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Articles tagged with 'oscars'

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Milwaukee favorites for someone who's coming ... or going

Published April 10, 2015

OnMilwaukee.com Sports Editor Jim Owczarski is taking off on a new adventure, leaving the Cream City after over three years. It's been fun, very memorable, and full of fun people, places, drinks and food. On his way out, he shares with you some of his favorites in all of those categories.

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"Wild Tales" is a bitterly entertaining six-course meal of sweet revenge

Published April 8, 2015

The opening credits may prattle off stills of beasts - lions, zebras, cheetahs and the like - in the wild. They've got nothing, however, on the civilized animals of the deliciously devious Argentinean anthology - and 2015 Best Foreign Film nominee - "Wild Tales," their claws all out and bloody for revenge. And as the famous phrase goes, revenge is a dish best served six times and mercilessly. Or something like that.

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A new kind of madness: How an Oscar-winner had to fight for his identity

Published Feb. 21, 2015

A century ago, Milwaukee's Butterfly Theater seemed to be home to one of the world's greatest stories in doorman Victor McLaglen. He was a war hero, a spy, a sword-wielding giant of a man who once fought Jack Johnson. Only the real Victor McLaglen was not in Milwaukee. Here's the story of how a future Oscar-winner had to fight to restore his own identity from an unlikely Cream City imposter.

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After football, puppies rule the night

Published Feb. 4, 2015

Among key viewers, there was only one program that performed as well as the Super Bowl did in the ratings on Sunday. Animal Planet's "Puppy Bowl XI" had 10.4 million viewers across broadcast and online audiences.

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The 2015 Oscar nominations are in

Published Jan. 15, 2015

Bright and early this morning, the joint forces of Chris Pine, J.J. Abrams, Alfonso Cuaron and Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs prattled off the 2015 Oscar nominees. "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel" lead the pack with nine nominations for each - including Best Picture nods for both.

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"Wild" is a rich, wonderfully natural trek into the woods

Published Dec. 21, 2014

The bad news for "Wild": Director Jean-Marc Vallée, at least three films into his career this side of the Canadian border, specializes in making Oscar bait. No, wait; don't run away quite yet, because the flip side is that Vallée has mastered the art of making Oscar bait that doesn't feel like it. And now he's pulling off the same trick with "Wild."

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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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A viewing guide to the 2014 Oscar nominations

Published Jan. 17, 2014

To help with your pre-Oscar binge-watching, here's a list of all the nominees listed in alphabetical order and where you can currently find and watch them. Then, come March 2, you'll be able to impress all of your friends with your knowledge about the nominees for Best Sound Mixing. Maybe impress isn't the right word ...