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    Ten Animated Shorts Shortlisted for Oscar

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the ten films shortlisted for the Best Animated Short category at the 85th Annual Oscars. The list comes from a longer list of eligible shorts. Members of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch Reviewing Committees viewed all elig...

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  • The Playlist
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    Benedict Cumberbatch Confirmed To Play Julian Assange, James McAvoy Joins Him

    Even though Julian Assange has gone from notorious hacker to exiled cause celebre (hell, Lady Gaga of all people paid him a visit at the Ecuadorean embassy in London), his saga remains fascinating and important. Which means Hollywood has come calling. And while there are a handful of competing featu...

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    The Weinstein Company Pick Up Bong Joon-Ho's 'Snow Piercer,' Summer 2013 Release Likely

    It looks like The Weinstein Company has been busy this week picking up movies. With an Oscar slate that already (potentially) includes "The Master," "Django Unchained," "Silver Linings Playbook" and "The Intouchables," they've got another ace up their sleeve. But first, they've nabbed a movie that's...

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    Kino Releases 5-Film David O. Selznick Collection on Blu-ray & DVD

    Kino Classics will release the "David O. Selznick Collection" for the first time on Blu-ray and DVD on November 13. The collection focuses on the golden-age mogul's earlier productions and includes the Freddie Bartholomew classic "Little Lord Fauntleroy," the original 1937 version of "A Star is Born...

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    Alan Arkin & Kim Basinger Get Into A 'Grudge Match' With Sylvester Stallone & Robert De Niro

    It’s one of those movies that sounds like it’s been thought up on a boozy night out -- wouldn’t it be great if there was a movie where Rocky and Jake LaMotta fight each other in the ring? Well, now there will be! Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro are stepping back into the ring...

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    Celebrating Five Years of Women and Hollywood

    I seem to always forget the anniversary of the site.  I guess that's good because that means I am busy and have a lot going on.  But this year is a milestone - 5 YEARS! and I didn't want to let another day go by without acknowledging it and thanking everyone who reads the site.

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    Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson, Nick Offerman & Alison Brie Join 'Lego: The Piece Of Resistance'

    Ordinarily, toy brand + celeb voice = us falling asleep. But, it's Lego and we pretty much like everyone who is coming on board a lot, and the guys directing it are solid too. So, color us optimistic. And really, how can you not like these latest additions?

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    Wahlberg Joins Michael Bay's Next Testosterone Fest, 'Transformers 4'

    The combined testosterone of Michael Bay and Mark Wahlberg will fuel "Transformers 4" for Paramount. The director confirms that Wahlberg, who stars in his "Pain & Gain," is "the perfect guy to re-invigorate the franchise and carry on the 'Transformers’ legacy."

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    Sorry Guys, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino & Zack Snyder Won't Direct 'Star Wars: Episode 7'

    If things stay the way they are now (which they probably won't), "Star Wars: Episode 7" will be directed by Matthew Vaughn with a script by Michael Ardnt (he completed a treatment for the trilogy, but he hasn't yet signed to write the screenplays). And while fans to continue to toss around dream nam...

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    Best Actress Race Is Wide Open: Oscar Perennials vs. Newbies

    As soon as an actor wins an Oscar, they enter the Academy fluke zone. It means that going forward, they have earned an advantage: they will be taken seriously as a possible nominee.

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