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Matt Singer

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Is it too early to start predicting next year’s Oscars?

The Atlantic, The Playlist and The New York Times all have them: 2013 Oscar prediction pieces. Predicting next year’s Oscars within days of this year’s Oscars? Isn’t that a little early? In a word: yes. True, it’s useful to get a quick look at the big prestige movies coming our way this calendar year, to […]

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Heavy talk with the directors of “Last Days Here”

“There are tons of people who enjoy rock and roll. Bobby is rock and roll.” That’s co-director Demian Fenton on Bobby Liebling, the subject of his new documentary “Last Days Here.” Liebling is the lead singer of Pentagram, a heavy metal band from Maryland that has become one of the genre’s biggest cult legends despite […]

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The Oscars are horrible (and I hope they never get better)

The Oscar race is finally over, which means we’ve got about three weeks to fill before the next Oscar race begins, which means it’s time to talk about the Oscar show itself, specifically how bad it was. If you were so inclined, you could have spent the better part of Monday just reading articles — […]

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The Mavericks of the 2012 Independent Spirit Awards

Watch Seth Rogen host the 2012 Spirit Awards on Saturday, February 25 at 10/9c on IFC. And while you’re tuning in, don’t forget to log into IFC.com chat with our movie experts LIVE via IFC Sync, presented by Capital One. To be a great independent filmmaker, you have to be a maverick. Writing, financing, producing, […]

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Paul Rudd’s YouTube Greatest Hits

If tomorrow’s release of the new Paul Rudd comedy “Wanderlust” is giving you a case of Internet wanderlust, and you’ve found yourself rambling around the web in search of funny Rudd clips, look no further. Here’s five of his best viral videos, each showcasing a different side of his talents. Pull up a chair, slappa […]

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The more people bash “John Carter” the more I want to see it

Disney’s massive franchise starter “John Carter” doesn’t open for another two weeks, but it feels like it’s already been written off as a huge flop. For months, the narrative in the media about the film has gone something like this: “The trailer is horrible and the tracking is soft and the film went way over […]

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Nostalgia and the Academy Awards

The Academy Awards are one week away and, at this point, it looks like the big winners will be the French silent movie tribute “The Artist,” the American tribute to French silent movies “Hugo,” and other films, like “The Help” and “Midnight in Paris,” set in or obsessed with the past. Clearly, this year’s Oscars […]

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Hollywood’s journey to the 2012 Independent Spirit Awards

Watch Seth Rogen host the 2012 Spirit Awards on Saturday, February 25 at 10/9c on IFC. And while you’re tuning in, don’t forget to log into IFC.com chat with our movie experts LIVE via IFC Sync, presented by Capital One. Everyone enjoys a pat on the back for a job well-done. But some might need […]

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This Movie Makes No Sense: “Cars 2”

Earlier this week at a press junket for “John Carter,” Disney producer Lindsey Collins suggested that a Pixar backlash was to blame for “Cars 2″‘s lack of an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature. “I think it had the fact that Pixar has dominated going against it,” Collins told Movieline. “At a certain point there […]

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The directors of “Undefeated” tackle high school football

“You keep doing the right thing. And good things will happen to you.” Those are the words of high school football coach Bill Courtney to his team, the Manassas Tigers. Based on the incredible power of “Undefeated,” the film about Courtney and the Tigers, one has to assume that its directors, Dan Lindsay, and T.J. […]