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Watch out, San Francisco! After 60 years, Godzilla is finally coming for a visit.

Watch out, San Francisco! After 60 years, Godzilla is finally coming for a visit.

The nominees for best picture.

Updating winners list is here: http://usat.ly/1fBeSsJ

The nominees for best picture.

Updating winners list is here: http://usat.ly/1fBeSsJ

The Academy is honoring the 75th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz.”

The Academy is honoring the 75th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz.”

Still excited about the Oscar for “Frozen.”

Still excited about the Oscar for “Frozen.”

The nine Oscar nominees for best picture in nine GIFs.

And the nominees are …

USA TODAY Life has full coverage of the Oscar nominations. Was your favorite film of 2013 nominated? Or maybe it didn’t make the cut. 

(Photos: Francois Duhamel; AP; Warner Bros; The Weinstein Company; Columbia Pictures; Focus Features and Paramount Pictures)

And the nominees are …

USA TODAY Life has full coverage of the Oscar nominations. Was your favorite film of 2013 nominated? Or maybe it didn’t make the cut.

(Photos: Francois Duhamel; AP; Warner Bros; The Weinstein Company; Columbia Pictures; Focus Features and Paramount Pictures)

Swedish movie theaters introduce new rating to highlight gender bias

Four Swedish movie theaters have launched a new feminist rating based on the Bechdel test, in which two named female characters must talk to each other about something other than a man to pass. 

"The entire ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, all ‘Star Wars’ movies, ‘The Social Network,’ ‘Pulp Fiction’ and all but one of the ‘Harry Potter’ movies fail this test," said Ellen Tejle, the director of Bio Rio, an art-house movie theater in Stockholm’s trendy Sodermalm district.

'Salinger' book and film are a new page in author's story

For the first two years that he pursued a film and book biography of J.D. Salinger, Shane Salerno could measure progress by how quickly someone slammed the door in his face.

It typically happened the moment he said the word “Salinger” to friends of the notoriously press-shy author. “They loved him and wanted to protect him,” Salerno says.

"Usually, they slammed before I got to my last name. But over time, I was able to say my whole name before they said no."

After nine years of coaxing and digging, though, Salerno managed more than 100 interviews with Salinger’s friends, war buddies and zealous fans, all of whom form the fulcrum of Salinger, a biography and accompanying documentary about the author of “The Catcher in the Rye.” The book hits shelves Sept. 3, followed three days later by the film.

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Oh, Morgan Freeman

Being a movie star may seem glamorous, until you see this interview Michael Caine, 80, and Morgan Freeman, 75, gave to a Seattle-Tacoma TV station, Q13, on Wednesday.

When the camera came back from showing a clip, his head was drooping way down on his chest. Freeman woke to nod now and then. And when answered the question: “What the key to being a great narrator?” He responded with, “Uh, probably just being a good reader.”

The last part is the best.