It’s a holiday weekend, the perfect time for getting caught up on some of those films on your “to watch” list or cluttering up your queue. How did you end up in this situation to start? How did this list of films get so long, and why is there a need, or in some cases…

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For those of you who tuned in to listen to our Film Board chat about The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, you know that 2/3 of those that saw it in 3D HFR REALLY struggled with the 48fps HFR.  It seems to be split, but I’m hearing from more and more people that had a hard…

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Franchises have moved beyond being a string of sequels. The term “cinematic universe” has recently come into popular usage to describe a series of films and other media that are set within a singular universe. In this universe the events in one film are related to, have an impact on, or are influenced by, events…

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Back in July I briefly touched on the film The Fountain as part of my discussion of films that aren’t successful, but nonetheless develop devoted fans. I stated that “Some of these films find their audience due to an alternate understanding or interpretation of the film, either as an allegory or symbolic representation that the…

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The Godfather is the I-ching. The Godfather is the sum of all wisdom. The Godfather is the answer to any question. What should I pack for my summer vacation? “Leave the gun, take the cannoli.” What day of the week is it? “Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Wednesday.”

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Young Adult Literature publishers and Hollywood are always on the lookout for the next big thing. That one property that spreads like wildfire and consumes everything – think Harry Potter, Twilight, or The Hunger Games. Unfortunately for every success there are always a plethora of wanna-be projects relegated to used bookstores and the $5 dvd…

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In 2006, Leone Marucci and Q’orianka Kilcher launched an ambitious project to involve the commons in the production of a Hollywood feature. This year, the result is hitting theaters. Check out the trailer to The Power of Few with Christopher Walken and Christian Slater below, and then head over to IndiWire for background on the…

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You’re scanning through radio stations, listening to Pandora or one of your playlists and a song comes on that instantly transports you back to a scene in a movie. You’re digging through your CD collection and you come across the soundtrack for a film you haven’t seen in years and realize you listen to the…

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Tons of great trailers have come out this week.  Have a few minutes?  Catch up with these great looking films, coming soon to a theatre near you! The Girl – Abbie Cornish as a mother who, after losing her job then her own child to foster care, finds a new career smuggling Mexicans into the…

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The trailer for Terrence Malick’s new film, To the Wonder, just made its debut this morning and, despite it sounding like any other standard Hollywood love triangle romantic drama — “a man torn between a woman who has moved to the US to be with him and an old flame” — it’s sure to be another mindbender…

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