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    Art Directors Guild Announces Nominees

    The Art Directors Guild has announced the nominations for their annual awards, with Oscar frontrunners like "Avatar," "Up In The Air," "The Hurt Locker" and "Inglourious Basterds" all in the mix.

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    What's Next for Avatar Sequels?

    It's not news that Fox, Lightstorm and James Cameron expect to push through an Avatar sequel or two. They want to capitalize on all the time and money that went into creating the Weta "rigs" for the CG characters. Now they're up and running, ready to go.

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    Oscar Talk Episode Seventeen: PGA, DGA, Scripters and Top Ten

    Kris Tapley and I track the Oscar impact of the recent PGA, DGA and USC Scripter noms. Of the top four, what's ahead? Avatar, The Hurt Locker, Up in the Air or Inglourious Basterds? Is Christoph Waltz a lock to win best supporting actor? We also weigh the chances of Up, The Messenger, District 9, A ...

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    The Cream of the Crap: Reverse Shot's 11 Offenses of 2009

    Why do we put ourselves through it? Why relive those moments and movies that made us question our very livelihood? As usual, the most puerile, rancid films largely were not tepid genre flicks or bloat-budgeted blockbusters but prestige pictures with inflated senses of their own (nonexistent) importance and cynical, audience-baiting hits that commentators and mindless critics like to claim really "tapped into the zeitgeist." So, here it is, our annual 11 Offenses column, which never fails to make our most devoted haters froth at the mouth and spout ad-homonym attacks on our character: “Why don’t you go out and make a movie yourselfs if you thi...

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    Film Movement Picks Up "Call Girl"

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    Ferguson Riffs on Late Night Shifts

    When my 20-year-old is home, she TiVos Oprah and Conan. (She refuses to watch Leno, Letterman or, God forbid, Charlie Rose.) In passing The Tonight Show mantle to O'Brien, NBC was trying to grow a younger viewer base, which takes time. By moving Leno to 10 PM, the network gambled that it could solve...

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    cinemadaily | One Man Rambo

    In the outsider-cinema event of the season, New York's Anthology Film Archives is kicking off a weeklong run today of Zachary Oberzan's "Flooding with Love for the Kid," a one-man staging of "First Blood" (best known as the source material for the Sylvester Stallone film), made for all of $96.

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    Sundance ‘10 | Amir Bar-Lev Deconstructs the Hero Myth in "Tillman Story"

    Following up on his 2007 documentary "My Kid Could Paint That," Amir Bar-Lev returns to the Sundance Film Festival with "The Tillman Story," about the professional football player who gave up his "career to join the Army Rangers in 2002—and became an instant symbol of patriotic fervor and unflinchin...

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