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    7 Movie Dads You Wish You Had (And 5 You're Thankful You Don't)

    Happy father's day! Here's our list of the 7 best on-screen dads and 5 of the worst.

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    Jason Reitman Finds ‘The Possibilities’ In New Book From ‘The Descendents’ Writer

    It’s been no secret and filmmaker Jason Reitman has never been shy about the fact that his movies are heavily indebted to the films of Alexander Payne. They both have a very particular humanist tone and often a quiet, deadpan one at that. Reitman put on a double feature of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”...

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    Steve Carell in the Sweet, Endearing 'The Way Way Back'

    Just when it seemed that the days of overpaying for Sundance movies had ended, this year Fox Searchlight spent almost $10 million for the very conventional-sound coming-of-age movie The Way Way Back. That deal sent me into the screening room recently wondering if they'd lost their minds; I left ...

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    Julianne Nicholson Will Play the Female Lead in Sundance's New Series 'The Descendants'

    Julianne Nicholson has just been cast as the female lead in "The Descendents," a Sundance Channel original series from writer Aaron Guzikowski ("Contraband" and the upcoming film "Prisoners") that was greenlit back in March.

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    Sundance Channel Greenlights Its Second Original Scripted Series, 'The Descendants'

    Today, Sundance Channel announced that it had ordered another scripted drama, "The Descendants" (working title), from writer Aaron Guzikowski ("Contraband" and the upcoming Hugh Jackman feature "Prisoners") and producer Sarah Condon ("Bored to Death").

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    Grammys: 'The Muppets,' 'The Artist,' 'The Dark Knight Rises,' 'Dragon Tattoo' & More Nominated For Soundtrack & Score

    We haven't paid attention to the Grammys in years, mostly because it's irrelevant, these days we're barely familiar with half the nominees, and the show is usually pure tedium. (Don't even get us started on that Beach Boys tribute thing last year.) But for movie buffs looking to main...

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    Win 'The Descendants' On DVD Plus Check Out The Book To Film Study Guide

    It has been a helluva run for "The Descendants." The return for filmmaker Alexander Payne not only earned critical raves, but it did remarkable business at the box office taking in over $150 million worldwide. And the industry sat up and took notice too, with the film earning numerous hono...

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    Oscar Review: Awards As Bland As Oatmeal

    Well don’t James Franco and Anne Hathaway look better now? Last year’s Oscar show may have been a headlong collision, but at least a crash has curiosity value. This year’s show was as lively and colorful as cold oatmeal. You know it’s a dull show when even the Best Dead ...

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    Best Ways To Watch The Oscars

    If you’re a fan of Billy Crystal and nostalgia (they sort of go together, don’t they?) tonight’s Academy Awards show has your name on it. But if, like many more of us, the throwback to Oscar hosts past and the presumed dominance of The Artist sounds like a snooze, here are some way...

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    'The Artist' Sweeps Spirit Awards Taking Best Picture, Director, Actor & Cinematography

    The awards season train continues for "The Artist," and while in years past the Spirit Awards have tended to honor edgier or more decidedly independent fare, this year it looks like even they have the fever for the silent movie sensation. Taking home the big prizes for Best Picture, Best D...

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