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R.I.P. Miramax: Our Five Favorite Locations From Three Decades of Big-Budget Arthouse Classics

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  Miramax, the once-pugnacious arthouse Hollywood indie studio that fought and clawed its way into mainstream success, quietly closes today after 31 years of bringing the great vistas of the world to American moviegoers. It’s been a long, slow death for the firm that, under the direction of the uncompromising, often combative Weinstein brothers, went from a small distributor, to ... 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 »

We’re With the Band: Maitreya

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Rapper Maitreya has had traveled a long road — from his native New Zealand to New York and back, with a little help from the internet along the way. After years of gigging his way around the world, the artist was one of the first acts to make it big on SellaBand, a website where fans “invest” in independent artists. ... Read More »

Around the World…

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If you’re going to travel, you need to know what’s going on in the world. In today’s news round-up we head to Asia and Oceania to witness some amazing natural phenomena, and examine a strange plan for NYC.    People in China, India, Nepal, Bhutan and Japan were plunged into darkness yesterday during the longest total solar eclipse of the ... Read More »

Great Southern Filmscapes: Australia + New Zealand

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  From the rugged outback to Sydney’s famous skyline, Australia (and its neighbor New Zealand) offers the camera landscapes and lifestyles full of contrast, inspiring everyone from Bollywood directors to Disney’s Pixar—who animated Sydney for Finding Nemo. Melbourne local Gemma Blackwood is your guide for an “armchair tour” of the Land Down Under. About Your Guide: Gemma Blackwood had an ... Read More »

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