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’12 Years a Slave’ Nominated for 9 Academy Awards

12 Years a Slave, a film adaptation directed by Steve McQueen, has earned nine academy Academy Award nominations. Thor actor Chris Hemsworth joined Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs to make the announcement this morning.

The movie, based on Solomon Northup’s 1853 memoir, stars British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor in the lead role. We’ve embedded the trailer above–what did you think of the film?

The movies recognized in the Best Picture category included a host of adapted books. Below, we’ve linked to free samples of books adapted into this year’s Best Picture-nominated films.

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New ‘Thor: The Dark World’ Trailer Released

Chris Hemsworth returns as Thor in the new trailer for Thor: The Dark World. The cast for the blockbuster comic book adaptation includes Natalie PortmanTom HiddlestonStellan SkarsgardIdris Elba and Anthony Hopkins.

Alan Taylor directed the film, a filmmaker who also directed six episodes of Game of Thrones for HBO. Here’s more about the movie, released October 30th:

In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

‘Mirror, Mirror’ Trailer Features Evil Queen Julia Roberts

Relativity Media has released the trailer for Mirror, Mirror, a “darkly comedic” film adaptation of the classic fairy tale Snow White. We’ve embedded the video above–what do you think?

Here’s more from Deadline: “Mirror Mirror, described as a comedy action adventure that stars Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, Julia Roberts, Nathan Lane and Sean Bean, will be released March 16, 2012. That puts it well ahead of Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman, which opens June 1 and looks more like The Lord of the Rings than a light fairy tale.”

Snow White and the Huntsman features Twilight‘s Kristen Stewart and Thor‘s Chris Hemsworth in the title roles. Follow this link to watch the trailer for that film. As we previously noted, Oscar winner Charlize Theron plays the Evil Queen.

The Avengers Trailer Released

The first official trailer for Marvel’s The Avengers has arrived. What do you think?

Directed by Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon, the star-studded cast includes Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Chris Evans as Captain America, , Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Chris Hemsworth as Thor.

The Huffington Post talked to Evans about the film. He explained: “It’s not easy trying to bring all those characters together and find a story, but the best thing about Joss is that Joss is a fan, Joss is a comic book guy … the people I am trying to please is Joss. Joss is one of those dudes. And if Joss is happy with the dialog, if Joss is happy with the wardrobe, if Joss is happy, then I’m happy. Because he’s Comic-Con, he’s one of these dudes who would be in the audience geeking out, so if he’s happy, I’m happy.”