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    Oscar Video Round-Up: Opener, Chartier, Hurt Locker Victory Laps, Parties, Fashion

    There's some juicy Oscar material out there about the most-watched show in five years. At the Governor's Ball, Sandra Bullock was among the nominees getting her Oscar engraved (everyone got their own statues engraved except Jeff Bridges; notable no-shows were Tivi Magnusson, producer of short The Ne...

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    Oscar Searches Could Be Poison

    As Oscar-lovers troll the web for info about Sunday night's telecast, beware of poison searches.

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    Oscar Red Carpet Video: Psyihoyas Talks The Cove

    On the red carpet before his documentary feature Oscar win, The Cove director Louie Psyihoyas previewed some of the things he would try to say on stage--before being played off--and backstage as well.

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    Oscar Red Carpet Video: Weinstein, Villaraigosa, Gaiman, Banderas

    It was thick and fast on the Oscar red carpet, so rather than take notes, pictures or tweet, I whipped out my handy flip cam:

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    SXSW '10 | Meghan Eckman On Her "Parking Lot" Family

    Documentary filmmaker Meghan Eckman's "The Parking Lot Movie" proves that microcosms of Americana can be found in the most unusual of places.

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    Variety Cuts Its Life's Blood: Critics McCarthy and Rooney

    At Saturday's HBO Oscar party, I enjoyed dishing about the upcoming Cannes line-up with Todd McCarthy, Variety's film critic for three decades, who is the paper's biggest star and the main reason readers all over the world read the august trade. His reviews post first, and are the best-read thing in...

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    Variety Drops Todd McCarthy

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    Oscar-Winning Animated Short: Logorama

    I got all the shorts wrong. And I know why: I under-estimated the Academy, and second-guessed them. If I had voted for my favorite in each category, I'd have picked right. Except maybe for doc Music by Prudence. What I should have recognized in that case was that the movie haunted me after I saw it....

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    Oscar Box Office Bump? Nope. Except for Crazy Heart and An Education

    TOH box office analyst Anthony D'Alessandro lays out which films--if any--got a bump from this year's expanded Oscar derby.

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    Nicolas Chartier: "This is what it's about, being passionate for independent movies." (VIDEO)

    All weekend here in Los Angeles, a number of folks in the indie film community complained about this year's Spirit Awards move from an afternoon celebration on the beach in Santa Monica to an evening event downtown. Well, yesterday in Malibu, some insiders got what they wanted. Independent spirit wa...

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