85th Academy Awards Nomination List

Here is the complete list of nominees for the 85th Academy Awards — without any snarking from me. The Oscars will be handed out on Feb. 24.

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“Amour”

“Argo”

“Beasts of the Southern Wild”

“Django Unchained”

“Les Miserables”

“Life of Pi”

“Lincoln”

“Silver Linings Playbook”

“Zero Dark Thirty”

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Del Toro To Try Scaling Mountains of Madness Again!

madness1Director Guillermo Del Toro, bless his geek heart, has decided to take another run at getting his dream project — a faithful adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s classic tale At the Mountains of Madness — off the ground and into multiplexes.

The Mexican maestro is so dedicated to this project that reviving ATMOM was one of the reasons Del Toro turned down a chance to direct Star Wars — Episode VII!

Del Toro had gotten pretty far into preproduction on ATMOM with none other than Tom Cruise in the lead role way back in 2011 when Universal suddenly pulled the plug, nervous about the flick’s unavoidable R rating and a budget that was anything but cheap.
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