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Caryn James

'Zero Dark Thirty' Parodies: With Lena Dunham and As A Rom-Com

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  • February 28, 2013 12:10 PM
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Who knows if these parodies might have helped Zero Dark Thirty in the Oscar race? (Could they have hurt more than the controversy about torture?) Laughing about the subject probably wasn’t in anybody's awards strategy, but these two very funny videos reveal how firmly the film has pervaded the cultural conversation.

Jimmy Kimmel's 'Movie: The Movie 2V' with Channing Tatum, Bradley Cooper (Video)

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  • February 25, 2013 3:13 PM
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After the success of his hilarious all-star fake trailer, Movie: The Movie, which premiered after last year’s Oscars -- and has been viewed over 20 million times on YouTube alone, more than 30 million overall -- Jimmy Kimmel has come back with a follow-up. As he says, "When you have a big success in Hollywood, there's only one reasonable thing you can do: cheapen it with a sequel.”

Oscar Review: Seth MacFarlane's Badness Explained

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  • February 25, 2013 2:39 AM
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Was Seth MacFarlane the victim of some terrible time-travel accident that caused him – and all his Oscar-show material – to be trapped in the 1950’s (and not in a successfully ironic way)? That’s the most generous explanation I have for his pathetically unfunny job as Oscar host.  

Predicting the Oscars: Don't Trust Me, Trust Nate Silver

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  • February 23, 2013 9:30 AM
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I was thinking this might be the first year in recent memory when the Oscars actually held some suspense about the winners. Is anything really a lock for Best Picture? What about that wacky Best Directors race, already full of also-rans? Then I read Nate Silver’s thoroughly lucid and compelling analysis in his FiveThirtyEight blog, so: Argo, Argo, Argo. And Spielberg.

'Between Two Ferns' Oscar Edition Part 2, with Bradley Cooper, Jessica Chastain

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  • February 12, 2013 10:20 AM
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In the followup to yesterday’s "Between Two Ferns," Oscar Edition, today Zach Galifianakis talks to Jessica Chastain, Sally Field and his old friend from "The Hangover" Bradley Cooper.

Watch The Oscar Nominations: The Good, The Bad, The What Were They Thinking?

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  • January 10, 2013 10:44 AM
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What a relief! It looks like the Oscar show might actually be fun, thanks to Seth MacFarlane. When he and Emma Stone announced the nominees, MacFarlane commented with barbed lines that were as edgy as anything Ricky Gervais did during his controversial Golden Globes gigs. After announcing the Best Supporting Actress category, he congratulated the nominees with, “You five ladies no longer have to pretend to be attracted to Harvey Weinstein.” Too far? I’ll always choose a host who crosses the line rather than someone tame and snoozy.

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