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The Long 2015 Oscars Show (& A Short List Of Winners)

The 87th Annual Academy Awards took place on Sunday at the Dolby Theatre and naturally there were the usual stretches of entertainment and tedium, and more than enough meaningless blather to remind us that it was all coming from elitist, … read more »

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ParcBench Predicts the 2015 Oscars

After a semi-decent year in film in 2013, it was almost inevitable that the cinema of 2014 would reflect the year in general — a confused, frustrating year full of false narrative fed by Obama-driven cultural malaise. The nominated films … read more »

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Mark Schultz Wrestles With His Opinion Of ‘Foxcatcher’

If Olympic wrestling champion Mark Schultz knows anything (and he knows a lot), he knows how to end victorious. While the film Foxcatcher has an army of Hollywood types figuring out how to gain media attention during this Academy Award’s … read more »

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87th Annual Academy Award Nominations (Complete List)

The 87th annual Academy Awards nominations in 24 categories were announced this morning by actor Chris Pine and directors J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuaron. The ceremony celebrating the winners is Sunday, Feb. 22, with Neil Patrick Harris as host (7:00pm … read more »

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Dinesh D’Souza’s “America: Imagine The World Without Her”

“That’s how we see you around the world, as one of the greatest ideas in human history… This country was the first to claw its way out of darkness, and put that on paper.” – Bono, U2 lead singer, Georgetown … read more »

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Why ‘Korengal’ Matters As Much As (Perhaps Even More Than) ‘Restrepo’

Perhaps you’ve heard of them — the Second Platoon, Battle Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan. They were the subjects and the stars of Restrepo, the greatest documentary on … read more »

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Idina Menzel Becomes The First Tony Award Winning Actor With A Top 10 Hit

The Billboard Hot 100 chart, which ranks the week’s 100 most popular songs in the United States, began in August of 1958. This week, for the first time, there is a Top 10 hit by a performer who has also … read more »

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Come To The DESERT SHOWDOWN With Academy Award Favorites Will Ferrell and Kevin Spacey

Will Ferrell, star of “Anchorman” and one of the funniest presenters in the history of the Academy Awards will host the DESERT SHOWDOWN golf and tennis charity event. Tuesday, at La Quinta Resort & Club, Will Ferrell and another Oscar … read more »

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Parcbench’s 2014 Academy Award Predictions

In the fall, “Gravity” was at the forefront of the Academy Awards race. Then, along came “American Hustle,” gaining most of the enthusiasm until just this week — when most of the critic’s predictions were announced. Now, on the eve … read more »

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Mel Brooks to Receive AFI Honor

Legendary comedian and filmmaker Mel Brooks will be honored by the American Film Institute with its Lifetime Achievement Award next year. Brooks, one of a select few talents to win an Oscar, Emmy, Tony, and Grammy, will be recognized for … read more »

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