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Is Les Misérables Oscar-Worthy? – Great Acting Makes You Join in Their Crusade.

The film makers want to ask you, “Will you join in their crusade?” After much promotion and fanfare, a new musical film interpretation of Les Misérables is opening nationwide. For you non-“Mis” folk, the story is of Prisoner 24601, Jean Valjean, who breaks parole, is hunted relentlessly by Inspector Javert and encounters various troubled and impoverished …

Movie Reviews

Five Movies with Oscar Buzz

December 8, 2012 December is Oscar time. Filmmakers need to get their movies under the wire so they’ll be in contention for this year’s awards. Consequently this month is a weird mix of crowd-pleasing mediocrity and painfully long masterpieces that mix horribly with a need for fluff. But what is a movie lover to do? …