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Oscars 2015: 'Boyhood' Wins Best Picture As Hollywood Atones For Its Superhero Movies

February 23rd, 2015 No comments

Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore take the top acting prizes.

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Oscars host Neil Patrick Harris salutes movies, pokes Oscars on race

February 23rd, 2015 No comments

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – First-time Oscars host Neil Patrick Harris opened Hollywood's biggest night of the year on Sunday with a fleeting but pointed jibe at the homogenous field of Academy Award nominees, before launching into a spirited musical salute to the magic of movies. “Tonight we honor Hollywood's best and whitest, sorry, brightest,” Harris enthusiastically dead-panned …

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Apple's Oscars iPad ad is set to the tune of Martin Scorsese

February 23rd, 2015 No comments

Technically Incorrect: A new ad for the iPad — and shot with an iPad — features high schoolers making movies and the sound of a speech by movie director Martin Scorsese.

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Oscars 2015: 'Boyhood' Wins Best Picture As Hollywood Atones Its Superhero Movies

February 22nd, 2015 No comments

Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore take the top acting prizes.

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Don’t Panic

February 21st, 2015 No comments

My LG Blu-ray player has a BBC iPlayer app and I was told it would get other catch-up services. In the past year the software has been updated several times and I now have an app for Netflix but no 4oD or ITV Player. Are they ever coming?

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Video games don't want to be movies, they want to be steak

February 21st, 2015 No comments

Video games and movies are often compared to each other in derisive ways. Some video games, like the recently released PlayStation 4 game The Order: 1886, are criticized for being too much like a movie.

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Film buffs find movie tickets pricey

February 20th, 2015 No comments

Watching movies was once the cheapest form of entertainment. Is that still true today

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Why do blockbusters rarely win top honors at Oscars?

February 20th, 2015 No comments

So who has actually seen the top Oscar movies? Take the two frontrunners: “Birdman” was written, produced and directed by Mexican Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu for some $18 million, while “Boyhood” cost only $4 million to make — over 12 years.

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My 2015 Oscar Predictions

February 20th, 2015 No comments

After a genuinely terrific cinematic year in 2013, we were probably due for a letdown in 2014, and we got it. There were of course many very good movies last year, but almost all were flawed in one way or another: too narrow, too unfocused, too emotionally remote, or what have you. I’m not sure whether a single one would have cracked my top five of the previous year.

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Foo Fighters Sonic Highways Headed To Blu-Ray and DVD

February 20th, 2015 No comments

Foo Fighters will release their HBO series, Sonic Highways, on DVD/Blu-ray and digital on April 7.

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