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100 Years of Kurosawa

Toshiro Mifune in Akira Kurosawa's 'Throne of Blood'

2010 marks more than just a new decade it’s also the centenary of famed director Akira Kurosawa. New York City’s Film Forum is celebrating with a four-week Kurosawa film festival, featuring 29 films — ranging from the 1950s classics Rashomon and Seven Samurai to the 1990 surrealist masterpiece Dreams. The series starts this Wednesday, January 6, and runs through February ... Read More »

Sex and the (New) City

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A while back we told you about the drama surrounding the on-location shoots for Sex and the City 2. Well in the holiday rush we missed the newest SATC trailer to hit the web. And guess what? It’s got some glamour shots of Dubai, the glitzy city where parts of the film were shot. So what do you think? The ... Read More »

Movies in Malta

Ollie's Last Pub

It’s a tiny island off the coast of Italy, but the Malta has had its fair share of starring roles in blockbusters with big-name stars like Brad Pitt and Madonna. The capital city of Valletta, with its pristine ancient and medieval architecture has been transformed into ancient Greece and Rome in flicks like ‘Troy‘, ‘Gladiator‘ and ‘Alexander‘.   If you ... Read More »

One Night Only: Pedro Almodovar in NYC

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Sometimes there’s nothing better than sitting in a movie theater and watching a great flick to wind town the week. Well tonight BAMcinématek makes moviegoing even better with a screening of ‘Broken Embraces‘ introduced by the director himself. Head to the Brooklyn Academy of Music for the film’s 6:40 screening to see the flick with a special introduction by Pedro ... Read More »

The Year’s Best

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Now that we’re in December, is it any surprise to see “Best Of” lists popping up like crazy? We’ll here’s one with a lot of cred — the American Film Institute’s picks for the best films of 2009. The venerable institution picks fan favorites ranging from raucous bromance flick ‘The Hangover‘ to the year’s biggest downer ‘Precious‘.     Did ... Read More »

Avatar and the changing face of Animation

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It’s the most expensive movie ever made. James Cameron’s 3-D animated extravaganza, ‘Avatar’. The sci-fi flick–which tells the story of an injured U.S. Marine (Sam Worthington) who travels to a distant moon called Pandora in hopes of regaining use of his legs–cost over $300 million to make, which means to make its money back this has to be one big ... Read More »

On Location. At Home.

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Every once in a while we’re reminded that it’s about to be 2010 and that we do, in fact, live in the future. The latest gadget to make us realize this? Yoostar, a new at-home green screen kit that let’s you be the star of your favorite movies and TV shows. The kit comes with a green screen and studio-quality ... Read More »

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