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BAFTA Nominations Buck The Trend With Strong Showings For 'Drive,' 'Tinker Tailor' & 'My Week With Marilyn'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 17, 2012 3:09 AM
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BAFTA nominations were announced early/late/unreasonably late this morning by Daniel Radcliffe and Holliday Grainger, and after a pretty shoddy longlist, which serves mainly to drain the suspense from the nominations list and to let Emma Watson tell her friends "I was this close to a BAFTA nomination!," the organization redeemed itself to a degree.

Watch: U.K. Trailer For The Dardenne Brothers' 'The Kid With A Bike'; Film Hits U.S. Cinemas On March 16th

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 16, 2012 5:17 PM
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While some of the more jaded critics have said "The Kid With A Bike" is yet another familiar effort from the Dardenne Brothers, you'd really have to be some kind of curmudgeon to shrug your shoulders at the arthouse duo's latest film. Premiering at Cannes last year, and making its way to various festivals throughout 2011, "The Kid With A Bike" will hit U.S. theaters this spring, but the first look comes courtesy of the U.K., as Artifical Eye has dropped a new trailer for the movie.

Watch: New Clip From Madonna's Golden Globe Winning 'W.E.'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 16, 2012 4:32 PM
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Perhaps the biggest surprise last night at the Golden Globes -- in an evening where everyone who was expected to win, did -- was Madonna's victory in the Best Original Song category for the ironically titled "Masterpiece." While the win pissed off a cranky Elton John, the honor spoke both to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's penchant for catering to the egos of celebs they want to hang with as well as Harvey Weinstein's still masterful handle on the awards season.
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Watch: 7 Clips From 'Man On A Ledge' Plus A Bunch Of New Pics From The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 16, 2012 4:01 PM
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Will genre thrillers be the saving grace of the generally lackluster early winter box office? As far as this winter goes, Hollywood is sure banking on it. With "Contraband" taking the top spot last weekend and with "Haywire," "The Grey" and "Man On A Ledge" coming in the next couple of weeks, studios are hoping audiences are done with that arty, high brow Oscar stuff, and just want to be entertained for 90 minutes.

Nicolas Cage Eyes Lead In Bruce McDonald's 'Dark Highway'; Director Planning Movie Based On New Album By Stars

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 16, 2012 2:44 PM
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There are two ways we can approach this story, either as a statement on Canadian director Bruce McDonald's seemingly endless slate of projects or as yet another journey for the helmer into music based material. But really, both apply. Coming off a year that saw McDonald release "Hardcore Logo 2," the short film "A Love Supreme" as well as get behind the camera on a handful of TV projects, 2012 is barely two weeks old and he's already packing up his schedule.

Get Presidential With Poster, 3 New Pics & Behind The Scenes Look At 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 16, 2012 1:28 PM
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Abraham Lincoln is one of the most revered presidents in United States history. What the Tim Burton produced, Timur Bekmambetov directed "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" presupposes is, what if he hunted bloodsuckers?

Patton Oswalt Talks With Garry Shandling About Preparing For 'Young Adult' & Being Cool With A Naked Charlize Theron

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • January 16, 2012 1:04 PM
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Tis the season for awards campaigns, which means that, all around Hollywood over the next month or so, studios and publicity firms will be hosting special screenings and mixer parties featuring delectable hors d’oeuvres and, even better, open bar.

'The Innkeepers' Director Ti West Hopes To Start Sci-Fi Project In February; Anthology Film 'V/H/S' Goes To Sundance

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • January 16, 2012 12:20 PM
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Aside from the deliberate pacing of his films and their haunting payoffs, Ti West is probably best known for doing exactly what he wants to do, when he wants to do it: after unsuccessfully attempting to remove his name from “Cabin Fever 2” when Lionsgate took the film away from him, he took on another sequel, “A Haunting in Georgia,” before deciding he didn’t want to undertake another project he couldn’t control from conception to completion. And looking at his films so far, he’s flaunted his individuality in the face of the rest of the industry’s genre dreck, avoiding trends or more easily-marketable ideas in favor of singular, original stories. All of which is why it comes as no small surprise that the next story fans will see from him is a segment from a found-footage anthology.

'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,' 'Moneyball,' 'War Horse' Win Nominations For ACE Editing Awards

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 16, 2012 12:00 PM
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Far more so than critics' groups and things like the Golden Globes, the guild awards are far more accurate at showing how Oscar nominations will play out. That's because when it comes to the Academy's nomination process, each category is voted on specifially by their own branch -- the actors pick the actors, the writer pick the writers, the cinematographers pick the cinematographers, and so on. Once the nominations have been decided, most categories are then opened up to voting by the Academy at large.

Watch: Adrien Brody, Christina Hendricks & Bryan Cranston In Trailer For Tony Kaye's Teaching Drama 'Detachment'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 16, 2012 11:40 AM
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Tony Kaye could have had the world as his oyster. An award-winning commercials and music video director, he landed one of the hottest scripts around, with a fast-rising star, for his directorial debut, "American History X," with Edward Norton.

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