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    David O. Russell To Accept Indie Impact Award at Upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival

    Variety will present director David O. Russell with the Indie Impact Award at the upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival (January 3-14), celebrating the "Silver Linings Playbook" filmmaker for his contributions to the art and business of cinema.

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    Gorgeous 'Life of Pi' Filming Locations in Pondicherry, India

    Check out Guardian's photo gallery of locations in Pondicherry, India used in Ang Lee's "Life of Pi." Among the settings used for the film are the Botanical Gardens, which were transformed into Pi's family's zoo...

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    Weekend Recap: Director Interviews with Stone and Coppola, January Releases, and More Best of 2012

    Weekend Recap: Director Interviews with Stone and Coppola, January Releases, and More Best of 2012

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    The Growth of Original Web Series: What's Working and Why

    Original web content, especially in series form, continued to grow as a viable entertainment medium for artists and entertainers in 2012. Liz Shannon Miller has an article on GigaOm that looks at four success stories from the past year and what they may mean for the web’s future as a substanti...

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    Denzel Washington Is Only The 4th Black Actor To Top Annual Quigley Top Money-Making List

    The crucial stuff from the press release I received:

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    Debate Continues to Rage Over 'Django Unchained' as It Gallops Past $64 Million at the Box Office

    Notable figures both in and out of Hollywood continue to weigh in on Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained." The ongoing debate about the film can only help its prospects — “Django” is now more than halfway to the domestic box office total of “Inglourious Basterds," in a mere six days.

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    Donna Summer Was Born Today... And Tasha Smith Wants To Play Her In A Biopic

    Today in history, December 31, 1948, singer/song writer, Donna Summer (born LaDonna Adrian Gaines), dubbed the queen of disco in the 1970s, was born in Boston, MA.

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    Long Lost 'Black Angel' Short That Played In Front Of 'Empire Strikes Back' Rediscovered (Again)

    It’s no secret that many films have been lost to the ravages of time -- an estimated 90 percent of American films made before 1929 are believed to gone forever -- but it’s hard to believe that an influential short film released in 1980 in front of showings of “Star Wars: Episode V ...

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    Listen: Quentin Tarantino's Soundtrack Commentary For 'Django Unchained'

    Now that Quentin Tarantino’s epic slavery western has been out for a week you’ve probably not only seen a couple of times -- for an R-rated western it’s doing surprisingly well -- but you’re also probably giving the soundtrack a spin. And now, you can enjoy the soundtrack com...

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    Critics Weigh in on Worst Movies of 2012

    Critics let the fur fly when they unleash their scorn on the year's worst movies, the dregs at the bottom of the barrel, the flicks that really waste their time. For your reading pleasure we present an assortment of "Worst Movies of the Year" lists. Our own is right here.

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