What We Learned From MTV Movie Awards

What We Learned From MTV Movie Awards

Posted on 14. Apr, 2014 by .

Imagine you’re a 21 year old senior cinema major at USC (school of cinematic arts).  And you’re trying to break into the film industry without having to date David Geffen or Barry Diller. But you want your full length student film watched by the masses; preferably the masses that has a greater number (and spends a great […]

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When Wide Bodies Can’t Ride on Wide Body Planes

When Wide Bodies Can’t Ride on Wide Body Planes

Posted on 08. Apr, 2014 by .

  Quinton Aaron of “The Blind Side” was blind-sided by US Airways after the airline noted that his 550lb. wideness was taking up too much room on a plane and was told to prematurely abort his flight to Rochester, NY.  In other words: “You’re too fat to fly, guy!” We all know this “don’t-dare-sit-next-to-me-horror-movie-like” experience: You’re […]

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Indie Film Review: DIFFERENT DRUM

Indie Film Review: DIFFERENT DRUM

Posted on 28. Mar, 2014 by .

  This week we streamed an unusually interesting film that grew on us and kept us watching. Different Drum is a charming little film. And by little, we mean very indie, with a shoestring production budget under $10k, home grown, with local talent. Tod and Lydia (played by newbies, Zach Zint and Isabella DeVoy) deal […]

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RICHARD LINKLATER’S BOYHOOD TO HIT U.S. THEATERS IN JULY

RICHARD LINKLATER’S BOYHOOD TO HIT U.S. THEATERS IN JULY

Posted on 27. Mar, 2014 by .

IFC Films announced today that Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD will open in US theaters on July 11. Scripted by Linklater, the film stars Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette and Lorelei Linklater. BOYHOOD premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, and won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival. Shot […]

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BNH View: Will “Surviving Jack” Survive on TV?

BNH View: Will “Surviving Jack” Survive on TV?

Posted on 21. Mar, 2014 by .

At first glance of the first few episodes’ synopsis, the answer looks to be yes. Here’s our Brave New Hollywood view. Primetime Leading Man, Christopher Meloni! Not only does “Surviving Jack” boast likable and watchable stars (including Christopher “Law and Order” Meloni – who Eonline called “the best butt on primetime”—who was his competition for that “honor?”), […]

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Sarah Gadon Conquers The World

Sarah Gadon Conquers The World

Posted on 13. Mar, 2014 by .

Enemy, the latest cinematic pairing of director, Denis Villeneuve, and his Prisoners leading man, Jake Gyllenhaal, is anything but your average Hollywood fare. Filled with ominous foreshadowing, creepy imagery (hello tarantulas!) and a plot that laughs in the face of linear storytelling, this tale of dueling doppelgangers unfolds instead like a fever dream, luring the […]

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Remaking West Side Story! Why?

Remaking West Side Story! Why?

Posted on 08. Mar, 2014 by .

Remaking a movie is like this old joke: dating your wife after you divorced her is like drinking curdled milk, putting it in the refrigerator and thinking that it will once again leave a good taste in your mouth. Here’s something that could be also be seen as tasteless: The news out that Steven Spielberg […]

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The Dangers of Filming Dangerously

The Dangers of Filming Dangerously

Posted on 27. Feb, 2014 by .

In an all too- stark reminder of how dangerous making a film can be, Sarah Elizabeth Jones, 27, a native of West Columbia, SC, died while working as a camera assistant on “Midnight Rider,” a film based on the life of R&R singer Gregg Allman (starring William Hurt as the Allman Brothers singer in his […]

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