8 items from 2013
This year, Chicago’s durable Onion City Experimental Film And Video Festival is celebrating its devotion to challenging, exciting and entertaining experimental and avant-garde films for a quarter of a century. Hosted, as always, by Chicago Filmmakers, the 25th annual edition of the fest runs at several locations around the Windy City — the Gene Siskel Film Center, Columbia College and the Music Box Theater — on September 5-8.
The opening night program is a terrific lineup of eclectic short works from some of the giants of the experimental film world, such as animators Jodie Mack and Lawrence Jordan, documentarian Deborah Stratman, British filmmaker Ben Rivers, Indian filmmakers Shai Heredia and Shumona Goel, classic experimental filmmaker Phil Solomon and several more.
The rest of the fest is also jam-packed with other terrific short films and videos, from filmmakers such as Jennifer Reeder, Stephanie Barber, Mike Hoolboom, Lewis Klahr, Scott Fitzpatrick and tons more; plus, »
- Mike Everleth
As a child of the eighties, the single most memorable cinematic moment for me wasn’t Doc Brown’s DeLorean disappearing into a trail of Ilm flames at 88 miles an hour. Nor was it Daniel Larusso delivering that single crane kick, or even Indiana Jones nonchalantly shooting a deadly swordsman. It was witnessing Clark W. Griswold punching a seven-foot moose caricature squarely on its huge, bulbous nose in a desperate and unbridled act of furiousness seldom seen on screen.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of road trip-from-hell comedy, National Lampoon’s Vacation. Now fully etched into the pop culture psyche, it was the film’s sequel which initially made more of an impression over here, proving to be a colossal hit right in the middle of the home rental boom. The sequel’s humour traded in broad European stereotypes rather than the funnier observational routines of the first film, »
- Adam Lowes
Since his debut in 2008, Sheamus has run roughshod over the WWE. The Celtic Warrior has used his overwhelming power and unmatched will and determination to get a boot up on all obstacles. However, in the last week, thanks to the wounds of The Money in the Bank the man formerly known as the Irish curse seemed to have found a blessing in a bruise giving him some much-needed vulnerability. This week’s Main Event and Nxt illustrates the two sides of the same Fella. Let’s break down the difference by recapping the Main Event first.
The Main Event began as the Irish import battled “The Real American” Jack Swagger in a really good match. Swagger did a great job working the leg creating drama in the match. Quite frankly that match is the best Jack has looked in some time. I like the psychology of this. It does wonders for Sheamus as a babyface. »
- Paul Jordan
Los Angeles -- In delivering a film about a garden snail that dreams of winning the Indy 500, it's as if the makers of "Turbo" had been pressed to come up with the most extreme underdog tale they could think of. Or else animators really are running out of ideas for original new characters. An attractively designed but narratively challenged, one-note film, "Turbo" skews younger than the norm for big animated features these days and has limited appeal for little girls.
"The sooner you accept the dull, miserable nature of your existence, the happier you'll be," worldly-wise snail Chet (Paul Giamatti) advises his younger brother Turbo (Ryan Reynolds) after yet another day scouring a garden tomato patch. Turbo spends all his downtime watching VHS tapes of professional car races, especially the many won by his hero, Guy Gagne (Bill Hader, amusingly assuming a French-Canadian accent).
Of course, the message of the film, »
Sometimes in life good and bad things come in threes. Luckily for us this week, WWE has been on the good side of things with programming and the trend continued into the Main Event and Nxt. Let’s begin with the Main Event from my old stomping ground of Dayton, Ohio and the Nutter Center.
The number three is quite prevalent at the beginning of the show. Not only is our opening the featured contest a six tag but we have the return of the three-man booth. Let me discuss that for a minute, I thought the pairing of Cody Rhodes, the Miz and in Matthews worked well together. This trio had great chemistry and gave great insight to the matches. Further showing that commentary so is important to the overall aesthetic to the product and how it’s sometimes a detriment in the wrong context.
Action begins as the »
- Paul Jordan
Lovebox festival just got a whole lot more provocative...
In the first of her announced UK festival appearances in 2013, the 'Jump Off' rapper will play the Sunday night of Lovebox.
On the same bill as Lil Kim is one of the female rap stars for whom she paved the way, Azealia Banks. It will be the first time she has played a show in London since 2001, on her Notorious K.I.M world tour.
Of course, you may not recognise Lil Kim from the days when she had her big break during the '90s. To get up to speed, join us on a surgical journey as we turn back the hands of time on a voyage across Lil Kim's ever-changing face...
Lovebox runs from 19-21 July Victoria Park, check out the full »
- The Huffington Post UK
Brad Beyer, who co-stars in box-office hit 42, has joined the the upcoming season of USA’s Royal Pains as a recurring. Also set to recur on the medical show is Alexandra Socha (Damages). Jericho alum Beyer will play local police officer Don Barrett who befriends Hank (Mark Feuerstein). A single dad, Don lives with his teenage daughter Molly (Socha). He develops a number of symptoms that he attributes to the stress of dealing with his daughter’s newly rebellious teen attitude — but that Hank believes is caused by a larger medical issue. Beyer is repped by Abrams Artists and Mary Erickson Management. Dohn Norwood, who has been recurring for the first two seasons of AMC’s period Western Hell On Wheels, has been made a series regular. He plays Psalms, a railroad worker who has become the front man of the Freedmen (ex-slaves) and serves as a moral compass as »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
The following "Auditions at a Glance" calendar conveniently organizes projects by the date and day-of-the-week that the projects' auditions are taking place, to help you schedule your plans. Click on any of the following links to see the casting and job notices related to the dates and project titles highlighted below. Thu. April 18 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum' Fun and Discovery Performers Nyfa Student Film, 'Orphans of the Living' 'Movie Star Idol' Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Shows Fri. April 19 Nyfa Student Film, 'Orphans of the Living' Sat. April 20 '13' Legoland 2013 Summer Season Nyfa Student Film, 'Orphans of the Living' Sfsu, 'All American Boy' 'The Entertainer' Sun. April 21 Angelo Mozilo Look-alikes, Music Video Stiletto Entertainment 'The Entertainer' 'The Real High School Musical' 'Les Miserables' Mon. April 22 Legoland 2013 Summer Season 'Paint Your Wagon' 'The Comedy of Errors' 'The Real High School Musical' 'Vigils' 'Les Miserables' Tue. »
8 items from 2013
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