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If Facebook Ruled the Oscars, Captain Phillips Would Win | Captain Phillips, Tom Hanks

If Facebook Ruled the Oscars, Captain Phillips Would Win

Originally posted 03/02/2014 07:30PM

When it comes to 2014's Best Picture nominees, each region has its own taste: New Jersey prefers Wolf of Wall Street, Dallas loves its Buyers Club and the Midwest can't get enough Captain Phillips.

That's the lesson from Facebook's map of trending Best Picture films. The social network's analytics team measured Facebook mentions of all nine Best Picture nominees during the week before the Oscars and found that five films stood out: 12 Years a Slave, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, The Wolf of Wall Street and American Hustle.

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Jay-Z Breaks Twitter, Puppy Kisses and More of the Most Important Things on the Internet (This Week)

Jay-Z Breaks Twitter and More of the Most Important Things on the Internet

Originally posted 07/14/2013 07:55AM

The Internet said "Hola, Hovito" this week, when Jay-Z popped on Twitter for an impromptu question-and-answer session with fans. And while Jigga was shooting off 140 characters of wisdom, Justin Bieber was ruining a janitor's day, Game of Thrones actor Jack Gleeson proved that he really isn't anything like his insufferable, face-punchable character Joffrey and even more happened online.

Read on to see what the Internet had to offer this week.

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See It or Skip It: The Lowdown on Johnny Depp and The Lone Ranger

See This, Skip That: From The Lone Ranger to Despicable Me 2

Originally posted 07/05/2013 05:00PM

Skip The Lone Ranger like a stone on a lake, says PEOPLE's movie critic.

But Despicable Me and The Way Way Back are definitely worth diving into this the holiday weekend.

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