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  1. Review: 'Black or White' squanders chance for real insight on race

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    The only thing Black or White adds to the discussion of race relations is another one-sided argument. The title suggests a choice Mike Binder's movie will make for you, stacking the deck with half the cards. Hearts and diamonds, of course.

    Elliot Anderson, (Kevin Costner, right) fights for custody of his granddaughter, Eloise (Quvenzhane-cute Jillian Estell).
  2. Casting call goes out for 'Infiltrator' with Bryan Cranston

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    Want to be in a movie with the star of Breaking Bad?

    Bryan Cranston is famous for his role as Walter White in AMC's 'Breaking Bad' series. Photo Credit: Ursula Coyote/AMC
  3. Review: 'A Most Violent Year' a tense, urban noir

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    J.C. Chandor's crime drama A Most Violent Year is set in Sidney Lumet's New York, at the dicey intersection of just business and making ends meet. Set in 1981, coincidentally the year Lumet made Prince of the City, Chandor channels that kind of subtle tension and shady deals into a unique scheme.

    Oscar Issac plays Abel Morales, an immigrant whose heating oil company has been targeted by criminals, and Jessica Chastain is his wife, Anna, in A Most Violent Year.
  4. Scientology movie 'Going Clear' creates buzz at Sundance Film Festival

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    A hot ticket at the snowy Sundance Film Festival this week is a scathing documentary about Scientology from an Academy Award-winning director.

    Although Scientology’s spiritual headquarters are based in Clearwater, the film focused on the Los Angeles branch.
  5. After SAG awards, Oscars get more interesting (w/video)

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    Heading into the homestretch of movie awards season, we suddenly have a horse race.

    Eddie Redmayne, who portrayed Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, won the SAG award for best male actor in a motion picture.
  6. Look who's turning 85: Clint Eastwood, Sean Connery …

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    BY STEVE PERSALL | Times Movie Critic

    Clint Eastwood on the set with Bradley Cooper while filming American Sniper, which received six Oscar nominations.
  7. 'American Sniper' tweets reveal hidden cost of free speech

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    No good movie goes untarnished during awards season, so Michael Moore and Seth Rogen taking shots at American Sniper isn't surprising.

    Bradley Cooper stars in "American Sniper."  (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Keith Bernstein)
  8. Update on plans for local filming of 'Infiltrator'

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    For The Infiltrator, it's a case of lights, camera and not so fast on the action.

  9. Academy president responds to firestorm over Oscars' lack of diversity

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    LOS ANGELES — Responding for the first time to the firestorm of criticism over the lack of diversity in this year's Oscar nominations, film academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs says the all-white acting slate inspires her to accelerate the academy's push to be more inclusive. She also hopes the film industry as a …

    David Oyelowo, center, was not nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, which was nominated for best picture. Carmen Ejogo, right, plays Coretta Scott King in the film.
  10. Review: Kevin Hart, Josh Gad perfect match in 'Wedding Ringer' (w/video)

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    Right on time to remind everyone that not all movies are created for awards comes The Wedding Ringer, an affably crude bromantic comedy with an appealing set of bros.

    The funniest of the bromance: Doug (Josh Gad) and Jimmy (Kevin Hart) do a dance routine.
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  11. Oscar nominations: 'Selma' snub, surprises reflect year in movies

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    It was just a joke, delivered by Ellen DeGeneres on last year's Academy Awards telecast, that isn't as funny after Thursday's announcement of this year's Oscar nominees.

  12. Oscar nominations: 'Selma' snub, surprises reflect year in movies

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    It was just a joke, delivered by Ellen DeGeneres on last year's Academy Awards telecast, that isn't as funny after Thursday's announcement of this year's Oscar nominees.

    Ralph Fiennes, left, and Tony Revolori in "The Grand Budapest Hotel. " The film was nominated for an Oscar Award for Best Picture on Thursday. [Associated Press / Fox Searchlight]
  13. Oscar nominations come out Thursday morning

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    Do Academy Award voters think the Budapest Hotel is grand, that Imitation Game is flattering and Theory. . . is everything it's cracked up to be? Will Birdman poop on all their Oscar dreams? These silly questions will be replaced by many more when the 87th annual Academy Awards nominations are …

  14. Review: 'American Sniper' is right on target

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    It's a hell of a thing, killing a man, Clint Eastwood mournfully lectured in Unforgiven: "Take away all he's got, and all he's ever gonna have."

    Bradley Cooper immerses himself in the role of the late Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyle.
  15. Review: 'Foxcatcher' a chilly thriller done well

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    Bennett Miller's Foxcatcher is a true-life crime story that the director's previous subject, Truman Capote, might have written about: murder in cold blood, mirroring the American nightmare. It is a case study in steady dread, even if viewers know who killed whom.

    Steve Carell, left, plays John E. du Pont, who enlists Olympic gold medalist Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) and his Olympic gold medal-winning sibling Dave for a vanity project.