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Movie Planner: 'Get Out,' 'Rock Dog,' Oscars goodies galore

OPENING THURSDAY: GET OUT Remember that Eddie Murphy standup routine about haunted houses and ghostly whispers urging visitors to leave? You can bet Jordan Peele does, lifting Murphy's riff for the title of Get Out (R), his directing debut. Peele works without his sketch comedy cohort Keegan-Michael Key this time,  …

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  1. The minute-by-minute breakdown of the shocking 'Moonlight'-'La La Land' best picture mix-up (w/video)

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    In what is most certainly the most shocking moment in Oscars history, Faye Dunaway announced the wrong winner for best picture at the end of the night, awarding the trophy to La La Land when it actually was supposed to go to Moonlight."

    Presenter Warren Beatty shows the envelope with the actual winner for best picture as host Jimmy Kimmel, left, looks on at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The winner was originally announced as "La La Land," but was later corrected to "Moonlight." [Chris Pizzello | Invision/AP]
  2. 'Moonlight' wins Best Picture after an epic Oscars flub, and Twitter has a field day (w/video)

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    Steve Harvey. Hanging chads. Dewey vs. Truman.

    [@gerGnesdunK via Twitter]
  3. Persall: 'Moonlight' eclipses 'La La Land' in confused Oscars finale (w/video)

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    Oh, Oscar, even when you do something right it goes so wrong.

    Warren Beatty shows the card for Best Picture winner "Moonlight" after "La La Land" was incorrectly presented the Oscar during the 89th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, Feb. 26, 2017. [Patrick T. Fallon | The New York Times]
  4. 'Moonlight' wins best picture over 'La La Land' at botched Academy Awards (with video)

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar winner, take two.

    Jeremy Kleiner, from left, Adele Romanski and Barry Jenkins, winners of the award for best picture for "Moonlight", pose in the press room at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
  5. Your complete list of 2017 Oscar winners

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    It wasn't quite a la la landslide for La La Land at the Academy Awards. Especially after Faye Dunaway flubbed the best picture winner, naming the musical instead of the real winner, Barry Jenkins' Moonlight.

    Mahershala Ali was the first winner of the night, winning for his supporting role in "Moonlight." (Associated Press)
  6. Jimmy Kimmel's Oscars monologue didn't pull Trump punches (w/video)

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    Political colors tinted Hollywood's golden evening when the 89th Academy Awards were presented Sunday in Hollywood.

    Jimmy Kimmel delivers his opening monologue at the 89th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, Feb. 26, 2017. (Patrick T. Fallon/The New York Times)
  7. Actor Bill Paxton, star of 'Apollo 13,' 'Twister,' dead at 61

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    LOS ANGELES — Bill Paxton, a prolific and charismatic actor who had memorable roles in such blockbusters as "Apollo 13" and "Titanic" while also cherishing his work in "One False Move" and other low-budget movies and in the HBO series "Big Love," has died from complications due to surgery. He was 61.

    FILE - In this May 31, 2015, file photo, Bill Paxton arrives at the Critics' Choice Television Awards at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. A family representative said prolific and charismatic actor Paxton, who played an astronaut in "Apollo 13" and a treasure hunter in "Titanic," died from complications due to surgery.  [Associated Press]
  8. Review: 'Logan' is a gripping Wolverine story to take seriously

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    James Mangold's Logan is an uncommonly mature comic book movie, practically from another universe unto itself. It's a movie demanding and deserving to be taken seriously, an elegy for a mutant.

    Logan/Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) tries to protect the young mutant Laura (Dafne Keen) in "Logan." (Ben Rothstein)
  9. Fill out your Oscar ballot with Steve Persall's predictions

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    Here's to the ones who dream of La La Land leaving the 89th annual Academy Awards without the best picture prize.

    Dream on.

    Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling take center stage in La La Land, which has received 14 Academy Award nominations.
  10. Review: Jordan Peele's 'Get Out' a smart allegory wrapped in a horror flick

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    Jordan Peele's Get Out isn't Oscar material, yet it's a razored rebuttal to the movie industry's so white, so what reputation. Nothing is more Hollywood than horror movies, nor more show-business-as-usual than cultural appropriation.

    Rose Armitage (Allison Williams) takes boyfriend Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya) to meet her potentially ill-meaning parents in Get Out.
  11. Get Oscar-ready with these viewing-party themes

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    Sunday is the special American holiday known as the Oscars.

    Roll otu the red carpet: It’s Oscars time.
  12. Movie Planner: 'Get Out,' 'Rock Dog,' Oscars goodies galore

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    OPENING THURSDAY: GET OUT

    Remember that Eddie Murphy standup routine about haunted houses and ghostly whispers urging visitors to leave? You can bet Jordan Peele does, lifting Murphy's riff for the title of Get Out (R), his directing debut.

    Daniel Kaluuya in a scene from Get Out.
  13. Watch the Oscars in style Sunday at Tampa Theatre's Hollywood Awards Night

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    Tampa Theatre ended its official Oscar Night affiliation with the academy years ago, but the party goes on. Now it's called Hollywood Awards Night, the way sports bars throw "Big Game" parties on Super Bowl Sunday to avoid copyright infringement.

    Tampa Theatre signature red carpet touches: a limo ride around the block; adoring "fans" and "paparazzi" lining the entrance; movie-themed costumes. Formalwear or glam are welcome. [Times file (2012)]
  14. Olivia de Havilland, oldest living Oscar winner, was my pen pal

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    At 100, Olivia de Havilland is the oldest living Oscar winner. She won the best actress honor twice, in fact. She is half of the only set of sisters to both win the Academy Award for best actress. She's also the namesake and catalyst for the "De Havilland Law," one of the most significant, far-reaching rulings in …

    Letters from the oldest Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland to reporter Katherine Snow Smith and her father.
  15. Persall: It would be a mistake for 'La La Land' to win big at the Oscars

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    The likeliest best picture winner at tonight's Academy Awards is the worst mistake voters could make.

    Janelle Monae, left, Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer star in Hidden Figures, whose three nominations include Spencer for best supporting actress.