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Cars 2 being cast as non-contender for Academy Award

Raise your hand if you seriously thought Cars 2 would be an Oscar contender this year. Yeah, right. Me neither. It was a good effort, but lacked the heart and story craft that separated previous Pixar films from the pack. Yet, for some reason the… Read More »Cars 2 being cast as non-contender for Academy Award

The Tempest – When Costume Art meets Magic, Oscar is the Result

Academy Award winning film The Tempest is coming out on Blu-Ray DVD today. Experience The Tempest like never before through the art and costume design from the film. Nominated for an Academy Award in Costume Design, designer Sandy Powell created masterpieces worn by Helen Mirren,… Read More »The Tempest – When Costume Art meets Magic, Oscar is the Result

Could Union Protests derail Toy Story 3 Oscar Run?

After the recent despicable actions of Unite Here Local 11 at the Disneyland resort, I had resolved not to comment on their campaign for improved working conditions and better health care coverage for their members. But their current campaign is much more powerful and, if… Read More »Could Union Protests derail Toy Story 3 Oscar Run?

Miramax Studio closed by Disney

When Eisner added the Weinstein brother’s Miramax studio to its quiver there were a lot of people wondering if that arrow would shoot straight. But it was fashionable in Hollywood at the time to have a boutique label that could go and win a couple… Read More »Miramax Studio closed by Disney