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  • Elizabeth Wood, Director Of The Controversial Film “White Girl,” Sits Down With Cast Members To Discuss The Film

    Elizabeth Wood, Director Of The Controversial Film “White Girl,” Sits Down With Cast Members To Discuss The Film

    April 27, 2016 — Writer/director Elizabeth Wood sat down for an interview with some of the  cast members of White Girl, the controversial drama  which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Festival.She, Morgan Saylor, Justin Bartha and Brian “Sene” Marc discussed the move which has generated so much discussion.Wood, who had previously mentioned that parts of the script are autobiographical, stated: “It is inspired by real life, but any time you tell a story you decide when it begins and when it […]

  • For The Armchair Traveler Who Delights In The Beauties Of Nature

    For The Armchair Traveler Who Delights In The Beauties Of Nature

    April 26, 2016 — There is so little of the natural world left that has not been remade, altered or damaged by human contact. Sometimes it feels as if the only way to experience nature in its truly natural state requires more travel and trekking than many of us can manage. The Untouched Planet (season 1) takes you to many of the most unspoiled places left on earth. Watch scenic wonders, untouched plant life, fabulous creatures and staggering formations as Mother […]

  • “The Last Man On The Moon” Is Available Today On Blu-Ray And DVD

    “The Last Man On The Moon” Is Available Today On Blu-Ray And DVD

    April 26, 2016 —  “…this is Gene, and I’m on the surface; and, as I take man’s last step from the surface, back home for some time to come – but we believe not too long into the future – I’d like to just (say) what I believe history will record. That America’s challenge of today has forged man’s destiny of tomorrow. And, as we leave the Moon at Taurus–Littrow, we leave as we came and, God willing, as we shall […]

  • The “Star Wars” Documentary “Elstree 1976” Hits Theaters On May 6

    The “Star Wars” Documentary “Elstree 1976” Hits Theaters On May 6

    April 25, 2016 — It is doubtful that anyone connected to the original Star Wars movie back in 1976 imagined that every memory, every story, every piece of memorabilia from those days would become so important.Certainly not the extras who found themselves in Elstree Studio, taking direction from the then-unknown George Lucas. Nor were they likely to think that appearing in the film — particularly underneath extravagant costumes and masks that made them unrecognizable — would be a game changer […]

  • April 23 was the 400th Anniversary Of The Death Of William Shakespeare

    April 23 was the 400th Anniversary Of The Death Of William Shakespeare

    April 25, 2016 — William Shakespeare was born and died on April 23.Or so legend has it. For one of the most famous men in history, remarkably little is known about Shakespeare’s life. There are questions about the actual dates of his life, his religion, his private life, the women he loved (or were they men?) and whether he is even responsible for the output of plays and verses that have made him the most famous writer who ever lived.There […]

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  • FilmRise Acquires U.S Rights To “Reset,” Which Documents The Artistic Process Of Benjamin Millepied At The Paris Ballet Opera

    FilmRise Acquires U.S Rights To “Reset,” Which Documents The Artistic Process Of Benjamin Millepied At The Paris Ballet Opera

    April 22, 2016 — FilmRise has acquired the U.S. rights to Reset, the documentary that shows the creative process behind dancer/choreographer Benjamin Millepied‘s ballet Clear Loud Bright Forward.It was his first production as artistic director of the Paris Ballet Opera dance company, the oldest ballet company in the world. He had announced his intention to infuse the repertory of the company with a modernist sensibility and to shake up an institution noted more for its traditions than its adventurous spirit.The film documents the artistic process of […]

  • April 23rd Is The Birthday Of Shirley Temple

    April 23rd Is The Birthday Of Shirley Temple

    April 22, 2016 — Tomorrow, April 23, is the birthday of Shirley Temple, the greatest child star ever to grace the movies.As a child actor Shirley Temple, the adorable toddler, charmed an audience tired from the Depression and in need of a lift. She was born in 1928 and starred in a string of non-stop successes. Her movies kept 20th Century Fox solvent during the thirties and in 2002 a life-sized statue of the child star was erected on the Fox […]

  • “The New Yorker” Describes “The Witness” As “…A Magnificent Object Lesson In Cinema As An Art Of Ideas”

    “The New Yorker” Describes “The Witness” As “…A Magnificent Object Lesson In Cinema As An Art Of Ideas”

    April 20, 2016 —  The New Yorker Magazine agrees that The Witness is a remarkable movie.Kitty Genovese was raped and murdered in Kew Gardens, New York in 1964. The New York Times reported that 38 people heard or witnessed at least part of the crime and did nothing, allowing the murderer, Winston Moseley, to kill the young woman within feet of her apartment. According to The Times, despite her cries for help, no one even called the police. The story traveled all […]

  • Music Super Star Prince Has Died

    Music Super Star Prince Has Died

    April 21, 2016 — Prince has died at age 57.One of the most important influences in music for more than three decades, Prince (born Prince Rogers Nelson) died at his estate in  Paisley Park, in Chanhassen, Minnesota. No cause of death was given; the performer was known to have been battling the flu over the past weeks.Prince excelled as a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actor. A musical prodigy, he was extremely influential in multiple music fields: funk, rock, R&B and pop.He had numerous […]

  • It Is The 200th Birthday Of Charlotte Brontë

    It Is The 200th Birthday Of Charlotte Brontë

    April 21, 2016 —  If anyone had told Charlotte Brontë that she would be remembered 200 years after her birth, she would undoubtedly have been both shocked and skeptical.She is best known, of course, for her book, Jane Eyre, one of the most famous books in the English language. Although the Brontë family considered Branwell, the only son to reach adulthood, to be the talent of the family, all three of the surviving sisters — Charlotte, the eldest, Emily and Anne — produced works […]

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  • “Janis: Little Girl Blue,” Amy Berg’s Remarkable Documentary About Janis Joplin Is Available For Pre-Order On Blu-Ray Or DVD

    “Janis: Little Girl Blue,” Amy Berg’s Remarkable Documentary About Janis Joplin Is Available For Pre-Order On Blu-Ray Or DVD

    April 21, 2016 — Amy Berg’s acclaimed and powerful documentary about the life of Janis Joplin is available for pre-order on DVD and Blu-Ray.Held over all around the country, the remarkable Janis: Little Girl Blue has been praised by critics and viewers alike. Propelled by the intense and powerful stage presence of the one and only Joplin, the movie also uses Joplin’s own words — in the form of her letters home to her family — to reveal the mindset of […]

  • Today Is National Canadian Film Day

    Today Is National Canadian Film Day

    April 20, 2016 — Today is the day that Canada has chosen to celebrate its film industry.  Their website describes the day as “REEL CANADA’s annual day-long celebration of Canadian film, through screenings, events, panel discussions, and conversations (both on and offline) across the country. It’s a day to throw off the shackles of fear and insecurity, stand together with Canadians from coast to coast and pat ourselves on the back for something other than various ice-related sports and sports-related doughnut shops. […]

  • “Crazy About Tiffany’s” Available Today On DVD And Blu-Ray

    “Crazy About Tiffany’s” Available Today On DVD And Blu-Ray

    April 19, 2016 — Tiffany’s little blue box. Who wouldn’t be excited to get one?Weddings, anniversaries, occasions of all sorts — they wouldn’t be the same without Tiffany’s.Crazy About Tiffany’s is a loving look at the world-famous brand and how the company fascinated the world. Tiffany’s is easily one of the most recognizable names and trademarks of all time, symbolizing luxury, quality and glamor.In 1812, Charles Tiffany took a $1,000 loan from his father to start a small store with a friend. By […]

  • Four New Titles — “Perfect Obedience,” “The Wicked Woods,” “German Angst” And “3 Beauties” — Are Available Today On Blu-Ray and DVD

    Four New Titles — “Perfect Obedience,” “The Wicked Woods,” “German Angst” And “3 Beauties” — Are Available Today On Blu-Ray and DVD

    April 19, 2016 — These four great new titles are available today on DVD and Blu-Ray.3 Beauties (3 Bellezas) is a combination of black comedy, thriller and horror which centers around the Venezuelan obsession with beauty pageants and female beauty. It concerns a mother who will do absolutely anything to ensure that one of her daughters becomes a beauty queen. Seriously, anything. The film won Best Feature award at the Venezuelan Film Festival  in New York City. In Spanish with English subtitles.Perfect Obedience is […]

  • “National Bird” Exposes The Truth About America’s Drone Warfare Program

    “National Bird” Exposes The Truth About America’s Drone Warfare Program

    April 19, 2016 — Audiences gave a standing ovation to the documentary National Bird, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival over the weekend.The film, the first feature documentary written and directed by Sonia Kennebeck, uses the testimony of three whistle-blowers who have some penetrating, angry and disturbing words about the U.S. militarized drone program that is being used overseas.Far from being left-wing anti-war zealots, the three people interviewed were all former members of the military, who found themselves assigned to the drone […]

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  • “City Slacker” Is A Rom-Com With More Than Its Share Of Charm

    “City Slacker” Is A Rom-Com With More Than Its Share Of Charm

    April 18, 2016 — She’s successful, ambitious and she definitely wants to have it all. She just doesn’t want it all right now.City Slacker is a warm and engaging British rom-com (it was nominated for Best UK Feature at this year’s Raindance Film Festival) that has charm to spare.Career woman Amanda plans to have a significant career. She has every intention of having children — just not until she has established herself and made it up the corporate ladder. To that end, […]

  • “The Greasy Strangler” Continues To Invite Controversy

    “The Greasy Strangler” Continues To Invite Controversy

    April 18, 2016 — Twitchfilm.com caught up with the production team of The Greasy Strangler, and interviewed them about the film which is causing so much controversy.During the interview, they speak with Elijah Wood and Daniel Noah, both of whom acted as Producers, and Tim League, one of the Executive Producers.“Good God! Where to start in discussing Jim Hosking’s feature debut, The Greasy Strangler? Let’s try the plot. Um… Okay, The Greasy Strangler is about a father-son relationship: Big Ronnie and his […]

  • Watch An Early Version Of “The Jungle Book”

    Watch An Early Version Of “The Jungle Book”

    April 15, 2016 — In 1942, before there were dancing bears and singing panthers, the live-action movie of The Jungle Book was a major box office hit.Starring Sabu Dastagir (The Thief of Bagdad, Black Narcissus) as Mowgli, the child orphaned by a tiger attack and raised by wolves in the jungle, this live-action version of the classic Kipling stories was nominated for 4 Academy Awards®. It was produced and directed by the Korda brothers (Zoltan and Alexander), who were responsible for some of the greatest […]

  • A Kew Gardens Resident Describes The Infamous Story Of Kitty Genovese’s Death: “It’s Still Relevant Today. …It’s Not Just A Local Story, It’s A Global Story”

    A Kew Gardens Resident Describes The Infamous Story Of Kitty Genovese’s Death: “It’s Still Relevant Today. …It’s Not Just A Local Story, It’s A Global Story”

    April 15, 2016 — The neighborhood where Kitty Genovese was raped and stabbed to death in 1964 still feels the repercussions of that crime and The New York Times news article which made the crime so infamous.After the Times printed its follow-up story claiming that 37 of Kitty Genovese’s neighbors looked on and did nothing while she cried for help during a brutal attack, her murder became a symbol of all that was wrong with urban areas where no one […]

  • Watch A Trio Of Great British Ghost Stories

    Watch A Trio Of Great British Ghost Stories

    April 14, 2016 — Ever since Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol, ghosts and Christmas have been connected. Dickens would write 5 Christmas stories in all, and four of them were ghost stories.It’s a bit counterintuitive, this intermingling of Christmas cheer and scariness. But it is, by this time, also quite traditional.Between 1968 and 1978, BBC4 produced 9 ghost stories for the holiday season. Although they were very popular, the series, called Ghost Stories for Christmas, ended. It wasn’t until 2005 that they […]

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  • These People Helped Make The Original “Star Wars” A Worldwide Phenomenon — And You’ve Never Heard Of Most Of Them

    These People Helped Make The Original “Star Wars” A Worldwide Phenomenon — And You’ve Never Heard Of Most Of Them

    April 14, 2016 — Great reviews are pouring in for Elstree 1976.“Who wouldn’t be curious to meet the people behind Star Wars’ many masked characters and find out what it was like to work with legendary creator George Lucas on the iconic film? Elstree 1976 features interviews with David Prowse, the man in the Darth Vader suit for the first three Star Wars films (though James Earl Jones did the character’s voice), as well as John Chapman, who had a […]

  • FilmRise Announces The Acquisiton of Acclaimed Documentary, “National Bird”

    FilmRise Announces The Acquisiton of Acclaimed Documentary, “National Bird”

    April 13, 2016 — FilmRise has acquired the rights to the acclaimed and controversial documentary, National Bird.Three veterans who were part of the war effort that used drones to wage war thousands of miles away have turned whistleblowers, insisting that the U.S. drone program is actually dangerous — to U.S. citizens.Their claim, and the claim of others interviewed for the film, is that these un-manned “Birds” could attack human beings on U.S. soil — and there is likely to be […]

  • When The Nice Guy Next Door Turns Out To Be A Madman…

    When The Nice Guy Next Door Turns Out To Be A Madman…

    April 13, 2016 — Sometimes the unspeakable has an ordinary appearance.Blue Family, based on a true story, concerns a man doing horrible things for years in his unremarkable home in the suburbs — and neither his neighbors nor his associates had a clue that anything awful was going on.Over time Armando has kidnapped three women whom he keeps chained up in his home. The women, Erin, Julia and Jessica, endure sexual abuse, torture and daily fear; they bond together to keep their […]

  • For Eugene Cernan, “The Last Man On The Moon,” Every Day Should Be The International Day Of Human Space Flight

    For Eugene Cernan, “The Last Man On The Moon,” Every Day Should Be The International Day Of Human Space Flight

    April 12, 2016 — April 12 has been declared the International Day of Human Space Flight by the United Nations. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated, “I am confident that the International Day of Human Space Flight will remind us of our common humanity and our need to work together to conquer shared challenges. I hope it will also inspire young people in particular to pursue their dreams and move the world towards new frontiers of knowledge and understanding.”As the last man to reenter […]

  • “Toro Loco (Bloodthirsty)” Is Available Today

    “Toro Loco (Bloodthirsty)” Is Available Today

    April 12, 2016 — Toro Loco is becoming one of Chile’s more popular franchises.Patricio Valladares. one of Chile’s most notable genre directors, created Toro Loco, the violent vigilante, in his first Toro Loco film (2011); the premise was popular so he continued the series with Toro Loco Sangriento (Bloodthirsty), this time starring the Chilean model/film star Francisco Melo as the vigilante. As Toro Loco searches for the killers of his child, he wanders into a distressed town that is under the thumb of […]

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  • “White Girl,” One Of The Most Controversial Films To Come Out Of The Sundance Festival, Acquired By FilmRise

    “White Girl,” One Of The Most Controversial Films To Come Out Of The Sundance Festival, Acquired By FilmRise

    April 12, 2016 — FilmRise is pleased to announce the acquisition of White Girl, Elizabeth Wood’s semi-autobiographical story that touches on racism, sexism, white privilege, drugs and sex within New York City’s youth culture.White Girl is one of the most controversial films to come out of this year’s Sundance Festival. It has already drawn comparisons to Larry Clark’s Kids in its sensational depiction of drug use and sex.FilmRise has acquired U.S distribution rights and will release the film in  theaters in late summer/early fall.White […]

  • “‘The Greasy Strangler'” Is Also One Of The Funniest Films Of 2016. Enter At Your Own Risk” – Twitchfilm.com

    “‘The Greasy Strangler'” Is Also One Of The Funniest Films Of 2016. Enter At Your Own Risk” – Twitchfilm.com

    April 11, 2016 — People are going to love or hate The Greasy Strangler.It’s just one of those films.Zach Gayne of Twitchfilm.com described the effect the film had on him:“Good God! Where to start in discussing Jim Hosking’s feature debut, The Greasy Strangler? Let’s try the plot. Um… Okay, The Greasy Strangler is about a father-son relationship: Big Ronnie and his chip off the old block, Big Brayden, roommates who mostly spend their days leading a walking disco tour through the […]

  • Julie Delpy’s Charming “Lolo” Is Available For Pre-Order

    Julie Delpy’s Charming “Lolo” Is Available For Pre-Order

    April 11, 2016 — Lolo, Julie Delpy’s delicious comedy about the pitfalls of middle-aged dating and parenthood is available for pre-order on DVD and Blu-Ray.The New York Post reviewed this delightful rom-com, saying:“The latest from director/writer/actress Julie Delpy is a comic cautionary tale about maternal over attachment in which a woman’s teenage son wages war on her new boyfriend.Delpy’s ace screenwriting shines in the film’s early scenes, as Violette (Delpy) and her best friend Ariane (Karin Viard) swap casually dirty banter […]

  • Lolo Opens In Atlanta, Georgia And Charlotte, North Carolina

    Lolo Opens In Atlanta, Georgia And Charlotte, North Carolina

    April 8, 2016 — NPR loves Lolo.Ella Taylor reviewed Julie Delpy’s delicious rom-com: “There’s little reason to believe that Julie Delpy saw, let alone lifted the premise of, the Duplass brothers’ 2010 black comedy Cyrus before she made Lolo, a pert little number about a Parisian teenager pulling out the stops to pry his doting single mother loose from a promising new boyfriend who’s ready to move in. For all the similarities of premise and plot, Lolo is as breezily French in execution […]

  • Isn’t Everyone “Crazy About Tiffany’s?”

    Isn’t Everyone “Crazy About Tiffany’s?”

    April 8, 2016 — Tiffanys is one of the greatest brands in merchandising history.The company was started by Charles Tiffany and a family friend in 1812. The two opened a small store on a $1,000 dollar loan from Tiffany’s father; it would not be called Tiffany’s until 1841. By 1850 it had a branch in Paris, and by 1868 it opened a store in London.Today it has 290 stores around the world and employs 12,000 people. In 2015 the company was valued at $11.4 billion.The […]

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  • Bill Genovese, Brother Of Kitty Genovese, Reacts To The Death Of Her Killer, Winston Moseley

    Bill Genovese, Brother Of Kitty Genovese, Reacts To The Death Of Her Killer, Winston Moseley

    April 7, 2016 — Kitty Genovese died in 1964, raped and stabbed to death by Winston Moseley. Her death became the symbol of urban apathy –it was written in The New York Times that 37 of her neighbors had heard her cries for help and did nothing.The story was one of the most famous of its time. But more recently The Times has written several stories, stating that the original story was flawed.One thing that was never in real question […]

  • “Voices Of North Carolina” Explores The State’s Great Language Traditions

    “Voices Of North Carolina” Explores The State’s Great Language Traditions

    April 7, 2016 — The dialects of the Tarheel State have influences from around the world.Voices of North Carolina chronicles and records the astonishing number of language traditions that can be found, stretching from the Outer Banks to the Southern Highlands. Showing how language and identity are interwoven, the filmmakers interviewed people whose first language is Spanish; rural and urban African-Americans; Cherokee and Lumbee Native Americans; and who identify simply and “Southern.”North Carolina is a state with a significant diversity […]

  • “Perfect Obedience” Shows The Danger Of Unquestioned Authority

    “Perfect Obedience” Shows The Danger Of Unquestioned Authority

    March 25, 2016 — Perfect Obedience, written and directed by Mexican filmmaker Luis Urquiza, managed to shock Mexican audiences even though most of them had undoubtedly heard the story on which it is based — that of priest Marcial Maciel.Maciel was a revered member of the clergy; he had raised huge amounts of money for the Church, started the Legion of Christ and the Regnum Christi Movements. He would accompany the Pope, John Paul II, whenever the pontiff came to […]

  • Just Try Not To Sing Along — You Won’t Succeed

    Just Try Not To Sing Along — You Won’t Succeed

    April 6, 2016 — It’s hard to know how many records ABBA has sold. Estimates range from 140 to 500 million records — making them the second best-selling music group of all time, after The Beatles.They were a worldwide sensation, and one of the most commercially successful music acts of all times.Their music, the epitome of pop, is madly infectious. The melodies are unforgettable, the harmonies insistent. This is music that gets stuck in you head first thing in the morning, […]

  • “Toro Loco Sangriento” (Aka “Bloodthirsty”) Lives Up To Its Name

    “Toro Loco Sangriento” (Aka “Bloodthirsty”) Lives Up To Its Name

    April 6, 2016 — Patricio Valladares is one of Chile’s most notable genre directors.His films tend to combine horror, grindhouse and arthouse layers with surrealistic overtones and lashings of black humor. He created Toro Loco, the violent vigilante, in his first Toro Loco film (2011); the premise was popular so he continued the series with Toro Loco Sangriento (Bloodthirsty), this time starring the Chilean model/film star Francisco Melo as the vigilante. As Toro Loco searches for the killers of his child, he wanders […]

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  • Three New Movie Titles Are Available In Blu-Ray And DOD

    Three New Movie Titles Are Available In Blu-Ray And DOD

    April 5, 2016 — The Dream Children, Death in Buenos Aires and Keeping Rosy are all available for order today.The Dream Children, directed by Robert Chuter, is a heart-wrenching drama about a loving gay family whose desire for marriage and a child (in 2000-era Australia) puts them at odds with the law, and could wreck the careers and lives that have been carefully cultivated. Death in Buenos Aires, starring Demián Bichir, is police drama with a noir sensibility and plot and character […]

  • Winston Moseley, The Murderer Of Kitty Genovese, Dies In Prison At 81

    Winston Moseley, The Murderer Of Kitty Genovese, Dies In Prison At 81

    April 5, 2016 — It has been announced that Winston Moseley, the man convicted in the murder and rape of Kitty Genovese, has died in prison at the age of 81.He had been in prison at the maximum security Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, since July 7, 1964, almost 52 years. At the time of his death he was one of the state’s longest serving inmates. His guilt was never in any serious doubt. He was captured during a […]

  • “United” Tells The True Story Of Manchester United’s Darkest Day

    “United” Tells The True Story Of Manchester United’s Darkest Day

    April 4, 2016 — The Manchester United Football Club that won the 1957-1958 World Championship was dubbed “The Busby Babes” because, at an average age of 21 and 22, they were the youngest team ever to accomplish this feat. The team should have enjoyed a long and glorious career playing together. Matt Busby, the manager of the team, had trained most of the team members and collected them from the junior leagues, rather than buying them from other teams. Most of the players […]

  • “Death In Buenos Aires,” A Moody And Evocative Police Drama, Is Available Tomorrow

    “Death In Buenos Aires,” A Moody And Evocative Police Drama, Is Available Tomorrow

    April 4, 2016 — Death in Buenos Aires is the first feature directorial effort of Natalia Meta, who also wrote the screenplay.Set in the 1980s, the award-winning Death in Buenos Aires is a jolting drama with a neo-noir sensibility and a dark sense of humor. The relationships between the characters are intriguing and unexpected; it explores sexual identity issues is a way that is uncommon in a hard-driving police drama.Demián Bichir, (The Hateful Eight, Machete Kills, Weeds, Academy Award nominee for A Better Life) […]

  • “Women Behind Bars” Presents the Unvarnished Reality Of The Lives Of Female Inmates

    “Women Behind Bars” Presents the Unvarnished Reality Of The Lives Of Female Inmates

    April 1, 2016 — Before there was Orange Is the New Black, there was Women Behind Bars.For three years the documentary television show Women Behind Bars brought viewers the real stories of crimes and their perpetrators — and brought them into the world of women confined to prison for serious crimes.Sometimes the women take responsibility for the crimes; sometimes they do not. Some of the sentences imposed on these women seem too heavy, some too light.The backstories vary; the empathy (or […]

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  • “Lolo” Opens In North Carolina And Arizona

    “Lolo” Opens In North Carolina And Arizona

    April 1, 2016 — Lolo‘s charm initiative is set to invade North Carolina and Arizona today.The delightful rom-com by the enchanting French filmmaker Julie Delpy is about to open in three more cities today.Lovable hick Jean-René (the hilarious Dany Boon) falls in love with neurotic Parisian sophisticate Violette (Delpy) when they meet on vacation. To her great surprise, the feeling is mutual. But when the relationship gets serious in Paris, Violette’s possessive teenage son Lolo decides to get rid of the man he views as […]

  • FilmRise Proudly Announces The Acquisition of HARRY & SNOWMAN!

    FilmRise Proudly Announces The Acquisition of HARRY & SNOWMAN!

    FilmRise is proud to announce another film in their stable of great documentaries, the heartwarming Harry & Snowman, which will be coming to theaters in September 2016!Variety broke the news about the acquisition.  From the Variety story:“The story centers on Harry de Leyer and a broken-down Amish plow-horse named Snowman winning the triple crown of show jumping in 1958 at the National Horse Show at Madison Square Garden. De Leyer had purchased Snowman just two years earlier for $80 off […]

  • “Fantabulosa!” Is Michael Sheen As You Have Never Seen Him Before

    “Fantabulosa!” Is Michael Sheen As You Have Never Seen Him Before

    March 31, 2016 — For those accustomed to seeing Michael Sheen play either former Prime Minister Tony Blair — a part he has tackled three separate times — or William H. Masters, the less-than-charming researcher of human sexual response, watching Sheen tackle the role of English comic actor and comedian Kenneth Williams may be a bit of an eye-opener.Of course, any examination of Sheen’s career should make one thing plain — there are few parts beyond his capabilities. The Welsh actor trained […]

  • “German Angst” Is A Horror Triptych You Will Not Forget

    “German Angst” Is A Horror Triptych You Will Not Forget

    March 31, 2016 — These three stories are not for the faint of heart.German Angst is an anthology film of three stories by three separate authors and directors — Jörg Buttgereit, Michal Kosakowski and Andreas Marschall — each of whom specializes in the macabre, disturbing and controversial. The tag line is “Three German tales of love, sex and death in Berlin.” The look and feel of the three pieces was supposed to emulate the look and feel of German genre films of the […]

  • “See This Movie” Should Be Seen

    “See This Movie” Should Be Seen

    March 30, 2016 — What would happen if two would-be filmmakers conned their way into the Montreal World Film Festival with a film that actually did not exist?That is the premise of See This Film, a wicked and funny “Mockumentary” starring Seth Meyers (SNL) and John Cho (American Pie, and the Harold and Kumar films.)In fact, See This Film was primarily filmed during the Film Festival; organizers of the Festival allowed the pair and their film crew access to all events. In one […]

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  • Beware “The Wicked Woods” (Aka “Perfidy”)

    Beware “The Wicked Woods” (Aka “Perfidy”)

    March 30, 2016 —  The woods are filled with noises …An estranged couple reunites after 15 years to see if they would like to rekindle their former relationship. Laura, who is unhappily married, and Ruben choose a secluded cabin in the woods for their meeting place.But what begins to happen outside of their cabin — permeating the cabin itself — takes on a sinister tone and the two are left to grapple with strange, hard to see forces that appear and […]

  • Happy Birthday, Christopher Lambert

    Happy Birthday, Christopher Lambert

    March 29, 2016 — It comes as something of a surprise that today’s birthday boy, Christopher Lambert, was born in Great Neck, Long Island.In fact,  Lambert’s father was a diplomat working at the United Nations at the time of Lambert’s birth. Actually, he grew up in Switzerland, eventually moving to Paris, which is why he does not have a strong Long Island accent.Perhaps best-known for his role as Connor MacLeod in the Highlander movies (and television episodes), Lambert, who had been […]

  • “Death in Buenos Aires” Is A Dark And Moody Police Drama

    “Death in Buenos Aires” Is A Dark And Moody Police Drama

    March 29 2016 — Death in Buenos Aires is an award-winning crime drama that is also the first directorial effort of Natalia Meta, who also wrote the screenplay.Set in the 1980s. Death in Buenos Aires is a dark, powerful drama with a neo-noir sensibility, intriguing, unexpected relationships, sexual identity issues and a dark sense of humor. Demián Bichir, (The Hateful Eight, Machete Kills, Weeds, Academy Award nominee for A Better Life) stars as Inspector Chávez who, with his partner Dolores (Mónica Antonópulos, winner Best New Actress, […]

  • Watch “Miracles Of Nature” For A True Armchair Vacation

    Watch “Miracles Of Nature” For A True Armchair Vacation

    March 28, 2016 —  In our world of electronic overload it can be hard to remember that there is also a natural world outside of our windows.Miracles of Nature gives us a window into the glories of our planet — a world far too few of us get to see on a regular basis.It also reminds us of the power of Mother Nature — something we forget or take for granted.Through two seasons and 26 episodes we are treated to […]

  • Happy Birthday To Dianne Wiest, One of America’s Great Actresses

    Happy Birthday To Dianne Wiest, One of America’s Great Actresses

    March 28, 2016 — She is one of America’s most honored actresses.Dianne Wiest, the two-time Academy Award-winning actress, turns 68 today. Wiest is probably best-known for her roles in five Woody Allen films (her two Best Supporting Actress Oscars were for Hannah and Her Sisters and Bullets over Broadway). But her credits also include Independence Day, The Lost Boys, Bright Lights, Big City, Edward Scissorhands, Practical Magic, The Horse Whisperer and The Birdcage.One of her most recent films is Five Nights in Maine, in […]

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  • Happy Birthday, Sir Elton Hercules John

    Happy Birthday, Sir Elton Hercules John

    March 25, 2016 — Elton John turns 68 today. It was the eponymous 1970 Elton John album that made him a household name. It contained his first major hit, Your Song, which reached the top ten charts in both the U.K. and America.And of course, that was just the beginning. In the interim he has sold more than 300 million records.He has won virtually every important music award there is, including six Grammy Awards, five Brit Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, […]

  • “Lolo,” Julie Delpy’s Delightful Comedy, Opens In California, Washington DC And North Carolina Today

    “Lolo,” Julie Delpy’s Delightful Comedy, Opens In California, Washington DC And North Carolina Today

    March 25, 2016 — Lolo opens in select theatres in California, Washington D.C. and Chapel Hill, North Carolina today.Indiewire said of Lolo: “Her [Julie Delpy‘s] latest feature, the sex comedy “Lolo,” has the self-assurance and authority of a seasoned cineaste. Delpy takes on the lead role, a single mother warming up to a simple but sweet bank-tech designer (Dany Boon) much to the chagrin of her extremely possessive twenty-something son Lolo (Vincent Lacoste). The viciously funny comedy then barrels into […]

  • Watch The Trailer For Elstree 1976, The “Star Wars” Documentary  — You’ll Recognize The Masks, But Not The Faces

    Watch The Trailer For Elstree 1976, The “Star Wars” Documentary — You’ll Recognize The Masks, But Not The Faces

    March 24, 2016 — So many of the actors who got screen time in the early Star Wars movies are completely unrecognizable.They were costumed, masked and made up, inhabiting the numerous small roles that the sleeper hit called for. These actors had no idea what they were signing on for when they cast in what is possibly the biggest sleeper hit of all time.  Their cameos and walk-ons added so much to the world George Lucas created, but they mostly remain nameless […]

  • Classic Horror With A Shocking Twist

    Classic Horror With A Shocking Twist

    March 24, 2016 — 44 years after it was made, Asylum is still ranked as one of the best horror anthology films ever made.Dr. Martin, played by Robert Powell, has an interview for a job at an asylum for the incurably insane. His interviewer is Dr. Rutherford (Patrick Magee), who explains the test Martin must pass — he is to speak with inmates at the asylum and see if he can determine which of them is Dr. B. Starr, the […]

  • Happy Birthday To Steve McQueen, Who Never Gets Old

    Happy Birthday To Steve McQueen, Who Never Gets Old

    March 24, 2016 — Steve McQueen would have been 86 years old today.It sounds ridiculous — Steve McQueen, the “King of Cool” could never have been an old man. He would always remain the hottest guy around, riding around on one of his motorcycles, wearing the perfect leather jacket, sunglasses on, looking tough, free and just a little angry.Of course, McQueen never did get old. He died in Mexico at the age of 50 of malignant mesothelioma, a form of […]

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  • “Lolo,” Julie Delpy’s Latest Tour-De-Force, Opens Friday In California

    “Lolo,” Julie Delpy’s Latest Tour-De-Force, Opens Friday In California

    March 22, 2016 — Lolo, Julie Delpy’s delicious comedy about the pitfalls of middle-aged dating, opens in California on Friday, March 25.The New York Post reviewed this delightful rom-com, saying:“The latest from director/writer/actress Julie Delpy is a comic cautionary tale about maternal overattachment in which a woman’s teenage son wages war on her new boyfriend.Delpy’s ace screenwriting shines in the film’s early scenes, as Violette (Delpy) and her best friend Ariane (Karin Viard) swap casually dirty banter on the pleasures and […]

  • These Family-Friendly Films Are Perfect For National Puppy Day

    These Family-Friendly Films Are Perfect For National Puppy Day

    March 23, 2016 — It’s National Puppy Day, the perfect day to hunker down with the kids and watch a trio of family-friendly (and pet-friendly) comedies that will delight all dog-lovers — and everyone else.Watch these films now:My Magic Dog (also known as My Ghost Dog). Lucky the Golden Retriever is only visible to his 8-year old owner Toby. But when Toby needs help, Lucky can certainly make his presence felt. When Toby’s nasty Aunt Violet tries to steal all of Toby’s […]

  • “3 Bellezas (3 Beauties)” Is A Darkly Comic Look At Venezuela’s Obsession With Beauty Pageants

    “3 Bellezas (3 Beauties)” Is A Darkly Comic Look At Venezuela’s Obsession With Beauty Pageants

    March 23, 2016  —  Perla never quite achieved her heart’s desire — to win a beauty contest. She was always in the running but never succeeded in taking the big prize. Now, with her pageant days over, she has set her heart again — this time on making one of her children into the winner of a beauty pageant crown. And she will do anything to achieve this end. Anything.This is the premise of Carlos Caridad-Montero’s black comedy 3 Bellezas (3 Beauties), which […]

  • In “Raven’s Touch” Two Women Find Consolation In The Wilderness And In Each Other

    In “Raven’s Touch” Two Women Find Consolation In The Wilderness And In Each Other

    March 22, 2016 —  One of the women is a mother trying to reunite her family (and escape from an abusive relationship) through the healing powers of nature; the other is a woman dealing with loss and guilt by isolating in seclusion.Each is suffering and in need of comfort which they discover in their setting and in one another.Raven’s Touch tells the story of two women in the process of running away, only to discover something worth running towards. The movie […]

  • FilmRise Acquires The Worldwide Rights To Acclaimed Documentary “The Bad Kids”

    FilmRise Acquires The Worldwide Rights To Acclaimed Documentary “The Bad Kids”

    March 22, 2016 — FilmRise has Acquired the worldwide rights to The Bad Kids, Keith Fulton and Lou Pepe‘s documentary which premiered at Sundance on January 22 of this year.The film tells the story of a progressive high school program serving impoverished neighborhoods in the Mojave Desert area which is trying to support at-risk students.Vonda Viland, the principal of Black Rock High School is featured, and her compassionate and determined efforts to help her students and keep them in school are inspiring.She knows […]

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  • Yesterday Was Extraterrestrial Abduction Day — So Why Are We Still Here?

    Yesterday Was Extraterrestrial Abduction Day — So Why Are We Still Here?

    March 21, 2016 — Yesterday was Extraterrestrial Abduction Day. Not necessarily something to celebrate, but there it is.Many people are convinced that aliens exist; however, when asked if they personally have been abducted by aliens, the number drops quite a bit. Studies of the subject get a wide range of answers — for many reasons, including the way questions about abductions are posed. Some studies state that 1,700 people claim to have been abducted; others contend that 5-6% of the overall population […]

  • FilmRise Acquires “Silicon Cowboys” – Variety Calls It “…Amusing And Illuminating”

    FilmRise Acquires “Silicon Cowboys” – Variety Calls It “…Amusing And Illuminating”

    March 21, 2016 — FilmRise announces the acquisition of the worldwide rights to Silicon Cowboys, which had its world premiere at SXSW in the Documentary Spotlight Section.The film tells the story of Compaq, a small upstart computer company that, in 1982,  had the nerve to take on IBM, the largest and most powerful tech company in the world. Unlike other companies that tried to make their way into the portable computer market, Compaq fought and won — and then ultimately […]

  • The Hollywood Reporter: “The Witness” Is “Gut-Wrenching”

    The Hollywood Reporter: “The Witness” Is “Gut-Wrenching”

    March 18, 2016 — In 1964, Kitty Genovese was extremely famous. Not for her life, however; for the way she died.The 28 year-old New York City native was sexually assaulted and stabbed to death outside of her Kew Gardens, Queens apartment building. The New York Times would write up the attack, and noted that 38 people had heard Genovese cry for help but no one did anything — they didn’t even bother to call the police.The story of the young woman’s […]

  • Children Have Loved “The Secret World Of Og” For More Than 50 Years

    Children Have Loved “The Secret World Of Og” For More Than 50 Years

    March 18, 2016 — The Secret World of Og, written by Canadian author Pierre Berton, has remained a children’s favorite since 1961.In the story, a family of children, Penny, Pamela, Patsy, Peter and Paul (aka Pollywog), discover that there is a cavern underneath the trapdoor in the floor of their clubhouse. And, when the baby Paul disappears, the others enter the cavern in search of him. They discover a secret world — Og, of course, a land of impressive villages (partly made up […]

  • Happy St. Patrick’s Day

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day

    March 17, 2016 —  We celebrate the patron St. of Ireland today with many thoroughly inappropriate customs — it really is hard to figure out what St. Patrick would have made of green beer and drum majorettes — so perhaps it would be appropriate to mark the day that is used to celebrate Ireland by learning about a part of Irish heritage that pre-dates even that of the country’s best-known Saint.The Celts inhabited Ireland almost 1,000 years before St. Patrick drove […]

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  • He Was The Last Man On The Moon, But He Hopes There Will Be More

    He Was The Last Man On The Moon, But He Hopes There Will Be More

    March 17, 2016 — On December 13, 1972, Eugene Cernan, the Commander of Apollo 17, left the surface of the Moon and climbed back into the lunar space module after more than 7 hours on the Moon’s surface. He was the last member of the Apollo 17 crew to step off the moon. No one has set foot on the moon in the 43 years that have passed. Cernan is, to this point, the last man on the Moon.As he got ready to […]

  • “The FBI Files” Shows How Crimes Are Really Solved

    “The FBI Files” Shows How Crimes Are Really Solved

    March 16, 2016 — Watching criminal investigations and police procedurals on television could lead anyone to believe that criminals are caught in neat little 1 hour time slots. In fact, many crimes require weeks and months — and sometimes years — of evidence-collection, detail work, research and inspiration.The F.B.I, which serves as  the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States, is at the forefront of criminal investigations for crimes committed on American soil. They have instituted techniques and methodologies that have changed the […]

  • The Family In “The Dream Children” Is Loving, Stable And Illegal

    The Family In “The Dream Children” Is Loving, Stable And Illegal

    March 16, 2016 — Steven Evans is a celebrity and he leads the life of a celebrity. His beautiful world — in 2000-era Australia —  is filled with public recognition and adoration.His personal life is settled; Steven has been living with his significant other, Alex Thompson, for years. But, despite their long-term relationship, Alex wants something more than the somewhat shallow life they have built together. Alex wants fatherhood.Steven’s fears about fatherhood include the reality — if he comes out […]

  • A Horror Movie Cautionary Tale — Do Not Ask Creepy Strangers Into Your Home

    A Horror Movie Cautionary Tale — Do Not Ask Creepy Strangers Into Your Home

    March 15, 2016 — In The Sect (also known as The Devil’s Daughter), lovely young Miriam (Kelly Curtis, sister of Jamie Lee Curtis, daughter of Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh) makes a rookie mistake.After just failing to run over Moebius Kelly (Herbert Lom, The Pink Panther, And Now the Screaming Starts), an apparently confused older man, she offers to let him rest at her home. Their meeting is no accident and the old man is not what he appears to be. […]

  • Order “Band Of Robbers” On DOD Or Blu-Ray And Spend Some Time With Huck Finn And Tom Sawyer

    Order “Band Of Robbers” On DOD Or Blu-Ray And Spend Some Time With Huck Finn And Tom Sawyer

    March 15, 2016 — Band of Robbers is now available on D)D and Blu-ray.Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, now grown up, cause more trouble in this modern-day sequel to Mark Twain’s two most famous books — The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884).In this comic adventure, Finn has become a two-bit criminal and Sawyer is a less-than-honest cop. They collect their own “band of robbers” (something Tom Sawyer did in the original Huck Finn novel) […]

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  • Dallas Seavey Wins The 2016 Iditarod Sled Dog Race In Record Time — March 15

    Dallas Seavey Wins The 2016 Iditarod Sled Dog Race In Record Time — March 15

    March 14, 2016 —After the ninth full day of competition at the 2016 Iditarod, the standings of the top ten mushers are as follows:1.   Dallas Seavey reached Nome Tuesday morning in record time, for his fourth win in five years. His sled raced with only 6 dogs. At the finish line his two lead dogs, Reef and Tide, were crowned with garlands of yellow roses. As is traditional with the iditarod, it is the dogs who are named winners of the race, […]

  • It’s National Save A Spider Day, In Case You Need A Reason To Throw A Party

    It’s National Save A Spider Day, In Case You Need A Reason To Throw A Party

    March 14, 2016 — Scientists estimate that somewhere between 26 million and 45 million people may suffer from arachnophobia — an irrational fear of spiders. It is estimated that there may be 75,000 to 100,000 species of spiders (although on 34,000 have been recorded); of those, approximately 12 species are harmful to humans. So Arachnophobia does not really stem from an evolutionary need for safety. Animal phobias exist in virtually every culture. In The Complete First Season of Animal Phobias, Stephen Peters examines […]

  • “Keeping Rosy” Boasts A Stellar Performance By One Of Britain’s Top Actresses

    “Keeping Rosy” Boasts A Stellar Performance By One Of Britain’s Top Actresses

    March 14, 2016 — What do you do when life swirls out of control?That is the question facing Charlotte, a young businesswoman who thought she had everything worked out. In the course of one day, her plans for her future, her self-image and her life all go haywire.What starts out as a bad day  — she loses her job — deteriorates into a grim nightmare that alters everything.Maxine Peake (Criminal Justice) plays Charlotte, who is so sure of where she is […]

  • The Morning Standings For The 2016 Iditarod Sled Dog Race — March 14

    The Morning Standings For The 2016 Iditarod Sled Dog Race — March 14

    March 14, 2016 —After the eighth full day of competition at the 2016 Iditarod, the standings of the top ten mushers are as follows:1.   Dallas Seavey2.   Brent Sass3.   Mitch Seavey4.  Aliy Zirkle5.   Wade Marrs6.   Peter Kaiser7.   Joar Leifseth Ulsom8.   Noah Burmeister9.   Nicholas Petit10. Ralph JohannessenLance Mackey, 4 time Iditarod champion and subject of the film The Great Alone, is currently in 68th place. His brother, Jason Mackey, is in 32nd place. 76 teams are still in contention.Rent or buy The Great Alone today.

  • Richard Attenborough Talks About His Love For His Adopted Kindertransport Sisters In “The Children Who Cheated The Nazis”

    Richard Attenborough Talks About His Love For His Adopted Kindertransport Sisters In “The Children Who Cheated The Nazis”

    March 11, 2016 — The scene is painful to imagine: small children being put alone onto trains heading to unfamiliar countries by desperate parents with no other options. For many of these families, it would be the last time they were ever together.The Kindertransport (Children’s Transport) helped 10,000 children, mostly Jewish, escape Nazi-occupied territories (Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia) in the years before World War II. The children were often starving, frightened and confused. They had no real idea what they were heading towards. But […]

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  • “Delpy Is Luminous And Effervescent As Always…” – Latest Lolo Review

    “Delpy Is Luminous And Effervescent As Always…” – Latest Lolo Review

    March 11, 2016 —  More love letters to Lolo.Katie Walsh of  ArcaMax and Tribune News Service writes:“If you were worried about the fate of the smart romantic dramedy, which seems to have been banished from American movie studios — don’t worry. The genre is enjoying expat life, alive and well in France. A few of these have reached American shores in recent years, and Julie Delpy’s “Lolo,” is the most recent addition. This lighthearted but soulful look into the complications […]

  • The Morning Standings For The 2016 Iditarod Sled Dog Race — March 11

    The Morning Standings For The 2016 Iditarod Sled Dog Race — March 11

    March 11, 2016 —After the fifth full day of competition at the 2016 Iditarod, the standings of the top ten mushers are as follows:1.   Brent Sass2.   Aliy Zirkle3.   Jeff King4.   Dallas Seavey5.   Nicholas Petit 6.   Wade Marrs7.   Mitch Seavey8.   Ken Anderson9.   Jessie Royer10. Hugh NeffLance Mackey, 4 time Iditarod champion and subject of the film The Great Alone, is currently in 65th place. His brother, Jason Mackey, is in 21st place. 81 teams are still in contention.Rent or buy The Great Alone today.

  • FilmRise Acquires Eight More Gravitas Titles

    FilmRise Acquires Eight More Gravitas Titles

    March 11, 2016 — The partnership between Gravitas Ventures and FilmRise continues with a slate of eight more films.FilmRise is announcing the acquisition of all home media rights to eight Gravitas titles: Jim: The James Foley Story, Addicted to Fresno, 4th Man Out, Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong, Advantageous, Anarchy Parlor, All Stars and Froning: The Fittest Man in History.These titles will be released on DVD and Blu-ray throughout the coming months.Danny Fisher, the CEO of FilmRise commented on the acquisitions: “We are pleased to […]

  • Sundance Favorite “The Greasy Strangler” Acquired By FilmRise

    Sundance Favorite “The Greasy Strangler” Acquired By FilmRise

    March 10, 2016 — FilmRise has acquired the exclusive North American distribution rights to the hotly-anticipated comedy/thriller The Greasy Strangler.A father, Big Ronnie, and his no-account son, Brayden, operate a disco walking tour — taking the unsuspecting tourists who happen into their orbit on a walk to see sites that former rockers supposedly once visited.Unexpectedly, Brayden meets an attractive young woman during one of the tours; his hot-headed father becomes jealous, mean and competitive.All the while, people are being strangled by some […]

  • “Lolo Is A Delectably Monstrous Creation”  The Village Voice

    “Lolo Is A Delectably Monstrous Creation” The Village Voice

    March 10, 2016 — Glowing reviews continue to pour in for Lolo.Bilge Ebiri of The Village Voice wrote:“That Little Monster: Julie Delpy’s comic study Lolo pits a teen against his mother’s bliss”“Julie Delpy’s Lolo is a maternal horror film in the guise of a light romantic comedy, and therein lies much of its charm. Delpy plays Violette, a fortysomething single mother who has long soured on dating when, during a getaway in Biarritz, she meets Jean-René (Dany Boon), a loyal, bumbling […]

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  • The Morning Standings For The 2016 Iditarod Sled Dog Race — March 10

    The Morning Standings For The 2016 Iditarod Sled Dog Race — March 10

    March 10, 2016 —After the fourth full day of competition at the 2016 Iditarod, the standings of the top ten mushers are as follows:1.   Jeff King2.   Dallas Seavey3.   Noah Burmeister4.   Robert Sorlie5.   John Baker6.   Kelly Maxiner7.   Ralph Johannssen8.   Lance Mackey9.   Wade Marrs10. Mitch SeaveyLance Mackey, 4 time Iditarod champion and subject of the film The Great Alone, is currently in eighth place. His brother, Jason Mackey, is in 22nd place. 81 teams are still in contention.Rent or buy The Great Alone […]

  • What Will The Next New York Accent Sound Like?

    What Will The Next New York Accent Sound Like?

    March 9, 2016 — Not that long ago, the New York accent was thriving. Of course, there really isn’t just one New York accent. It depended on which neighborhood you were in. Someone growing up in the Bronx did not sound just like someone growing up in Staten Island. But to outsiders, it was all the same. Now, some people are concerned that the accent is losing its grip on the city. Globalization, the influx of people from all over the country and the […]

  • Karin Viard, Co-Star Of “Lolo,” Describes Working With Julie Delpy: “We Say What’s On Our Mind”

    Karin Viard, Co-Star Of “Lolo,” Describes Working With Julie Delpy: “We Say What’s On Our Mind”

    March 9, 2016 — Karin Viard, who plays Ariane, the best friend to Julie Delpy’s Violette in Delpy’s eagerly anticipated rom-com Lolo, has won multitudes of acting awards since her first screen appearance in the French comedy Tatie Danielle in 1990.Her second film, Delicatessen, further established her career.In addition to her two César Awards (the French equivalent of the Oscars) and 7 nominations, she has a host of international acting awards and nominations. She invariably makes any list of the […]

  • The Morning Standings For The 2016 Iditarod Sled Dog Race — March 9

    The Morning Standings For The 2016 Iditarod Sled Dog Race — March 9

    March 9, 2016 —After the third full day of competition at the 2016 Iditarod, the standings of the top ten mushers are as follows:1.   Dallas Seavey2.   Noah Burmeister3.   John Baker4.   Brent Sass5.   Nicholas Petit6.   Ken Anderson7.   Lance Mackey8.   Robert Sorlie9.   Joar Leifseth Ulsom10. Ketil ReitanLance Mackey, 4 time Iditarod champion and subject of the film The Great Alone, is currently in seventh place. His brother, Jason Mackey, is in 39th place. Dallas Seavey, the winner of the 2015 Iditarod, is currently […]

  • For More Than 30 Years, Aiden Quinn Has Been One Of Our Favorite Movie Stars

    For More Than 30 Years, Aiden Quinn Has Been One Of Our Favorite Movie Stars

    March 8, 2016 — Happy birthday, Aiden Quinn.Quinn has been starring in movies and on television since 1984 when he first broke through in Reckless, as Daryl Hannah’s love interest.Since then he has starred in more than 50 films, including The Mission (with Robert De Niro — The Godfather 2), Legends of the Fall (with Brad Pitt — Ocean’s Eleven, and Anthony Hopkins — The Bounty, Silence of the Lambs), Practical Magic (with Sandra Bullock — Gravity, and Nicole Kidman — Windrider, The Hours), Desperately Seeking Susan […]

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  • “Lolo” Is “Julie Delpy’s Most Winningly Mainstream Concoction Yet,” With “…A Solid Laughs-Per-Minute Rate” — Art Meets World

    “Lolo” Is “Julie Delpy’s Most Winningly Mainstream Concoction Yet,” With “…A Solid Laughs-Per-Minute Rate” — Art Meets World

    March 8, 2016 — The reviews for Lolo, Julie Delpy’s latest rom-com, are deeply appreciative:“Julie Delpy‘s sixth directorial feature “Lolo” features long stretches of perhaps her most accomplished and enjoyable character-comedy yet..  [It’s] …deceptively progressive––especially in its portrayal of a fabulously foulmouthed and dirty-minded central female friendship.”  Indiewire Playlist  continued, “Delpy’s facility for creating chatty, funny, memorable characters––especially women––is rare, precious, and fully on view here.”“The acclaimed actress writes and directs yet another touching tale of love, yearning and familial turbulence.” Indiewire“The movie’s […]

  • There Was A Time When No One Had Heard Of “Star Wars”

    There Was A Time When No One Had Heard Of “Star Wars”

    March 7, 2016 — What if the highlight of your acting career was playing a monster who got blown up by Han Solo?In Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope, Paul Blake was cast as Greedo, the green monster who worked for Jabba the Hutt. On Hutt’s orders, Greedo  tracked down Han Solo at the Mos Eisley Cantina and threatened to kill him. But Greedo wasn’t fast enough; Solo blew him away with a blaster before Greedo was able to fire.Greedo is a […]

  • The Television Series “In The Heat Of The Night” Assembled An Extraordinary Roster Of Talent

    The Television Series “In The Heat Of The Night” Assembled An Extraordinary Roster Of Talent

    March 7, 2016 — In the Heat of the Night, one of the top-rated and best-received television shows of the 1980s and 1990s, premiered on NBC 28 years ago (March 6). Starring Carroll O’Connor (All in the Family) and Harold Rollins (Ragtime), the immensely successful series was based on the eponymous 1965 novel (by John Ball) and 1967 film (starring Rod Steiger and Sidney Poitier).The premise: Virgil Tibbs (Harold Rollins), an African-American detective educated in Philadelphia, returns to his hometown […]

  • The Current Standings For The 2016 Iditarod Sled Dog Race

    The Current Standings For The 2016 Iditarod Sled Dog Race

    March 7, 2016 — After the first full day of competition at the 2016 Iditarod, the standings of the top ten mushers are as follows:1. Nicolas Petit2.   Hugh Neff3.   Cim Smyth4.   Peter Kaiser5.   Allen Moore6.   Lance Mackey7.   Ray Redington Jr.8.   Jodi Bailey9.   Rick Casillo10.  Jesse RoyerLance Mackey, 4 time Iditarod champion and subject of the film The Great Alone, is currently in 6th place. His brother, Jason Mackey, is in eleventh place. […]

  • Alaska Has To Ship In Snow For Tomorrow’s Iditarod Start

    Alaska Has To Ship In Snow For Tomorrow’s Iditarod Start

    March 4, 2016 — Tomorrow is the ceremonial start of the Iditarod, the iconic Alaskan sled dog race, and for the third year in a row Alaska Railway freight trains are shipping in huge containers of snow from other parts of the state so that the start in Anchorage will have snow and ice.The world-famous race is an homage to the 1925 Great Race of Mercy, when sled teams were needed to get diphtheria antitoxin through to a snow-bound Nome, where an […]

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  • “Minnie The Moocher” Has Been A “Red Hot Hoochie-Coocher” For 85 years

    “Minnie The Moocher” Has Been A “Red Hot Hoochie-Coocher” For 85 years

    March 3, 2016 — 85 years ago today, Cab Calloway, the great African American singer and bandleader, recorded his signature song, Minnie the Moocher. The jazz song was a combination of jive lyrics and scat singing. While performing Minnie the Moocher, Calloway used to engage the audience, singing ever-lengthening scat phrases that they were supposed to repeat back to him. The session would end when the phrase got much too long for the audience to retain.The song sold over 1 million copies […]

  • The Critics Agree — “Lolo” Is A “Must See”

    The Critics Agree — “Lolo” Is A “Must See”

    March 3, 2016 — The Rendez-Vous with French Cinema starts today!   Each year Lincoln Center showcases the best in contemporary French cinema. This year they are featuring Gérard Depardieu, Isabelle Huppert (who will be there in person) in Valley of Love.Also being screened is Julie Delpy’s Lolo, which has been picking up  rave reviews from critics everywhere. Scott Meslow of The Week calls it one of the movies you should see in March; Indiewire calls it one of the “13 Indies You Must […]

  • Antonio Barrera, The Most-Gored Matador In Modern History, Faces The Bulls One Last Time in “Gored”

    Antonio Barrera, The Most-Gored Matador In Modern History, Faces The Bulls One Last Time in “Gored”

    March 2, 2016 — The reviews are in. Critics agree — Gored will leave you breathless.“Gored” plays out like a half documentary/ half thriller. Matador Antonio Barrera is a maniac and director Ido Mizrahy pulls you right into his bloody world of bullfighting. … Director Ido Mizrahy brings this beautifully grizzly film about how Barrera’s life has led up to this, his final bullfight; because he is now in his thirties with diminished skills – time to retire. Or get retired. …This […]

  • What Scares You? “Monsters, Madness and Mayhem” Knows

    What Scares You? “Monsters, Madness and Mayhem” Knows

    March 2, 2016 — The things that scare people have not changed that significantly throughout the ages.There is no forensic proof that some of the things that have scared people for centuries have ever actually existed. We continue to fear zombies, vampires, demons, many varieties of superstition and creatures — even is we have never seen these entities ourselves.Though unsupported by tangible evidence, the fear of certain phenomena does not go away.Through 5 episodes, the mini-series Monsters, Madness and Mayhem examines these […]

  • The Wait Is Over — Four Great Films Are Available Today

    The Wait Is Over — Four Great Films Are Available Today

    March 1, 2016 — These great movies are now available:Gored — Antonio Barrera, the most-gored matador in modern history, faces retirement. His age, family and broken body require it. But first he must confront his last bull, and his last chance at bullfighting immortality — something he has sought throughout his life. This award-winning film is available on Blu-ray, DVD or for unlimited streaming with Amazon Prime.The Great Alone — Lance Mackey is one of just a handful of racers to win […]

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