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Sunday’s Oscar Wins Continue to Bring Attention to Controversial Locations

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  Let’s give one last great round of applause to the Oscar winners last night. While the show itself was a tad dull, being the creators of a travel-guide series that tours you through the world’s most famous film locations, we were thrilled by the virtual global voyage the Academy Awards offered. while James Cameron’s “Avatar” picked up scores of ... Read More »

Back on The Range With Pavement, “Offside” Director Jailed, and Ebert Speaks Again

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  Three cheers for manual labor in film! (Guardian UK)   Jafar Panahi, the Iranian director of the 2006 festival hit “Offside”, has been imprisoned by his government for supporting that country’s progressive Green Movement. (BBC)   Despite being the “It Country” of the 20th Century, the U.S.A. has never had a national tourism board, something a recently passed bill ... Read More »

Tron Hunting, All Points West To Fold, and An Early Draft of Cameron’s Acceptance Speech

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  Well that was quick. After only two successful years of concerts, New Jersey’s All Points West festival may already be done. (Sound of the City)   California’s Mount Diablo will not be renamed after Ronald Reagan, mostly because “Diablo” sounds really, really cool. (Animal)   Chinese artists were beaten during a peaceful march in Bejing protesting their violent eviction ... Read More »

The “Lost Art of ‘Inglourious Basterds’” To Aid Haiti Relief in L.A.

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  Think you’ve seen all the bloodshed, bullets, and baseball bats you were going to get from Quentin Tarantino for a while? Wrong. Thanks to an exhibit by West Coast streetwear and skateboard kings Upper Playground, you’ve got 12 new stomach-turning takes on Tarantino’s “Natzi Killin’” whopper, “Inglourious Basterds”, and a chance to help the people of Haiti. Read More »

Why L.A.-Based “Logorama” Is Our Oscar Pick for Best Animated Short Film

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  Fearing a repeat of last year when I came in dead last in my Oscar office pool, I’m paying a little more attention to who is actually nominated this year (how was I to know the Academy would overlook “Hancock”). So, with the Academy Awards only week’s away, we’ve gotten out our ballots and begun handicapping the nominees. First ... Read More »

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