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LINCOLN: Movie Review

With bits of humor, this film is profound and incredibly compelling!

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You can’t watch this film without visiting several emotions and being drawn into the battle this country faced during that time. Thanks to the incredible onscreen performances and the magnificent portrayal of Lincoln by Daniel Day-Lewis, you’re injected in their era and will find yourself making comparisons to the current day.

Tommy Lee Jones (Thaddeus Stevens) is brilliant as a powerful US House Representative, known as the dictator of Congress, and isn’t afraid to say what it takes, commanding attention and causing disruption.

“The House” still represents a lot of the same issues depicted in this film today and perhaps, even more so.

Great storyteller and leader, Abraham Lincoln was loved by many and yet, hated by those who feared change, the unknown and others for mere selfish reasons.

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The Academy and PAIFF Celebrate 30th Anniversary of “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial”

The Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in conjunction with the Palo Alto International Film Festival (PAIFF), presents a 30th anniversary screening of Steven Spielberg’s “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” on Friday, September 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Outdoor Festival Village Stage in Palo Alto, CA. Hosted by Variety tech columnist David S. Cohen, the evening features an onstage discussion with members of the film’s crew. Admission is free.

Described by Spielberg as his “most personal film” and considered by many to be a benchmark in the science fiction genre, “E.T.” continues to delight audiences with its emotional story of the intense relationship between the young Elliott (Henry Thomas) and the loveable alien who is trying to return to his home planet.

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“OZ” RUBY SLIPPERS FIND THEIR WAY HOME

MAJOR ACQUISITION FOR ACADEMY MUSEUM OF MOTION PICTURES

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Leonardo DiCaprio spearheads effort with help from Steven Spielberg, Terry Semel

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has acquired a pair of the iconic ruby slippers from “The Wizard of Oz” for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Actor Leonardo DiCaprio led a group of “angel donors” whose gifts to the Academy Foundation enabled the purchase. In addition to the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, a component fund of CCF Environmental and Humanitarian Causes, donations came from producer-director Steven Spielberg and Terry Semel, co-chair of LACMA and the former chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. and Yahoo!, along with other donors.

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