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02.27.2014 | | Posted at 07:00 AM
By Kevin Mueller
With each passing year, opportunities to gather friends and family around the television to watch something collectively seem to diminish rapidly. Monumental must-see moments rarely occur over the airwaves anymore, and if they do, they’re more widely watched on the Internet rather than in its original setting. Still, there remain a few television events, the kind that diverts viewers’ eyes awa...
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Is Jack Palance the best movie villain?

Who are the all-time best movie villains—actors we love to hate on the big screen? This is a challenging question even for dedicated film aficionados. Quickly coming to my mind are Charles Laughton
02.19.2011 | | Posted at 09:14 AM

The Vox Box hosts a party for the Oscors featuring cabaret duo Mezzopiano

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Academy Awards are inevitably as dull as most of the Hollywood movies they’re trying to promote. This year, there’s a local party that could potentially make them a bit more enjoyable. On February 20th, as a rather large number of people continue to wait patiently for word of what the demented lemmings at the Academy have decided was the best of the year’s films, local cabaret duo Mezz...
02.23.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
I wish the Razzies were televised. You know, the Golden Raspberry Awards handed out on the eve of the Oscars to the year�s worst movies. Much can be learned by starring into the Hollywood abyss where the green light is given to the likes of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull or The Love Guru. For the record, the big winner at the Razzies on Saturday was Mike Meyers, whose groove ...
Thursday, May 8, 2008

Tonight @ The Riverside Theater - 8 p.m.

In an Academy Awards musical moment that ranks with Elliott Smith’s “Miss Misery” performance or Three 6 Mafia’s unlikely win for “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp,” this year’s Best Original Song award went to singer-songwriters Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, collectively known as The Swell Season. Their . . .
Friday, March 14, 2008

Tonight @ the Times Cinema - 7:00 & 9:00 PM

Through Thursday, March 20, the Times Cinema hosts screenings of this year’s Academy Award winner for Best Documentary, Taxi to the Dark Side. Like many of its fellow nominees, it’s a lofty account of United States foreign policy. The filmmakers take a look at the country’s torture policies, placing particular . . .
Friday, Feb. 29, 2008

Tonight @ the Times Cinema - 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM

If, like much of the country, you didn’t get a chance to see all the animated shorts nominated for this year’s Academy Awards, the Times Cinema has made it easy for you to catch up. Tonight through March 6, it will screen a program of all five nominees, including Peter and the Wolf, the Polish adaptation of the . . .
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008

Tonight @ the Times Cinema - 7:00 PM

The brief clips displayed at Sunday’s Academy Awards broadcast whet a lot of appetites for this year’s nominated live action short films. These shorts can be difficult for American audiences to see, but thankfully the Times Cinema is screening a program of all five nominees through Thursday, with a performance at 7 . . .
02.24.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Although it might not be as memorable as Elliott Smith�s �Miss Misery� performance or Three 6 Mafia�s unlike win for �It�s Hard Out Here for a Pimp,� the Academy Awards� Best Original Song category delivered the most satisfying of tonight�s victories (at least so far). Underdogs Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova and their lovely �Falling Slowly� from their tiny indie film Once beat out not one, not...