Twilight, true love and the potential audience

[nggallery id=8426] With the final installment of Twilight opening Friday in theaters, I have theory. I may be wrong, and I’m open to other points of view, but here goes: Girls who grew up reading the books (they were published between 2005-2008) won’t be as into seeing the final movie as younger girls (ones whoContinue reading “Twilight, true love and the potential audience”

Blurb fame (or infamy) for Capital Region arts editors

[nggallery id=8409] It’s not everyday that a trailer for a new film comes out with blurbs from not only Metroland’s arts editor Shawn Stone, but also the Times Union arts editor Michael Janairo. The film? It is now called Addicted to Fame, but when it was screened in October of 2011 at the Spectrum 8Continue reading “Blurb fame (or infamy) for Capital Region arts editors”

‘Hobbit’ tickets go on sale noon Wednesday, Nov. 7

[nggallery id=8279] “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” doesn’t hit theaters until Dec. 14, but tickets go on sale, online and in theaters at noon Wednesday, Nov. 7. “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who joins the Wizard Gandalf and 13 Dwarves, led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield,Continue reading “‘Hobbit’ tickets go on sale noon Wednesday, Nov. 7”

The Donald vs. the Scots in documentary ‘You’ve Been Trumped’ at Proctors

“You’ve Been Trumped,” an award-winning documentary about a group of Scottish residents who take on real estate mogul Donald Trump when he tries to build on their land, has its second U.S. theatrical showing at Proctors in Schenectady on Friday and Saturday, and the film’s producer, Richard Phinney, will be on hand to introduce bothContinue reading “The Donald vs. the Scots in documentary ‘You’ve Been Trumped’ at Proctors”

‘Hulk, smash’ and the iconic movie line

[nggallery id=5135] Among the many pleasures of ‘The Avengers’ is its sharp writing, which includes such lines as “Hulk, smash,” said by Captain America to the Hulk, or when Hulk says of Loki, “Puny god.” Only time will tell if any of the lines from ‘The Avengers’ will enter into the realm of popular cultureContinue reading “‘Hulk, smash’ and the iconic movie line”

Pricele$$ screening at Spectrum Wednesday night for free

Citizen Action NY (a group looking to introduce publicly funded elections in New York) will be hosting a free screening of PRICELE$$ in Albany, NY at the Spectrum 8 Theaters on May 2nd, 7:00pm. Director Steve Cowan will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A with Rep. Paul Tonko. PRICELE$$ is a 60-minute documentary producedContinue reading “Pricele$$ screening at Spectrum Wednesday night for free”

New film initiative to launch with panel discussion

So I just wrote that headline, and though it is about making movies and money, it sounds like a boring way to begin. My apologies to the panelists and the moderator, who happens to be my boss, Rex Smith. At 10 a.m. Thursday, May 3, at the UAlbany’s Performing Arts Center (on the campus atContinue reading “New film initiative to launch with panel discussion”

Equiano’s story on film, sort of

I saw a preview of the movie Amazing Grace over the weekend and am not sure what to expect. A lot of white British guys talking about the need to end slavery, and then a black man says, “I was a prince in my country, like you,” I thought — Could this character possibly beContinue reading “Equiano’s story on film, sort of”