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Oscar Glow, Today's Tech Help Short Films Find Their Fandom

Oscar-nominated short films, once all but impossible to see except at art-house theaters, are surging in popularity via online streaming and on-demand services.
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New Academy President Pushes For More Diverse Voting Members

Last summer, the organization behind the Oscars elected its first African American president: film marketing executive Cheryl Boone Isaacs. She's been working to diversify a monochrome membership.
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A Meet-Cute Romance With A Delicious Twist

A correspondence begins in the unlikeliest of ways when a lunch delivery from a Mumbai woman to her office-worker husband accidentally makes its way into a stranger's hands.
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In 'Stalingrad,' Where The Fog Of War Is Plenty Thick

A new 3-D take on a formative Russian war story has its impressive moments, but ultimately feels contrived and confusing.
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Remembering Harold Ramis, Master Of The 'Smart Dumb-Movie'

Best known for Animal House, Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day, Ramis died Monday at 69. Critic John Powers says Ramis was like a favorite uncle who spices up the family reunion by spiking the punch.
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Dangerous Dad Of 'Scandal' Turns The Tables

Actor Joe Morton is probably best-known these days as one of TV's toughest dads, playing Rowan Pope on Scandal. Morton talks about the show's return, plus his 40-year career in film, TV and theater.
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'Clap!' On Set, The Signature Sound Of The Slate

On a movie set, every scene and every take gets "slated" during filming, and there's that distinctive clap sound we all know. But what's it for? The job of the clapper, revealed.
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FBI's Abscam Videos Are As Unbelievable As 'American Hustle'

The Oscar contender is loosely based on the Abscam sting, which nailed a senator and six House members on corruption charges. The FBI videotaped some Hollywood-worthy scenes.
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Harold Ramis On Working At 'Playboy' And Writing 'Animal House'

The comedy actor, writer and director had co-written and planned to star in the long-awaited Ghostbusters III — but did not get the chance. He died Monday in Chicago at age 69.
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Actor Harold Ramis, Who Also Wrote And Directed, Dies At 69

Ramos was famous for films including Caddyshack, Groundhog Day, Gostbusters and National Lampoon's Animal House. He died Monday in Chicago of an autoimmune disease.

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