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Movie Madness: UCLA Researchers Calculate Oscar Risks, Rewards for Studios

Movie Madness: UCLA Researchers Calculate Oscar Risks, Rewards for Studios
BY JOE TYRRELL
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

As new Oscar nominations arrive, they gave Hollywood types the chance to declare, “I am somebody!” Or not.

But two UCLA researchers report that the process of making and positioning an Oscar-worthy movie remains a risky business. Writing in the February issue of American Sociological Review, they found Oscar investments can pay off big, or not at all.

Almost everybody but me has their predications. Kevin Fallon and Marlow Sern chime in here: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/01/15/2014-oscar-predictions-who-will-and-who-should-be-nominated.html

 

'Beautiful' Broadway Review: A Jukebox Packed With Carole King's Early Classics

'Beautiful' Broadway Review: A Jukebox Packed With Carole King's Early Classics
BY MICHAEL SOMMERS
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” serves up a tasty slice of Baby Boomer heaven. Newly installed at the Stephen Sondheim Theater, this latest jukebox musical ...

Our Bobbi Kristina Brown is Married

Our Bobbi Kristina Brown is Married
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The daughter of a famous Newark resident has confirmed that she has gotten married.

Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of the late singer Whitney Houston, made the official ...

"Her" Computer Nerd Drifts from Silly Comedy into Affecting Romance

BY JOE TYRRELL
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
MOVIE REVIEW

If you worry that a fragmented culture has replaced social intercourse and romance with social media and isolation, the new Spike Jonze movie “Her” arriv...

N.J. Devils Get Into Online Gambling

N.J. Devils Get Into Online Gambling
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

New Jersey has been the third state to have online gambling since November, and the Devils want a piece of the action.

Not involving professional sports betting, of cour...

The Sizzle of “American Hustle” and Its Jersey Connection

The Sizzle of “American Hustle” and Its Jersey Connection
BY WINNIE BONELLI
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

“American Hustle” opens with a disclaimer of sorts - “Some of This Actually Happened.”

Let’s begin with the facts. In 1979, the FBI conducted a sting op...

'The Night Alive' Off Broadway Review: A Strangely Poetic Study in Everyday Evil

'The Night Alive' Off Broadway Review: A Strangely Poetic Study in Everyday Evil
BY MICHAEL SOMMERS
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Conor McPherson, the devilishly inventive Irish author of “Shining City” and “The Weir,” offers another characteristically unsettling drama with his latest work,...

There's Great Beauty at the Movies, but Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf?

There's Great Beauty at the Movies, but Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf?
BY JOE TYRRELL
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
MOVIE ROUNDUP

On the heels of a productive 2013, the New Year came dancing in with more offerings for moviegoers, some in the form of belated presents, others more li...

Alyssa Milano Fights Back Against Jersey Guy

Alyssa Milano Fights Back Against Jersey Guy
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Actor and comedian Jay Mohr, born in Verona, is married to actress Nikki Cox and has two children.

Mohr used some questionable judgment in remarks he made about actress ...

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