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    Immersed in Movies: George Miller Talks Penguins and Krill from Happy Feet Two

    Just think of "Happy Feet Two" as George Miller's "Babe: Pig in the City." That's the best way to describe the sequel to his Oscar-winner, "Happy Feet," in which the dancing and singing penguins combat catastrophic climate change in Antarctica, and toe-tapping M...

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    Oscar Talk: Streep vs. Davis, Prosthetic vs. Digital Makeup, Performance Capture vs. Animation, Close vs. McTeer

    In this week's Oscar Talk podcast, In Contention's Kris Tapley and I debate Steven Spielberg's "The Adventures of Tintin," performance capture vs. animation. Will animators support it? We think visual effects is a stronger, well-deserved shot.

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    Video Watch: Planet Tilda

    Statuesque Tilda Swinton poses for photographer/filmmaker Tim Walker in this moody short inspired by a W photo shoot.

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    Ugandan Donald Mugisha Receives Largest Grant From World Cinema Fund To Finance Feature Inspired By "Bicycle Thieves"

    Congrats to Ugandan Donald Mugisha whose feature film project, The Boda Boda Thieves, was one of just 5 projects selected by the World Cinema Fund to receive production funding from its allotted $283,000 grant.

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    GENDER WATCH: The Telling Ignorance of THR's Directors Roundtable

    We don't blame Women and Hollywood for being outraged at THR's careless and condescending approach to their 2011 Directors Roundtable. While we agree that Michel Hazanavicius ("The Artist"), Steve McQueen ("Shame"), Bennett Miller ("Moneyball"), Mike Mills (&quo...

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    Cocktails for the Academy: Eddie Murphy, Brett Ratner, and Billy Crystal Honored with Libations

    In their "Buy You a Drink" column, GOOD magazine's mixologists create beverages for newsmakers. This week, the bartenders fashioned twisted cocktails in honor of the mishaps casting 2012's Oscar award ceremony. It's not only the drinks that make digs at the celebrities;...

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    Sexism Watch: The Hollywood Reporter Directors Roundtable

    This is the picture that has inspired a post I am working on on the movies directed by women in 2011.  Again, I don't know how they could have put this together without including one female director.  While I don't know when the picture was taken, I know for a fact that Lynne ...

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    BAFTA Los Angeles Adds British Designer Showcase to Britannia Awards

    The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles will feature a British Designer Showcase at its Britannia Awards on Wednesday, November 30.

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    Cannes Actress Winner Dunst Forgives "Melancholia" Director Von Trier, Heads for Red Light Winter with Ruffalo

    This year at Cannes, the person who squirmed sitting next to Lars von Trier at his notorious "Melancholia" Cannes press conference, during which the Danish writer-director offended just about everybody by calling himself a Nazi, was his star, Kirsten Dunst.  In the days to follow he a...

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    Ricky Gervais Returns As Globes Host; Celebrate With This Liam Neeson Video

    Hard to believe, but now that Ricky Gervais has been announced as the returning host,  The Golden Globes are much more relevant than the Oscars – in the worlds of media and television if not film. Bringing Gervais back after his irreverent turn last time was always an inspired idea, but c...

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