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Pain & Gain

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 15:20 -- Anonymous (not verified)

In the Movie Bible according to Michael Bay, this movie’s director, the first – maybe only – commandment is this: Thou shalt do everything to excess or thou shalt not bother doing it at all.


Wed, 06/12/2013 - 15:16 -- Anonymous (not verified)

Here is a quote from this film, spoken by Tom Cruise’s character, Jack Harper. It gives you an idea of what we’re dealing with: “If we have souls, they're made of the love we share. Undimmed by time, unbound by death.”

Olympus Has Fallen

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 15:13 -- Anonymous (not verified)

The plot is a bit preposterous and some of the violence is way, way over the top, but this is actually a well made, if copycat movie. It will remind you of so many others – the original Die Hard comes to mind – but the movie does get you thinking about the kind of decisions the President (or, in this case, the ‘acting President’) has to make – and for the first time in a very long time, I actually liked Gerard Butler in a role.


Wed, 06/12/2013 - 15:08 -- Anonymous (not verified)

Mud is a tale of elemental things -- falling in love, and putting your faith in others, and spending summer days with your best friend when you’re fourteen years old.


Wed, 06/12/2013 - 15:05 -- Anonymous (not verified)

Like the paintings Pierre-Auguste Renoir created, this is a movie filled with visual splendor.

Misfire: The Rise and Fall of The Shooting Gallery

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 12:43 -- Nick Dager

In the 1990s The Shooting Gallery produced some of the hottest indie films, including Sling Blade (an Academy Award for Billy Bob Thornton), You Can Count On Me starring Mark Ruffalo (Academy Award nomination) and a series of projects with now-famous actors, producers and directors. Not long ago, director/producers Whitney Ransick and Bob Gosse, along with DP/producer Gil Gilbert and his co-DP Derek Wiesehahn, chronicled the rise and fall of this industry icon in Misfire: The Rise and Fall of The Shooting Gallery.

Managing Multiple Frame Rates on FrackNation

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 12:33 -- Nick Dager

Mixed frame rate media has become a common headache in the post-production profession. With the abundance of affordable cameras now available on the market, and more filmmakers producing their own content using a variety of methods, post-production facilities must not only stay relevant, but also stay flexible to the clients needs when delivering projects. All of this was top of mind when Burbank based AlphaDogs Post Production recently completed post on the feature documentary FrackNation.

Shedding Light on an Affair

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 12:18 -- Nick Dager

Directed by and written by Farzana Tipurita and produced by Chris Carr, owner of Beyond Mirrors, the short film The Other Woman depicts a life-changing encounter at a beauty salon between a wife who’s hiding her unhappiness behind Gucci shades, and a mistress who’s concealing her frustrations behind a professional facade. The film was a co-production between Mandala Films and Beyond Mirrors Ltd.


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