On the surface, it looks like tomorrow night may be an English Patient kind of Oscar night. You know what I mean – a night in which the same film continually gets honored. A few years back, it felt like a Gravity night but the momentum stalled. Anyway, La La Land, with its 14 nominations, […]

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When the final out of the World Series is made, it marks the unofficial beginning of the “hot stove” season. The term, of course, applies to media speculation over where baseball players will sign with or end up with via trades. Most of the chatter – especially on Twitter – is smoke but it makes […]

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I used to be obsessed with movies – I arguably still am though it’s impossible to get to the multiplexes when you have two small kids. That said, each year when the Oscar nominations are announced, I’m automatically transported back to a time when I lived my life vicariously through the movies. I remember in […]

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After presenting his third of four Oscars, Will Smith looked into the camera and the audience and said something to the effect of “yes, I’m still here.” That essentially sums up this year’s Oscar telecast, a bloated and overdone spectacle that left us bewildered, unenthusiastic and exhausted to the point where only “Randy The Ram” […]

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