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Being old doesn’t always mean arthritis, frequent bathroom breaks, and early bed times. Sometimes it’s about fighting mummies and assassins.

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A retrospective analysis of 2012’s chick flicks and a few of my hopes and dreams for 2013’s.

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Two new posters for the upcoming Oscar ceremony came our way earlier today. The Oscar race lacks a true front-runner even though it is that time of the awards season, but that might change as the Producers Guild of America (PGA) reveals its winners – including its best picture equivalent,

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Daniel Craig as James Bond in Skyfall
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There is not much time left in the Oscar race. The most important awards announcement of the week came on Wednesday when the Producers Guild of America (PGA) revealed its nominees for the Daryl F. Zanuck Award for Producer of the Year in Theatrical Motion Pictures, which are: Argo, Beasts

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Here’s hoping everyone’s had a great holiday season! But for avid Oscar watchers, this time of the year brings more than gay happy meetings and silent nights; it also gives us one of our favorite things: the heart of the Oscar season.

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Each of the top eight races boasts a front-runner or two, but what about the other three or four nominees in each race? It’s both a frustrating change of pace and a welcome one. It makes predicting the Oscars more difficult, but it also makes pinpointing the season a bit more exciting, doesn’t it?

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We’re at the point where it’s better to throw in and summarize some official predictions, updating them as we move along, than to summarize the events of the week. Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, the most nominated film at the Screen Actors Guild’s SAG Awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Golden Globes,

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Daniel Craig as James Bond in Skyfall
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In some respects, this week’s Oscar Watching reflects the tale of two Daniels: Steven Spielberg directs Daniel Day-Lewis in a biopic about President Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln, and Daniel Craig does his thing as James Bond for this third Bond flick, Skyfall. Believe it or not, we’re talking more about

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I had the chance to see Michael Haneke’s Palme d’Or-winning Amour (Love) over the weekend. It also played the AFI Fest – and we’ll be talking about that in a bit – but I saw it here on the East Coast. The French-language aspect might hinder its chances at Oscar

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I finally had the chance to see The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, after missing it in theaters. The buzz surrounding this film is spot on, making this one of the best ensemble films of the year. John Madden directed the fantastic cast of veteran thespians, which include Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Penelope Wilton, Tom Wilkinson, Dev Patel, and Ronald Pickup.The film is based on Deborah Moggach’s 2004 novel, and is a nice mix of drama and comedy.

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I almost devoted the majority of this week’s Oscar Watching to Ben Affleck’s fact-based thriller Argo. But we talked about that one upon its Telluride premiere. The film still merits some space here since it opened this past weekend, but again, we’ve known where that one stands for some time,

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It’s that time again! Time for a weekly Blu-Ray/DVD roundup. Here’s the roundup and my opinion on whether you should Buy It! Skip It! or Rent It! There’s an interesting assortment of genres to choose from this week for the Buy It’s! It really depends on what you’re in the

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An award-winning, all-star cast, led by Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, and Maggie Smith, lights up this “buoyant comedy laced with genuine emotion.” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) When seven cash-strapped seniors decide to “outsource” their retirement to a resort in far-off India, friendship and romance blossom in the most

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  We dished on Joss Whedon’s The Avengers last week, so let’s discuss the Oscar likelihood of two films with much smaller scales: John Madden’s The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom. To date, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has grossed roughly $35.5 million in the States

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