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    Oscar Watch: Which Pictures Get Box Office Boosts From Nominations?

    Post-Oscar nominations, many distribs are pushing their Academy Award contenders into wider release. Anthony D'Alessandro looks at the numbers behind the Oscar Factor: Despite the onslaught of wide-audience rom-coms and horror-thrillers over the next month, winter is prime season for Oscar contender...

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    "King's Speech"'s Tom Hooper Takes DGA Award

    The Directors Guild of America have announced their annual awards, with "The King's Speech"'s Tom Hooper surprising as the big winner over expected winner David Fincher.

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    Henry Cavill Is The New 'Superman'

    It looks like persistence has paid off for Henry Cavill. The young thesp was one of the frontrunners to star in "Superman Returns" and it looks like he stayed in good graces with the suits. As a result, Cavill is donning the tights to play Superman according to Warner Bros., who released a statement...

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    "Like Crazy," "How To Die In Oregon" Lead 2011 Sundance Winners

    The 2011 Sundance Film Festival has announced its awards. indieWIRE was on the scene at the ceremony, and has a complete list of winners below.

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    Oscilloscope Takes On "Bellflower"

    With the Sundance Film Festival Awards in full swing, Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired all English-language territory rights to Evan Glodell's directorial debut "Bellflower," which played in this year's Sundance NEXT category. The company plans to release the film in the...

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    Tom Hooper Wins At DGA Awards, 'The King's Speech' One Step Closer To Oscar Glory

    For Oscar fortune tellers who have been banging the drum that "The Social Network" was going to be the clear and obvious winner at this year's Oscars, the past week has been a bracing wake-up call. On Tuesday morning, "The King's Speech" walked away with the lion's share of nominations, notching twe...

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    Sundance Review | Voluntary Death Takes the Spotlight in "How to Die in Oregon"

    Movies about terminal illnesses are ready-made for emotional manipulation, a fact that director Peter Richardson exploits to the fullest extent in "How to Die in Oregon," his devastating portrait of Oregonians taking advantage of the state's Death with Dignity Act. Despite assuming a one-sided persp...

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    Sundance 2011 | The Glamour Of Sundance? Waiting!

    Sundance 2011 | The Glamour Of Sundance? Waiting!

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    Sundance 2011: Coming of Age Dramedies "Terri" and "Submarine" are Familiar Yet Still Brilliant

    Coming of age films thrive at Sundance, yet while there are many different kinds of films within that genre, there are maybe only a few typically represented at this fest. Most of them seem to involve girls discovering or experimenting “with their burgeoning sexuality.” Others have to do with minor...

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    Michael Angarano To Play A Russian Hockey Player In Kevin Smith's 'Hit Somebody'

    Production Aiming To Get Underway In JulyYeah, so you might have heard that Kevin Smith debuted his latest film "Red State" at Sundance recently. Anyway, chuffed by the experience of going out on his own and making a film, the director is eager to recreate that experience by bringing back the princi...

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