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Home Is Where The Boov Are!

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Last year, a short entitled Almost Home featured an alien race called the Boov and their attempts to find a new home after fleeing the evil Gorg. After a series of interplanetary mishaps, the short ended with them arriving at Earth.

In Home, the Boov invade and relocate all humans to Australia where they live in quaint little houses and, apparently, are fed and clothed but otherwise ignored (a Boov theme park has been assembled to keep them amused). Through a fluke, Gratuity ‘Tip’ Tucci is missed in the planet-wide relocation project and she and her cat, Pig, set out in the family’s battered car to find her mother. She encounters Oh, the architect of the interplanetary mishaps mentioned above and things get even weirder from there.

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Steve Martin to Receive 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award!

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From wild & crazy guy, to Roxanne to thoughtful novelist, Steve Martin has been entertaining us and provoking though for over45 years.

On June 4, 2015, he will receive the AFI Life Achievement Award – America’s highest honor for a career in film – an award that will be aired on TNT that month. Follow the jump for further details.

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Quirky Trailer: Home!

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When an alien race called the Boov invade the Earth and relocate humans so that they can settle in properly, a resourceful girl named Tip (Rihanna) avoids capture and, with an alien called Oh (Jim Parsons) learns that there’s a great deal more at stake than intergalactic relations in DreamWorks Animation’s Home.

Home invades theaters on March 27the, 2015. Check out the first trailer after the jump.

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MOVIES: If I Picked The Oscars®!

It’s that wonderful time of the year when The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences hands out the most famous awards in the world [yes, even more well-known than the Nobel Prize]. Despite a drop-off in indie film production, it’s been a pretty good year for movies and the box office reflects that – in terms of popularity and quality.

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Despite the apparent locks for various of the awards, the one sure thing about any awards ceremony – including the Academy Awards® – is that there’s no such thing as a sure thing. Thus, while we might expect Christoph Waltz to win Vest Supporting Actor for Inglourious Basterds, or Sandra Bullock to take home the Best Actress award for The Blind side, there are no guarantees.

Rather than make the usual predictions about who I think should win the major awards, this year I’m going with whom I most want to see win [turns out I’m lousy at predictions anyway…].

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TELEVISION: Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin to Host 2010 Oscars!

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Bill Mechanic and Adam Shenkman, producers of the 82nd Academy Awards® show have selected Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin to co-host the biggest event in the film industry. Clearly, the Hollywood Foreign Press lit a fire under their butts with their selection of Ricky Gervais as host for the 2010 Golden Globes.

Baldwin has shown his comedic abilities as Jack Donaghy, the egocentric boss on 30 Rock, while Martin is a groundbreaking comedian-actor-writer-musician who has already hosted the Oscars® twice before – for their 73rd and 75th years.

“I am happy to co-host the Oscars with my enemy, Alec Baldwin,” said Martin.

“I don’t play the banjo, but I’m thrilled to be hosting the Oscars – it’s the opportunity of a lifetime,” said Baldwin.

The Oscars for 2009 will be presented on Sunday, March 7, 2010 and televised by the ABC Television Network.

This might just work.

The 30th Annual Kennedy Center Honors: Rock & Soul Steal The Show!

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Every year, The Kennedy Center honors five artists from all parts of the creative spectrum: film, music, art, theatre… This evening, CBS presents The 30th Annual Kennedy Center Honors [9/8C], hosted by Caroline Kennedy. This isn’t something Eclipse would normally cover, but tonight the Center honors a concert pianist/teacher, a comedian/writer/actor/philosopher, a filmmaker, a soul singer and a rock & roll legend.

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