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    Moneyball is Oscar Dark Horse; Pitt and Hill Are Contenders, Hill Talks How He Made His Dramatic Career Turn

    Yes, my fellow Oscar pundits are talking about the rising fortunes of the top trio in the awards race, "The Artist," "War Horse," and "The Descendants." All along, I have been puzzled by why they aren't taking another Oscar contender more seriously: "Moneyball....

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    The Amazing Race: Does A Packed Field Of Nostalgic Crowd-Pleasers Leave The Door Open For More Complex Fare?

    Over the Thanksgiving weekend, certain things started to crystallize about this year's Best Picture Oscar race. Films like "Hugo," "My Week With Marilyn" and "The Artist" opened, joining the already-percolating "The Descendants" and earlier hopeful nominee...

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    For Your Consideration: Indiewire Predicts The Oscar Precursors, Part 1

    With tonight's Gotham Awards and tomorrow's double dose of the Spirit Award nominations and the voting of the New York Film Critics Circle, the onslaught begins in pre-Oscar awards, including the Golden Globes, the SAG Awards, the Critics' Choice and dozens of critics' groups.

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    China Resolves Flowers of War Producers vs. Theaters Impasse

    Tensions between theaters and studios are not only riding high in Hollywood. The Chinese government has intervened to resolve a conflict between the producers of "Flowers of War," the most expensive movie ever made in China, and exhibitors, who fought against a steep ticket price hike, rep...

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    Cross-Post: Oscars 2011: Single Fathers and the Vanishing Mothers

    One of the threads running through this year’s Oscar race is the single father who must pull things together for the sake of his kids.  This is especially poignant in three films – Moneyball, The Descendants and We Bought a Zoo.  It’s even funnier that it happens to be Ge...

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    Gotham Independent Film Awards Tonight Will Be Live-Streamed ("Pariah," "Gun Hill Road," Others Up For Awards)

    The 21st annual Gotham Independent Film Awards ceremony takes place tonight, Monday, November 28th, at Cipriani’s Wall Street, and will be streamed live on the IFP's website HERE, so we can all watch it! 

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    Video: Spielberg Talks War Horse at New York Screening

    DreamWorks put Steven Spielberg onstage in New York with moderator Mark Harris at an advance screening of "War Horse" on Sunday, which was simulcast live via satellite at preview screenings in nine other cities--Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, Boston, Washington, Seattle, Miam...

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    Media and Industry Get a Gander at Spielberg's War Horse and Streep as The Iron Lady

    Sight unseen, many predicted that with Steven Speilberg at the helm, World War I drama "War Horse" was the film to beat for best picture and Meryl Streep the front runner for Best Actress in Phyllida Lloyd's Margaret Thatcher biopic "The Iron Lady." At last, in advance o...

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    Hugo: The 3-D Game-Changer

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