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Telluride 2014: Personal Politics in "Rosewater," "Tales of the Grim Sleeper"

It's that rare found-footage film with a strong premise, a memorably eccentric style, and plenty of energy to burn.


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Fri Aug 29, 2014

South China Morning Post

Filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki to be awarded honorary Oscar

Veteran Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki, whose Studio Ghibli recently announced it was halting filmmaking, will receive an honorary Oscar, the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced.


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USA Today

Belafonte, O'Hara to receive honorary Oscars

Harry Belafonte and screen siren Maureen O'Hara are among four honorary Oscar recipients announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


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Moviegoers don't care about CSI, say neuroscientists

All those fantastical worlds filmmakers create on computers might give movies an impressive backdrop or stunningly scary monsters, but when it comes to CGI, it turns out viewers' natural reaction is meh.


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Six Movies Set on Labor Day That You Can Watch This Weekend

It's not quite as illustrious a group as those set on July 4th, but they'll certainly get the job done if you're looking to get in the end-of-summer spirit Synopsis: It's a rather apt way to start the list.


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Los Angeles Times

'The Notebook' is a chilling but reductive World War II tale

Based on the international bestseller by Agota Kristof, "The Notebook" represented Hungary in the Academy Awards' foreign-language film competition but failed to garner a nomination.


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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Vanity Fair

Maureen O'Hara's Oscar

Lest you doubt that awards season is upon us, the Academy has announced the recipients of its 2014 honorary Oscars today.


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Film School Rejects

Meet the 2014 Honorary Oscar Winners: Miyazaki, O'Hara, Carriere and Belafonte

Proving the Honorary Oscars are not simply lifetime achievement awards given as a consolation prize, two of this year's four Governors Award recipients are already Academy Award winners.


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Dog Day' documentary offers reprieve from dog days of summer

It's a pretty lousy week for movies. Next week doesn't look much better. Yes, we're just hitting the lull that always occurs between the end of summer movie season and the beginning of Oscar season, when Hollywood uses late August and early September as a dumping ground for one bad movie after another .


Related Topix: Dog Day Afternoon, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Thriller, Prison

Detroit Free Press

No jail for man arrested amid Philip Seymour Hoffman probe

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, posing with his Oscar for Best Actor in the film 'Capote' during the 2006 Academy Awards, has died.


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Los Angeles Times

Oscars 2014: Academy names Governors Awards recipients

Harry Belafonte will receive the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.


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'Mary Poppins' at 50: Recalling a jazzy session with Duke Ellington

It is nigh on impossible to fully comprehend the impact Walt Disney had on not just American society but the world itself.


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'Thank you, Sir Richard, for focusing world attention on India'

'That night -- when Gandhi won Best Picture at the 1983 Oscars belonged to India and it meant a lot to a young student like me who was trying to establish his Indian identity among the Americans around him.'


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Rose Mcgowan Sets Sights On Oscars For Directorial Debut

Actress Rose Mcgowan hopes to win an Oscar by launching a week-long movie festival to feature her directorial debut.


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Wed Aug 27, 2014


17 Reasons Mary Poppins Will Always Be The World's Best Nanny

JANUARY 01: Photo of English actress Julie Andrews dressed as the title character from the 1964 film Mary Poppins.


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This 'Mary Poppins' Theory Will Blow Your Mind

Today the Disney classic Mary Poppins turns 50! The film won five Oscars out of an astounding 13 nominations and was the only Best Picture nomination Walt Disney ever received.


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2015 Oscar predictions heading into fall festivals

Fall festival season is officially upon us. The Venice Film Festival opened on Tuesday night with Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu's "Birdman" opening to raves.


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Cinema Blend News

Snowpiercer Is The First Oscars Screener Sent To Academy Members

Boasting a 95% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer has become one of the most critically heralded films of the year.


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Venice Film Festival: So 'Birdman' Just Joined the Oscars Race. Big Time.

After the trailer hit, there was always the sense with Birdman was probably going to be very, very impressive but perhaps a little too avant-garde for the Academy.


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Daily Trojan

Emmy Awards lose luster due to lack of star power

The Emmys, supposedly the show to celebrate all the best in television, were held on a random Monday night in August this year.


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