Saturday, February 23, 2013
Books are available to checkout at the Dexter District Library prior to the 85th Academy Awards on Sunday.
This year, 11 Academy Award nominees are based on books or book series. As much as five of the nine films listed in the Best Picture category are book adaptations. The movie industry took a lot of inspiration from books this year, so before checking out all the Hollywood glitz and glamour, head over to the Dexter District Library and borrow one of these available books. Yann Martel’s Life of Pi, was adapted to the big screen by Director Ang Lee. The movie was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay), Best Cinematography, Best Music (Original Score), and Best Music (Original Song). The precocious son of a zookeeper, 16-year-old Pi Patel is raised in Pondicherry, India. Planning a move to Canada, his …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Want to watch an Academy Award-nominated film near Dexter? Type in your zip code to the Moviefone finder to find the latest showtimes.
Want to know what Academy Award-nominated films are playing near Dexter? Check out the Moviefone finder above and type in your zip code to find the latest showtimes. As for this year's awards, director Steven Spielberg's historical drama "Lincoln" earned a leading 12 nominations Thursday for the 85th Annual Academy Awards, followed by Ang Lee's "Life of Pi" with 11, while the musical, "Les Miserables," directed by Tom Hooper, and David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" tied with 8 nods each. "Lincoln" was nominated for best picture and gave Spielberg his eighth best director nomination. A win would be his third in the director category. It's the eighth film Spielberg has had in the running for best picture (''Schindler's List'' won in…
Friday, January 27, 2012
Nine movies are nominated for Best Picture. Here's where you can watch, rent or borrow them around town.
The Oscars are one month away. How many of the Best Picture nominees have you seen? If you need to catch up, here's a guide to how you can watch them around town (click on the links for showtimes and more info): The 84th annual Academy Awards are at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26 on ABC.