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5 Crazy Moments in Oscar History

The Oscars are often a den of crazy, from rambling speeches and mangled names to some truly terrible host routines. But do you remember Sacheen Littlefeather? Or the streaker?

02/18/2015

Kristen Wiig and director Paul Feig attend the Premiere Of "Bridesmaids" (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

All-Female ‘Ghostbusters’ Cast Announced

The all-new, all-female “Ghostsbusters” are here.

01/27/2015

(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: 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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PODCAST PAGE: 11-6-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

John Hines fills in for Dave Lee on Thursday….listen back to some of the things you missed by clicking the link above.

11/06/2014

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A Hollywood-Inspired Reading List

Books form the basis of countless Hollywood films and you’ll have no shortage of big screen adaptations to choose from during this year’s Oscar season and throughout 2015.

10/27/2014

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Podcast Page: 10-14-15 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Miss something from today’s show? Click the link above to head to the PODCAST PAGE for DAVE LEE, click the link above.

10/14/2014

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Movie Blog: The 5 Best Basketball Movies Ever

Basketball. The sport has been around for longer than football, but for whatever reason, there just aren’t anywhere near as many films centered around the sport as there are for football or, especially, baseball. So bear in mind of course that by “ever,” I basically just mean from the last three or four decades.

10/09/2014

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Study: Action Movies Could Be Making Us Eat More

Are action movies making us fat? A new study suggests the more exciting the movie, the more we tend to eat. Researchers at Cornell University published the study in the Journal of American Medical Association.

09/03/2014

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Movie Blog: Top 10 Football Movies Ever

With preseason games in full effect, we thought it would be worth taking a look at some of the best the genre has to offer and were shocked (shocked!) to find so many candidates out there. We whittled from a list of roughly two dozen legitimate contenders the following 10.

08/13/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 7-25-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

If you missed something from the Friday show, click the link above to listen to PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS.

07/25/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Drive-In

At the Long Drive-In in Long Prairie, Minn., the show starts at sundown. But most people have already been here for hours, according to projectionist Dan Hilsgen. “If you guys walked around tonight and you’ve seen some of the stuff where the families are sitting in the back of the truck, they’re all sitting together,” Hilsgen said.

07/23/2014

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Cast of ‘Dawn of The Planet of The Apes’ Talks Summer Blockbuster

In it’s opening weekend, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” trampled the competition and dominated the box office raking in $73 million.

07/14/2014

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Mark Wahlberg Reveals The Stunts He Wouldn’t Perform For ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

Mark Wahlberg has long been a staple of the action genre and he’s at it again this Summer with the latest sequel to everyone’s favorite franchise, Transformers.

07/14/2014

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Best Drive-In Movie Theaters In Minnesota

For a classic night at the movies, and a great summer activity, pack up the car and head out to one of Minnesota’s drive-in theaters.

06/27/2014

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Best Summer Movies For Kids

Instead of panicking and sending your kids to nearest summer camp you can find, why not enjoy a few summer blockbusters?

06/16/2014

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Minnesota Farmer Hits The Big Screen

As concerns grow about the food we eat, American farmers are facing increased scrutiny and criticism. Now, the farming industry is going on the offensive with a new film premiering May 1.

04/30/2014

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5 Classic Moms In The Movies

Hollywood never gets bored with mothers. Over the years, they’ve glorified, vilified, and otherwise memorialized enough great mom characters to fill a book—and now, Richard Corliss has written just that with Mom in the Movies.

04/27/2014

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Minn. Audience Can Sing Along To ‘Sound Of Music’

Fans of “The Sound of Music” get a chance to sing along when the classic Julie Andrews movie is screened in St. Paul next month. The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts says “Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music” is returning to the Ordway for the third year in a row.

02/17/2014

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Visit 20 Exotic Movie Locations Around The World

Travel the world through the movies with VeryFirstTo’s exclusive tour of the world’s most famous movie locations – for $325,215.

01/24/2014

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1-17-14 The Rash Report On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Minnesota will be represented at the Oscars…..click the above link to hear this weeks RASH REPORT!.

01/17/2014

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1-10-14 The Rash Report On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Why is the Award Show season so condensed this year? Click the above link to listen to THE RASH REPORT with John Rash.

01/10/2014

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Omnifest Begins Today At Science Museum

A great white shark so close you could almost touch it. The cacophonous music of Stomp, blasting away at you from every corner. The eruption of Mt. St. Helens, so intense you can feel the earth shake. That’s what you’ll have the chance to experience at this year’s Omnifest at the Science Museum of Minnesota.

01/10/2014

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11-27-13 Will Forte On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Saturday Night Live Alum Will Forte joins Dave to discuss his new film, NEBRASKA

11/27/2013

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Twin Cities Film Fest Announces Award Finalists

The winners of the 2013 Twin Cities Film Fest will be announced at a closing night gala Saturday. Festival organizers have announced 16 finalists for the slate of awards.

10/26/2013

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