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Oscars Snub the Fantastic

It was just last month that the media took note of Hollywood's recognition of the significance of science fiction with the nominations of Avatar, Star Trek, and District 9 for Academy Awards. In an article titled "Otherworldly and Oscar-worthy: Science fiction's profile soars," USA Today writes, quoting Vivian Sobchak, author of Screening Space: The American […]

"And the Oscar goes to...": Overlooked Fantastic Films Deserve Oscar Nod

In 1954 Marlon Brando uttered a line of dialogue that would become one of the classics of the silver screen. In one of the more riveting scenes from On the Waterfront, Brando struggles with what might have been in his boxing career and delivers the line: "I could have been a contender, I could have […]

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