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Trailer For 2012 Academy Awards Features Several Stars

This promotional video features several fairly recognizable movie stars on a quest to find "The Host"...all in an effort to promote the fact that Billy Crystal is once again hosting the 84th Academy Awards. Is it enough to make me watch the show? Nope...don't think so.

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Netflix Customers Upset About Drastic Price Hikes

DVD-by-mail and digital streaming service Netflix has announced a new pricing structure, and its customers are doing the metaphorical version of booing and throwing popcorn at the screen.

People who currently pay $10 for one DVD per month plus unlimited digital streaming will see rates jump to $16, while those who get two DVDs plus streaming will have a new rate of $20, up from $15. The price increases take effect September 1 for existing customers. New subscribers will pay the new prices immediately upon sign-up.

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8 Great Summer Vacation Movies
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8 Great Summer Vacation Movies [VIDEOS]

While summer doesn't officially start until June 21, Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning to the hottest season at the movies.

Summer loses some of its meaning when you're an adult, since it no longer comes with a moths-long break from the grind.

Nevertheless, we can all still enjoy a good movie about summer vacations. After the jump, check out eight of our favorites.

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Memorial Day Weekend Movie Guide

Since we can’t spend the entire Memorial Day weekend barbecuing, many Americans observe the day by hopping over to the local cinema to take in a blockbuster movie and some free air conditioning.

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Al Pacino Back in the Mob in ‘Gotti: Three Generations’

Oscar-winning actor Al Pacino will return to his on-screen mob roots in the much-talked about 'Gotti: Three Generations,' a biopic about infamous mobster John Gotti.

According to EW.com, Pacino will play Aniello John 'Mr. Neil' Dellacroce, consigliere to Carlo Gambino. He'll join the previously cast John Travolta, Kelly Preston and troublemaker Lindsay Lohan, who have signed on to play John, Victoria and Kim Gotti, respectively.

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Story At The Movies: FAST FIVE

The most popular movie on planet Earth right now stars Vin Diesel and Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson. Somehow I knew Diesel was gonna be huge when I saw him in "Pitch Black" many years ago, and said so publicly. Always be careful what you wish for, kids. It's called "Fast Five" and picks up our street-racing outlaw family

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Story At The Movies: RIO

"Rio!" "Rio by the sea-o!" Yes, were talking the Rio in Brazil, the one that Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers danced through in "Flying Down to Rio" 'way back in the 1930s.

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Jeremy Renner Set to Take Over ‘Bourne’ Movies

Two-time Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner is set to take over the 'Bourne' franchise from Matt Damon, Deadline is reporting.

Universal Pictures has formally made an offer to him, and Renner is expected to sign on quickly for a September start date.

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Elizabeth Taylor: A Legendary Life in Photos

Elizabeth Taylor, who died Wednesday in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure, was one of Hollywood's most famous and popular stars, with roles in such classic movies as 'Giant,' 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' and 'A Place in the Sun.'

Though health problems plagued her entire career, Taylor proved to be one of Hollywood's biggest survival stories, earning two Best Actress Oscars and a slew of other awards and recognition from her peers.

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See How a Foley Artist Creates Movie Sound Effects [VIDEO]

When a Hollywood movie is shot, the microphones are only focused on picking up the dialogue. This means most of the background noise is lost, and it is up to an artist called a "Foley artist" to go back and recreate this background noise in post-production.

In this clip, Foley artist Gary Hecker, who got his start working on "The Empire Strikes Back," demonstrates the unexpected techniques a Foley artist will use to make movies sound right.

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