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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 »

‘District 9′ Where Space Meets Soweto

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Alien action flick ‘District 9‘ is set up to be one of this summer’s biggest hits, albeit an unexpected one. Some are even calling it an early Oscar contender. Why unexpected? The film is the debut feature from a relative unknown — 29-year-old South African-born director Neill Blomkamp. We wouldn’t want to be in the same situation as the aliens in ... Read More »

Complaint Dept.: Remake Fatigue

Remakes Suck

All morning at Museyon HQ, we’ve been bemoaning the number of remakes at the movie theaters recently: a new ‘Fame’ film hits theaters in September, Zac Efron is taking over for John Travolta in ‘Saturday Night Fever,’ and a new ‘Nightmare on Elm Street,’ is headed to theaters in 2010. Not to mention the recent wave of blockbusters based on ... Read More »

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