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Endangered Soviet Sites, “Vacation” Reboot, and Getting to Cuba Legally

  Twenty years after the fall of the U.S.S.R., Soviet landmarks in Moscow including the Mayakovskaya metro station, Lenin’s tomb, and The Melnikov House (pictured above) are in disrepair and under threat of disappearing forever. (Guardian UK)   Like James Bond, Clark Griswold of “National Lampoon’s Vacation” is the latest iconic movie hero to undergo a dark, edgy “reboot”. (Cinematical) ... Read More »

Why L.A.-Based “Logorama” Is Our Oscar Pick for Best Animated Short Film

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  Fearing a repeat of last year when I came in dead last in my Oscar office pool, I’m paying a little more attention to who is actually nominated this year (how was I to know the Academy would overlook “Hancock”). So, with the Academy Awards only week’s away, we’ve gotten out our ballots and begun handicapping the nominees. First ... Read More »

Fanatic Turns To Web To Fund and House “The Art of Akira” Exhibition

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  Not only are we used to directing you to the real-life physical locations of your favorite movies with our “Film + Travel” series, but we’re also accustomed to directing you to exhibitions held in solid, brick-and-motor galleries and museums. When it comes to the planned “The Art of Akira” project, however, neither the locations caught on the displayed film ... 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 »

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