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26 May 2010
Continue reading Movie Review:  The Hurt Locker

Movie Review: The Hurt Locker

Written by Nick Leitzke
As we all learned in elementary school a story’s setting is the place and time in which the events transpire. This year’s Academy Award Winner for Best Picture ‘The Hurt Locker’ clearly defines its setting as Iraq sometime in 2004. Early in the movie one of the …

26 April 2010
Continue reading PHOTOS:  A Thousand Blooms @ Bloombars

PHOTOS: A Thousand Blooms @ Bloombars

Written and Photographed by Scott Ahn
A Thousand Blooms was held at Bloombars in Columbia Heights, a small venue that is focused on art and culture.  It may easily be missed as you’re walking down the street, yet once you step in it’s difficult not to feel at home.  The art …

19 March 2010
Continue reading Between The Lines Of An Animated Life:  Pixar Does It Best

Between The Lines Of An Animated Life: Pixar Does It Best

Written by Nick Leitzke
I am an animation nut and a sucker for Pixar. When an animated movie can make you care as much for a drawing as you would for a live human being, you know the filmmakers did their jobs. Animation for the sake of special effects always comes …

8 February 2010
Continue reading Filmmakers Today:  12 Movie Shorts from Affordable Cameras

Filmmakers Today: 12 Movie Shorts from Affordable Cameras

There may not have been a time when technological advances and artistic creation bonded so well, and to adhere to both needs than today.  With each new breakthrough in technology, we see infinite possibilities on what it can accomplish.  This leads me to point out the incredible tools that have …

25 January 2010
Continue reading Avatar or Fantasy:  Is James Cameron A Racist?

Avatar or Fantasy: Is James Cameron A Racist?

Written by Erin Dawson
As I was writing my review of James Cameron’s new blockbuster, Avatar, I came across a disappointing amount of critics claiming the movie was a racist white guilt fantasy with yet another white hero saving the poor non-white indigenous people.  While I’d like to be able to …

6 January 2010
Continue reading Movies To Take With You Into The New Decade:  Children of Men

Movies To Take With You Into The New Decade: Children of Men

Written by Nick Leitzke
The first movie I Netflixed in 2010 was from 2006. After reading Brother Scott’s 20 best movie moments from the past decade I was convinced to check out ‘Children of Men.’ I didn’t realize it was based on a P.D. James novel. My mother is a big P.D. …

1 January 2010

Written by Nick Leitzke
In the middle of a recession you have to make sacrifices. When cable costs over a hundred dollars for hundreds of channels of which I will only watch a few with any regularity, a major cut needs to be made. When the price of a movie ticket …

30 December 2009
Continue reading Ambient NRG and Electric Sufi (Video Edits by Adil Anwar):  Man & Technology (A Track and Message to End 2009)

Ambient NRG and Electric Sufi (Video Edits by Adil Anwar): Man & Technology (A Track and Message to End 2009)

Volcano
Friends! Who am I?
Brothers! Who are you?
Companions! What is this reality?
My dears! What are these durations that every moment is dancing at the expense of annihilation?

What happened was at night time when the sky was glittering and the plane of stars was under the wings of these lights. A bright …

29 December 2009
Continue reading A Brief Defense of ‘Lord of the Rings’

A Brief Defense of ‘Lord of the Rings’

Written by Nick Leitzke
“Hollywood picked the right decade to go over the rainbow.”
Associated Press writer David Germain used that as his opening line in a recent wrap-up of the decade in film. You can read the entire article here. It’s an innocent look at ten years’ worth of movies, who’s …

26 December 2009
Continue reading Looking Back:  The 20 Most Memorable Film Scenes of the Decade

Looking Back: The 20 Most Memorable Film Scenes of the Decade

The 2000s probably won’t be considered the most important decade in film and cinematic history, yet we shouldn’t undermine some of the ground breaking performances that made us all weep, cheer, laugh, and possibly become violent.  Some of the performances and productions will be admired for years to come, as …

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