In the first season of Mad Men, in the episode entitled “The Wheel,” pitchman poet Don Draper reframed a carousel slide projector as a time machine and defined the word “nostalgia” not as “a sentimental longing” or “wistful recollection of the past” but by the Greek meaning, “pain from an old wound.” Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner not only gave us a way of understanding his show and its haunted… Continue reading ‘Ascension’ review: Back to the future again, but with a twist
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The X-Men are one of Marvel Comics’ most iconic brands and well after the film series almost seemingly killed itself with misguided entries like 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand and 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the ship was righted in a big way this year with the release of X-Men: Days of Future Past. If you stayed until the end of the credits, you saw what awaits the Mutant… Continue reading Comics on Film: 5 X-Men Villains That Should Appear in Future Films
If you’re a fan of immersive moviegoing experiences, Secret Cinema is like your Mecca. Secret Cinema began in London and is now spreading to other cities including Los Angeles and New York, and it’s basically this monthly gathering of movie nerds who not only screen a movie at a secret location somewhere in the designated city, but they also turn the screening into… Continue reading You've Never Watched 'Back to the Future' Like This Before
X-Men: Days of Future Past: If you’re one of the many fans disappointed that Rogue (Anna Paquin) was cut from the latest X-Men movie, you’ll want to save your money for an extended version that’ll hit video next year. Apparently the character didn’t fit with the finished film as released theatrically, but now it doesn’t matter? At least ten minutes of footage of… Continue reading Movie News: 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Re-enlists Rogue; Michael Mann's 'Blackhat' Trailer
Inside Jaws and Raiding the Lost Ark filmmaker Jamie Benning is back, and this time he’s focusing his camera on another beloved movie: Robert Zemeckis’ Back to the Future.
The documentarian recently sat down with special effects supervisor Kevin Pike to talk about the famous film, and what follows is a fascinating bit of audio commentary that takes us behind the scenes of the… Continue reading Watch: Here's How They Created the Brilliant Opening Scene in 'Back to the Future'