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In close race, Oscars tough to pick

CW Staff

March 4, 2010

By Jordan Berry I would be lying if I said I had an easy time predicting this year’s Best Picture race. Never in the ten years that I’ve been doing this have I been more uncertain: “Avatar” or “The Hurt Locker?” W...

Ten “Best Picture” nominees ten times tougher to choose from

Bryan Bofill

March 4, 2010

“Avatar” and “The Hurt Locker” were both nominated for nine Oscars this year and “Inglourious Basterds” for eight. For the first time, the Best Picture Award has 10 different nominees, making it almost 10 times ha...

Watch out for the dark horses

Forrest Phillips

March 4, 2010

Most of my selections are fairly conventional. One would be hard-pressed to find somebody willing to pick against Jeff Bridges for Best Actor, and it’s difficult to ignore the screen-grabbing supporting turns by Waltz and Mo...

The CW Picks the Oscars

Bryan Bofill

March 4, 2010

This Sunday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will honor the greatest achievements to come to the silver screen this year. ABC will air the Oscars at 7 p.m. central on Sunday. Download your own version of the Oscar Ballot Bryan Bofill’s picks: Best Picture: Inglourious Ba...

Professor’s music makes things funny, bluesy

Drew Taylor

March 3, 2010

The new CD released by Doobie “Doghouse” Wilson, aka Alan Lane, a UA chemical engineering professor, turns out to be a good mix of songs that, while they sometimes veer into corny territory, create a feel-good mood. In ac...

Oscars sometimes lead way for social change

Peterson Hill

March 3, 2010

There have been some groundbreaking years at the Academy Awards. 2005 was surely memorable, with one of the first movie that ever became popular about homosexuality. 1968 is known as the moment new Hollywood and old Hollywoo...

Telepath returns to Tuscaloosa after two years

CW Staff

March 3, 2010

A new sound will be rocking through the Jupiter Bar and Grill this Wednesday night. The band Telepath is set to bring their multi-layered sound to the stage in Tuscaloosa for the second time since playing The Mellow Mushroom ...

Kevin Smith flops with ‘Cop Out’

Forrest Phillips

March 1, 2010

It’s a joy to watch a film directed by Kevin Smith when he’s at the top of his game. Like a geek-ified David Mamet, Smith can drop unique characters into scripts laced with pop-culture references and a quirky sense of humor, al...

‘The Crazies’ remake a scream

Bryan Bofill

March 1, 2010

What could go wrong on opening day for baseball in average, plain, middle town America? Well, the worst-case scenario is a government plane crashing into the town's water supply, leaking a dangerous, biohazardous material — makin...

“Eyeshield 21” a strong underdog sports story

Avery Dame

February 26, 2010

In a comics landscape where combat is the central focus of most mainstream series, it’s surprising so few American comic book series centered around sports have been produced. Sports— especially football – provide all of...

“Heavy Rain” challenges traditional gaming

Andrew Richardson

February 26, 2010

Despite claims that it transcends its medium, make no mistake: “Heavy Rain” is a video game. There is a lot of progress to be made before video games can even start to be regarded in the same echelon as films. Still, if th...

Moody hosts trumpet festival

CW Staff

February 26, 2010

Exalting sounds will be trumpeting from the Moody Music Building this weekend. Musicians from across the region will be traveling to the University for the annual Trumpet Festival of the Southeast. A UA jazz faculty combo con...

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