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Oscar Pandering and the Inevitable Winners

I’ll be honest; I have not seen every Best Picture Nominee just yet. Both Boyhood and Selma have eluded me. Whether it is before or after the ceremony, I will view them and maybe those viewings will have an impact on what I am going to say. 1,055 more words



Wild (2014)
Director: Jean-Marc Vallee
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern
Run time: 115 mins
Rating: ***
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A woman walks 1,100 miles to rediscover herself after a recent tragedy turned her life astray. 201 more words


Unbroken (2014)
Director: Angelina Jolie

Starring: Jack O’Connell, Domhnall Neeson, Miyavi
Run time: 137 mins
Rating: **½
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Louis Zamperini’s World War II service involves a plane crash, 47 days afloat on a raft, and months of torture in a Japanese prison camp. 241 more words

The Theory of Everything

Nominated for Best Picture at the 87th Annual Academy Awards

Nominated for Best Actor (Eddie Redmayne) at the 87th Annual Academy Awards

Nominated for Best Actress (Felicity Jones) at the 87th Annual Academy Awards… 517 more words


american sniper

American Sniper (2014)
Director: Clint Eastwood
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller
Run time: 132 mins
Rating: ***½
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The story of the most lethal sniper in United States military history focuses on Chris Kyle’s life at war and at home. 237 more words

into the woods

Into the Woods (2014)
Director: Rob Marshall
Starring: Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick
Run time: 125 mins
Rating: **
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Classic fairy tale characters are merged into a musical, using elements from their original stories. 235 more words


Unbroken (Angelina Jolie, 2014)

A-list movie star, mother of six, humanitarian, and director. Is there anything Angelina Jolie can’t do? In her first English-language feature film, she proves yet again that she’s more than just those lips and that leg. 616 more words