Flickgrrl Archive: February, 2011

Jane Russell 1921 – 2011

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Culture, Bob Hope once said, is "the ability to describe Jane Russell without using your hands." The statuesque brunette for whom Howard Hughes... Read more

How do you solve a problem like the Oscars?

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What can the Academy do to produce a three-hour awards pageant that engages the short attention spans of the twitterati while still entertaining... Read more

Oscar Live Blog

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For those who are both Eagles fans and Oscars fans, here's the complete text of the reaction of Christina and Jeffrey Lurie to the Oscar win... Read more

Halle Berry: How to Oscar

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Can't remember when it was that the Academy Awards became a subsidiary of the fashion and beauty industries, when the water-cooler talk the... Read more

Which Oscar nominee made the most dazzling movie debut? Which nominees were co-stars?

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If the Academy gave awards for most distinctive debut performance, then Hailee Steinfeld would certainly win the supporting statuette this... Read more

I'll take computers in movies for $1000, Alex

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As Jeopardy-heads know, it's "Man versus Machine" time on America's favorite game show. But what if it were Machine versus Machine: What if... Read more

Why The King's Speech has an Oscar edge over The Social Network

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At the Oscars last year, the two top contenders for Best Picture were Avatar, the feel-good spectacle about a mythical tribe who stages an... Read more

Meryl Streep does Margaret Thatcher

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Probably not since the 1930s when Paul Muni reigned as King of Biopics in The Story of Louis Pasteur and The Life of Emile Zola has an actor... Read more