Could time travel save you from a bad relationship? Maybe…

Friday, 29 August, 2014

Time Travel Lover, a short film by Elisha Yaffe. If time travel were possible, this may be how many of us might want to take advantage of it… to stop a hook up that should not have been, in its tracks. Problem is though, these sorts of things are never quite as simple as they appear to be.

Includes some NSFW language and themes.

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Movie props that deserve a place on the credit roll

Thursday, 21 August, 2014

If you’re a keen movie watcher, look a little more closely at the films you see… it’s possible you may notice the exact same props featuring in numerous, often unrelated, titles.

One such item is a newspaper that has been seen in several films. While it may seem absurd that producers would rather use a surely expensive prop rather than fork out two dollars, or whatever it costs, to buy a paper, there is actually a good reason for doing so:

According to Slate, the newspaper is from a small prop company in Sun Valley, California called the Earl Hays Press and was first printed in the 1960s. Movie and TV productions keep using the same prop newspaper because it’s actually cheaper to pay $15 per prop than get legal clearance from an up-to-date New York Times or other real-life newspaper.

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Vale Robin Williams

Wednesday, 13 August, 2014

One Hour Photo scene with Robin Williams

US actor Robin Williams died yesterday.

A sad loss for all of us.

There was a lot of his work that I admired, and I’d be hard pressed to name an absolute favourite, but for me The Birdcage, and One Hour Photo, would be two stand outs.

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Coffee, the film, a trailer

Monday, 11 August, 2014

The trailer for documentary maker Brandon Loper’s latest feature A Film About Coffee, that focuses on “the little-understood world of specialty coffee”.

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The forgotten rule of “Fight Club”, you do not talk about a sequel

Tuesday, 29 July, 2014

A sequel of sorts is on the way for one of 1999’s most intriguing movies, Fight Club. But the follow-up, being written by US novelist Chuck Palahniuk, who wrote the book that the film was based on, will be released only as a graphic novel. Well, for now anyway.

The book will be set ten years after the events of the first book, with its unnamed protagonist married to Marla Singer and father to a nine-year-old son. Fight Club, says Palahniuk, was “such a tirade against fathers – everything I had thought my father had not done combined with everything my peers were griping about their fathers. Now to find myself at the age that my father was when I was trashing him made me want to revisit it from the father’s perspective and see if things were any better and why it repeats like that.”

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Minimalism, not a perfect or easy life, but a simple one

Thursday, 26 June, 2014

Needless to say Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things, trailer, a documentary by New York City based filmmaker Matt D’Avella, is a title I’ll be keeping a look out for, once it is released.

Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things examines the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life. From minimalist architects, designers, and musicians, to businessmen, authors, and minimalist families, this film explores various recipes for how to live a more meaningful, deliberate life. Not a perfect life, not even an easy life, but a simple one.

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We’re sending you back to the future, no time machine needed

Friday, 13 June, 2014

Secret Cinema screenings of 1985 time travel classic Back to the Future are taking place in London this summer, but movie-goers will be treated to far more than a film, they will very much be immersed in what is happening on the big screen:

Organisers of the next production in the Secret Cinema presents… brand will build the entire town of Hill Valley, California, where teenager Marty McFly, as originally played by Michael J Fox, embarked on his dramatic journey from 1985 back 30 years to when his parents were young. A time machine modelled – like that in the film – on a DeLorean DMC-12 will be on hand to help transport audiences between the different time zones through secret alleys and entrances to the town. And the Enchantment under the Sea Prom dance, where Marty’s parents, George and Lorraine fell in love after their first kiss, will take place in an after-party in a venue near the secret location.

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The time Andy Warhol interviewed Alfred Hitchcock

Friday, 6 June, 2014

US artist Andy Warhol interviewed British film director Alfred Hitchcock in 1974, for a piece that was published in Interview Magazine. Warhol claimed the prospect of meeting Hitchcock made him nervous, so maybe that’s why they only talked about murder….

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May the fifth be with you, new “Star Wars” film cast named

Monday, 5 May, 2014

The cast of the upcoming Star Wars movie has been officially announced. Those expecting the actors who originally played Princess Leia, Han Solo, and Luke Skywalker, to return for the new film, er, like worst kept secret ever, will not be surprised.

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Timeout’s Top 100 animated movies

Thursday, 24 April, 2014

Timeout has put together a list of the Top 100 animated film features. I have to say I was surprised by the title that took out the top spot… though not by its overall inclusion of course.

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