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The Super Bowl is an event that passes me and most of my over-the-Atlantic brethren by, but I've been doing my best to mop up the buzz this morning. (Among other things, I've been amused to learn people still find flipping the bird a subversive gesture -- I'm sure if M.I.A. had wanted to shock America, she could have done better than that.) Anyway, many seem excited by the blockbuster trailers that were unveiled during the proceedings -- normally, I avoid trailers of heavily anticipated films, but since I'm not personally anticipating any of these, I watched them all in the name of journalistic thoroughness. Well, enough to register my disappointment that "Battleship" doesn't look at all like the board game, and that "John Carter" still doesn't star Noah Wyle. Here's a better rundown. [Television Without Pity]
Nathaniel Rogers and friends wrap up their annual Oscar Symposium with thoughts on everything from their favourite crafts nominees to Viola Davis's post-Oscar future. [The Film Experience]
If you think this year's Best Supporting Actor Oscar lineup is on the thin side, Nick Davis reminds us how rich it could/should be. Yay, Chris O'Dowd! [Nick's Flick Picks]
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