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Podcast: Play in new window | Download In what we hope will be an ongoing podcast series at AwardsDaily, we have our very own Ryan Adams talking to one of his favorite writers, Nancy Oliver, about Lars and the Real Girl. Check it out. [display_podcast] For IE users who can’t get the podcast to display, […]

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Slashfilm has posted the new Hulk poster, via IGN:

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Key Dates Announced for 81st Academy Awards® Beverly Hills, CA — The 81st Annual Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, February 22, 2009, Academy President Sid Ganis announced today. The ceremony will again take place at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be ...

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One of my new favorite blogs is LA Metblogs and it has been running a series of “64 Worst Things About LA.” The one that is film related and thus, something I can post to this site, just held a contest between “asshole bus drivers” and “neighborhood film shoots.” You ...

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SlashFilm points us to this sociological experiment where the terrifying birds were painstakingly removed from this famous scene in The Birds (this movie is chicken soup for my soul) by Martijn Hendriks in a series he calls “Give us Today Our Daily Terror.” Slashfilm also provides some handy stills:

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I wasn’t going to get back into this and I especially don’t want to bring any publicity to the Stupidity Squad but since Variety has revealed a Christian underpinning in its review, yet more gobbledygook about “intelligent design,” which is essentially Creationism, I have no choice but to “go there.” ...

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Update: As Tom O’Neil says in the comments, yes, there was a test screening of Doubt so the post stands. I thought it seemed real simply because what plant would be complaining about the AC going out? Previously: AD reader Charlie passed on this tidbit about Doubt, which has been ...

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CinemaBlend gives Forbidden Kingdom a rave, writing: The Forbidden Kingdom features the first ever on screen pairing of cinema’s two greatest living martial arts legends: Jet Li and Jackie Chan. That alone makes this movie a must see for anyone and everyone, but screenwriter John Fusco and director Rob Minkoff ...

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4 months in, 2008 has only yielded a couple of artistic gems — and most of us can’t see either one of them yet. Opening two weeks ago was Alexandra, (“a film of startling originality and beauty”). This quietly luminous story of a Chechnyan grandmother’s visit to her grandson’s army ...

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In case it slipped your mind, Scott Foundas takes another opportunity this week to remind everybody: Hollywood is liberal (!!) And boy, does that ever tick him off. Right up front, in his review of The Visitor (in the sole negative opinion on metacritic) Foundas lets us know where he’s ...

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I’m not sure whether The Edge of Love will be able to overcome the tabloid status of Ms. Sienna Miller who seems to have been quiet of late anyway. Perhaps it won’t be that at all. Perhaps the film will be good? Either way, ONTD has posted some loverly shots ...

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I’ve been absent lately (reenacting Michael Moore’s Sicko the past few days, and too cranky to be allowed near a keyboard.) This video via Salon.com from Red State Update is as uneven as any they churn out, but I think it’s worth the slog through the fizzled bits to cull ...

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In the same way it now seems surreal that the tabloids are going after celebrity children as their latest obsession, it is also strange that it is now the norm to discuss a film’s script, as if reading a script is any indication of how well a film will succeed ...

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We are getting killed by the spam here at AwardsDaily so we are now having users register. Please email me if you have any trouble registering. Perhaps later in the season we’ll open the comments up again. Right now, there is too much spam to deal with. Hopefully this will ...

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Patrick Goldstein has written an interesting piece about the demise of the film critic in newspapers across the country. He admits that our hideous economy is playing a part but there is also something else going on – a generation raised to distrust voices of authority in the media because ...

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From the box office to the ballot box; film directors, or entertainers, here in the US really couldn’t stage such a coup. Arnold Schwarzenegger doesn’t really count – he never invented a new political party, merely piggy-backed on an old one. Clint Eastwood is probably the only director who is ...

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It’s somewhat disturbing that Oliver Stone is packing his film W with actors who are a lot hotter and sexier than their real-life counterparts. This may or may not result in disaster. Coming Soon reports that the latest to be cast in the film is Thandie Newton as Condoleeza Rice ...

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Breaking news: Charlton Heston, the Oscar-winning actor who achieved stardom playing larger-than-life figures including Moses, Michelangelo and Andrew Jackson in historical epics and went on to become a best-selling author, a contentious Hollywood labor leader, an unapologetic gun advocate and darling of conservative causes, has died. He was 84. Heston ...

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Okay, Laura Linney has won two Emmys – one for Leading Actress in a Mini-Series or Movie, and one for Guest Actor. However, she rarely been the toast of the town since You Can Count on Me. But her work in John Adams is going to get recognized in that ...

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JustJared has posted a couple of Heath Ledger as the Joker pics. Images of Ledger are bound to bring up conflicting emotions for anyone. It remains all so very sad.

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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