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Faith Film “Spotlight” Wins Best Picture at 2016 Oscars

posted by mbailey

Despite some amazing films up for nomination, the last award of the night, best picture, was given to Spotlight, a film about Boston Globe investigative reporters digging into a sexual abuse scandal involving Catholic priests. Spotlight was nominated for 6 […]

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Last Add From Oscars: “The Town” Was Overlooked

posted by Douglas Howe

Now that the Oscars have brought at end to the 2010 movie award season, I was reminded this evening of the movie which I feel qualifies as the Most Overlooked Movie of the 2010 movie award season. Each year, there […]

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Mo’Nique’s Hairy Legs and ‘Open’ Marriage

posted by Douglas Howe

One of the most underwhelming Oscar shows of all-time sure stood in contrast to perhaps the most significant–if, indeed, the last–of the Barbara Walters Specials. I was on the West Coast so I watched it after the Oscars and, yikes, […]

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Oscar Nods: The Blessing Before the Storm

posted by Douglas Howe

When it comes to awards shows, life is good these days. The Grammys’ ratings were up by a third over last year and rivaled what “American Idol” gets. The “Golden Globes” also did well, as Oscar is up next. But […]

10 Oscar Nominees for Best Picture: I Like It!

posted by Douglas Howe

I read with interest the post by fellow Idol Chatter blogger Kris Rasmussen, as well as several other articles regarding the news from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences that they’ll now nominate ten movies for the Best Picture category […]

Beyond the Red Carpet to the ‘Blue’ Stage?!?!

posted by Douglas Howe

The public lined up for days. They camped out on the streets. All for a bleacher seat–a chance to see the celebs, the stars, the finest of Hollywood’s crop from this year. And if you couldn’t go there in person, […]

‘Jai Ho!’ And the Oscar Goes to ‘Slumdog Millionaire’

posted by dali

‘Jai Ho!’ I defy you not to get up, grab a scarf, put it around your neck, grab the ends and get your groove on when you hear the infectious beats of A.R. Rahman’s Academy award-winning song from 2008’s Best […]

Why is Clint Eastwood Being Shunned at the Academy Awards?

posted by Douglas Howe

Why is Clint getting dissed? I don’t know if you saw “Gran Torino,” but it was one of the more redemptive films of 2008, albeit with the R-rating, violence, and language. I can’t wait to show the TV version to […]

The Oscars: More Than a Two-Horse Race

posted by Douglas Howe

This year’s Best Picture Oscar is a competitive field. The media likes to paint it as a two-person or two-film race in many categories, but it may be one of those years in which many films have a chance. Some […]

President Obama, the Rock Star!

posted by Douglas Howe

President Obama is a rock star! He and his family have shown up at more parties, events, gatherings, celebrations, fundraisers and other pre-Inauguration activities than movie stars on Oscar night. And the cameras have been there. Therefore, this may be […]

Is ‘Benjamin Button’ Brad Pitt’s Best Role Ever?

posted by Douglas Howe

Moviephone.com has made the confident pronouncement that Brad Pitt’s turn in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” is not only excellent, but it is his best role ever. That’s saying something–and it’s an interesting question for us to ask about […]

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Rio Olympics: Flame Handed to Brazil in Athens
Rio de Janeiro will host the Summer Olympics from August 5-21, but preparations for the event are already underway. The Olympic flame that will burn at the Summer Olympics was handed over to Brazil last Wednesday. The ceremony was held in ...

posted 1:48:32pm Apr. 28, 2016 | read full post »

Celebrating the 46th Year of Earth Day
The movement continues. This year is the 46th year of Earth Day, a day that inspires, ignites passion, and motivates people to action. In 1970, the first Earth Day was celebrated with a mission to channel human energy toward environmental ...

posted 9:51:26am Apr. 22, 2016 | read full post »

Eclectic Pop Music Superstar Prince Has Passed
We mourn the loss of another musical great this year. Multiple sources have confirmed that the artist known as Prince has passed. He was 57. His publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, told the Associated Press the music icon was found dead at his ...

posted 1:52:31pm Apr. 21, 2016 | read full post »

Former WWE Star Chyna Found Dead
Former pro wrestler Joan Laurer, known as Chyna in the WWE community, has died at the age of 45. The cause of her death remains unknown to the public. Chyna was a huge pioneer for female wrestlers in the WWE. Fans and friends of Chyna took to ...

posted 10:35:25am Apr. 21, 2016 | read full post »

Former Syracuse Great Dwayne ‘Pearl’ Washington Dies at 52
Former Syracuse great Dwayne ‘Pearl’ Washington passed away at 52. Washington was diagnosed with a brain tumor last summer and received surgery in the fall. Washington grew up in Brooklyn, New York where he first received his nickname ...

posted 1:34:35pm Apr. 20, 2016 | read full post »

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