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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

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

November 25, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Film Independent Spirit Award nominees announced

That scurrying noise you hear? It’s a host of actors, producers, screenwriters and publicists racing to get into position for the awards season . . . which officially begins today, with the announcement of the Film Independent Spirit Awards. Formerly known as the Spirit Awards and/or the Independent Spirit Awards, these honors are celebrating their…

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November 20, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Remembering Mike Nichols

Sad news this morning: Director Mike Nichols, whose long career spanned Hollywood and Broadway, died of cardiac arrest yesterday at the age of 83. Although he only won one Academy Award (for best director, for “The Graduate” in 1968), he helmed a string of interesting and often great movies, starting in 1966 with  “Who’s…

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November 19, 2014 at 12:31 PM

A stylish-looking ‘Cinderella’ — and oh, those shoes

Clearly I have not been paying enough attention to the upcoming live-action “Cinderella” movie, coming from Disney in March. Let me count the ways in which I am now very, very intrigued. Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother. I mean, really. Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother. In a blonde wig! Talking about how the glass…

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November 18, 2014 at 10:41 AM

The return of Cinerama

Check out my story today on Cinerama’s re-opening, which gets underway Thursday night with a sold-out screening of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.” I was over there the other day for a sneak peek and watched a few trailers (from a very comfortable seat) and the projection, sound, etc. all seemed great….

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