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    Happy 31st Birthday, Gael

    Just think, when I first started stalking you at film festivals, you were but 28 years old.

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    "Nine" Leads Indie Heavy Golden Satellite Nods

    Rob Marshall's "Nine" led the always interesting, occasionally non-sensical Golden Satellite nominations, which were announced this morning. The film took 11 nominations, including best picture (comedy or musical), best director, and acting nods for Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard and Penelope Cr...

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    Oscar Talk Episode Twelve: Nine, Invictus, The Lovely Bones

    In Contention's Kris Tapley and I have actually seen most of the Oscar movies now, and even though we're not supposed to write about all of them yet, we do talk about the sexy musical Nine, Clint Eastwood's Invictus and the mixed reaction to Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones. We also get into the ris...

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    Must-Sees: Red Cliff, Bad Lieutenant, The Blind Side

    All of a sudden, with the Thanksgiving Day weekend, there's more than enough good movies to see.

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    This American Thanksgiving,

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Superman Franchise on Hold

    Needed: A good Superman idea.

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    For Your Consideration: A Guide To The Oscar Precursors

    An eclectic batch of awards offer a considerable honor in their own right, the Oscar precursors are about to start coming at us fast and furious. Starting early next week with the Gotham Awards, Spirit Award nominations, and the National Board of Review winners, and continuing steadily for the foll...

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    Futures of Entertainment.

    I have had the pleasure of attending Futures of Entertainment, the MIT conference founded by Henry Jenkins's comparative media studies department, for the past two years. I found this year's program even more satisfying than the last one, which I wrote about in this hurried dispatch. There's something uniquely compelling about sitting in a room filled with academics and industry vets alike as they grapple with finding a common ground. As a movie guy, I was fascinated by the efforts of the team behind Purefold to create a transmedia storytelling experience out of Ridley Scott's Blade Runner universe, and my heart went out to the efforts of The...

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    Updated Oscar Predictions

    I figured with "The Lovely Bones" and "Brothers" looking more and more out of the picture, a pre-Thanksgiving, pre-precursor Oscar prediction update was in order...

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