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Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage

STAR  TREK: The Ultimate Voyage goes where no production has gone before, bringing five decades of  Star Trek to concert halls for the first time in this galaxy or any other. This celestial show includes a live symphony orchestra and solo instruments as the most iconic Star Trek film and TV footage is beamed up simultaneously in high definition to a supersized screen.  

Conducted by Justin Freer, the concert will feature some of the greatest music written for the …more…

Embrace your inner weirdness at The Cincinnati Fringe Festival

 

   

Are you weird? Do you like things just a little….abnormal? If so, you won’t feel alone in Cincinnati during the 9th annual Cincinnati Fringe Festival! From May 29 to June 9, artists and art lovers will converge on Over the Rhine for a 12 day long festival of all things avant garde, offbeat, or just plain out there. Inspired by the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Cincinnati Fringe Festival …more…

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“Red Lights” Flickers but Entertains

Uniting the talents of Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro, Cillian Murphy and relative newbie Elizabeth Olsen, the paranormal thriller, “Red Lights” addresses ghost whispering, faith healing and various psychic phenomena from a debunker’s standpoint.

Weaver and Murphy play paranormal researchers who seek to detect “red lights,” the mind games behind staged supernatural events. Enter De Niro, as blind psychic Simon, who emerges out of retirement and prepares to debunk the debunkers. …more…

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SPARTACUS cast bulk up for Season 3 at intensive Boot Camp

It’s becoming an annual rite of passage for the cast and stunt performers of the STARZ original series Spartacus. One month before production, they undergo intensive workouts and combat training. The goal is to get lean, mean and pumped up for the no-holds barred action scenes in virtually every episode.

Stunt coordinator Allan Poppleton supervises the demanding Spartacus boot camps and notes that, “Meticulous choreographing is necessary to ensure the safety …more…

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Focus Features: 10th Anniversary Salute at MoMA

Focus Features, which formed in May 2002 as a division of NBC Universal, has been an influential force in art house filmmaking for over ten years, consistently producing and distributing some of the best independent films in the business. To celebrate its ten year anniversary, the Museum of Modern Art will be featuring screenings of ten classic films from the company’s first decade. Laurence Kardish, Senior Curator at the Department of Film, organized the …more…

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The 14th Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival returns to South Beach April 27 until May 6, 2012

The 14th Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival will take place from Friday, April 27 until Sunday, May 6, 2012. MGLFF, a critically acclaimed event, is based in the world-renowned, historic South Beach neighborhood with additional films screened at locations throughout Miami-Dade County.

The 14th Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival llevará a cabo del viernes, 27 de abril hasta domingo, 06 de mayo de 2012. The Miami Gay & Lesbian …more…

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Love Film? You’ll Love Film Streams

I finally made my first trip to Film Streams in downtown Omaha last night and I’m hooked. I’d heard from several people that I would love the ambiance of the theater, the amazing films they offer that I can’t see anywhere else in Omaha, and the fact that they’re a non-profit cinema. Check, check, and check.

If you have not yet realized that film is a definite art form, then you …more…

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Looper’s Joseph Gordon-Levitt on time travel, Bruce Willis and transformative characters

A time-travel action film starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis and Emily Blunt, Looper depicts a future where crime syndicates can send their enemies back in time to be “wacked” by killers known as ‘loopers.’ The film raises a moral time-travel paradox when hitman Joe (Levitt) working for the mob of the future recognizes one of his assigned “hits” (Bruce Willis) as his future self. Does he take him out? Will …more…

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Morgan Spurlock: Super Sized Documentarian

Morgan Spurlock might not be as much of a household name as, say, Michael Moore, but he’s definitely one of the most entertaining documentary filmmakers around.  Spurlock quickly gained recognition with his 2004 hit, Super Size Me, which documented his journey to consume every item on the McDonald’s menu for 30 days without exercise.  While he gained nearly 25 lbs and had bouts of depression as a result of his fast …more…

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Under the Tribeca Film Fest Hoopla: Three Other Great NYC Film Festivals

The month of April brings along much more than the highly anticipated Tribeca Film Festival.  Although this big film event, founded by Robert De Niro,  Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff, is undeniably a highlight of the New York City film festival season, there are many other great festivals that fall a little under the press radar.    Here are three New York City film fests that we recommend adding to your …more…

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Maggie Grace Talks About Her Role in ‘Lockout’

Lockout is a testo-filled, high body count sci-fi action thriller that borrows a bit from Escape from New York. Only this time, instead of Snake Pliskin, it’s “Snow” (Guy Pearce) as a falsely convicted criminal.

The initially reluctant Snow eventually comes to the rescue of the president’s daughter Emilie Warnock (Maggie Grace) held captive in a space prison overtaken by crazed inmates. The plot: Rescue Emilie and our hero earns a …more…

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Fine film or fine wine? April delicacies at Fort Lauderdale’s Museum of Art

Fort Lauderdale’s Museum of Art kicks off Spring with an event-filled month. The Museum begins April with an outdoor film event on April 5th followed by a tribute to Pinot Noirs at April’s Wine Tasting on the 13th.

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amid the street noise: short films on the terrace
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All Together Now anuncia el segundo evento de cine jurado con artistas locales. Películas se proyectarán …more…

Las Vegas: Spring Preserve

Located just a few minutes away from the Las Vegas Strip the Spring Preserve feels like a completely different world offering a secluded peaceful oasis from all the glitz and glam.  This educational and environmentally conscious facility boast many different types of entertainment for adults and children alike.

Planning began for The Springs Preserve in the late 90’s and finally began construction in 2005.  It has been welcoming visitors since 2007.  …more…

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Interview with Filmmaker David Licata on the New Directors/New Films Festival

As we posted about a couple of weeks ago, this week is the New Directors/New Films Festival in New York City.  We decided to get the inside scoop on what makes this event so special from writer/filmmaker, David Licata, who participated in the festival in 2004.

Celen Cipriaso: Tell us a little about yourself.  

David Licata: I’m a writer and a filmmaker. The writing has appeared in literary journals and on …more…

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A Dissent from the Critical Mass

Much hoopla has been shed over a new breakout Indonesian film called, The Raid: Redemption, which was directed by Gareth Evans.  On Rotten Tomatoes, the film is currently sitting in generally positive territory with a nice 88% rating on the Tomatometer.   The film also got great buzz at Sundance, Toronto, and SXSW film festivals.  Mostly, the acclaim has been that because the movie is an unapologetic, extreme action film with …more…

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The Sound of My Voice…Gripping New Sci-Fi Indie

An intense, mesmerizsing Sundance favorite, The Sound of My Voice unfolds with eerie tension as a young couple infiltrates a strange cult.

The story follows L.A. documentary filmmakers Peter (Christopher Denham) and Lorna (Nicole Vicius), as they follow Maggie (Brit Marling), a stunningly beautiful young woman who claims to be a time traveler from the year 2054. Her goal: to recruit and train an army for a coming civil war.

In attempting …more…

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Hunger Games Mania Sweeping the Country

Unless you live in a cave or happen to be stranded on a remote island in the Pacific, you’ve felt the excitement mount as Suzanne Collins’ trilogy, The Hunger Games is catching fire—which, incidentally, is the title of Collins’ second book.

Of course, that’s nothing compared to the growing numbers of excited fans who have been salivating at the thought of seeing the books they’ve been devouring become a film—to be …more…

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Warehouse 21: Youth Artists in Santa Fe

You: are under 21, living in or traveling through Santa Fe, and are creative. Your parents: could really use some down time, wanna know their kid is safe/productive/engaged. Your pockets: have some lonely dollars, but just enough to get by. ...more...

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New Directors New Films Festival

When the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art team up for a film festival, you know the results will be well worth any ticket price.  Now in its 41st year, the New Directors/New Films festival is one of the best places to take a look at the most promising emerging talent in the film industry.  A few of the artists that have been featured over the years include: John Sayles, Spike Lee, Wim Wenders, Atom Egoyan, Wong Kar Wai, Richard Linklater and Sally Potter. Over the course of March 21- April 1st, this film festival will feature 29 feature films and 12 short films from 28 countries. ...more...

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Celebrate To Kill a Mockingbird’s 50th Anniversary at the Ziegfeld Theatre

As part of Turner Classic’s Road to Hollywood series, Roger Osborne and Spike Lee will host the World Theatrical Premiere Screening of the 50th Anniversary Restoration of To Kill a Mockingbird at New York City’s Ziegfeld Theatre
on March 1.

To Kill A Mockingbird is considered one of the most revered books of our time. It won the Pulitzer Prize and was declared as “Best Novel of the Century” by Library Journal.  Films often are unable …more…

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Vegas’ New Amanda Harris Contemporary Art Gallery

The Las Vegas Arts District recently welcomed a new gallery.  The Amanda Harris Gallery of Contemporary Art opened with its current show, a collection of work by Wess Dahl-Berg.  The Amanda Harris Gallery’s intention of providing a creative space that displays high quality and sophisticated contemporary art is realized by the art and events present and proposed.

Located in the ‘old’ downtown, the gallery is a short walk from Freemont Street …more…

Centennial Favorites, New Creations Meet at the Avant Music Festival 2012

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Rather paradoxically, “new” and experimental classical music is as much about the past as it is about the present. By its very nature, creating art that is avant-garde now demands an intimate understanding of what was avant-garde then. The aptly named Avant Music Festival–now in its third year in New …more…

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Why It Pays to Be Independent of the Academy

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t going to an Oscar party in a few weeks.  I’d also be lying if I said that I haven’t been trying to watch as many Best Picture nominees as I can before the big day.  But, well, here’s the thing.  Like any other film lover, yes, I will be watching the Oscars.  But here’s a little secret, there’s award show that I …more…

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Three Unique Oscar Inspired Events Around New York City

Outside watching as many Best Picture and Acting nominated movies as possible, there’s more than one way to get prepped for the Oscars.  Below are three unique Oscar inspired events happening around New York City.

Oscar Docs, 1950-87: Creative Expression at MoMA

Trust the Museum of Modern Art to have one of the more intriguing Oscar inspired events in the city.  A film exhibition that is an annual collaboration between the Academy of Motion Picture …more…

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A Celebration of Women: The Athena Film Festival

When one looks at the Best Director Oscar nods every year, you often don’t find a single female name in the bunch.  Kathryn Bigelow, who won for The Hurt Locker in 2009, is a recent exception.  But that does mean that women aren’t behind the scenes. To get a dose of the amount of female power in the film industry today, attend the Athena Film Festival at Barnard College.

Now in its second …more…