In recent years, the Oscars have become far more than just an award show. The race to claim one of the infamous golden statues has become an obsession for not only those involved in the entertainment industry, but also for those keeping score at home.
David O. Russell has proved himself to be a competent director with films like “The Fighter” and “Silver Linings Playbook,” but with his latest Oscar contender, “American Hustle,” he has proved that there is a method to his madness.
New York-based marketing firm, Thinkmodo, struck again, releasing an animatronic infant in a remote-controlled pram to terrorize the people of Manhattan on Tuesday, Jan. 14, as part of a low-budget marketing stunt to promote the movie “Devil’s Due,” released on Friday, Jan. 17.
In 1946, Orwell published “Politics and the English Language,” an essay criticizing the English of his period for its carelessness and vapidity. Unfortunately, this problem has not abated in the almost 70 years since Orwell’s death, despite his efforts to highlight the issue.
Our children are the future. So is an impending debt crisis that requires chokehold austerity measures, according to Congress, advocacy groups, big-government antagonists and everyone’s grandma. That last member of the fiscal phalanx is no joke.