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George Sluizer and River Phoenix: Last Film for Old Dutch Master of Cinema and Young American Actor of Movies

Isa Freeling | Posted 02.22.2014 | Arts
Isa Freeling

Leaving "Dark Blood" in the RED, filming shut down and the insurance company took over, thinking that they would be able to get the money back from Phoenix's estate within a few weeks.

Conspiracy Theorist Proves John F. Kennedy Never Existed

Spencer Green | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

The Kennedy Family itself was invented in the 1840s by The Finger, a consortium that included oil speculators, the Illuminati, the Catholic Church, Freemasons, Whigs, and extraterrestrials from the Phoenix Dwarf and Triangulum Galaxies.

Go Behind The Scenes Of 'The Shining' With These Photos

Posted 10.30.2013 | Entertainment

Right in time for your Halloween horror binge, take a look at some behind-the-scenes action on the set of "The Shining." Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duval...

The Movie That's Still The Stuff Of Nightmares

Tom Cramer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

When I was a little kid, I used to get nightmares. Sure, I started out completely convinced that monsters hid under the bed. Of course watching Creature Features was a bad idea. Yes, listening to stories in the dark, at sleepovers or on family vacations frightened me. I was a kid -- and so were you.

20:1 Best Returns in The House

Adam Resnick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Adam Resnick

As I watched the political brinksmanship over the last several weeks with the government shutdown that brought the Treasury close to default, I couldn...

Eyes Wide Shut-down

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

The government shutdown perversely prevents people from fulfilling their roles as citizens. It voids the heroic commitment of regular people who devote thousands upon thousands of hours each year to helping safeguard our natural capital.

ReThink Review: Gravity - The Best Space Movie Since 2001

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

In space, no one can hear you scream -- but with a movie as tense and masterful as Gravity, you'll just be hoping no one in the theater will hear or smell you poop your pants.

Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey Wows in Concert

Michael Giltz | Posted 11.21.2013 | Arts
Michael Giltz

I imagine it's been a long time since the New York Philharmonic played with so much chatter going on in the audience. But the screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey was more like a pops concert than their usual fare.

Director Thomas Trail Explores New Frontiers With Cutting-Edge Artists

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 11.08.2013 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

If it has a picture, and it moves, Thomas Trail's all over it -- from feature films to music videos for major global artists (Nervo and Steve Aoki, to name but two), to commercials, shorts, art films and plenty more.

Outland Sci-Fi Remake, What's The Hold Up?

Darryl Woodard | Posted 10.01.2013 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

In just the past few weeks I've found out the classic science fiction film Outland was slated for a remake. Then afterwards I checked further info about the remake of the film that starred Sean Connery, which all pertaining articles seeming to corroborate two facts.

Spike Lee to Spielberg: A-List Directors Try Kickstarter

Dan Mirvish | Posted 09.22.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Mirvish

I've argued that the rise of high-profile Kickstarter campaigns is already shifting the paradigm of how movies are funded, and that's probably a good thing. But with filmmakers getting financing directly from their fans, won't the Hollywood studios lose their raison d'etre?

Is This The Most Confusing Movie EVER?

Posted 06.04.2013 | Entertainment

What's the most confusing movie ever? According to ScreenCrush, it's "2001: A Space Odyssey." Stanley Kubrick's 1968 science fiction film grossed ...

Malcolm McDowell: The CFQ Interview

Dan Persons | Posted 07.24.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Practically omnipresent and infinitely versatile, Malcolm McDowell has played, among others, a rebellious private school student, a futuristic sociopath, a degenerate emperor, Michael Myer's nemesis, and the killer of Captain Kirk.

Worst Film Analysis Ever

Posted 04.22.2013 | Comedy

The iconic ending to the film "2001: A Space Odyssey" is meant to raise a lot of questions. Questions like, what happens to that bone that gets thrown...

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Dan Persons | Posted 06.01.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

G.I. Joe: Retaliation is the second entry in the toy-based franchise, featuring Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, and Ray Stevenson facing off the baddies of Cobra in order to make the world safe for... Not sure. Other toys, possibly?

Walls Can Talk: A Room 237 Review

Tony Bartolone | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
Tony Bartolone

It would be much too easy to dismiss this chatty little flick as a silly study in crackpot speculation. Rather, its well-crafted eloquence succeeds in raising poignant questions that are pertinent to understanding human behavior.

Movie Review: Room 237

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Ostensibly a documentary, it's meant as an eye-opening deconstruction of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. Director Rodney Ascher lets a group of obsessives spout off about their theories of what Kubrick really meant. The only thing they don't suggest is that Kubrick is talking to them over the radio.

Encounters With Mike Hodges' 'The Terminal Man' Via Stanley Kubrick, Robert Altman and Terrence Malick (Part 2)

Mike Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Kaplan

It was the spring of 1975 and Robert Altman arrived in London with a print of Nashville. The audience was filled with the major players of the British film community.

Encounters With Mike Hodges' 'The Terminal Man' Via Stanley Kubrick, Robert Altman and Terrence Malick

Mike Kaplan | Posted 05.22.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Kaplan

It was late and chilly on Wardour Street, a good three miles to the flat I was renting in St. John's Wood, yet I desperately needed that walk to get a grasp on the emotions churned up by the film I had just screened.

Diane Arbus: A College Student Remembers

Jack Meyer | Posted 05.18.2013 | Arts
Jack Meyer

. Viewing the work of Diane Arbus is akin to diving into a cold pool; you know what to expect every time, and, yet, you cannot help but feel that shocking sensation each time you engage.

Beyond Category: 2001 and The Master

Mike Kaplan | Posted 02.19.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Kaplan

While The Master, like 2001, has meditative and metaphysical leanings -- areas that tend to unnerve audiences -- it was greeted, unlike 2001, by many rapturous reviews describing its wondrous surprises and consummate craftsmanship.

Falling for Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love a Film Exhibition (PHOTOS)

Edward Goldman | Posted 12.19.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman


Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting Shows U.S. Must Prepare for Violence

Steven Kurlander | Posted 02.16.2013 | Parents
Steven Kurlander

Just as our government took immediate action to secure air travel after 9/11, school districts and the Federal government must now dedicate substantial resources toward making our schools less prone to attacks like the one that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

LACMA's Trifecta of Exhibitions: Noir, Crime and Sin

Tracey Harnish | Posted 02.05.2013 | Arts
Tracey Harnish

A trifecta of cinema-inspired exhibitions is now playing at LACMA. Now showing: a post-renaissance painter, an iconic film director and a pop art master.

The Best Art Events This Weekend

Bettina Korek | Posted 02.05.2013 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Art.Music. is the last of the Hammer's music residency wild Up. For this final concert, the orchestra examines the intersection of visual art and music by exploring the museum's collections and creating new site-specific work.