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Review and Ranking of the 2012 Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts

  • By Christopher Campbell
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  • February 7, 2012 3:42 PM
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Curious which Oscar-nominated animated short film will win the Academy Award on February 26? Well, I'm no prognosticator and I honestly don't really care which little-known filmmaker takes home the golden statue. But I am happy the Oscars exist and have the animated short category because it means that moviegoers have at least one chance a year to see at least five (supposedly) exceptional animated shorts in the theater. There's usually at least one in the bunch I'm not that in love with, but even 4 out of 5 makes for a great program, especially when the best films are really something special. And maybe you, like the Academy, will enjoy them all.

2012 Oscar Nominee Discussions

  • By Spout
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  • January 24, 2012 12:05 PM
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First, obligatorily, we don't care about the Oscars. Second, we really haven't seen or at least haven't written about enough of the Oscar nominees this year. Part of the reason is that a lot of the films of last year weren't that interesting, discussion-wise. Even films that were being talked about elsewhere, like "The Help" and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" didn't seem worthy of review for us. But we're going to try to be better in this next year. We also notice that we could be a little less negative. Even the one discussion post on "Hugo," one of our favorites of the year is about its one notable flaw. Anyway, in response to the 2012 Academy Award nominees, here are those recognized that we've spouted about: Best Picture

Morning Pour: Indie Awards, Darth Vader is a Grinch, "John Carter" Buzz

  • By Christopher Campbell
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  • November 29, 2011 11:41 AM
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Morning Pour is your daily stop for quick links, news commentary and trend-spotting. Here are your five miscellaneous discussion topics for Tuesday, November 29, 2011:

Morning Pour: Discussing the Best Documentary Oscar Shortlist

  • By Christopher Campbell
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  • November 21, 2011 10:32 AM
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  • 7 Comments
Morning Pour is your daily stop for quick links, news commentary and trend-spotting. Here are your five discussion topics involving the Best Documentary Feature Oscar Shortlist for Monday, November 21, 2011:   

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