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Slashfilm gets the exclusive: Wall-E has to be cutest Pixar character ever.

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Update: Diablo Cody almost fainted when Johnny Depp won his award for Best Comedic Performance. He did look, well, seriously gorgeous. Earlier: MTV is liveblogging the red carpet. Watch if you can stand even a second of it. I never can. Almost worth it to see Robert Downey, Jr. and ...

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Already, the documentaries this year have proven to be the best filmmaking has to offer. One of the most hyped thus far, American Teen, could do more than just garner Oscar attention; it could bring younger people into the genre, always a good thing because, let’s face it, that’s where ...

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QC3mxWFtNjE[/youtube] If the kids at my daughter’s elementary school are any indication, Wall-E is going to be GIGANTIC. My daughter already seems to have a “relationship” with the cartoon character and has inserted his name into various songs, like the HSM2 song, Fabulous: “Wall-E needs a little fabulous, is that ...

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Oh, with so much bad news around it’s nice to get a little good news. Yes, after weeks of trashing by many a fanboy blog, and even a Manohla Dargis pan, Sex and the City has defied expectations, as Fantasy Mogul’s Steve Mason reports, and made a whopping $27 mil ...

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Why does it seem like every cover Angelina does is a news event practically? But especially this one. Ange takes the July cover of VF to prepare for the opening of Wanted and eventually Changeling (The Exchange?). Source: Just Jared.

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Another gem dug up by ONTD, the Coens’ Burn After Reading trailer. Looks funny, especially Brad Pitt and Frances McDormand. Once Clooney and Tilda show up it’s starts to feel like an Ocean’s 11 movie. But who cares; it’s still going to be a spectacular experience: Burn After Reading trailer

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ONTD points us to the IMDb news that the actor both Peter Jackson and Guillermo Del Toro were “thinking of” is none other than AD heart throb James McAvoy: “A number of names have been doing the rounds, including Daniel Radcliffe and Jack Black, but James (McAvoy) is the one ...

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(Spoiler alert) I thought you would all enjoy this review by a ten year-old classmate of my daughter’s. She has written it as part of a newspaper we’re putting together: We all love Indy I mean, what‚Äôs not to love? First of all, there‚Äôs the hat. The hat is awesome ...

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After being pulled from Christian Dior ads in China, the company and Stone released a statement of apology, Stone said: “Due to my inappropriate words and acts during the interview, I feel deeply sorry and sad about hurting Chinese people,” Stone said in the statement. “I am willing to take ...

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Cinematical posted this Peter Jackson/Guillermo Del Toro snippet about the casting of the young Bilbo: That doesn’t mean they aren’t hard at work trying to find the main hobbit himself. Says Del Toro: “We are writing based on [Ian Holm’s performance], but other than that, we have ideas [of who ...

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In the flurry of last year’s hurried Oscar season, it seemed that The Painted Veil was kind of lost in the shuffle. The film seemed to have been screened too late. Many who saw it absolutely loved it. It took me a while to catch up with the film. Usually ...

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EW points us to this Asylum piece that takes issue with some of the things that don’t make sense in Indy 4. For my money, the three waterfalls part was where I scratched my head, not just because they never could have survived the third one but because it lacked ...

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Another look at The Road at the NY Times by Charles McGrath: “What’s moving and shocking about McCarthy’s book is that it’s so believable,” Mr. Hillcoat said. “So what we wanted is a kind of heightened realism, as opposed to the ‘Mad Max’ thing, which is all about high concept ...

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Katie Rich at Cinemablend has compiled a Sex and City geomap (I am not entirely certain whether this is an advertorial tie-in or just an organic story, either way…) that shows their readers exactly where the gals found themselves in Manhattan at various points during the show and film. Rich ...

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcRiAytaD6w[/youtube] I guess it was just idle speculation that had Sharon Stone on the top of the smart list. I interviewed her once, actually, and found her to be a very engaging conversationalist. But to come out with something like: “I’m not happy about the way the Chinese are treating ...

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59t2CDA2JEY[/youtube] Recount aired over the weekend and it’s possible that will be up for some Emmy love, perhaps for Kevin Spacey for actor, but especially Laura Dern as Katherine Harris, that awful Bush patsy who helped tilt the election in Bush’s favor. Dern is great in the part and never ...

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ONTD posted pics (from Entertainment Weekly’s First Look and another magazine) of The Road (the bleak, unforgettable Cormac McCarthy novel) starring Viggo Mortensen. Viggo looks a lot more soulful than I imagined the character looking. And I have mixed feelings about seeing this book put to film in the first ...

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After staying alive a short time during a terrible illness, the great Mr. Pollack gives in. From the New York Times: Self-critical and never quite at ease with Hollywood, Mr. Pollack voiced a constant yearning for creative prerogatives more common on the stage. Yet he dived into the fray.

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CANNES, France (AFP) ‚Äî A French film about life in a tough Parisian classroom on Sunday won the Cannes film festival’s top award, the Palme d’Or, the country’s first Palme in 21 years. “The Class” by Laurent Cantet, is a “fly-on-the-wall” story about life in a classroom that was based ...

The State of the Race

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During out latest podcastof Oscar Poker, Jeff Wells and I contemplated the idea that this could be a year where the Best Picture race might depart from last year’s lineup ...
In this photo provided by the Producers Guild of America, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu accepts the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for outstanding producer of theatrical motion pictures for “Birdman” on stage at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision for Producers Guild of America/AP Images)

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ADTV continues its Making the Case series with today’s entry for HBO’s Silicon Valley to win Outstanding Comedy Series. Clarence praises the shaggy-dog nature of the workplace sitcom and engaging ...
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The new offical U.S trailer for Macbeth has arrived, teasing epic battles. Michael Fassbender plays the menacing Macbeth and Marion Cotillard plays his scheming Lady Macbeth. Filmed on the Scottish ...
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The first trailer for Victor Frankenstein starring Daniel Radcliffe as Igor and James McAvoy as Frankenstein has been unveiled by 20th Century Fox. You know the story, Doctor Frankenstein creates ...
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