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Review: Saving Brinton

For many, going to the movie theater is all about escapism. Whether by some space odyssey, gut-busting comedy, biopic, family drama, or adventure historical, the movie theater is a place to depart the seriousness of life and embark on a journey of a different sort. 881 more words


The magic lantern was an early form of slide projector that was an early step on the road to the motion picture technology of today.

The magic lantern was invented in the 1600’s, probably by Christiaan Huygens, a Dutch scientist. It was the earliest form of slide projector and has a long and fascinating history.

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The transition from black and white to color movies.

by Christopher McKittrick

Updated January 11, 2018

It’s commonly thought that “older” movies are in black and white and “newer” movies are in color as if there is a distinct dividing line between the two. 109 more words

This Day in Movie History - March 18th, 1988 - Pound Puppies and The Legend of Big Paw Released

A movie based on a popular toy line of plush puppies was released 30 years ago today.

Pound Puppies and The Legend of Big Paw, based on the popular Pound Puppies line of toys, was released by Carolco and Tristar Pictures to theaters in the United States on March 18th, 1988. 112 more words

Movie History

Our Anti-Oscars

DATELINE: Ten Who Dared

We saw a few movies this year, since the last Oscar ceremony, and we enjoyed them thoroughly. As you might expect, none of these movies won much of anything. 326 more words

Biting Irony

Oscar Night Under Review

 DATELINE: Awards We Consider

     Uncle Oscar Unshaven!

Gone are the days when we would blindly follow Oscar to the bank. Oh, we think Oscar still points to True North, but usually its global directions system is busted. 471 more words

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Branagh’s Murderous Result: Disoriented Express

DATELINE: Strike Three!

Hit & Run?

Pit-stop for Orient Express!

When dainty detective Poirot is transformed into a Belgian Sam Spade, we know the troubles are just beginning. 295 more words

Biting Irony