Black Friday Blu-ray and DVD Deals Have Started

I saw Santa in the mall last night. Target has their plastic Christmas trees and icicle lights taking up about half of the store (next to the discounted leftover Halloween candy). The restaurant bathroom has “Joy to the World” pumping through its shitty speakers. Yes, Christmas is already here… two weeks before Thanksgiving. So I guess we...

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The Lightbox gets another Dose of Bruce McDonald’s TRIGGER.

  The film that opened LightBox, the multiplex/gallery/condo-tower/festival-headquarters in the middle of this years edition of TIFF, was Bruce McDonald’s Trigger (Rot’s Review) which went a long way toward adding a scrappy spirit, and a bit of the old T-dot love, to all the pomp and circumstance of a project that was hyped for years around...

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What’s Up Lovely to Screen Next Friday in L.A.

As you might know, a few of us have been big fans of 2009′s New York Lately and we (I) have been highly anticipating screenwriter/director Gary King’s next effort, What’s Up Lovely. Well it looks like the wait is almost over for a few lucky folks out in Los Angeles next weekend. If you’re in the area, I highly recommend checking out this...

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Filmwatching LA: May

I decided to arrange things a little differently this time around; giving more of a paragraph overview of the available repertory screenings in LA this month instead of the full schedules. Links to the full schedules for each cinema can be found at the bottom of each section. I’ve also included some trailers this time; went a little crazy for the...

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Filmwatching LA: March 2010

This is the second in a hopefully consistent series highlight what’s available off the beaten track for film lovers in LA. We had a really good February, and looks like it’s going to be at least as good a March. So if you’re in LA, skip the AMC and the Arclight a time or two this month and see some of the great stuff the repertory and indie...

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Film Watching LA – February 2010

We’re blessed here in the Third Row with contributors in several film centers around the world – Toronto, Vancouver, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, and others all have thriving film cultures. It’s always fascinating to me to hear what film-going opportunities other cities have on offer – seriously, I used to pick up the New Yorker just to...

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SPARK FX 2010 Announces Titles!

If I had a camera mounted on my computer monitor and had it streaming a few seconds ago, you would have seen a very happy girl grinning from ear to ear with excitement. What could possibly be so awesome? Spark FX that’s what! ACM Siggraph is back with another year of awesome movies celebrating special effects and wow, what a line-up. As per last year’s run...

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Sighting: “Ink” at the Mounds

If you’re in the Minneapolis area over the next few days, do yourself a favor and head over to The Mounds theater for a terrific, sci-fi, fantasy adventure story entitled Ink. Matt Gamble and I were lucky enough to catch this little indie gem last fall at the Flyway film fest and it was one of our favorites. See the trailer underneath the seats. And if...

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Cronenberg talks Videodrome in Toronto

A full house at the Ontario Cinematheque got to see a scratchy but vibrant print of David Cronenberg‘s 1983 body/mind/technology mind-fuck Videodrome. Two things I learned before during my first celluloid viewing of the film: First is the amusing and interesting connection to local Toronto TV station, CityTV which sounds a lot like the fictional CivicTV...

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Objectified Screenings Announced

It’s starting. And if the response to Helvetica was any indication and you want to see Gary Hustwit’s new film Objectified (which we’ve talked about before), you may want to jump on this opportunity. On Monday, February 2nd, tickets go on sale for two special screenings of the film which will also include a Q & A with director Hustwit (who, take it from...

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