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Pop Rocks: Don't miss two hidden gems

For me, the most frustrating treasures are those that, for many, remain undiscovered. With that in mind, I wanted to highlight a couple of my favorites.
Mood Indigo

Now Playing Synopsis: His beloved new bride falling ill after a water lily blossoms in her lung, a devoted husband dedicates his entire life to surrounding her with the fresh flowers that will keep her alive in this visually inventive romance from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind director Michel Gondry. Based on the cult novel by author Boris Vian, Mood Indigo opens to find prominent Paris bachelor Colin (Romain Duris) sharing a posh rooftop apartment with his trusted chef and lawyer Nicolas (Omar Sy). Later, Colin meets the enchanting Chloe (Audrey Tautou) at a party, and the pair fall into a magical whirlwind romance that quickly leads to marriage. But all is not well with Chloe; there is a water lily growing in her lungs, and despite her worsening condition Colin spares no expense in supplying her with fresh flowers she needs so that she can go on breathing. But despite Colin's best efforts in treating his beloved bride's unusual malady, she continues to wither away right before his unbelieving eyes. Aïssa Maïga and Gad Elmaleh co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Audrey Tautou, Romain Duris, Omar Sy, Aïssa Maïga, Gad Elmaleh Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Researcher erases mice's memories

It is the stuff of movies -- being able to erase a bad memory while keeping others intact. But members of a team that includes a Medical College of Georgia researcher say they've been able to do just that in specially bred mice.
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10 films of new millennium must await test of time

I knew, when I began this project of documenting the finest films of the sound era, that the decade I would find most difficult was the first of the new millennium. It's not a problem of quantity or quality - there have been many great movies released in the past several years - but of distance.
Steven Uhles
Review: 'Dave Chappelle's Block Party'

Its star-studded lineup poses the possibility of divalike demands, beefs breaking out and entourages elbowing each other out of the way. But "Dave Chappelle's Block Party" is as friendly and down-home as the title suggests.
Key Oscars prizes remain uncertain

LOS ANGELES - Martin Scorsese was an also-ran two years ago with "Gangs of New York." Clint Eastwood was a runner-up last year with "Mystic River."
'Aviator' leads Academy Award nominations

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - The Howard Hughes epic "The Aviator" led Academy Awards contenders with 11 nominations Tuesday, including best picture, plus acting honors for Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett and Alan Alda and a directing slot for Martin Scorsese.
At the Movies: 'Lemony Snicket's'

The key word in the mouthful of a movie title "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" is "series."
No favorites yet in Oscar race

LOS ANGELES - With no J.R.R. Tolkien fantasy to lord over Hollywood's prom night, an eccentric mix of real-life characters may step in to fill the void at the Academy Awards.