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    Trailers from Hell: Marshall Harvey on Albert Brooks' Otherworldly Limbo Dramedy 'Defending Your Life'

    To Live and Shake and Die in LA! concludes at Trailers from Hell, with editor Marshall Harvey introducing Albert Brooks' "Defending Your Life," starring Meryl Streep and Brooks.

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    Pic of the Day: Emma Thompson Continues Her Campaign Against Heels

    The wonderfully outspoken actress and screenwriter hasn't let her less-than-ideal award season get her down. She's even made headlines with her newest campaign -- against high heels.

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    Harvey Weinstein Planning 'The Senator's Wife,' An Anti-NRA, 'Mr. Smith Goes To Washington'-Style Film With Meryl Streep

    While Harvey Weinstein didn't have such a great morning today, with rising producer Megan Ellison roundly trouncing the awards season veteran with her movies tallying 17 nominations, he's still likely pleased that the reliable Meryl Streep was once again given a nod, this time for her work in his "A...

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    'Her' In, Redford Out: Best and Worst of the Oscar Nominations

    Let's start by stipulating that the Oscars have little or nothing to do with art or even how good a film is. Like any political contest, movie awards are about money and campaigning and popularity and image -- so if a good idea or vision sneaks in, what luck!

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    The Big O: And the Oscars' Winning (and Losing) Female Nominees Are...

    The 86th Academy Award nominations did the hustle big time for "American Hustle," with 10 nominations. From our female perspective, it's terrific that both Amy Adams, with her first lead nod following four supporting tries, and supporting candidate Jennifer Lawrence are in the running in the acting ...

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    Meryl Streep's Comments Belie More Than Ignorance of Walt Disney

    The now-infamous comments by Meryl Streep last Tuesday at the National Board of Review regarding Walt Disney set in motion a flurry of corrections from sources who knew Walt personally. Beyond that, her remarks displayed a shocking aversion to simple fact-checking that anybody familiar with Google c...

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    Why Amy Poehler and Tina Fey Should Host the Golden Globes Forever

    Poehler and Fey used their moment in the spotlight to remind us and their industry colleagues that even though there were a lot of women in the room, there are still monumental inequities in the way women are treated in Hollywood.

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    The Big O: Will the Academy's Love of Female Ensembles Help August: Osage County?

    "August: Osage County" is a prime example of an ensemble cast where the female characters monopolize the goings-on, an Oscar-friendly staple that has been regaining favor of late among voters after 2009's "Precious" and 2011's "The Help" became best-picture contenders.

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    Meryl Streep and Emma Thompson's Feminist Love Fest

    Meryl Streep outed herself as Emma Thompson's biggest fan by celebrating her for being "a rabid, man eating feminist, like I am."

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    Meryl Streep Disses Walt Disney, Emma Thompson Disses Perms at National Board of Review Dinner

    The National Board of Review dinner on January 7 reportedly took a nine-minute detour from its regularly scheduled programming when presenter Meryl Streep launched into a lengthy introduction of her pal, "Saving Mr. Banks" star Emma Thompson, which covered everything from Walt Disney's not so spotle...

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