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    Depressed Holiday Weekend Box Office Taken by Unknown

    Unknown, Liam Neeson's follow-up to sleeper hit Taken, grabbed moviegoers at the Presidents Day weekend box office, which did little to pull Hollywood box office out of its ongoing depression. So far, first quarter box office is off 24 to 28 % from last year, reports Anthony D'Alessandro:

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Guest Post: An Oscar Nominee Attends the Nomination Luncheon by Sara Nesson, director Poster Girl

    I am a first time director, first time Oscar Nominee and first time blogger.

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  • The Playlist
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    Academy Members Are No Fun, Refuse To Let Banksy Show Up At Oscars In Disguise

    One of the long-running concerns/complaints about the Oscar awards is that no one under the age of 30 cares about them. Recent moves to expand the Best Picture category to ten nominees, in a bid to let in more popular, mainstream options have been an attempt to lure a younger demographic, however, i...

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    Watch Colin Firth on "60 Minutes," Plus The Real-Life Letters Behind "The King's Speech"

    Colin Firth has been everywhere in the run-up to the Oscars, but this new 60 Minutes interview goes beyond the usual questions; in fact it travels with Firth all the way back to his childhood neighborhood.

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    Watch: 'Cars 2' & 'Transformers: The Dark Of The Moon' Daytona 500 Spots

    While we don't get the appeal of sitting down for four hours and watching a bunch of cars drive around in a circle, apparently, a lot of other people love it so no surprise that the Daytona 500 has -- this year at least -- become a mini-Super Bowl of sorts. During yesterday's broadcast of the race, ...

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    Scorsese and Luhrmann Go 3-D with Hugo Cabret, The Great Gatsby

    Haven't the studios figured out yet that discerning audiences consider 3-D to be a negative? Warner Bros. got it when they returned Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 to 2-D. Why downgrade a Tiffany property?

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    Viral Videogame Trailer Sensation 'Dead Island' May Or May Not Be Heading For Big Screen

    Also, Who Gives A Shit?We hope you've seen it by now, but an excellent GQ article by Mark Harris, author of the outstanding "Scenes From A Revolution" started to make the rounds in the last week or so. Entitled "The Day The Movies Died," it traces the current sad, sequel-happy nature of Hollywood fi...

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  • The Playlist
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    Weekend Box Office: Liam Neeson 'Unknown' No Longer As Thriller Bests 'I Am Number Four'

    Hey, have you heard of “Taken”? Moviegoers (who helped the film gross $145 million domestically even after seeing an expansive worldwide release - take that, piracy!) certainly do. Hence, “Unknown,” the latest in what is becoming the Liam Neeson Action Line, looks poised to do a decent $21 million. ...

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    Oscar Watch: Editors Award Dramatic Feature to The Social Network, Doc to Exit Through the Gift Shop

    At Saturday's ACE editing awards---where The Social Network won best dramatic feature, Exit Through the Gift Shop won best documentary, and Toy Story 3 won best animated feature, forecasting likely Oscar wins--I was moved by Steven Spielberg's warm tribute to ACE career award-winner Michael Kahn, ag...

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    Is 'Precious' Filmmaker Lee Daniels Directing Sofia Vergara & Bradley Cooper In 'The Paperboy'?

    Alex Pettyfer Also Reportedly Offered RoleIf director Lee Daniels can't choose a directorial follow-up to his Sundance indie hit, "Precious," it's not for lack of trying. The filmmaker has myriad options including the Civil Right-era drama "Selma" (which might be shelved because no studio cares about civil rights films anymore) and "The Butler" starring Denzel Washington as Eugene Allen an African-American butler that served the White House for 34 years and 8 presidents. The problem is none of those films are in eye-popping 3D, feature super heroes in tight pants and/or aren't part nine of some kid magician series, so no one's really interest...

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