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Movie Review: Into the Woods

You either like musical movies, or you don’t. With a few exceptions (All That Jazz, Singin’ in the Rain, South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut), I don’t. Within the sub-genre of musical-lovers, it has been my experience that you either love the work of Stephen Sondheim or you are obsessed with the work of Stephen Continue reading

Movie Review: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies HFR 3D Cinemark XD

Taken with the original Lord of the Rings trilogy, the three Hobbit movies are a staggering achievement. They manage to be true to the spirit of J.R.R. Tolkien’s rich, mythological fantasy world of Middle Earth, while also giving way to the grotequeries, humor and unbridled capaciousness of imagination evident in the non-Tolkien work by writer/director Continue reading

Your Wednesday Links: 70mm is Hard Work Edition

Most of these links come from the @makingthemovie Twitter stream. If you’d like to see them as they come, follow us on Twitter. FilmDrunk: An IMAX Projectionist Shows What It’s Like Preparing A Massive 70 MM Print Of ‘Interstellar’ Movie Title Typos – Cartoonist Austin D. Light brings a Reddit thread on mis-spelled movies and Continue reading

Movie Review: Nightcrawler

Now that the bright light of summer has receded, the worthy films are slinking out from their dark holes. From the slick surfaces of Gone Girl to the virtuosic staging of Birdman. And joining them is the creepiest dark hole dweller: Nightcrawler. ‘Nightcrawler’ is slang for independent news gatherers who listen to police scanners and Continue reading

Your Wednesday Links: The Coming Superhero Surplus

Most of these links come from the @makingthemovie Twitter stream. If you’d like to see them as they come, follow us on Twitter. ScreenRant: Over 40 DC & Marvel Movies Will Hit Theaters In The Next 6 Years – Is there any scenario where the public doesn’t burn out on superhero movies? Already the Spiderman Continue reading

Award-winning Short “Flesh Computer” Now Online

“Flesh Computer” — the weird and amazing sci-fi short we profiled earlier — is wrapping up its festival run and is now available to view on Vimeo. In honor of the web premiere, I asked writer and director Ethan Shaftel to give us an update on how the film fared fest-wise, and what he’s learned… Continue reading

Movie Reviews: Birdman and Gone Girl

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Birdman is my favorite film of the year so far. Right out of the gate, it is 100% manic energy. The gunfire bursts of drumming mixed with the half-cocked sneers at Hollywood, Broadway, and the whole enterprise of entertainment hooked me immediately. Sure, the masterful use of “seamless” Continue reading

Your Wednesday Links: Went Girl

Most of these links come from the @makingthemovie Twitter stream. If you’d like to see them as they come, follow us on Twitter. Rolling Stone: ‘Gone Girl’ Author Gillian Flynn: ‘I Killed My Darlings’ – It sounds like the film was a rather faithful adaptation. Except that the book was less misogynist, because you could Continue reading

Movie Review: Believe Me

Believe Me is a sharp, thoughtful film about a group of college students who start a fraudulent ministry. When Sam (Alex Russell) sees how willingly Christian congregations will part with their money, he devises a fake charity and recruits his three frat brothers, Pierce (Miles Fisher), Tyler (Sinqua Wallace) and Baker (Max Adler). There is Continue reading

Your Weekend Viewing: The Ocean Brothers

Some nicely-done underwater photography. No VFX needed. [via CPN] UPDATED 8 Oct 2014 with new YouTube link. (Original Vimeo link pulled down.)

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