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Month: June 2019

June 27, 2019

Curse of the video game adaptation

Once upon a time in the year 1993, an abomination crawled out from the darkest depths of the underworld and into the light of our Earth: the first film adaptation of a video game. The movie, “Super Mario Bros.,” turned the villain of the video game series it was based on, Bowser, from a vicious fire-breathing […]

June 27, 2019

How Technology Continues to Revolutionize the Film Industry

Every Job is a STEAM Job is our series looking at why kids will need tech literacy and coding skills to succeed in their future careers, no matter where those careers take them. Previously, we looked at how technology is changing construction, archaeologists, set designers, teachers, fashion designers, architects, journalists, small business owners, and the professionals protecting our national parks. Just watch an old movie if […]

June 27, 2019

Staff Pick Premiere: A dizzying descent into deductive reasoning

People are really into puzzles. Give them a challenge, tease them with a few clues, and they’ll stay put for hours. There’s the jigsaw, the crossword, the sudoku, and even puzzles for poor unsuspecting dogs who just want a treat. But what do you call a puzzle that requires one to consider the complexity of human behavior […]

June 27, 2019

The History and Power of Sound Design in the Film Industry

The history of sound design involves innovations from some of the biggest names in Hollywood. At the 2019 Tribeca Film festival, we heard their stories. Last week at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, Making Waves: The Art Of Cinematic Sound premiered after nine years in production. Director Midge Costin takes audiences on a journey from the era of silent […]

June 25, 2019

The Most Popular Christmas Movie in Your State

For many Americans, the Christmas season includes putting on some comfortable pajamas, finding a blanket, and cozying up to the TV to watch your family’s favorite seasonal movie. However, not all parts of the country are in agreement about what that film should be. After all, not every state can boast a movie like Christmas in […]

June 25, 2019

Movie blog: Curse of the video game adaptation

Warner Bros. Pictures/TNS “Detective Pikachu” production still. By Thomas Wick, Staff WriterJUNE 5, 2019Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via Email Once upon a time in the year 1993, an abomination crawled out from the darkest depths of the underworld and into the light of our Earth: the first film adaptation of a video game. The movie, […]

June 25, 2019

Toy Story 4 Goes to Infinity, But Not Beyond

Not many businesses would consider a $118-million weekend a disappointment. But that’s Hollywood for you. Disney had expected Toy Story 4 to fire up its rockets, flip its little space wings open and fly to the upper reaches of the financial stratosphere—$140 million at least. Some suggested that even a galactic $200 million opening wasn’t out of the question. […]

June 25, 2019

Bucket List Films: Must-See Movies

If you’re trying to dedicate your life to the fabulous cause of watching incredible films constantly and doing nothing else with your life, you’ve come to the right place. Sometimes it’s hard to decide what to watch, so we’ve made it real easy for you. You’re welcome. Here’s our rundown of must-see films that you… […]

June 25, 2019

Why is Donald Trump obsessed with Bane in The Dark Knight Rises?

There are many superheroes an ailing American president might choose to associate with in an effort to pick up some much needed kudos. Frank Miller’s seminal graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns features a version of Superman who is in thrall to Ronald Reagan. In the film Iron Man 3, the fictional President Matthew Ellis is protected by Don Cheadle’s […]

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