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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...

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...

Ben Affleck Slips Out Of 'Focus'

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We're normally under the impression that Ben Affleck very carefully picks what film he'll either direct or star in. He's such an Academy favorite, a solid fixture in the Hollywood elite at this point, that it seems near impossible for the long-ago star of Gigli to make a wrong move like that again. Right? But every once in awhile the famed filmmaker has to make a...

'To The Wonder' Trailer: Voiceovers And Wheat

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The trailer for To The Wonder, Terrence Malick’s third film in seven years (remember, this is the guy who went from 1978 to 1998 before following up Days of Heaven with his third film, The Thin Red Line), is here, and it plays roughly like Malick cinematography porn.  All the staples of modern Malick are here:...

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. 

Stephen King's 'The Stand': Ben Affleck Wants To Make It The American 'Lord...

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Now that we know he isn’t directing The Justice League movie, playing Batman, and probably is one of the million directors not directing the new Star Wars film, fans of Ben Affleck’s excellent directorial work are curious about what he’ll tackle next (his latest film, Argo, is one of the best of 2012).  Currently, he has the option to develop Stephen King’s...

Oscar Scuttlebutt: 'Argo,' The Front Runner Of The Oscar Race, But For How...

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Everybody make way for the behemoth known as Argo. When Ben Affleck's latest movie first came out in theaters, every other film that came out before it was put in second place, awards-wise. It helps that Argo is a magnificent flick . Currently Oscar predictors are convinced the picture will have Oscar fame and glory. But will the front runner stay that way...

Ben Affleck May Follow 'Argo' With Starring Role In Romantic Dramedy...

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Ben Affleck has been busy directing and starring in the much-buzzed about Argo, a movie about the making a movie. There's more to it, of course, and thus far, the reviews have been great. But Argo is opening this week, which means Affleck will be free to take on another project. Currently, he's looking to star in a romantic dramedy from Crazy,...

'Justice League': The Wachowskis To Direct?

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It all started a few weeks ago, when it was rumored and reported that Warner Bros. had approached Ben Affleck to direct its own take on the ‘sweet, sweet Jesus, The Avengers made a ton of bank, we better get on that’ phenomenon adaptation of DC Comics’ The Justice League, featuring Batman, Superman, The Flash, et al.  Affleck wasn’t interested, and now the rumor-mill...

Blu-ray and DVD Picks for August 21 - 27

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This week brings one of the year’s little arthouse successes, a comedy from this summer that didn’t connect with audiences, one of 2011’s best films, and a number of “classic” Disney animated films. Not a bad week all told, so check out the best and brightest of this week’s releases.

'Justice League': Ben Affleck Won't Direct

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Yesterday brought us the strange but intriguing news that Warner Bros. had turned to Ben Affleck to direct and star in their big-budget adaptation of the Justice League comic book (a.k.a., Hey Avengers Made a Crap-Ton of Money, Right?  Can’t We Throw a Bunch of People in Tights at the Screen, Too?).  It seemed highly unlikely that Affleck would leap on...

'Justice League': Ben Affleck Approached To Direct

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Yesterday brought us the news that Joss Whedon was returning to write and direct The Avengers 2.  Today, we’ve got news about the other brewing team-up (well, after Guardians of the Galaxy), DC’s The Justice League.  Apparently, Warner Bros. has approached actor-director Ben Affleck to direct the film.

Terrence Malick's Latest Gets New Title and Rating

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Terrence Malick - cinema's greatest mystery man - won last year's Palme d'Or at Cannes for The Tree of Life, and with another film in the can it was wondered if his latest would play at the fest. That film (once titled The Burial) was not on the schedule, perhaps because back-to-back wins would be a very hard feat to pull off. But now we've...

Ben Affleck's 'Argo' Trailer Offers 70's Hair and Awesome Story

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Ben Affleck's Argo looks like a crazy-awesome, intense semi-comedy. Whatever one expected of the auteur behind Gone Baby Gone and The Town, it's hard to guess this would be the project. During the Carter Administration, an American embassy was raided and six of its employees went into hiding. Ben Affleck's character...

Ben Affleck to Direct The Stand

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Warner Brothers has made their choice for adapting Stephen King's thousand page-plus tome The Stand and their choice is Ben Affleck, according to Deadline Hollywood. Affleck would then be brought on to both write and direct the project after finishing his current feature Argo.

Ben Affleck May Join Leonardo DiCaprio In Baz Luhrman's 'The Great Gatsby'

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Well, it looks like the star-studded cast of Baz Luhrman’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby might just get a little bigger—in addition to nabbing Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, Tobey Macguire as narrator Nick Carraway, and Carrie Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, Luhrman just might be able to add Ben Affleck to the cast as Tom Buchanan, Daisy’s husband, if Affleck’s schedule can...