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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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    Oscar Watch: Magnolia Juggles Mads Mikkelsen's 'Royal Affair,' 'The Hunt'

    It's a Mads Mads Mads world. In May at Cannes, Mads Mikkelsen won Best Actor for his stunning performance as an ostracized, falsely accused pederast in Thomas Vinterberg's "The Hunt," which was swiftly acquired by Magnolia Pictures. That distributor has been specializing in Scandinavian fare of late...

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    The Amazing Race: 15 Potential Awards Dark Horses To Keep An Eye On In The Coming Months

    Almost every year, it's possible to guess at a good number of the Oscar nominees at least twelve months ahead. Only a fool would look at the release slate and suggest that a film like Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" won't be among the nominees. But that said, each year also brings a movie that looks fr...

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    Academy Governors Elect Hawk Koch as New AMPAS President

    Good-bye to Tom Sherak, who leaves behind his unpaid job as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, as he has served his full nine years as a Governor. And hello to a new AMPAS president as Tuesday night the Board of Governors elected veteran producer Hawk Koch ("Gorky Park," ...

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    Is the Best Picture Race Over Already? Harvey Sends 'The Master' to Venice

    Speculation about Paul Thomas Anderson’s eagerly awaited drama “The Master” has included much educated guessing about the best time to release what surely will be a major awards contender. When the Weinstein Co. suddenly notched a Sept. 14 date for the film to open in theaters last...

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    The Weinstein Co. Moves 'The Master' Up and 'Killing Them Softly' Back

    As the Weinsteins send mixed messages about where Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" will wind up on the festival circuit, we can now rule out New York. The new September release (9/14 limited and 9/25 wide) could still mean a Venice or Telluride bow or a screening at Fantastic Fest (...

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    Notes on 'The Dark Knight Rises,' from Sequels to Oscar Steakeaters

    One thing we know about "The Dark Knight Rises." That it is the last film of its kind makes it all the more imperative that people see it. And I predict the numbers will be very strong this coming weekend, as there was a predictable damper on last week's attendance, due to the Colorado tragedy.

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