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#OscarsSoAmerican


It’s standing room only in the lobby of our student apartment building. At 5 p.m. on a Monday, we’re all gathered around the flat screen TV watching the Academy Awards live. Thanks to the time difference, the only people watching the red carpet were the ones who didn’t have class at noon. No one really […]

Oscar telecasts preserved


The USC Digital Repository will house one of the world’s most extensive film collections.

Do the Oscars really matter?


My family loves film. It’s integral to who we are. My mom acts. My dad works in box office data. I’ve worked at a movie theater on and off throughout college. To no one’s surprise, we take the Academy Awards very seriously. And the Smith family father-daughter Oscar pool is no exception. With that star-studded, […]

Weekend Box Office: Ride Along to new January record


January is proving to be its own blockbuster month. Just last week, the Afghan war drama Lone Survivor nearly broke Cloverfield’s January record of $40M. This week, Ride Along actually broke the record, with a $41.5M three-day opening and a massive $48.6M over the four-day MLK weekend, becoming the largest January opening. The cop comedy, […]

Oscars bring the best fashions to the table


Apparently, the Super Bowl is a big deal. Now, I do the parties, the cheering and eating and screaming, but, honestly, the outcome of the Super Bowl has no effect on my life whatsoever. And apparently, the NBA’s Finals are also a big deal. Again, I’m a good sport — but a good sport who […]