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Oscar Talk: Inception, Comic-Con, Summer Contenders

Oscar Talk: Inception, Comic-Con, Summer Contenders
In another summer Oscar Talk, Kris Tapley and I discuss lingering questions on Inception and first-wave internet criticism. Spoilers beware!
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 16, 2010 8:00 AM
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Weekend Must-Sees: Despicable Me, The Kids Are All Right, Plus B-Remake Predators

Weekend Must-Sees: Despicable Me, The Kids Are All Right, Plus B-Remake Predators
It's pretty slim pickings this summer. Assuming you've seen Toy Story 3, what else is there?
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 9, 2010 11:41 AM
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Emmy Noms Winners: The Pacific, Glee, Mad Men; Snubs for Treme and Leno

Emmy Noms Winners: The Pacific, Glee, Mad Men; Snubs for Treme and Leno
The highlights of Thursday morning's nominations for the 62nd annual primetime Emmy Awards are:
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 8, 2010 4:04 AM
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Bigelow, Moore Join Academy Board of Governors

Bigelow, Moore Join Academy Board of Governors
Let's face it. Most of the Hollywood veterans who serve on the Motion Picture Academy board of governors, while august and admirable, are older males. While documentarian/provocateur Michael Moore (Bowling for Columbine) is no spring chicken, in the world of the Academy, being in your 50s counts as young. And fellow Oscar-winners Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) and editor Anne Coates (Lawrence of Arabia) are women to boot. The Academy recently elected the three first-time Academy governors, along with nine incumbents and three filmmakers returning after a hiatus.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 7, 2010 5:40 AM
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SPC Nabs Cannes Pic Life, Above All

SPC Nabs Cannes Pic Life, Above All
Sony Pictures Classics has picked up Oliver Schmitz's Life, Above All, winner of the Cannes Fest Francois Chalais Prize. The South African director is known for Mapantsula and his recent contribution to Paris, je t'aime. Life, Above All is based on Allon Stratton's young adult novel, Chanda's Secrets.
  • By Cameron Carlson
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  • June 28, 2010 6:28 AM
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James Franco Shows Three Shorts in Palm Springs, Explains Career Plan

James Franco Shows Three Shorts in Palm Springs, Explains Career Plan
James Franco (Milk, Pineapple Express) is a tad mysterious, mainly because we all want to know why he's doing so many things on top of his acting.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 28, 2010 3:20 AM
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LAFF Winners Are A Family, Make Believe

LAFF Winners Are A Family, Make Believe
Pernille Fischer Christensen’s A Family won the Los Angeles Film Festival narrative award, while J. Clay Tweel’s Make Believe collected the documentary award at the awards brunch Saturday.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 26, 2010 8:14 AM
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Academy Won't Move Up Next Oscar Show; Here's Why

Academy Won't Move Up Next Oscar Show; Here's Why
Just because the topic of moving the Oscars up to January was raised at Tuesday night's board of governors meeting of the Motion Picture Academy doesn't mean that it could happen this year. It couldn't. And the Academy has issued a statement to that effect:
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 23, 2010 8:44 AM
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Academy Announces Oscar Show Producers Cohen and Mischer

Academy Announces Oscar Show Producers Cohen and Mischer
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences president Tom Sherak is jumping the gun this year by announcing the show's producers in June. The producers of last November's first inaugural Governor's Awards, film producer Bruce Cohen and TV producer Don Mischer, will do the honors on the 83rd Academy Awards telecast, which airs on ABC Sunday, February 27, live from the Kodak Theatre. Mischer will also direct the telecast.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 23, 2010 1:10 AM
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Trailer Watch: Conviction Tugs at Tear Ducts

Trailer Watch: Conviction Tugs at Tear Ducts
Fox Searchlight is releasing the online trailer for Tony Goldwyn's R-rated Conviction today (below). This trailer will debut on E.T. tonight and hit theaters attached to the Duplass brothers' summer comedy Cyrus on Friday. The movie opens October 12.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 17, 2010 11:08 AM
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