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  • March 7th, 2010  |
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Oscar nominations were announced Tuesday, but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences never offers the nitty-gritty bits of what constitutes filmmaking at its best (and worst). Here then is that look at the movies of 2009.

  • Feb. 12th, 2010  |
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — The science-fiction sensation "Avatar" and the war-on-terror thriller "The Hurt Locker" lead the Academy Awards with nine nominations each, including best picture and director for James Cameron and ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow.

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After the holiday excitement dies down and the January blues set in, movie lovers can take refuge in awards season, which starts with the Golden Globes, airing tonight.

This adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story is anything but, spanning nearly three hours as it traces the bizarre life span of a boy born an infirm geriatric sliding toward death by young age.

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