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Review: Oscar animated and live action shorts

Review: Oscar animated and live action shorts

Garret Neal, Contributing Writer

February 9, 2018

For the 13th consecutive year, all of the Oscar Nominated Short Films are showing at Landmark's Century Centre Cinema, opening on February 9. This is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! The Academy Awards ceremony takes place Sunday, March 4. Below is The DePaulia's reviews of all of the live action and...

Liam Neeson proves age is just a number

Liam Neeson stars alongside Vera Farmiga in this action-packed mystery thriller set on a commuter train.  Photo courtesy of IMDB

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

January 16, 2018

Liam Neeson continues his originally surprising, but now well-worn, run as an aging action star in "The Commuter."  Neeson takes the role of Michael MacCauley (who is but a modest 60 years of age, compared to Neeson’s age of 65), an insurance salesman who quit his job as a police officer 10 years a...

Live blog: Oscars 2015

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DePaulia Staff

February 22, 2015

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Oscar-nominated short films: Live-action

“The Phone Call” follows Heather (Sally Hawkins), a helpline operator who answers a mysterious call from a man on the brink of death after swallowing a load of pills.

Pat Mullane

February 15, 2015

Here's a look into live action short films nominated for Oscars this year Read More »...

Oscar-nominated short films: Animated

Disney film “Feast” follows a dog that is continually spoiled by his owner in the form of leftovers and junk food scraps.

Mike Horky

February 15, 2015

Here's a look at animated short films nominated for Oscars this year Read More »...

A rigged game: #OscarsSoWhite trending after 87th Academy Awards nomination ceremony

David Oyelowo portrays Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a scene from

Heather Slawny

January 25, 2015

“Anything can happen tonight, so many different possibilities,” Ellen DeGeneres said during her opening monologue at the 2014 Oscars ceremony. “Possibility number one: ‘12 Years a Slave’ wins Best Picture. Possibility number two: You’re all racists.” While the film did win Best Picture, the latter may not have been completely disproven. Read More »...

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