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    Oscar Best Actress Race Far From Over: Halle Berry To Make A Run With 'Frankie & Alice'

    This year's Best Actress race is one of the most competitive in years. With no clear front runner and a number of fantastic performances throughout the year, this one remains the biggest wildcard on the ballot and the field will be bracing themselves as another strong competitor enters the fold.

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    Gregory Isaacs in "Rockers," "Land of Look Behind" and "Made in Jamaica"

    The great reggae singer Gregory Isaacs died today after a long battle with lung cancer. As per tradition, I'm going to use this moment to celebrate the deceased through his documentary appearances. Isaacs can be seen prominently in three films ("Rockers," "Land of Look Behind" and "Made in Jamaica"), and though one is not technically or completely non-fiction, it does somewhat fit the documentary tradition and format. This is his first, "Rockers," a 1978 musical from Ted Bafaloukos originally intended to be an actual doc about reggae. It has a plot, inspired by realist films like "Bicycle Thieves," and some bad acting, mostly from the non-non...

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    'Jackass 3.5' To Hit DVD & Digital In January

    While there was some brief talk for the leftover footage from the "Jackass 3D" shoot to be cobbled together for a quickie sequel to the box office hit, Paramount has decided to follow in the footsteps of "Jackass 2.5" and release the footage to DVD and online outlets.

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    BAFTA LA's Britannia Awards To Premiere on TV Guide Network, Fry Hosts

    I am so pleased that Stephen Fry will host the 19th annual British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles' (BAFTA LA) Britannia Awards on November 7. I follow him on Twitter and he is hilarious.

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    Ryan Reynolds Comedy 'Waiting....' To Become Half Hour Sitcom

    So, for the thirty-seven of you who might actually care, the 2005 Ryan Reynolds comedy "Waiting...." is being turned into half-hour television show by Comedy Central.

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    FNC '10 Reviews: 'The Strange Case Of Angelica,' 'La Quattro Volte' & 'Music From The Big House'

    The Fesitval Du Nouveau Cinema recently hit Montreal theaters providing a sample of films that have already done the Cannes/Venice/TIFF run as well a handful of world and Canadian premieres. While we didn't have time to catch as much as we would have liked, the festival allowed us to fill up a few s...

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    David Lynch's Top Five Films for AFI Fest 2010

    AFI Fest 2010's Guest Director, David Lynch, has chosen five films for his special sidebar program. Lynch graduated from AFI in 1970, and his first feature film, which was made while he was a Fellow at AFI's Center for Advanced Film Studies, Eraserhead, will also be screened. Lynch's five (fabulous,...

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    A Tribute to Fellini's La Dolce Vita

    The fifth Rome International Film Festival (October 28 to November 5) will mount a 50th anniversary tribute on October 30 to Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita with the premiere of the film's new digital restoration at the Sala Petrassi of the Auditorium Parco della Musica. The Film Foundation and Guc...

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    Confirmed: Jean-Luc Godard Has Better Things To Do, Won't Attend Ceremony For Honorary Oscar

    Not so much of a surprise. The Academy has officially confirmed that Jean-Luc Godard won't be attending the Governors Award to accept his honorary Oscar, capping off a particularly tragi-comic tale.

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