2010 Oscar Contenders

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‘Winnie-The-Pooh’ Turns 90

Winnie-The-Pooh, the A.A. Milne series featuring a stuffed bear and his toy animal friends, debuted 90 years ago this week. Here are some milestones from the franchise’s nearly century-long run:

50 Years Of ‘Star Trek’

Star Trek, the science-fiction show about the crew of the starship Enterprise, premiered 50 years ago today on NBC, spawning a cult following and decades of spin-offs. Here are some milestones from the franchise’s 50-year history

How Big-Budget Movies Flop

Despite the recent box-office failures of Exodus, Ben-Hur, and Gods Of Egypt, studios continue to fund big-budget movies they hope will achieve blockbuster success. The Onion provides a step-by-step breakdown of how one of these movies becomes a flop:

Your Horoscopes — Week Of August 30, 2016

ARIES: Sometimes in life, you just need to stop whatever it is you’re doing and take a step back. Actually, maybe it’s two steps back. Yeah, that’s good. Keep going. The stars will let you know when you’re far enough.

‘Rugrats’ Turns 25

This August marks the 25th anniversary of the premiere of Rugrats, the beloved Nickelodeon cartoon about intrepid baby Tommy Pickles and his group of toddler friends. Here are some milestones from the show’s nine-season run

Your Horoscopes — Week Of August 9, 2016

ARIES: Your life’s story will soon play out in front of movie theater audiences across the country, though it’ll only last about 30 seconds and advertise free soft drink refills in the main lobby.

Director Has Clear Vision Of How Studio Will Destroy Movie

LOS ANGELES—Saying he can already picture exactly what the finished cut will look like on the big screen, Hollywood film director Paul Stanton told reporters Wednesday he has a clear vision of how studio executives will totally destroy his upcoming movie.

Your Horoscopes — Week Of June 14, 2016

ARIES: Once the laughter dies down, the party favors are put away, and the monkeys led back inside their cages, you’ll finally be given a chance to explain your side of the story.
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2010 Oscar Contenders

The Thanksgiving weekend marks the beginning of Hollywood's release of its prestigious films for Oscar consideration. Here are some of the movies that are being positioned to win Academy recognition:

  • Ding-Dong, The Jew Saver—The untold story of how a cancer-riddled, mentally challenged man and his little chocolate lab accidentally saved thousands during World War II.
  • Crash—Anyone dumb enough to have chosen this for Best Picture in 2005 would probably do so again five years later
  • For Colored Girls—Not since The Color Purple has there been a film with more rape, abuse, domestic violence, and large hugging circles while CeCe Winans plays in the background
  • Vendor—A documentary about one man's dream to open a hot-dog cart, and he does it
  • Country Strong—This latest Hulk reboot gets a dramatic, honky-tonk treatment with singer Tim McGraw
  • Big Momma's Houseboat—She has to stay in the middle or the thing rocks too much, but the crooks still don't stand a chance
  • Little Fockers—Robert De Niro finally gets it together in this third installment of the Meet The Parents series, delivering the performance of a lifetime
  • The Movie—Charlie Kaufman's latest project, in which a script is seen being written on a computer screen in real time over the course of 198 hours
  • The Social Network—Dramatization teaches senior Academy members about new technology without them even knowing they're learning


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