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  • COPPOLA’S DRACULA: A Theatrical Illusion by Justin Neal

    COPPOLA’S DRACULA: A Theatrical Illusion by Justin Neal

    By the end of the 1980’s, American Zoetrope, the San Francisco-based production company started by Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas, was in dire financial straights. The huge box-office disappointment of his musical One from the Heart in 1982 began a string of poorly performing features (Peggy Sue Got Married being the lone exception) that left the independent “studio” in a position to either start making financial successes, or close shop. To save his company, Coppola went “back to the […]

  • What to expect from The Wachowskis Jupiter Ascending

    What to expect from The Wachowskis Jupiter Ascending

    Wachowski Brothers! Wachowski Brothers! Wachowski Brothers! Lana and Andy Wachoski are back at it with their newest release, Jupiter Ascending. It stars Channing Tatum (how’d they get him to wear those ears), Mila Kunis and Eddie Redmayne, who just received an Oscar nod for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. It marks the first time the Wachowski Brothers have filmed one of their original screenplays since releasing The Matrix in 1999. So, let me take a moment to talk […]

  • Birdman: A Review by Justin Neal

    Birdman: A Review by Justin Neal

    My two favorite cinematographers are nominated for an Academy Award this year – Roger Deakins for “Unbroken,” and Emmanuel Lubezki (more commonly known as “Chivo,” which means goat) for “Birdman”, directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu. I’ve been a Roger Deakins fan since “The Shawshank Redemption” in 1994, but in recent years I’ve been even more impressed by Chivo and what he is accomplishing using the craft of cameras, lighting, and lenses. His work with director Alfonso Cuaron is especially impressive […]

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  • Project Almanac

    Project Almanac

      Don’t we all wish we could go back in time and change some event in our lives? It’s a fantasy as old as mankind and many have speculated, spoken of, written or filmed contrasting versions of time travel. The list of literature and cinema debating the effects of time travel is too numerous to list here but it’s safe to say, it’s a genre that is here to stay. Growing up as a nerdy teenager in the 80’s, the […]

  • The Wedding Ringer

    The Wedding Ringer

      A couple of months ago, I was making the 9 hour trip back to Georgia after visiting Florida. Not content with the many, many Christian music stations that kept popping up on the radio, we tried finding something new to listen to. Maya brought out her iPhone and introduced me to Pandora, where we found all these comedy stations and I thought that was a pretty good idea. After going over several stations including Jim Gaffigan, Steve Harvey, The Blue […]

  • Selma

    Selma

      Quick, think of an important historical personality. Now ask yourself, “Does that person deserve a movie made about their life?” For anyone who thought of Dr Martin Luther King, then join me in congratulating Hollywood for final making a movie worthy of this mans legacy. Sure, there have been numerous tv specials, documentaries and small movie parts about Dr King but this is the first time Hollywood has made a big budget feature that was specifically made about Martin […]

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  • Rabbit and Deer: A Film by Péter Vácz

    Rabbit and Deer: A Film by Péter Vácz

    I found this remarkable animation short on Vimeo the other day. They say a picture is worth a thousand words so I won’t bore you with a bunch of small talk. I have a funny feeling we’ll be hearing from this talented artist sometime soon.   Rabbit and Deer CREDITS: Writer Director and Designer: Péter Vácz Co-Director and Animator: Attila Bertóti Edited by: Judit Czakó Original music & Sound Design by: Máté Hámori Ending song ‘Listen’ by: Mahdi Khene Photography: […]

  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    On Wednesday December 17, Peter Jackson releases the final installment of his Hobbit trilogy in the US, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. It’s been quite a journey for Jackson, starting way back in 2001 with The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and the four films that followed. I know that Jackson was hesitant to direct the Hobbit series but honestly, who else could have made these movies, especially after the worldwide success of The […]

  • Workaholics Season 5 NSFW Trailer

    Workaholics Season 5 NSFW Trailer

    I ain’t gonna lie, I thought Workaholics on Comedy Central fell off a bit but after looking at this new trailer, Blake, Adam and Anders (don’t forget about Kyle) look like they are coming strong for a season 5.   Don’t look at this video at work, it might get you FIRED!

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