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

When one covers Hollywood, there's a certain level of cynicism that comes into play considering its inconsistent history. 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 […]

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

On Thursday morning, Edward Snowden announced he wrote a book. Permanent Record will be published by Metropolitan Books, an imprint of MacMillan Publishing. It will be released in 20 countries on September 17th, including the US, United Kingdom, Canada and Germany. Snowden was a contractor for the National Security Agency who leaked highly-classified secrets of […]

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 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

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 […]

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

Kobe Bryant has won five NBA Championships, is an 18-time All-Star, 15 times chosen for the All-NBA team…. and now he can add Academy Award Nominee. 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 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… Franz Kafka's It's A Wonderful Life

Something to be thankful for. 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 […]

Bleeding Cool's Predictions For The Oscars 2011

Tonight's the night. It's like the Superbowl for people who prefer cake to pies. It's the biggest game of Dress Up in the Western World. It isn't much to do with celebrating quality and ambition in moviemaking, but a number of the people involved at least try to make it so. I always enjoy it […]

Oscar The Grouch Predicts The Oscars

I love this guy, even though his voice seems to have "broken" since the last time I saw him and he's not quite as grouchy as I recalled. Guy Lodge and Kris Tapley, eat your hearts out. The image at the head of this post is available as a T-shirt. I want one.