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    3 of 15 Documentaries on Oscar Shortlist Directed by Women

    Yesterday, the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences released the 15 films on the short list in the Documentary feature category for this year’s Oscars. Only three films on the shortlist are directed by women. That's just 20%.

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    Zou Bisou Bisou! Best Pop Culture Quotes from 2012 [Videos]

    "Argo fuck yourself," and other soundbites from the year, are compiled in Vulture's 2012's Most Memorable Pop Culture Quotes. Also included are Lena Dunham's shakey assertion in "Girls" that she's "at least a voice of a generation," and Megan Draper's "Zou bisou bisou" crooning from "Mad Men."

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    Watch: The Year In Film 2012 In 7 Minutes

    Have you started making your New Year's Eve plans? It's only 27 days away, as the clock keeps ticking down on 2012. Cahiers Du Cinema, Sight & Sound and John Waters have already dropped their top ten lists, the New York Film Critics Circle handed out the first batch of awards, and even though there ...

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    New Three-Screen Indie-Film Theater MIST Harlem Opens in NYC With 'Otelo Burning' and 'The Loneliest Planet'

    For all the dire talk about whether arthouse theaters can survive all the shifts in the industry and the dreaded conversion to digital projection, there sure are a lot of indie cinemas opening.

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    Exhibitors Give the Movie Experience A Facelift: ShowEast 2012

    Exhibitors face growing challenges over the next decade, and will have to try innovative solutions to overcome them. The ShowEast schedule was filled with ideas to lure back patrons to theater seats. Variety compiled the top five expert opinions, from tech providers to exhibitors, to test how they g...

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    Exclusive: Matt Damon Says 'The Bourne Legacy' Makes It Hard For Him To Re-Enter The Franchise

    Last time Matt Damon, star of the original 'Bourne' trilogy, was out doing press, he said he hadn't seen "The Bourne Legacy," this past summer's extensive reboot of the franchise that placed Jeremy Renner at the center of the action. The film upped the franchise's scien...

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    Watch Bow Wow's AWOL Attempt In Exclusive Clip From Military Drama 'Allegiance' (Malik Yoba Co-Stars)

    Watch Bow Wow's AWOL Attempt In Exclusive Clip From Military Drama 'Allegiance' (Malik Yoba Co-Stars)

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    Casting Watch: Dane DeHaan Beats Eddie Redmayne for Harry Osborn Role in 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'

    Dane DeHaan, who starred in "Chronicle" and has had minor roles this year in both "Lincoln" and "Lawless," has been cast as Harry Osborn in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." DeHaan will take over the role from James Franco in Sam Raimi's first three "Spider Man" films, and joins leads Andrew Garfield and ...

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    Broadway Has Strongest Year in History with Nearly $1.14 Billion Box Office Haul

    The Broadway League has released its 15th annual demographics report, revealing 2012 to be the strongest year in history in terms of attendance and grosses. The Broadway box office haul was nearly $1.14 billion this year.

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    Watch: The Band Jams In First Clip From David Chase's Rock 'N Roll Drama 'Not Fade Away'

    Guys, guitars, coming-of-age, young love...it's a rite of passage for many young men with LPs, late nights and romance all coming together in a certain time and place when anything seems possible. And that's the feeling "The Sopranos" creator David Chase is trying to evoke with his...

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