2016 Oscar Movie Reviews and Predictions From the Guy Who Watched EVERYTHING
Feb28

2016 Oscar Movie Reviews and Predictions From the Guy Who Watched EVERYTHING

It’s Oscar day, and I’m so very, very tired. I don’t know why I always make the effort to get through every nominee. At best, I usually respectfully disagree with the Academy’s choices. At worst, I find myself dumbfounded/angry/vengeful (I’m looking at you, Argo). The ceremony itself is more often than not an overlong, self-indulgent shitshow. But in the end, the Oscars are like family: I didn’t choose them, and I don’t always respect...

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Chinese Viewer Can’t Distinguish Oscar Nominees
Feb26

Chinese Viewer Can’t Distinguish Oscar Nominees

CHICAGO – Despite his best efforts, Chinese-born Chicago native Chun Jin confessed this week that he couldn’t find any defining physical characteristics of any Oscar nominee in this year’s monochromatic field. “I don’t get it,” the 49-year-old said. “Did the same guy get nominated for everything? Have you seen the photos?” Jin, who moved to the United States at age six, acknowledged that he hasn’t seen many movies this...

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Chris Rock is Hosting the 2016 Oscars
Oct19

Chris Rock is Hosting the 2016 Oscars

According to sources within the production of the 88th Academy Awards, Chris Rock will be the show’s next host. The decision is expected to be formally announced October 20th. The Academy initially looked at pairing Rock, who also hosted in 2005, with someone else. After considering Jimmy Fallon, Ellen DeGeneres and Amy Schumer – and after Schumer turned down the hosting duties – the Oscars are sticking to their...

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