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[...]

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"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'

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 brand-new category,[...]

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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

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

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[...]

Dogmatix is the New Uggie – Asterix Movie Still Features the Doggy Co-Star

Let Uggie show you the way to social media glory, if not Oscar night triumph.*You know - perhaps the success of The Artist really has played a part in the selection of this new still from the upcoming Asterix movie, perhaps subtitled On Her Majesty's Service Dogmatix sure does look cute.And perhaps more size appropriate[...]

Bleeding Cool's Predictions For The Oscars 2011

I always enjoy it more than anybody else I know and therefore typically end up watching the last 80% (around four and a half hours worth, if memory serves) by myself.It's The Oscars Woo, hoo, etc.I've made some predictions as to what we can expect to see before the show is done tonight I would[...]

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.