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  • The Oscars 2011: How real are the reality-based Best Picture nominees?

    The Oscars 2011: How real are the reality-based Best Picture nominees?

    Oscar has always loved films based on true stories – 100 out of 485 Best Picture nominees since 1927 would qualify – but never more than this year. Four of the 10 features on the Best Picture slate are based on real characters and events: “The King’s Speech,” “The Fighter,” “The Social Network,” and “127 Hours.” Eavesdrop on departing moviegoers and you will inevitably hear, “I’d love to know what really happened.” Here are some facts behind the “true-life” stories contending for this year’s Best Picture Academy Award.

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  • The Oscars 2011: How real are the reality-based Best Picture nominees?

    The Oscars 2011: How real are the reality-based Best Picture nominees?

    Oscar has always loved films based on true stories – 100 out of 485 Best Picture nominees since 1927 would qualify – but never more than this year. Four of the 10 features on the Best Picture slate are based on real characters and events: “The King’s Speech,” “The Fighter,” “The Social Network,” and “127 Hours.” Eavesdrop on departing moviegoers and you will inevitably hear, “I’d love to know what really happened.” Here are some facts behind the “true-life” stories contending for this year’s Best Picture Academy Award.

  • Oscars 2011: How the year's top films reflect the times

    Oscars 2011: How the year's top films reflect the times

    Many of this year's top movies portray dark themes or flawed characters. Why one culture watcher says they mirror this moment in history.

  • Movie review: 'The Fighter' starring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale

    Movie review: 'The Fighter' starring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale

    The fighting isn't just in the ring in 'The Fighter,' as Mark Wahlberg's working-class boxer 'Irish' Micky Ward deals with his destructive family.