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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

December 22, 2014 at 10:09 AM

A Christmas present from ‘Downton Abbey': George Clooney

A week or so ago I posted an all-too-brief teaser to the George Clooney “Downton Abbey” Christmas spot (a promo for the British charity Text Santa). Here’s the whole thing, in two parts (about nine minutes total); enjoy it in all of its gloriousness. (Particularly the Dowager Countess, swooning . . . and yet holding…

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December 11, 2014 at 9:33 AM

Golden Globes announced: more love for ‘Birdman’

The Golden Globes, otherwise known as the silliest of awards during an already silly awards season, announced nominations this morning, and the most-honored film was “Birdman,” which picked up seven nominations. Behind it were “The Imitation Game” and “Boyhood,” with five each. Since the Globes, unlike virtually every other awards-giving organization, has twice the…

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December 9, 2014 at 10:00 AM

‘Boyhood’ — still on the big screen

Richard Linklater’s beautiful “Boyhood,” already sweeping up yearend awards and sure to be a fixture on many 2014 top-ten lists (it’s definitely on mine), will be out on DVD and various streaming outlets in early January. But for now, you can still catch it the way it was meant to be seen: on the big…

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