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    Oscar Red Carpet Video: Weinstein, Villaraigosa, Gaiman, Banderas

    It was thick and fast on the Oscar red carpet, so rather than take notes, pictures or tweet, I whipped out my handy flip cam:

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    Variety Cuts Its Life's Blood: Critics McCarthy and Rooney

    At Saturday's HBO Oscar party, I enjoyed dishing about the upcoming Cannes line-up with Todd McCarthy, Variety's film critic for three decades, who is the paper's biggest star and the main reason readers all over the world read the august trade. His reviews post first, and are the best-read thing in...

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    Nicolas Chartier: "This is what it's about, being passionate for independent movies." (VIDEO)

    All weekend here in Los Angeles, a number of folks in the indie film community complained about this year's Spirit Awards move from an afternoon celebration on the beach in Santa Monica to an evening event downtown. Well, yesterday in Malibu, some insiders got what they wanted. Independent spirit wa...

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    "Hurt Locker" Wins Big at 82nd Oscars in Hollywood; Producer Chartier Speaks in Malibu

    Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win best director as her "The Hurt Locker" dominated the 82nd Academy Awards, winning six awards including best picture. Other multiple winners included "Avatar," "Up," "Crazy Heart" and "Precious: Based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire"

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    Oscar Backstage: Bullock Talks The Blind Side Win

    Best Actress winner Sandra Bullock gave the speech of the night. She was a class act, thanking her fellow nominees Helen Mirren and the "exquisite" Gabby Sidibe. Cary Mulligan's "grace, elegance, beauty and talent make me sick," she said. As for Meryl Streep, "she's such a good kisser." She had the...

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    Oscar Backstage: Bridges Talks Crazy Heart Win

    Bill Condon and Larry Mark's innovation of having five peers honor the best actress and best actor nominees paid off this year. My favorite was Michelle Pfeiffer's for Jeff Bridges, which moved him and us. It makes the nominees human. You see their reactions. Jeremy Renner and Gabourey Sidibe both h...

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    Godard's "Breathless" Returns!

    "Breathless," Jean-Luc Godard’s feature debut and a seminal film of the French New Wave, will return to theaters this May.

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    Box Office: Oscar Surprise "Kells" Breaks IFC Center Record; Polanski's "Ghost" Still Big

    Tomm Moore's "The Secret of Kells" - which surprised everyone by picking up a nomination for a Best Animated Feature Oscar - opened on a sole screen at the IFC Center in New York this Oscar weekend, and surprised everyone again. According to weekend estimates provided by Rentrak earlier this aftern...

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    Oscar Party Circuit: HBO and Weinstein Co.

    The Oscar party circuit continued Saturday night with HBO's Peninsula party, presided over by documentary doyenne Sheila Nevins. (Five out of the eight doc Oscar-nominees are connected to HBO.) Rob Kenner admitted that he's never been involved with a movie that has done as much publicity as Food Inc...

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    Weekend Box Office: Alice in Wonderland Beats Spider-Man and Iron Man Openings

    In his first TOH Sunday domestic/international box-office report, ex-Variety numbers analyst Anthony D'Alessandro checks in with the studios behind this weekend's b.o. juggernaut, led by Disney's Alice in Wonderland---which proves yet again why studio marketers keep chasing the perfect match: brande...

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