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Avatar 3D Blu-ray Giveaway

Fox announces on Facebook today: “Pandora comes to life like never before with the ultimate home video viewing experience.” For the first time ever, a deluxe 3-disc 3D edition of Avatar can be seen on your home screen. October 16th — a month after 3D Titanic’s re-release on Blu, Sept ...

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Two Avatars? Wasn’t One Enough?

Movie Videos & Movie Scenes at MOVIECLIPS.com I was always grateful that Jim Cameron never decided to make a Titanic 2. Sure, he made Aliens as a sequel to Ridley Scott’s Alien, and he made Terminator 2, but when he shoots his wad he does so with such gusto that ...

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Cameron expands Avatar 1, expounds on Avatar 2 & 3

Avatar gets a theatrical re-release on August 27. Lots of people are excited about the 8 minutes of new footage, so I’ll gamely feign enough interest to post the same details. It‚Äôs actually nine! [Extra minutes.] I added some since that press release. It‚Äôs all CG. None of it is ...

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Cameron Joins Real-Life Na’vi in Protest

Jeff Wells at Hollywood-Elsewhere finds himself conflicted over Jim Cameron lending a hand to native people who are trying to preserve their land and way of life: What I mean is that it feels “right” and a tiny bit weird at the same time. What is environmentalism if you don’t ...

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Sigourney Weaver Cries Sexism, or Something

The other story coming out of the “Jim Cameron goes to the Amazon and paints his face in protest” was that Sigourney Weaver made a really comment about this year’s Oscar race. When asked why Jim Cameron didn’t win the Oscar, she said: “Jim didn’t have breasts, and I think ...

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Spit n’ Rub: Final Oscar Predictions

Don’t forget to enter our Oscar pool over at Awards Picks! And our Predictions contest. And our Predict the Oscars WRONG contest. As Kris Tapley wrote over at In Contention, I feel like this could be an off year for me too. ¬†I figure, it suddenly became unpredictable once two ...

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Last Minute Words from Smart People

Illustration by Joe Zeff Design Two articles caught my eye this morning. ¬†One is Erik Childress’ final Oscar predictions. ¬†And the other is Joe Morgenstern’s piece for the Wall Street Journal about Avatar and The Hurt Locker. ¬†I think Morgenstern writes of these two films very well — high praise ...

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Cards Falling into Place for Avatar

The New Yorker’s Richard Brody believes that the majority of round one votes will fall overwhelmingly in Avatar’s favor: Hendrik Hertzberg‚Äôs Comment a few weeks ago on the change in voting method for Best Picture that the Academy instituted this year, when it expanded that category to include ten candidates, ...

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How Can Avatar Lose?

Nikki Finke raises a few interesting things to note about the Chartier email. When I read that an Academy flack, an EMPLOYEE of AMPAS, had forwarded the story on the Carpetbagger about the military’s objection to The Hurt Locker, I thought, hm. That’s strange. Why would the Academy be sending ...

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Movieline Takes a Swipe at the LA Times

Movieline’s Stu Van Airsdale gets a whiff of something. What’s that smell? Oh yeah, it’s the last week before ballots are due – Stu’s piece covers what appears to be an all-out assault by the LA Times to discredit The Hurt Locker, which suddenly went from a moving depiction of ...

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Cinematography Revealed

Nice Vanity Fair piece about the cinematography of the nominated films: The Hurt Locker’s director of photography, Barry Ackroyd, uses Super-16 cameras to create a raw, documentary feel for his sun-drenched canvas in Kathryn Bigelow’s Iraqi War drama. Christian Berger, meanwhile, channels the poignant black-and-white photography of Ingmar Bergman’s legendary ...

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Avatar and Up Win Big at the New 3-D Awards

The Wrap reports that there is a new kid in town in the awards circuit – the 3-D Society awards: ‚ÄúAvatar‚Äù grabbed seven awards, “Up” was named best animated 3D feature, and actor Brendan Fraser received the ‚ÄúBest 3D Talent‚Äù award for ‚ÄúJourney to the Center of the Earth‚Äù Tuesday ...

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Two Weeks Left, Strong Men Also Cry

“I’m in the dark here!” The truth about this year is that we are all flying blind. There isn’t a single person out there who knows how the ten best picture nominees coupled with preferential ballot is going to go. We can’t really compare it to previous years because the ...

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Oscar Roundtable, Take 8

It’s hard to believe we’ve done eight of these already. In this installment, the participants are: Damien Bona, Inside Oscar Susan Wloszczyna, USA Today Pete Hammond, Notes on a Season, The Envelope Mark Harris, New York Magazine, Pictures at a Revolution Kris Tapley, In Contention Michelle McCue, We are Movie ...

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