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02.20.15 Prachi Gupta

“A lot of people will sit down and watch the Oscar show this Sunday and then go and indulge in cocaine.” Street artist Plastic Jesus was just stating a simple truth when he said this to the New York Daily News, but his new sculpture, which makes the same statement, turns the words into a […]

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09.04.14 Rhett Jones

Jon Stewart’s directorial debut Rosewater premiered at the Telluride Film Festival over Labor Day weekend to reportedly “some of the longest lines in Telluride history.” This is the movie that he was working on when he took last summer off, giving us the rise of John Oliver. Rosewater tells the story of Maziar Bahari, a journalist who […]

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03.17.14 Andy Cush

Turkish protester Ali Emre Mazlumoğlu took the above photo from the back of a police van March 7. Selfie dediğin polis otosunda gözaltındayken çekilir (7 Mart) pic.twitter.com/oc5Lit3Z1z — Ali Emre Mazlumoğlu (@AEMazlumoglu) March 10, 2014 The caption, roughly translated, says they’re in custody in a police car. The photo, of course, recalls Ellen Degeneres’ famous Oscars […]

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01.25.12 Marina Galperina

Here are the 2012 Oscar Nominees’ posters Photoshopped by the Shiznit and they’re pretty accurate, although, I’m sorry that waa waa you didn’t get Tree of Life but too bad. Also, yes, about The Iron Lady: female sex organs ≠ feminist, in fact, in the case of Margaret Thatcher, it = “bitch.” This isn’t the imaginative […]

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Marina Galperina

Here are the 2012 Oscar Nominees’ posters Photoshopped by the Shiznit and they’re pretty accurate, although, I’m sorry that waa waa you didn’t get Tree of Life but too bad. Also, yes, about The Iron Lady: female sex organs ≠ feminist, in fact, in the case of Margaret Thatcher, it = “bitch.” This isn’t the imaginative […]

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01.09.12 Marina Galperina

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce a monopolistic new rule this week, only allowing documentary films to be nominated for the 2013 Oscar if they were reviewed by either The New York Times or The Los Angeles Times.  […]

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09.26.11 Marina Galperina

Putin continues to demonstratively trample democracy, and we’re not talking about the whole “running” for president in the 2012 “election” thing. The most expensive movie ever made in Russia — a box office disaster and a horribly reviewed festival flop directed by Putin’s friend — has been submitted to the Academy Awards. […]

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02.28.11 Bucky Turco

It was all about The King’s Speech. Other notables: Black Swan, The Social Network, and The Fighter. The latter of which was punctuated by Melissa Leo saying “fuck” during her speech. Also, host James Franco was very stoned-looking and Anne Hathaway wasn’t terribly annoying, Gwyneth Paltrow took that prize. Lastly, watching Kirk Douglas was painful. […]

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02.02.10 Cajun Boy

So the Oscar nominations were announced this morning! Who cares, right? Well, some people do. Anyway, this year is the first in which ten films get nominated in the Best Picture category, so now there will be even more ridiculous hype and speculation leading up to the ceremony. On a serious note, good to see […]

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