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    Crafts Roundup: Talking Production Design with the Five Oscar Nominees

    The five Oscar nominees for production design ("American Hustle," "Gravity," "The Great Gatsby," "Her," and "12 Years a Slave") certainly capture the zeitgeist of the season in a variety of creative ways. They're about survival, self-invention, reinvention, and rebirth, and we reflect on this with a...

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    The Big O: What's at Stake for Cate in the Woody Debate?

    After acknowledging Allen's output numerous times since the allegations were originally made, the Academy appears to operate on the principle that the work comes first and any moral or ethical issues are secondary.

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    Oscar Nominee Christian Bale Holds His Roles to a High Standard, from 'American Hustle' to 'Out of the Furnace,' on DVD/Blu-ray March 11

    Christian Bale has shown intensity, shape-shifting and commitment in roles that are more consistently memorable than most actors can claim over a long career. He doesn't agree-- a sign of the high standards to which he holds himself. Clearly he knows how to pick roles-- and deliver. He finally lande...

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    Nine Things I Learned at the Hilarious Santa Barbara Film Fest Tribute to David O. Russell (VIDEO)

    At the upbeat Santa Barbara International Film Festival best director tribute to David O. Russell, the Oscar-nominated man behind "American Hustle" and "Silver Linings Playbook" (who infamously called Lily Tomlin the c-word to her face in 2004) had us all in stitches. While Russell can get testy or ...

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    The Big O: Which of the 3 Best-Picture Frontrunners Is Female-Friendliest?

    Which movie would give the biggest boost to females in the film industry, both behind and in front of the camera?

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    Box Office Top Ten: Action Holdovers and Animated Hits Edge Out Costly Bellyflop 'I, Frankenstein'

    Despite a flopping new wide release ("I, Frankenstein"), grosses for the Top 10 this weekend actually enjoyed a healthy jump over last year ($91 million up from $81), showing strength from two unexpectedly big Universal films ("Ride Along" and "Lone Survivor"), two animated features and sustained i...

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    Why 'American Hustle' Is Not This Year's 'Silver Linings Playbook', At Least to Oscar

    Though "American Hustle" and "Silver Linings Playbook" seem to share more than a few things in common, the former is in far better position to make a serious play for this year's Best Picture Academy Award.

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    Box Office: Universal's 'Ride Along' and 'Lone Survivor' Top Weekend as 'Jack Ryan' Stumbles and 'Hustle' Rides Oscar Wave

    Universal bounced back from its second big-budget dud of 2013, "47 Ronin," with two lower-budget 2014 releases that should pass the $100 million domestic mark. "Ride Along" and holdover "Lone Survivor" grabbed the top two spots, stealing the thunder from the spate of year-end Oscar contenders hoping...

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    'American Hustle' & 'Dallas Buyers Club' Win Big At SAG Awards

    Hollywood is certainly keeping us on our toes. In the span of a few days, we've seen the Oscar nominations, the kickoff of Sundance, the Critics Choice Awards, and last night, the Screen Actors Guild Awards. And as the winners often presage future Oscar winners, it's one that prognosticators were wa...

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