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The Callow Way – Calm Down, Comic Book Guys

9 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Neil Calloway speaks on the ‘Comic Book Guy’ mindset of some cinema-goes with film errors…

They’re out there, waiting. They’ve watched and dissected the trailer, they’ve worked out which opening day screening they’re going to, and they may even have booked their ticket. Then, the big day comes. They see the film. They power up their smartphone before they’re out of the multiplex. Straight away they’re onto a messageboard to complain about something.

The lead character’s hair changes between shots. The chase sequence starts in daylight but ends at night. The International Space Station is not in the same orbit as the Hubble telescope.

It would perhaps be obvious to compare them to The Simpsons’ Comic Book Guy, and also be cruel, but he’s such a good character because these people exist. They’re not watching the film, they’re just looking »

- Oli Davis

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Señor Fenix is in Search of Buck Rogers!

18 November 2014 6:07 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Whither Buck ?

Hola Gente, tis I Señor Fenix, he who must be obeyed!

In the wake of Guardians of the Galaxy I started to reflect on the pop culture landscape.  At a recent visit to Midtown Comics I noticed a pile of Dynamite Comics.  Dynamite is a label that publishes a few cool new titles and some really old licenses.  They were the ones that noticed that John Carter of Mars was public domain in the United States and thus we were treated to dozens of covers with large breasted naked Dejah Thorises.  Because of course, that’s what the comic book fans supposedly want.

So anyway….

One of the comics they publish is Buck Rogers.  This is based on the old newspaper comic strip that was a big deal in the 1930s and 40s.  Baby Boomers remember the Daffy Duck parody "Duck Dodgers" and later the 1970s Star Wars »

- Latino Review

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Edm god Giorgio Moroder teams with Britney Spears, Charli Xcx for big comeback album

17 November 2014 5:38 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Giorgio Moroder is mounting a comeback. The music pioneer, who helped usher in the disco era by producing a string of monster hits for Donna Summer in the late 1970s, has announced the release of his first solo studio album in 30 years. Set to be released next spring by Sony International/RCA Records, the as-yet-untitled LP will feature collaborations with such current stars as Britney Spears, Sia, Charli Xcx, Kylie Minogue, Mikky Ekko, Foxes, Matthew Koma, and more to be announced soon. "Sony/RCA constitutes one of the most groundbreaking histories in the world," said Moroder in a statement. "As my new label, I believe my record will live up to their history, but more importantly, pave the way for the future!  Sony from here to eternity." In advance of the new set, Moroder has unveiled "74 is the New 24," the album's  dancefloor-ready first single that will surely become an anthem »

- Chris Eggertsen

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The Callow Way – Cinema Rage

16 November 2014 10:37 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Neil Calloway outlines how cinemas should deal with etiquette rule breakers…

2014 seems to be the year of cinema rage. Earlier this week, a Us film festival screening of Mike Leigh’s Mr Turner was interrupted when one viewer asked another to turn off her mobile phone. She responded by giving him a faceful of pepper spray. This follows the altogether more tragic news that a man was shot after a confrontation during Lone Survivor earlier in the year.

Obviously the people involved are in the wrong and crossed over a line. For a start, who thinks when they’re going to the cinema “right, I need my wallet, keys, 9mm handgun”? In a cinema, the violence should be kept on the screen, not in the aisles. Having said that, those that play with their mobile phone during a film should be treated with nothing but contempt, and kicked out of the cinema. »

- Oli Davis

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Mindy Project Style Breakdown: All the Details on Mindy's Best Looks -- Plus Danny's Bomber Jacket

12 November 2014 12:58 PM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Aside from the shoplifting, raving, and Top Gun-ing in The Mindy Project's Nov. 11 episode "We Need to Talk About Annette," Mindy Lahiri (Mindy Kaling) once again slayed mixed prints and adorable fashions at the office and at home with her adorable boyfriend, Danny Castellano (Chris Messina). Speaking of romantic evenings with Danny, a fan favorite look of the episode was Mindy's rubber ducky sweater and navy slip. "Mindy wears a lot of pj's, so we tried to mix it up a bit this season," Perez tells [...] »

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Fashion Recap! The Three Craziest Prints from Last Night's 'Mindy Project'

12 November 2014 7:50 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Tuesday night's episode of The Mindy Project titled "We Need to Talk About Annette" featured more of the hilarious Rhea Perlman's as Danny Castellano's mother Annette, who turns out to have a secret problem -- shoplifting!

Annette's problem comes to light when Mindy takes her shopping for a swimsuit for her water aerobics class, but this being Mindy, she ends up stealing the show in this eye-catching outfit.

Expertly pairing a bright-blue Rachel Roy blazer, a yellow Karen Millen skirt and an insect-print Tory Burch blouse, the colorful ensemble is definitely one of the fashion highlights of season 3 so far.

One of my favorite season 3 work looks. @toryburch insect blouse and matching bag, @rachel_roy blazer, @karemillen skirt and @stewartweitzman pumps

A photo posted by Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) on Sep 9, 2014 at 9:38am Pdt

.... And how does she manage to make insects look cute?!

Video: Mindy Kaling on Being Called 'Ugly and Fat' -- as a Compliment »

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Mindy Project Recap: I Feel the Need, the Need to Thieve

11 November 2014 7:53 PM, PST | | See recent news »

If Mindy Project‘s pocket-size Annette Castellano has stolen your heart, it’s no wonder: As we find out in this week’s episode, she steals lots of things.

And when Dr. Lahiri catches her boyfriend’s mom pilfering some goods from a department store, it sets off a series of events that ends with Danny wearing a bomber jacket and aviators and calling Mindy “Goose.”

Wanna know how it all falls into place? Read on as we review what happened in “We Need to Talk About Annette.”

Ma Lives Dangerously | Mindy hates paying for movies and music, so she goes to www. »

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Battlestar Galactica Is Even More Badass with Top Gun Music

10 November 2014 3:30 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Ronald D. Moore's Battlestar Galactica series just got a little bit more awesome today with a video edit that features scenes from the series mixed with music from the classic 1986 film Top Gun. The result is just freakin' cool and worth five minutes of your time, especially if you're a fan of either of these properties. The video is called "Top Gun Galactica," and it was edited together by Nick Acosta, who explains what he wanted to accomplish with it,

"For my latest project, I recut one of my all time favorite movies to one of my all time favorite TV series. For part one of this film I wanted to show the life of a fighter pilot aboard a carrier at war. Much like a fireman, fighter pilots can be called at any moment and have to spring into action. Starbuck and Maverick are roughly the same character. »

- Joey Paur

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The Callow Way – Not Another Superhero Movie

9 November 2014 7:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Neil Calloway looks at the superhero movie genre’s dominance of the mainstream, and its impact on adult cinema…

The news that financing on the the film Idol’s Eye, slated to star Robert De Niro and Robert Pattinson, had been pulled, just as it was about to go into production surprised me. If a film starring an double Oscar winner like De Niro and a young star like Pattinson can’t attract investors, what films can? Anyone that has an interest in film can’t have helped but notice that Marvel Studios – which only started making films on its own in 2008 – revealed their “phase three” for the next few years, quickly following the announcement from DC comics If these young upstarts can tell us what films they’re going to be making for the foreseeable future, how can a film like Idol’s Eye not secure the money it needs to get made? »

- Oli Davis

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We're not worthy of the best Halloween costumes from 'Today,' 'Gma'

31 October 2014 7:04 AM, PDT | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

In a move of synergy that suggests Jack Donaghy is still hanging around 30 Rockefeller Plaza, The Today Show anchors dressed in their Saturday Night Live best for this year's Halloween episode. The results were eerily accurate at times, but that may have something to do with the crew probably having access to Studio 8H's wardrobe department. Lester Holt and Al Roker channeled John Belushi and Dan Akroyd for their Blues Brothers costumes: Putting the soul in Soul Man with my fellow Blues Brother Al Roker @TODAYshow #halloweentoday — Lester Holt (@LesterHoltNBC) October 31, 2014 Have a pair of Mom Jeans lying around? »

- Jonathon Dornbush

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Camerimage unveils competition line-up, juries

31 October 2014 6:15 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Birdman, Fury and Leviathan among main competition titles; Roland Joffé to preside over main jury.

Alejandro G Ińárritu, Yimou Zhang, Mike Leigh and Jean-Marc Vallée are among the directors with films screening in competition at the 22nd Camerimage (Nov 15-22), the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography.

The main competition at the festival, held in the Polish city of Bydgoszcz, comprises:

Alejandro G Ińárritu’s Birdman (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance);  USA, 2014; Cinematographer: Emmanuel Lubezki

Yimou Zhang’s Coming Home (Gui lai); China, 2014; Cinematographer: Zhao Xiaoding

Richard Raymond’s Desert Dancer; UK, 2014; Cinematographer: Carlos Catalán Alucha

Lech J. Majewski’s Field of Dogs  - Onirica (Onirica - Psie pole); Poland, 2014; Cinematographers: Paweł Tybora and Lech J. Majewski

Krzysztof Zanussi’s Foreign Body (Obce cialo); Poland, Italy, Russia, 2014; Cinematographer: Piotr Niemyjski

David Ayer’s Fury; USA, 2014; Cinematographer: Roman Vasyanov

Tate Taylor’s Get on Up; USA, 2014; Cinematographer: Stephen Goldblatt

Łukasz Palkowski’s Gods (Bogowie); Poland, 2014; Cinematographer: »

- (Michael Rosser)

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Roland Joffe to preside over Camerimage jury

31 October 2014 2:49 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Polish film festival sets competition juries; Roland Joffe to preside over main competition.

Camerimage (Nov 15-22), the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, has set an impressive roster of jurors for its various competition categories.

The Killing Fields director Roland Joffe will preside over the main competition jury, which incldues cinematographers Christian Berger and Manuel Alberto Claro.

Caleb Deschanel has been appointed president of the Polish Films Competition.

The full list of jurors is below.

Main Competition

Roland Joffé – Jury President (director, producer; The Killing Fields, The Mission, Vatel)

Christian Berger (cinematographer; The Piano Teacher, Hidden, The White Ribbon)

Ryszard Bugajski (director, screenwriter; Interrogation, General Nil, The Closed Circuit)

Ryszard Horowitz (photographer)

David Gropman (cinematographer; The Cider House Rules, Chocolat, Life of Pi)

Arthur Reinhart (cinematographer, producer; Crows, Tristan + Isolde, Venice)

Oliver Stapleton (cinematographer; The Cider House Rules, Pay It Forward, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark)

Manuel Alberto Claro (cinematographer; Reconstruction, Melancholia, Nymphomaniac »

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Box Office Predictions: 'Nightcrawler', 'Before I Go to Sleep' and 'Saw' Battle for Halloween Weekend

30 October 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Nightcrawler will hit a nice sweet spot this weekend, not exactly a horror, but scary enough to attract date nights as well. Halloween generally doesn't fall so nicely on a weekend, the last time it was close (and probably slightly better) was when Michael Jackson's This is It took the crown, even though Halloween was on a Saturday. Paranormal Activity couldn't beat it, though it was in its 6th weekend of release, and Saw VI was pretty much Doa in its sophomore weekend. My thought here is $13.8 million, enough to win the weekend, though clearly not dominating in any fashion. There are too many other themed choices on the board. Speaking of ... Before I Go to Sleep - I'll present this fact without any judgment, but at the last moment they canceled all critic's screenings. I wonder what kind of sign that isc Still, it's not like it really needs »

- Laremy Legel

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Jerry Bruckheimer, Paramount TV Developing ‘American Gigolo’ TV Show

29 October 2014 12:01 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Paramount Television is again reaching into the studio archives, announcing that it is partnering with Jerry Bruckheimer on a television adaptation of the 1980 Richard Gere-Lauren Hutton film “American Gigolo.”

Bruckheimer, who was a producer on that crime drama centered around a superficial male escort in Los Angeles, will exec produce the project. Paul Schrader, the film’s director and writer, will serve as exec consultant.

Bruckheimer TV’s Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed and Michael Azzolino will exec produce, co-exec produce and produce, respectively. “American Gigolo” will be a Paramount Television production.

“With its signature noir aesthetic, ‘American Gigolo’ has remained a deeply entertaining, psychological thriller and I’m thrilled to partner with [Paramount's] Brad [Grey] and Amy [Powell] on remaking it into a television series,” said Bruckheimer on behalf of Jerry Bruckheimer Television.

Bruckheimer signed a first-look film deal with Paramount last year, where he is developing film sequels to his »

- Whitney Friedlander

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The Callow Way – Drive, Dying of the Light and Hollywood Scandals

26 October 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Neil Calloway looks at the Hollywood debacle of Nicolas Cage’s upcoming movie Dying of the Light

A few years ago, hot off the back of Bronson and Valhalla Rising, Nicolas Winding Refn was in Hollywood developing a film with Harrison Ford. Disagreements over the ending meant neither Ford nor Winding Refn remained attached the film. The upside was that Ford gave the Dane some very strong pills for the flu he was suffering from. While under the influence of these tablets, he had a meeting with the star of The Notebook and Lars and the Real Girl, and because he was not firing on all cylinders, he ended the meeting early and asked the actor to drive him home. Flicking through radio stations on the drive back to his hotel, Winding Refn said that this is what he wanted to make a film about; a guy driving round La listening to electropop. »

- Oliver Davis

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Podcast: Reviewing 'Birdman' and 'John Wick', Talking 'The Hobbit's Big Budget and More

24 October 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Four reviews for you today including Birdman, John Wick, Citizenfour and Force Majeure while we also dig into that $745 million reported budget for The Hobbit trilogy and discuss the budgets for filmed trilogies over time. We've got a few questions to get to, random asides, a large batch of games and we hope you enjoy! If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and we'll add those to the show and respond directly. An alternative to that option is a new way of leaving us »

- Brad Brevet

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First Eye In The Sky Images Featuring Helen Mirren as the Commander of a Top Secret Drone Operation

22 October 2014 2:01 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Gavin Hood is in the midst of shooting his Ender’s Game follow-up, Eye in the Sky, in South Africa, but he’s already got some stills from the film to show off.  The movie stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a military intelligence officer remotely leading a drone operation to track down terrorists in Nairobi.  However, when Powell and co. come to realize that the terrorists are preparing for a suicide mission, it’s decided that the targets are to be taken out instead.  Trouble is, just when pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to get the job done, he sees a nine-year-old girl walk right into the kill zone.  Now he’s got to “pass the request for confirmation of the next step up to the highest levels,” which includes the foreign secretary played by Iain Glen. Hit the jump to check out the very first »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Edge Of Tomorrow: a case of mishandled marketing?

22 October 2014 7:57 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Sci-fi action thriller Edge Of Tomorrow sagged at the box office, despite glowing reviews. Was its marketing to blame, Ryan wonders...

Looking back over Edge Of Tomorrow’s brief history, and it seems clear that it was a production with something of an identity crisis. Adapted from a Japanese story called All You Need Is Kill, the movie went by that name right up until the summer of 2013, when Warner Bros abruptly changed the title to Edge Of Tomorrow.

Then, when Edge Of Tomorrow got its home release a couple of weeks ago, it seemed to have been given another name change. On its DVD and Blu-ray box, the tagline Live. Die. Repeat, is far more prominent than Edge Of Tomorrow’s title - the movie’s even listed in some online marketplaces as Live Die Repeat: Edge Of Tomorrow.

It’s the latest curious development in the life of »

- ryanlambie

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The Callow Way – Why Christopher Nolan is wrong

19 October 2014 1:21 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Neil Calloway takes Christopher Nolan to task for his insistence on the film projection of Interstellar

I like Christopher Nolan. Of all the British born but partly raised in America directors who are currently working in the sci-fi/fantasy genre he is definitely in the top two. Yes, his films may be like a house of cards that look great but only stand up to the slightest scrutiny, but for those couple of hours I’m in the cinema watching his films he has me all the way. Eschewing a second unit director, everything you see in his films he shot, which is impressive. He uses more practical effects than you probably imagine, too. I walk through Gotham Courthouse on the way to work every morning, which is never not exciting.

There is something admirable, also, about his refusal to join the 21st Century. Famously, he does not own a »

- Oliver Davis

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Ciff Day 4: ‘The Young Kieslowski’ and ‘In Order of Disappearance’

18 October 2014 9:33 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

You can’t win ‘em all. Sometimes the challenge with a film festival, as opposed to say a music festival, is that not everything you see will be good. Sometimes you may decide it just wasn’t for you, and sometimes you wonder why they even decided to choose that film in the first place.

The Young Kieslowski was this year’s dud. It broke the rule I held that there are no romantic leads named “Brian”, and if there are fictional Brians they end up writing term papers while everyone else gets paired off with Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheady. And yet it doesn’t help that Brian Kieslowski is remarkably repellent.

Hardly an edgy sex comedy on par with any college-aged romp you can imagine from the last 10 years, and trying desperately to be a mix of Ferris Bueller, Juno and maybe a dash of 500 Days of Summer, »

- Brian Welk

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