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Everything old was new again at the Oscars

By Jocelyn Noveck / AP Justin Bieber wasn’t mincing words. “I’m here to bring you the 18 to 24-year-old demographic,” the teen pop star told Billy Crystal in the opening Oscar montage. “So, how long do you want me to stay here for?” The two were spoofing “Midnight in Paris,” a film about time travel, and …


‘Artist’ wins best-picture at indie Spirit Awards

By David Germain / AP “The Artist” won best picture and three other prizes Saturday at the Spirit Awards honoring independent film. The film also won for best director for Michel Hazanavicius and lead actor for Jean Dujardin as a silent-era star whose career crumbles as talking pictures take over in the 1920s. It earned the …


Spirit Award nominees share low-budget secrets

By Christy Lemire / AP The Spirit Awards celebrate the best in low-budget filmmaking. But within those honors, the John Cassavetes Award goes to films with even lower budgets: those made for under $500,000. This year’s five nominees talked to The Associated Press about how they did it on the cheap. The winner will be announced …


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