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    Weekend B.O. Feb. 24-26 (TP Falls Short)

    Tyler Perry lovers were certain that Good Deeds would be No. .1 this weekend, while haters prayed that he would flop. The answer ths weekend is that nether happened. 

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    Final 2012 Oscar Predictions, For Whatever They're Worth

    In less than 24 hours, it will all be over. The 84th Academy Awards will be a memory and anyone with a vested interest in the award season will  breathe a sigh of relief. Somehow, the 2011-12 awards season seems poised to exceed its predecessor as the most boring, predictable and unrepresentati...

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    Join The S&A Podcast Today At 4:00pm/ET! How Can Viola Davis + Octavia Spencer Avoid The Oscar Curse?

    The Academy Awards airs today and the S&A crew plan to examine if winning the coveted Oscar truly helps, or hinders, black actors and actresses.  It's an exciting topic that we'd love to get your two cents on so call us today at (347) 215 - 8777.

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    Independent Spirit Awards '12: "Pariah" Wins John Cassavetes Award; "The Interrupters" Wins Best Documentary

    Last night, Dee Rees' Pariah was the winner of the prestigious John Cassavetes award for Best Film! The documentary The Interrupters won the award for Best Documentary.

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    Best Ways To Watch The Oscars

    If you’re a fan of Billy Crystal and nostalgia (they sort of go together, don’t they?) tonight’s Academy Awards show has your name on it. But if, like many more of us, the throwback to Oscar hosts past and the presumed dominance of The Artist sounds like a snooze, here are some way...

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    OSCARS DEATH RACE: Surveying the race for Best Picture

    NYMag's David Edelstein posits that "The Artist" is a lock for the gold on Sunday, and I don't disagree, with the conclusion or the reasoning. It's a weird year for the Best Pic slate, with a lot of seriously-flawed-at-best material; it might come down to the least of nine evils.

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    OSCARS DEATH RACE: Surveying the race for Best Director and Cinematography

    Perhaps I should have given each of these categories its own piece, but I don't think you can separate them, and also, we're running out of time here. Let's take cinematography first.

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    Do the Spirit Awards Still Suck?

    In 2006, I wrote a post called "Why the Spirit Awards Suck," which criticized the indie awards event mainly for giving into glossy pressures and doing nothing to distinguish itself from its big brother AMPAS's Oscar ceremony the following day. "My apologies to everyone who enjo...

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    'The Artist' Sweeps Spirit Awards Taking Best Picture, Director, Actor & Cinematography

    The awards season train continues for "The Artist," and while in years past the Spirit Awards have tended to honor edgier or more decidedly independent fare, this year it looks like even they have the fever for the silent movie sensation. Taking home the big prizes for Best Picture, Best D...

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    Live Backstage at the 2012 Indie Spirit Awards: 'The Artist' Dominates; Williams No Longer 'Susan Lucci' of Spirit Awards

    TOH! is live backstage at the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards. Check back for updates as the winners accept their awards and meet the press.

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