Marquette Wire

Auto-Tune at the Oscars: Unexpectedly and inexplicably charming

Matthew Reddin

March 3, 2011

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Procrastination is a wonderful thing. Here I was, on a Sunday night, putting off writing this blog while watching the Academy Awards, and I found something that was even better than what I was planning on writing. “Tiny Ball of Li...

With “The King’s Speech”, the Oscars show their age

Matt Mueller

March 2, 2011

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Every year, there are two guarantees: taxes and the Oscars will disappoint. Yes, somehow every late February, the Academy takes four hours of ABC screen time to build audiences up and then make them vow to never watch again. Already, the Internet is crying out th...

Marquee picks the Oscars

February 24, 2011

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The Oscars are coming, the Oscars are coming! It’s that time of year again, movie fans. The American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is offering up 24 coveted trophies, in categories as low-profile as Best Sound...

Christopher Nolan’s Oscar dreams turn into a nightmare

Matt Mueller

February 1, 2011

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I feel bad for the Oscars. I know that it must sound strange to have sympathetic feelings toward a gaudy festival of self-congratulations, privilege and false modesty, but I sincerely do. These emotions tend to come about around this t...