Category Archives: Film

Not The New Yorker

As an unapologetic fan of Wes Anderson films, I have been looking forward to the release of his upcoming movie The French Dispatch. Although we still have to wait until July 24, 2020 to see it, the trailer and a fun … Continue reading

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Is This The Prequel You’ve Been Waiting For?

Suzanne Collins, author of the blockbuster best-selling, major-motion-picture-adapted Hunger Games trilogy, has done what most writers of runaway best-selling, major-motion-picture-adapted book series eventually do, and has  gone and written a prequel. The prequel, titled The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, is … Continue reading

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Meet Portland

Even if you have never visited Portland, Oregon, you probably have a notion of the inherent quirkiness of the Pacific Northwest city. The local tourism organization Travel Portland is capitalizing on Portland’s weirdness in it’s latest campaign. The “Go Somewhere … Continue reading

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Gandalf has a blog

Starting in 1999 with his casting as Gandalf and continuing through 2003, Ian McKellan wrote a blog called The Grey Book about his experiences starring in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movie trilogy. If you are a fan, you’ll find … Continue reading

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Dracula 2020

To hype the new version of  Bram Stoker’s Dracula on BBC and Netflix , the team at BBC Creative has  designed some impressive billboards. The ads, which are currently up in London and Birmingham, use a brilliant combination of stakes … Continue reading

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Science Fiction Day

Even if you are one of those readers who claim that they don’t like science fiction, it’s more than likely that there are some works in the genre that you have appreciated and enjoyed. When it comes to science fiction … Continue reading

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Happy Public Domain Day

On January 1, 2020, works from 1924 will enter the US public domain, where they will be free for all to use and build upon, without permission or fee. These works include George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, silent films by … Continue reading

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Nothing Happens (for a reason)

This captivating 11-minute film by Michelle and Uri Kranot is a mysterious, melancholy animation in which a diverse group of people slowly gather in a snow-laden field in Denmark. Nothing really happens in Nothing Happens and that’s kind of refreshing.

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“Thanx 4 Nothing”

I just discovered that the artist and Beat poet John Giorno died in October. You can be forgiven if you are not familiar with him, but in the 60s and 70s he was a prominent figure in the New York … Continue reading

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Paris: 66 Million BC

I know the big name dinosaurs—Tyrannosaurus, Allosaurus, Velociraptor, etc.—but that’s about the extent of my grasp of Dinosauria. However, my nephew Cameron is a budding paleontologist at the age of two (yes, 2) and he constantly schools me on the … Continue reading

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