Oscar Bait: 2011 Films

Oscar Bait: 2011 Films

In recent years, however, this simple idea of allowing truly inspiring and thought provoking feats of cinema to be seen by more people has been trumped by celebrity orientated culture and a public thirst for being comfortable in the movie theaters, rather than challenged. 2011, as in no other, offers the best example of this sudden divergence from masterful works of art to hokey, trite pieces of fluff that will be forgotten before the year is out.
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The five best recent rap cameos on pop songs

The five best recent rap cameos on pop songs

Have you noticed how rap stars have become like big name actors that give pop songs enhanced credibility? It's as though pop songs are not good enough on their own without a rapper chiming in. It also might be because pop singers desperately need to prove their R&B credentials. Ironically, this trend also works in reverse. For example, would Eminem have gotten nearly as much mileage out of "Love The Way You Lie," had Rihanna not also cooed along with that Detroit kingpin? These five examples of pop singers hanging out in the studio with rappers aren't the first, and they certainly won't be the last.
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ABC Wants You to Get Ready for the Most Interactive Oscar Night in History

ABC Wants You to Get Ready for the Most Interactive Oscar Night in History

It seems like this might be the first year that an online, web streaming version of a televised event may be superior to the actual TV version. That may be the case with the 2011 Oscars, hosted by James Franco and Anne Hathaway.ABC is putting a ton of effort into their online portal for all things Oscars and it almost seems like they had web developers and web designers working till the wee hours of the morning for months (I hope they got a break after the launch!).
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