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April 18

Transcendence

A Haunted House 2

Bears

Heaven Is Real

Fading Gigolo (limited)

The Final Member (limited)

April 11

Rio 2

Draft Day

Oculus

Only Lovers Left Alive (limited)

Joe (limited)

Hateship Loveship (limited)

Dancing In Jaffa (limited)

The Railway Man (limited)

Cuban Fury (limited)

Hank and Asha (limited)

April 4

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Don Hemmingway

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

Under The Skin (limited)

Nymphomaniac: Vol II (limited)

Afflicted (limited)

Alan Partridge (limited)

 

March 28

Noah

Sabotage

Cesar Chavez

The Raid 2 (limited)

Breathe In (limited)

Finding Vivian Maier (limited)

Hide Your Smiling Faces (limited)

Mistaken For Strangers (limited)

March 21

Muppets Most Wanted

Divergent

Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1 (limited)

Rob The Mob (limited)

Jodorowsky's Dune (limited)

Blood Ties (limited)

Cheap Thrills (limited)

McCanick (limited)

 

March 14

Need For Speed

Veronica Mars

Bad Words (limited)

Enemy (limited)

LA Week-End (limited)

On My Way (limited)

The Art of the Steal (limited)

 

March 5

300: Rise of an Empire

Mr. Peabody & Sherman

The Grand Budapest Hotel (LA/NYC)

Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons (limited)

Grand Piano (limited)

 

February 28

Non-Stop

Son of God

The Lunchbox (limited)

Stalingrad (limited)

Repentance (limited)

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (re-release)

 

February 21

Pompeii

3 Days To Kill

The Wind Rises (limited)

Omar (limited)

In Secret (limited)

Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (limited)

Highway 2014 (limited)

 

February 14

About Last Night

Robocop

Winter's Tale

Endless Love

Adult world (limited)

Jimmy P. (limited)

 

February 7

The Lego Movie

The Monuments Men

The Vampire Academy

A Field In England (limited)

A Fantastic Fear of Everything (limited)

The Pretty One (limited)

 

January 31

Labor Day

That Awkward Moment

Tim's Vermeer (limited)

Best Night Ever (limited)

At Middleton (limited)

 

January 24

I, Frankenstein

Gloria (limited)

Stranger By The Lake (limited)

Visitors (limited)

Gimmie Shelter (limited)

Run and Jump (limited)

Knights of Badassdom (limited)

 

January 17

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (review)

Ride Along

Devil's Due

The Nut Job

Like Father Like Son (limited)

G.B.F. (limited)

Big Bad Wolves (limited)

Summer In February (limited)

 

January 10

Her

The Legend of Hercules

In Bloom

The Rocket

January 3

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

Beyond Outrage

The Best Offer

Open Grave

Interior Leather Bar

December 27

Lone Survivor

December 25

Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Wolf of Wall Street

Justin Beiber's Believe

47 Ronin

Grudge Match

NYC/Los Angeles

August: Osage County

The Invisible Woman

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Transcend from dean saffron on Vimeo.

This piece is dedicated to the practice of transcending our own reality. It is inspired by a man who gave his soul to respecting the niche of the bicycle as a mode of transport generating the ability to escape one's own confines. The power of this message for those navigating the daily grind is explored and this may be as simple as trading a commute for a contemplative bicycle journey . Cyclists the world over have reveled in this freedom for some time .

Voice over : Alan Watts
Music by Abraham Tilbury : allthingslostmusic.bandcamp.com
Cyclist : Cameron Bourne
Production Manager : Lucy Heywood
Production Assistant : Lara Liddell
Filmed & Edited : Dean Saffron

 

movie making news

A camera in a bottle got these great shots underwater

Penis museum movie "The Final Member" has an odd way of promoting the DVD

the guy who voiced the Tootsie Roll owl in an old commercial also invented the artificial heart

Amanda Palmer talks about giving her music away

40,000 VHS tapes to be digitized and made available online by the Internet Archive

Profoto Introduces Cordless Off-Camera Flash with TTL

flat vs. scope aspect ratios in cinema

filming technique

famous voice for movie trailers has died

Movie script rejection letter from 1920's

Robert Downey Jr. was suspended from high school for allegedly stealing a Iron Man comic book

piracy 
book author talks about how he sold more of his works when they were pirated, smashing claims that unauthorized copying hurts sales

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Visual effects industry workers plan a mass demonstration against the major studios’

copyright wars 

Filmmakers try to shake 'fairy tale story of change' in documenting Egypt revolution

Twitter account user posted frame by frame images of Top Gun, Paramount issues DMCA takedown

AOL Shutting Down Moviefone Dial-In Numbers 777-FILM

Review by Dr. Rashid Buttar: “Liam Scheff’s book Official Stories could easily be turned into 11 blockbuster movies. The book has a tasty entertaining appeal which is only exceeded by it’s stunning educational value. The awareness and realization that the reader will inevitably reach as they devour and digest the material would leave most uninitiated among us disturbed." 
full story at LiamScheff.com

A very well known movie may have the earliest recorded example of the colloquial sense of the word 'hello'

Stabilized roll test

The Lego Movie is a satire

James Franco’s Rabbit Bandini Productions has optioned book and life rights DisasterArtistto / The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room

Reason to stop watching Woody Allen movies

Christians group plans protest of Oscar nominated, then withdrawn song "Alone Yet Not Alone"

The Monuments Men, not the movie

LED street lights will be changing the look of movies, they are already in Los Angeles

10 movies that Roger Ebert hated so they are must sees

Why psychopathic film villains are rarely realistic — and why it matters

stuntmen from old movies are funny

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Sting makes $2000 a day from royalties from "Every Breath You Take", and "To Kill A Mocikingbird" author makes $9,249 per day

 All the posters from Disney animated movies from 1937 to present

Cineplex opens up a "no screaming kids" theater for adults only

Meryl Streep blasts Walt Disney

Paul Walker's character in Fast and Furious franchise of films will not be killed off

Seth McFarland appears to be making a western. According to a post on reddit we read this:

[–]cmehigh 79 points ago

I found this synopsis: After a cowardly sheep farmer (MacFarlane) backs out of a gunfight, his fickle girlfriend leaves him for another man. When a mysterious and beautiful woman (Theron) rides into town, she helps him find his courage and they begin to fall in love. When her husband, a notorious outlaw, arrives seeking revenge, the farmer must put his newfound courage to the test.

and there's an image claimed to be from the set here. The movie's said to be called "A Million Ways to Die in the West".

Camera stabilization technology used in a spoon? But why! It's used for making eating easier for those who have shaky nerves.

 An open letter to makers of "Wolf of Wall Street" written by Christina McDowell, formerly Christina Prousalis, the daughter of Tom Prousalis, a man the Washington Post described as "just some guy on trial for penny-stock fraud."

This is claimed to be 
"an insanely steady camera image stabilizer". Looks great, but when I look at it I notice that it's not being demonstrated in the up and down motion. It shows left/right and back and forth but real filming challenges have more motions than that, all happening at once. A better demonstration would show all movements that someone would be actually doing while filming while running, walking, and following an actor or the action, and then providing the film to prove it's ability. I also wonder if this unit has a dampner. I don't know who makes this item. Thread found here. You can also see this same demonstration on cats so maybe you can hook up a camera to a cat instead and have the same effect. Or if you are on a farm, use a chicken. Or an owl. Here's the kind of demonstration I'd like to see with a camera on a chicken. And here's one that clearly demonstrated that a chicken would work much better. 

Notice the difference between a real hospital and typical hospital in a horror movie

Hitchcock: The Bird

Here's an example of great cinematography from 1944. It comes from the color movie "Solid Potato Salad" with the Ross Sisters featuring some A-MAZING flexibility. See a 4 minute clip with music here

150 free tracks for independent film makers and not for profits

200+ hours to create this 4 minute film

10 worst movies of 2013

An 8k digital scan of "Lawrence of Arabia" showed so much detail you could see the film where it cracked due to the harsh desert heat. soundandvision.com

OPINION: Why on earth did they make Nebraska a black & white movie? It's like Blair Witch all over again.  Blair Witch destroyed TV and movies. People hated the camera shake, said it made them sick but it was used as a base for the entire plot. For some reason it caught on, became the norm, and now it's in half of every moving image, from commercials, to shows, to movies. Camera shake works only at certain times with certain rare scenes. Today about 90% of camera shake, and quick zoom, is annoying, nauseating, and takes away from the product. I can't stand the show "The Office" as it's inundated with this stupid technique. I think that someday when I become famous I will sit in an interview and shake to mimic this, so the camera doesn't have to just to see the look on their faces. 

Grumpy cat gets a star on Hollywood's walk of fame?

Paul Walker crash - Hitler reacts

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University of Guelph student who attempted suicide on internet live video now bullied on Facebook

Adora Bull on suicide watch after writing article "Top 5 reasons I'm Glad Paul Walker is dead" Article appears on ModernWomanDigest

The Wolf of Wall street avoids NC-17 rating

Riverside county in California is waiving film permit fees in order to keep and attract film making in areas like Palm Springs. Hotel transient occupancy taxes are also waived for hotel stays for film crews. Read more on this here.

Kayne west doesn't like appearing on Keeping Up With The Kardashians due to the cinematography

Just re-watched "The Village" for the first time since it came out. Why do people claim it to be such a terrible movie?

"how my music was plagiarized for profit and how I fought back"

"see these movies somehow"

David Lewandowski talks about art and sex

What's the most amusing movie we can come up by just adding one letter to an existing title

"Filmmakers need to start thinking about their trailers more carefully – for starters, they need to stop giving everything away" 

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Tom Cruise compares being an actor to to being a soldier. Mark Wahlberg responds. Watch the video - New York Daily News

TOP MOVIES OF 2011 AS VOTED BY REDDIT (voting now!)

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has a different story to tell, it's not one of freeing the slaves by applying manliness

Poking holes in the Gravity trailer with NASA's help

cell phone fights

some movies that were made before their time blew them away when they watched them

Tom Green painted his parents house plaid while they left I think it looked great

a creative eye in movie making can add a lot to a project take a look at this guys use of an object in the woods 

James Woods doesn't think he will get a job in Hollywood after criticizing the president

a 3 minute exposure with old cameras from 100 years ago provided us with images where expressions tended to look more stern as they had to stay so still, thus distorting our perceptions of how people were way back when

with a score of 1.7 out of 10, "Justin Beiber: Never Say Never" seems to be the lowest rated movie on IMDB

disaster movie logic shown in one frame

critique of how voting works at the Emmys

Germany caps violation of copyright fines

French film industry labor laws creating a budget sqeeze for amateur film makers

Warner Brothers releases Loony Tunes on DVD in their original uncensored form including racism as they were originally created "because to do otherwise would be the same as claiming these prejudices never existed."

Megaupload Shutdown Hurt Smaller Films, Helped Blockbusters

guy takes movie prop out to Palm Springs and takes pictures

Why do film makers hide some of their most exciting sequences with quick cuts and nausea inducing camerawork? 

"The Conjuring" gets rare R rating for being too scary 

no matter what TV show, game, or movie you are watching or playing that shows an apocalyptic scene what one thing is missing in all of them?

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San Francisco Ocean Film Festival 
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