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A Handful of Thoughts: The Oscars

Writing about the Oscars when I didn’t watch a) most of the movies nominated, or b) the ceremony itself feels¬†a bit like being back in high school and writing essays for books I never read. (Look, I read most of … Continue reading

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Your Ever-Belated Commentary for the 2016 Oscars

Well. Due to a need for sleep, serious time constraints, a liberal use of the fast-forward button, and a lengthy ceremony that resulted in my DVR stopping after Sam Smith won for a song that apparently no ones likes, I … Continue reading

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Academy Awards, 2014

Honestly, the Oscars were pretty boring this year. But let’s talk a little about them, anyway. 1. There were basically no surprises of any kind. If you participate in any kind of Oscar pool, I suspect it mostly came down … Continue reading

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Oscars 2013 — A Slightly Belated Commentary —

1. While I really¬†would have preferred Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, Seth MacFarlane wasn’t as bad of a host as I was expecting. Not every joke landed, but I thought a decent number of them did, and anyway, it would … Continue reading

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Oscar Nominees, 2013!

Well, it’s that time again. The Academy Award nominees have been announced and, per usual, I’ve seen almost none of these films or performances yet. But hell. I’ll talk a little about it anyway.

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Academy, You Are Loco . . .

There will be no new poll today. I’m cranky for various different reasons, and I don’t have a good question handy, so I’m not going to bother with it. However, I do have poll results from last week. The Worst … Continue reading


Your Belated 2012 Oscars Commentary . . .

1. Billy Crystal has hosted the Academy Awards nine times now and, well, perhaps that’s not such a good thing. I laughed at a couple of jokes, I guess, but not very many of them. At least 90% of the … Continue reading

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