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Fix the City community group, citing traffic, might fight Academy Museum

A savvy opponent is ready to take on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences over concerns that its planned $300-million film museum will snarl traffic and worsen parking problems.

Flashback: 'The Wizard' Unveils Nintendo's Power Glove

When The Wizard hit theaters shortly before Christmas in 1989, it was marketed as a legitimate motion picture, complete with stars like Fred Savage, Christian Slater, Jenny Lewis and Beau Bridges. But in reality, the whole thing was essentially a 96-minute commercial for Nintendo. They passed out free mini-issues of...

Thomas Mann Set To Star In 'Brain On Fire' with Dakota Fanning & Jenny Slate!

Thomas Mann happily poses alongside his co-star Olivia Cooke while attending the official Academy screening of their latest film Me And Earl And The Dying Girl hosted by the The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences at The Academy Theatre at Lighthouse International on Tuesday (May 26) in New York City. The 23-year-old actor [...]

Academy Of Motion Pictures Faces Challenges, Contemplates Changes

“Behind closed doors — where leaders of the 6,000-member film Academy do most of their deliberating — paid staff, elected governors and committee members have been looking to shore up the annual awards show, which saw a drop in TV viewers of almost 15 percent to 36.6 million in the last year. As that happens, […]

The Story Behind Three of Television’s Most Eclectic Comedies of Recent Years

The people behind three comedy series that have enthusiastic followings and a decidedly skewed perspective talked about their shows last week at an FYC event held at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. On hand to discuss “Portlandia,”...

Disney's 'Tomorrowland' Failure Is Not About Audiences Rejecting Originality

First of all, I am aware that I am discussing the failure of a major motion picture based on four days of worldwide box office play. So if Brad Bird's Tomorrowland ends up having magic legs and/or catches fire overseas becoming a proverbial Pacific Rim, then I'll happily apologize accordingly. But let's assume [...]

The 10 Types of Book-to-Film Adaptations

It's hard not to feel a little uneasy when a beloved book gets adapted into a major motion picture. Yes, it’s exciting to see the story come to life, but we also worry the film won’t “do the book justice,” and that the masses will forever...Show More Summary

“Ditto”: The Pop Motion Picture Catharsis of GHOST

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Nobody wants to die. Furthermore, nobody wants to die in a burgundy shirt. Read more...

Why Doesn’t Hollywood Cater More To Older Audiences? (They’re Growing)

“According to a 2014 study of theatrical market statistics by the Motion Picture Association of America, the number of “frequent moviegoers” in the 60-plus demographic (that is, those who attend the cinema at least once a month) jumped almost 30 percent last year from 2013, to 5.3 million viewers. That is the highest level for […]

Stan Lee Releasing a Most Appropriate Memoir

Stan Lee is publishing a memoir—and, of course, it will be in the form of a graphic novel. Lee, 92, the former head of Marvel Comics and creator of such iconic comic book (and now major motion picture) characters as Spider-Man and the X-Men, says in a statement that...

Soundtracked - Rachel Mason "The Lives of Hamilton Fish"

Motion picture soundtracks have always fascinated me. In the Soundtracked series, composers and/or directors offer commentary on their film's soundtrack, and share insights into the creative evolution that melds music into the final film. Rachel Mason's The Lives of...

Lionsgate Sees Franchise Possibilities For ‘The Odyssey,’ Maybe With ‘The Iliad”

“We have high goals for this one….we're feeling very, very bullish,” Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairman Rob Friedman told analysts this morning as execs talked up the financial opportunities for the recently announced epic film...Show More Summary

Pogo: Forget

Pogo’s latest remix is comprised of sound bites from a wide variety of animated and live-action motion pictures. Like many of his tunes, this one will crawl deep into your ears, and not let go of your brain as it works its way to your heart.

Cool Stuff: A Rick Baker Auction Featuring One of a Kind Props and Effects

In the realm of motion picture effects and make-up, Rick Baker is the name among names. A seven-time Oscar winner, he’s been making us believe the unbelievable for the better part of five decades. From Star Wars to An American Werewolf...Show More Summary

Everybody’s Into Weirdness: Skatetown USA (1979)

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Jacob Knight continues his walk on the weird side with Patrick Swayze’s first motion picture. Read more...

Great Britons: Charlie Chaplin – The First Great International Star of Motion Pictures

Charlie Chaplin was the first great star of motion-pictures, creating the enduring character of The Tramp and entertaining generations of movie-goers. His rise from destitution to wealth and stardom is a classic ‘rags to riches’ story, complete with scandals, divorces and controversies. Show More Summary

Guess Where the World's Most Expensive Non-English Language Movies Are Being Made

It’s a geographic and historical quirk of the global movie business that the biggest and most expensive films are almost always made in the English language. Largely because the motion picture industry was established and developed in Anglocentric America, and also partly because there are so many English speakers in [...]

Review: Hollywood’s WWII legacy, war’s impact on directors revealed in “Filming the Camps” at history center

When George Stevens, director of the Special Motion Picture Coverage Unit (SPECOU), entered the gates of the Dachau concentration camp with his team on April

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures clears environmental review

Hollywood usually adores plot twists, but a thriller was the last thing planners of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures wanted Thursday as they sought a vital stamp of approval needed to push forward with their $300-million projec...

The 7 greatest film taglines of all time

Since the dawn of the motion picture industry, those who have produced and exhibited films have realised the importance of creating a snappy line that expresses the central theme and appeal of the film. A successful tagline has the power...Show More Summary

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