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  • High hopes for 'Lone Ranger,' but westerns don't always score

    High hopes for 'Lone Ranger,' but westerns don't always score
    Disney's "Lone Ranger" is opening wide this week with hopes of striking gold, but projections suggest box office glory might be more of a mirage, even while featuring the world's most bankable star. Although they're considered a quintessential...
  • 'The King's Speech' wins top Oscars

    'The King's Speech' wins top Oscars
    "The King's Speech" was crowned best film at the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday night. Nominated for 12 Oscars -- the most of any film -- it won four statuettes, including for Colin Firth for lead actor, Tom Hooper for director, and David Seidler for...
  • Fun facts about the Oscar nominations

    Fun facts about the Oscar nominations
    — Jeff Bridges, who won the lead actor Oscar last year for "Crazy Heart," is up in the same category for his performance as Rooster Cogburn in "True Grit." Only two actors have won Academy Awards in the lead actor category two years in a row —...
  • Charles Portis' 'True Grit' story aims for revenge, redemption and loss

    Charles Portis' 'True Grit' story aims for revenge, redemption and loss
    Sometimes you read a book at the wrong time. That was the case for me with Charles Portis' 1968 novel "True Grit" (Tusk/Overlook: 236 pp., $14.95 paper), which I first picked up in the early 1970s, after seeing the film with John Wayne. Back then, I had...
  • Historic Old West buildings are Las Vegas, N.M.'s jewels

    Historic Old West buildings are Las Vegas, N.M.'s jewels
    When you think of Las Vegas, you probably don't think of Las Vegas, N.M. It's the other Las Vegas, and perhaps the wildest Wild West town you've never heard of. I had never heard of Las Vegas, N.M., when I first encountered it in 1997 — a Western...
  • Omarr's Daily Astrological Forecast for December 4, 2011

    BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Jeff Bridges was born in Los Angeles on this date in 1949. This birthday guy won a 2009 Oscar for his performance in "Crazy Heart." He also earned Academy Award nominations for his performances in "True Grit," "The Contender,"...
  • And the award goes to…Varsity Life predicts the winners of the 83rd annual Academy Awards

    And the award goes to…Varsity Life predicts the winners of the 83rd annual Academy Awards
    "True Grit," "The Fighter," "Black Swan" and "The King's Speech" are a few of the many head-spinning, stomach-turning, heart-wrenching movies that impacted audiences locally and across the globe. On Feb. 27, the most worthy of films from 2010 will be...
  • Dinner and a movie

    Dinner and a movie
    Man, I wish I'd gotten this assignment two years ago. The task of matching Oscar-nominated films to appropriate restaurants is challenge enough, but it's even harder these days, thanks to the Academy's esteem-building decision to expand the number of...
  • 'The Social Network' and 'The King's Speech' face off at the Academy Awards

    'The Social Network' and 'The King's Speech' face off at the Academy Awards
    So will it be "The King's Speech" or "The Social Network" that wins the top prize Sunday at the 83rd Academy Awards? "The Social Network," the acclaimed drama about how Harvard computer nerds created the social networking site Facebook, had been the...
  • Television Review: Anne Hathaway and James Franco play it safe

    Television Review: Anne Hathaway and James Franco play it safe
    They played it safe, and who could blame them? The 83rd Academy Awards opened with hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco taking an "Inception"-inspired journey through the dreams of former host Alec Baldwin, dreams that turned out to be clips from...
  • Comments & Curiosities: The 'King' of all award shows

    "Hooray for Holly." Come on, everybody, "Hooray for Hollywood, that screwy bally-hooey Hollywood, where any office boy or young mechanic, can be a panic." No, wait, stop, please. That was awful. We try that every year and it never gets any better....