Post Tagged with: "Oscars"

John Travolta on his Idina Menzel Oscar flub: Let it go!

03/04/2014 4:50 pm0 comments
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  By Alan Duke CNN   LOS ANGELES (CNN) — John Travolta is speaking out about his flub while introducing Idina Menzel’s singing performance at the Oscars on Sunday night. Travolta butchered the singer’s name, calling her “the wickedly talented Adele Dazeem.” For the record, the pronunciation should have been [...]

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No respect: Why the Oscars ignore films about young people

02/26/2014 12:33 pm0 comments
"The Way, Way Back" (2013): A touching, witty new take on "How I Spent My Summer Vacation," the film stars Liam James, left, as a 14-year-old who joins his mother (Toni Collette) and her unbearable boyfriend (Steve Carell) and his daughter at a beach resort town. Duncan survives by striking up an unexpected friendship with water park manager Owen (Sam Rockwell). AnnaSophia Robb, right, as a next-door neighbor, also wins his affection.

  By John Hanlon Special to CNN   (CNN) — When people talk about the cinematic geniuses of the 1980s, one name invariably comes up — John Hughes. For young people growing up then and even today, the writer-director’s name conjures up memories of unforgettable films. From “Sixteen Candles” (1984) [...]

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