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Justin Bieber An Oscar Contendah?

Never thought JBiebs would be up for an Oscar nod? Never say never. The American Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has determined that Justin Bieber’s duet with Jayden Smith, “Never Say Never,” from “The Karate Kid” is eligible for an Oscar nom in the original song category. To be considered, a song must consist of words and music, both of which are original and written specifically for the film. It’s on a list with 41 other songs, including ditties from “Country Strong” and “Burlesque.” Now we just have to sit back and see what the Academy voters have to say on January 25. [FOX] Keep reading »

Trailer Park: “The A-Team,” “The Karate Kid,” “Winter’s Bone,” “Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work”

If you have men (or soccer enthusiast women) in your life, chances are you’re going to want to escape from the constant World Cup noise. There’s no better escape from the heat, yelling, and ball-pinging than an air-conditioned movie theater. But for some reason, instead of releasing a bunch of chick flicks to compensate, half of this weekend’s movie releases are also packed full of machismo. Fortunately, Sundance winner “Winter’s Bone” is on limited release and looks pretty fantastic. Plus, there’s a Joan Rivers documentary that I had no idea existed until now but am weirdly glad that it does. “The A-Team” and “The Karate Kid” both look decent if you’re in one of those set-stuff-on-fire and beat-people-up kind of moods. Or are nostalgic for the ’80s. Keep reading »

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