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Filmfest DC – April 20-30, 2017

Filmfest DC is back for its 31st year in Washington, DC, bringing new and exciting international films to the community. Filmfest DC strives to bring films of current interest and debate to the culturally curious and diverse DC community.

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13th Annual DC Shorts Film Festival

Over the last 13 years, DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition has grown from an idea to one of the largest short film festivals on the East Coast.

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Everything is a Remix: The Force Awakens

Kirby Ferguson of “Everything is a Remix” takes a look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the J. J. Abrams vs. George Lucas methods of remixing. Many said The Force Awakens didn’t feel new, and Ferguson helps break down why.

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Willy Wonka, Behind The Scenes

A behind-the-scenes shot from 1971’s Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Peter Ostrum and Gene Wilder switching looks in between sets. If you want to view paradise… simply look around and view it, anything you want to… do it, want...

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30th Annual Filmfest DC

Filmfest DC Celebrates 30 Years of Great Movies: April 14-24 Tickets Go On Sale This Saturday – Early Bird Special! WASHINGTON – Say farewell to winter and kick-off spring by celebrating the 30 anniversary of Filmfest DC! The largest and...

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Back to the Future is History

Today’s the day, but I noticed this gem earlier this week. http://just-shower-thoughts.tumblr.com/post/131382899149/after-this-week-back-to-the-future-will-take After this week, Back to the Future will take place entirely in the past. Yep, the events that took place in The Back to the Future Trilogy are...

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2015 DC Shorts Film Festival

It’s that time again! No, I don’t mean my birthday. Well, actually, my birthday is coming up soon, but just before that is DC Shorts! The 2015 DC Shorts Film Festival showcases one of the largest collection of short films...

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Syracuse Prof’s Star Trek Class Goes Global

I love when seminal works of fiction, fantasy and science fiction are given their proper due. Previously available only for enrolled Syracuse University students, professor Anthony Rotolo will now offer a free and open “Star Trek” class to the public,...

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in DC: DC Shorts Film Festival

Last month, I was invited to the Motion Picture Association of America1 for a sneak peek at some offerings from the upcoming DC Shorts Film Festival, three-time winner of “Best Film Fest” by Washington City Paper readers. I’ve attended the...

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gallery: X-Men – Days of Future Past

Empire Magazine has an exclusive cover gallery featuring 25 covers devoted to the upcoming movie “X-Men: Days of Future Past”, calling it “the biggest ever superhero movie”. Now while I’d be lying if I said the geek in me isn’t...

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in DC: Dark Knight Tumbler Tour

I confess1 that for all my love of comic books, I am not really all that into the latest incarnation of Batman movies, The Dark Knight trilogy. I like Batman, but something about the movies just doesn’t do it for...

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the Lorax: I speak for the SUVs?!

I don’t use the horrible hyperbole of “raping my childhood”1 that too may are willing to throw at just about anything that doesn’t respect their very specific and unwavering nostalgic vision of something they loved when they were a kid....

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video: ‘The Help’ in 3-D

You haven’t seen the Black struggle… until you’ve seen it in 3-D. Extra Butter, Please is a new series from Los Angeles-based comedy group Reckless Tortuga being produced for MTV’s Next Movie. In their first episode, they skewer The Help...

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movies: out of ideas?

Interesting article by Mark Harris at GQ, The Day the Movies Died. It starts off talking about the industry-unexpected success of Inception and goes on to discuss the same lament so many have about movies these days… there’s nothing new anymore.