...while slyly mocking the Oscars or parodying Michael...Lonely Island of the Oscar-nominated song "Everything...let some live out their Oscar dreams, handing out...celebrities. One former Oscar nominee, Viola Davis...problems run deeper than the Oscars."You have to greenlight...

Reeling it in: The big win went to the smallest of the Best Picture Nominees

...watched, but needless to say, the show wasn't all everybody hoped it would be. I can't remember the last time that the Oscars telecast met expectations. In fact, I'm not sure why anyone has high expectations anymore. Neil Patrick Harris seemed like...

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Dorothy Ruth Howell

...Bloyer, and sister-in-law, Lois Bloyer.She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Margaret Jeanette Howell and Oscar Rookard; son and daughter-in-law, D. Mark and Dolores Howell; grandchildren, Dana L. Bush and wife, Jennifer, Dorene...


...Hollywood's top honor in a ceremony punctuated by passionate pleas for equality.In a battle of B-movies for best picture, the Oscars awarded "Birdman" best picture, opting for a movie that epitomizes much of Hollywood - showy, ego-mad, desperate for...

Cal Thomas: 'Little Boy' - A classic modern film

...you may want to have a doctor examine you to see if your heart is where it should be.And if Jakob Salvati doesn't win an Oscar for his performance, there is no justice.Two of the film's producers are first-generation Mexican immigrants, now American...

Reeling it In: 'American Sniper' an expertly crafted film

...anticipated before it came out, widely panned by the critics upon release, and then unexpectedly lauded by both audiences and the Oscars (it garnered six nominations including Best Picture and Best Actor, though Eastwood was shut out of the director's race...

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

...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. It's one of...

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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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...Barbra Streisand will perform at the Oscars next month, the first time she's performed...Star Is Born" that night.She won the Oscar for best actress for 1968's "Funny...British singer Adele will perform at the Oscars. She and producer Paul Epworth are nominated...

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