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a paToday we continue with another entry in our Fun with Franchises series, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Part I.

In case you don’t know how this works — a while back, I decided to rank my favorite Disney movies and rank my favorite James Bond movies. And the Disney ones were mostly straight synopses and not too much fun, but when I got to Bond, I enlisted the help of my friend Colin (whose blog is TokyoRemix.com. Fuck yeah, promotion!), who knows everything about the Bond franchise that I do not, for those articles, and along the way, learned how to have fun with it. And, by the end of the Bond articles, we were having so much fun that I said, “Man, we have to do this again with other stuff.” Because I spent about a straight month and a…

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Monday, July 22, HBO Bryant Park Film Festival presents African Queen starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn, directed by John Huston. Bogart won his first and only Oscar as a hard drinking riverboat captain alongside prim missionary Katharine Hepburn. The lawn opens at 5pm, but the movie starts at sunset, usually between 8pm – 9pm. Free.

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Trailers of Cine

Watch the official trailer of Ramaiya Vastavaiya directed by Prabhudheva. Go Desi Cool…July 19 This July watch hearts & heads collide as young love blossom…
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Yesterday I got my first roll of film back shot with my Canon Eos 3. All the pictures on this roll were shot using the 50mm f1.4 lens. The roll was used at the Mission Tobacco Lounge on Saturday night shooting Rockabilly bands Powerflex Five, The Lonsome Ones, The Wreckin Katz and Rob Bell Combo. Had to really take a shot in the dark with the exposure level in this place as the lighting was low and super goofey. I shot with Portra 400 film at 30 f1.4 and although I’m happy that I got something back I really need more time with low light shooting and film. Prtra 400
I did Also take my mark III with me and shot a bunch with the 24-70mm f2.8L. The link Below is to my flickr where I Posted Some of the Pictures from that night.

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The World's End posterGoing into the final installment in the loosely collected Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy I have to admit I felt a certain amount of trepidation. While I have greatly enjoyed the ouvre of Wright, Pegg and Frost from Spaced to Hot Fuzz (including Scott Pilgrim vs The World and, to a lesser extent, Paul) the chances of striking fried gold once again were, to my mind, slim.

Well, thankfully, I was wrong and the trio once again combined to create a great film that is certainly one of the funniest I’ve seen in a long time.

Ostensibly dealing with a group of old school friends reuniting for a pub-crawl, much like Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz there is another side to the movie too. Really this is where the trilogy aspect comes from as the movie once again deals with aspects of growing up and fitting in to…

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This is a bunch-of-friends kind of movie, that is really rare recently. The characters spend most of the time in one place, and as you “sit” there with them you  really get acquainted. More to it sometimes you fell like a member of the crew.

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tales from the roof

friendswithkids It’s hard to deny that friendships change when people get  married and have kids. Late-night carousing gives way to late-night nappy changes, tempers fray, relationships break down and there is little time for socialising. There is plenty of comedy gold to be mined from this premise, but writer-director Jennifer Westfeldt’s offering fails to sparkle.

Watching their friends Leslie and Alex (Maya Rudolph and Chris O’Dowd) and Missy and Ben (Kristen Wiig and Jon Hamm) descend into marriage hell, fun-loving besties Jason and Julie (Adam Scott and Jennifer Westfeldt, pictured) decide to avoid the angst and stay single. However Julie’s biological clock is calling for a kid of her own, but she’s worried she won’t find Mr Right in time.

friendswithkids_picJason offers to help and the two plan to enjoy the best of both worlds by having a baby together, while remaining friends and dating other people. The pregnancy and birth go…

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holymotors Defying genre, convention and sometimes belief, French experiment Holy Motors takes us on a wild and cheeky romp through film history.

Leos Carax’s first feature film since 1999’s Pola X, Holy Motors follows the mysterious Monsieur Oscar (Denis Lavant), a chameleon character who flits from scene to scene in a series of roles, from a well-heeled banker to a filthy itinerant, a concerned father and a trained assassin. Travelling between “appointments” in a black limousine – driven by Edith Scob, star of 1960 French horror Eyes Without a Face – Oscar uses the limo as his change room to switch costumes and slap on elaborate cosmetics and wigs.

Oscar’s exploits take him from the bizarre to the comical – the scene in which he plays lunatic tramp Monsieur Merde, chomping on flowers and kidnapping a supermodel (Eva Mendes), is both hilarious and grotesque.

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Pop princess Kylie Minogue makes a…

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Goodwin Does the Movies While Lewis Watches

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           The post-apocalyptic film Oblivion boasts an action-packed, effects-filled, macho Tom Cruise film but leaves you feeling confused and frustrated. While the film is full of neat science fiction technology and exceptional imagery of Earth’s new landscapes, it fails to bring originality to its characters and leaves a lot of complicated questions unanswered.

           The film begins in the year 2077 after Earth has been thoroughly damaged by a nuclear battle against aliens attempting to steal earth’s resources. After the war, the rest of civilization has fled to live in a spaceship called Tet while we truck along with the last two remaining people on Earth, Jack Harper (Tom Cruise), and his assigned partner Victoria (Andrea Riseborough). In order to kill the remaining aliens roaming the planet, the humans have created a series of drones to search the planet and destroy any they come across.  It is Jack’s duty to…

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