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    Alice in Wonderland

    How you react to this film will have a lot to do with your expectations. I didn’t expect a work of genius. In fact, I approached it with trepidation, worried that Tim Burton’s weird sensibility layered on top of Lewis Carroll’s already-surreal material would create a kind of overkill. I’m happy to report that I was pleasantly surprised. First things first: with no disrespect to Burton, this struck me more as Linda Woolverton’s Alice. As the principal screenwriter of the Disney features Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and Mulan, she has solid experience creating strong female characters. Here, she has reinvented Alice as a willful 19-year...

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    I Don't Care Who Wins an Oscar

    I Don't Care Who Wins an Oscar

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    DISPATCH FROM LOS ANGELES: Doc Night Draws Famous & Infamous

    Actor Ben Stiller, Oscar winning documentarian Barbara Kopple, under-fire "Hurt Locker" producer Nicolas Chartier, actors from "The Wire" and "Watchmen" and maybe even a Lindsay Lohan sighting highlighted some of the events here in Los Angeles leading up to the big night. The social circuit picked u...

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    "Untitled Oliver Sacks Project" Begins Production

    "Untitled Oliver Sacks Project" Begins Production

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    "The Hangover" Director Awarded by ShoWest

    "The Hangover" Director Awarded by ShoWest

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    Dallas International Film Festival Honors "Up" Director and Announces Lineup

    Dallas International Film Festival Honors "Up" Director and Announces Lineup

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Oscar Scandal: Career Boost for Hurt Locker's Chartier?

    The Hurt Locker producer Nicolas Chartier insists that he is enjoying his 15 minutes of fame. Late Wednesday night, drink in hand, pool side at Andaz above Sunset at a pre-Oscar party for The Cove, Chartier wasn't acting like a Hollywood pariah.

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    Spirits trade beach for real estate

    Spirits trade beach for real estate

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    Oscar Shorts: Big Screen Celebration for the Short Film Nominees

    While the live action and animated short film categories might not get a lot of airtime during the Oscar broadcast, the Academy makes up for it by hosting a special screening of the nominated shorts a week before the televised ceremony. The Academy’s annual Oscar Shorts screening has become such a...

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    'Hurt Locker' and a History of Oscar Smear Campaigns

    'Hurt Locker' and a History of Oscar Smear Campaigns

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