Oscars & Hollywood’s disconnect with movie goers.

Gold Oscar

Variety by Brian Lowry

“While it’s no surprise that the buoyancy of Neil Patrick Harris’ Oscar opening couldn’t last, seldom has an Academy Awards presentation broken down so transparently over one significant shortcoming – namely, the writing. While a number of factors, including a preponderance of little-seen nominees and the predictable nature of the winners outside the best-movie category, were beyond the producers’ control, too much clunky scripted material flummoxed even Harris’ impish, good-natured charms. The Oscars are an unwieldy construct, but fleeting YouTube-worthy moments couldn’t overcome a telecast that played more than usual like a cheesy variety show interrupted by a celebration of movies.”

Hollywood Green Road Sign and Airplane Above with Dramatic Blue Sky and Clouds.

http://variety.com/2015/tv/reviews/oscars-tv-review-2015-academy-awards-broadcast-1201439003/

“American Sniper” and “Selma”

“Sniper”

http://nypost.com/2015/02/15/sniper-and-ncis-success-shows-how-out-of-touch-media-is/

“In just two months, “American Sniper” has become the first movie in ages to rise to the level of cultural phenomenon — in part because its success caught everybody by surprise.”

“Selma”

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1020072/

“Bolstered by Paul Webb’s literate, well-researched script and David Oyelowo’s graceful, majestic lead performance, DuVernay has made the kind of movie that gives year-end “prestige” pics a good name, which should equate to considerable box-office and awards-season gold for this Dec. 25 Paramount release.”


http://variety.com/2014/film/reviews/film-review-selma-1201354433/

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