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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Announces Halloween Candy Buy-Back Benefit

Broadway’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is launching a Halloween Candy Buy Back, which will ship uneaten Halloween candy to troops overseas in conjunction with the Soldiers’ Angels’ Treats for Troops Program. The production encourages trick-or-treaters to bring their unconsumed candy to the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on November 5, from 10am-11:30am for donation. The first 50 people to donate 5 pounds (or more) of their candy will receive a pair of tickets to that evening’s 6:30pm performance. All others who donate a minimum of 1 pound of candy will receive a special Golden Ticket offer.   Based on the classic Roald Dahl novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Read More

WTF Is Happening In Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Mother!’?

There’s a theory that if everything in life were perfect, we wouldn’t need art. We create because the world is imperfect, or, depending on what you believe, because we have made it so. Art exists because it’s our way of answering big questions and inspiring even more. Movies, in particular, function as societal mirrors; we project ourselves onto the characters playing out on screen, comparing their actions to our own: Are they acting immorally? Why did they make that decision when there were so many other, better ones? What would I do in their situation? What, then, are we to make of a movie like Darren Aronofsky’s Read More

Frank Vincent, Legendary Mob Actor on ‘The Sopranos,’ Dies at 78

The legendary bad guy also played toughs for Martin Scorsese in ‘Raging Bull,’ ‘Goodfellas’ and ‘Casino.’ Frank Vincent, who played the vicious mob boss Phil Leotardo on The Sopranos, has died. He was 78. Vincent died of complications from heart surgery in New Jersey, TMZ reported. Vincent also portrayed tough guys for director Martin Scorsese in Raging Bull (1980), Goodfellas(1990) — as the real-life Gambino gangster Billy Batts, he with the memorable line, “Go home and get your shine box!” — and Casino (1995). On HBO’s The Sopranos, Leotardo often butted heads with James Gandolfini’s Tony Soprano as he eventually rose to become boss of the Lupertazzi crime family. Read More

Five Film-Related Beach Reads for the Dog Days of Summer

It’s late in the season to be sure; deep into if not past the dog days of summer. The sun-soaked potential of June, July and August has curdled into an oppressive layer of damp heat hanging low in the atmosphere. Just a few months ago the promise of outdoor recreation presented itself as a reward for all of our hard work in Q’s 1 and 2. Now, it looms like a threat. But for better or worse, there’s still plenty of time left on the calendar to escape to the nearest beach, reservoir, pool, estuary or fjord for some well-deserved R&R. And—of course—to put a dent in Read More

Why ‘Brik’ Is A Comic Unlike Any Other

In an age of corporatized superhero blockbusters, writers Michael Benson and Adam Glass tell nuanced narratives. The duo first met on a picket line during the 2007-2008 Writers Guild of America strike. Benson had worked on HBO’s Entourage while Glass was getting ready to write and produce the CW sleeper hit Supernatural. A friendship was struck and suddenly the two were writing graphic novels together. Their creative partnership for Marvel has created stories where Deadpool is reimagined as a Cold War pulp thriller, Luke Cage wanders through a Prohibition-era Harlem defined by institutionalized racism, and the Punisher remains permanently trapped in his past hatreds. Throughout these immoral Read More

Stealing Time | Sci-Fi Time Travel Short Film

When a down-on-his-luck inventor builds a time machine to change the past, he unwittingly sets off a disastrous chain of events. This short film was made based on the following constraints: • Cannot take place entirely in one location. • Someone must say the words “time travel.” • Two characters must have a long-standing rivalry. • When one character was a kid, he/she used to wish he/she could travel back in time to see real-life dinosaurs. • One character is a wine lover and is very picky/elitist about their wine. • One character prefers bubble baths to showers. • Someone has to say: “I have to go Read More

The 10 Most Fun ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ Episodes

This is not a list of the ten best episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation. You can find many such rankings highlighting the top moments aboard the USS Enterprise-D. These are the fun episodes, the ones we fire up on Hulu when we need 45 minutes of comfort television in the 24th century. Season 6, Episode 20 “The Chase” is a love-it-or-hate-it episode. The Cardassians, Klingons, Romulans, and Federation are all on the hunt for the same object, each trying to outsmart the next. But —SPOILER ALERT—the object in question turns out to be a recording revealing that the humanoid races of the Star Trek universe Read More

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 – HISHE REVIEW

After seeing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Daniel shares his opinion on the film. There are spoilers here! Beware of your viewing. Watch More HISHEs: HTTPS://BIT.LY/HISHEPLAYLIST CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT HISHE.

Remembering Cinema’s Pioneering Women

ilm historian and author Anthony Slide, once described by Lillian Gish as “our preeminent historian of the silent film,” will attend the American Cinematheque’s 2017 Retroformat program “Comediennes of the Silent Era” on Sat., May 6, at 7:30 p.m., at the Spielberg Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. Read more of the article by visiting this link.

Best Film Car Chases

The Art of the Car Chase from Filmnørdens Hjørne on Vimeo. The car chase montage (or supercut, if you will) is not exactly an original concept, but looking for an editing challenge, this one came up. Editing a car chase is no doubt hard and difficult work. Editing 50 of them together does make it easier depending on how strict your standards of continuity are. I tried to have “sections” of continuity – little scenes, that tell their own little stories, but don’t necessarily fit together as such. The most time consuming part of the process is no doubt finding and preparing the clips. It is also Read More