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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

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

January 29, 2015 at 11:07 AM

Live movies chat, Friday at noon

Update: The chat is done; rewind below. Have a lovely weekend! We’ve been experimenting, here at P&P, with doing live chats at noon on Fridays during the movie awards season. It’s been fun, but a little quiet! Drop by here Friday at noon, and share your thoughts about the Oscar nominations (and campaign), the upcoming movie…

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January 28, 2015 at 2:08 PM

Oscar — and Valentine’s — fun at Cinerama

Here’s a fun project for Oscar completists: Cinerama is screening every one of this year’s Best Picture nominees in their “Eight Days of Oscar” event, starting Friday, Feb. 13. Each film has multiple screenings. (How good will “The Grand Budapest Hotel” look on Cinerama’s giant screen? Pretty great, I’m guessing.) Tickets and schedule information are…

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January 27, 2015 at 9:59 AM

An Oscar-night musical

Depending on how you feel about musicals, this news may delight you immeasurably or send you screaming from your screen . . . The Academy announced today that Oscar host Neil Patrick Harris (oh, come on, you knew he was going to sing, didn’t you?) would perform, on Oscar night, “an original multimedia musical…

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January 23, 2015 at 9:39 AM

Live movie chat, today at noon

Seen any good movies lately? Want to talk about how the Oscar race is shaping up? Care to join me in a highly sarcastic “Fifty Shades of Grey” countdown? Join me at noon; I’ll talk about how I’ve finally seen Julianne Moore in “Still Alice”; some 2015 movies I’m quite excited for; what’s coming up…

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January 21, 2015 at 10:11 AM

Oscar-nominated movies back in theaters

For those who, like me, feel that a movie isn’t a movie until you’ve seen it on the big screen (there are a few of us out there, aren’t there?), a few of the Oscar nominees from earlier in the year have returned to theaters. Behold: “Boyhood“: Regal Meridian, Admiral, Parkway Plaza, Alderwood Mall “The Grand Budapest…

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January 15, 2015 at 7:32 AM

Live chat rewind: All about the Oscar nominations

Update, 1:15pm: The chat is concluded; read the rewind below. Lots more Oscar talk in the coming weeks, but in the meanwhile, I’m off for the holiday weekend. See you Tuesday!   Did your favorite film not get nominated? Are you irritated that “Selma” (and “Unbroken,” and “Gone Girl,” and any number of other movies) got snubbed?…

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