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    Sundance 2012 - Fox Searchlight Acquires "Beasts Of The Southern Wild"

    I believe this is the first *black film* to be picked up at the festival this year, and it's not much of a surprise, given all the hype since its premiere last week.

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    But Does Anyone Really Care About The Oscars?

    I mean that. Does anyone really care anymore about them? And I'm not just talking about black people. I mean ANYONE? Black, white, male, female, gay, straight, Christian, Jew, Muslim. Anyone who thinks that the Oscars are still that important, raise your hands.

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    Oscar Welcomes Newcomers

    Oscar voters always have some surprises up their collective sleeve, and today was no exception. The actors’ branch is especially welcoming to new talent, as witness the nominations of first-timers Demián Bichir, Rooney Mara, Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, Octavia Spencer, J...

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  • The Playlist
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    Joe Carnahan Wants Liam Neeson To Play Blake Morrow In 'Nemesis'; Old 'Dark Knight Rises' Rumor Gains New Heat

    To call Oscar winner Liam Neeson's recent surge of genre material something new would be to forget that many years ago, he starred in Sam Raimi's "Darkman" as the titular hero, and also suited up for George Lucas' "Star Wars" prequel trilogy. The only thing that has c...

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    Sony Pictures Classics Buys 'Celeste & Jesse Forever'

    Sony Pictures Classics has announced that they’ve bought the North American, Latin American and Eastern European rights to 'Celeste & Jesse Forever.' Directed by Lee Toland Krieger ("The Vicious Kind") and starring Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg, Emma Roberts and Elijah...

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    Video: The Hilarious Q&A At The Sundance Premiere of the Pretty Amazing "Bachelorette"

    It's not going to be for everyone, but I really got into Leslye Headland's "Bachelorette" at last night's premiere.  A sort of "Bridesmaids" meets "Mean Girls" by way of John Hughes, its darker and more cynical than I expected (though honestly my maj...

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    Video: Julie Delpy and Chris Rock Being Ridiculously Charming at the "2 Days In New York" Sundance Premiere

    Julie Delpy and Chris Rock at the Q&A following the Sundance premiere of "2 Days in New York," doing what they do best.

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  • Press Play
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    2012 OSCAR NOMINATIONS: Open Thread

    The 2012 Oscar nominations were announced this morning. Albert Brooks, Steven Spielberg and a lot of other expected nominees were snubbed. There were surprises in other categories, though: Demián Bichir as Best Actor for A Better Life, Rooney Mara as Best Actress for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,...

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    The Oscar Noms: It Sucks to Be a Female Filmmaker Part 2

    This is an up and down day as you will see from the posts on the site. The Academy Award nominations have been released and while there are many great women nominated in a variety of categories, at the top level- best picture and best director - women are missing.

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    Director Jamie Travis Confirms Focus Features' Buy of Sundance Comedy 'For A Good Time, Call..."

    First-time feature director Jamie Travis confirmed the sale via Twitter.

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