Exclusives

NEWS….FEMALE FORCE: CHER……THE THREE MUSKETEERS…WAR HORSE…CONTRABAND AND MORE….

NEWS….FEMALE FORCE: CHER……THE THREE MUSKETEERS…WAR HORSE…CONTRABAND AND MORE….

| February 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

FEMALE FORCE: CHER The latest biography comic offering from Bluewater Productions, Female Force: Cher, has sold out in one day after its release from its distributors. This extends its record to 12-biography comic book titles sold out in the past six months. Stores that ordered the comic book might have it in stock. According to […]

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2012 Spirit Awards Coverage

2012 Spirit Awards Coverage

| February 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

2012 Spirit Awards Coverage by Paul Fischer in Santa Monica, California. It’s a gorgeous day at the beach in Santa Monica California as this reporter prepares to cover the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards. Yes we know about the Oscars but these awards are the fun cool and hip movie awards über casual in which […]

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Actor, Teacher & Director Michelle Danner talks Hello Herman

Actor, Teacher & Director Michelle Danner talks Hello Herman

| February 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Michelle Danner is an accomplished woman, and not the kind of accomplished you can really keep score of, but the kind that really makes a difference, the kind that creates real influence. While she has been guiding, teaching, instructing famous actors and unknown actors alike for the better part of the last twenty years, Danner […]

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Interview with Gary Michael Schultz, Director of Devil in my Ride

Interview with Gary Michael Schultz, Director of Devil in my Ride

| February 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Ruben Rosario: Hello Gary and welcome on behalf of Film Monthly! Gary Michael Schultz: Thank You. RR: Can you give a us a little bit of the history between the short and the feature length versions of Devil in My Ride? GMS: What happened was Mike Dozier, my co-writer had this really crappy van and […]

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NEWS…..THIN ICE…..TOWER HEIST…..GOOD DEEDS…… CONCEPTION…… CASA DE MI PADRE!….. HOP…..

NEWS…..THIN ICE…..TOWER HEIST…..GOOD DEEDS…… CONCEPTION…… CASA DE MI PADRE!….. HOP…..

| February 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

THIN ICE – February 17 On behalf of ATO Pictures, we are pleased to release the all new trailer and poster for the dark-comedy Thin Ice, starring Greg Kinnear, Alan Arkin and Billy Crudup! The film hits theaters on February 17. Mickey Prohaska (Greg Kinnear) is a small-time insurance agent looking for a way to […]

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NEWS….CHICAGO DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION FUND ACCEPTING PROPOSALS….

NEWS….CHICAGO DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION FUND ACCEPTING PROPOSALS….

| January 22, 2012

Chicago Digital Media Production Fund is now accepting proposals! The Chicago Instructional Technology Foundation and Chicago Filmmakers are pleased to announce that the new “Chicago Digital Media Production Fund” is now accepting proposals. Independent film and video makers based in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs are invited to apply for the Chicago Digital Media Production […]

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NEWS….IDAHO FILMMAKERS ON QUEST TO FIND THE AMERICAN DREAM

NEWS….IDAHO FILMMAKERS ON QUEST TO FIND THE AMERICAN DREAM

| January 22, 2012

Idaho Filmmakers Tate McCullough and Will Schmeckpeper – along with actress and performer Calico Cooper – will be traversing the United States the summer of 2012 via Amtrak passenger train in order to film a documentary about the state of the American Dream. “According to a recent Yahoo! Finance report,” says Schmeckpeper, “41% of Americans […]

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Film As Seen By Wayne Case, 2011

Film As Seen By Wayne Case, 2011

| January 20, 2012

Best Films (In order of preference) (1) THE HELP (2) THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (3) WAR HORSE (4) J. EDGAR (5) SUPER 8 (6) 50/50 (7) MY WEEK WITH MARILYN (8) THE IDES OF MARCH (9) SHAME (10) HANNA (11) X-MEN: FIRST CLASS Runners-Up (Alphabetical) A BETTER LIFE THE DEBT DRIVE JANE EYRE […]

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Best Films of 2011: My Picks

Best Films of 2011: My Picks

| January 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Surprise was the feeling I left the movie theater with most often in 2011. Filmmakers are getting smarter: they know what critics look for, and they know that audiences just aren’t impressed by throwing the hottest actors together in a movie with a few one liners or explosions. Here are the films that shut up […]

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2011: The Year In Film

2011: The Year In Film

| January 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

These are the films that made my list in 2011. This year I saw close to 300. The films that are on this list stood out for one reason or another, and I do my best to explain that reason in the paragraphs below. When it comes to the summer blockbusters, the Transformers, the Harry […]

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