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Ennui-ners and Losers: 2008 Oscar Aftermath PDF Print E-mail
Movies - Feature Stories
Written by Mike Schulz   
Wednesday, 27 February 2008 02:26

Best Actress Marion Cotillard At the 100-minute mark of Sunday night's 200-minute Academy Awards telecast, Forest Whitaker strode onstage to announce the winner of Best Actress, and I found myself making the same silent plea over and over: Give it to Marion Cotillard ... give it to Marion Cotillard ... .

 
No Contest for "Old Men": 2008 Oscar Predictions PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Wednesday, 20 February 2008 02:50

No Country for Old Men Let's begin with a caveat: I'm not very good as this Oscar-guessing thing. So if you're planning to use my predictions to help win your annual Academy Awards pool, you should know that two years in a row now, I've only guessed correctly in 15 out of 24 categories, giving me an average of .625 - a moderately underwhelming record.

Then again, if that were my batting average in professional baseball, I'd be a god, so I'm pressing ahead.

 
Iowa Meets Sundance: "Sugar" at Sundance Film Fest Provides a Sweet Experience to an Iowa Quartet PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ann K. Nicknish   
Wednesday, 13 February 2008 03:01

Sugar The Sundance Institute has spent two decades building what is widely recognized as the world's premier showcase for American and international independent films. The Utah film festival - with more than 50,000 attendees - converges on the ski town of Park City each January.

 
2007 Oscar Nominees: What They Got and Where to Find Them PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Wednesday, 23 January 2008 02:28

Best Picture nominee JunoAmerican Gangster (R, on DVD February 19) - Back in November, I made an early prediction that Ridley Scott's underwhelming opus would not only be nominated for but win Best Picture and Director. Man, I'm glad my precognition abilities suck. The only nods tallied were for Best Art Direction and Supporting Actress contender Ruby Dee, making her five minutes the shortest amount of nominated screen time in Oscar history. Dee probably won't win, but she would've taken Best Bitch-Slap in a walk.

 

 
Knocked Out: 2007's Best (and Worst) Movies PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Wednesday, 02 January 2008 02:35

Reader issue #665 Let me set the scene for you:

 
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