Archive for July, 2007

Live Free or Die Hard

Live Free or Die Hard

| July 1, 2007

He’s back, and better than ever. Originally titled Die Hard 4.0: Reload, the fourth in this bulletproof action series takes NYPD Lieutenant Detective John McClane to D.C. to pick up a computer hacker who’s just cracked the FBI’s network. Actually, he and 100 of his closest peers did this, under a ruse devised by a […]

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Ratatouille

Ratatouille

| July 1, 2007

The turnout at the Friday, 12:01 a.m. showing of Ratatouille in a little AMC tucked away in Burbank was much higher than I expected. People came in groups of three or more, totally sober, to sit back and enjoy Pixar’s latest creation. For you animation buffs (if you actually exist; you may just be throngs […]

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Punk’s Not Dead

Punk’s Not Dead

| July 1, 2007

Punk’s Not Dead is a documentary that explores the history of a culture that was once deemed a menace to all. As bands like the Ramones and the Clash gained popularity, punk-rock music slithered out of basements and backyard bashes. Evil corporate-doers began listening, and this new musical movement became what it despised: a part […]

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Acting in Film: An Actor’s Take on Movie Acting

Acting in Film: An Actor’s Take on Movie Acting

| July 1, 2007

Michael Caine is not only an experienced actor but proves himself to be a keen instructor of film acting. A newly released six part BBC series on acting includes Michael Caine schooling actors trained for the theater, advising them about techniques useful for film actors. This program features Caine (Alfie, Hannah and Her Sisters, Batman […]

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Short Takes – July 2007

Short Takes – July 2007

| July 1, 2007

Movies Can it still be said that Tom Cruise’s religion has not affected his career? The waning superstar has been banned from filming scenes at German military bases by the country’s Defense Ministry. Cruise is starring in Bryan Singer’s Valkyrie, an historical war drama about Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, the man who tried to assassinate […]

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