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12:01 PM, June 22nd, 2012

If you haven’t already, be charmed by Quevenzhane Wallis, the youngest star of Beasts of the Southern Wild

4:03 PM, June 21st, 2012

Our Ramin Setoodeh and Peter Travers aren’t so hot on Woody Allen’s latest, ‘To Rome With Love.’ 

1:38 PM, June 21st, 2012

nwkarchivist:

“Raiders of the Lost Ark” Opened On This Date In 1981

It’s the movie Hollywood was born to make, and was born making. It has buried treasures and Nazi villains, poison darts and mystical wraiths, damsels in distress and Arabian swordsmen, snake pits, submarines, booby-trapped jungle caverns, Himalayan taverns, Egyptian bazaars and an archaeologist hero with the grit of Bogart, the dash of Gable and the fearlessness of Superman.  It’s called “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” and it’s about as pure an example of the Hollywood summer movie as anything since “Jaws” and “Star Wars.”

Newsweek June 15, 1981

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5:46 PM, June 20th, 2012

popculturebrain:

Trailer: ‘Anna Karenina’  - Nov 9

Directed by Joe Wright, written by Tom Stoppard, starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Johnson, Kelly Macdonald, Olivia Williams, Ruth Wilson and Holliday Grainger.

(via Indiewire)

Tom Stoppard! 

4:07 PM, June 13th, 2012

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Tim Hetherington, Diary, 2010.

The year since the tragic death of Tim Hetherington has been a mix of mourning and celebration, for the loss of a young artist with incredible potential, yet one who made a great deal of powerful work within his lifetime. Though the exhibition of his work at Yossi Milo Gallery ended a month ago, one of the most remarkable works from the show is continually available online.

Diary is Hetherington’s stream of consciousness—a nonlinear sequence blurring the boundaries between foreign battlegrounds and the bucolic pastures of home. Yet the terms of war and peace are superseded by the internal struggle for meaning in the face of alienation—a battle fought both in times of conflict and comfort. Altogether this composition of cross-fading associations dramatically presents the way Hetherington sensed space, movement, and emotion.

His description of the work, as quoted from the Vimeo host page:

‘Diary’ is a highly personal and experimental film that expresses the subjective experience of my work, and was made as an attempt to locate myself after ten years of reporting. It’s a kaleidoscope of images that link our western reality to the seemingly distant worlds we see in the media.

Camera + Directed by Tim Hetherington
Edit + Sound design by Magali Charrier
19’ 08 / 2010

This is wild. 

Reblogged from Picture Dept
4:47 PM, June 8th, 2012

nwkarchivist:

Remembering “Alien” And Anticipating “Prometheus”

Sprung from the gelatinous innards of an obscene egg on some far-off planet, a hideous, squidlike thing leaps onto the startled face of a hapless astronaut. Yuck!  What could be more basic than “Alien”? A crew of space travelers on a commercial mission picks up a strange organism on a remote planet and brings it aboard ship, where it disappears, metamorphoses and proceeds to eat our heroes one by one. 

Newsweek June 18, 1979

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2:16 PM, May 25th, 2012

Redditor daveysmith1984 asked Bill Murray for an autograph. This is what they got instead

3:19 PM, May 18th, 2012

popculturebrain:

Trailer: Hyde Park on the Hudson

Featuring Bill Murray as FDR.

Wow, BM shines. 

4:09 PM, May 16th, 2012
hitfix:

Bill Murray was in full effect at the Moonrise Kingdom premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. Never has more plaid been worn at a movie premiere.
Check out more photos of Murray and his co-stars,Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, Edward Norton, Bruce Willis and others.

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hitfix:

Bill Murray was in full effect at the Moonrise Kingdom premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. Never has more plaid been worn at a movie premiere.

Check out more photos of Murray and his co-stars,Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, Edward Norton, Bruce Willis and others.

<3

Reblogged from IFC
10:13 AM, May 3rd, 2012

Our awesome mashup of New York City destruction scenes! 

2:42 PM, April 17th, 2012

New promo for Ridley Scott’s 'Prometheus,’ the ‘Alien’ prequel, featuring a creepy, robotic Michael Fassbender. Looks good. (h/t The Awl)

5:45 PM, April 6th, 2012

Director Gary Ross leaves The Hunger Games franchise! The Playlist reports that, rather than the issue being strictly a monetary one, Ross “evidently… liked the first book best.”

Head spinning! But let’s look on the bright side— a new director for the trilogy’s sequel, Catching Fire, could be interesting.

Vanity Fair reports that the series had some high-profile directorial suitors in the past, including Sam Mendes (Away We Go, Revolutionary Road, Jarhead, Road to Perdition, American Beauty), Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman), and Francis Lawrence (Water for Elephants, I Am Legend, and… wati for it… Britney Spears’ “I’m a Slave 4 U” music video). Of course we can dream beyond this interesting trio as well.

Who would you pick to direct the rest of the series?

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