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Why Parasite Winning Best Picture Oscar Opens New Doors in Hollywood [OPINION]

Why "Parasite" Winning Best Picture Oscar Opens New Doors in Hollywood [OPINION]

Before we get into that let’s give credit where it’s due with the Film Academy recognizing Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite as Best Picture in the 2020 Oscars Could anyone else picture a contemporary foreign language film 5-10 years ago and beyond? What would the Academy consider otherwise? Most probably think historical drama or martial arts epic[...]



Permanent Record: Edward Snowden Memoir Out in September &#8211 We Have Questions

"Permanent Record": Edward Snowden Memoir Out in September – We Have Questions

The Guardian and the Washington Post won Pulitzer Prizes for their coverage of Snowden’s leaks.Laura Poitras’ 2014 Oscar-winning documentary Citizenfour chronicled Snowden's flight to Hong Kong and eventually Moscow  In 2015, Joseph Gordon Levitt starred in Snowden, the fictionalized account of Snowden’s plight directed by Oliver Stone. Permanent Record is Snowden's own account of his part in[...]


Library of Congress Honors 50 Years (50 Ah-Ah-Aaaaahhhhh) of Sesame Street

Library of Congress Honors 50 Years (50! Ah-Ah-Aaaaahhhhh!) of 'Sesame Street'

The latter half of 1969 was a time of great turmoil in this country: civil rights issues were coming to a boil, Vietnam had proven to be a costly and foolhardy intervention, and the youth were in open revolt against the establishment culture of post-WWII America. Still, two things occurred during that period of time […]


Sesame Streets Bert and Ernie Share Their Backstory Fresh Prince of Bel Air Style

Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie Share Their Backstory 'Fresh Prince of Bel Air' Style

Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie have a message for Will Smith and Jeffrey "DJ Jazzy Jeff" Townes: pop culture isn't big enough for two teams of '90s neon-clad, high-fivin' TV rappers, gentlemen. So pick up your banana and take their call: they're coming for your throne — and Rubber Duckie's ridin' shotgun! Possibly as a response […]

The Academy Announces Changes to The Oscars are Coming

The Academy Announces Changes to The Oscars are Coming

Hope everyone likes awards shows, because the Academy has announced some big changes to The Oscars are coming.Namely, we're getting a three-hour broadcast of the annual ceremony -- a surprising announcement considering 2018's ceremony had some of the lowest ratings in modern televised history for the event.There was also the reveal of a brand-new category,[...]

Kobe Bryant Might Need to Make Room for an Oscar in His Trophy Case

Kobe Bryant Might Need to Make Room for an Oscar in His Trophy Case

Dear Basketball was nominated for an Oscar in the best animated short category.Dear Basketball is based on the poem Bryant wrote in 2015 after announcing his retirement from the Los Angeles Lakers It features hand-drawn art on graphite and paper by Glen Keane, who animated Ariel in The Little Mermaid The music was done by[...]

The 20 Films That Could Win the Oscar for Best Visual Effects

The 20 Films That Could Win the Oscar for Best Visual Effects

If you're a fan of genre movies, the odds are your favorite films best chance at an Oscar comes in the Best Visual Effects category The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences have narrowed down the field for this year's awards to a mere 20 films These include some of the biggest blockbusters of[...]


When Peter Capaldi Won An Oscar&#8230 Franz Kafkas Its A Wonderful Life

When Peter Capaldi Won An Oscar… Franz Kafka's It's A Wonderful Life

Franz Kafka's It's A Wonderful Life, the short film written and directed by Peter Capaldi, starring Richard E Grant, that won an Oscar for best short film back in 1994.Oh look, it's on YouTube.[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIBJFrRjl94[/youtube]And if that's not enough, how about Capaldi's first American chat show with his old friend Craig Ferguson including an early look at[...]