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GQ John Smedley's Ian McLean has really good taste. Check out his shoutouts to Michael Fassbender and Cate Blanchett
Stale Popcorn Jean Valjean and Fantine strike a pose 
In Contention on the various screenplays that are ineligible for the WGA and can't therefore get the Oscar bump. As usual there are a lot of them rendering the WGA fairly ineffective as both a predictive precursor and as a competitive prize since it's dealing with so few of the year's movies!

Cinema Blend Alicia Vikander (A Royal Affair, Anna Karenina) is a starlet in demand now. Once you've seen both of those movies, you'll demand her too!
Jean-Pierre Jeunet shares his storyboards from Life of Pi back when Fox was considering him to direct it years and years ago. Interesting inside glimpse of filmmakers grappling with movies they didn't make.
NPR on the hunt for Bin Laden and the accuracy of Zero Dark Thirty. Was it really a woman at the center?

"I think it's a literary device. It's not inaccurate, but it's not wholly accurate," says writer Peter Bergen, who himself has spent many years tracking bin Laden. 

Movie|Line turns out that a very disturbing NC-17ish scene towards the end of Django Unchained (MILD SPOILER: Django is hung upside down completely naked and receives two malevolent visitors) was even more cruel in an earlier cut --  Samuel L Jackson says his character burned Foxx's nipples off.
Celebuzz celebrates the shortest male stars from Jason Statham to Daniel Radcliffe in an infographic
Fox Searchlight you can pretend you're an awards voter by downloading FYC booklets! 

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where's nicole?!

December 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermarcelo

All of these guild exclusions are making the Oscars even more unpredictable than they already were. Exciting!

December 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTB

I made the mistake of looking up Anne Hathaway's wardrobe malfunction shot, thinking it must be a loose nipple, but no! she pulled a Britney and it took me years to recover from that sight. Now I can't look at a perfectly charming photo of her and Hugh without thinking, "What numskull would think an invisible pantyline was more important than the prospect of eternal pussy betrayal?" (And why can't Hugh perform a similar service, say, on the beach in Sydney or while wearing a kilt?)

December 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterOwen Walter

Alicia Vikander is so charming too. I saw a few interviews with her recently on YouTube...obviously she did a little campaigning but it didn't seem to work for Anna Karenina.

December 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBia

I thought Ruth Wilson, not Vikander, was the standout discovery of Anna Karenina. She played Princess Betsy, and also co-starred with Jude Law in the London production of Anna christie while Karenina was being shot. She's in some big 2013 movie too, though I can't remember which.

December 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKurtis O

Kurtis-it's The Lone Ranger.

December 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJohn T

James Franco asks Oscar voters to consider this: The Perks of Being a Wallflower


December 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPJ

Why do people insist on perpetuating the myth that Tom Cruise is 5'7"??

December 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterK

OMG...Anne Hathaway is simply stunning on her Les Mis press and premiere tour...she's never looked better.

December 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSo Sue

Yes! Vikander and her movie counterpart, Gleeson were two of the stand outs in Anna Karenina.I actually quite enjoyed the film, even though, Knightley and Johnson just weren't up for the task of being more then serviceable.

December 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSam

The London Film Critics Awards at least add some variety to the race http://www.criticscircle.org.uk/film/?ID=308

December 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

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