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Academy Awards 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013 No Comments

I don’t remember the last time I saw a really good Academy Awards show. I have this vague memory of a year with shadow puppets, but that’s about all. There have been splashes of solid entertainment in the past few years, but there has yet to be a year where the Oscars are primarily good […]

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2013 Oscar Nominations

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 No Comments

In this week’s video, L.E. and Nathan discuss the recent announcement for this year’s nominees for Best Picture at the 2013 (or 85th) Academy Awards. There may be some strangling involved, so get out your neck braces. Click the link to watch!

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Road to the Oscars 2013: Nominee Predictions

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 No Comments

Tomorrow morning, the powers that be are set to announce the nominees for the 2013 Academy Awards. Other categories aside, the best picture list is one that I am very curious to see. For one thing, as with last year, there can be as few as five, and as many as ten, nominees. Also, there […]

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Academy Awards 2012

Monday, February 27, 2012 1 Comment

I have finally done it! It’s been over six years in the making, but I’ve finally succeeded in winning an Oscar… pool! I’d like to thank my manager, that guy rolling around on the floor humming “Magic Moments” by Perry Como, the Care Bears, and of course, Jesus! Unfortunately, however excited I was to win, […]

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How many movies can fit into an Oscar?

Friday, January 20, 2012 No Comments

The Best Picture category at the Oscar’s this year has modified. For years the amount of nominees in the category were confined to either five or ten films. This year, however, the Academy will have the leeway to choose any number of films between (and including) five and ten. So, with these parameters, the question […]

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Academy Awards 2011 and Donut Fight Club

Monday, February 28, 2011 No Comments

So, yah, the Oscars kind of sucked didn’t they? I mean, the opening video where Franco and Hathaway gambol through the various best picture nominees was entertaining, and there were some other laughs to be had here and there, but, overall, it felt very mechanistic and it was seriously lacking in the pizzazz department. And […]

Dances with Wolves 20th Anniversary

Dances with Wolves 20th anniversary edition reminds Avatar who’s boss on January 11th, 2011

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 No Comments

If you’ve watched our rant titled, “Cinematic Excellence, Where Have You Gone?”, or read some of the reviews for Avatar, you’ve probably heard it being related to a film titled Dances with Wolves. If you’ve never seen it, it stars Kevin Costner, it won seven Academy Awards including best picture, and the story is fairly […]

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Academy Awards 2010

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 1 Comment

When Neil Patrick Harris took the stage and lit up the room with his musical prowess and ever so sparkly suit, my hopes for the Academy Awards rose a little, but that hope was quickly quashed. First and foremost, I am extremely annoyed at how little we got to see of Steve Martin and Alec […]