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  • 'Old Men,' 'Blood' Lead Oscar Nominees

    "No Country for Old Men" and "There Will Be Blood," two stark dramas about obsessed men, are the top nominees for the 80th annual Academy Awards. The two films earned eight nominations apiece, including nods for best picture, best director (Paul Thomas...
  • A season with a silver lining?

    A season with a silver lining?
    Now it's really starting to look like an awards season we can place bets on. The weekend was filled with talk of defensive struggles and opening possessions -- and we're not talking about Super Bowl XLII. First we heard word that the writers strike...
  • Guber and Bart Talk Oscars, Strike and Hitting 150

    Guber and Bart Talk Oscars, Strike and Hitting 150
    On Monday, Feb. 4, AMC's entertainment roundtable show "Shootout" came to the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., to grab time with some Academy Award nominees after their annual luncheon, for the "Shootout Oscar Special," to air at 10:30 p.m....
  • Brad Bird, 'Ratatouille's' Pied Piper

    REMY, c'est moi? It's hard not to think that when meeting Brad Bird, "Ratatouille's" writer-director. He thoroughly identifies with his rat protagonist Remy, who yearns to be a chef in the heretofore unwelcoming kitchen of the legendary French restaurant...
  • Oscar-nominated writers went deep in portrayals

    Oscar-nominated writers went deep in portrayals
    Character is destiny. Score one for Heraclitus, whose succinct aphorism seems especially apt in describing screenwriters' path to the Oscars this year. While taut plotting and visual ingenuity were certainly in abundance in this year's crop of...
  • 'Mission: Impossible 4': Brad Bird, Edgar Wright on director short list

     
    Bird's looking at this as his first live-action project....
  • David Ellison raises $350 million to co-fund movies with Paramount

     
    In an era when outside movie capital is tough to come by, David Ellison, the 27-year-old son of Oracle founder and Chief Executive Larry Ellison, has raised $350 million to co-finance movies with his studio partner Paramount Pictures. The funds......
  • Superheroes on top of animation's world

    Superheroes on top of animation's world
    Complete Academy Awards coverage The number of nominees may be few in the 4-year-old category of best animated feature film — but they are mighty. "The Incredibles," "Shrek 2," and "Shark Tale" are all box office power hitters, collectively hauling...
  • The nitwits can now step aside

    The nitwits can now step aside
    Complete Academy Awards coverage To look at Tuesday's Oscar nominations as a whole is to find yourself facing an alternative movie universe where Mike Leigh's beautifully austere but little-seen British "Vera Drake" got exactly as many nominations as the...