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We had our fun with summer blockbusters, but along with pumpkin spice lattes and a steadily rising Book Culture tab, fall brings good movie season. At the end of every year, studios fill theaters with as many of their most intelligent and well-made films as possible before the Academy Award nomination window closes—which, of course, works out great for us, as a sure-to-be-spectacular movie comes out nearly every weekend. Here are some films that are sure to be up for a few nominations this February that you can still see in theaters.
Created by Steven Spielberg (who seems to make an Academy-baiting film nearly every year) and starring Daniel Day-Lewis of There Will Be Blood as well as Joseph Gordon-Levitt of Tumblr fame, this biopic follows Abraham Lincoln through the end of the Civil War. Biopics are notoriously popular at the Oscars (think all the ones about Queen Elizabeth, along with Julie and Julia and Hooper’s King’s Speech), and this one has been receiving Oscar hype since its announcement. Release date: November 16, 2012.
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School was set to start in only a few days, so I finally sat down to read the Iliad. I got through the first page before I dozed off, but chalked it up to not sleeping enough the night before and tried again the next day.
This time, I got distracted by the Weather Channel.
“It’s okay,” I convinced myself upon realizing that move-in was the next day and I still hadn’t gotten past Book Two, “I’ll have all of NSOP to catch up before classes start.”
A week later, I was sitting in my bed twenty minutes before my first Lit Hum class, desperately reading the Wikipedia article on the Iliad because I’d run out of time to read the Sparknotes. More »