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An idiot's guide to the 2014 Oscar Best Picture nominees

Published Feb. 26, 2014

After a month and a half of buzz, conflicting awards results and Hollywood gamesmanship, yes, the Oscars are finally happening this Sunday night. So as a little refresher for your Oscar parties and betting pools, here's a quick guide to the big nominees, listing off why or why not each movie has a chance.

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New WDJT-TV CBS 58 GM Strachota has deep Milwaukee roots

Published Feb. 25, 2014

Former WTMJ-TV Ch. 4 vice president and GM, and current general manager of Time Warner Cable SportsChannel, Mark Strachota has been working in the Milwaukee market for a few decades. Earlier today, he was named the vice president and GM of WDJT-TV CBS 58.

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Marketing plays key role in award nominations

Published Jan. 17, 2014

In the run-up to the nominations, there are millions of dollars spent on marketing. Mailings, advertisements and other tactics are used to keep a film, actor, actress or production at the top-of-mind.

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Oscar Nomination Commentary

Best Motion Picture of the Year Nominees: 127 Hours (2010): Christian Colson, Danny Boyle, John Smithson Black Swan (2010): Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver, Scott Franklin The Fighter (2010): David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Mark Wahlberg Inception (2010): Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas The Kids Are Al...

Award Season Reviews: The Fighter

David O. Russell's THE FIGHTER covers the turbulent career of "Irish" Micky Ward and the tribulations of his half-brother and trainer, Dick Ecklund. Boxing, as a sport, is ripe for dramatic adaptations. It's bloody, brutal and most who make it to the professional level have dedicate...

Award Season Reviews: The King's Speech

THE KING'S SPEECH received a lot of early buzz for Colin Firth's performance as King George VI, but it's been gaining a lot more momentum lately as a possible Best Picture contender. Both are absolutely valid. In his latest effort, Tom Hooper has created something that is at once beautifully ...

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