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'Frozen' the entertainer of the year

...felt a chill this year from the kingdom of Arendelle.The Oscar-winning story about how the sisters Anna and Elsa overcome...Travolta butchered the pronunciation of Menzel's name at the Oscar ceremony. What came out was something that sounded like...
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...boosts their prestige among collectors and dealers. The dominance of one family in the pursuit even rated a mention in the Oscar-winning film "Fargo."Wildlife art resonates among its fans because it transports them to the outdoors, collectors...
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Reeling it in: 'Draft Day' won't be a top pick

"Draft Day" 1 hour, 49 minutes Summit Entertainment What if they made a movie all about the day leading up to the Oscar telecast? You could have the various stars getting ready - the producers running through the last minute negotiations...
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...on the other. It was owned by the CIA officer, known as "Maya," who formed the basis for the main character in the Oscar-winning 2012 movie "Zero Dark Thirty."The museum, which opened in May and has drawn more than 900,000 visitors...
Cal Thomas: 'The Giver' a portent of what might be?

...Walden Media produced it. Walden Media, an entertainment company that specializes in family-oriented material, gave us the Oscar-winning "Ray" and "The Chronicles of Narnia" series.At the end of "The Matrix," Neo says: "I didn't come...
An Oscar-worthy dinner

...Moroccan-themed dinner. Le Creuset's kiwi-colored enameled cast iron and glazed earthenware tagine, pictured behind the Oscar lookalike statuette, is the ideal cooking vessel for replicating rich and flavorful North African dishes. The 80th Academy...
Octogenarians summit Everest

...skier.He skied down Everest's South Col in 1970, using a parachute to brake his descent. The feat was captured in the Oscar-winning 1975 documentary, "The Man Who Skied Down Everest." He has also skied down Mount Fuji.It wasn't until...

Now Playing Synopsis: Still regarded as the definitive film version of Mary Shelley's classic tale of tragedy and horror, Frankenstein made unknown character actor Boris Karloff a star and created a new icon of terror. Along with the highly successful Dracula, released earlier the same year, it launched Universal Studio's golden age of 1930s horror movies. The film's greatness stems less from its script than from the stark but moody atmosphere created by director James Whale; Herman Rosse's memorable set designs, particularly the fantastic watchtower laboratory, featuring electrical equipment designed by Kenneth Strickfaden; the creature's trademark look from makeup artist Jack Pierce, who required Karloff to don pounds of makeup and heavy asphalt shoes to create the monster's unique lurching gait; and Karloff's nuanced performance as the tormented and bewildered creature. Frankenstein was greeted with screams, moans, and fainting spells upon its initial release, obliging Universal to add a disclaimer in which Edward Van Sloan advises the faint of heart to leave the theater immediately. If they don't: "Well...we've warned you." Director James Whale was memorably embodied by Ian McKellen in the Oscar-winning 1998 biopic Gods and Monsters. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi Cast: Colin Clive, Boris Karloff, Mae Clarke, John Boles, Dwight Frye, Edward Van Sloan Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

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

Last Sunday night marked the official end to the awards season, at least as far as movies are concerned, and it's none too soon. The Oscars, traditionally the last among a seemingly neverending host of gala ceremonies including the Director's Guild, the Screen Actors Guild, the Golden Globes, and the Razzies, put a cap on it and summed up quite succinctly what everyone had known from the beginning: Billy Crystal was the best host of all time.
Movie review: Return to Middle-Earth with 'The Hobbit'

...was a palpable sense of relief. The movie was kind of a gamble, especially for fans of the novels. Peter Jackson was the Oscar-winning fantasy auteur he would become, and previous attempts to bring Tolkien to life had been sketchy at best.But...
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