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Oscars 2015: No big surprises

From the moment Lupita Nyong’o announced J.K. Simmons as the winner of the first award of the night, the standard had been set. It would be a night of few, if any, surprises, and one where all the favorites in the acting categories brought home the Oscars. Everything went, as they say, according to the script. Although both […]

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Final Oscar thoughts and predictions

Tonight is the big night. Neil Patrick Harris is ready to host the show for the first time ever, and the nominees are all nervously putting their speeches in their inside pockets, praying that it will come in handy by the end of the night. 8 movies are fighting for the Best Film award, whereas […]

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You need that good story, though…

We watch movies for different reasons. Example: it’s Sunday, you’ve got a hangover and you want to watch a movie, but at the same time you’re looking to use as little brain activity as humanly possible without being asleep… or dead. Chances are you won’t go for ‘Citizen Kane’, ‘Inception’ or ‘Raging Bull’. You go […]

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A couple of Oscar thoughts…

Earlier today the Oscar nominations were announced, with 8 movies up for this years ‘Best Picture’. On the 22nd of February, Neil Patrick Harris will host the award show, and there will not be a lack of talent in the room. Here are a couple of first thoughts regarding some of the nominees:   Steve […]

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The curious case of Matthew McConaughey

The average age of Best Actor winners at the Academy Awards is 44, which was Matthew McConaughey’s exact age when he picked up the award early this year for his performance in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’. He was one of the favorites to the award, and his career has taken a turn for the better these last […]

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Early Oscar favorites

The Oscars are still a few months away, but the buzz has already started ahead of the 87th Academy Awards, which will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on February the 22nd. Neil Patrick Harris, known from ‘Dougie Howser, M.D’ and ‘How I Met Your Mother’, is set to host the show. […]