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  • The Lost Boys
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    Relive The Team Turnage That Was Mila Kunis' Dress

    The best part of the Academy Awards? Staring at Mila Kunis. On the gayest night of the year, she made me question my homosexuality. No small feat.

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  • Spout
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    "Dear Lemon Lima" is a Delightfully Original Teen Movie

    Newly minted Oscar winner Melissa Leo has a new film out this Friday (in theaters and on VOD), one you've probably never heard of. "Dear Lemon Lima" has been on the festival circuit for a couple years and is finally becoming available to a wide audiences, albeit still without much awareness. Hopefully this post can give it a little extra push, because it is a pretty great little coming of age story. Press materials describe it as similar to "Napoleon Dynamite" and "Youth in Revolt," only for girls, but I'm happy to say it's not that at all -- nor does it remind me of "Juno" or "Ghost World," which I've also seen mentioned as allied predecessors. Surprisingly, it's not really comparable to any other movies. Aside from being based on a short film, which seems more like a test run for the feature version (kind of like the original "Bottle Rocket"), it's actually a completely fresh and original work, and a delightful one at that.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Oscars 2011: Best Foreign Language Film Winner In A Better World, Susanne Bier Talks

    Best Foreign Language Film: In A Better World, (Denmark) Director Susanne Bier (here's our interview)

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  • Eric Kohn
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    Please Cast Christopher Dennis in "Superman."

    Wandering around a hectic Hollywood Boulevard last night on my way to meet indieWIRE colleagues Peter Knegt and Dana Harris for an Oscar viewing party at the Egyptian, I ran into Superman himself. That would be Christopher Dennis, one of the compelling subjects from Matthew Ogens's disarmingly thoughtful 2007 documentary "Confessions of a Superhero," which I reviewed here.

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    RIP Gary Winick

    Gary Winick at the 2003 Spirit Awards (pictured right). The producer and director, a fixture in New York's indie community in the 90's and then through the last decade, passed away yesterday after a long battle with cancer. He was just 49 years old.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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  • The Playlist
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    Oscar Winner Tom Hooper To See PG-13 Cut Of 'The King's Speech' Today

    Harvey Weinstein Noticeably Goes Unmentioned In Acceptance SpeechWalking away from last night's Oscars with three big awards -- including Best Actor, Best Director and Best Picture -- the buzz around "The King's Speech" won't stop anytime soon, but some of that hype may be for an issue that continues to pit producer Harvey Weinstein against the film's director and the cast.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Oscars 2011: Best Cinematography Winner Wally Pfister Talks Inception, Acceptance Speech

    Soundbites from the Backstage Interview with Inception's Best Cinematography winner, Wally Pfister:

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Relive The Insanity of Melissa Leo's Speech

    "Oh my, oh my God. Oh wow really, really, really, really, really, truly wow. I know there's a lot of people that said a lotta real real nice things to me for several months now, but I'm just shaking in my boots here. Ok, alright. Thank you David O. Russell. I want to thank the actors, Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, he might run out for a second, Amy, my sweet sister Adams, Jack, our lovely daughters. OK. Yeah, I am kind of speechless. Golly sakes, there's people up there too. When I watched Kate two years ago, it looked so FUCKING EASY. Alice Ward, your beautiful family that opened your hearts. I saw Mick here earlier. Dick, a shout out for Nana? Alright Dick's not in the room.

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  • Caryn James
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    Watch the Charlie Sheen Files: How Not To Do Damage Control

    If you're a celebrity trying to convince the world that you're not a whack-job, out of control on drugs (and that's even before getting around to the anti-Semitic attacks on your boss), it's not a good idea to start by giving a lengthy interview to ABC, which heavily promoted its exclusive, then undermine the network by giving an interview to NBC too. But Charlie Sheen has much bigger personal and pr problems than that.

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