Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Girls in Swords, Guns, and Reveries - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

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"Sucker Punch" is filled with steampunk anime art, weapons-and-corsets fantasy, and action references to awesome films.

Actresses to Consider for the 'Tomb Raider' Reboot

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Angelina Jolie's Lara Croft character in "Tomb Raider" defined her career as the top female action star of her generation. Her on-screen heroic stance in the many other action-driven roles she later made as an A-lister actually started with her legendary portrayal as the video game bombshell of the "Tomb Raider" movie franchise. This readily made her the ultimate fantasy of people looking for the modern depiction of strength, beauty, and sex appeal.

The 'Millennium Trilogy:' From the Swedish Book Series to the Movie Series - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

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The 'Millennium Trilogy:' From the Swedish Book Series to the Movie Series - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Blu-ray Review: '127 Hours' - Yahoo! Movies

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The Oscar-nominated "127 Hours" is based on the true events in the life of Aron Ralston, an adventurer who gets trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone in the mountains of Utah. James Franco's on-screen Ralston successfully dominates much of the film's screen time. There are also some brief appearances from a number of actors and actresses including Kate Mara, Amber Tamblyn, Treat Williams, Lizzy Caplan, Clemence Poesy, and Kate Burton. This controversial and genuinely powerful film offers a home video release with a 50GB Blu-ray disc, along with a digital copy on DVD, and a number of Blu-ray bonus materials.

Who Should Fill in Matt Damon's Role in 'The Bourne Legacy?' - Yahoo! Movies

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Analyzing the Present and the Possible Future of Independent Cinema - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

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The phrase "shoestring budget " has long been attached with how an independent film is made. Although there are some blurry areas seen especially when a film backed up by a major studio is branded as "independent," the overall idea of independent film, also often addressed as "indie film," is quite clear: it is a non-commercial motion picture work primarily exhibited and distributed for art-house and independent film viewers.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Film Vs. Digital: On Surviving Cinema's Present 3D Playing Field - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

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Cinema is one of those art forms that is most affected by technological developments. Its tools don't last the way a painter's brush or a sculptor's chisel would. Yet, there are specific aspects of cinema that ultimately stand the test of time: the use of camera and a recording medium, either in film or digital format.

Analyzing the Present and the Possible Future of Independent Cinema - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

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The phrase "shoestring budget " has long been attached with how an independent film is made. Although there are some blurry areas seen especially when a film backed up by a major studio is branded as "independent," the overall idea of independent film, also often addressed as "indie film," is quite clear: it is a non-commercial motion picture work primarily exhibited and distributed for art-house and independent film viewers.

Movies to Watch on St. Patrick's Day - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

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In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, watching great movies featuring Irish people, stories, and traditions allows families and friends to imbibe the holiday's positive and often times magical feel. Most of these Irish movies can have more realistic themes like having Irish blood, Irish gangs, and immigration struggles or romantic and magical themes like Irish love stories, music, food, mythology and folklore, and just about any other film showcasing Irish pride and culture.

Marrying Live-Action and Animation in Movies: A Brief History - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

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Through the years, marrying live-action footage with animated elements has already produced a great number of movies shot with real actors, props, and sets, which are then blended with traditional and/or computer-generated images (CGI). In fact, such a combination already came to the point that it's already hard to tell the two apart. For instance, "Avatar" is a live-action movie, but it uses much CGI elements in a photo-realistic way.

How Far Should Hollywood Go When Doing Korean Film Remakes? - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

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The Korean film industry is acknowledged as one of the top-performing motion picture industries in the world. Apart from its many accomplishments both in the mainstream and independent film circuits, it has also been a major source of Hollywood remakes of critically-acclaimed and blockbuster Asian films for quite some time now.

Duncan Jones: From 'Moon' to 'Source Code' - Yahoo! Movies

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It is interesting to note that new director Duncan Jones, the son of English rock star David Bowie, has transcended the boundaries of living under his father's fame. With the kind of legacy of his father in the fields of music as a musician and arranger and filmmaking as an actor, composer, and producer, it is a tough call for a son to make a name for himself, especially in relatively the same field, without encountering trivialized treatment and controversies.

Movies with a Premise Similar to the Russell Brand Movie 'Hop' - Yahoo! Movies

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The buzz for the new live action-animation movie "Hop" makes a timely buzz as the Holy Week and the Easter celebration are fast approaching. The story revolves around the character E.B. (voiced by Russell Brand), the Easter Bunny's teenage son who doesn't want to follow his father's footsteps because of his dreams of becoming a drummer in Hollywood. He meets the out-of-work slacker Fred (James Marsden) who accidentally hits him by his car. Forced to take E.B. home for his recovery, Fred struggles with the world's worst house guest. Eventually, this leads them to the ultimate task of saving Easter.

A Brief History of the Film Independent Spirit Awards - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

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Aptly the season's last two award shows every year, the Film Independent Spirit Awards and the Academy Awards both celebrate the accomplishment of filmmakers and their motion picure works, while clearly having the distinction of the former focusing on independent films and the latter mainly focusing on mainstream and large-scale film productions.

Traveling Around the Philippines: Transportation Options Going to Boracay from Manila - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

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Boracay, Philippines, best known for its talcum-fine white sands, crystal-clear calm waters, and friendly beach culture, is often described as a tropical paradise.

A Basic Guide to Reading a Food Label - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

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Reading the food label when shopping for any beverage or food product is not only geared towards health-conscious individuals. It is essential to just about everyone.

Basic Screenplay Writing: From Concept to Screenplay - Yahoo! Movies

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In filmmaking, everything starts with a concept. After developing this concept, it is expanded into a storyline. It is further expanded into a sequence guide, then a sequence treatment. After finalizing the sequence treatment, the last stage is furnishing this treatment with dialogues and formatting it into a full-blown screenplay.

Animated Movies and TV Series Based on Shakespearean Plays - Yahoo! Movies

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William Shakespeare's works have become part of centuries of literature, theater, TV, and cinematic art. It continues to inspire and entertain generations of artists and audiences all over the world. With today's release of "Gnomeo & Juliet," an animated movie about the two garden gnome lovers caught up in a feud between red-hatted and blue-hatted gnomes, we can add another to the list.

Basic Camera Movements Used in Filmmaking - Yahoo! Movies

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In filmmaking, camera movement refers to the panning, tilting, or tracking of the camera, while shooting a scene.

Animation: Past Trends, Current Styles, and Possible Future - Yahoo! Movies

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As an art form, animation is just about a decade younger than motion picture film. Since then, it has evolved side by side with the many technological breakthroughs in filmmaking.

'Inception' Cinematographer Wally Pfister Wins the Oscars in a Very Tough Race - Yahoo! Movies

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Inception" cinematographer and long-time Christopher Nolan collaborator Wally Pfister garnered the Oscars Best Cinematography Award at the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony held at the Kodak Theatre on February 28, 2011. He finally received his Oscar-winning trophy as a cinematographer after three other nominations coming from all-Nolan masterpieces including "Batman Begins," "The Dark Knight," and "The Prestige."

'Alice in Wonderland' Receives Oscar for Best Art Direction: A Well-Deserved Feat? - Yahoo! Movies

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2011 Academy Award Parallelisms: Christian Bale Wins Best Supporting Actor for 'The Fighter' - Yahoo! Movies

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Christian Bale took the Best Actor trophy at the 83rd annual Academy Awards telecast live from the historic Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on February 27, 2011. The sports drama "The Fighter," nominated for seven Oscars including Best Picture, dominated the best supporting performance awards of the night.

Blu-ray Review: 'Due Date' - Yahoo! Movies

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