The Best (and Worst) Supporting Oscars Hosts

By Steven Rea McClatchy News Will James Franco pull a poem out of his tux, or read an excerpt from one of his short stories? Will Anne Hathaway break into song? Will the two of them, virgin cohosts of the 83d Academy Awards, dazzle the Kodak Theatre crowd Sunday night — and more important, dazzle…
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OSCARS: Toy Story 3 Up For Best Picture

Toy Story 3 tugged at my heart strings like it did for most viewers. If you haven’t seen it, prepare for spoilers. It hit so many themes that adults can relate to: feeling obsolete due to layoffs, saying farewell to their childhood or any other phase of their lives, recalling simpler times when the economy…
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Coen Brothers Up For Another Oscar This Weekend

I’ve appreciated Joel and Ethan Coen’s films since I was a teenager. From “Blood Simple” to “No Country For Old Men.” I gave a standing ovation when they won Best Film and Best Director Oscars for the latter. But “True Grit,” their remake of the John Wayne movie up for an Academy Award on Sunday,…
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Coming To A Screen Near You

Just around the corner is the Oscars, which is the holy grail for movie-lovers. It marks the end of the award season, and Hollywood gets dolled up to hit the red carpet. This is my SuperBowl, likely because it sparks an interest in many to talk about the contenders, winners, losers and cinema. And this…
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