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Talking to the Largehearted Boy (Pt 1)

On the blog Largehearted Boy, David Gutowski tries to find “the point where music and literature meet.” That means chatting up authors and musicians about where they find inspiration, plus lots and lots legal mp3s free for the taking. We recently caught up with the blogger with the big heart and he gave us insight into biz of blogging and ... Read More »

Desert Driving with ‘The Men Who Stare At Goats’

In the latest George Clooney box office hit, ‘The Men Who Stare at Goats‘ tells the somewhat-true story of a U.S. Army Special Forces unit — the New Earth Army, in the film; the First Earth Battalion in real life — dedicated to studying New Age philosophies and the paranormal in an attempt to create a band of psychic spies. ... Read More »

Back to Berlin

While the world celebrates the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall let’s take a look at the Wall on film.     Read More »

Away to India: Shopping Delhi

Mira Nair is currently making movie news with ‘Amelia‘, the Hilary Swank-starring Amelia Earhart biopic that screened on opening night at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival, but she really got her first taste of movie stardom as the director of 2001’s Monsoon Wedding.     The film was just re-released by the Criterion Collection, so let’s take a trip to ... Read More »

Finding ‘Twilight’

Robert Pattinson fans, rejoice: The massively popular ‘Twilight‘ series is headed back to theaters! Tickets are already on sale for ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon,’ but you still have to wait two weeks until it hits the cineplex on November 20. Until then, let’s head to the Pacific Northwest to see where the scenes were really shot.     Read More »

In Theaters Now: Paris

In the latest film from Cedric Klapisch, ‘Paris‘, a young professional dancer (Romain Duris) find himself unexpectedly facing his own mortality. Watching the city through his window, he begins to see the different sides of Paris through the lives of his neighbors — the fruit seller, the woman at the bakery, a social worker, a dancer, an architect, a homeless ... Read More »

Meet Me in Trollhattan

When you’re a Danish director afraid of flying, how do you go on location? Lars von Trier — the controversial director of ‘The Antichrist‘ — has found the answer in the small Swedish city of Trollhatten, just a short train (or a ferry and a car ride) away from his home in Copenhagen.   The city with the strange name ... Read More »

Hotels of Horror: ‘The Shining’

Since Jack Nicholson taught us that all work and no play a dull boy makes, in Stanley Kubrick’s 1977 interpretation of Stephen King’s ‘The Shining‘, there’s nothing scarier than the thought of being snowed in at an empty hotel. Stranded, with no way to contact the outside world…   Most of the movie was shot on a British soundstage — ... Read More »

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