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    Guy Pearce Says It Was A "Joke" That 'L.A. Confidential' Lost Best Picture To 'Titanic'

    Also Says He Was Offered 'Daredevil' & Was In Early Talks For Henri Ducard In 'Batman Begins'Perhaps taking a page from Charlie Sheen, in an interview with Vulture on the eve of the Oscars, Guy Pearce -- who stars in the frontrunning picture "The King's Speech" -- has decided to drop some truth bomb...

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    Mark Your Ballots: Anne Thompson Predicts Oscar Winners

    The Oscar polls closed on Tuesday at 5 PM. No more campaigning, lobbying or pitches for attention will make a difference now. It's all in the hands of the PriceWaterhousecooper counters, and will be revealed Sunday. Meanwhile the rest of us want to win our respective Oscar pools. This year, I must w...

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    The Oscar Show: When to Watch, When to Take a Bathroom Break

    Even when the hosts are unpredictable - James Franco is an original; Anne Hathaway not so much, but she can be surprising – the Oscar show follows a predictable pattern. There’s a very funny opening routine, some early awards excitement, then a slog as people you don’t care about thank their agen...

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    The Oscar-Winning Boston Movie: Trailer of Cliches

    Just what you've all been waiting for: All of the Boston Oscar movie cliches in one super Bostony trailer:

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    Poster of the Week

    Apparently designed at the high point of Scott Glenn's bid for action-movie immortality (yes... Scott Glenn), this perfunctorily illustrated one-sheet for a forgotten John Frankenheimer film from the Reagan era is clearly meant to pay tribute to the Right Stuff actor's seal-smooth biceps and politel...

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    Kate Mara & Treat Williams Join Eric Bana & Olivia Wilde In 'Blackbird' (aka 'Kin')

    Sissy Spacek & Kris Kristofferson Round Out The CastVariety reports that Kate Mara and Treat Williams, who both featured in Danny Boyle's "127 Hours" but didn't share any screen time, are set to reunite and actually appear at the same time on screen in the upcoming crime thriller "Blackbird" starrin...

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    "Heartbeats" is Compulsory Hipster Viewing

    That’s right, every hipster should see “Heartbeats”. Nay, everyone under the age of 35 should see this movie. If you get a discount at the opera for not being middle-aged, you need to take the time out of your busy and possibly ironic life and go buy a ticket to this wonderful piece of high French C...

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    Korean American Film Festival Unveils Fifth Anniversary Lineup

    The Korean American Film Festival (KAFFNY) has released the lineup for its fifth anniversary showcase of feature-length and short films by Korean, Korean-American and international filmmakers.

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    New Poster For James Gunn's 'Super'

    James Gunn‘s superhero parody, the appropriately titled “Super,” premiered last year at TIFF where it received some strong reviews and landed a distribution deal with IFC. We missed it at the fest but we've liked what we've seen so far and it looks like the first film in a while that will nail a ver...

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    Google Changes Algorithm to Block Low-Quality Content Farms

    Applaud Google for doing the right thing in the fight against low-quality content farms. Google has announced that it has altered its search algorithms (stateside for starters) to favor high quality content. They explain here:Many of the changes we make are so subtle that very few people notice them. But in the last day or so we launched a pretty big algorithmic improvement to our ranking—a change that noticeably impacts 11.8% of our queries—and we wanted to let people know what’s going on. This update is designed to reduce rankings for low-quality sites—sites which are low-value add for users, copy content from other websites or sites that a...

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