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Oscar showdown

It's the eve of the Academy Awards and News-Sentinel Film Critic Jason Wallis says who will win — and who should win — the Oscar

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Posted: Saturday, March 6, 2010 12:00 am

This year's Oscar ceremony boasts several interesting aspects, including the battle royale between the blockbuster "Avatar" and the indie war film "The Hurt Locker" (a war of words that has resulted in the "Hurt Locker" producer being barred from the ceremony — oops!); the one-two punch of comic masters Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin as co-hosts; and the presence of no fewer than 10 Best Picture nominees, which were voted on using a 1-10 preferential ranking system that could result in a good old-fashioned Oscar night shocker (more on that in a minute).

It's a good thing we've got these features to distract us, because the races themselves offer little to no suspense.

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  • posted at 1:19 pm on Sun, Mar 7, 2010.


    this guy wants to sex up q

  • posted at 6:13 am on Sat, Mar 6, 2010.


    How can you seriously say the following comment? "I still refuse to watch The Blind Side on the grounds that it is stupid"I don't mean to disrespect, but this kind of comment/mentality loses a lot of credibility as a critic. While I'm also a fan of Tarantino, I can see why many others would rather not watch the gore/violence/language often associated with his films. I think obsessing on him & his movies and calling the record-breaking hit Avatar a fraud further disconnects the readers.



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