Reeling it in: Have some time off? The movies are on

...Olympian Louis Zamperini and his experiences in World War II. "Unbroken" is one of those movies that seems tailor made to win Oscars but, because it's been generating Oscar-buzz for so long it started to suffer from some backlash before it ever came out...

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Reeling it in: 'Penguins' packed with family fun

...tier family flicks like "Planes" or "The Nut Job," "Penguins" is certainly light, so I wouldn't bet on it winning any Oscars. The jokes are fast, but kind of scattershot, reminiscent of "Airplane" or "The Naked Gun," but for kids. For more...

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Revenge tale that is gleefully pulpy, yet never mannered

...and behold, it works. It's not perfect, of course. "Wick" is a B-movie through and through and won't be up for any Oscars. Some of the mayhem gets a little monotonous and, as in every shoot-em up, the audience is left to wonder how it is that...

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NEW YORK (AP) - Barbra Streisand will perform at the Oscars next month, the first time she's performed during an Academy...announced Wednesday that British singer Adele will perform at the Oscars. She and producer Paul Epworth are nominated for best original...

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Reeling It In: And the Oscar goes to ... Billy Crystal?

...concerned, and it's none too soon. The Oscars, traditionally the last among a seemingly...Bob Hope, and he became synonymous with Oscars for quite a while. Later, they tried...agent said "They want you to host the Oscars!" "What? Why?" was her first response...


...his Oscar-nominated tune "Happy" from "Despicable Me." Menzel will sing her hit number "Let it Go" from Disney's "Frozen."The Oscars will be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. ABC will broadcast the show live March 2 in Los Angeles.

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'Alone Yet Not Alone' vs. Academy's 'ethics'

...branch's executive committee, violated that anonymity."Big-budget films spend large amounts of money campaigning for Oscars with full-page ads in Variety and other trade publications, as well as glitzy parties for Academy members. Studios send...


...craftsmanship and creativity.Loriot is eager to show off the mermaid-shaped gown that Marion Cotillard wore to the 2008 Oscars - it took 180 hours to make by hand - and Madonna's "Blond Ambition" bustier made of a vintage 1930s metallic fabric that...

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Movie review: Explosive fun in 'Pacific Rim'

...but boy was it rousing. No, "Pacific Rim" is not the greatest movie I've ever seen, and no it's not going to win any Oscars, aside from the technical ones, but it is what a summer movie should be - fun. And not just throwaway, two-hours-to-kill...

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Now playing: 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"

...as a whole. Where no element feels redundant, unfinished, or ill-conceived. Perfect movies are rarely the ones that win Oscars, because they are rarely the big, important movie of the year. But movies as varied as "The Three Amigos," "When Harry...

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