'American Hustle' is the New 'Argo,' and More Ways This Year's Oscar Nominees Are Just Like Last Year's

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A flashy, star-studded, '70s-set based-off-a-true-story dramedy, made by one of Hollywood's most exciting new directors. Does that sentence describe American Hustle , one of this year's biggest Oscar-nominated films, or Argo, last year's winner for Best Picture? Actually, it's both. The two movies may have very different plots, but in terms of style, setting, and more, they're practically identical.

If the similarities between Hustle and Argo seem odd, they shouldn't, because the two films are just one example of how this year's crop of Oscar-nominated movies is an exact replica of last year's. Get ready for some serious déjà vu.

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