Only Lovers Left Alive and the World of Jim Jarmusch

Posted on Saturday, April 12, 2014 by fillups

Scene from Only Lovers Left Alive Only Lovers Left Alive is the new Jim Jarmusch movie that is about to go into national release. It stars the fantastic Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston as Eve and Adam, two lovers living through the centuries as vampires. It is Jarmusch's first movie about vampires however it is not his first movie about semi detached outsiders existing in a separate existence from the mainstream. . . . more »

Only Lovers Left Alive and the World of Jim Jarmusch

Posted on Saturday, April 12, 2014 by fillups

Scene from Only Lovers Left Alive Only Lovers Left Alive is the new Jim Jarmusch movie that is about to go into national release. It stars the fantastic Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston as Eve and Adam, two lovers living through the centuries as vampires. It is Jarmusch's first movie about vampires however it is not his first movie about semi detached outsiders existing in a separate existence from the mainstream. . . . more »

The Awesome Gravity of Alfonso Cuarón

Posted on Thursday, October 10, 2013 by fillups

Scene from the film Gravity Sorry for the pun, but audiences are really falling for director Alfonso Cuarón's movie Gravity . This is great news because not only is Gravity a terrific movie experience but it means that an exceptional director is getting some deserved mainstream attention. Cuarón started out directing television in his hometown of Mexico City. While his best known films are large budget science fiction and fantasy . . . more »

The Awesome Gravity of Alfonso Cuarón

Posted on Thursday, October 10, 2013 by fillups

Scene from the film Gravity Sorry for the pun, but audiences are really falling for director Alfonso Cuarón's movie Gravity . This is great news because not only is Gravity a terrific movie experience but it means that an exceptional director is getting some deserved mainstream attention. Cuarón started out directing television in his hometown of Mexico City. While his best known films are large budget science fiction and fantasy . . . more »

Watch Out For Sally Hawkins

Posted on Monday, September 23, 2013 by fillups

Sally Hawkins in Blue Jasmine Cate Blanchett has been justifiably drawing raves and Oscar buzz for her stunning performance in Woody Allen's film Blue Jasmine. However, there is one other Oscar worthy performance from an actress who might be less familiar to most people. English actress, Sally Hawkins turns in a natural and winning performance as Jasmine's sister Ginger, whose natural warmth and generosity contrast with Jasmine's upper class affectations. . . . more »

Watch Out For Sally Hawkins

Posted on Monday, September 23, 2013 by fillups

Sally Hawkins in Blue Jasmine Cate Blanchett has been justifiably drawing raves and Oscar buzz for her stunning performance in Woody Allen's film Blue Jasmine. However, there is one other Oscar worthy performance from an actress who might be less familiar to most people. English actress, Sally Hawkins turns in a natural and winning performance as Jasmine's sister Ginger, whose natural warmth and generosity contrast with Jasmine's upper class affectations. . . . more »

Remembering Eileen Brennan

Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 by fillups

Eileen Brennan from Hello Dolly The first time I ever heard of Eileen Brennan was when I was a kid listening to the original Broadway cast album of Hello Dolly. I heard this rich, sweet and almost operatic voice of the ingenue character, Irene Molloy. Little did I know I was listening to the beginning of what would be a very long career of one of the most gifted comedic . . . more »

Remembering Eileen Brennan

Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 by fillups

Eileen Brennan from Hello Dolly The first time I ever heard of Eileen Brennan was when I was a kid listening to the original Broadway cast album of Hello Dolly. I heard this rich, sweet and almost operatic voice of the ingenue character, Irene Molloy. Little did I know I was listening to the beginning of what would be a very long career of one of the most gifted comedic . . . more »

"Moon in Champagne", Don's September Pick of the Month

Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2012 by fillups

Trouble in Paradise Like moonlight shining through a glass of champagne, my first pick of the month, Trouble in Paradise, is beautiful to behold and a thoroughly romantic delight. As a monthly feature of the Don's Multimedia Madness blog, I am going to select a neglected or little seen gem from the SCCLD collection to draw your attention to that is a particular favorite of mine. These choices . . . more »

Countdown to the 2012 Hugos: The Nominated Short Films and TV episodes

Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by fillups

Dr. Horrible's Sing-along Blog Since 2003 the Hugo Awards have separated short form dramatic presentations (such as television episodes and short films) from long form dramatic presentations (movies and entire series runs). The short form results have been one of the more creative categories where anything from Gollum's MTV Acceptance Speech to Dr. Horrible's Sing-along Blog to five episodes from five seasons of the rebooted Doctor Who has been . . . more »

Going Back to School at the Movies!

Posted on Saturday, August 18, 2012 by fillups

The class The hot summer days of vacation are drawing to a close for students everywhere as schools begin the noble purpose of education. What better way for all of us to celebrate the season than to watch a bunch of movies about the institution, SCHOOL? Back to School! The class Director Laurent Cantet directed star and co-writer Francois Begaudeau in this 2008 re-creation of his experiences . . . more »

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