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 »

Remembering Mickey Rooney

Posted on Monday, April 7, 2014 by fillups

Mickey Rooney in Love Finds Andy Hardy Actor, Mickey Rooney (above surrounded by Ann Rutherford, Judy Garland and Lana Turner) died on Sunday, April 6, 2014. He was 93. Mickey Rooney's career spanned almost the entire history of movies. His first film was a silent film in 1926 before the first Academy Awards ceremony. He would go on to be the top box office draw in the country and receive four Academy . . . more »

Remembering Mickey Rooney

Posted on Monday, April 7, 2014 by fillups

Mickey Rooney in Love Finds Andy Hardy Actor, Mickey Rooney (above surrounded by Ann Rutherford, Judy Garland and Lana Turner) died on Sunday, April 6, 2014. He was 93. Mickey Rooney's career spanned almost the entire history of movies. His first film was a silent film in 1926 before the first Academy Awards ceremony. He would go on to be the top box office draw in the country and receive four Academy . . . more »

What Does It Mean to Be Green?

Posted on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 by fillups

Whenever I hear about going green in March, the first thing I think of is Leprechauns. However, there are a lot of ways to be green. To be green, a person could: be transformed by gamma radiation, be transformed into an ogre or achieve complete synchonization with the natural world. Those are not easy ways to be green. There are much easier ways to be . . . more »

What Does It Mean to Be Green?

Posted on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 by fillups

Whenever I hear about going green in March, the first thing I think of is Leprechauns. However, there are a lot of ways to be green. To be green, a person could: be transformed by gamma radiation, be transformed into an ogre or achieve complete synchonization with the natural world. Those are not easy ways to be green. There are much easier ways to be . . . more »

The 2014 Academy Award Winners at SCCLD

Posted on Monday, March 3, 2014 by fillups

2014 Oscar Winners The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrated the best movies of 2013 at the March 2nd Academy Awards ceremony. Check out these Oscar winning movies! 12 Years A Slave Best Picture Winner Best Supporting Actress Winner-Lupita Nyong'o Best Adapted Screenplay Blu-ray Read the book Gravity Best Director Winner Best Cinematography Winner Best Film Editing Winner Best Original Score Winner Best Sound Effects Editing . . . more »

Countdown to the 2014 Academy Awards: Roger Deakins

Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 by fillups

Scene from the film Prisoners Cinematographer Roger Deakins received his eleventh Oscar nomination for his work on the film, Prisoners. While he has yet to win the award, this consistent level of excellence is what makes Deakins one of the all time great cinematographers and one of the greatest currently making movies. His work with the Coen brothers in particular is legendary. Initially, Deakins was reluctant to use digital photography . . . more »

Countdown to the 2014 Academy Awards: Roger Deakins

Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 by fillups

Scene from the film Prisoners Cinematographer Roger Deakins received his eleventh Oscar nomination for his work on the film, Prisoners. While he has yet to win the award, this consistent level of excellence is what makes Deakins one of the all time great cinematographers and one of the greatest currently making movies. His work with the Coen brothers in particular is legendary. Initially, Deakins was reluctant to use digital photography . . . more »

Remembering Shirley Temple

Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by fillups

Shirley Temple Former child star and US ambassador, Shirley Temple passed away on Monday, February 10, 2014. Whenever I personally think of Shirley Temple, I think of her constant good spirits in the face of adversity. Her good humor and pluck have been a source of inspiration to countless audiences dealing with hard times. The movie work that Shirley Temple is remembered for is largely from the . . . more »

Remembering Shirley Temple

Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by fillups

Shirley Temple Former child star and US ambassador, Shirley Temple passed away on Monday, February 10, 2014. Whenever I personally think of Shirley Temple, I think of her constant good spirits in the face of adversity. Her good humor and pluck have been a source of inspiration to countless audiences dealing with hard times. The movie work that Shirley Temple is remembered for is largely from the . . . more »

Countdown to the 2014 Academy Awards: Those Amazing Visual Effects

Posted on Sunday, February 9, 2014 by fillups

Scene from Star Trek Into Darkness Thanks to the many technical advances in visual effects technology, I am constantly in awe of the incredible images that show up routinely when I watch a movie. As a long time fan of the art of visual effects, it has been fun to watch its development over the years. The Oscars have been honoring some form of special effects since the first ceremony held . . . more »

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