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Birdman, Relevancy and a Life That Matters

Several months ago Thom and I went to see the movie Birdman. The plot, the symbolism, the acting, the humor and cinematography all create a movie with enough going for it to have won the Academy Award for Best Picture of the Year. But...Show More Summary

Angelica Page's 'Turning Page' a beguiling, uncanny tribute

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

Before announcing the winner for lead actress at the 1986 Academy Awards, F. Murray Abraham, elated that the recipient was his stage friend Geraldine Page, exclaimed, "I consider this woman the greatest actress in the English language."

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Won't Be Returning to Produce the Oscars

After three years of producing the Academy Awards, Craig Zadanand Neil Meron are ready to pass on the torch. 2015 Oscars: Fashion hits and misses On Saturday, Zadan tweeted that he hopes whoever helms the show next year will keep his and Meron's "Team Oscar" competition, which offers young filmmakers... Read More > Other Links From Craig Zadan Neil Meron

Dances With Mexicans, Disney's McFarland, U.S.A.

For two years in a row, Mexico's native sons have taken home the Best Director Academy Award, Alfonso Curón in 2014 and Alejandro González Iñárritu in 2015. Both directed innovative films that pushed the boundaries of storytelling and...Show More Summary

Sean Penn takes a stand against manufactured Internet outrage

Once again, Sean Penn isn’t apologizing for his controversial comment at the Academy Awards. You know, when he announced the winner for best picture by saying, “Who gave this son of a bitch his green card?” He and the award’s recipient, “Birdman” director Alejandro González Iñárritu, have known each other since at least 2003, when they worked […]

Netflix Wants Simultaneous Release Of Movies Online And In The Theatre, But Movie Chains Are Freaked Out

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“This week, Netflix announced that it paid nearly $12 million for the worldwide distribution rights for [Beasts of No Nation]. The movie already has a lot of Oscar buzz, but to qualify for an Academy Award nomination, it has to be shown in theaters before or on the same day it plays on TV, online […]

Joffrey's 2015 Choreographers of Color Awards Caps Off With "Winning Works"

3 weeks agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

The Joffrey Academy of Dance takes the stage to present four world premieres during the "Winning Works" program, taking place March 7 and 8 at the Museum of Contemporary Art. "Winning Works" showcases pieces by the winners of the 2015...

Common On Being Black In America: 'I Look At It As A Gift' (VIDEO)

As a celebrity with a powerful platform, Oscar winner Common often speaks out with focused intensity about the struggles for justice, dignity and freedom -- as he did in his impassioned speech from the Academy Award stage last month....Show More Summary

Why Neil Patrick Harris doesn't plan to host the Oscars again

Neil Patrick Harris isn't conjuring up another Academy Awards hosting gig for himself -- so let's all tuck that notion right back into his magical briefcase.

Great blocks! Lego recreation of 'Back to the Future' scene is out of this world

Academy voters may have denied "The Lego Movie" an Oscar, but we've found another Lego-filled movie — and it's definitely worth a award!It's a recreation of some of the final scenes from 1985's "Back to the Future" (which celebrates its 30th anniversary in July), specifically the clock tower sequence where Michael J. Fox's Marty McFly finds a way home amid a lightning storm.

Documentary 'Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief' to Premiere Sunday, March 29 on HBO

Following the HBO documentary “Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God,” his investigation into sex abuse in the Catholic Church, Academy Award®-winning director Alex Gibney (HBO’s “Taxi to the Dark Side”) turns his gaze to Scientology in GOING CLEAR: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE PRISON OF BELIEF

Neil Patrick Harris Coming Back To Host The Oscars? Here's What He Said

Neil Patrick Harris hosted the Tony Awards four times, but it doesn't look like he has the same resolve to return for the Oscars. The 2015 Academy Awards ceremony aired to mixed reviews, with the worst calling it the most boring awards show in recent memory. Show More Summary

[Review] ‘Chappie’ Is a Formulaic Crowdpleaser Crippled by Die Antwoord

Neill Blomkamp won a lot of fans over with his debut feature District 9, which was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. His sophomore effort Elysium had a lot of folks thinking maybe he was a one-hit wonder. Even Blomkamp admitted the story wasn’t very good. A few weeks before his latest film […]

Unsurprising Stats: Hollywood Lacks Diversity

  Following the whitest Academy Awards in nearly 20 years, UCLA’s Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies released its 2015 Hollywood Diversity Report. Sociologist and center Director Darnell Hunt described the findings to The Hollywood Reporter: “Hollywood is not progressing at the same rate as America is diversifying.” The study, which surveyed the […]

Hugh Jackman, Ben Affleck & Shia LaBeouf — In The Buff! The 12 Hottest Male Nude Scenes Of The Year

The Academy Awards are long gone, but it’s time for the Manatomy Awards! Mr. Man’s First Annual Manatomy Awards honors Hollywood’s hottest hunks for their contributions to male celebrity nudity… READ ON

Would Neil Patrick Harris Host the Oscars Again? Here's What He Said!

Neil Patrick Harris just gave an interview about the 2015 Oscars and whether or not he would want to host the Academy Awards again in future years. “I don’t know that my family nor my soul could take it. It’s a beast,” the 41-year-old actor said to the Huffington Post about the taxing job. PHOTOS: [...]

Diablo Cody to Rewrite Barbie Movie

The Academy Award winning scribe will tackle the live action take on Mattel's classic doll The post Diablo Cody to Rewrite Barbie Movie appeared first on

This Disturbing Post-Apocalyptic Cartoon Won A Danish Academy Award

3 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Ten years ago, a plague wiped out all of the women and children in a secluded mountain town and transformed the men into monsters. Now only two orphans, Albert and Jonas, remain, hiding from the monsters and telling tales of the girl who will save them all. Read more...

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