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The Racial Face of Film

By DKIdea, published on Feb 20, 2014

This discussion is about the authenticity of movie material converted from pop culture literature and thus, will delve into the often touchy, but unnecessarily so, subject of race. People tend to get defensive and put their guard up when the subject of race surfaces which, to me, is ridiculous. Clearly we are of one race (human) with many ethnicities and cultural diversity. To always hinge on this fact is pointless, but that said, there are instances when it needs to be discussed and I think film is one of them.

This discussion needs to happen because it seems to be a hot button issue... (more)

Tags: hollywood, race, movies, bollywood, pop culture, comic books, marvel


By JennyT, published on Aug 29, 2013

babbling about age

joints (a different kind) that ache in rain sounds of oohs and aaahs stiff bones - (sat too long) bending with a sock

wrinkles (don't get me started) tired arches - heels too high energy zapped end of the day (do I have to cook) tablets - herbs- vitamins body rattles walking pharmacy

one could ask (no I do ask) how much to they alleviate placebos of the mind thinking of ahead walking sticks (possibly frames) be gone with you

for ageing brings memories smack bang - the hippocampus of daisy chains Hendrix - Joplin laughter sitting cross legged... (more)

Tags: music, youth, movies, age, memories, wrinkles, sore bones, walking sticks

Reviewing 'Man Of Steel' (2013)

By jonpercepto, published on Jun 24, 2013

‘Man Of Steel’ directed by Zack Snyder and produced by Christopher Nolan is, by far, the best adaptation of Superman I have ever seen. As an origin story, written by David S. Goyer, a lot of time in the beginning of the film is spent exploring Krypton’s culture which appealed to the anthropologist in me. In past adaptations there were large gaps about the planet. Filling in some information adds more to the seventy-five year old mythology. Although a lot of it is new it still fits nicely into Superman Lore, presented with a beautiful score by Hans Zimmer.

The view of Kryptons... (more)

Tags: superman, movies, man_of_steel

Comments Regarding Iron Man 3

By FMeekins, published on May 29, 2013

I am not as versed in the intricacies of Iron Man as I am the lore of Superman or Spider-Man.

However, a number of glaring things jumped out at me in Iron Man 3.

First, isn't the Iron Patriot suppose to actually be Norman Osborn, Spider-Man's old nemesis the Green Goblin and not Jim Rhodes AKA War Machine?

Second, the operatives of the Advanced Idea Mechanics (A.I.M.) ought to have been dressed in their distinctive yellow HAZMAT suites and not as your typical gang of arms dealers.

Also, if this faction is being introduced into the broader Marvel cinematic universe,... (more)

Tags: movies, iron man

With Malice Towards None

By Anastasia , published on Feb 1, 2013 manage all of this and the pressures of domestic life is the task of a Titan. Lincoln captures something of the scale and sweep here, the narrowness of focus notwithstanding. Spielberg handles his subject with masterful ease, eschewing some of the showmanship that he is noted for in past movies. Even when we fast forward to April 1865 the end comes not, as one might have expected, in Ford’s Theatre, but another theatre altogether, where a show attended by Lincoln’s youngest son Tad (Gulliver McGrath) is interrupted with news of the President’s assassination.

The movie... (more)

Tags: movies, slavery, american presidents, american civil war, american history, abraham lincoln, steven spielberg

NMM have discovered the world's first color film footage

By Ningauble, published on Sep 17, 2012

Moving picture fans rejoice, today the National Media Museum in the UK made an astonishing announcement to the world.


They have discovered inside a museum vault, hidden inside an old tin dating back to 1899, examples of the oldest color moving picture process known. Imagine, they were cached away for over a century. Needless to say this has re-written the history of early film.

Three years ago, in their archive, two rolls of film were discovered. They were created by inventor and photographer Edward Raymond Turner. Born in Somerset in 1873, he was schooled in London... (more)

Tags: movies, film, cinema, british film institute, coloring, edward raymond turner, moving pictures, national media museum, screen yorkshire, yorkshire film archive

Iron Ladies

By Anastasia , published on Mar 1, 2012

There is one compelling reason to see The Iron Lady– Meryl Streep’s performance as Margaret Thatcher. This is not acting; it’s almost as if an uncanny doppelganger has come to life, a performance which seems to clone the real-life Thatcher; her speech patterns, her mannerisms, her movements, her gestures; a fine observation of the finest details. This really is iron. The movie itself, though, is a little more like wood.

I have no hesitation at all in saying that Margaret Thatcher only stands comparison with Oliver Cromwell as the greatest commoner in British history. When people like... (more)

Tags: movies, academy awards, british politics, margaret thatcher

J Man

By Anastasia , published on Feb 3, 2012

...confidant, but with the FBI, the organisation which he created virtually single-handed, or rather shaped into a tough, modern crime fighting force out of the old amateurish and bumbling Bureau of Investigation in the Justice Department.

I admire Eastwood as a director; I hugely admired movies as diverse as Gran Torino and Million Dollar Baby. But I have to say that there is a falling off with J. Edgar, signs that he is no longer quite in command of the medium as he once was. The pace is uneven and too much of the story is taken for granted, particularly over the kidnapping and death ... (more)

Tags: movies, fbi

Silent Truths: Two Movies That Make The Case

By Notumbus Bumbus, published on Jan 28, 2012

...grandparents, and great grand parents, differ significantly from the generations before the advent of film, and Hugo delights in revealing the roots of that change.

The Artist, on the other hand, shows film having reached a far more sophisticated, yet remarkably similar state, as when movies first appeared. The story's are just as varied - adventures both old and newer, ideas to keep pace with modernity, and better technology, while retaining the two most essential elements - still needfully inclusive of the viewer, and still pulling rabbits out of the metaphorical hat of wonder.... (more)

Tags: movies, hugo, the artist, silent

Movie Premiere of ‘The Wonder Stone’

By amreporter, published on Jan 16, 2012

Film ‘The Wonder Stone’ directed by Varun Mehta finally saw its premiere on 28th December 2011 at Shakti Nagar, Aligarh. The Movie has been in news for portraying a strong story based on Children with universal appeal. The film talks about an alien stone that gets discovered by some children and they get super human abilities from it. Some of them gets confused either to use them or not, some are frustrated with the changes, and some uses them in a bad way. But ultimately, the motive comes out that the stone was actually guiding them towards saving the planet.

The Premiere saw the kids... (more)

Tags: movies, children, action, sci-fi

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