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A Potter Paradise

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You still can’t book a trip to Hogwarts, but it’ll soon be possible to visit the world of Harry Potter. That’s because Universal Studios Orlando and Warner Bros. have announced plans for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter — a 22-acre theme park based on the hugely popular series of films and books in Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Visitors to ... Read More »

The ‘Informant!’ on Location

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Happy humpday! To celebrate making it halfway through the work week, we’re looking ahead to one of this weekend’s hotly anticipated new movies — ‘Informant!‘ The film reunited ‘Ocean’s 11′ (and 12 and 13) director Steven Soderbergh with actor Matt Damon, who stars as the real-life Mark Whitacre, a bipolar whistleblower at one of the world’s largest corporations. When Whitacre ... Read More »

Brooklyn Bound

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With the Brooklyn Book Festival right around the corner, we’ve got Kings County on the mind. So let’s head across the East River and check out some of our favorite Brooklyn movie moments…   Read More »

And ‘Y Tu Mamá Tambien,’ Too

Huatulco

On Avenida Culiacan in Mexico City you’ll find the offices of Canana Films, the production company run by Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal, two of Mexico’s most popular young actors. The pair became international stars after Alfonso Cuarón’s hit, ‘Y Tu Mamá Tambien,’ a film that itself begins in Mexico City. Part coming of age story and part quest ... Read More »

A ‘Working Girl’ Weekend

Lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge at Night

What better way to celebrate Labor Day than with ‘Working Girl,’ the story of a Staten Island secretary who sticks it to the man and makes it big on Wall Street. Tess (Melanie Griffith) is a secretary with big dreams and no way to make them come true, until her demanding, demeaning and downright nasty boss (Sigourney Weaver) breaks her ... Read More »

Munchin’ in Memphis at The Arcade

The Arcade Restaurant, Memphis, Tennessee

Feelin’ hungry for some stick-to-your-bones Southern grub? Then step on down to Arcade Restaurant, located in the heart of Memphis’ historic South Main District at the corner of South Main and Calhoun Avenue. It’s the oldest restaurant in Memphis, and a city landmark, so it should come as no surprise that the Arcade has appeared in its fair share of ... Read More »

Frequent Flyer: James Bond

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When it comes to going on location, few films do it with as much panache and style as the James Bond series. ‘GoldenEye,’ the 17th Bond installment, features an in-his-prime Pierce Brosnan, as 007 in a case that sends him around the globe. The first of the Bond films to be made after the Cold War,  ’GoldenEye’ heads back to the U.S.S.R., stopping ... Read More »

Take Me to the River

The L.A. River

It may not be pretty, but it sure is famous. The LA River, the concrete-bedded waterway that cuts through downtown Los Angeles, has appeared in plenty of well-known films — from ‘Grease‘ to ‘Chinatown.’ It usually plays sinister host to car chases and murder scenes, but today, there’s much more to see down by the river. Find out, after the ... Read More »

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