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Here's What Oscar Darlings Should Have Been Titled

The Blind Side as White Lady Saves the Day and more

(Newser) - It’s just about time for the Oscars, but first, check College Humor ’s list of what some of the nominated films should be called, if we’re being honest with ourselves.
  • Avatar: Predictable, with James-Cameron-ripping subtitle, “From the guy who knows how to spend $280,000,000.
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Avatar, Hurt Locker Nab 9 Oscar Noms Each

Nine nominations each for Cameron, Bigelow films

(Newser) - 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. Also nominated for best-picture: District 9; the animated comedy Up; the World War II saga Inglourious Basterds; the football... More »

Studios Hot (and Bothered) on Twitter

(Newser) - Movie companies aren't sure yet how big the Twitter effect is in making or breaking films—a spate of negative tweets are reputed to have killed Bruno after a strong opening over the summer—but they're leaving as little as possible to chance. It's the hot new "campaign-management tool,... More »

Women Keep Final Destination in First Place

'All About Steve' comes in close second

(Newser) - Female moviegoers kept The Final Destination on top and propelled Sandra Bullock’s All About Steve into second this Labor Day weekend, Variety reports. Scoring $12.4 million and $11.2 million respectively, the films beat out Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds ($10.8 million), Gerard Butler shoot-'em-up Gamer ($9 million),... More »

The Final Destination Makes a Box Office Killing

Teen slasher knocks off Pitt's Inglourious Basterds

(Newser) - Supernatural slasher flick The Final Destination slaughtered its competition at the box office this weekend, taking in $28.3 million, USA Today reports. The latest installment of the Final Destination franchise—this time in 3D—knocked Inglourious Basterds ($20 million) to second. Halloween II, the 10th Michael Myers movie, debuted... More »

Basterds Hunts Down Box Office Win

(Newser) - Inglourious Basterds had a glorious opening weekend, scalping the box office for $37.6 million to give Quentin Tarantino the best opening of his career, USA Today reports. District 9 continued its strong showing in second place with $18.9 million, while GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra ($12.5... More »

Basterds' Opening Day Is Tarantino's Best

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein can breathe a sigh of relief. Inglourious Basterds mowed down the competition at the box office yesterday with an estimated haul of $14.3 million, reports Variety. That makes it Tarantino’s best opening ever, and the second-highest R-rated opener August has ever seen—behind American Pie 2... More »

District 9 Beams Up Box Office Win

(Newser) - Alien-apartheid flick District 9 abducted $37 million at the box office this weekend for a first-place landing, Bloomberg reports. “This really was an under-the-radar film” before the Comic-Con convention last month, one analyst says. “Sony did a masterful job of marketing.” GI Joe: Rise of the Cobra... More »

This Summer's Top Trailers

(Newser) - Summer may not always yield the best movies, but it never fails to deliver the year’s best trailers. Wired celebrates this sacred art by picking out the trailers that managed to throw the most hype onto the screen in 3 minutes or less. We’ve helpfully compiled them in... More »

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