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Oscar loves to read! Movies based on books score big

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I went to bed in my tux Wednesday night just so I’d be ready for Thursday morning’s announcements of the Academy Award nominations. And while I woke up a little rumpled, I was happy to see that a host of movies adapted from books will be looking to go home with Hollywood’s favorite golden boy when the Oscars are handed out on February 22. Clearly, Oscar’s big favorite this year is Birdman, or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), which garnered nine nominations, including nods for Best Picture, Best Actor (Golden Globe award winner Michael Keaton), and Best Supporting Actor (Edward Norton). While not based on a book per se, Birdman owes much of its plot to the wave of comic…

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Go bananas for the new Planet of the Apes movie with the gorilla your dreams

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When Dawn of the Planet of the Apes opens in theaters on July 11, sci-fi fans will virtually swing from the trees in celebration. That’s because the Planet of the Apes series holds a warm, fuzzy, gorilla-sized place in the pantheon of sci-fi franchises and in the hearts of nerds the world over. If you’re of a certain age, you recall in awe and wonder the first sights of the amazing cinematic simians (don’t call them monkeys—they absolutely hate that) of the original series, beginning with Planet of the Apes in 1968. Featuring groundbreaking makeup by Academy Award-winner John Chambers, a quirky, spooky soundtrack, and an outstanding ensemble cast, the first Apes movie told the story of a group of…

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