Posts Tagged ‘Oscars’

Arts Roundup: Oscar Love Edition

D.C.-based filmmakers take home an Oscar for the best documentary short [DCist]
Kathleen Turner returns to Arena Stage for itts 2013-14 season [Post]
Ward 7 D.C. Council candidate Ron Moten on "Pump Me Up" at the Corcoran: "I’m a little sad and happy. Because this is D.C., what you see is the old D.C. Some good, some [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Russian Barons and Italian Punx

A Russian billionaire! Money laundering! Oil squandering! A nation hung up on Soviet-era political power games! Khodorkovsky is German director Cyril Tuschi’s largely flattering account of Mikhail Khodorkovsky—once the richest oligarch in Russia, but now just a guy who’s done time in Siberian and Finnish work camps. Khodorkovsky’s crimes? Fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, and oil [...]

Fare Assessment: WaPo Goes to the Oscars

There are plenty of reasons for an arts critic to leave town—say, vacation. OK, OK, all critics should see what's animating the national conversation from time to time—it can broaden and inform their perspective. But sometimes it feels like The Washington Post's reviewers are spending a bit too much time consuming art in other cities, [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang, Vol. 25

If Far Out vs. Hot Dang had an awards show, people would get up from their seats, walk to the stage, and give awards to Far Out vs. Hot Dang. Because landing on our Twitter list is easily as good as an Oscar, and we expect some kind of quid pro quo for that shit. [...]

Arts Roundup: Oscar Voting’s Over Edition

My colleague Jonathan L. Fischer reported yesterday that local band Tennis System is leaving D.C. for sunnier pastures in L.A. Can't say I blame them. The band's playing a farewell show at the Rock & Roll Hotel March 4.
As was widely reported yesterday, TBD is undergoing a major revamp. Again. But, troopers that they are, they [...]

On the Oscar Snub of Waiting for “Superman”

More forcefully pushed on critics, politicians and the rest of the zeitgeist than any other film in 2010, Waiting for "Superman" did not receive the Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Feature it so expected to this morning. Though the education reform plea directed by An Inconvenient Truth helmer Davis Guggenheim carried the endorsement of Oprah Winfrey, [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘Smell Like A Comic Book Fan’ Edition

Morning, readers.
*MGMT releases its "Flash Delirium" music video. There's old ladies playing wooden instruments, talking throat-slits filled with eels, and puppets. The usual.

*Diesel is releasing a special Iron Man 2 cologne in anticipation of the film's May 7 release. The bottle is shaped like a red fist, but nerds will notice one particular problem: the [...]

Morning Roundup: Pink Floyd, Quentin Tarantino, and Lindsay Lohan Lawsuits Edition

Morning, readers.
*Pink Floyd takes action against its record label, EMI, over a dispute for online royalties. EMI should know by now: "How can you have your pudding if you don't eat any meat?"
*She & Him release their newest school-themed music video for "In the Sun," further proving my theory that M. Ward looks like Robert [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘Morning Afterparty’ Edition

Happy Work Week! Say, anybody find a wallet in Dupont Circle on Friday containing everything that makes me whole? You can keep the cash, just give me back my Bruigher Beard Club membership card.
Oscar was a grouch to James Cameron, far as the big-ticket prizes were concerned. In the end, Avatar took what it deserved, [...]

The Oscars, Abbreviated

Illness has kept me from dishing out my Academy Award predictions and, lest the curse soon be lifted, will probably quash my desire to go live-blog-wild during the telecast.
But I can't be completely silent! So, before the inevitable song-and-dance-and-cheese opening, I offer this:
I remember a sweet time back in early December when I thought that [...]

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