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Leonardo DiCaprio Uses Oscar Acceptance Speech to Beg for Action on Global Warming

Upon being named winner of the 2016 Oscar for best actor, Leonardo DiCaprio pleaded with viewers to “work collectively together and stop procrastinating” and support political candidates who credibly promise to rein in corporate polluters.

Posted on Feb 29, 2016 READ MORE


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Oscars 2016 Review: Chris Rock Pulls Off the Ultimate Balancing Act

The actor and comedian was tapped to criticize the academy that had hired him, but he walked the tightrope with grace and blistering humor.

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Live-Blog: Oscars 2016: In the Midst of Controversy, the Show Goes On (Updated)

Update: In the show’s home stretch, the political moments seemed to happen with about the same frequency that African-Americans were called onto the Oscar stage ... as presenters. Also: Joe’s standing O, DiCaprio’s climate-change plea and the 88th Oscars’ final wins.

Posted on Feb 28, 2016 READ MORE

Golden Globes: A Contender for Best Comedy

The scandal-plagued awards show gets a nod for spotting groundbreakers, but the back-scratching nature of the ceremony makes it a little hard to swallow.

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‘The Revenant’ Film Review: A Movie That’s Exhausting—in a Good Way

Masterful cinematography is the key to Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s brilliant saga of survival and vengeance.

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Will There Ever Be a Great ‘Gatsby’?

It’s understandable that the book has been a constant temptation to moviemakers. It’s also understandable that it has never been turned into a fully successful film.

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‘J. Edgar’: Hoover’s Hubris Writ Large

This is a brave film. There was a time when J. Edgar Hoover was among the most prominent Americans and there was no way to make a reasonably honest movie about him. Now there is a tendency to ask, J. Edgar Who?

Posted on Nov 9, 2011 READ MORE

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Leo Ponies Up Big Bucks for Tigers

Having lived through a scary air travel incident last weekend, Leonardo DiCaprio is giving some big cats a shot at survival in the form of $1 million, which the actor donated Tuesday at the first-ever international tiger summit, in Moscow. 

Posted on Nov 23, 2010 READ MORE


DiCaprio Eyes al-Qaida Drama

Leonardo DiCaprio is circling the lead role in Ridley Scott’s upcoming film “Body of Lies,” adapted from the novel by Washington Post scribe David Ignatius.  If he signs on to the project, DiCaprio will play a CIA agent working in Jordan to hunt down an al-Qaida operative, according to Variety.

Posted on Apr 9, 2007 READ MORE

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And the Oscar Goes to ... Al Gore

“An Inconvenient Truth” took home two Academy Awards on Sunday, one for best documentary and the other for Melissa Etheridge’s “I Need to Wake Up” (best song). In case you missed it, here’s a video summary of Al Gore’s night at the Oscars.

Posted on Feb 25, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN

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