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#Super Bowl Ads: Google Spot

  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 8, 2010 2:05 AM
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More: Video, TV, Marketing

#Super Bowl Ads: Lost/Bud Light Spot

  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 8, 2010 1:53 AM
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More: Marketing, TV, Video

#Super Bowl Ads: Betty White Snickers Ad

  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 8, 2010 1:00 AM
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#Super Bowl Ads: Leno, Oprah and Letterman Promote The Late Show

Clearly, Jay Leno and David Letterman were not in the same room together for this Late Show Super Bowl spot. Amusing. Leno must be figuring that he'll come out ahead on this one. UPDATE: EW has the back story. It was Dave's idea. Oprah Winfrey tweeted as follows: Yes that was REAL D, J and me. Shot Tuesday nite in New York undercover at D's studio.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 8, 2010 12:36 AM
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Saturday Night Live Does Oscar Nominations

Saturday Night Live Does Oscar Nominations
[Hat Tip: @AwardsDaily]
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 7, 2010 7:46 AM
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More: Awards, Video, TV, Oscars

Super Bowl Movie Ads: Shutter Island, Prince of Persia, Alice in Wonderland, Last Airbender

Super Bowl Movie Ads: Shutter Island, Prince of Persia, Alice in Wonderland, Last Airbender
I don't watch the Super Bowl game. I watch the ads. CBS has sold out the spots, reports the LAT:
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 4, 2010 4:24 AM
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Michel Gondry's Mia Doi Todd - Open Your Heart (Video)

Michel Gondry's latest music video for Mia Doi Todd's "Open Your Heart" makes me smile.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 2, 2010 9:11 AM
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More: Video

#Sundance: Abel's Diego Luna is Director Discovery of Fest

#Sundance: Abel's Diego Luna is Director Discovery of Fest
Of the three actor-directors who made their feature filmmaking debuts at this year's Sundance, it looks like Mark Ruffalo (Sympathy for Delicious) and Philip Seymour Hoffman (Jack Goes Boating) can keep their day jobs. But Mexican star Diego Luna, with the magical family drama Abel, is the director discovery of this festival.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 30, 2010 9:51 AM
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#Sundance: Mark Lewis Gets Down with 3-D Cane Toads

#Sundance: Mark Lewis Gets Down with 3-D Cane Toads
With 1988's Cane Toads: An Unnatural History, Australian documentary filmmaker Mark Lewis (The Natural History of the Chicken) introduced Sundance audiences to the cane toad--an amphibian imported Down Under in 1935 to control sugar cane larvae. Of course, the cane toad did nothing of the kind, and turned out to be a remarkably adaptable--and toxic-- creature, capable of killing dogs and pets with its poison glands. This time with Cane Toads: The Conquest, Lewis celebrates the toad as he tries to restore the balance by suggesting it's not all the toad's fault. He takes us from the toad 16 million years ago, through Puerto Rico and Hawaii to Australia and the evolution of the new and improved 3- D "Ava-Toad."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 30, 2010 8:05 AM
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#Sundance: Aamir Khan Talks 3 Idiots, May Release Peepli Live Himself

#Sundance: Aamir Khan Talks 3 Idiots, May Release Peepli Live Himself
How strange that I should land my first interview with my favorite Bollywood star, Aamir Khan, at Sundance. That's because he came to town as the producer of an indie political satire, Peepli Live, which is the first film from India to be accepted at Sundance-- in the world cinema competition. Khan read the script from rookie director Anusha Rizvi and agreed to back it. She cast the film largely with unknowns, including theater actor Omkar Das Manikpuri. (Here's a review from The Hollywood Reporter.)
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 30, 2010 3:47 AM
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