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September 21, 2010

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More on The Town and Best Pic

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There is a lot of web chatter about The Town and its Best Picture prospects. We wrote about this earlier in the week before we’d seen it – now that we’ve seen it, I can say that it’s a very good film. What I find funny about this column by Patrick Goldstein (I’ve already written a long-winded comment on his site) is that he says The Town is a thriller…

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Commenting System

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[alert]FYI, I have changed the comments to being editable. To do this, we had to change the ability to format your comments. It’s either one or the other. But we assume people like the option to edit more — so we’ll try this for a while.[/alert]

New Social Network Spots

New Social Network Spots

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After the original trailer was kind of claimed by the youtubers, the studio made a fast change, and now the Social Network trailers stand on their own, sans parody. Here is one: Another after the jump.

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OscarWatch: Jim Carrey in I Love You, Phillip Morris

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One wonders what Jim Carrey will have to finally do to get an Oscar nomination. Comedic actors have a particularly hard time being taken seriously, and though many believe Carrey deserved a nod for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind or The Truman Show. Occasionally “funny” performances do win Oscars, like Jack Nicholson winning for As Good As It Gets (he had no competition). But comedic actors don’t really noticed,…

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Gwyneth Paltrow Joins Oscar Race, and Glee

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At first it looked like Country Strong would be bumped to 2011, but apparently it is coming out this year. It hardly seems possible that another contender can sneak in there, but make way, a star is coming. If Paltrow manages to get in, we could be looking at one of the most exciting Oscar races in years – why, because the Best Pic race, the Best Director race, the…

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Lawrence Kasdan and Kevin Kline Reunite for Darling Companion

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Screen Daily reports that Diane Keaton and Richard Jenkins will join Kline and Kasdan for a film that is “about a family that reunites their bond after their dog goes missing.” Kasdan and Kline worked together on The Big Chill, Silverado, I Love You To Death, and Grand Canyon and French Kiss. Kasdan has been nominated three times for screenplay, The Big Chill, The Accidental Tourist and Grand Canyon. His…

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Pay What You Can Day for Freakonomics

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Tomorrow, the makers of the new doc Freakonomics are offering a “pay what you can” day. All you have to do is visit this site, fill out a little questionnaire and you are good to go. Quite a nifty marketing strategy. Freakonomics joins the already very crowded doc race.

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Waiting for Superman – A Call to Arms

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While the documentary Catfish might be getting the most attention right now, the documentary Waiting for Superman is out there changing the world, or trying to. Davis Guggenheim (Oscar winning director of An Inconvenient Truth) and the filmmakers have two powerful allies — Bill Gates and Oprah Winfrey. Both came together on yesterday’s show, as Oprah enjoys her final year on television.