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Decoding The Oscars: Best Director

HOLLYWOOD—Its perhaps the most polarizing race this season, and the most unpredictable at the same time as several titans missed the mark in a huge way.  Director Ben Affleck whose film “Argo” is a heavy favorite for Best Picture was overlooked by the Academy, as were Kathryn Bigelow “Zero Dark Thirty,” Tom Hooper “Les Misérables” and Quentin Tarantino “Django...

“Revenge” Recap: ‘Sacrifice’

HOLLYWOOD—Its the episode that fans have been eagerly anticipating and Sunday night’s episode ‘Sacrifice’ did not disappoint. The body in the water teased at the beginning of the season was finally revealed.  The person close to Emily Thorne who became a casualty was none other than the real Emily Thorne!  Some had foreshadowed this casualty earlier in the week,...

“Breaking Dawn” Cleans Up At Razzie Awards

HOLLYWOOD—Twi-hards will be gravely upset as “Breaking Dawn Part 2” cleaned up at the Razzie Awards on Saturday, February 23 taking home seven awards including Worst Picture of the Year.  The picture also picked up awards for Worst Actress for Kristen Stewart, Worst Screen Couple Taylor Lautner and Mackenzie Foy.  While “Breaking Dawn Part 2” was no flop at...

“Silver Linings Playbook” Winner At Spirit Awards

HOLLYWOOD—Just a day before the final awards ceremony, the Independent Spirit Awards were held on Saturday, February 23 and the big winner was the dramedy “Silver Linings Playbook” that took home four awards including Best Feature.  Could that be a sign for the movie’s chance at pulling a huge upset in the Best Picture race at the Academy Awards...

Predicting The Oscars: Best Actress

HOLLYWOOD—The Best Actress race is always a nail-bitter.  I can recall so many past years where the race was a toss-up between two actresses: Nicole Kidman “The Hours” vs. Renee Zellwegger “Chicago,”HalleBerry“Monster’s Ball” vs. Sissy Spacek “In the Bedroom,” Annette Benning “American Beauty” vs. Hillary Swank “Boys Don’t Cry” and most recently last year’s race between Meryl Streep “The...

“Beautiful Creatures” An Enchanting Love Story

HOLLYWOOD—So many tweens are still recovering from the “Twilight” fatigue now that the series has completed its run at the box-office.  Well a new picture sure to take over is “Beautiful Creatures” based on the young adult novel by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl is a tale of young love involving witches. Our title character Lena (Alice Englert) is a...

“A Good Day To Die Hard” Is Action-Packed

HOLLYWOOD—Its hard to fathom that nearly 25 years ago one of the most exciting catch phrases of all-time “Yippe ki-yay mother ****” would turn Bruce Willis into an action superstar, but it did.  Since “Die Hard” hit screens back in 1988, there have been three sequels to the franchise: “Die Hard 2: Die Harder,” “Die Hard With a Vengeance”...

“Pretty Little Liars” Recap: ‘What Becomes Of…’

HOLLYWOOD—Our favorite liar Spencer (Troian Bellisario) continued her downward spiral in “What Becomes of the Broken Hearted” as her emotional break-up began to take a toll on the people surrounding her.  Hanna (Ashley Benson), Emily (Shay Mitchell) and Aria (Lucy Hale) attempted to decipher how they could help their BFF.  She was a complete mess after learning that she...

“Revenge” Recap: ‘Union’

HOLLYWOOD—Its been close to a month since the last episode of “Revenge.”  The drama returned on Sunday night with episode 13 ‘Union’ to kick off February sweeps and was it an episode to talk about.  The episode opened with a flashback with Emily (Emily VanCamp) as a child reminiscing about fun times with Jack and her father.  Nolan (Gabriel...

Black Keys, Fun., Frank Ocean Grammy Winners

LOS ANGELES—On Sunday, February 10 the Recording Academy celebrated a remarkable year in music as the 55th Annual Grammy Awards which were held at theStaplesCenterinLos Angeles.  There was no clear act that was a frontrunner this year compared to Adele’s reign last year as Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons and Fun. all came into the ceremony with six nominations...
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