Category Archives: Ourselves

An Appreciation: Composer Robert B. Sherman.

If you’re a parent who’s ever taken your child to Disney World or Disneyland, and, let’s face it, that’s most of us, then you’ve no doubt wished mightily that the Mouse served alcohol before hopping on the “It’s A Small … Continue reading

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Review: Red State (USA, 2011)

Name: Red State Release Date: 2011 Writer: Kevin Smith Director: Kevin Smith Cast: Michael Angarano: Travis Michael Parks: Abin Cooper Deborah Aquila: Mrs. Vasquez Nicholas Braun: Billy-Ray Ronnie Connell: Randy Kaylee DeFer: Dana Patrick Fischler: Agent Hammond John Goodman: Joseph … Continue reading

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The Top Five, Can’t Miss Silent Films.

Intrigued by “The Artist” but don’t know where to start learning about silent films? Worry no more. The Guardian has put together a handy list of its Top 5 Can’t Miss Silent Films. There’s some good entry points here, such … Continue reading

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Ethan Hawke: “Nothing Went The Way I Thought It Would.”

In a soul-searching interview with The Guardian, the 40-something actor could well be speaking for the rest of his generation. Hawke stars in the upcoming “The Woman in the Fifth,” in which he plays an American writer in Paris, who’s … Continue reading

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Thomas Edison Produced The First On-Screen Kiss.

This is pretty fascinating (from Brain Pickings, via IO9): “Thomas Edison is responsible for some of the most significant, and is even credited as the inventor of the movie industry itself. But besides his visionary take on technology, he also had … Continue reading

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An Appreciation: Dying’s Easy. Comedy Is Hard.

Where have all the comedians gone? I bring this up because the other night I was watching “Man on the Moon,” the 1999 biopic of the late Andy Kauffman, starring Jim Carrey as the improv comedian. If you only know … Continue reading

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Woody Allen’s First “Midnight in Paris” Was A 1971 Short Story.

Here’s a fascinating piece by Steve Pond over at The Wrap, who notes that Woody Allen took a fantasy trip to the Lost Generation’s City of Light years before last summer’s sleeper hit Midnight in Paris. As he got ready … Continue reading

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