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    James Franco Shows Three Shorts in Palm Springs, Explains Career Plan

    James Franco (Milk, Pineapple Express) is a tad mysterious, mainly because we all want to know why he's doing so many things on top of his acting.

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    LAFF Winners Are A Family, Make Believe

    Pernille Fischer Christensen’s A Family won the Los Angeles Film Festival narrative award, while J. Clay Tweel’s Make Believe collected the documentary award at the awards brunch Saturday.

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    Academy Won't Move Up Next Oscar Show; Here's Why

    Just because the topic of moving the Oscars up to January was raised at Tuesday night's board of governors meeting of the Motion Picture Academy doesn't mean that it could happen this year. It couldn't. And the Academy has issued a statement to that effect:

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    Academy Announces Oscar Show Producers Cohen and Mischer

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences president Tom Sherak is jumping the gun this year by announcing the show's producers in June. The producers of last November's first inaugural Governor's Awards, film producer Bruce Cohen and TV producer Don Mischer, will do the honors on the 83rd Academ...

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    Trailer Watch: Conviction Tugs at Tear Ducts

    Fox Searchlight is releasing the online trailer for Tony Goldwyn's R-rated Conviction today (below). This trailer will debut on E.T. tonight and hit theaters attached to the Duplass brothers' summer comedy Cyrus on Friday. The movie opens October 12.

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    Trailer Watch: Never Let Me Go

    One award-season play for Fox Searchlight this year is Mark Romanek's Never Let Me Go, set for October 1 release. (The trailer is below.) Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley and Andrew Garfield lead the cast of the film adapted by Alex Garland from the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro (The Remains of the Day). R...

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    Tonys Go Hollywood, Red's Logan Pens Miraculous Year, Nolan Hates 3D, It's a Wrap for Harry Potter

    The Tonys went Hollywood Sunday night, from winners Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in best revival winner Fences to best featured actress and actor Scarlett Johansson and Eddie Redmayne, respectively, and Catherine Zeta-Jones as best actress (in musical revival A Little Night Music). The Tonys a...

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    Oscar Talk Summer Edition: Post-Cannes, Box Office Blues

    In our second Oscar Talk Summer Edition, In Contention's Kris Tapley and I cover his cross-country road trip, award contenders emerging from Cannes, and the disappointing summer so far, with some debate over indie darlings Winter's Bone and The Kids Are Alright, which opens next week's Los Angeles F...

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    MTV Movie Awards: Bullock Should Have Kissed Betty White, Eclipse Clip, Cruise and JLo Dance

    As I've said, most awards shows are about people promoting themselves. Wouldn't it be a great idea to get the three stars to intro the Twilight: Eclipse video? (It's below, along with clips from the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Last Airbender, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.) Let's hav...

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    Women in Film Crystals: Off with Stilettos, On with Mentors

    The Women in Film Crystal Awards are like many other Hollywood awards shows--the folks who nab prizes are the ones who have enough studio backing to pay for some ads and a table, and everyone is there to sell something, whether it's their own brand, future employment or legacy.

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