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    Oscar Watch: 10 Possible Hosts For The Next Academy Awards

    For a while, it looked like we had the 2013 Oscar host locked down. After a disappointing few years (Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin felt constrained, Anne Hathaway and James Franco were a flat out disaster, and Billy Crystal was kind of creaky last year), it seemed like we'd be getting some fresh blo...

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    Sundance Prize-Winner 'House I Live In' Heads for Cinemas: Jarecki Aims 'to reach as many Americans as I can'

    It's taken a while, but filmmaker Eugene Jarecki has finally cobbled together his dream team to release his must-see Sundance Jury-Prize Winning doc "The House I Live In," an incisive and incendiary expose of America's war on drugs and prison system. The movie will hit cinemas on October 5.

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    Indie Spirit Awards Pick 2013 Date

    Film Independent announces the dates for its 28th annual Indie Spirit Awards: February 23, 2013. The show will air on IFC.

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    Immersed in Movies: Pushing Verisimilitude with 'ParaNorman'

    Although Laika's "ParaNorman" (opening Friday) doesn't reach the brilliant heights of "Coraline" (Neil Gaiman and Henry Selick are a pretty unbeatable combination), it achieves something remarkable in its own right: verisimilitude. That's pretty unique for stop-motion, and the Portland, Oregon-based...

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    Nominees for World Soundtrack Academy's 2012 Awards: Best Composer, Score, Song

    The World Soundtrack Academy nominees for 2012 Awards for Best Film Composer of the Year, Best Original Score of the Year and Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film are listed below. Winners will be announced at the World Soundtrack Awards & concert on October 20, the closing night of the Gh...

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    Why Jimmy Fallon Won't Host Oscars: 'It's Not My Year'

    ABC is the reason Jimmy Fallon won't be hosting the Oscars this year. After all, his late night talk show is on rival network NBC, duking it out with ABC's Jimmy Kimmel. And Disney chairman Robert Iger is leading the fundraising camapign for the Academy's new Motion Picture Museum.

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    How 'The Great Gatsby' Bump Affects Oscar

    The biggest news Oscar-wise of the past week has involved a film that, as it turns out, won't play into the season at all, Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby," which Warner Bros announced on Monday was being delayed, with the studio shifting the movie from its Christmas Day release to summer 2013. A s...

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    Why Warners Pushed Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby' from Christmas Oscar Bait to 2013 Summer Tentpole UPDATED

    Call it the "John Carter Effect." Yet another studio has moved a major title out of the line of fire. Universal pushed back "47 Ronin" and Paramount delayed the summer opening for the latest "G.I. Joe" installment, "Retaliation," because both big-budget tentpo...

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    Will Roadside's Wall Street Drama 'Arbitrage,' Starring Richard Gere, Repeat 'Margin Call' Magic?

    When Lionsgate/Roadside scooped up U.S. distribution rights for some $2 million for Nicholas Jarecki's Wall Street drama "Arbitrage" at Sundance last January, they were banking on the film being as much a crowd-pleaser as their last Sundance acquisition, sleeper indie "Margin Call," which scored mor...

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    IFP Schedules Gotham Awards for Nov. 26

    IFP will hold the 22nd annual Gotham Independent Film Awards ceremony November 26 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Five competitive categories, including best feature, best documentary, breakthrough actor, breakthrough director and best ensemble performance, are now open for submissions thr...

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