This is a smart, beautiful, fun family film. In other words, exactly what we want from Pixar.
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A guide to the latest on Blu-ray and DVD, including Game Night, Red Sparrow, Mishima, Graduation, Black Panther, and more!
A review of season five of Arrested Development.
A countdown of our most anticipated films coming this winter.
The winners of the 75th annual Golden Globes.
An article about the 2018 nominees of the Golden Globe Awards.
The latest on Blu-ray and DVD and Netflix, including "Big Little Lies," "Colossal," and "The Lovers."
An interview with actor Michael Cera, star of "Person to Person" and "Lemon."
A review of the new drama series "Ozark," now streaming on Netflix.
An interview with Will Speck and Josh Gordon, co-directors of "Office Christmas Party."
The latest and greatest on Netflix, VOD, and Blu-ray, including The End of the Tour, Southpaw, Inside Out, The Gift, Army of Darkness, Kwaidan, and more!
Reviews of "The Family Fang," "Sunset Song" and "High-Rise" from Toronto.
An interview with John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle, directors of "No Escape."
Love Pixar and Disney? You're not going to believe what they have in store for you.
An interview with Joel Edgerton, star/writer/director of "The Gift."
A review of "A LEGO Brickumentary" from San Diego Comic-Con 2015.
A preview of dozens of films being released this Summer.
A dispatch from Sundance 2015 with "The Bronze," "White God," "What Happened, Miss Simone?," and more.
Jason Bateman talks about directing, working with kids, and shaking up his nice-guy image for an R-rated comedy.
Marie writes: Every once in while, I'll see something on the internet that makes me happy I wasn't there in person. Behold the foolish and the brave: standing on one of the islands that appear during the dry season, kayacker's Steve Fisher, Dale Jardine and Sam Drevo, were able to peer over the edge after paddling up to the lip of Victoria Falls; the largest waterfall in the world and which flows between Zambia and Zimbabwe, in Africa. It's 350 feet down and behind them, crocodiles and hippos can reportedly be found in the calmer waters near where they were stood - but then, no guts, no glory, eh? To read more and see additional photos, visit "Daredevil Kayakers paddle up to the precipice of the Victoria Falls" at the DailyMail.
Marie writes: Holy crap! THE KRAKEN IS REAL!" Humankind has been looking for the giant squid (Architeuthis) since we first started taking pictures underwater. But the elusive deep-sea predator could never be caught on film. Oceanographer and inventor Edith Widder shares the key insight - and the teamwork - that helped to capture the squid on camera for the first time, in the following clip taken from her recent TED talk." And to read more about the story, visit Researchers have captured the first-ever video footage of a live giant squid at i09.com
Marie writes: The late John Alton is widely regarded as being one of greatest film noir cinematographers to have ever worked in Film. He perfected many of the stylized camera and lighting techniques of the genre, including radical camera angles, wide-angle lenses, deep focus compositions, the baroque use of low-level cameras and a sharp depth of field. His groundbreaking work with director Anthony Mann on films such "TMen" and "Raw Deal" and "He Walked by Night" is considered a benchmark in the genre, with "The Big Combo" directed by Joseph H. Lewis, considered his masterpiece. John Alton also gained fame as the author of the seminal work on cinematography: "Painting with Light".
The Big Combo (1955) [click to enlarge]
The Grand Poobah writes: "No man has a better wife than Chaz."
Marie writes: It's that time of year again! Behold the shortlisted nominees for The Turner Prize: 2012. Below, Turner Prize nominee Spartacus Chetwynd performs 'Odd Man Out 2011' at Tate Britain on October 1, 2012 in London, England.
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Marie writes: Behold a truly inspired idea...Age 8: Eileen's pink creature It started with a simple idea: to make a recognizable comfort toy for her 4 year-old son Dani, based on one of his drawing. His school had asked the children to bring in a toy from home; an emergency measure in the event of a tantrum or crying fit. Fearing he might lose his favorite, Wendy Tsao decided to make Dani a new one. Using a drawing he often made as her guide, she improvised a plush toy snowman. Five years later, Wendy Tsao has her own thriving home-based craft business - Child's Own Studio - in which she transforms the imaginative drawings of children into plush and cloth dolls; each one handcrafted and one-of-a-kind. She receives requests from parents all over the world; there's 500 people on waiting list. Note: kudos to club member Sandy Kahn for submitting the piece.