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Trailer Review: Success of 'Focus' will depend on Smith's screen time

Warner Bros.

BY NOAH COHEN

The more this movie gives to Will Smith, the more it’ll take away at the box office.

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Why 'Boyhood' should have won (and not 'Birdman')

IFC Films

BY CATHERINE SULPIZIO

I’m outing myself as an unapologetic sentimentalist when I say “Boyhood” clung to me far beyond the hot summer afternoon I saw it, and that’s why I champion it as the winner between the two.

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Oscars 2015: In summary

Focus Features

BY JACOB RICH

Did the event even have a host? Neil Patrick Harris was certainly in attendance, but his charm, wit and soul were all painfully absent.

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Claustrophobic 'Mommy' an impressive study of volatile relationships

Les Films Seville

BY REBECCA LERNER

The exuberant personalities of Steve and Diane are uncomfortably close in the tiny screen, illustrating the intensity of their bond and the need for space in the erratic relationship.

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'Hot Tub Time Machine 2' destined to repeat history's mistakes

Paramount

BY LAUREN WOOD

After the success of the first “Hot Tub Time Machine,” it’s easy to assume that the sequel would know just how to use its big budget and array of stars to come up with a predictable but likable movie. This assumption would be wrong.

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Despite talented leads, 'The DUFF' falls flat

Lionsgate and CBS Films

BY BENJAMIN ROSENSTOCK

It’s a shame that “The DUFF” brings nothing new to the table, but it should, at least, send a clear message to comedy writers everywhere: put Mae Whitman and Robbie Amell in more movies.

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The Michigan Daily's Oscar predictions for 2015

Fox Searchlight Pictures

BY JAMIE BIRCOLL

Hollywood is self-obsessed, and any movie that glorifies the artistry and artisanship of acting should be, and will be, a favorite with the Academy comprised of actors-turned-thoughtful-arts-patrons.

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