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Sundance 2013: Premieres & Doc Lineup -- Including 'Before Midnight,' 'Stoker,' 'The East,' 'Lovelace'

  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 3, 2012 3:59 PM
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New York Film Critics Circle Awards: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Dominates - Best Picture, Director, Cinematography UPDATE

Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" dominates the New York Film Critics Circle 2012 awards with Best Director, Best Picture and Best Cinematographer.
  • By Anne Thompson & Sophia Savage
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  • December 3, 2012 3:12 PM
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Rachel Weisz Talks 'Deep Blue Sea,' Consuming Love [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO] UPDATE

Rachel Weisz is a terrific actress at the height of her beauty and power who is trying to push good roles up the hill, with varying results, from "The Whistleblower" to "Agoura."  (More mainstream thriller "Dream House" yielded husband Daniel Craig, but was not a critics' picture.) UPDATE: Now she has won Best Actress from the New York Film Critics Circle for her towering powrformance in "The Deep Bliue Sea."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 3, 2012 3:08 PM
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Immersed in Movies: Talking More Stop-Motion with the 'ParaNorman' Directors

Laika's "ParaNorman" not only outpaced its two stop-motion rivals, "Frankenweenie" and "The Pirates! Band of Misfits," at the box office with a respectable $55.8 million, but it also pushed the boundaries of a family movie with its theme of intolerance...
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • December 3, 2012 2:26 PM
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Fran Walsh, The Woman Behind the 'Hobbit' & 'LOTR' Curtain

The NY Times' Brooks Barnes compares meeting Fran Walsh, co-writer and producer of "The Hobbit" and the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, to meeting the Wizard of Oz. While Gollum actor Andy Serkis says that “It’s impossible to overstate her importance,” the woman remains an elusive Hollywood mystery who shies away from the spotlight. She's also Peter Jackson's partner, and tells Barnes that, “He’s not my husband. He’s never asked me, and if he did, I probably wouldn’t say yes.”
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • December 3, 2012 2:04 PM
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Disney Leads Annie Award Best Picture Nominees with 'Brave,' 'Frankenweenie' & 'Wreck-It Ralph'

Nominees for the 40th Annie Awards, recognizing the best in animation, have been announced. Between Pixar and the Walt Disney Studio branches, Disney secured three Best Picture nods for "Brave," "Frankenweenie" and "Wreck-It Ralph." Full list below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 3, 2012 2:04 PM
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Alamo Drafthouse Unveils Third NY Location in Brooklyn; Opening 2015

The Alamo Drafthouse will be unveiling its third NY location in downtown Brooklyn. The seven-screen theater will be located at City Point, in a 1.8-million square foot mixed-use project space.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 3, 2012 1:14 PM
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Film Critics Start to Weigh In

As we await the final New York Film Critics Circle results and anticipate the National Board of Review December 5 and LA Film Critics Association December 9, a few top ten lists are coming out. These votes will start to push momentum toward certain winners.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 3, 2012 12:57 PM
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First Look: Cumberbatch Causing Epic Destruction in 'Star Trek Into Darkness'?

Check out the new poster for J. J. Abrams' upcoming "Star Trek Into Darkness." Abrams will preview new footage and offer an intro to the world on December 9 and 10.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 3, 2012 12:45 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Sam Hamm on Jerry Lewis-Starrer 'The Nutty Professor'

Jekyll and Hyde Week begins at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Sam Hamm introducing 1963's "The Nutty Professor," starring Jerry Lewis as nerd-turned-heartthrob Buddy Love.
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  • December 3, 2012 11:30 AM
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