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    The Amazing Race: AMPAS Shake Up Oscar Race; Between 5 And 10 Films Will Get Best Pic Noms

    Movies Must Get More Than 5% Of Vote To QualifyThe decision, starting with the 2010 ceremony, to nominate ten films for Best Picture at the Academy Awards was, while not unprecedented, one of the biggest shake-ups in the 80+ years of the Oscars. Widely believed to be driven by plummeting ratings, and the failure of Christopher Nolan's critically praised superhero megahit "The Dark Knight" to pick up a nomination in 2009, the move widened the field, seeing both blockbusters and small indie films sneak in to the final selection. While ratings have picked up, particularly thanks to one of the biggest-grossing awards fields in recent memory this ...

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    New On DVD Today - "Mooz-lum," "Battle: Los Angeles," & "Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son"

    Out on DVD today, June 14th, 2011… my recommendations above should be quite clear :)

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    David O. Russell Working On Action-Drama With Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura Called 'The Mission'

    Also Circling Disney's 'Maleficient'; Director Confirms He's Been Talking To Angelina Jolie, Plus Robert De Niro For 'The Silver Linings Playbook'Update: Ahh, so this is the one of the "several projects" that David O. Russell was talking to Angelina Jolie about. According to THR, now that Tim Burton...

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    Exclusive: Derek Luke Talks About Spirituality, Jack Johnson and His New Role On "Hawthorne"

    If you haven't noticed by now, based on the media blitz, Hawthorne (starring Jada Pinkett-Smith as Christina Hawthorne) returns tonight on TNT and this season will bring some real sizzle to the show.

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    Who's Up For A "Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air" Reunion?

    "I still keep in touch with Will and it would be great to work with him again... The whole cast including Will just talked about doing a reunion. I think everyone would be into it it just depends on everyone’s schedule. I was on the show for six years from beginning to end, so having a reunion would...

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    Anna Kendrick To Go On Duty With Cop Drama 'End Of Watch'

    Natalie Martinez Also Joins The CastDavid Ayer has found a very comfortable and kind of boring niche: cop dramas. Having penned "Training Day," "Dark Blue" and "S.W.A.T." as well as directed "Harsh Times" and "Street Kings" his oeuvre is somewhat...predictable. So while we're kind of excited his nex...

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    Listen To Samuel L. Jackson Read "Go The Fuck To Sleep"

    My favourite story from a very busy news day over at indieWIRE was news that Werner Herzog has lent his voice to Adam Mansbach and Ricardo Cortés’ infamous children’s book "Go the F**k to Sleep", and that his reading will debut tonight at the New York Public Library. If you can't make it, you can ta...

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    Watch: Full Length Trailer For 'Our Idiot Brother' Promises Dumb Funny Laughs

    On paper, there is no reason us not to like "Our Idiot Brother." The cast is stacked with actors we really like -- Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Rashida Jones, Emily Mortimer, Adam Scott, Steve Coogan, T.J. Miller, Kathryn Hahn, Hugh Dancy and Janet Montgomery -- and seems tailor made...

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    Watch: Halle Berry Made A Shark Attack Movie Called 'Dark Tide,' Here Is The Awful Trailer

    Remember way, way back in 2009 when Halle Berry signed on to make a shark attack movie called "Dark Tide"? No? Well, we didn't remember either but not only is it in the can, there is now a trailer (two years later which always spells the mark of a hit film, right?)

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    Ben Affleck To Pull A 'Blue Valentine,' Will Make Cast Of 'Argo' Live Like Hostages For Two Weeks

    The story goes something like this: Derek Cianfrance had Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams live together -- buy groceries, pay bills etc -- during the shoot of "Blue Valentine," filming all the "in love" stuff first before taking a quick break, and then lensing all the heartbreak after. The results...

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