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    At the Critics' Choice Awards: Winners Are Social Network, Inception, Firth, Portman, Leo, Bale

    Paramount had a good night at the Broadcast Film Critics Associations's Critic's Choice Awards Friday night, winning three prizes for The Fighter, including best ensemble, supporting actress (Melissa Leo) and supporting actor (Christian Bale), a young actress award for Hailee Steinfeld fo...

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    Criterion April Titles Announced: 'White Material,' 'Blow Out' & 'Kes' (Oh My!)

    'Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas,' 'Le Cercle Rouge' & 'Sweetie' Go BluYesterday, Criterion announced their stellar April line-up of DVDs and high-definition Blu-rays. We can't say there were too many surprises in the announcement, but they are all really, really great.

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    "The Social Network," "Inception" Lead Critics Choice Award Winners

    David Fincher's "The Social Network" topped the generally predictable winners of the 16th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards, handed out this evening by the Broadcast Film Critics Association. The film - which details the origins of Facebook - took awards for best picture, best director, best adapt...

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    J.J. Abrams Says Paramount Already Asking For 'Star Trek 2' To Be In 3D

    Will Decide On Whether Or Not He Directs Once He Gets A ScriptWhile there is some hand-wringing going on in the industry about whether or not oversaturating the market with (shitty) 3D movies will kill interest in the format with audiences, let's not kid ourselves. Hollywood loves 3D. It's a shiny new spectacle that gets asses into seats, and it may even help with with dwindling home video sales, providing a pretty compelling reason for those who are not yet Blu-ray converts to make the switch to the only home video format that supports three dimensions. However, despite the lemming like attitude by most directors to run to the latest gizmo, ...

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    'Alien' Prequel Now Titled 'Prometheus,' Set For March 9, 2012, Noomi Rapace To Star

    Angelina Jolie & Charlize Theron Circling Supporting Roles, Picture Morphs From Prequel To Something "More Original"How's this for a MLK holiday weekend bit of news? Ridley Scott's "Alien" prequel is now titled "Prometheus." Noomi Rapace is starring. It's comes out March 9, 2012. Whoa. More than tha...

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    Oscar Talk: Golden Globes Weekend, Top Tens, The Fighter's Supporting Actress Split

    During this week's Oscar Talk, Kris Tapley and I talk the packed awards weekend with Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards, the DGA and ACE nominations, Armond White vs. Darren Aronofsky, Oscar Top Ten possible surprises and The Fighter's rival supporting actress contenders, Amy Adams and Melissa ...

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    Full Frame Announces First 2011 Programming

    The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has begun preparations for its 14th annual event, announcing that "Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work" directors Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg will receive the fest's 2011 Career Award and also present the U.S. premiere of their new film, "Burma Soldier."

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    First Look At 'Tower Heist' With Ben Stiller; New Look At 'The Hangover 2'

    New Pics Of 'Red Riding Hood' & 'Sucker Punch' TooThis week seems to be bringing us a bounty of first looks with "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" and "Spider-Man" earning much buzz over the past couple of days. But it doesn't end there as in the pages of the latest Entertainment Weekly, some new pi...

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    Watch: Trailer For Gregg Araki's Trippy 'Kaboom'

    When we saw Gregg Araki's "Kaboom" at TIFF we said that it was like "Saved By The Bell" meets "Lost Highway" on ecstasy. Sounds fucking great, right? Well, not really.

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    LA Film Critics Award-Winner Mazursky Talks Career, Kubrick, Tempest, Hollywood

    Paul Mazursky, 80, has always been a one-of-a-kind Hollywood filmmaker. He started out as an actor, wrote (often with a partner), directed and produced his films, and he hasn't stopped. He directed a 2006 documentary about a meeting of Hassidic Jews in the Ukraine (Yippee), directs theater and is pr...

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