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The Oscars' 'Inception'-Style Opening Sequence
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The Oscars’ ‘Inception’-Style Opening Sequence [VIDEO]

This year's opening sequence of the Academy Awards featured hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway trying to tap Alec Baldwin's dreams for Oscar hosting advice.

The skit featured a bunch of this year's nominees for best picture, and a surprise appearance from an iconic film of yore.  Read on to check it out.

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Channing Tatum
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Story At The Movies: The Eagle

When you go to see an action movie starring the Hunk-of-the-Month Channing Tatum as a Roman commander trying to bring order to 2nd century Britain along with his faithful, um, British companion, Jamie Bell, and featuring "guest star Donald Sutherland," you aren't expecting 'Hamlet" or a good movie of any kind. Just your basic smash-em bash-em actioner. Was I surprised. "The Eagle" is a very well-thought-out and researched tale of the lost Roman legion of 9000 men that marched into ancient Scotland and disappeared without a trace about 1900 years ago. Our two heroes are after the lost symbol of that legion, a golden eagle. They have more than a few adventures on their way to glory. Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times was like-wise somewhat surprised at the quality of this film that comes out of left field:

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Natalie Portman
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Story At The Movies: Black Swan

Welcome to the return of a movie review feature I first launched nearly 35 years ago on another radio station, but which now will form part of WGBF's new blog content that will be a regular feature of this site from now on. "Story at the Movies" will be here occasionally when I happen to see a new movie I love, whether in a theater, on dvd, cable or Netflix. However, today I'd like to comment on a film everyone else seems to love and I loathed:  "Black Swan,"

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This Week’s DVD Releases

Each week, NewsTalk 1280 will highlight some new releases out on DVD. For this week, we have a George Clooney flick, a drama on a historic gangster and many more. Check out this weeks releases below.

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