Category Archives: movies

Isn’t all art derivative ?

Three well-known international street artists are suing former Python Terry Gilliam, charging the director with ripping-off one of their collaborative murals painted in Buenos Aires, Argentina nearly four years ago. The artists—Jaz, Ever and Other—allege that a mural in the … Continue reading

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Just Books, No Cookies

h/t to the Greene County Public Library

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Tokyo Reversed

I don’t know if I would have the patience or discipline to watch the entire 9 hour version of Tokyo Reverse, but the 5 minute trailer is captivating. The clip is a preview for an amazing film that aired on … Continue reading

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Bring Your Own Popcorn

On the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, just outside of the Egyptian resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh, hidden at the base of a desert mountain range, sits an odd sight : hundreds of seats for an outdoor movie theater. … Continue reading

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The Burroughs Century

William S. Burroughs was an American author, painter, actor, Beat icon, and one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. To celebrate the anniversary of his 100th birthday ( February 5, 2014 ), his birthplace, Bloomington Indiana is … Continue reading

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It’s Elementary

Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional detective Sherlock Holmes first appeared in print almost 127 years ago. The subsequent novels and short stories inspired more than 200 films and television series. The recent legal ruling in the United States on Sherlock Holmes … Continue reading

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Books vs Films

The British book selection website Lovereading has created an interesting infographic called, “The Ultimate Showdown: Books Vs. Films”, which asks the question, “which is better the book or the film?” for popular films based on books for the past twenty-two … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day is Always Kafkaesque

comic by Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal

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The Hunger Games Are Real

A non-profit organization called The Harry Potter Alliance has launched a clever Hunger Games-themed social justice campaign called “Odds In Our Favor”. The group has released a rabble-rousing video called “The Hunger Games Are Real”, which uses events from Suzanne … Continue reading

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Middle Earth (travel to)

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