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Friendly reminder: Turner Classic Movies is going to air Stanley Kubrick's first film, "Fear and Desire," tonight at 8pm ET. I've actually never seen the film, despite Kubrick being my favorite filmmaker. I happened to see "Killer's Kiss" back in film school, a ratty video tape version (it's on the Blu-ray of "The Killing" now, though). But never this one. So you can bet I'll tune my DVR. Kubrick famously disowned the film after it was released and tried to ensure that no one would ever see it again by not re-releasing the print. Unbeknownst to him, Kodak had a policy of making an extra prints for their archives. That's the one that survives today. So, yay for Kodak. [Turner Classic Movies]
The Screen Actors Guild announcement is minutes away, but here's what Greg Ellwood says you should be watching for. [Awards Campaign]
Guess who's over the moon for Fincher's latest? [Awards Daily]
Jeffrey Wells posits Glenn Close as fading from the Best Actress landscape. [Hollywood Elsewhere]
Melena Ryzik chats with Fox honcho Tom Rothman. [Carpetbagger]
Nathaniel Rogers talks to "The Descendants" co-star Judy Greer. [Film Experience]
Jason Reitman and Patton Oswalt have a message for you re: texting in theaters. [Badass Digest]