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Reminder List of the 323 Films Eligible for the Oscars 87th Academy Awards

Voting began today for nominations for the 2014 Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced. There are three hundred and twenty-three feature films eligible for this year’s Oscars, which is up from last year’s 289.  In fact it’s up from the previous four years, when 282, 265 and 248 films were eligible in 2012, 2011 and 2010, respectively..

To be eligible for 87th Academy Awards consideration, feature films must open in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County by midnight, December 31, and begin a minimum run of seven consecutive days. Under Academy rules, a feature-length motion picture must have a running time of more than 40 minutes and must have been exhibited theatrically on 35mm or 70mm film, or in a qualifying digital format.

The 87th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The Academy Awards will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 22, 2015. With Neil Patrick Harris hosting (finally!), it should be quite the show!

A list of the eligible films follows:

A
About Last Night
Abuse Of Weakness
Addicted
Age Of Uprising: The Legend Of Michael Kohlhaas
Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
The Amazing Catfish
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
American Revolutionary: The Evolution Of Grace Lee Boggs
American Sniper
Anita
Annabelle
Annie
Antarctica: A Year On Ice
Archaeology Of A Woman
Are You Here
As Above/So Below
At Middleton
Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?
Audrey
Awakened

B
Bad Words
Barefoot
Bears
Begin Again
Belle
The Best Of Me
The Better Angels
Better Living Through Chemistry
Beyond The Lights
Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain
Bicycling With Molière
Big Eyes
Big Hero 6
Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance)
Black Or White
Blended
Blood Ties
The Blue Room
Blue Ruin
The Book Of Life
Born To Fly: Elizabeth Streb Vs. Gravity
The Boxtrolls
Boyhood
Brick Mansions
Bridge And Tunnel
Brush With Danger
By The Gun

C
Cake
Calvary
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
The Case Against 8
Cesar Chavez
Cheatin’
Chef
Christmas Ride
The Circle
Citizenfour
Closed Curtain
Conducta
Copenhagen

D
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
Dear White People
Deliver Us From Evil
Devil’s Due
The Devil’s Hand
Devil’s Knot
Dhag
Difret
The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them
Divergent
Dolphin Tale 2
Dom Hemingway
The Double
Dracula Untold
Draft Day
The Drop
Dumb And Dumber To

E
Earth To Echo
Edge Of Tomorrow
Elsa & Fred
The Empty Hours
Endless Love
The Equalizer
Exodus: Gods And Kings
The Expendables 3

F
The Face Of Love
Fading Gigolo
The Fault In Our Stars
Fed Up
Finding Vivian Maier
A Five Star Life
Force Majeure
Fort Bliss
Foxcatcher
Frank
Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
Freezer
The Frontier
Fury

G
The Gambler
Garnet’s Gold
The German Doctor
Get On Up
Giovanni’s Island
Girl On A Bicycle
The Giver
Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me
God Help The Girl
God’s Pocket
Godzilla
Gone Girl
The Good Lie
Goodbye World
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Great Flood
The Great Invisible
The Green Prince
Greencard Warriors
Guardians Of The Galaxy
The Guest

H
Happy Valley
A Haunted House 2
Heaven Is For Real
Hector And The Search For Happiness
Henry & Me
Hercules
The Hero Of Color City
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies
The Homesman
The Hornet’s Nest
Horns
Horrible Bosses 2
Hot Guys With Guns
How To Train Your Dragon 2
Human Capital
The Humbling
The Hundred-Foot Journey
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

I
I, Frankenstein
I Origins
Ida
If I Stay
The Imitation Game
The Immigrant
In Fear
In Secret
In The Blood
Inherent Vice
Interstellar
The Interview
Into The Storm
Into The Woods
Ivory Tower

J
Jack And The Cuckoo-Clock Heart
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Jal
Jersey Boys
Jimi: All Is By My Side
Jodorowsky’s Dune
Joe
John Wick
The Judge

K
Kapus Kondyachi Goshta (Unending Story)
Keep On Keepin’ On
Kill The Messenger
Kochadaiiyaan
Kurmanjan Datka Queen Of The Mountains

L
Land Ho!
The Last Of Robin Hood
Le Week-End
The Legend Of Hercules
Legends Of Oz: Dorothy’s Return
The Lego Movie
Let’s Be Cops
Leviathan
The Liberator
Life Inside Out
Life Itself
Life Of An Actress The Musical
Life Of Crime
Lilting
Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed
Locke
Love Is Strange
Low Down
Lucy
The Lunchbox

M
Magic In The Moonlight
Maleficent
The Maze Runner
Men, Women & Children
Merchants Of Doubt
Million Dollar Arm
A Million Ways To Die In The West
Minugurulu
Minuscule – Valley Of The Lost Ants
Miss Julie
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Mr. Turner
Mommy
Moms’ Night Out
The Monuments Men
A Most Violent Year
A Most Wanted Man
Muppets Most Wanted
Murder 101
My Old Lady

N
Need For Speed
Neighbors
Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb
Night Moves
Nightcrawler
No God, No Master
No Good Deed
Noah
Non-Stop
The November Man
The Nut Job

O
Obvious Child
Occupy The Farm
Oculus
On The Other Side Of The Tracks
100 Days
The One I Love
The One I Wrote For You
Only Lovers Left Alive
The Other Woman
Ouija

P
Paddington
Palo Alto
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
Penguins Of Madagascar
The Pirate Fairy
Planes: Fire & Rescue
The Playback Singer
Pompeii
The Possession Of Michael King
Pride
The Purge: Anarchy

Q
The Quiet Ones

R
The Raid 2
The Railway Man
Reach Me
Red Army
Refuge
The Remaining
Return To Nuke ‘Em High Volume 1
Ride Along
Rio 2
Rob The Mob
Robocop
Rocks In My Pockets
Rosewater
The Rover
Rudderless

S
Sabotage
St. Vincent
The Salt Of The Earth
Selma
Sex Tape
The Signal
Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks
The Skeleton Twins
A Small Section Of The World
Small Time
Snowpiercer
The Song
Song Of The Sea
Special
Stalingrad
Step Up All In
Still Alice
Stranger By The Lake
#Stuck
Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon
Surkhaab
Sweeping Forward

T
The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya
Tammy
Tasting Menu
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
That Awkward Moment
The Theory Of Everything
Think Like A Man Too
Third Person
This Is Where I Leave You
3 Days To Kill
300: Rise Of An Empire
Top Five
Tracks
Transcendence
Transformers: Age Of Extinction
The Trip To Italy
Tusk
22 Jump Street
Two Days, One Night
The Two Faces Of January
Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club

U
Unbroken
Under The Electric Sky
Under The Skin

V
Vampire Academy
Veronica Mars
Virunga
Visitors

W
A Walk Among The Tombstones
Walking With The Enemy
Watchers Of The Sky
The Way He Looks
We Are The Best!
We Are The Giant
Wetlands
When The Game Stands Tall
Whiplash
Wild
Wild Tales
Winter’s Tale
Wish I Was Here
Words And Pictures
Work Weather Wife

X
X-Men: Days Of Future Past

Y
Youngistaan
Yves Saint Laurent

Z

 

Thank you to The Gold Knight.com for compiling the list.

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Reminder List of the 282 Films Eligible for the Oscars 85th Academy Awards

Below is a list of the 282 films on the Academy’s Reminder List of films eligible for the 85th Academy Awards. The list ranges from Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter to Zero Dark Thirty.

 

These films, released in 2012, have passed the strict guidelines of the Academy to be eligible. For starters, feature films must open in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County by midnight, December 31, and begin a minimum run of seven consecutive days. Also, under Academy rules, a feature-length motion picture must have a running time of more than 40 minutes and must have been exhibited theatrically on 35mm or 70mm film, or in a qualifying digital format.

 

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Act Of Valor
Adventures In Zambezia
After The Wizard
Alex Cross
Already Famous
The Amazing Spider-Man
American Reunion
Amour
Anna Karenina
Any Day Now
The Apparition
Arbitrage
Argo
Atlas Shrugged Part II
Bachelorette
Barbara
Barrymore
Battleship
The Bay
Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Being Flynn
Bernie
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Big Miracle
Blue Collar Boys
Blue Like Jazz
Bonsai
Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story
The Bourne Legacy
Branded
Brave
Brooklyn Brothers Beat The Best
Brooklyn Castle
Bully
Butter
The Cabin In The Woods
California Solo
The Campaign
Carmen G
Casa De Mi Padre
Celeste And Jesse Forever
Chasing Ice
Chasing Mavericks
Chernobyl Diaries
Chicken With Plums
Children Who Chase Lost Voices
Chimpanzee
Chronicle
Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away
Cloud Atlas
The Cold Light Of Day
Color Of Sky
Compliance
Contraband
Crazy Eyes
Crooked Arrows
Crossroad
Damsels In Distress
The Dark Knight Rises
Dark Shadows
Darling Companion
Deadfall
Death By China
The Deep Blue Sea
Delhi Safari
Detachment
The Details
The Devil Inside
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Dog Days
The Dictator
Django Unchained
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
Downtown Express
Dredd 3D
End Of Watch
Ethel
The Expendables 2
The Eye Of The Storm
Fame High
Farewell, My Queen
The First Time
The Five-Year Engagement
Flight
For A Good Time, Call…
For Greater Glory: The True Story Of Cristiada
For The Love Of Money
Francine
Frankenweenie
Friends With Kids
From Up On Poppy Hill
Fun Size
The Gatekeepers
Ghost Rider Spirit Of Vengeance
Ginger & Rosa
The Girl
Girl In Progress
Gone
The Good Doctor
The Grey
The Guilt Trip
Halloween Party
Haywire
Here
Here Comes The Boom
Hey Krishna
Hidden Moon
Hit & Run
Hitchcock
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Holy Motors
Home Minister
Hope Springs
Hotel Transylvania
Hou De Jarasa Ushir
House At The End Of The Street
The Hunger Games
Hyde Park On Hudson
Hysteria
Ice Age Continental Drift
The Impossible
The Imposter
In The Family
The Intouchables
Jack Reacher
Jeff, Who Lives At Home
John Carter
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
Joyful Noise
Just 45 Minutes From Broadway
Katy Perry: Part Of Me
Keep The Lights On
Killer Joe
Killing Them Softly
Last Call At The Oasis
A Late Quartet
Lawless
Lay The Favorite
Least Among Saints
Les Miserables
A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story Of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman
Life Of Pi
Lincoln
Little Birds
Lola Versus
The Loneliest Planet
Looper
Losing Control
The Lucky One
LUV
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
Magic Mike
The Magic Of Belle Isle
Man On A Ledge
The Man With The Iron Fists
Manila Skies
Marvel’s The Avengers
The Master
Men In Black 3
Middle Of Nowhere
Mighty Fine
Mirror Mirror
Moonrise Kingdom
The Mystical Laws
Neil Young Journeys
Nobody Walks
North Sea Texas
Not Fade Away
The Odd Life Of Timothy Green
On The Road
One For The Money
The Oranges
Oslo, August 31st
The Painting
The Paperboy
Paranormal Activity 4
Paranorman
The Pardon
Parental Guidance
Paul Williams Still Alive
People Like Us
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
Piranha 3DD
The Pirates! Band Of Misfits
Pitch Perfect
The Possession
Premium Rush
Project X
Prometheus
Promised Land
Quartet
The Rabbi’s Cat
The Raid: Redemption
The Raven
Red Tails
Re:Generation
Resident Evil: Retribution
Return
Rise Of The Guardians
Robot & Frank
Rock Of Ages
A Royal Affair
Ruby Sparks
Rust And Bone
Safe
Safe House
Safety Not Guaranteed
Saint Dracula
Salmon Fishing In The Yemen
Samsara
Savages
Saving Grace B. Jones
Scrooge & Marley
Searching For Sugar Man
Secret Of The Wings
Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World
The Sessions
Seven Psychopaths
17 Girls
Side By Side
Silver Linings Playbook
Sinister
Sister
Skyfall
Sleepwalk With Me
Smashed
The Snitch Cartel
Snow White And The Huntsman
Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap
Sparkle
Stand Up Guys
Starlet
Step Up Revolution
Struck By Lightning
Take This Waltz
Taken 2
Ted
10 Years
That’s My Boy
Thin Ice
Think Like A Man
30 Beats
This Is 40
This Means War
This Must Be The Place
A Thousand Words
360
The Three Stooges
To Rome With Love
Tonight You’re Mine
Total Recall
Trashed
Trouble With The Curve
The Trouble With The Truth
21 Jump Street
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
2 Days In New York
Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds
Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection
Underworld Awakening
Unforgivable
Union Square
Until They Are Home
Virginia
The Vow
Waiting For Lightning
Walter & Tandoori’s Xmas
Wanderlust
War Of The Buttons
War Of The Worlds The True Story
The Watch
West Of Memphis
What To Expect When You’re Expecting
Where Do We Go Now
Won’t Back Down
The Words
Wrath Of The Titans
Wreck-It Ralph
Your Sister’s Sister
Zarafa
Zero Dark Thirty

 

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. PST. This is highly unusual, as the nominations have been revealed on Tuesdays for as far back as I can remember.

The Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013 and be broadcast on the ABC television Network. This year’s telecast will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane of Family Guy fame (and this year’s Oscar eligible film, Ted).

Thank you to oscarchallenge2013.wordpress.com/ for compiling the list.

 

Walt D in LV

 

(this post originally appeared at: http://blog.whatswhatwithwalt.com/2012/12/15/reminder-list-of-the-282-films-eligible-for-the-oscars-85th-academy-awards.aspx)

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First Fast Food Hamburger Joint

So, mind a wandering, which Fast Food hamburger restaurant was started first in the United States?

Specifically, one that is relatively nationwide, and still around?

 

Via Wikipedia*, the following list was compiled, by me, and sorted by date:

 

Restaurant Year

McDonald’s 1940

Dairy Queen 1940

Carl’s Jr 1941

Tommy Burger 1946

In and Out Burger 1948

Jack in the Box 1951

Fatburger 1952

Burger King 1953

Hardee’s 1960

Taco Bell 1962

Arby’s 1964

Del Taco 1964

Wendy’s 1969

Red Robin 1969

Naugles 1970

 

 

* I understand Wikipedia is able to be changed by ANYone, heck, I’ve changed it myself (see here). So yes, I take it with a grain of salt. However, it’s quick and easy, and if there is anything to dispute here, please comment and let me know.

 

Walt D in LV

 

(originally posted at: http://blog.whatswhatwithwalt.com/2011/03/16/first-fast-food-hamburger-joint.aspx)

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Hello Again

(yes, a definite homage to the music group, The Cars, 1984)

Welcome to What’s What With Walt!
This column has been in various incarnations since 1983. It is designed to give you an insight to my brain. My mind exposed for the benefit of no one, save for me. Read with caution!

It was once told to me by a therapist, that writing your thoughts down helps you deal with issues, especially that of “closure” in regards to the death of loved ones. Documenting dreams, and other such issues is beneficial as well.

So, here I am. I haven’t kept a thought diary in many years. The last time, my wife came across it, and despite all disclaimers, as stated here, she got upset. Well, I implore you. If you, dear reader, are going to be upset, offended, or otherwise negatively impacted by my musings, STOP READING NOW!

I guarantee I will shock. I guarantee I will amuse. I also guarantee I won’t charge you money (although a click on the donation button sure would be nice

So, there you have it:
My blog. My thoughts. You’re welcome to comment. In fact, I encourage it. However, if I’m here by myself, that’s okay, too. As you’ll soon find out, I believe myself to be a loner, so I’m totally okay if you don’t speak up.

Read on, if you dare…
(whooo, spooky!)

 

Walt D in LV

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(originally posted at: http://blog.whatswhatwithwalt.com/2011/01/01/hello-again.aspx)