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    Directors Guild Reveals Five Male Front-Runners, Skips Women

    If there was any doubt as to which films were the front-runners in the Oscar race, they were quelled by the Directors Guild announcement of their nominees. The DGA tends to match Oscar nominations four for five. A movie almost never wins best picture without a DGA nomination, and the DGA winner has...

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    Fincher, Nolan, Aronofsky, Hooper & Russell Get DGA Noms

    Are we looking at the Oscar five? The Director's Guild of America has selected their five nominees and if history repeats itself from last year, these will be your five Oscar nominees (last year Kathryn Bigelow took home both awards).

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    Animation Marvels—In Print And On DVD

    A spectacular new book about Ray Harryhausen is cause for celebration—but more about that later. The estimable Mr. H was inspired to pursue his art, and craft, by the films he saw as a boy, especially The Lost World (1925) and King Kong (1933). But the man who created the stunning animation in those films, Willis O’Brien, wasn’t the only person experimenting with the wonders of stop-motion. Steve Stanchfield, Stewart McKissick and Ken Priebe at Thunderbean Animation have compiled a dizzying DVD collection of rare short subjects appropriately titled Stop-Motion Marvels! and it’s a must for anyone interested in this f...

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    Directors Guild Announces 2010 Award Nominees

    The Directors Guild of America have announced the nominations for their 63rd annual awards. The lineup consisted of the expected four - "The Social Network"'s David Fincher, "Inception"'s Christopher Nolan, "Black Swan"'s Darren Aronofsky and "The King's Speech"'s Tom Hooper - with "The Fighter"'s...

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    Michael Gondry Says Nic Cage Wanted To Play 'The Green Hornet' Villain With A Jamaican Accent

    Director Says He Was "Relieved" When Cage No Longer Wanted The RoleAt one time, "The Green Hornet" looked very different. Seth Rogen was still on board in the lead, crime-fighting role but Stephen Chow, the star of "Kung Fu Hustle" was signed up to direct and play Kato and Nicolas Cage was in talks ...

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    Ivan Reitman Says Online Rumors About 'Ghostbusters 3' Are Wrong; Bill Murray Hasn't Read The Script

    Says This One May Be The Best One Of The Series; Has Parts For All The Original Characters Plus New Ones"There is almost nothing that is accurate online about that film." So says director Ivan Reitman who answered some questions about the long gestating sequel, "Ghostbusters 3," while doing press ro...

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    Oscar Watch: Peru - Undertow (Contracorriente), directed by Javier Fuentes-León

    Then there is Contracorriente from Peru. After its great success at San Sebastian, Sundance, and LALIFF, this great film is receiving good solid distribution from Wolfe Releasing and The Film Collaborative and good solid international representation from Shoreline. This is one of the most beautifu...

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    New Photos: Kevin Macdonald's 'The Eagle' Starring Channing Tatum & Jamie Bell

    Plus Two Television Spots From The FilmWith its release finally around the corner after being pushed back from a previously scheduled September bow, a batch of new photos and television spots have been unveiled for Kevin Macdonald's Roman epic "The Eagle" including new looks at Channing Tatum, Jamie...

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    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | "Higher Ground" Director Vera Farmiga

    Charting one woman’s spiritual journey through life while exploring and embracing her own humanity, "Higher Ground" is that rare film that is rich in ideas but also charged with emotion.

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    Five New Albums Worth Your Dime

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