Congrats to our pool winners!

Posted by · 10:22 am · February 23rd, 2009

First, thanks to all involved for participating in our Oscar pool.  The big winners were Mikey Filmmaker and Justin Wolfhope who nailed 22 of 24 categories for a score of 88 points (out of 100).  I weighted the scoring system based on the predictability of the categories.  Mikey and Justin both missed the same two […]

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‘Slumdog’ takes 8 trophies as Oscar keeps it under 190 minutes

Posted by · 8:59 pm · February 22nd, 2009

In the final analysis, there isn’t much to say other than: What a captivating way to put a bow on the worst and, ultimately, most boring Oscar season of all time.  The 81st annual Academy Awards swiftly went down earlier this evening with few surprise winners and a classy new sheen.  It was captivating and, […]

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OFF THE CARPET: Taking a final stab

Posted by · 11:05 am · February 20th, 2009

Well, this is what it all boils down to.  I almost DON’T want to go on the record, but I kind of have to, right? Anyway, this is the first year I’ve actually seen every single nominated frame of film before the big night so these will either be the most educated guesses I’ve ever […]

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Digging into the Oscar nominated documentary shorts

Posted by · 11:27 am · February 10th, 2009

Last week I pored through the animated and live action short films that find themselves in Oscar contention this year in order to help give a leg up in your Oscar pools.  Over the weekend, I decided to take a good, long look at the nominated documentary shorts, which rarely find any coverage this time […]

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