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MN Actor Gets Golden Globe Nod For ‘Phillips’

A Somali actor from Minnesota who made his acting debut in the Tom Hanks’ movie “Captain Phillips” has received a Golden Globes supporting actor nomination. Barkhad Abdi and three other amateur Somali actors from Minnesota portray pirates who hijack an American cargo ship.

12/12/2013

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Local Actor Talks About Role In ‘Capt. Phillips’

A newly discovered actor from Minneapolis is already getting some Oscar buzz, even though his movie hasn’t opened in local theaters yet. Captain Phillips tells the true-life story about a band of Somali pirates who overtook an American cargo ship in 2009.

10/06/2013

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John Williams Video Smack Down For 2-25!

Kids play out scenes from the Oscar contenders takes on the new champ!

02/25/2013

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time to start planning some weekend fun. This weekend, you can celebrate black history month in St. Paul, the Academy Awards in Minneapolis and the best of Minnesota fashion.

02/21/2013

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Movie Blog: Your 2013 Oscar Pool Cheat Sheet

This year’s Academy Awards race is a potential cluster, but here are my educated guesses as to what will emerge victorious in a year ripe for Oscar asterisks, along with my own personal preferences.

02/20/2013

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Movie Blog: Ranking The Oscar-Nominated Shorts

If you want to really take names in your Oscar pool, you have to know your way around the short film categories. Most simply choose blindly in those three races, often favoring the most pleasing or serious sounding title in the lineup.

01/30/2013

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Movie Blog: 2012 Oscar Nominations

Here are the nominees for the 2012 Academy Awards. “Lincoln” leads the pack with 12 nominations, with “Life of Pi” just behind it.

01/10/2013

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Movie Blog: Amid ‘Impossible’ Oscar Hype, ‘Not Fade Away’

When Oscar nominations are announced next week, odds are relatively good that you’ll hear Naomi Watts among the contenders for best actress. You don’t show what it looks like to vomit massive amounts of ingested seaweed and not get that sort of attention, right?

01/04/2013

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Dave Lee Shares Monday Entertainment Report

Radio Dave has a fast-moving music and entertainment report for Monday, February 27.

02/27/2012

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Oscar Fashion: Hits & Misses

The Academy Awards bring out the big stars in Hollywood every year. Natalie Kane and Sara Rogers, trend specialist at Mall of America, share their choices for the best and worst dressed.

02/27/2012

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Interview: Local Man Who Produced ‘The Descendants’

A lot of local fingers will be crossed Sunday for The Descendants to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards.

02/24/2012

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The ‘Grannies’ Take On The 2012 Oscars

There were a lot of great movies to watch this year and many of them will be celebrated this Sunday at the Oscars. Even if we didn’t get a chance to go see them all, Mark Rosen’s and Frank Vascellaro’s mother did.

02/23/2012

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Complete 2012 Oscars Coverage

Keep up with the Oscars, from the nominees to the red carpet to the podium. And the Oscar goes to…

02/23/2012

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Movie Blog: Your Oscar Ballot Cheat Sheet

The ballots are in and the votes are being tabulated. The Oscars will be handed out this Sunday evening and it’s looking to be a big night for The Artist and Hugo, which lead the race with 10 and 11 nominations, respectively.

02/22/2012

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Movie Blog: Oscar Shorts At The Lagoon

Want to win your Oscar pool? Well, it often comes down to picking the short film categories. Luckily for you, the Lagoon Theater will be presenting the ten movies nominated in the short animated film and short live action film categories this Friday

02/09/2012

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