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'Batman Vs. Superman' May Star Joaquin Phoenix As Villain, Gets Rewrite...

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News is really beginning to pick for the upcoming Batman Vs. Superman, with recent confirmation that Wonder Woman herself would be in the film (more or less confirming that the movie is, essentially, The Justice League).  Just today, we have two major new bits of information to share about the film, concerning its villain and its screenwriter.

The Good And Bad On Ben Affleck As Our New Batman

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That weird rumbling you may have heard on Thursday night wasn't due to anything spooky coming your way, it was a collective group of people on the Internet getting absolutely outraged that director/actor Ben Affleck is the latest man to become Bruce Wayne/Batman. In a way Ben Affleck's sudden involvement with Zack Snyder's Batman vs. Superman shouldn't come off as...

'Bunker Hill': Ben Affleck To Shockingly Direct Another Film Set In Boston?...

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Over the course of three films, Ben Affleck has established himself as a solid director of excellent and enjoyable films (Gone Baby Gone, The Town, and Argo); he’s also a guy who likes to set his crime films in Boston (both Gone and Town take place in crime-plagued neighborhoods of the Massachusetts’ capital city).  So, it should come...

Oscar Scuttlebutt: Academy Award Aftermath

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It took awhile but we all officially made it through the 85th Annual Academy Awards. There were a fair share of surprises sprinkled throughout the slightly entertaining broadcast, but now is not the time to gush about how happy we are that some people won. It's time to examine this year's list of winners and reflect on whether or not their wins were, well, deserved to be blunt.

Oscars 2013: Best Picture Winner And Reaction

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There were a fair number of high quality movies that were granted the chance to compete for this year's Best Picture winner at the Academy Awards, and as the Oscar race continued on for months, we saw a number of movies bob their way in and out of first place, but only one could be named the champion of them all.

Oscar Scuttlebutt: Last Minute Oscar Predictions

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This weekend we're finally going to find out who will be awarded a shiny new Oscar for their outstanding work in Hollywood. You can cross your fingers, hoping your favorites will go home with the trophy under their arms but it's going to be a close race. The threat of an upset always looms overhead. Since we're all speculating over who could win on Sunday, I'll be running down my own list of...

DVD and Blu-ray picks for February 19 - 25

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This week could bring the release of this upcoming weekend’s big Oscar winner. Yes, Argo is hitting Blu-ray this week along with Game of Thrones and number of other pretty cool releases. Check it out…

Oscar Scuttlebutt: BAFTAs, ASC Awards And A Cool New Oscar Poster

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Time certainly does fly. We're less than two weeks away from the Academy Awards and the last string of awards were just given out this past weekend. The Oscar race hasn't changed all that much, but further solidifies what you should expect when we watch the awards on February 24th.

Oscar Scuttlebutt: SAG Award Winners, PGA's And 'Argo' Domination

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After this past weekend the Best Picture Oscar race may be over. Ben Affleck's period thriller Argo has gained some more awards season momentum, catapulting the picture back in front. Many are speculating as to how much longer the second wave of Argo love may last, but we're here to investigate it this week on Oscar Scuttlebutt.

Oscar Scuttlebutt: Golden Globe Winners, 'Argo' Love And 'Zero Dark Thirty'...

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Every year at the Golden Globes the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) honors actors, directors and films in ways that may not line up with the Oscars. After the Globes were announced, many are speculating that this could be the year of the great Oscar upset. Then there's Kathryn Bigelow, who is fighting on for her movie Zero Dark Thirty as the political critics continue to...

2013 Golden Globes: The Winners Are...

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Well, the Golden Globes were tonight.   That’s right, it was the night in which the Hollywood Foreign Press bestowed upon the stars of television and film a bunch of shiny awards that are a little more fun and less serious than the Academy Awards.  And it was actually quite a memorable ceremony for once—from Jodie Foster giving a bracingly candid and charming acceptance speech for...

'Zero Dark Thirty': 1-1 Interview With Editors William Goldenberg and Dylan...

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Zero Dark Thirty was made with a cinema vertie approach, which means it tries to get the viewer to feel like a fly on the wall. What that meant for editors William Goldenberg and Dylan Tichenor was sorting through over thirteen days of footage, somewhere over 320 hours of film, and with a ticking clock that had them delivering the final cut mere days before the film...

Armond White Does it Again With His Better-Than List

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If you know who Armond White is, it's likely that it's because he's pissed you off. White is the critic who notoriously offers contrarian opinions on some of cinema's most popular entertainments. He's the critic who spiked a number of Pixar films' perfect ratings on Rotten Tomatoes, and spoke rhapsodically about Michael Bay's Transformers: Revenge of the...

Directors Guild Nominations: Tom Hooper is In, Quentin Tarantino is Out

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Though the award itself is not as important as the Oscar (in the scheme of things), when the Directors Guild of America puts out their nominations, it's a bellwether for the nominations (which will be coming  January 10), and now we have a pretty clear view of the field. The nominees are: Ben Affleck for Argo, Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark...

2013 WGA Awards Nominees Announced

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If you're a fan of the annual Academy Awards, with a little bit of research you figure out what other awards you should pay attention to that properly predict who can be nominated for the Oscar. The WGA Awards is one of those ceremonies that any movie-goer should keep their eyes on. Their nominees tend to be more or less the same that you'll see fairly soon for the best adapted and original...

Oscar Scuttlebutt: The Landscape of Best Adapted Screenplay

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When a screenwriter -does their job right, it only seems right that we shower them with oodles of awards. Now that we've arrived at the end of the year, Oscar Scuttlebutt inspects the Best Adapted Screenplay category at this point and who has a chance of grabbing that gorgeous Oscar gold.

The Best Movies In Theaters To Watch This Christmas

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There are very few things to do on Christmas Day. You can always stay in and watch specials on TV while your family argues about your little sister's new bad-boy boyfriend. Or, if you're like us, you'll head straight to the movie theater. We've compiled a small list of solid movies that will be playing in theaters on Christmas Day. Keep in mind that these movies are for everyone (or just...

ScreenCrave's Top 20 Films of 2012

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This has been a huge pivot point for movies in how they're made and distributed. 2012 was the year where the film industry turned its back on 35 millimeter film (which has been the standard for well over a century), with digital projection no longer just an option but the standard. At the same time a filmmaker like Paul Thomas Anderson shot a movie on 70mm - a format that hadn't been used...

Oscar Scuttlebutt: Is Zero Dark Thirty Really Promoting Torture?

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When Zero Dark Thirty began capturing the attention of critics across the nation, it pretty much bumped Argo out of it's comfortable front runner throne it's been sitting on for well over a month. Who knew that Kathryn Bigelow's next picture would come stampeding in, obliterating everything in its path. After the dust settled on the first...

Oscar Scuttlebutt: The Crazy Best Picture Race

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This year isn't done yet, which was proven this past week by a sudden change in the Best Picture race. A couple of dark horses are starting to emerge, throwing some people's previous predictions of the winners out the window. At this rate we're uncertain as to what the field may look like, but boy is it fun to watch.