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    Immersed in Movies: Final Oscar Thoughts

    During this final week leading up to Sunday's 85th Academy Awards, I was reminded of the extraordinary meta-experience that underlies several of this year's nominees. In the end, at least for me, it's not about the frantic Oscar race and ultimately who wins and who doesn't but about the joy of makin...

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    Preview Mondo's Limited Edition Oscar Posters Set to Go on Sale Sunday Night

    Mondo, the art division of the Alamo Drafthouse that specializes in awesome exclusive poster artwork, has partnered with the Academy for the second year in a row to produce a limited line of posters for the Oscar nominees.

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    Check Out Mondo's Posters For Oscar Nominees 'Paranorman,' 'Les Miserables' & 'The Master'

    Even though we're just a few short days from the Oscar hardware finally being handed out and everyone getting wasted at the Vanity Fair party (hey guys, where's our invite?), that doesn't mean there still isn't time to honor the nominess. And Mondo has provided a little preview of wh...

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    Immersed in Movies: Exploring 'ParaNorman' VFX

    In addition to its best animated feature Oscar nomination, the stop-motion "ParaNorman" has also distinguished itself with a few VFX noms from the Visual Effects Society. It's a testament to both "ParaNorman's" individual accomplishment in pushing verisimilitude and Laika's commitment to transcendin...

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    'Brave,' 'Rise Of The Guardians,' 'Wreck-It Ralph' Lead Annie Awards Nominations

    While not as hotly contested as many of the major awards this holiday season, the International Animation Film Society announced the nominees for its 40th Annual Annie Awards yesterday, and offer, at the very least, a peak at what the Best Animated Feature Oscar race will look like in the next coupl...

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    Immersed in Movies: Talking More Stop-Motion with the 'ParaNorman' Directors

    Laika's "ParaNorman" not only outpaced its two stop-motion rivals, "Frankenweenie" and "The Pirates! Band of Misfits," at the box office with a respectable $55.8 million, but it also pushed the boundaries of a family movie with its theme of intolerance...

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    This Week's Year-End Catch-Up Capsules

    Here's what I've seen this week, and whether it will make my -- or your -- top ten films of the year.

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    Why 'Lawless' Tops Indiewire's 4 DVD/Blu-ray Picks This Week

    This week on DVD/Blu-ray: John Hillcoat's brutal follow-up to "The Road"; the latest from the studio that brought you "Coraline"; the complete first (and only) season of Michael Mann's HBO show; and an end-of-the-world saga for action lovers.

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    13 Indie Horror Movies From 2012 to Watch on Halloween

    Last year, Indiewire inaugurated a new tradition by singling out 13 recent indie horror movies in time for Halloween. The truth is that great horror cinema surfaces all year long, but the national holiday presents a nice opportunity to champion films too often dismissed by the faint-hearted mainstre...

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    Do Reviews of Kids Movies Affect Their Box Office?

    According to the numbers in recent years: not really.

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