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The Twilight Saga: New Moon poster

The Twilight Saga: New Moon teaser poster revealed…

Oh, you know you love it… we do! Here’s is the teaser poster for the much-anticipated Twilight sequel, cumbersomely titled The Twilight Saga: New Moon. The characters are curiously arranged to make little Taylor Lautner look taller than he did in the first film, but they are hiding the hoped-for (and necessary) beefiness of the …

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New Moon Logo

The Twilight Saga: New Moon’s Six-Pack… I mean Wolf Pack revealed…

Let’s just say the producers of the Twilight series know their audience. With the immediate super-stardom of Robert Pattinson (even before the first movie hit the theaters) and the screaming throngs of teenage girls (and unashamed adult women) creating shrines to the swooningly hunky vampire, the movie producers have a lot of lusty females (and …

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Next up for Ken Burns – The National Parks: America’s Best Idea

An Evening with Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan Monday April 20, 2009 Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA Ken Burns is a bonafide rock star with the PBS crowd. Known for epic documentaries about all types of American history, from Jazz, to Baseball, to The Civil War, he is one of the few documentarians who is actually …

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The Raftman's Razor

THE RAFTMAN’S RAZOR… or one screenwriter’s whirlwind experience on the film festival circuit

For me, one of the treats of this year’s film festival season was hearing the saga of my friends’ short film The Raftman’s Razor first getting accepted at the Sundance Film Festival, then barrelling through the festival circuit, reaping not only audience awards, but critics’ awards as well. Screenwriter Joel Haskard happens to be an …

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Sarah Peirse in RAIN

The Scent of Rain: A Conversation with Christine Jeffs and John Toon

“When the rain came, it came first as the scent of rain…” – Kirsty Gunn, Rain Like a slightly faded and worn photograph from the seventies, Christine Jeffs’ new film Rain, based on the acclaimed novel by Kirsty Gunn, is a hazy dream of a coming-of-age story. Looking at the world through the eyes of …

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