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8 Brie Larson Roles You've Already Seen, Whether You Realized It Or Not

One of the biggest up and comers in Hollywood, Brie Larson is poised to potentially win her first Oscar this Sunday for her role in Room, let's take a look back at some of the roles that have led her to this point.

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Tell Us Your Favorite Movie Of 2013

The lists don’t lie: Park Chan-wook’s Stoker was the best movie of 2013. Or, at the very least, it is the only movie that made it onto all four Year-End Top 10 lists mapped out by our movie contributors. But what would YOU say is the best film of 2013? Weigh in.

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Top 10 Movies Of 2013: Eric's List

2013 has been a great year for movies, so narrowing down our list of favorites was no easy task. As Cinema Blend has numerous writers with varying tastes in film, we decided to go solo this year in sharing our Top 10 lists of the best movies of 2013. You've read both Sean and Kristy's lists, but now it's Eric's turn to rank the best blockbusters, indies and prestige films that came to us this past year.

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The 10 Best Movie Music Moments Of 2013

Last year was a pretty fantastic one for movie music. Directors like David O. Russell, Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino and Ben Affleck made not only fantastic films, but also beautifully crafted soundtracks that blended perfectly with the story and visuals on screen. As a result, 2013 had a lot to live up to, but looking back on the last twelve months reveals that this year’s crop of filmmakers were more than up for the task.

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James Ponsoldt Made The Summer's Best Romance, But What He Does Next Will Surprise You

After premiering at Sundance-- where a special prize was created for Woodley and Teller-- and traveling to SXSW, The Spectacular Now is winning over audiences across the country, and arrives at a time of great change for its stars as well as its director, James Ponsoldt. Ponsoldt was at Sundance just last year with Smashed, and six years before that with Off the Black, but his career has accelerated significantly since January of this year

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Watch Shailene Woodley And Miles Teller Threaten Movie Texters In Alamo Drafthouse PSA

Following in the footsteps of The World's End cast, and Before Midnight's Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, among others, the latest actors to take an amusing stand against texting and cell phone chatting during movies are The Spectacular Now's Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller.

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Honesty And Negative Influence: Talking With The Spectacular Now's Miles Teller & Shailene Woodley

Late last month I had the awesome opportunity to speak with the film’s two main stars, and with the movie expanding into more markets this past weekend the time is right to share. Watch our interview below in which Teller and Woodley discuss the honesty in the screenplay that attracted them to the script, what it was like working with director James Ponsoldt, and whether Sutter should be seen as a positive or a negative influence on Aimee’s life. Check it out!

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Operation Kino 125: The Spectacular Now Lives Up To Its Sundance Hype

This week we're tapping back into all those heavy high school emotions to review The Spectacular Now, the new teenage romance directed by James Ponsoldt and starring Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley. To help us out, we bring in Slashfilm's own Angie Han. Was she as charmed by the movie as Katey and Patches were back at Sundance? Find out!

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The Spectacular Now Trailer Revels In the Highs And Lows Of High School

Miles Teller stars as party animal and general screw-up Sutter Keely; Shailene Woodley, who recently won widespread praise for her heartbreaking performance in The Descendants, co-stars as Aimee Finicky, a good girl who meets this bad boy when she finds him passed out on her lawn after a hard night of high school shenanigans.

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The Spectacular Now Director James Ponsoldt To Adapt Broadway Musical Pippin

Adaptations of big, famous Broadway musicals seem to be very big in Hollywood right now. The end of last year saw the release of Tom Hooper's Les Miserables, and we just learned that a Guys and Dolls remake is in the works, potentially starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Channing Tatum.

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Miles Teller And Shailene Woodley Wow SXSW With The Spectacular Now

The Spectacular Now is a powerful film and a big reason it’s able to maintain its emotional punch is by never being preachy or over-dramatic. In the hands of lesser filmmakers the story would focus on how the wayward youths find their way back to the straight and narrow...

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The Bling Ring And The Spectacular Now Get Summer Release Dates

Though newly formed financing and distribution company A24 hasn’t released anything just yet, it already has four festival-traveled films in the pipeline for 2013. Both Harmony Korine’s raunchy crime adventure Spring Breakers and Sally Potter’s Cuban Missile Crisis-tinged drama Ginger and Rosa have had their March release dates for a little while now, though their more recent acquirements were sitting in limbo until now

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True Story Drama Fruitvale Tops Sundance Awards With Grand Jury And Audience Prizes

The last film to win both the Audience Award and U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival was Precious in 2009, almost exactly a year before it went on to become a Best Picture Oscar nominee. Now history may be ready to repeat itself, with the intense drama Fruitvale

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The Spectacular Now's Miles Teller And James Ponsoldt On High School And Weird Sexual Tension

One of the earliest and most universally well-loved hits at this year's Sundance FIlm Festival was The Spectacular Now, which honestly, we all should have been coming. It's directed by James Ponsoldt, who made last year's very well-liked Smashed, and stars Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller

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Sundance Video Blog #3: Spectacular Now, Mud, Kill Your Darlings And Terror In The Eccles Tent

There's a myth about Sundance glamour, mostly based on red carpet photos of celebrities in fur hats, or maybe press releases about how much fun everyone had sipping complimentary cocktails at a party. And yes, there's plenty of that happening around here right now, but I'm seeing almost none of it

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The Spectacular Now: The Rare Sundance Coming-Of-Age Story That Feels Like It Matters

The most common of all Sundance Film Festival tropes, or at least the most exhausted, is the quirky romance between two attractive, young, mildly famous white people. It's easy to read that kind of plot description in the guide and roll your eyes, but then once in a while comes a movie like The Spectacular Now

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Kyle Chandler And Mary Elizabeth Winstead Join Spectacular Now Adaptation

The Spectacular Now focuses on Sutter Keely, a senior who lives in the moment and is the life of every party. After one massive blowout, he wakes up on a strange lawn and meets Aimee Finicky, a misfit who is clueless in the ways of popularity and is planning for her future. Intrigued by her outsider appeal, Sutter begins to date her as a sort of social experiment, but soon discovers he can have a real impact on her life, and possibly for the worse.

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21 Jump Street's Brie Larson Heads To High School Again For The Spectacular Now

Larson will play Cassidy, described as one of the leads in the film. She held her own alongside some very funny actors in Jump Street, so Spectacular could go for humor and heart with this cast in place and likely hit it’s targets

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Miles Teller Will Romance Shailene Woodley In The Spectacular Now

It sounds like some kind of She's All That knockoff, but reviews of the book seem to suggest it's much smarter and more believable than that, and Teller's previous performances suggest he could bring a lot of depth to even the stereotypical popular-high-school-dude role

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The Descendants' Shailene Woodley To Star In The Spectacular Now

You should prepare to hear a lot more about Shailene Woodley in the next few years. While she has been the star of The Secret Life of the American Teenager for years now, last year she was given the chance to show her skills in more adult-oriented fare, starring as George Clooney's daughter in Alexander Payne's The Descendants, and she truly knocked it out of the park (and was totally robbed of an Academy Award nomination).

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