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The Death of Film: Godfrey Cheshire’s First Movie Premieres

Written by Jerry Portwood on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

Remember pre-millenium New York? I know, it’s difficult to remember. But way back in 1999 Press film critic Godfrey Cheshire wrote about the "Death of Film" and stirred up all sorts of raw cinephilic emotions. Almost 10 years later, his first movie—Moving Midway, a documentary (shot digitally) that follows Cheshire’s family’s efforts to move their [&hellip
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Joanna Angel’s ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll in My Butthole’ Guitar Hero Explosion

Written by Jerry Portwood on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

You’re returning to your office after that final long weekend that is supposed to tide you over ’til Thanksgiving and seem to be more exhausted than if you’d actually worked all weekend. Well, now that summer is "officially" over and the hurricanes and tropical storms are set to buffet the coasts, it’s time to decide [&hellip
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Mark Katrina Anniversary With ‘Trouble the Water’

Written by Jerry Portwood on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

Today marks the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Right now is also the annual Southern Decadence circuit party. And the city is preparing for Tropical Storm Gustav. That’ s a lot to deal with. You can remember the destruction and its aftermath with Trouble the Water, which we reviewed recently. Or check out the trailer [&hellip
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Need a Friend: Facebook Movie is also the Ben Mezrich Facebook Movie

Written by Jerry Portwood on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

Writer Greg Atwan, who has his own Facebook book (called The Facebook Book), is reporting on the 02138 site, that Sony and Scott Rudin have optioned bestselling author Ben Mezrich’s (pictured) forthcoming book about the creation of Facebook, Face Off, which he reportedly sold to Doubleday for $1.9 million. If you don’t recall, the little [&hellip
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Free Tibet Gets Away With Racism

Written by Jerry Portwood on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

At times it seems like the media enjoys reporting on allegations of racism or sexism simply so they can say/quote all the things that they’d like to be able to write/do without getting lambasted for being racist/sexist themselves. The idea of being objective shields them from culpability. Cable news enjoys a racist slur against Obama [&hellip
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More Apollo Braun, This Time He Wants to Have Sex With Gawker Writer

Written by Jerry Portwood on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

We’ve pretty much stayed on the sidelines in this Apollo Braun thing after initially talking to him about his Obama T-shirt. But NYC the Blog finally decided to film him, so people can believe he is a real, live person. He actually seems a lot less outspoken when captured digitally, or maybe that’s after he [&hellip
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