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  • Michael Keaton in Birdman
    Ranking This Year's Best Picture Nominees
    With the Oscars a little less than a month away, many moviegoers use this time to catch up on the films that the Academy has dubbed the year’s best. With this in mind, I sat down this weekend and viewed all the movies in contention for the...
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
    Oscar Contenders - Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
    If you put together talking apes, deadly viruses, good and evil humans, and Andy Serkis in a motion capture suit, you have Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Dawn picks up 10 years after Rise ended. The human race has been all but wiped out by the...
  • Two Days, One Night
    Movie review: 'Two Days, One Night' tedious yes, but packs emotional punch
    Two Days, One Night (opening today) is the latest effort from the filmmaking duo, the Dardenne brothers, a Belgian directing tandem responsible for one of the best films of 2012, The Kid with a Bike. With their latest effort, they once again show...
  • 'American Sniper' Bradley Cooper could pull upset at Oscars over frontrunners
    Could Bradley Cooper pull off upset at Oscars like Adrien Brody?
    At the 75th Academy Awards an unusual crowded field of esteemed nominees for Best Actor was presented, yet many were favored to win, except one. Adrien Brody pulled off one of the most astonishing upsets in Academy Award history that night. He...
  • Boyhood by Richard Linklater
    Boyhood by Richard Linklater
    Boyhood is all the rage right now. With all the hoopla surrounding the film, it should be noted that it is ordinary. It is just about people living their lives. One could even call it boring. One can say that because life is boring. It is not as...
  • The Theory of Everything
    Top 10 Films of 2014
    It is that time of year again where I present my top ten films of 2014. If any of your favorites are absent, I apologize in advance. To me, the attraction of cinema is to get lost in a story. Moviegoing is a very emotional and subjective...
  • 2015 Effects Glory - Visual Effects Nominees at the Oscars
    2015 Effects Glory - Visual Effects Nominees at the Oscars
    2014 saw many great visual effects heavy films, along with many lackluster stories that took away from the beautiful effects that surrounded them. Visual effects is often an overlooked field by the average person when it comes to Oscars. Everyone...
  • American Sniper
    Movie Review: American Sniper
    American Sniper opens in theaters this weekend, fresh off of its recent Oscar nomination for Best Picture. From director Clint Eastwood, American Sniper tells the true story of Chris Kyle, the deadliest sniper in military history. In recent years,...
  • Laura Dern Oscar Nominee 2015
    Dossier Oscar 2015: Best Supporting Actress Nominee Laura Derm
    The best thing about the pre-awards season is that it gives us the opportunity to put people, who have excelled, in the same "Best of" category without singling out any as the absolute winner or having to narrow the list and kick out...
  • President Barack Obama to host film cast, crew at White House screening of Selma
    President Barack Obama to host film cast, crew at White House screening of Selma
    In the running for the 2015 Academy Award for Best Picture, Selma will screen tonight at the White House, kicking off the three-day weekend during which the country celebrates the contributions of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.To...
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    'Selma' gets one Oscar nod, a 'fuming' Sharpton calls for emergency meeting
    Arguably one of the most politically liberal demographics in the nation, the entertainment industry has long prided itself for its adherence to everything politically correct, multi-culturally friendly, and well ... just about everything the...
  • Jennifer Aniston
    Jennifer Aniston is red-hot in a plunging Gucci tuxedo
    She may have been snubbed by the Academy Awards, butCakestar Jennifer Aniston should win plenty of "Best Dressed" accolades for her daring new look at the Critics' Choice Awards. Aniston decided to shelve her signature LBD's for...
  • Birdman-TGBH
    2015 Oscar nominations: 'Birdman,' 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' have nine each
    With nine nominations each, "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel" are the leading contenders for the 87th annual Academy Awards, which will be presented at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Feb. 22, 2015. Other movies that...
  • Oscar picture
    Reaction to the Oscar Nominations
    It is that time of year again to get both overwhelmingly excited by the prospects of the new Oscar nominations as well as extremely frustrated with the lack of some nominations as well as the choice of some over others. The Oscars are not going to...
  • Oscars
    And the nominees are..., here are your 2015 Oscar nominations
    It's that time of year again. After all the Christmas decorations have come down and stores are stocking those heart-shaped boxes of candies, the film world gets ready to hand out its ultimate prizes. The Academy Awards are right around the...