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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Down With the Oscars
Feb27

Down With the Oscars

This Sunday is the 400th or so Academy Awards, where we honor the best films of the past year in a stunning display of people reading names off of cards. It’s Hollywood’s “biggest night,” where everyone dresses up and pretends the winners are chosen solely by merit and not so the Academy can feel good about itself. Good times are had by all. Now as a ceremony and celebration for those being honored and those in the industry, this is...

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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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12 Predictions for the 87th Academy Awards
Feb22

12 Predictions for the 87th Academy Awards

The Oscars are Sunday night, which means it’s that special time of the year where we get to watch rich and beautiful people pat each other on the back for what feels like an eternity. But it’s also a fun time to make predictions about what will happen! So with that in mind, here are our 12 surefire predictions for the 87th Academy Awards: 1) Dan Aykroyd will roam the red carpet, trying to get someone, anyone, to listen to...

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