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5 Things You Might Not Know About Woody Allen's Classic 'Annie Hall'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 3, 2012 10:00 AM
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Despite fierce competition from sci-fi blockbuster "Star Wars" and fellow romantic comedy "The Goodbye Girl," Woody Allen's masterpiece "Annie Hall" walked away with Best Picture at the 50th Academy Awards, which were held on this day thirty-four years ago. Indeed, Allen's film nearly swept the board, despite only taking five nominations: Allen won Best Director and, alongside co-writer Marshall Brickman, Original Screenplay (although he lost Best Actor to Richard Dreyfuss), while Diane Keaton picked up Best Actress for the title role.

Emma Thompson To Reprise Role Of Lawyer Gareth Peirce From 'In The Name Of The Father' In New Pic 'The Secret Evidence'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • April 3, 2012 9:39 AM
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Back in 1993, Emma Thompson was nominated for an Oscar for her portrayal of the human rights lawyer Gareth Peirce, alongside Daniel Day-Lewis in Jim Sheridan’s “In the Name of the Father,” ultimately losing out (famously) to an 11-year-old Anna Paquin for “The Piano.” Nearly two decades later, Emma Thompson will once again portray the lawyer who famously turned down a CBE, and has worked alongside clients ranging from the family of Jean Charles de Menezes to the Birmingham Six and Julian Assange. Thompson will revisit the character in the international thriller, “The Secret Evidence.”

Oscilloscope Pick Up LCD Soundsystem Doc 'Shut Up And Play The Hits,' Netflix Buy David Tennant Soccer Drama 'United'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 3, 2012 9:17 AM
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Few thought that when Beastie Boy Adam Yauch set up distribution label Oscilloscope Laboratories to put out his 2008 directorial debut "Gunning For That #1 Spot," it would turn out to be anything other than a vanity side-project. But in fact, the company has evolved over the past four years to become one of the most forward-thinking indie distributors around, having released films like "Dear Zachary," "Wendy And Lucy," "Treeless Mountain," "The Exploding Girl," "Howl," "The Unloved," "We Need To Talk About Kevin," "Bellflower," "The Messenger," "Exit Through The Gift Shop" and "If A Tree Falls," the latter three all turning out to win Oscar nominations for their trouble.

Watch: Phenomenal Time-Lapse Single-Shot Reworking Of Alfred Hitchcock's 'Rear Window'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 3, 2012 9:02 AM
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Alfred Hitchock seems to hold a certain particular appeal for artists. From Douglas Gordon's "24 Hour Psycho," which sees the director's masterpiece slowed down to a one-day timespan, to a current exhibition themed around the filmmaker at Gallery 1988 in Santa Monica, visual and video artists seem to love deconstructing and recreating the iconography of the great director's films.

ND/NF '12 Review: 'Now, Forager' Is Strictly For Hardcore Food Snobs

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • April 3, 2012 8:56 AM
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Two pairs of boots crush the leaves underneath, making their way through the forest. The pair of sufficiently-dressed foragers look behind trees, over hills, combing the landscape for a major score. Underneath a tree, it is found: scores and scores of massive mushrooms, all of a specific, hard-to-find variety. In these, some would see deliciousness, and some would find money. Lucien and Regina, the two leads of “Now, Forager,” see the continuing of their way of life.

'A Star Is Born' Scribe Will Fetters Says His Male Lead Is Pretty Much A 50-Year-Old Kurt Cobain

  • By Simon Dang
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  • April 3, 2012 8:46 AM
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Over the years, there's been no less than three versions of "A Star is Born," with the two lead characters reinvented on each occasion: James Mason and Judy Garland, Janet Graynor and Fredic March, then Barbara Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. With R&B star Beyonce on board, we're getting yet another iteration of the story in Clint Eastwood's gestating project, with scribe Will Fetters now revealing an intriguing grunge icon as his personal inspiration for the story.

Watch: Ray Winstone & Rapper Plan B Do Things Their Own Way In Teaser Trailer For 'The Sweeney'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • April 3, 2012 8:20 AM
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After years in development, last year saw the resurfacing of the film adaptation of seminal British cop series "The Sweeney" by Vertigo Films, with "The Football Factory" helmer Nick Love directing. Well, the first teaser trailer for the movie has now been unveiled, and it's more or less what you'd expect from a buddy cop pic starring regular badass Ray Winstone and rapper Plan B, also known as Ben Drew.

Hype It With The Facts: Robert Redford Plans Watergate Doc 'All The President's Men Revisited' For Discovery Channel

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 3, 2012 7:58 AM
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Director/actor Robert Redford has always had a penchant for historical analysis surrounding game-changing events in his films, but while perhaps 2010's “The Conspirator” eluded him with its misguided casting and weak dialogue, a new documentary project surrounding the Watergate scandal appears to be right up his alley.

'Suits' Star Tom Lipinski To Play Younger Version Of Josh Brolin In Jason Reitman's 'Labor Day'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 2, 2012 10:59 PM
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First, we have a question: Does anyone watch USA network's "Suits"? If so, is it any good? While we wait for answer, it seems Jason Reitman is a fan, casting actor Tom Lipinski in his upcoming film "Labor Day." The twist here is that he'll be playing the younger version of Josh Brolin (who himself plays the younger version of Tommy Lee Jones in "Men In Black III" -- this will all make a good movie trivia question some day).

Roland Emmerich Looks To Blow Up The White House Again With Action Pic 'White House Down'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 2, 2012 10:32 PM
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He already blew up the White House once in "Independence Day" so why not make it the setting for an action film?

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