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    5 Ways To Make Next Year's Oscars Better Than The 2013 Ceremony

    The Oscar show always seems to be a mix of time honored tradition and off-the-wall experimentation (remember that Cirque Du Soleil thing last year? Pharrell playing in the balcony of the Dolby Theater?) and 2013 was no different. While the Academy tried to court younger viewers by choosing "Family G...

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    Critic's Notebook: Why 'Easy Rider' Still Matters 45 Years Later

    On Feb. 23, 1968 -- almost exactly 45 years ago -- in the midst of the Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans, Dennis Hopper began shooting a low-budget film about two drug-dealing bikers who hit the road for the Big Easy and take an acid trip.

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    Trailers from Hell: Chris Wilkinson on James L. Brooks' 'As Good as It Gets'

    Valentine's Heartbreakers! week concludes at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Chris Wilkinson introducing James L. Brooks' "As Good as It Gets," starring Helen Hunt and Jack Nicholson, who both won Oscars for their lead performances; Greg Kinnear was nominated for his Best Supporting turn.

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    Jack Nicholson Reigns on Sony Movie Channel Oscar Night and Month of February, Retrospective Includes 'Chinatown,' 'Five Easy Pieces' and More

    The Sony Movie Channel is celebrating the early films of Jack Nicholson throughout February as part of its Friday Features showcase. Eight films are included in the Nicholson salute, including "Easy Rider," "Five Easy Pieces," "Drive He Said," "The King of Marvin Gardens," "A Safe Place," "Chinatown...

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    You Should Read the New Issue of Playboy For the (Film) Articles

    It features terrific interviews and several superb appreciations of a movie icon. What's that? Oh yes, and pictures, or whatever.

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    Warren Beatty's Howard Hughes Project With Jack Nicholson, Annette Bening & Owen Wilson Still In The Works

    Not seen on the big screen since 2001's "Town & Country," and not having directed a movie since 1998's "Bulworth," any Warren Beatty news is cause for curiosity -- though optimism is something that you'll likely want to keep on hold. Remember last year when it loo...

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    Jack Nicholson Sought To Play Robert Downey Jr.'s Dad In 'The Judge'

    Between comic book movies, tentpole blockbusters, and big name comedies, it's easy to forget that Robert Downey Jr. has other projects that don't have the Marvel stamp, require him to bromance with Jude Law, or laugh it up with Todd Phillips. And one of those gigs is "The Judge,&qu...

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    “KING OF MARVIN GARDENS” Returns

    As the New York Film Festival prepares to celebrate its 50th year, I am reminded of screenings I attended (of movies old and new) when I was a teenager. In 1965 I was present for a Buster Keaton tribute that included his inscrutable Samuel Beckett short 'Film',

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    New And Notable Film Books

    Books continue coming in at a faster pace than I can possibly keep up with and it’s been a while since I did a survey. Here are some of the recent titles that pique my interest. Remember, these are not critiques, but descriptions based on a quick once-over. I hope to print full-fledged reviews, on a...

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    VIDEO ESSAY: CRUEL SUMMER: BATMAN (1989)

    Tim Burton’s "Batman" was a game-changer for summer blockbusters.

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