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The Campaign Review

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American Politics: Uncut

Jay Roach’s latest comedy is billed as a hilarious satire of American politics, but is in reality another lazy product of contemporary Hollywood. With their leading comedy stars, Will Ferrell and Zack Galifianakis, at the helm of a wafer-thin narrative, The Campaign is more concerned with being a saleable commodity that takes audiences’ money rather than entertaining them.

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The Oscars: An Evening of Awards and Comedy

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Oscars Guy: A critical look at Seth Macfarlane as the choice to host the 85th Academy Awards.

Recently Oscars host Seth MacFarlane took to the stage alongside Hollywood starlet Emma Stone to reveal the nominations for the fast-approaching 85th Academy Awards. MacFarlane is the first host of the prestigious ceremony to also reveal the nominees since Charlton Heston in 1972. Using the opportunity as a dry run for ceremony night the comedy writer abandoned the traditionally serious approach of merely reading from a list and instead opted for announcing the nominations with a sense of humour. While no one is discouraging a refreshing approach, many commentators were left dismayed by his attitude, annoyed by the “personal attacks” within his material and debating whether he would be a good Oscars host at all.

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