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    Britney Spears vs. Lady Gaga

    Maybe its the fact that I haven't slept in 27 hours and am possibly a little high on vailum while sitting on the floor of Chicago O'Hare waiting for my delayed connecting flight to Salt Lake City, but I found this fake mash up that has Lady Gaga and Britney Spears in a verbal back and forth absolute...

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    Golden Globe-Winning Actors: What's Next for Portman, Firth, Leo, Bale, Bening, Giamatti

    Heat rises when an actor enters the awards fray. Look at how Helen Mirren (The Queen), Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) and Melissa Leo (Frozen River), particularly, parlayed Oscar attention into serious careers. Take a look at the slates (including soon-to-be-released, rumored, in-production and in-...

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    No Strings Attached Reviews: "Shockingly Good," "Zero Charisma," "Reversal of Gender Roles"

    Who can blame moviegoers for being wary of any studio romantic comedy? While Fox Searchlight successfully subverted the genre with 500 Days of Summer and Disney's The Proposal proved that it is still possible to deliver the goods with smart filmmakers and stars, they are the exception that prove the...

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    IFP and Power to the Pixel Combine to Create Cross-Media Forum

    IFP and Power to the Pixel, a UK-based cross-media organization, are teaming up for a new partnership that will launch with the first joint annual IFP/Power to the Pixel Cross-Media Forum. The event is slated for April 19th in New York City, with presenting projects also being included in this fall'...

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    Academy Announces Foreign Film Shortlist

    Denis Villeneuve's "Incendies," Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "Biutiful," Susanne Bier's Golden Globe winner "In a Better World," and, in a bit of a surprise, Yorgos Lanthimos's critically acclaimed but rather challenging "Dogtooth," were among the films shortlisted by the Academy of Motion Pictures...

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    Oscar Watch: Foreign Branch Narrows Contenders to Nine, Cuts France's Of Gods and Men

    Sony Pictures Classics is happy that three of their four films vying for a foreign Oscar slot have landed in the Academy foreign branch's short list of nine: Susanne Bier's In a Better World (Denmark), Denis Villeneuve's Incendies (Canada) and Oliver Schmitz's Life Above All (South Africa), fest fav...

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  • The Playlist
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    Anne Hathaway Cast As Catwoman In 'The Dark Knight Rises'; Tom Hardy To Play Bane

    What's a Sundance? Sorry Robert Redford, but our attention has been refocused today as Warner Bros. has announced that Anne Hathaway has been cast as Selina Kyle (aka Catwoman) in "The Dark Knight Rises," while also revealing that Tom Hardy will be playing Bane in Christopher Nolan's highly anticipa...

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  • The Playlist
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    More Anticipated: 27 Films From 2011 We've Already Seen

    Ok, you can't really anticipate a film if you've already seen it, right? And while that doesn't apply for every member of The Playlist, many of us were lucky enough to get early sneak peeks at 2011 by attending film festivals around the globe like the Cannes, Toronto and Vancouver Film Festivals, the Melbourne Film Festival, the London Film Festival and more; yes, we're global. We basically ran through our lists of the films coming out in 2011 that we've already seen and made a list of 27 worth discussing. Not all of them are great, some are downright terrible, and some are pictures you should absolutely go out of your way to see. It's a mixe...

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    Berlinale Adds Twenty Titles to 2011 Panorama Section

    The 2011 Berlin International Film Festival has just announced twenty more titles to the fest's Panorama section. The section offers a large and eclectic mix of films that push narrative and formal boundaries. The Berlinale programmers previously released a list of half of 2011 Panorama titles.

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    Completely Unbiased Joe Johnston Says 'Captain America' "Flat-out Fun" & Will "Surprise Some People"

    While we patiently await a trailer for "Captain America: The First Avenger," which was reportedly delayed because the footage wasn't amazing enough, to hear it from director Joe Johnston, his is going to be a superhero film like no other.

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