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Poll: Face-Off: Summer Blockbusters vs. Winter Oscar-Hopefuls

When it's summertime in the northern hemisphere, you know it's time for big-ticket movies with huge budgets, huge stars, huge special effects, and huge hopes for blockbuster box-office results. During the winter, Hollywood puts on its earnest face and releases its "serious" films, hoping for attention, nominations, and wins from the Oscars, Golden Globes, and other awards ceremonies. Which type of movie, generally, do you prefer?

Feel free to discuss here.

Make Your Choice

  1. Vote!

    Captain America: Civil War (2016)

    Summer Blockbusters

    Other summer* blockbusters** include Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man (1, 2, and 3), Marvels' The Avengers, Thor, X-Men Originals: Wolverine, Kingdom of Heaven, Spider-Man, The Mummy, Gladiator, Twister, The Fifth Element, Lethal Weapon 3, and Top Gun.

    *Summer defined here not by the exact seasonal dates but May through July, generally ("cinematic summer"). **Not only actual blockbusters but movies that the studios hope will be box-office blockbusters.

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    The Revenant (2015)

    Winter Oscar Hopefuls

    Other winter* Oscar-hopeful** releases include Moonlight, Silence, The Hateful Eight, 12 Years a Slave, Her, Lincoln, Michael Clayton, No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood, Brokeback Mountain, Million Dollar Baby, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Magnolia, Erin Brockovich, Scent of a Woman, and Rain Man.

    *Winter defined here not by the exact seasonal dates but mid-November through January (in time for awards season); release dates for widest release in the U.S. **Not only Oscar winners and nominees but the kinds of films that awards ceremonies and major film festival tend to prefer.

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