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The Ten Commandments of Writing a Great Sequel

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.02.2015 | Entertainment

Audiences love sequels, and thus, so do studios. They love something familiar. It gives them insurance for the multitude of money being spent at the theater on any given family or date outing.

My Flight to the New World!

Anamika Ojha | Posted 10.01.2015 | Women
Anamika Ojha

Time flies like air and so have been the last five months of my life in this amazing and beautiful country called The United States of America. On April 6, 2015, when I reached Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai to board the flight to New York, I was very much scared about my new life... how it will turn out to be... ?

A 'Savage Cannibal' Movie in 2015? We Can Do Better

Tara Houska | Posted 09.21.2015 | Impact
Tara Houska

If Eli Roth has concerns about the plight of Amazonian tribes, perhaps he could use his platform to expose the threats to their homelands and way of life instead of portraying them as animalistic cannibals.

Step Into The Portal: A New Rock Opera in Denver

Morena Duwe | Posted 09.10.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Musicals and rock operas have seen a myriad of genres for every type of music fan, however there is a new style of theater emerging for the counter-culture that will truly redefine theater.

Michael Rowe on Early Winter: "I want to be honest in what I film"

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.05.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

No film explores that more deeply, and darkly, than Michael Rowe's Early Winter, screening in the Venice Days program.

The Venice Diaries 2015: Kicking It Off With Orson Welles, a Woman's Man

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.01.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

A good 30 years after his death, the genius that was, is and always will be Orson Welles is finally enjoying the recognition he deserves.

L.A. Dolce Vita: Artist Mike Street's Ode to Bygone Lobby Cards, Fellini and L.A.'s Art Scene

Mat Gleason | Posted 08.31.2015 | Los Angeles
Mat Gleason

Any lifelong fan of cinema can appreciate that the way Fellini's La Dolce Vita weaves 120 co-stars with the protagonist was a predecessor to the actual surreal interaction with our daily hundred Facebook friends.

15 Films Every Entrepreneur Must See!

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.24.2015 | Entertainment
Steve Mariotti

Movies are magical. The good ones hold you captive in a great story, to a different time and place, and then bring you back home. In two hours, they leave you changed, having learned new things and lived a different life.

3 Filming Locations That Look Like They Do in the Movies

Debra Carpenter | Posted 08.19.2015 | Entertainment
Debra Carpenter

From the United Kingdom and Europe, to Hawaii, the South Pacific, Asia, South America, and more, there are numerous destinations that have caught the public attention due to the cinema. But do these places really look so great in real life, or is it just down to CGI?

The Story of Jonas Mekas

Louisiana Channel | Posted 08.17.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

We had the unique pleasure of meeting the great avant-garde filmmaker Jonas Mekas, who never goes anywhere without his camera. Mekas here shares his...

Jonas Mekas: Advice to the Young

Louisiana Channel | Posted 08.17.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

The godfather of American avant-garde cinema, filmmaker and poet Jonas Mekas, whom we met in his Brooklyn-home, has a clear piece of advice for aspi...

James Bond Bomb: 007's Latest Female Love Interest In Spectre Is a 50-Year-Old Stunner

Abby Tegnelia | Posted 07.31.2015 | Fifty
Abby Tegnelia

At age 50, the drop-dead gorgeous actress and model Monica Bellucci is slaying in the coveted role of Lucia Sciarra in Spectre, the latest 007 film hitting the big screen on November 6. She sizzles in the film's explosive new trailer that hit the web on July 22, next to the dashing Daniel Craig, who's 47.

Homeless In Moscow Get Free Movie Nights As Temporary Retreat

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 07.24.2015 | Good News

A night at the movies is a treat everyone should get to enjoy. Friends on the Streets, a Moscow charity organization, has set up a cinema to screen mo...

Can Today's Arab World Give Us Another Omar al-Sharif?

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 07.15.2015 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

The Arabs are running out of their most valuable resource; and no, I don't mean oil. I am actually referring to a much more precious, truly irreplaceable resource: good, talented and internationally-experienced human capital.

Q&A With Rooftop Film Club Founder Gerry Cottle Jnr.

J.L. Sirisuk | Posted 07.07.2015 | New York
J.L. Sirisuk

New York City possesses one of the most breathtaking and distinct skylines in the word. For remarkable views of the city, one of the best rooftop terraces in New York City belongs to YOTEL in Midtown Manhattan, which is home to a series of screenings this summer by the Rooftop Film Club.

A Neurotic, Tattooed Writer With Commitment Issues? Miles to Go Spoke to Me.

Abe Schwartz | Posted 06.16.2015 | Entertainment
Abe Schwartz

When I heard about Miles to Go, a coming-of-age comedy-drama about a thirtysomething, tattooed, Jewish writer in Los Angeles with commitment issues, I knew it was something I needed to see. As that more or less describes me (sigh).

Mark Ruffalo Talks Openly on the Gene Siskel Film Center Red Carpet

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 06.10.2015 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

From the red carpet, minutes before the ceremony, an understated, thoughtful and genuinely approachable, Ruffalo credited his Catholic upbringing for his progressive thinking and support for the underdog.

Nadine Labaki on Life, Freedom and Cinema's True Power, in Cannes

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.09.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

If there is one film that changed my life, it's Nadine Labaki's Caramel. It is the kind of movie I can watch again and again, and still find hidden within it new gems of wisdom and insights.

Living Under the Lens With a Disability

Kyle Bryant | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Kyle Bryant

When I was first diagnosed with FA, I was ashamed of my disability and I tried to deflect attention because of it. However I have learned to focus on being proud of my ability rather than ashamed of my disability. Now I am looking forward to reliving every detail of our RAAM journey on the big screen with hundreds of other people.

L.A.'s Best Indie Film Festival, Dances With Films, Turns 18

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.29.2015 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

In 1996, filmmakers Leslee Scallon and Michael Trent made a $50,000 film only to be turned down by every festival. So they organized a festival of their own - it featured their film and fifteen other starless, low-budget indies.

The Madeira Film Festival: Cinema Paraíso

Ari Ratner | Posted 05.11.2015 | Arts
Ari Ratner

The international film scene is dotted with a series of spectacular events -- from the glitz of Cannes to the slopes of Sundance to Toronto and Tribeca -- to more intimate festivals everywhere from Sarajevo to Missoula, Montana.

Here's What 10 Movie Mansions Would Cost In Real Life

Supercompressor | Posted 06.21.2015 | HuffPost Home

Ever wonder what it would cost to live like a king in Tony Stark's cliffside Malibu pad? Or maybe like a pampered prince in Richie Rich's mammoth estate? It's no secret that the homes you see on screen are just the facades used for filming, but we put an estimate on the cost of these palaces.

Last Weekend: A Masterpiece of Contemporary Cinema by Tom Dolby

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 06.21.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Ernest Sweet

I don't often write criticism, especially on films, but this exception has to be made. Not only is "Last Weekend" one of the best films I've seen ...

Tribeca All Access 2015: Giving a Cinematic Voice to the Underrepresented

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.20.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Years ago, when I first started writing about films, I remember attending a luncheon for the Tribeca All Access program, offered by the Tribeca Film Institute, during the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC.

What Are Movie Extras Saying to Each Other in the Background of Movies?

Quora | Posted 05.25.2015 | Entertainment

Most of the time they are pantomiming, which means that not a vocal word is coming from their mouth at all, rather, they are simply mouthing words while matching them with physical movement. And nine times out of ten, it's gibberish, random, and unplanned.