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    Eugene Hernandez: Megabucks v. Made on a Shoestring or "Avatar" v. "Hurt Locker"

    Twenty three weeks ago, in a column, I called awards season a marathon. Back in mid-September -- just a few weeks or so into the season -- as I considered ten films I'd watched that might figure prominently at the end of the year. Now we've passed 26th mile marker with under a week to go before Osca...

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    "A Prophet" Sweeps French Film Awards

    Jacques Audiard's prison drama "A Prophet" swept France's Cesar Awards tonight, managing an impressive haul of 9 trophies, including best picture, director, original screenplay, cinematography and two for star Tahar Rahim - best actor and best promising actor. The film had been nominated for 13 awar...

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    The Kevin Smith Conundrum.

    The Kevin Smith Conundrum.

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    Avatar vs. Pocahontas: Trailer Mash

    While the similarities between Avatar and Pocahontas are not news, this inevitable mash-up is entertaining. The only question is, did Harvey Weinstein have anything to do with it?

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    Oscar Talk Episode 23: Last Phase Tricky Campaign and Voting Issues

    On Oscar Talk 23, Kris Tapley and I chew over the last phase of this year's Oscar campaigns and issues surrounding the email misstep by rookie The Hurt Locker producer Nicholas Chartier and any impact it could have on the race. We both have problems with the preferential ballot process, as Academy ...

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    Good Movies—Resurrected

    Ellen Burstyn in Resurrection (1980)

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    Outfest Legacy Projects Celebrates 5th Anniversary

    Outfest Legacy Projects Celebrates 5th Anniversary

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    Sherlock Holmes Music Video: Discombobulate Features Zimmer, Downey

    As the Oscar voting heads toward the final days (ballots are due March 2), Oscar campaigners are still throwing new things into the mix: here's a music video for Hans Zimmer's score for Sherlock Holmes, with Robert Downey Jr. on piano. It's fun--they basically got the musicians to send in video from...

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    Alice in Wonderland: Early Reviews

    Post-London premiere, the early review floodgates have opened on Tim Burton and Linda Woolverton's reimagining of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland in 3-D, which is poised to be a box office monster when it opens wide on March 5. (I will report back after I see the movie next Tuesday.)

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    film review - A Prophet (Un Prophète)

    I like movies that take me on an emotional journey. The central character of A Prophet is Malik, a 19-year-old petty criminal (Tahar Rahim) who’s being sent to prison. We don’t know what he’s done, or very much else about him; he’s quiet and keeps to himself. Then he is targeted by one of the prison...

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