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    Oscar Watch: Contenders Like Gotham Winner Hurt Locker Mix Edge with Style

    It was predictable that The Hurt Locker would dominate the Gothams, winning best feature and ensemble as well as a tribute to director to Kathryn Bigelow, but the indie film, which came out last June, needed a boost in the more competitive Oscar race. Working with writer Mark Boal, who was embedded ...

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    Oscar Watch: New Carpetbagger Hits Award Circuit

    Melena Ryzik is the NYT's new "guide on the red carpet to the news and the nonsense of awards season, covering the Golden Globes, the Oscars and more," reads the new "about" section of The Carpetbagger. She's the NYT staffer who replaces the alter-ego of NYT media columnist David Carr, who burned ou...

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    Oscar Talk Episode Twelve: Nine, Invictus, The Lovely Bones

    In Contention's Kris Tapley and I have actually seen most of the Oscar movies now, and even though we're not supposed to write about all of them yet, we do talk about the sexy musical Nine, Clint Eastwood's Invictus and the mixed reaction to Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones. We also get into the ris...

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    Oscar Watch: Precious, Up in the Air Lead Pre-Holiday Guru Vote

    You can assume that most of the voters on Gurus 'O Gold have seen all the movies at this point except The Lovely Bones, Avatar and It's Complicated. So, these press people believe that Invictus (Newsweek's David Ansen reviews it) and Nine are in the race. Here's the new top ten. Keep in mind that in...

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    Trailer Watch: The Last Station Stars Mirren, Plummer, McAvoy

    I discovered Michael Hoffman's excellent literary adaptation The Last Station at Telluride; here's my feature. Sony Pictures Classics picked it up and is mounting an Oscar campaign for James McAvoy for best actor, Helen Mirren for best actress and Christopher Plummer for supporting (that's because t...

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    John Woo Talks Red Cliff

    John Woo's historic epic Red Cliff is one of the best films of the year. Already 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 two-and-a half-hour western cut of Red Cliff launched stateside last week in...

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    Oscar Watch: The Big Four Are Screening

    I've seen Rob Marshall's Nine and Clint Eastwood's Invictus, but I am not allowed to write about them just yet. And I got my screening invite today for Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones. They start at the end of the week. I've been reading the Alice Sebold novel, which is as cool as I had heard. So I...

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    Oscar News: Marc Shaiman Named Music Director

    It's no surprise, given that composer Marc Shaiman worked with co-producer Adam Shankman on the musical Hairspray, that he will do the music director honors for the 82nd Academy Awards. Shankman cited Will Ferrell and Jack Black’s comedy numbers as examples of the hilarity that he hopes Shaiman wil...

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    Oscar Watch: Fest Awards Push Contenders

    Along with fall award season pump-primers The Hollywood, London and AFI Fests, another key fest on the award season calendar is the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, which takes place at the height of Oscar voting this February, from the 4th through the 14th. (Oscar nominations are announce...

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    Brothers vs. Brothers

    Beware the cross-cultural remake.

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