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    Weekend Top Ten: 'Catching Fire' and 'Frozen' Take Off

    One expected blockbuster, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," easily matched expectations with a record gross for the season of $161 million, while the next tentpole up, Disney's animated "Frozen," took in nearly $270,000 on a single Los Angeles screen in advance of its national rollout next pre-holi...

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    Here Are Indiewire's Top 10 Articles of the Week: 'Nymphomaniac' Trailer Finally Unveiled, Oscar Prediction Updates, Sundance Wishlist & More

    The past week has provided plenty of new developments and stories in the world of film. Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac" will likely go down as one of the most talked-about movies of 2013, even though its stateside release likely won't come until well into next year. Just this morning the first full ...

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    Crafts Roundup: A Survivor's Journey in Production Design

    With the awards season upon us, we're launching a new column, "Crafts Roundup," which examines a different below-the-line category each week. As this particularly striking season is dominated by survival and/or reinvention (both fact-based and fantastical), we're starting off with production design ...

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    WATCH: 'Gravity' Short by Jonas Cuaron Is Eligible as Oscar Live-Action Short (VIDEO)

    Last time I saw "Gravity" co-writer Jonas Cuaron, I asked him when we could see the short "Aningaaq" that he made to accompany his father Alfonso's film, which is kicking ass at the box office all over the world ($500 million and counting) and is one of two Oscar frontrunners so far. He said they we...

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    Actors Talk Actors: Julia Roberts, Ralph Fiennes, Benicio Del Toro and More Discuss This Year's Oscar Contenders in Variety

    In Variety's new SAG preview, 35 different actors discuss this year's likely Oscar contenders: Ralph Fiennes talks Chiwetel Ejiofor in "12 Years a Slave," Candice Bergen talks Sandra Bullock in "Gravity," Julia Roberts talks James Gandolfini in "Enough Said" and much more. Quote highlights below.

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    Immersed in Movies: Designing Cinematic Jigsaw Puzzle and Game-Changer 'Gravity'

    "Gravity" production designer Andrew Nicholson, who will be at the Art Directors Guild Wednesday night and at USC on Friday, discusses why the immersive, Oscar-contending blockbuster is a model for the future of hybrid movies.

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    For Your Consideration: A Mid-November Take On All The Major Oscar Races

    All the major fall festivals have come and gone, and the Oscar prognostication has come out in full force. And while there's still two months until the nominations are announced, it's finally fair game.

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    “Life In IKEA Is Impossible”: Watch This Amusing 'Gravity' Spoof

    Yep, it’s come to this. “Gravity” has basically gone mainstream. The Alfonso Cuarón 3D spectacle has grossed a whopping $476 million worldwide and having just opened in the U.K. with China still to come, some pundits are guestimating the film could hit $600 million globally ($500 million is just aro...

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    "Crap 3D Will Ruin A Perfectly Good Film": 'Gravity' Tech Chris Park Calls On Studios To Step Up Quality

    You may not find a more agreeable aspect this cinematic year than that of Alfonso Cuaron's masterful use of 3D in “Gravity” alongside DP Emmanuel Lubezki. Even going so far as to briefly reverse the opinion of staunchly anti-3D film critic Mark Kermode, the hit space drama is one of the few to furth...

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    Oscars: Can Anyone Beat 'Gravity' Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki To The Prize?

    n the last three years, the race for the Cinematography Oscar has come down to a bout between two kinds of candidates: the oft-overlooked veteran who has somehow never won an Oscar, and the previously-lauded cinematographer who shot a visual effects-infused extravaganza. In all three years, the winn...

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