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SHOWBOAT: Stuff You’ve Got To See, And They’re Happening NOW

SHOWBOAT: Stuff You’ve Got To See, And They’re Happening NOW

November 9, 2012, Comments Off on SHOWBOAT: Stuff You’ve Got To See, And They’re Happening NOW

How the hell is it November already? The nights have started to get longer and darker, and the days are colder and drearier. We need entertainment this time of year more than ever and, luckily, there are some upcoming events you may not have heard of that will help stave of the November blues. »

ART, Brought to You By Netflix

ART, Brought to You By Netflix

August 22, 2012, Comments Off on ART, Brought to You By Netflix

If you are anything like me, you love documentaries. You are a fact-junkie eager to discover new and exciting things even as you relax on the couch with a beer. You are hungry for information on the great artists that you love and the worthy talents that you have missed. You are easily motivated »

The Perfect Athlete: Building The Olympic Machine

The Perfect Athlete: Building The Olympic Machine

August 2, 2012, Comments Off on The Perfect Athlete: Building The Olympic Machine

Becoming an Olympic athlete takes a lifetime of pushing through pain, discomfort, a nauseatingly repetitive routine and maintaining an iron will. What results from that dedication is personal glory, and a body that is a work of art. Cyclist Shane Perkins of Australia has set his sights on Gold at the London 2012 Olympics »

Waiting for Results of a Noise Experiement: Hilly Eye’s JACOB’S LADDER

June 21, 2012, Comments Off on Waiting for Results of a Noise Experiement: Hilly Eye’s JACOB’S LADDER

There is this great documentary out there called Kill Your Idols that explores the post-punk, no wave music revolution of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s that produced and inspired bands like Suicide, Sonic Youth, and Swans.  If there was ever a sequel made about current bands that are carrying on the legacy of »

Oldest Human Art Found In Spanish Cave, Feelings of Insignificance Abound

Oldest Human Art Found In Spanish Cave, Feelings of Insignificance Abound

June 17, 2012, Comments Off on Oldest Human Art Found In Spanish Cave, Feelings of Insignificance Abound

Feeling a little too big for your britches lately? Like you’re on top of the world?  You’ve got it all figured out? Well, scientists have revealed that they have found ancient cave paintings in Spain, dating back over 40,ooo years. There.  That should bring you right back down to size! »

Documentarians Worried Over New Oscar Rules

January 10, 2012, Comments Off on Documentarians Worried Over New Oscar Rules

Documentaries.  They are underdogs of the film industry. They are often considered even less intriguing than the shorts (even less than the un-animated kind – yikes) and yet despite limited-release roadblocks, every once in a while we find one that blows our socks off.  One that you saw on Netflix and never knew it »

Pennsylvania Judge Hears Arguments (Again) Concerning Barnes Foundation’s New Home

August 3, 2011, Comments Off on Pennsylvania Judge Hears Arguments (Again) Concerning Barnes Foundation’s New Home

After years of arguing over the Barnes Foundation collection, and subsequent settling of the case which decided the collection would move to it’s new home (and fancy new building) on Ben Franklin Blvd in Philly and 5 miles from it’s current home, a judge has reopened the case thanks to a citizens group petition. »

The Best Worst Movie: Troll 2

The Best Worst Movie: Troll 2

June 23, 2011, Comments Off on The Best Worst Movie: Troll 2

I have a confession to make. When I was a kid, Troll 2 gave me nightmares. The movie is about a family that ends up in a strange town where the townspeople are actually cannibalistic goblins and, when I was a seven, it made me bolt up in bed a few times. It was on »

In Depth w/ the Artist: Bradley Furnish

In Depth w/ the Artist: Bradley Furnish

April 1, 2011, Comments Off on In Depth w/ the Artist: Bradley Furnish

In this month’s installment of In Depth we have an artist that often goes unnoticed (intentionally)! Bradley Furnish is an editor extraordinaire, whose seamless work secretly graces the likes of Pixar animated films and indie projects alike. Hear about what it means to be the man behind the curtain, how it feels to be »

Salem Film Fest: Sons of Perdition Talks Religion, Vice & Utah’s ‘Lost Boys’

March 8, 2011, Comments Off on Salem Film Fest: Sons of Perdition Talks Religion, Vice & Utah’s ‘Lost Boys’

Another terrific interview courtesy of the Salem Film Fest – this time done by friend and fellow fest-obsessed writer Brian Lepire! Sons of Perdition is a story about teenage boys who escape from the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saint religion, a polygamist sect of the Mormon faith that has closed itself off from the rest »