Let’s cut right to the money shot here: The Oscar telecast needs help.

So here are 10 quick suggestions for how to create a better Oscar telecast in 2013:



Patriotism and traditional values, like those displayed in “Thor,” “The Artist,” “Soul Surfer” and “Hugo,” are what moviegoers want, says a group that will honor such films at an awards gala Friday.

Wanna make money in Hollywood? Release patriotic movies that promote conservative values and do not denigrate Christianity.


If theres one thing you can count on with geeks, they really pump money into theaters whenever a big movie comes out.

As a result, geek-friendly movies are regularly the highest grossing ones of each year and 2011 was no exception


Remember the news that TMZ broke about Riddick running out of money and having to stop filming? Well thankfully it looks like theyve secured the funding needed to resume filming in about a month…


One in three people in Switzerland download unauthorized music, movies and games from the Internet and since last year the government has been wondering what to do about it.

This week their response was published and it was crystal clear. Not only will downloading for personal use stay completely legal, but the copyright holders won’t suffer because of it, since people eventually spend the money saved on entertainment products.


German music rights group GEMA is known for its strict copyright regime, but sometimes they take things too far.

The group recently claimed money from the organizers of a dance event where only Creative Commons music was played. The organizers informed GEMA beforehand about their royalty free status, but the group suspects foul play and demands cash.


In this weekend’s Tower Heist, Eddie Murphy stars as as a benevolent crook who helps a few Ponzi scheme victims attempt to recover their money.

So how did a Brooklyn-area stand-up transform himself from an ’80s comedic superstar to an unexpected dramatic talent and Academy Award host?