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Movie Blog: Predictions For 2015’s Oscar-Nominated Shorts

I said it last year, and it applies in full right now: “For the last few years, I’ve pointed out that winning your Oscar pool in some ways depends on being smart about your selections […]

01/30/2015

PARK CITY, UT - Sean P. Means, Sundance Film Festival Director John Cooper, Sundance Institute Executive Director Keri Putnam, and Sundance Institute President Robert Redford during the Day One Press Conference for 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2015 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Sundance)

A Look At The Academy Awards And The Sundance Kids

An Academy Award nomination is an incomparable stamp of approval for any film — and for an indie feature coming out of the Sundance Film Festival, in some cases, it’s a downright miracle.

01/23/2015

(L-R) Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Rosamund Pike, Ben Affleck, and David Fincher attend the Opening Night Gala Presentation and World Premiere of "Gone Girl" during the 52nd New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall on September 26, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Oscar Best Picture Snubs: 5 Films That Deserved a Nomination

With only eight films nominated for Best Picture at this year’s Oscars, we point out five additional films that deserved a spot in this prestigious Academy Award category.

01/16/2015

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Podcast Page- The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 1-16-15

A busy Friday morning on WCCO….click the link above to hear Bill Pending, and other highlights from Friday’s show.

01/16/2015

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Podcast Page: 1-15-15 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee!

Listen to the Oscar nominations as they are announced, plus shocking news on Target. All on the PODCAST PAGE for Dave Lee. Click the link above to head there.

01/15/2015

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Report: Actor Barkhad Abdi Is ‘Dead Broke’

It hasn’t been a great week for former Minneapolis cab driver turned movie star Barkhad Abdi. First he lost the Academy Award, and now a new report says Abdi is “dead broke.” According to the New Yorker, Abdi only made $65,000 from his role as the Somali pirate leader in “Captain Phillips.”

03/06/2014

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Movie Blog: Top 5 Oscar Highlights, Lowlights

The thing about throwing an Oscar party — even an impromptu, informal one — is that it’s really tough to actually keep track of the show itself, what with making the cocktails and distributing the ballots and tipping the pizza delivery person.

03/03/2014

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PODCASTS: 3-3-14 THE WCCO MORNING NEWS WITH DAVE LEE-John Hine

Catch up on everything you missed Monday Morning on THE MORNING NEWS by clicking the link above….

03/03/2014

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2-28-14 PODCAST: The Morning News With Dave Lee…….John Hines Filling In

Missed something from Friday’s Show? CLICK THE ABOVE LINK to listen to podcasts from today!

02/28/2014

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OSCARS: Best Picture….Who Will Win?

Take 5 seconds to cast your vote!!!!

02/28/2014

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Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — The Tuxedo & The Red Carpet

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout February, Mike’s learning some cocktail recipes from Nicollet Island Inn’s bartender Troy Jurgens. This week’s selections will provide the perfect accompaniment to your Oscar party. And one’s even safe for the kids.

02/28/2014

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Movie Blog: Your 2014 Oscar Pool Cheat Sheet

It’s not exactly the mirror opposite of the situation we had last year at the Academy Awards, but most pundits seem to agree that whereas last year’s best picture frontrunner Argo left the best director […]

02/27/2014

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It’s almost the weekend, so let’s get planning. If you want entertainment, you can take a polar plunge, see your favorite Disney characters or watch the Oscars in style.

02/27/2014

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Barkhad Abdi Wins British Academy Award

Barkhad Abdi, the Somali immigrant who was a Twin Cities limo driver before playing a pirate in “Captain Phillips,” won an award at the British Academy Awards over the weekend. Abdi was named best supporting actor, edging Michael Fassbender in “12 Years a Slave” and Bradley Cooper in “American Hustle.”

02/17/2014

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Movie Blog: Predictions For Oscar-Nominated Shorts

For the last few years, I’ve pointed out that winning your Oscar pool in some ways depends on being smart about your selections in the short film categories. That everyone usually has a pretty solid idea of what’s going to win in the major races is mostly a given. Down ballot? A whole ‘nother ball game.

01/31/2014

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