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Sasha Stone has been around the Oscar scene since 1999. Almost everything on this website is her fault.
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This looks great.
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And in other news, California is running out of water. Yeah but let’s play the game shall we? Were they worried about their opening box office numbers or was the ...
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Nobody can touch Ari Folman’s approach to animation – he, like Miyazaki, is rewriting the rules. If you’ve not yet seen The Congress give it a whirl. It is unlike ...
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There are heroes in Hollywood who take a hit for speaking out. There aren’t many of them. There aren’t enough of them but those who do are helping others to ...
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When Angelina Jolie won for Best Villain at the Kids Choice awards her daughters threw their arms around her neck, they were so proud. Then Jolie delivered a great speech, ...
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The headlines lately have ranged from shock to surprise to hope to despair about the films directed by women, films about women, and films aimed at women topping the box ...
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The only upside to having five nominees for Best Picture that I can think of is that you have the chance for a potential surprise winner. A last minute surge, ...
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This is the movie many critics thought Wolf of Wall Street was.
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The Academy will likely soon announce that they’ve decided to go back to five nominees. According to Hollywood-Elsewhere, the Board of Governors is meeting tonight to discuss their future plans. ...
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After the brutal let down of this year’s Oscar race, which mostly amounted to yet another year of dashed hopes and diminished expectations, it’s time to remember Rule #1 of ...
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Ashley Judd has been standing up for women for a while now but recently Judd took on the harassers (otherwise known as puny tyrants cloaked in anonymity because they have ...
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David Fincher’s Gone Girl gave Jacop T. Swinney the idea of comparing the first and final frames of films. Of course Gone Girl would but you would have to know ...
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Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, acclaimed director Alex Gibney’s latest investigative doc, will head to HBO on March 29th. It is a deep dive into the Church ...
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Per one of my commenters, I’m writing about SXSW in the futile attempt to highlight the actresses who get buzzed here (and who will later be forgotten by November). Hey, ...
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There are women who have become icons in literature, even if contenders for the “Great American Novel” are reserved for men. Surely Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is a ...
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I have to mostly agree with this in light of how Patricia Arquette was needlessly attacked after the Oscars, and how Richard Linklater and Boyhood were attacked and how Frozen ...
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Though it’s not today’s news but it’s worth mentioning, Richard Glatzer finally lost his battle with ALS and died on Tuesday. He wrote Still Alice with his husband Wash Westmoreland. ...
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Tomorrowland stars George Clooney and was directed by the very talented Brad Bird. But it’s still a movie based on a Disneyland ride. There is just no getting around that ...
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Rope of Silicon’s Brad Brevet has waded the territory of early Oscar predictions. He’s humble enough to admit nobody knows anything and that only three from his list last year ...

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