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    Oscar Duel: Has Quentin Tarantino Produced a Legacy of Greatness?

    During a public appearance in London last month, Quentin Tarantino told the audience that with Inglourious Basterds, he is now an auteur; he has established a body of work that can be analyzed as a whole and as a product of his unique vision. Recalling his experiences watching the films of Howard Ha...

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    Awards Circuit Gleanings: Bullock and Bay

    The week before the Golden Globes, which happens to coincide with the final days of Oscar balloting, is packed with parties, most of them designed for maximum impact with Academy voters during balloting season. The senior quotient is noticeably higher at these events, where movie stars of yore and c...

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    Oscar Watch: Visual Effects List of Seven Led by Avatar

    Seven movies have made the short list of the Academy Visual Effects branch. They will vote for the final three nominated films on January 21 at the annual bake-off, where 15-minute reels of each film are screened for the VFX voters. I'm always at Sundance for this; I'd love to go one day.

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    Sherlock Holmes: Early Reviews

    Yet again, a London premiere sparked early London reviews of a big movie, which in turn released the trades and others to post their reviews. While Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey, Jr. as the pipe-smoking detective and Jude Law as his sidekick Dr. Watson, won't open stateside until December ...

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    How John Woo Shot Spectacular Period Epic 'Red Cliff'

    'Red Cliff' was a huge hit in Asia, which financed the original two-part $80-million five-hour war film (the most expensive movie ever produced in China). The well-reviewed two-and-a half-hour western cut of 'Red Cliff' launched stateside without much fanfare.

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    Apocalypse Hits 2012, D-BOX, Collapse

    Roland Emmerich's disaster movies Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow are guilty pleasures. I want to see 2012 (November 13) but Sony is hiding it from me.

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    Weekend Winners: Where the Wild Things Are, Law Abiding Citizen, Paranormal Activity

    Weekend Box Office WinnersSpike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are led the weekend box office. While an estimated $32.4 million was a studio record for October (the movie was on some 3700 screens), the number wasn't as big as some expected after its stellar Friday. The studio aimed the PG-rated film ...

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    The Road Will Open November 25

    The Weinstein Co. has been moving around the release date of The Road, trying to figure out what it has. Well, post-Venice and Telluride, where the film earned mostly glowing reviews, it looks like Harvey and Bob Weinstein are going for a holiday play after all on a prime awards season spot, Novembe...

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    Apparition Picks Up Boondock Saints II

    Apparition's Bob Berney is adding another movie to his burgeoning release slate, which kicks off September 18 with Jane Campion's Toronto-bound period romance, Bright Star. The latest release is Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, set to open October 30, marking yet another distribution deal with So...

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    Disney to Acquire Marvel Entertainment for $4 Billion

    Marvel Entertainment was so successful as an independent studio that it's a surprise to see it gobbled up by the Mouse House. Disney announced early Monday that it plans to acquire the comics company that spawned Spider-Man, Iron Man, X-Men and The Hulk, among some 5,000 Marvel characters. “We belie...

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