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Doubling Best-Pic Nominations a Winning Move

Dark Knight , Wall-E would have been in running

(Newser) - We should all thank the Academy for its decision to double the number of Best Picture nominees next year, writes Lane Brown in New York. A few reasons why:
  • More “crowd-pleasing hits” will be in the running, meaning a ratings jump—which in turn means more exposure for the
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Vicky Cristina Barcelona Dazzles, Disappoints

Allen's latest tragicomedy splits critics

(Newser) - Critics are sharply divided over Woody Allen’s latest flick, Vicky Cristina Barcelona. The story of two women’s romantic adventures in Spain—“as much a tragedy as a comedy,” Mahnola Dargis writes for the New York Times—carries “a sun-drenched splendor that never falters,” David... More »

Woody's Dark Outlook Still Inspires Him

Prolific director has a pretty spare outlook on life, but hey, that's life

(Newser) - Woody Allen has inspired more than 40 years of laughs, but remains down on life, Newsweek reports. “I don't want to depress you,” he says, “but it's a meaningless little flicker.” Some say his new film, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, celebrates the pleasures of the flesh, but... More »

Woody Allen Refuses to Quit: Blame Europe

US snubs relentless mediocrity, but director is still welcome abroad

(Newser) - America may have spawned Woody Allen, but “the perpetuation of Allen's zombie-like career is one atrocity for which we refuse to be held accountable,” Joe Queenan argues in the Guardian. The diminutive director’s recent films have bombed stateside; when eight people showed up for a New York... More »

ScarJo Snubs Woody Premiere

Johansson ditches Cannes showing after movie execs deny diva demands

(Newser) - Scarlett Johansson ditched the Cannes premiere of her Woody Allen-directed film Vicky Cristina Barcelona over the weekend after movie execs refused to comply with the 23-year-old actress's over-the-top travel demands, the Daily Mail reports. ScarJo demanded a personal $8,000-a-day make-up artist and a special hotel suite 30 miles from... More »

Hollywood Poised to Engulf Cannes

Big-time US films won't be competing, but sure to dominate headlines

(Newser) - The lineup at this year's Cannes Film Festival was unveiled today, and the schedule is packed with Hollywood films, Variety reports. Steven Soderbergh and Clint Eastwood both have films in contention, and the release of the new Indiana Jones movie, though not for competition, is likely to be the biggest... More »

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