Author Archive: Chris Wood

Chris Wood is an editor in NYC (living in Hoboken, NJ). He has been published in web-based literary magazines that include The Writers Block (http://issuu.com/thewritersblock/docs/issuenumberseven)
and The Motley Press (http://www.motleypress.com/mpress/?p=345).

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Alternate Awareness Option for Affleck’s Live Below the Line Pledge

Alternate Awareness Option for Affleck’s Live Below the Line Pledge

| May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Actor/director Ben Affleck has made a pledge to live on $1.50 per day for  for five days.  This is the “Live Below the Line” challenge, taking place  from April 29 through May 3.  The following countries are participating in the challenge: U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, and New Zealand. Participants can only spend the equivalent of […]

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My Brother the Devil

My Brother the Devil

| March 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

My Brother The Devil is a story about the relationship between two brothers of Egyptian decent set on the tough and ethnically diverse streets of Hackney in London.  Rashid (James Floyd) is the older of the two (probably just out of high school) and runs with a gang dealing drugs and performing other lower level tasks.  […]

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Chris’ Top 5 Picks for Best Movies  of 2012

Chris’ Top 5 Picks for Best Movies of 2012

| January 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Near the end of the 2000 movie High Fidelity (based on the Nick Hornby book of the same name), main character and record store owner Rob Gordon (John Cusack) starts his own label and decides to call it: “Top 5 Records.”  Throughout the movie, Gordon and his staff, Barry (Jack Black) and Dick (Todd Louiso), […]

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Finnish Rugby Documentary, Freetime Machos, Debuts at 2010 Tribeca

Finnish Rugby Documentary, Freetime Machos, Debuts at 2010 Tribeca

| April 29, 2010

Freetime Machos is an 86 minute documentary directed by Mika Ronkainen (Before the Flood: The Last Couple in Vuotos, 2000) about the Oulu rugby team, the most northern and third lousiest rugby team in the world, and its season-long quest to win enough games to remain in the first division. Ronkainen admits that, “playing rugby […]

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Russian Mafia Documentary, Thieves By Law, Premiers at 2010 Tribeca Film Festival

Russian Mafia Documentary, Thieves By Law, Premiers at 2010 Tribeca Film Festival

| April 27, 2010

Thieves by Law is a 90 minute documentary directed by Alexander Gentelev (The Rise and Fall of the Russian Oligarchs, 2006 (TV)) that interweaves the stories of three Russian mobsters who have become successful businessmen. It premiered at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival on April 22, 2010. The idea for the film came to Gentelev […]

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Ed Burns’ Nice Guy Johnny Premiers At 2010 Tribeca Film Festival

Ed Burns’ Nice Guy Johnny Premiers At 2010 Tribeca Film Festival

| April 25, 2010

Johnny Rizzo’s (Matt Bush, Adventureland, 2009) a nice guy who has made a promise to his fiancée, Claire (Anna Wood, Royal Pains (TV), 2009), that he would dump his sports-radio show host dream job in Los Angeles and take an average job back in New York for more money. But while spending the weekend leading […]

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Tribeca’s Opening Press Conference Highlights Films/Events and Touts New Interactive Initiative

Tribeca’s Opening Press Conference Highlights Films/Events and Touts New Interactive Initiative

| April 20, 2010

New York – The opening press conference to begin the ninth annual 2010 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) took place on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Remarks on this year’s 12 day film festival (April 21st through May 2nd) of 85 features and 47 shorts were made by TFF co-founders Robert De Niro and […]

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Third Annual Cinema Eye Honors Award Show Adds Two New Categories

Third Annual Cinema Eye Honors Award Show Adds Two New Categories

| January 18, 2010

New York City – The third annual Cinema Eye Honors award show took place at 8:00 p.m. on January 15 at the Times Center in midtown New York City to “recognize and honor exemplary craft and innovation in nonfiction film.” This year a total of 34 films were nominated for Cinema Eye Honors awards, including […]

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The Road (2009)

The Road (2009)

| October 22, 2009

Editor’s Note: The Road was viewed at a festival screening and was not yet released at the time of this review. The Man says to The Boy, “I will kill anyone who touches you. Because that’s my job.” And so begins the movie titled, The Road, based on Comac McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize winning 2006 novel […]

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Second Annual Cinema Eye Honors Award Show Celebrates Excellence in Nonfiction Filmmaking

Second Annual Cinema Eye Honors Award Show Celebrates Excellence in Nonfiction Filmmaking

| March 30, 2009

New York City – The Second Annual Cinema Eye Honors took place at 8:00 p.m. on March 29 at the Times Center in midtown Manhattan to celebrate “Excellence in Nonfiction Filmmaking” for 20 nominated films in 10 specific categories that included outstanding achievement in directing, producing, editing and cinematography. “Waltz with Bashir,” the best foreign […]

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