016 Academy Awards: Predicting The Nominations

This is a lot harder than you would imagine. This year, above several others, the field seems significantly spread out, with numerous films enjoying waves of passion but no film rising up to claim the coveted mantle of “Frontrunner.”

2016 Academy Awards: Predicting The Nominations

Directors Guild Nominations Give 5 Oscar Campaigns A Big Boost Directors Guild Nominations Give 5 Oscar Campaigns A Big Boost

While the Golden Globes just had their big night on Sunday, and the Oscars are still several weeks away, that doesn’t mean that awards season is on hiatus. The Directors Guild of America just released their nominations for the Best Directors of the year.

Directors Guild Nominations Give 5 Oscar Campaigns A Big Boost

The Biggest Movie Winners And Losers At The 2016 Golden Globes The Biggest Movie Winners And Losers At The 2016 Golden Globes

Looking at the list of nominees and victors at this year's Golden Globes ceremony, and weighing them against their buzz going into the show, we've determined the five biggest winners and losers from this year's affair. What movies and filmmakers were put on a good path, and which are in trouble? Read on to find out.

The Biggest Movie Winners And Losers At The 2016 Golden Globes

Bridge Of Spies, Carol Lead The 2016 BAFTA Film Awards Nominees Bridge Of Spies, Carol Lead The 2016 BAFTA Film Awards Nominees

Across the pond, the BAFTAs revealed its top picks for the best on film, and much like what’s happening over here, their nominations spread across a diverse field to include a number of wide-reaching titles.

Bridge Of Spies, Carol Lead The 2016 BAFTA Film Awards Nominees

The 2016 Producers Guild Movie Nominations: See The Full List Here The 2016 Producers Guild Movie Nominations: See The Full List Here

One method for predicting which films will nab Academy Award nominations is by looking to the Producers Guild Award noms. First established in 1990 by the Producers Guild of America, these nominations and awards have been very telling regarding the climate of the film world, and which way the Academy will likely be going.

The 2016 Producers Guild Movie Nominations: See The Full List Here

Why Spotlight Still Looks Like The Best Picture Frontrunner Why Spotlight Still Looks Like The Best Picture Frontrunner

The 2015 Top 10 lists that film critics around the world wrote often featured Spotlight prominently, suggesting that it would be right up there come awards season. And now further proof that it will be the frontrunner for the Oscar has emerged after Spotlight won the National Society Of Film Critics’ Best Picture gong.

Why Spotlight Still Looks Like The Best Picture Frontrunner

What The Boston Globe's Former Editor Felt While Watching Spotlight What The Boston Globe's Former Editor Felt While Watching Spotlight

Marty Baron, the former Boston Globe editor portrayed on screen by Liev Schreiber in awards contender Spotlight, admitted that he became very emotional watching the film.

What The Boston Globe's Former Editor Felt While Watching Spotlight

The 10 Best Movies Of 2015, According To Eric The 10 Best Movies Of 2015, According To Eric

Admittedly my tastes are a bit all over the map, and the following list contains multiple animated features, a few indies, and a couple blockbusters. But what they all have in common is that they left me feeling in awe of the power of film.

The 10 Best Movies Of 2015, According To Eric

The 10 Best Movies Of 2015, According To Sean The 10 Best Movies Of 2015, According To Sean

It feels like this was a sneaky, quietly powerful year, where no film firmly claimed the mantle of “Best” until late in the year, and the order of numbers 6 through 10 could be changed on any given day, depending on my mood in the moment.

The 10 Best Movies Of 2015, According To Sean

The 10 Best Movies Of 2015, According To Greg The 10 Best Movies Of 2015, According To Greg

This year Hollywood’s biggest films were some of its best. Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World, The Martian, Spectre, Ant-Man, and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation were all bombastically entertaining, while at the other end of the spectrum Room, The Danish Girl, 45 Years, and Carol were tender and heart-breaking.

The 10 Best Movies Of 2015, According To Greg

The Top 10 Movies Of 2015, According To Cinema Blend The Top 10 Movies Of 2015, According To Cinema Blend

One of the best benefits of working for a movie website is simply getting the opportunity to see lots and lots of movies. During any week of the year, staff members here at CinemaBlend are regularly leaving and coming back from various screenings, always ultimately eager to explain their thoughts and opinions on a particular piece of work.

The Top 10 Movies Of 2015, According To Cinema Blend

The 10 Best Movies Of 2015, According To The AFI The 10 Best Movies Of 2015, According To The AFI

As 2015 draws to a close the various critic’s groups, professional guilds, and everyone else has been putting their heads together and voting for their favorite movies, and the American Film Institute released their choices for the top movies of the past calendar year.

The 10 Best Movies Of 2015, According To The AFI

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