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UK’s Pinewood Shepperton Studios Expanding in the Dominican Republic

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March 9, 2011
UK’s Pinewood Shepperton Studios Expanding in the Dominican Republic

The major British film studio, Pinewood Shepperton, located approximately 20 miles west of London’s downtown, recently announced its ambitious expansion plan to open a movie studio in the Dominican Republic. The studio will serve Latin America. The first phase of the construction began late last month, and it is hoped that it will be completed...
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Why Spain is so Appealing to International Filmmakers

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March 6, 2011
Why Spain is so Appealing to International Filmmakers

Imagine a country with attractive private finance, excellent facilities and locations, some of the hottest filmmaking talent in the world, along with generous national and regional subsidies. Well there’s no need to imagine, all this currently exists in Spain. Denis Pedregosa, vice president of productions at Kanzaman films said, “International producers that come and...
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The Last Airbender: Well-Deserved Razzie Winner

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March 5, 2011
The Last Airbender: Well-Deserved Razzie Winner

I should start this off by confessing that M. Night Shyamalan fascinates me, and that I have seen every one of the features he’s directed from 1999’s The Sixth Sense on. It’s not that I think he’s a good director, it’s that he seems to almost intentionally be getting worse and worse as he...
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Movie Poster of the Week: ‘From Paris With Love’

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March 4, 2011
Movie Poster of the Week: ‘From Paris With Love’

From Paris With Love does not look like it would be any good going by the poster. It contains a few flaws when inspecting it more closely. Rhys Meyers is looking as if he’s going at the leisurely pace of a turtle on death row on his side of the car. Travolta on the...
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Competition for ‘The Bourne Legacy’ Heats Up

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March 3, 2011
Competition for ‘The Bourne Legacy’ Heats Up

There is often fierce competition within tinsel town between young actors for perceived high-profile roles. Spider Man (2002), Jack the Giant Killer and Captain America, are certainly among those roles. The last two are still in pre and post production. Of course, stiff competition for such roles is in no way uncommon, but it...
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127 Hours: A Review

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March 1, 2011
127 Hours: A Review

127 Hours, USA, 2010 Written and directed by Danny Boyle Based on the autobiography Between a Rock and a Hard Place, written by Danny Boyle with Simon Beaufoy Great film can transcend its subject matter. In many ways, that’s what most filmmakers set out to do. Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours does more than tells...
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83rd Annual Academy Awards: Oscar Winners

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March 1, 2011
83rd Annual Academy Awards: Oscar Winners

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards Sunday night proved to be full of surprises, however most of them we’re not in the selections, but rather in what happened on and off the stage. Whether it was “F bombs” by Melissa Leo or the heavily criticized performance of James Franco and Anne Hathaway, the Academy of...
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83rd Annual Academy Awards: Predictions and Picks

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February 26, 2011
83rd Annual Academy Awards: Predictions and Picks

With the 83rd Annual Academy Awards just around the corner, I would like to get on record with my predictions and picks for all of the most popular categories. Included in this list are the nominees I believe should win the Oscar as well.
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Rabbit Hole

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February 25, 2011
Rabbit Hole

Rabbit Hole represents a radical departure for director John Cameron Mitchell, who previously brought us 2001′s Hedwig and the Angry Inch, an alternately hilarious and tragic musical that redefined the possibilities of the genre, and 2006′s Shortbus, which famously included scenes of non-simulated sexual activity but handily avoided actual pornography by thoughtfully and poignantly...
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Restrepo: A Review

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February 21, 2011
Restrepo: A Review

Restrepo, 2010, USA Directed and photographed by Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington American journalist Sebastian Junger and British photojournalist Tim Hetherington Restrepo hits you like a cluster bomb and as you gather the pieces of yourself you get hit again. Powerful imagery, engaging subject matter, and a very personal central group of characters make...
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Tim Burton and Ken Ralston Discuss the Difficulties of ‘Alice in Wonderland’

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February 13, 2011
Tim Burton and Ken Ralston Discuss the Difficulties of ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Both director Tim Burton and visual effects master Ken Ralston were presented with a vast catalog of huge difficulties and challenges in the production of Alice in Wonderland (2010). Ralston and Burton both wrestled with the enormous amount of computer-generated effects. “The film used a lot more green screen than Ralston has ever dealt...
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Love And Other Drugs

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February 10, 2011
Love And Other Drugs

At first glance, the recent romantic comedy/drama Love and Other Drugs would seem to be a radical departure for director Edward Zwick, best known for weighty, melodramatic historical epics like Glory (1989), Legends of the Fall (1996), and The Last Samurai (2003). My first thought upon hearing his name attached to the project was...
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Brit Actor Henry Cavill to Take the Lead Role in Warner Brother’s ‘Superman: Man of Steel’

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January 31, 2011
Brit Actor Henry Cavill to Take the Lead Role in Warner Brother’s ‘Superman: Man of Steel’

Henry Cavill, who is he? I hear you utter. Well, all will be revealed, this 27 year old British actors career is about to take off, quite literally! Producers Chris Nolan and Zack Snyder have decided to cast Henry Cavill for their upcoming Superman movie. It’s a little known fact that Cavill was almost...
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