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Indiewire Robert Redford on whether or not he'd start the Sundance Film Festival again today
Gold Derby on Leo DiCaprio's slightly odd Oscar history 
Los Angeles Times Kathryn Bigelow pens an editorial on torture and her depiction thereof
Stale Popcorn on the Hitchcock meets Lynch vibe of the Bates Motel posters 
Observations on Film Art has a passionated detailed essay for fans of The Hobbit
CHUD Trey Parker and Matt Stone have lots of money. And now a movie production company to spend it.

Movie|Line looks at Bradley Cooper's showbiz past including a nude beach humiliation?
In Contention wants Argo to win Best Picture
Salon wonders what the Golden Globes mean to us, culturally, and to the industry they celebrate
Unreality looks at a study of the colorology of movie trailers. Turns out blue and orange are the winners. I could've told you that without the study. Most overused colors ever in the movies.  
The Advocate has an odd story about anti-gay harassment at a movie theater. At a Barbra Streisand Guilt Trip no less. (Wrong crowd, asshole.)
The Envelope Fox Searchlight will rerelease Beasts of the Southern Wild this weekend in about 70 theaters to celebrate its Oscar nominations. If you haven't seen it, go. It deserves the big screen treatment is Miss Julie next for über busy Jessica Chastain? 
Guardian Shortcuts  Les Misérables provoking buckets of tears

Finally... did you hear that the cast of Les Misérables will  be singing at the Oscars? Yes, the whole cast! Which either means they're reworking Original Song nominee "Suddenly" as a rousing choral piece or Hugh Jackman gets to take the stage twice. Either way, we win.

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wow, that is great that Les Mis cast performs at the Oscars. Can't wait

January 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNika

Speaking of FYC's here's a video one for SLP, which makes the movie a fresh break from all the movies that are depressing. Starting to notice that the Weinsteins' past three frontrunners are feel-goods.

January 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPaolo

Buckets of tears at Les Mis sounds accurate to me! My floodgates opened with Anne and then pretty much carried on for the whole film. I was an emotional wreck but I loved it.

January 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChrisD

Crowe must be banned.

January 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

Peggy Sue -- some smart technician will hopefully shut his mic' off. He'll never notice!

January 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNathaniel R

"Bin Laden wasn't defeated by superheroes zooming down from the sky; he was defeated by ordinary Americans who fought bravely even as they sometimes crossed moral lines, who labored greatly and intently, who gave all of themselves in both victory and defeat, in life and in death, for the defense of this nation."

Umm, okay, you "lifelong pacifist," you. I'm getting so sick of hearing Bigelow energetically dodge the "conversation" she simultaneously claims to want to have about torture. I liked Zero Dark Thirty and appreciate its moral grey areas. But flatly denying that you ever support human cruelty as a means to an end while spewing that borderline fascist garbage about "crossing moral lines for the defense of this nation" just insults my intelligence.

I think the bottom line is that Bigelow wanted to make a riveting action movie. And she did. She's probably a smart lady, but she doesn't have complex, thoughtful, or logically solvent things to say about torture.

January 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHayden W

AHH! I tweeted this suggestion to the producers a few weeks ago. They didn't respond, so I don't have much hopes that they saw the tweet at all, but I'm still super psyched.

January 18, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercaroline

I loved Bradley Cooper's Globe Trekker episodes! If memory serves, he also skinny-dipped in an ice cold lake in Alaska. There was no full frontal shown on PBS, but I'm confident he carried it off.

January 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSam

So, do we believe that DiCaprio's taking an extended "break" from acting, or is it all hot air?

January 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSamson

Damn, that editorial by Kathryn was cogent and fierce.

January 18, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

LET RUSSELL CROWE SING (I'm going to create a petition! :P)

And Adele is singing too (in the Bond tribute, no less):

January 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJorge Rodrigues

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