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Are Film Schools Doing Enough?

Robert Rippberger | Posted 05.26.2016 | Arts
Robert Rippberger

There is one area though that most film schools have seemed to overlook, and that is beyond the mechanics, beyond the completion of the movie. What is the effect of cinema on its audience?

Bestselling Author Hugh Howey on Life, Books and Success

Jeff Rivera | Posted 03.24.2016 | Books
Jeff Rivera

There was a time when bestselling author, Hugh Howey never thought he'd finish writing a novel, let alone get one published. There was a time when he ...

Oscar's Civil War Starring Chris Rock Wearing White

Carole Mallory | Posted 02.29.2016 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Chris Rock defended all blacks and knocked it out of the park. "This should be white people's choice awards," he said. "And when your grandma is swin...

Your 2016 Oscar Party Menu in Gifs

Sarah Shanfield | Posted 02.25.2016 | Comedy
Sarah Shanfield

Welcome to my annual Oscars Party! This year's theme is The Fork Awakens! Let me take your Coat Winslet, you sure look like you're ready to Hateful At...

Sport and Society for Arete - Super Bowl Superness

Richard Crepeau | Posted 02.05.2016 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

It is Super Bowl Week. It is Super Bowl L, or for those who have abandoned their ties to the Roman Empire, Super Bowl 50. I have been around for all of these games, the first several of which were rather bland affairs, poorly played and lacking much suspense.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Another Person Making Oscar Predictions!

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.12.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

I used to be obsessed with movies -- I arguably still am, though it's impossible to get to the multiplexes when you have two small kids. That said, ea...

The 2016 Golden Globes: Ricky Gervais Sags, While Leonardo DiCaprio Soars

Michael Russnow | Posted 01.11.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

A kinder, gentler and mostly out of sight Ricky Gervais held forth at this year's Golden Globe Awards on NBC with a bunch of surprise winners along with the expectations of lots of pundits. It moved relatively swiftly, especially towards the end when it ran overtime, but as entertainment it was mostly so-so.

Can the Sci Fi V2.0 of The Martian Net an Oscar?

Kimann Schultz | Posted 01.04.2016 | Entertainment
Kimann Schultz

While the buzz surrounding The Martian, the 2015 film based on Andy Weir's novel, directed by the brilliant Ridley Scott, appears to circle more 'round scientific accuracy, its flight of fancy shortcomings (it is, after all a sci fi film, not a documentary) are less for me at issue.

Here's What The Oscar Nominations Should Look Like

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.01.2016 | Entertainment

Oscar voting began Wednesday, giving members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences until Jan. 8 to submit their ballots for this year's p...

The Fun Reason Why Matt Damon Did 'The Martian'

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 12.21.2015 | Entertainment

Being trapped on Mars may seem like certain death, but for an A-list dramatic actor, being trapped on a terrible movie set on Mars could be equatable....

These Men Are Vying For Best Director At The 2016 Oscars

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.18.2015 | Entertainment

Welcome to For Your Consideration, The Huffington Post's breakdown of all things Oscar. Between now and Feb. 28, 2016, entertainment editors Matthew J...

Ridley Scott Describes Opening Scene Of 'Blade Runner' Sequel In Impressive Detail

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 11.18.2015 | Entertainment

"Blade Runner" fans: Ridley Scott is your Santa Claus, and Christmas just came early. Prolific film director Scott already revealed the title of the ...

The MovieFilm Podcast: The Martian, Malala, and More!

Zaki Hasan | Posted 10.07.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

We also discuss the latest headlines out of Hollywood, including a franchise onslaught that's going to see four more Transformers films, two more Mad Max films, and at least one more Prometheus.

Zaki's Review: The Martian

Zaki Hasan | Posted 10.02.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

I first read Andy Weir's bestseller The Martian a little over a year ago. Actually, "inhaled" might be a better word to use. The story, about an astronaut stranded on Mars, his struggle to survive and the struggles on Earth to try and bring him home, is about as gripping a book as I've ever consumed,

The Week in Movies: The Walk, The Martian

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.01.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The New York Film Festival is underway and two of the biggest commercial titles of the fall are in its lineup. (They also happen to be opening this week). Neither of these lives up to the hype, though I recognize that will be a distinctly minority opinion.

3 Reasons You Should See The Martian, 1 Reason Why You Shouldn't

Tara McNamara | Posted 10.07.2015 | Entertainment
Tara McNamara

Matt Damon stars as an astronaut left for dead on the planet Mars. As it turns out, he is not dead, but by the time he comes to consciousness, his space shuttle, crew, and capability to communicate with NASA are long gone.

Ridley Scott On 'The Martian,' Loving 'The Counselor' And 'Sweetheart' Matt Damon's Recent Gaffes

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.01.2015 | Entertainment

When you've made as many movies as Ridley Scott has, there's no option but to divorce yourself from the criticism your projects face. And there's no d...

Black Artists Makes Waves at 2015 Toronto International Film Festival

Dwight Brown | Posted 09.21.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

The Toronto International Film Festival has aged gracefully into its 40th year anniversary. Black directors, actors and writers have enhanced the celebratory occasion with fine performances and artistic contributions in indie films, big budget movies and life-affirming documentaries.

Live from Toronto Film Festival: Wednesday Sept. 16

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.16.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I saw three films in a row today at the Toronto International Film Festival that have generated heavy buzz in the early festival days of fall - and found that none of them actually has the makings of the awards-season juggernauts they're being touted as. In other words, don't believe the hype.

'The Martian' Is One Of The Year's Best Movies

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.13.2015 | Entertainment

Remember that perplexing scene in "Interstellar" when Matt Damon pops up and tries to kill Matthew McConaughey so he can return to Earth? The one that...

Science and Hollywood: When the Martian Met the Earthlings

Michael Shermer | Posted 08.21.2015 | Science
Michael Shermer

If the NASA scientists are right, The Martian could translate to a new generation of scientists from the ranks of young people sure to flock to this action-adventure science fiction film.

Matt Damon Recruits NASA To Simulate Life On Mars

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics

PASADENA, Calif., Aug 19 (Reuters) - When Matt Damon needed to play an astronaut stranded on Mars, he and director Ridley Scott were able to turn to U...

Science Fiction and Fantasy Adapted Into Reality

Steven Petite | Posted 06.07.2016 | Entertainment
Steven Petite

Movie adaptations, for book lovers at least, simultaneously bring feelings of excitement and fear. Will the movie stay true to the book? Will it project off of the screen as it did when the words entered the mind?

Matt Damon Is Abandoned In Space Again In 'The Martian' Trailer

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 06.08.2015 | Entertainment

Once again, Matt Damon is a lone astronaut surviving on an empty planet. In Ridley Scott's "The Martian," Damon's NASA astronaut Mark Watney is lef...

Matt Damon Gets Playful In Lighthearted 'The Martian' Promo

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 06.08.2015 | Entertainment

Oh, thank god. Finally, a space movie promo that isn't intense, terrifying or overly emotional. We've all cried our fair share of tears in upsetti...