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Sean P. Means
Sean is the movie critic and columnist for The Salt Lake Tribune. Follow him on Twitter @moviecricket.

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This film publicity image released by Fox Searchlight shows, Michael Fassbender, from left, Lupita Nyong'o and Chiwetel Ejiofor in a scene from "12 Years A Slave." The film, by director Steve McQueen, is being hailed a masterpiece and a certain Oscar heavyweight. (AP Photo/Fox Searchlight Films, Francois Duhamel)
The Cricket’s Daily 3: The Pope wins, Snowden loses

Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture:

• Pope Francis is Time magazine’s Person of the Year — though some wonder why NSA leaker Edward Snowden didn’t get the title. (On the upside, Snowden probably already knew who won, and had time to prepare.) Time.com" target="_blank">[Time.com, The Huffington Post]

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• The Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations were announced this morning. The top movie honor, for best cast of a motion picture, will be fought over by "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle," "August: Osage County," "Dallas Buyers Club" and "Lee Daniels’ The Butler." [Variety]

• Get out your croquet mallets: A musical version of "Heathers" will open off-Broadway in March. [The New York Times]



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