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    Gwyneth Paltrow To Sing At The Grammys With The Muppets & At The Oscars With Her Guitar

    After singing in "Country Strong" and on "Glee," Gwyneth Paltrow isn't going to stop until everyone on the planet has heard her sing a song from the former or her version of Cee-Lo's "Fuck You" which she sang on the latter.

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    R.I.P. John Barry (1933-2011)

    Sad news to start the week, as it emerged overnight that one of the great film composers, John Barry, passed away yesterday in New York, at the age of 77. The five-time Oscar winner was best known for his work on the James Bond films, for which he scored eleven of the twenty-two pictures to date, bu...

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    Austin Composer Graham Reynolds Reteaming With Richard Linklater For 'Bernie'

    Austin composer Graham Reynolds is set to reunite with Richard Linklater for the director's upcoming crime comedy "Bernie," which stars Jack Black in the title role, alongside Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey and Rip Torn.

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    Rachel Portman Scoring Lone Scherfig's 'One Day' With Anne Hathaway & Jim Sturgess

    Rachel Portman is name that isn't mentioned often enough when talking about great contemporary film composers. She's a three-time Academy Award nominee, winning once for "Emma," and has provided a number of memorable scores over the years but most recently, she delivered an excellent, piano-impressi...

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    James Horner Scoring 'Cristiada'; Directorial Debut By 'Lord Of The Rings' VFX Producer Dean Wright

    Film Stars Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria, Bruce Greenwood, Nestor Carbonell & Peter O’TooleHere's a project that has been flying under our radar. Dean Wright, the visual effects producer on "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" and "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," is making his directo...

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    2011 Oscar Nominations: 'The King's Speech' Leads The Pack With 12 Nominations

    "The King's Speech" sits on the throne this morning, earning 12 Oscar nominations and looking like the film to beat at the 83rd Academy Awards, while "True Grit" follows with 10 nods and "The Social Network" with 8. Not much in the way of shockers this year, but some pleasant surprises in the mix as...

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    James Newton Howard Scoring 'Green Lantern'

    While it's been rumored in quieter circles for some time now, it's since been confirmed that eight-time Oscar nominated composer James Newton Howard (everything from "Liar Liar," to "The Dark Knight") will be scoring Martin Campbell's upcoming sci-fi superhero flick, "Green Lantern."

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    Watch: Official Video For A.R. Rahman & Dido's "If I Rise" From '127 Hours'

    Though it has unfortunately and undeservedly fallen off the awards season radar, "127 Hours" still remains one of 2010's best films, a frenetic, energetic and harrowing piece of work that uses the story of a man losing his arm to weave a larger thematic web about the importance of human connectivity...

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    Dreamworks Animation Readies First Musical, 'Monkeys Of Bollywood'; A.R. Rahman Composing Score

    DreamWorks, that other animation studio besides Pixar and Disney, just announced their newest animated musical project titled “Monkeys of Bollywood.” Based on the Hindu poem “The Ramayana,” the concept follows two monkeys instead of humans, in a bid to capture the attention of children worldwide. Th...

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    Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross Scoring David Fincher's 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'

    David Fincher's "The Social Network" has been praised and well, maybe not entirely loved, in many circles, but all seem to be in agreement that the film sounded unlike anything released in 2010, thanks to the pulsating and moody electronic score from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. The Nine Inch Nail...

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