Monday, January 14, 2013
Director Kathryn Bigelow overlooked for Oscar in Best Director category.
Zero Dark Thirty, which brought in $24 million in its first two days of wide release, has been lauded worldwide and almost universally as an impressive piece of filmmaking, a movie that is anything but formulaic. It is always very different for those of us who live within the Washington area. Our experience of anything political is amplified. The headquarters of the CIA, FBI, and of course, the White House, are all within driving distance. It is, therefore, nearly impossible not to have heard about the controversy surrounding this film. Senators Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.), Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) denounced the film, for its depiction of torture. “We believe the film is grossly inaccurate and misleading in its …
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Watching the Oscars? Join us in some local commentary on the fashion, the films and more.
Join area Patch columnists and editors as we chat about the Oscars. Who will hit the red carpet in style? Will the last in the Harry Potter series see some love from the Academy? Will the amazing Gary Oldman receive his first Oscar? Expect a bit of snark, a few jokes, some questioning of the Academy's choices, and more. Put on your finest and accompany us at 6 p.m. Sunday for some PatchChat 2012 Oscars fun. For a look at the films nominated, check out one of Siren's recent columns, OSCARS 2012: The Super Bowl of the Film Lovers Set.
Friday, February 24, 2012
POLL: Weigh in with your choices for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress; Academy Awards chat on Patch will start in time for red carpet coverage at 7 p.m. ET on ABC
Watching the Oscars Sunday night? Grab your popcorn and your laptop. Patch is rolling out the red carpet on Academy Awards night with a live blog that will start just before ABC's red carpet coverage at 7 p.m. This year's 84th annual Academy Awards, hosted by comedian and actor Billy Crystal, begins its broadcast on ABC at 8:30 p.m. "Oscars Red Carpet Live" will begin at 7 p.m. Patch columnists—movie critic Leslie Combemale and Fort Hunt Patch columnist Beth Jarvis—will co-host the live chat on Patch with an assist from Patch editors who also love the Oscars. Patch readers are encouraged to join in on their commentary of films, personalities and fashions. Both Combemale and Jarvis have been big fans of movies and the Academy Awards for …