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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 […]


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, […]


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 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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posted 9:00:16am Oct. 01, 2015 | read full post »

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