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Congrats Istanbul: Culture Capital

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When Istanbul was announced as the 2010 European Capital of Culture, we were excited, but we weren’t exactly surprised. After all, we included the city in two of our guides–Film+Travel Europe and Music+Travel Worldwide.   There’s a reason the city is so full of culture–spanning the Bosphorus, it has one foot in Europe and the other firmly rooted in Asia. ... 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 »

Bring Museyon Home for the Holidays

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It’s not too soon to think about holiday shopping. And if you’re stumped on what to get your music-loving little brother or your film fanatic girlfriend, why not pick up one of Museyon’s expertly curated guides. If you’re in New York, head Barnes & Noble — we’re at Union Square, Fifth Ave. & 46th St. (right next to Museyon HQ), ... Read More »

Scouting ‘A Serious Man’

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The Coen Brothers scoured the Midwest to find the perfect place to play the place where they grew up in their latest film, ‘A Serious Man‘. The story of physics professor Larry Gopnik and his family, the film is set in 1967, in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, in an intellectual Jewish household similar to the one the Coens grew up ... Read More »

Montreal Movies

Mary Queen of the World Cathedral, Montreal, Canada

Even in Francophone Quebec, Montreal stands out as decidedly European. That’s why so many film productions head to the Canadian city, using it as a stand-in for everything from Moscow to Paris. The folks over at the Metro just did a round-up of the Canadian city’s on-screen cameos including blockbuster flicks like ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ and ‘The ... Read More »

The Criterion Conversation: Part Three (On Location Edition)

Sony Center, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin

All week, we’ve been chatting with the Criterion Collection‘s Susan Arosteguy about Wim Wenders’ ‘Wings of Desire‘, the director’s cinematic return to his hometown, Berlin. At once heartbreaking and beautiful, Wenders’ portrait of Berlin captures a turbulent time in the nation’s history. It would take a time machine to get back to the Berlin depicted in the film — a ... Read More »

The Criterion Conversation (Part One)

Bruno Ganz in 'Wings of Desire'

On November 3, the Criterion Collection releases the newest edition of Wim Wenders’ 1987 masterpiece, ‘Wings of Desire‘. Set in post-War, pre-unification Berlin, the film is tells the story of a pair of angels — played by Bruno Ganz and Otto Sander — cursed with watching over humanity, but never experiencing it. Until, that is, one falls in love with ... Read More »

Scouting (a Lost) New York: ‘Taxi Driver’

Times Square through Travis Bickle's Rearview Mirror, 1976; Times Square Today

A while back, we went back in time — to the New York City of Travis Bickle, the deranged veteran in ‘Taxi Driver’. We we’re saddened (but not surprised) to see how little of Bickle’s New York still existed, so we certainly were excited to see the latest post over at Scouting New York, one of our favorite film blogs. ... Read More »

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