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David Germain

‘Lincoln’, ‘Les Mis’ look for big Oscar haul

Crusaders for good, old-fashioned Western democracy look to be the key figures vying for this year's Academy Awards.

Spielberg, Day-Lewis unite for epic ‘Lincoln’ tale

By Hollywood standards, "Lincoln" is as monumental as it gets, even for multiple Academy Award winners as Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis.

‘No porno on my bus stops’

Director Kevin Smith has made a movie with such a bothersome title he cannot even place ads for it in some places.

Will Mike Leigh extend his Oscar touch?

Director Mike Leigh has a knack for putting relatively unknown British actors into Academy Awards contention.

Guy Ritchie rocks again

With RocknRolla, Ritchie returns to the sort of gangster tale that shot him to fame with Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.

Harry Potter’s vanishing act

Maybe Harry Potter should have brought a note from his parents saying he would be missing school.

Lucas offers sneak peek at new Star Wars movie

Fans never seem to get their fill of Star Wars, and George Lucas is happy to oblige. Lucas offered a glimpse into the latest creation in his sci-fi universe at the theatre-owners' convention ShoWest on Thursday, showing a sequence from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a computer-animated movie due in August.

Coen brothers lead the Oscars pack

No Country for Old Men was living up to its front-runner status at Sunday's Academy Awards, winning best adapted screenplay for the Coen brothers and best supporting actor for Javier Bardem. La Vie En Rose star Marion Cotillard was a surprise winner in the best-actress category.

Murphy, Lohan rule the roost for year’s worst in film

A year after his Academy Awards dream went up in smoke, Eddie Murphy has not just one consolation prize, but three: Razzie Awards as worst actor, supporting actor and supporting actress for the comedy Norbit. The fourth acting ''dis-honour'' went to Lindsay Lohan.

Oscars to revive Hollywood awards season

Hollywood stars will parade across the red carpet for Sunday's Academy Awards after weeks of debate over whether a writers' strike that had derailed other award shows would be settled in time for the Oscars. However, the Oscars competition itself appears to hold little suspense, with clear favourites generally expected to win.

Diversity rules the Oscars

Once an evening of backslapping and merrymaking within the narrow confines of Hollywood, the Academy Awards this year looks like a United Nations exercise in diversity. The 79th annual Oscars on Sunday feature their most ethnically varied line-up to date, with stars and stories that reflect the world's growing multiculturalism.

Legendary director Robert Altman dies

Robert Altman, the caustic and irreverent satirist behind M*A*S*H, Nashville and The Player, who made a career out of bucking Hollywood management and story conventions, died at a Los Angeles hospital, his Sandcastle 5 production company said on Tuesday. He was 81.

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