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    "One Of Us" Gets An Oscar

    Kevin Brownlow now has two Oscars, and I couldn’t be happier. The second award, which bears his name, is the result of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences deciding that a film historian and archivist of his stature is as worthy of an honorary Oscar as two world-class directors (Francis ...

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    Production Watch: Cooper's Carancho Remake, Mulligan is Daisy, Jane Eyre Trailer, Wuthering Heights

    - The success of Scott Cooper's first film as writer-director, Crazy Heart---an Oscar vehicle for Jeff Bridges---gave him license to play with the big kids. While David Fincher gets flack for remaking the Swedish The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (he's actually adapting the Stieg Larsson novel), Cooper is attached to direct a remake of Argentina's foreign language Oscar submission, Carancho (meaning Vulture, pictured), which played at Cannes and AFI Fest. Ricardo Darin (who starred in last year's Oscar-winning The Secret In Their Eyes) plays a personal injury attorney who helps as well as exploits his clients, and gets embroiled in a larger sch...

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    "happythankyoumoreplease" and "The White Meadow" Top Denver FF's Awards

    Fresh off of receiving an audience award at the Virginia Film Festival, Josh Radnor's "happythankyoumoreplease" continued a winning streak, picking up the Starz People's Choice Award for Best Feature at the 33rd Starz Denver Film Festival (SDFF), which concluded on Sunday, November 14. Lily Rivlin's...

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    "Inception" and Other Films as Film Criticism

    The A.V. Club has done another terrific list prompting discussion and debate among commenters and, as always, providing a good mix of familiar and obscure titles to affirm and ponder. This time the focus is on "movies that double as movie criticism." 19 movies, many of which involve literal filmmaki...

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    First Trailer Arrives For 'Cars 2'; Try And Guess The Voices

    Update: We've added the domestic trailer below which includes some slightly different material than the Brit counterpart.

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    New Poster & Trailer For Yet Another Generic Jason Statham Vehicle 'The Mechanic'

    Jason Statham once again stretches his acting muscles about one centimeter as the trailer has arrived for the latest CBS Films mid-budget-you're-better-off-saving-your-twelve-bucks flick "The Mechanic." Lord knows why the studio is dropping this one just two months after their other generic and simi...

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    Promo Poster & Synopsis For Andrea Arnold's 'Wuthering Heights'

    Update: Poster removed at the request of HanWay Films.

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    Fashion Designer Vera Wang Thinking Of Directing A Feature Film

    Renowned fashion designer Vera Wang has revealed her own ambitions to follow in the footsteps of Tom Ford and move into the world of directing feature films.

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    Rumor: Karl Urban Is The Batman For The Small Screen?

    We'll just come out and say it: the following report stinks like so much bullshit that we have to hold our noses while typing. Nonetheless, there might be a kernel of truth to the notion, and if not, it's certainly a stepping stone for some interesting discussions in the comments section, right? Non...

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    Larry Charles Takes On Directing Gig For Sacha Baron Cohen's Dual-Role Picture, 'The Dictator'

    Paramount Project Sees Comedian Playing Both A Foreign Dictator & A Goat Herder Who Get Lost In The U.S.Despite the box-office disappointment* that was "Brüno," Sacha Baron Cohen is still commanding high figures these days and is very much in demand. For his next project, Paramount agreed to give th...

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