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    Video: Watch 'Frankenweenie' Trailer and Tim Burton's Career-Starting 1984 Original

    Tim Burton's animated "Frankenweenie" doesn't arrive until October 5, but check out the new trailer (as well as the original 1984 thirty minute live-action short film, which launched Burton's career), below. Last year, many cities (including LA and NY, at LACMA and MoMA respect...

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    Video: Actress-Turned-Nun Dolores Hart Attends the Oscars with HBO Short 'God is the Bigger Elvis'

    Academy member Dolores Hart, 73, the Hollywood ingenue who kissed Elvis Presley in "Loving You" and Jim Hutton (Tim's Dad) in "Where the Boys Are," made her first appearance at the Oscars Sunday, accompanying HBO's documentary short nominee "God is the Bigger Elvis."

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    Aspen Shortsfest Celebrates 20 Years; Festival Runs April 10-15

    The Aspen Shortsfest, celebrating its 20th year, runs in Colorado at the Wheeler Opera House April 10-15. Indiewire considers the fest one of the top 50 in the world, with its showcase of short drama, comedy, animation and documentary films. On March 14 the fest's full program will be announced ...

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    Weekend Oscar Party Trawl UPDATED SPIRITS PICS

    Sunday night after the Oscars I went to the Governor's Ball, where Tony Bennett sang four songs, raw seafood was piled high on ice, and towers of chocolate flowed along with the champagne. Academy execs Dawn Hudson and Ric Robertson were relieved to have endured a long and turbulent Oscar reason...

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    Michael Fassbender Joins Ridley Scott's Your Film Festival as Juror and Co-Executive Producer; Video

    Ridley Scott just got a mighty fine partner in crime for his new Your Film Festival, naming its first winner at this year's Venice Film Festival; Michael Fassbender will help the director-producer co-executive producer and choose the Grand Prize Winner of the Your Film Festival competition...

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    Short Starts: Watch "Lorax" Director Chris Renaud's Oscar-Nominated "No Time for Nuts"

    Short Starts is a column devoted to kicking off the week with a short film, typically one tied to a new release. Today we look at the directorial debut of Chris Renaud, who co-directed "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax," which opens Friday.

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    Kevin Spacey's Trigger Street Announces U.S. Winner of Jameson First Shot Competition

    All the best film puns have to do with booze, don't they? Today Trigger Street Productions announced the U.S. winner of their Jameson First Shot competition.

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    This Is What It's Like To Be a First-Time Oscar Nominee

    Industry heavyweights like Martin Scorsese and George Clooney know the Oscar game too well, but 27-year-old Norwegian filmmaker Hallvar Witzo has discovered a whole new world. An Academy Award nominee for best live-action short for "Tuba Atlantic" -- which, along with the other short film contenders...

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    Short Starts: Watch "Wanderlust" Director David Wain's 1991 Film "Aisle Six"

    Short Starts is a column devoted to kicking off the week with a short film, typically one tied to a new release. Today we look the first film by David Wain, who directed and co-wrote "Wanderlust," which opens Friday.

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    Terry George Talks Oscar-Winning Short 'The Shore,' Michael Mann's 'Luck'

    Last week in New York, Irish writer-director Terry George and I met at the fabled Monkey Bar off Fifth Avenue to talk about his Oscar-nominated short, "The Shore." The Irish filmmaker was nominated for writing "In the Name of the Father" and "Hotel Rwanda" and directed Don Cheadle to an acting nomin...

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