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    Roy E. Disney's Name Where It Belongs

    At the outset of a "life celebration" for the late Roy E. Disney on what would have been his 80th birthday on Sunday, Disney chief Robert Iger surprised and delighted a packed house at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood by announcing that the studio's animation building in Burbank--the one with the whimsical Mickey Mouse Sorcerer's hat--will now bear Roy's name. A long, loud cheer went up from the crowd as an artist's rendering of the new building facade was beamed onto the theater screen. What a perfect tribute to the man who rescued Disney animation from possible extinction in the 1980s and oversaw its renaissance. John Lasseter...

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    Criminally charming actor James McAvoy interviewed at Times Talks

    Criminally charming actor James McAvoy interviewed at Times Talks

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    WGA, ASC Continue "Avatar" Overkill; Fuck Over "Bright Star"

    WGA, ASC Continue "Avatar" Overkill; Fuck Over "Bright Star"

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    "Avatar," "Ribbon" Among ASC Nominees

    The nominations for the 24th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Awards were announced this afternoon, with "Avatar" again managing to make the cut in as it did with the WGA nominations earlier today. In the feature film category, the five nominated cinematograp...

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    French New Wave Director Eric Rohmer Dies

    French New Wave auteur Eric Rohmer is one of my favorite directors of all time. He has died, at age 89.

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    Writers Guild Noms Bring Surprises

    The Writers Guild Award nominations are in. Remember, as far as future Oscar noms are concerned, the list of ineligible WGA films this year was long: Inglourious Basterds, Up, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Me and Orson Welles, A Single Man and An Education among them.

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    Secret's Out - The Messenger

    .syn{font-family:Arial;font-size:11px;padding:5px;width:470px;background:#585858;border-top:1px solid #777777;color:#ccc;} .syn a {color:#ccc;}The Messenger Leonard Maltin's Secret's Out | Movie Trailers

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    WGA Announces 2009 Award Nominees

    The Writers Guild of America has announced the nominations for their awards honoring 2009's films, with James Cameron's script for "Avatar" something of a surprise among a batch of nominees that had many controversial exclusions due to WGA rules. The internet was buzzing last week when numerous high...

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    Finke Poaches Variety Scoop-King Fleming

    As Variety hides behind a pay wall in a misguided attempt to salvage its outdated print model, Jay Penske-owned Deadline/Hollywood has poached Variety's biggest breaking news hound, Mike Fleming, to run the new Deadline/New York.

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    Palm Springs Weekend: Dogtooth, City of Life and Death

    Nora and I drove out to the Palm Springs International Film Festival Saturday, already well under way (it winds up on the 18th). Fest director Darryl Macdonald and lead programmers Helen du Toit and Carl Spence not only play the pre-Oscar awards-tributes-red-carpet game with such films as Precious, ...

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