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News-Sentinel film critic Jason Wallis names his top picks for Sunday’s Academy Awards

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Jason Wallis

Posted: Friday, February 24, 2012 7:41 am | Updated: 8:40 am, Fri Feb 24, 2012.

I always try to get as excited as possible about the Academy Awards, that time-honored annual tradition in which Hollywood enrages the nation’s cinephiles by consistently displaying the most remarkable lack of good taste and common decency imaginable.

This year, though, has been more difficult than most. I mean, look at the nominees. Go on, look. Cast your weary gaze upon this list of top-tier honorees, and marvel at the mind-bending ignorance and general contempt for the creative process that went into crafting such a list — a thoroughly insulting mish-mash of boring “arthouse” awards bait and half-baked mainstream drek.

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  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 4:16 pm on Fri, Feb 24, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Every man, woman and child who values artistic integrity and/or sanity should boycott the Oscars, this year and every year, until our voices are heard and Hollywood ceases its all-out assault on our beloved cinema. We should rise. We should fight, knowing that one day they will sing songs of our valiance.

    I couldn't agree more... I protest by never seeing movies that are nominated... I think money talks and if people stop seeing these kind of movies, they might listen

     

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