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Archive for May, 2013

Review: Deceptive Practice

— by BEV QUESTAD — A stocky man tears up a piece of paper into tiny little pieces that flake to the ground. Then a little white butterfly flutters out of his hand. He picks up a slick deck of cards and fans them out in patterns. After shuffling a half dozen times he picks […][...]

Short Film: Shelved

— by ADAM POYNTER — Some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry have gotten their filmmaking careers started by creating intriguing short films to showcase their style to the world. Media Design School in Auckland, New Zealand, is becoming well known for training students who[...]

Monsters University: Mother’s Day Promo

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — Just in time for Mother’s Day, here’s a cute promotional clip from the “Monsters University” gang. The spot not only has new footage, it also features a brand new character we haven’t seen before named Mrs. Squibbles, voiced by Julia Sweeney. M[...]

Lawrence of Arabia Restoration Wins Award

The newly-restored, 50th Anniversary Directors Cut of David Lean’s 1962 masterpiece “Lawrence of Arabia” took home the award for “Best Archive Restoration/Preservation Title” at the tenth FOCAL International Awards May 2 in London. The 4K restoration of the film was completed l[...]

Now You See Me: The First 4 Minutes

— by ADAM POYNTER — Magic may be abundant in movies and fairy tales, but in the real world we know it’s all an illusion. Illusions, sleight of hand and misdirection are all present in this opening scene for Louis Leterrier’s “Now You See Me,” brought to us by our friends at Fanda[...]

After Earth Video Series Launched

When it comes to survival, we could all use a pointer or two from an expert. Overbrook Entertainment with Sony Pictures Entertainment have teamed up with Generator to develop a seven-episode web series inspired by themes from the upcoming action movie “After Earth,” which hits theaters theaters [...]

Review: Iron Man 3

— by ADAM DALE — Just as Marvel’s “The Avengers” was the culmination of a long and very thought-out process in Marvel’s Phase One, “Iron Man 3” is the effort of a lot of hard work over the past six or seven years, starting with the casting of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. [...]