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    My Second Favourite Grammy Winner of the Night

    "Wayne's World" came true!

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    The Seven Minutes of the Grammys That Were Absolutely Awesome

    How did this even happen? Do you think Babs had any idea who they even were? And why did they perform after? Was it planned? I don't know the answers, and I don't care... because Arcade Fire winning album of the year tonight and then performing my personal 2010 anthem afterwards was my single favourite moment in Grammy history (I might have even got a little misty-eyed). Montreal, je t'aime! Between this and "Incendies," you're getting deserved and considerable moment in the awards season spotlight.

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  • The Playlist
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    Criterion's May Slate Includes Chaplin's 'The Great Dictator,' Demme's 'Something Wild' & More

    'Diabolique' Gets Re-Release; 'Smiles Of A Summer Night,' 'Fat Girl' & 'Solaris' Go BluCriterion is looking to catch those still caught up in the warmth of Valentine's Day as they have unveiled their May lineup and as usual, it's set to hurt your wallet.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Sundance & Berlin Dealbook: Higher Ground, Magic Trip, Madonna's Love Epic, Take Shelter

    Sundance & Berlin Dealbook: Higher Ground, Magic Trip, Madonna's Love Epic, Take Shelter

    Higher Ground - Actress Vera Farmiga's directorial debut, which premiered at Sundance, has gone to Sony Pictures Classics for North American, Australian and New Zealand distribution. Farmiga co-stars with Winter's Bone Oscar nominee John Hawkes, Donna Murphy and Joshua Leonard. The film is based on Carolyn S. Briggs' memoir This Dark World: A Memoir of Salvation Found and Lost, in which a woman tries to find her own voice within a close-knit spiritual community. Briggs co-wrote the screenplay with Tim Metcalfe. SPC calls the film “one of these rare independent films—perfectly crafted, honest and inspiring. Vera Farmiga not only delivers a great performance but her debut as a filmmaker is one of the most auspicious in years."

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Helena Bonham Carter's BAFTA Speech

    I rummaged through a few clips from tonight's BAFTAs (which are bizarrely not aired lived even in the UK), and even though I would have LOVED to see Lesley Manville take this prize, Helena Bonham Carter gives a charming little speech when she wins best supporting actress. It's basically the best 3 minutes the entire show has to offer, so I'll spare you the efforts to look further.

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  • The Playlist
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    Of Course: Teaser For Béla Tarr’s ‘The Turin Horse’ Is A Single Shot Of A Lantern

    "The Turin Horse," the final film from Hungarian arthouse master Béla Tarr, isn't likely to rock the boat too much for fans of the director's work as this first teaser for the film bears out, and those hoping for more enigmatic long takes will be pleased.

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    Robin McLeavy To Play Mary Todd In 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'?

    Update: Reps for McLeavy tell Next Movie that she hasn't been offered anything yet and is still in the mix.

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  • Spout
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    10 Sadly Unromantic Movies of 2010 (SPOILERS)

    Was 2010 an especially heartless year? There may have been the usual lot of (bad) romantic comedies and a few romantic dramas out last year, but for the most part it seems the most popular movies were those without any fairy tale endings filled with love and happiness. Many films were simply not romance-based stories. But many of those that did appear romantic, or promising of such in the end, it's easy to believe their reality was something quite different. This was a year when some of the best studio pictures featured dead wives, seen only in dreams and delusions, or otherwise lost loves, particularly as a result of the protagonist being a misogynistic prick.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Paul' Soundtrack Features Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye, Todd Rundgren & More

    Today is Valentine's Day but for those of you in the U.K., the latest from Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, the Greg Mottola directed "Paul" hits your local multiplex so whether or not you have a date we definitely think it's worth throwing down your hard earned pounds and shillings to check it out. And true to Motolla's past films, it features a strong soundtrack mixing up r&b, soul, reggae and more

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    Movies Lost, Found, And Funded

    I am proud to be part of this year’s blogathon “For the Love of Film (Noir),” an enterprise I missed out on when it was launched in 2010. Last year, film buffs just like you raised a sizable sum through grass-roots donations and helped to save three silent film shorts discovered at the New Zealand Archive. There's an equally worthy project on tap this year; details follow later in this posting.It’s been several months since the chief of the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library in Moscow presented, with ceremonial flourish, digital copies of ten long-missing American silent films to Dr. James Billington at the Library of Congress.

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