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    Brolin and His 'X' Coming to SXSW

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Giant Golden Bristol Board

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    Red Carpet Massacre

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    Lars Von Trier's "Antichrist" Update

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  • Gabe's Declaration of Principles
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    Tit for tat: Jimmy Kimmel responds

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Oscar Watch: The Night Before; Final Predicts

    Basically everyone is running around partying this weekend. Of course I'm missing the non-press-invited ones, like Bryan Lourd's confab at his home, and an Endeavor party, and the Night Before the Night Before party, and the Night Before party itself, which was tonight. Very confusing.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Oscar Watch: Reviews of Nominated Shorts

    [Posted by Peter Debruge]2008 Oscar Animated ShortsThe trouble with watching the Academy's animated short nominees (which you can do in theaters or online now, thanks to the efforts of Magnolia Pictures, Shorts International and iTunes) is that it practically forces you to think about these five exquisite entries in competitive terms-- which is best? which will win? -- when in fact, this is the strongest and most diverse crop I've ever seen in the category. From stop motion to CG to paint on glass, the techniques reflect the full range of possibility open to animators today, and I strongly encourage anyone to seize the opportunity to see them not as Oscar-season rivals but as a diverse medium's collective best efforts.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Oscar Watch: Red Carpet and Backstage

    Imagine a room full of people not watching the Oscars. They're listening to them on headsets. They're laughing when Jon Stewart cracks wise. They're also watching and listening to the people coming through, depending on who it is. Some they ignore.

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    Oscar Winners Analysis

    Well, you win some, you lose some. I did pretty well on my various Oscar pools, but I missed a lot. I failed to change to the Marion Cotillard horse when it was seemingly catching up to Julie Christie. Tilda Swinton put it very well backstage when the news broke. "Why are you glad she won?" one reporter asked. Swinton replied, "She's great, she's new, she's new blood in the gene pool." Here are the winners. And Variety's story. And my Coens sidebar.

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