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    Box Office: "Precious" Soars On Opening Night; Averages $32K

    Anyone skeptical of the box office power of Lee Daniels' "Precious: Based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire" should brace themselves. Last night, on 18 theaters in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Atlanta, the film took in $585,000, finding a first day average of $32,500, according to distributor L...

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  • THE BACK ROW MANIFESTO by Tom Hall
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    R.E.M. Live At The Olympia

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    Don't Open: Richard Kelly's "The Box"

    Take me seriously!Many reviews of The Box will start out like: “After the disastrous reception that greeted Southland Tales, director Richard Kelly...” This opening apologia acknowledges the massive blunder that was Southland (though there are still a handful of defenders), and opens up wiggle room to reinstate Kelly as a filmmaker worth watching, regardless of the relative quality of The Box itself. His intelligence and ambition—perhaps even “vision”—will be referenced, his genre-mashing sensibility lauded, and even if the film might be not be any good (more on that shortly), Richard Kelly himself will likely emerge unscathed to fight anothe...

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    my oscar picks, so far...

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    Oscar Watch: Up in the Air, Clooney, Streep Lead Gurus 'O Gold

    The Gurus 'O Gold jury of 14 Oscar prognosticators have weighed in on the top movies, actors and animated films so far in the Oscar race. Here's how it looks with at least four major movies (*) sight unseen. (BTW, I meant to include Up, which naturally leads the animation pack, in my top twelve.) G...

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    "The Cove" Leads Cinema Eye Honors Nominees

    Louie Psihoyos' "The Cove," received a record-tying seven Cinema Eye Honors nominations today when they were announced at the Sheffield International Documentary Festival in the UK. The film - about dolphin hunts in Japan - won dozens of prizes on the festival circuit this year, include Sundance's A...

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    Get Well, Rue

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    Austin Film Festival Names Award Winners

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    MoMA Screens "Best Films Not Screening"

    MoMA Screens "Best Films Not Screening"

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    For Your Consideration: Assessing The Major Oscar Categories

    What's been a slow awards season build since Toronto and Venice kicked things off two months ago is about to become an accelerated horserace. With Fox Searchlight's announcement yesterday that they were bumping up awards bait "Crazy Heart" for 2009 Oscar consideration, it's reasonable to believe tha...

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