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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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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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Les Miserables

Friday, January 4, 2013 1 Comment

Is Les Miserables beyond the bounds of artistic, literary or logical scrutiny? Because I’ve got some nits to pick with it, or at least the musical adaptation which spawned this film adaptation. Don’t mistake this as a condemnation; I quite enjoyed the production of Les Miserables, because, wow, was it ever impressive. Almost every aspect […]

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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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The Help

Monday, August 15, 2011 No Comments

Period pieces are an interesting type of film, requiring the environments, actors and even the attitudes to appear as they did back in the day. While I can’t confirm the accuracy of The Help, the story of three women who compile a book of stories recalled by black housekeepers to expose ingrained racism in Jackson, […]

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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 […]