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Andrew’s Oscar Predictions 2017!

Update: 9/24! I think that’s worse than usual! It’s that time of year again. As usual, I have seen a few of the nominees, but not all, and not nearly enough. So I should be even more qualified than ever! … Continue reading

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Andrew’s Oscar Picks 2016!

Update: 10/24. It’s always the technical categories. Sometimes there’s a sweep, sometimes they spread them around. Oh well. Did not really like Ride of the Valkyries as the play off music- especially since it seemed to have been transposed into a major … Continue reading

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Dead Mothers In Children’s Movies

I feel like I only write about movies that came out more than a year ago, but I was quite impressed when I finally saw How To Train Your Dragon 2. I daresay it was better than the first one. I’ve … Continue reading

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Movies Need to Be More Colorful

Editor’s Note: No, this isn’t about the lack of diversity in the Oscars race… but that’s an issue too. I’ll have more about that in a couple weeks. This past week, Warner Brothers made a splash with their updated advertising for … Continue reading

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Mesa or Mug?

If you want more proof that people are excellent at crafting narratives out of the sketchiest information, just look at what’s going on with Mars. But first- back in 1976, one of the first spacecraft to visit Mars, Viking 1, … Continue reading

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Andrew’s Oscar Picks 2013!

Seems like a lot of people are saying it’s going to be easy to pick this year’s Academy Award winners. Roger Ebert thinks he got them all right. Even political poll guru Nate Silver is making predictions. Let’s see how … Continue reading

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Andrew’s 2013 Golden Globe Predictions!

It’s that time of year again- when the entertainment industry comes together to celebrate the best work produced in the last year, unless that work falls on the wrong side of the political maneuvering or belongs to a genre that … Continue reading

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Andrew Sarris and Auteur Theory: What If Brad Bird Directed Brave?

My favorite shot in Cinemetropolis comes toward the beginning of the dance scene you can see on the Media Page. It’s the one that starts with a close up of the drainage pipe and zooms out to reveal Melisma and … Continue reading

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Andrew’s Oscar Picks 2012!

By some fluke of not paying attention, the Golden Globes appear to have pass me by. My score then is zero for zero. Let’s see if we can do any better this time. It occurs to me that the ballots … Continue reading

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Why I Like Animation

Roger Ebert has posted his list of favorite animated films from last year. I’ve heard of all of them, and seen two. The rest are either in my Netflix queue, or soon will be. It looks like a strong bunch- … Continue reading

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