by Noell Wolfgram Evans A night at the movies once went like this: you’d arrive at the theatre, see a short subject, a cartoon, a smaller (B) movie and then the main feature would dance across the screen followed by a slate of coming attractions. Over time and for a variety of reasons this bill […]

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“The opening credits of American Horror Story set the tone for what is becoming the strangest and most thrilling fifty minutes of television each week. As an ear piercing low industrial bass scratches along in the background, the viewer is treated to a quickly cut montage of photos of dead babies, body parts in jars […]

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The Trollenberg Terror is the title of both a 1956 “Saturday Serial” ITV UK television programme and a better-known 1958 black and white science fiction film. The latter is also known as The Crawling Eye, Creature from Another World, The Creeping Eye, and The Flying Eye. Both versions are directed by Quentin Lawrence and feature […]

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The Kite Runner is a 2007 film directed by Marc Forster based on the novel of the same name by Khaled Hosseini. It tells the story of Amir, a well-to-do boy from the Wazir Akbar Khan district of Kabul, who is tormented by the guilt of abandoning his friend Hassan, the son of his father’s […]

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Starring: Greg Kinnear, Willem Dafoe, Rita Wilson, Maria Bello Director: Paul Schrader Paul Schrader’s film, Autofocus, is the story of Bob Crane (played by Greg Kinnear), who had the title character in the hit TV series, “Hogan’s Heroes” in the late 1960’s. The interesting thing about the real-life story of Bob Crane is the fact […]

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By EMILY OBERMAN AND BONNIE SIEGLER Published: February 21, 2009 New York Times There’s an Oscar for pretty much every aspect of filmmaking, except one: the title sequences. Titles, though, have always played a significant part in motion pictures. They may have started out as simple black-and-white cards. But in the days before sound, they […]

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Persepolis is a 2007 animated film based on Marjane Satrapi’s autobiographical graphic novel of the same name. The film was written and directed by Satrapi with Vincent Paronnaud. The story follows a young girl as she comes of age against the backdrop of the Iranian Revolution. The story ends with Marjane as a 21-year-old expatriate. […]

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The Island of Dr. Moreau is a 1996 film, the third major movie version of the H. G. Wells novel The Island of Doctor Moreau, a science fiction horror story about a scientist who attempts to convert animals into people. The film stars Marlon Brando, features Val Kilmer, Fairuza Balk, David Thewlis and Ron Perlman, […]

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Seven (also marketed as SE7EN) is an American 1995 Academy Award, BAFTA nominated crime film directed by David Fincher and written by Andrew Kevin Walker. The story follows two detectives, one retiring (Morgan Freeman) and one his replacement (Brad Pitt), jointly investigating a series of ritualistic murders inspired by the seven deadly sins. Digital Visual […]

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