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New Indie:

The hilarious and provocative Dear White People (Lionsgate Home Entertainment) heralds a breakthrough not only for writer-director Justin Simien but also for a smarter, wittier discussion about race (and gender and sexuality and academia and any number of other topics). Set at a fictional and mostly-white Ivy League university, the film follows various characters, all of whom have their own very different… Continue reading DVD Obscura: The New Indie and International Movies You Need to Watch

The Schmoes are a couple of regular guys, Kristian Harloff and Mark Ellis, who–like you–are the people for whom movies are made. Each week, we’re posting brand new video from the Schmoes that’ll give their spin on a given movie topic.

From Dodgeball to Wedding Crashers, this week the Schmoes are counting down the top five Vince Vaughn movies. Just how “money” are… Continue reading Watch: We Pick the Top 5 Vince Vaughn Movies

The Schmoes are a couple of regular guys, Kristian Harloff and Mark Ellis, who–like you–are the people for whom movies are made. Each week, we’re posting brand new video from the Schmoes that’ll give their spin on a given movie topic.

Watch the Schmoes go to bat for the top 5 Will Smith movies, in honor of his new movie, Focus.

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Here’s an interesting report on the heels of the notoriously white Oscars this year: according to a study looking at entertainment over the period of 2012-2013 (via The Hollywood Reporter), audiences preferred diverse casts on both big and small screens. And yet Hollywood is still doing a terrible job of representing minorities and women in front of and behind the camera.

This… Continue reading New Study Proves Audiences Want More Minorities and Women in Movies and TV

This year’s edition of Oscar madness is finally dying down, and now that the winners have been crowned, it seems like there is only one final, Oscars-related question to ask (for this column, at least).

How did the Oscars treat geeky movies this year?

While my gut reaction is to write off the latest Academy Awards ceremony as yet another blanket… Continue reading The Geek Beat: How Did the Oscars Treat Geeky Movies This Year?