Category Archives: Film

Morgan Freeman coming to UK

Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman will be at the University of Kentucky on April 14 to discuss his career in an event presented by the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. Freeman, who was born in Memphis, Tenn., and grew up … Continue reading

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TV review: An Oscars for the social media age

Recent Oscars telecasts have tried to make the ceremony big and hip: the randy comedy of Seth MacFarlane, the stoner chic of James Franco paired with the musical aesthetic of Anne Hathaway, and a throwback to the big shows of … Continue reading

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Placing my bets: 2014 Academy Awards

I’ve been in Kentucky almost 16 years now, and one thing I can tell you is I am a heckuva a lot better picking Oscar winners than picking Derby winners. I have only cashed a few tickets on the first … Continue reading

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Why Jennifer Lawrence won’t win the Oscar, and that’s OK

Also read: Placing my bets: 2014 Oscar predictions Where to binge-watch Oscar-nominated movies Three-way battle for best picture See Oscar-nominated shorts in a three-and-a-half hour marathon There have been times that the Academy Award for best supporting actress seemed to … Continue reading

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Appreciation: Shirley Temple Black, 1928-2014

Also read: Obituary – Shirley Temple Black Here are the two things I know about my mom, her sisters, and the movies when they were growing up: Everyone assumed Clark Gable would play Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind, and Shirley … Continue reading

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George Clooney on Philip Seymour Hoffman

See more US News from ABC|ABC World News ABC News posted a segment of Popcorn with Peter Travers that starts out being a conversation with George Clooney about The Monuments Men, but turns into a bittersweet remembrance of Philip Seymour Hoffman, who … Continue reading

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Appreciation: Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014)

As I sat stunned reading newsflash that Philip Seymour Hoffman died, I struggled for a moment to remember some of his performances. That’s a compliment. It’s not that his performances weren’t memorable. He created characters that will stay with us … Continue reading

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It’s a good day for Kentucky actresses

Today began with news that Louisville actress Jennifer Lawrence has become a three-time Oscar nominee, with a fairly reasonable shot at at the rare feat of becoming a two-time winner in consecutive years. Lawrence’s performance in American Hustle earned her a best … Continue reading

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Looking into the Golden Globe, Oscar race still fuzzy

More Golden Globes coverage: Red carpet wrap up Post-Globes parties Winners list Predicting the Oscar nominations Sunday night’s Golden Globes ceremony did absolutely nothing to clarify the Oscars race, which is why we really care what the Hollywood Foreign Press … Continue reading

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Lexington composer brings Sundance film home

Earlier this year, Lexington composer AJ Hochhalter was generating some buzz for having composed music for the documentary Blood Brother, an official selection of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. This month, Lexingtonians have a chance to see the actual movie … Continue reading

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