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Academy Award Nominee Quvenzhané Wallis Will Star In 'Annie'

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Last month we reported to you that Will Smith and Jay-Z were producing a remake of Annie (the 1982 musical based on the Little Orphan Annie comic strip; the film was also the source of the catchy sample featured in Jay-Z’s hit, “Hard Knock Life [Ghetto Anthem]”).  For some time, Smith’s daughter, Willow Smith, was...

Oscar Scuttlebutt: Oscar Reactions, Surprises And Snubs

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The past few hours have been exciting to say the least. Early this morning movie lovers were greeted by Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone as they announced the 2013 Academy Awards nominees. As usual, the internet completely blew up with mixed reactions on which lucky filmmakers and actors made the cut. Let's run down some of the best and worst of the nominations, along with some happy reactions...

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.

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. 

DVD and Blu-ray Picks for December 4 - 10

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Dark Knight Rises
The big release this week is The Dark Knight Rises, but there’s something for everyone this week, from hidden gems, to stone cold masterpieces. Animated films, great directors delivering minor classics, to indie films no one cared about, and ones that could be Oscar spoilers. Like we said, it’s a good week for DVD and Blu-ray.

The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominees

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Kind of the cooler, younger, hipper roommate of the more staid and predictable Oscars, the Film Independent Spirit Awards are held one day before the Academy Awards ceremony, and celebrate independent filmmakers.  And they have just announced their nominees for the 2013 ceremony—and the entrees are far more interesting than most of what will likely dominate the Oscar...