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    Ten Semi-Finalists for mtvU Oscar Correspondence Contest

    The Academy/mtvU OSCARS® Correspondent Contest has named ten semi-finalist college journalism teams, based on creativity, originality and compelling their submitted video material. They are competing for a spot on the red carpet at the 83rd Academy Awards this January.

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    Gender Watch: Uphill Battle for Heroines in the Marketplace, From True Grit to Sucker Punch

    It's an uphill battle for teenage movie heroines these days, writes LAT's Rebecca Keegan, who argues that female protagonists traditionally "alienate" male audiences. But things are looking up with True Grit's Hailee Steinfeld and Jennifer Lawrence in Winter's Bone. They are:"…the product of a film ...

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    John Michael Higgins Joins Cameron Crowe's 'We Bought A Zoo' With Matt Damon

    "Hey, it's that guy!" and totally hilarious comic character actor John Michael Higgins has joined the already very strong cast for Cameron Crowe's forthcoming dramedy "We Bought a Zoo."

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    Exclusive: Listen To Sun Araw's Neil Young Cover 'Thrasher' From Sundance Film 'The Woods'

    Soundtrack Features Songs From Dirty Projectors, Indian Jewelery, Ananda Shankar & MoreSundance kicks off next week and one of the many films vying for attention in theaters of Park City will be Matthew Lessner's debut feature "The Woods." For the indie minded folk out there, you might have Lessner's work if you managed to catch a look at this 2005 short film "Darling Darling" with Michael Cera or one of the handful of music videos he's directed for the likes of The Raveonettes, Dirty Projectors and Le Loup. At any rate, even if you haven't, Lessner's film will be arriving at the Sundance Film Festival with a story no one else will be able to...

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    The Originals: "The Green Hornet" Serials

    I've been watching the old "Green Hornet" serial films from 1940 and am quite addicted midway through, though in time I could see myself getting tired of the basic formula repeated in each episode. Good thing there are only 13 chapters to the first run, I guess. The dialogue was initially way too expository, horrible yet understandable coming from a radio serial source, in which verbal exposition is more necessary than it is in cinema. But as is the case with any serial, good or bad, "The Green Hornet" easily hooks you as long as you stick with each part until the explosive cliffhanger. However, this is why even at only 20-21 minutes, the fil...

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    It's The End of the World As We Know It?

    Is this "aflockalypse" inappropriate and traffic/ratings-boosting fear mongering on behalf of the media, or a serious cause for concern? Cause I'm genuinely considering quitting my job and drain my "savings" into excessive partying, purchasing canned goods, and undergoing fitness programs so I can d...

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    Big Screen | This Week's Top 5: From "Barney" To Skarsgård To "The Green Hornet"

    Each week indieWIRE offers five recommendations for theatrical viewing, tackling new releases, film festivals, curated series and events. This week, some expanding December releases, Richard J. Lewis's "Barney's Version," and the curious case of "The Green Hornet" top the list.

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    Films in Progress: The Loving Story

    Now and then I’ll give you a peek at a film in progress – something that doesn’t come with major hype – and keep you posted when it turns up on screen. Here’s a look at The Loving Story, a beautifully made, nearly finished documentary about Mildred and Richard Loving, the interracial couple who were...

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    Vera Farmiga, Keri Russell, Minnie Driver & Will Arnett Join David Duchovny In 'Goats'

    This indie project has been kicking around for a while, and was first announced almost exactly a year ago with a cast made up of David Duchovny, Robin Wright, Josh Brolin, Hopper Penn, Jason Schwartzman and Robert Schwartzman. Well, the film "Goats" is now finally ready to move forward in front of c...

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    Evan Goldberg On Stephen Chow & The Early 'Green Hornet' Collab: "He Wanted Utter Control"

    'Hornet' Co-Writer Defends 3D Conversion"Green Hornet" hits theaters this weekend, Friday January 14, so we thought we'd re-run some great interviews we conducted with writer Evan Goldberg ("Superbad," "Pineapple Express") last year.

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