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    Oscar Talk: Where Are We Now? The Artist, Descendants, Dragon Tattoo, Extremely Loud, War Horse

    This week in Oscar Talk Kris Tapley and I survey the awards terrain following key votes from the LA film critics, Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globes, which all have different impact but show us where the field is at this moment. We know where the actors are--"The Artist," "The Help...

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    Visual Effects Supervisor Joe Letteri Talks Creating Caesar In 'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes' & Andy Serkis' Oscar Chances

    Although he isn't talked about in the usual dialogue about top ten lists or awards consideration, Joe Letteri is one of the hardest working and most influential people in movies in 2011. As a visual effects supervisor at Peter Jackson's WETA Digital, he had a hand in two of this year's most discusse...

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    Aussie Singer Catherine Lambert Joins Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

    One more minor bit of casting news for Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" as it gears up to start rolling very, very soon. AdelaideNow reveals that self-described International Jazz Diva, Aussie Catherine Lambert is coming aboard the film, having been "handpicked&quo...

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    What Were Your Favorite Films Of 2011? (Survey)

    So this is the time of the year where every film critic and association on the planet makes their list of the top films for 2011.  However, I though it would be nice to ask YOU, the savvy S&A reader, what films made your "Best Of 2011" list?  I'm actually quite curious.

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    Oliver's 10 Best Songs of 2011

    10. HOW COME YOU NEVER GO THERE by Feist leslie feist has one of the most pleasant voices of modern music, and this is such a catchy single.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    A Much Better Picture: The Hollywood Reporter Producer's Roundtable

    Two women -- Letty Aronson and Kathleen Kennedy -- out of seven.  Way better than zero which was the amount of women in their writer and director roundtables.

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    The Best Songs of 2011, Part 3

    'Tis time for the (probably very predictable) grand finale of the weeklong countdown of the "best" 30 songs of 2011 .. Head here for the first part, and here for the second if youre curious. Le top ten:

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    Review: 'Corman's World'

    In Alex Stapleton's dazzling, honest, oddly emotional new documentary "Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel," Roger Corman, the now-85-year-old filmmaker behind such films as "Little Shop of Horrors" and "Death Race 2000," is depicted as a doggedly inde...

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    R.I.P. Christopher Hitchens

    The world has lost a remarkably strong voice and leader, so eloquent in saying what nobody else was:

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    Palm Springs to Honor 'Tinker, Tailor' Star Gary Oldman

    The 23rd Palm Springs International Film Festival will present "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" star Gary Oldman with their International Star Award on January 7. The award honors a performer's entire body of work. Oldman now joins this year's previously announced honorees Georg...

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