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  • DVDs play secret starring role in who wins SAG Awards

     
    Many Oscarologists believe that one of the key reasons "Crash" pulled off an Oscar upset for best picture was because Lionsgate tried a sneaky new ploy: The studio sent DVD screeners to nearly 100,000 SAG members who vote on the guild awards. "Crash"...
  • Is Sandra Bullock an inevitable Oscar champ?

     
    Attention, Jeff Bridges ("Crazy Heart") and Sandra Bullock ("The Blind Side"): You don't automatically have the Oscar in the bag just because you won both the Golden Globe and SAG Award. Several lead stars pulled off the same coup and lost at the...
  • Gold Derby nuggets: Details of Oscars telecast emerge | Taylor Swift and Rihanna dish Grammys

     
    • Sandy Cohen dishes the Oscarcast with first-time producers Bill Mechanic and Adam Shankman."The two men say they're a well-matched team. Mechanic is 'the true film historian and the insane fan,' Shankman says, 'and I'm a little bit more of the P.T....
  • Shrewd DVD strategies reap rewards with Oscar nominations

     
    So how did "A Serious Man" pull off that underdog Oscar nomination for best picture? Perhaps because it was among the first wave of DVD screeners shipped to academy members, long before the deluge of discs that arrived during the holiday season. Such an...
  • Gold Derby nuggets: Oscars: No singing, lots of dancing | Oscars nominee luncheon reports | James Cameron: 'Failure is an option'

     
    • For Dave Karger, the decision to drop performances of the best song nominees from the Oscars is a mixed blessing: "Even though I’m a fan of front-runner 'The Weary Kind,' T-Bone Burnett and Ryan Bingham’s theme from 'Crazy Heart,' I can’t say...
  • 'Precious' sweeps Indie Spirit Awards ... Oscars next? (Hey, where was 'The Hurt Locker'?)

     
    With winners like best actor Jeff Bridges ("Crazy Heart") and Mo'Nique ("Precious"), the Independent Spirit Awards looked a lot like the Oscars. But that's not unusual. When Oscar front-runners compete at the Indie Spirits, they usually win. Recent...
  • Movie Review: City Island

     
    City Island is a light “family” romance that goes about as far as its novel location — an island neighborhood tucked in the middle of New York City — and a good cast can carry it. It's about a big Italian-American family, the...
  • 'Little Miss Sunshine' musical to premiere at La Jolla Playhouse in February

     
    That quirky clan from "Little Miss Sunshine" is heading to the stage. The La Jolla Playhouse has announced it will present the world premiere of William Finn and James Lapine's musical based on the 2006 Oscar-winning film about the down-on-its-luck......
  • 'The Rocketeer' flies again with archival hardcover from IDW Publishing

     
    The late, great Dave Stevens drew comic book characters that rocketed right off the page. I was reminded of that when I got a look at a very special new book from IDW Publishing that has just gone on sale......
  • Hero Complex: On the trail of 'The Rocketeer'

     
    I was 12 when I first saw a copy of “The Rocketeer,” and I was mesmerized by it — the late, great Dave Stevens drew comic book characters that rocketed right off the page. Stevens' storytelling was polished, and he had a stylized, retro fl...
  • The new Muppet movie will be star-studded

     
    Everybody in that big Hollywood casting book, from A: Alan Arkin to Z: Zach Galifianakis, has taken a cameo in Disney's re-launch of the Muppets franchise with a new movie, co-written by and starring Jason Segel.  Amy Adams, of course, and Oscar winner...