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21 Animated Features Submitted for 2012 Oscar Race

  Twenty-one features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 85th Academy Awards®. The 21 submitted features, listed in alphabetical order by title, are: “Adventures in Zambezia” “Brave” “Delhi Safari” “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” “Frankenweenie” “From Up on Poppy Hill” “Hey Krishna” “Hotel Transylvania”

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David Oyelowo to play Sugar Ray Robinson?

Pencil in David Oyelowo’s name for a 2014 Best Actor nomination. (Via MovieWeb) David Oyelowo is set to play boxer Sugar Ray Robinson in the biopic Sweet Thunder, based on Wil Haygood’s biography Sweet Thunder: The Life And Times Of Sugar Ray Robinson. Wil Haygood wrote the first draft of ...

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Dree Hemingway in Starlet

An unlikely friendship forms between 21 year-old Jane and the elderly Sadie after Jane discovers a hidden stash of money inside an object at Sadie’s yard sale. Starring Dree Hemingway (yes, great-granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway, daughter of Mariel Hemingway), with Besedka Johnson, Stella Maeve, James Ransone, and Karren Karagulian.

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71 countries vie for 2012 Foreign Language Film Oscar

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – A record 71 countries, including first-time entrant Kenya, have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 85th Academy Awards®. The 2012 submissions are: Afghanistan, “The Patience Stone,” Atiq Rahimi, director; Albania, “Pharmakon,” Joni Shanaj, director; Algeria, “Zabana!” Said Ould Khelifa, director; ...

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Life of Pi: Into the Mystic

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“Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.” – Albert Einstein The glorious, profound absurdity of it all parades before our eyes in spectacular 3-D in Ang Lee’s adaptation of Life of Pi. Based on the Man ...

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Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska in Stoker

Nicole and Mia are the in the headline for eye-grabs. I was going to begin this intro by joking” “with Matthew Goode as Uncle Charlie” — but then I see that’s no joke. The nod to Shadow of a Doubt is none too subtle. I tingle to think what Hitchcock ...

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