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Ryan Lootens Wins The First Annual QuadCities.com Oscar Contest!

May 16th, 2021
Ryan Lootens Wins The First Annual QuadCities.com Oscar Contest!

Ryan Lootens, local educator and one of the hosts and panelists with NPR and The Front Row Network, is the winner of our first annual Oscar contest! Ryan wins with a solid score of 17 out of 23 correct picks. Lootens was one of the few who hinted at a Anthony Hopkins surprise upset weeks before the Academy Awards. Ryan wins a free, delicious pizza from Harris Pizza for his accurate prognostications! Thank you to everyone for entering the contest, and come back next year for an even BIGGER  AND BETTER SECOND ANNUAL QUADCITIES.COM OSCAR CONTEST!    Read More

See Best Picture Oscar Nominees at Cinemark in Davenport Through Sunday

April 20th, 2021
See Best Picture Oscar Nominees at Cinemark in Davenport Through Sunday

You can see all the Best Picture Oscar nominees – and some of the films nominated for Best Shorts – this week at the Davenport Cinemark multiplex (3601 E. 53rd St.), for a discounted price. The nationwide movie-theater chain is offering its annual Oscar Movie Week in partnership with Focus Features. Tickets are now on sale now at Cinemark.com or on the Cinemark app. Face masks are required in all theaters. “Cinemark is thrilled to be giving the big screen treatment to the past year’s best films and to bring back one of our most popular programs of the year with our annual Oscar Movie... Read More

BREAKING: Documentary Scored by Ambrose Composer Earns 2021 Oscar Nomination

March 15th, 2021
BREAKING: Documentary Scored by Ambrose Composer Earns 2021 Oscar Nomination

BREAKING NEWS: St. Ambrose University music professor Bill Campbell awoke to some great news Monday morning. The 2020 documentary for which he wrote music, “Hunger Ward,” is among five 93rd-annual Academy Award nominees for Best Documentary, Short Subject. Campbell was among the film crew that attended the 91st-annual Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles, in February 2019, when the second film in the refugee trilogy, “Lifeboat” (2018), was nominated in the same category. “The movies that are nominated for the Documentary Short are really — all of them – absolutely amazing films,”... Read More

Urban Exposure to Showcase Female Filmmakers on Facebook March 15 and 22

March 15th, 2021
Urban Exposure to Showcase Female Filmmakers on Facebook March 15 and 22

In honor of Women’s History Month, Urban Exposure Independent Film Project and Azubuike Arts is screening eight short films written and directed by the summer program’s young women. The festival will be streamed for free on Facebook on Monday, March 15 and 22 at 6 p.m. Each screening will be followed by a conversation between the first-time filmmakers, host Gaye Shannon Burnett (president of Azubuike African American Council for the Arts), and a special guest independent filmmaker. An online interactive Q&A will follow the short films with the Facebook Live audience. “This is first time... Read More

St. Ambrose Music Professor Looks Back on 2019 Oscar Night, Considers A 2021 Nomination

February 24th, 2021
St. Ambrose Music Professor Looks Back on 2019 Oscar Night, Considers A 2021 Nomination

Bill Campbell attended the 91st-annual Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles exactly two years ago, Feb. 24, 2019. And he may be part of another Oscar nominee this spring. “It was quite an amazing experience to be part of it,” he said of the 2019 event Wednesday. “Throughout the whole day and night, I kept reminding myself, I’m here because I wrote music for a film that’s all about trying to help people. And that felt good. “It did feel a little bit odd being there and celebrating it, but we worked hard for it and that was good,” Campbell said. “It was really... Read More

Khalil’s Christmas Special Is The Holiday Special YOU NEED This Weekend.

December 18th, 2020
Khalil's Christmas Special Is The Holiday Special YOU NEED This Weekend.

It’s been a rough year, honchos. So, damn it, you OWE IT to yourself to check out Khalil’s Christmas Special, sponsored by QuadCities.com. Yes. You OWE it to yourself. Khalil’s Covid Christmas Special premieres December 20, and will be a Christmas Special for the ages! Join your hosts, Khalil Hacker and Tristan Tapscott as they wrap up this dumpster fire year the only way they know how… with a Christmas special! Filled with surprise guest stars, a fruit cake eating contest and many laughs! Shot safely in the beautiful Renwick Mansion of Davenport Iowa! Sit back, poor some... Read More

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Lost Its Critics In A Flash

February 24th, 2019
‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Lost Its Critics In A Flash

There were few Best Picture nominees at the Oscars this year more divisive than the Queen biography, “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Critics, fans of the band and people who like to get irritated on social media were brutally torn up over the film, with several of them calling it “problematic.” I couldn’t agree with you more. Having seen “Bohemian Rhapsody,” I likewise found myself offended. I likewise found it very, very problematic. Predominantly for one reason. One main reason. That main reason? THEY DIDN’T INCLUDE ANYTHING ABOUT THE SONG “FLASH” FROM THE MOVIE “FLASH GORDON” IN... Read More

Who Will Oscar Smile At This Weekend? Will Q-C Boys Win Gold?

February 24th, 2019
Who Will Oscar Smile At This Weekend? Will Q-C Boys Win Gold?

Could two Quad-Citians bring home an Oscar to Bettendorf? This Sunday, the 91st annual Academy Awards will begin in Los Angeles at 7 p.m. CST, and “A Quiet Place,” written by Quad-Citians Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, was nominated in the sound editing category. Unfortunately, despite a Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Award nom, Beck and Woods weren’t nominated in the Best Original Screenplay category, and “Place” lead Emily Blunt was snubbed for an actress pick despite some buzz. The biggest surprises among the nominees were “Black Panther,” which became the first Marvel film to... Read More

Who Will Win? Oscars Include Nom For Q-C Filmmakers Beck And Woods

January 22nd, 2019
Who Will Win? Oscars Include Nom For Q-C Filmmakers Beck And Woods

“A Quiet Place,” written by Quad-Citians Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, was nominated in the sound editing category for the 91st Academy Awards, which announced their noms this morning. Unfortunately, despite a Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Award nom, Beck and Woods weren’t nominated in the Best Original Screenplay category, and “Place” lead Emily Blunt was snubbed for an actress pick despite some buzz. The biggest surprises among the nominees were “Black Panther,” which became the first Marvel film to be nominated for Best Picture, although it was certainly deserved. In addition... Read More

And The Oscars Will Go To…

March 4th, 2018
And The Oscars Will Go To…

Sunday night, the Academy Awards will be given out in Los Angeles as millions watch from their homes. And the Oscars will go to…   Best Picture: “Call Me by Your Name” “Darkest Hour” “Dunkirk” “Get Out” “Lady Bird” “Phantom Thread” “The Post” “The Shape of Water” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”   I think we are going to be surprised when the coveted “Three Billboards” and “The Shape of Water” get La-La-Landed on Sunday night. “Get Out” is the one that really hits this year and deals with all the right issues in all the right... Read More