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“BIRDMAN” CONTINUES TO SOAR

“Birdman” continues to climb. The film has 13 Critics’ Choice Awards nominations – including best picture, director and actor – for star Michael Keaton. The Broadcast Film Critics Association has just announced its selections for the annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. Wes Anderson’s … read more

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AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE MAKES ITS TOP 2014 PICKS

High praise for more movies – as we approach awards season – and the far-off Oscars. The American Film Institute has named the coming-of-age tale “Boyhood,” the sci-fi epic “Interstellar” and the civil rights drama “Selma” among its top 10 … read more

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FIRST OSCARS HANDED OUT ON THE WEEKEND

Hollywood handed out some Oscars Saturday night. Not the big ones we’re all familiar with, but still important.  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented the Governors Awards to actor and activist Harry Belafonte, actress Maureen O’Hara, film … read more

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POLLEY’S PROJECT: ADAPTING “LOOKING FOR ALASKA”

Oscar nominee Sarah Polley has a new project in the works. The Canadian actor and director is adapting John Green’s novel “Looking For Alaska” for the big screen. Green is currently enjoying success at the box ofice with the adaptation … read more

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IDINA MENZEL WOWS OSCAR AUDIENCE, OPENS ON BROADWAY

It has been an eventful week for Broadway star Idina Menzel. The Tony award-winning original star of Wicked became a media sensation after singing Let it Go – the hit song from the animated feature Frozen – on the Academy Awards Sunday night, … read more

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“12 YEARS A SLAVE” WINS BEST PICTURE OSCAR

Gravity won the most statuettes at the Academy Awards last night. But 12 Years a Slave took the big prize. Steve McQueen’s highly-acclaimed slave drama became the first movie directed by a black filmmaker to win Best Picture. Lupita Nyong’o also won … read more

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ROB FORD HITS TINSELTOWN

Rob Ford has gone Hollywood. Ford, his brother Randy, and brother,  Councillor Doug Ford, and a couple of assistants are in Los Angeles to attend the Academy Awards Sunday. Ford will also be apperaing on Jimmy Kimmel’s show Monday night. … read more

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SELF-DESCRIBED HOUSEWIFE PORTRAYED BY ACTRESS JUDY DENCH GOES TO OSCARS

She searched for her son for 50 years after his adoption. Now Philomena Lee’s quest has been captured in an Oscar-nominated film starring Dame Judi Dench. Dench stars with Steve Coogan as journalist Martin Sixsmith in Philomena, a movie that … read more

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OSCAR-NOMINATED SONG DISQUALIFIED

One of the songs nominated for this year’s Academy Awards has been disqualified. Alone Yet Not Alone is from the film of the same name. It’s an independent film with a Christian theme that has been criticized for its depiction of … read more

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BEST FILM TOO CLOSE TO CALL

It’s the tightest three way Oscar race in years. The 66th Directors Guild of America Awards in LA could give ”Gravity,” ”American Hustle” or ”12 Years a Slave” the edge heading into the home stretch. But ”Captain Phillips” or ”The … read more

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