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Oscar Showdown: Final Face-Off

By Sarah Contreras | February 20, 2013

On Sunday, the Academy of Motion Picture Sciences will present its most prestigious awards to movies and actors that “deserve” them. However, many viewers often feel that Oscars go to recipients whose performances were not entirely up to scratch (Sandra...

Oscar Showdown: ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ vs. ‘Les Miserables’

By Sarah Contreras | February 6, 2013

The 85th Academy Awards will take place Feb. 24. As per usual, a slew of films have earned nominations--who has time to watch every one? In part three of this series, columnist Sarah Contreras will wade through the river of films and tell you what is...

Fey, Poehler brought comedy to Golden Globes

By Sarah Contreras | January 13, 2013

What happens when actual funny people host an awards show? The 70th annual Golden Globes answered that question this weekend. On air live 7 p.m. CST Sunday from The Beverly Hills Hilton, hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, longtime friends and collaborators,...

Movies to enjoy over Winter Break

By Deanna Frances | December 9, 2012

Finals have only just begun, but you may already be thinking about all of the fun things you want to when the semester is finally over. If you’re a movie buff, think about going to see one or all of these films that hit theaters over break. Playing...