The Art of Video Games: 40 Years

The Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) explores how video games evolved into an artistic medium during the 40 years since the arcade video game Pac-Man jumped to the home video console. Kiosks allow visitors to experience how
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Isadora Teich The highly anticipated The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is a whimsical, entertaining, and visually beautiful film. It is a lot of fun, however this fun is being overshadowed by a lot of critical controversy. The controversy largely stems from only two of Peter Jackson’s decisions: to shoot the film (more...)

Film Skyfall: What Is the Place Of James Bond In the Digital Age?

Skyfall is a suspenseful, intelligent, and visually stunning film which showcases Daniel Craig’s Bond as one of the best ever. It is a clever nod to the past fifty years of Bond, while leaving the franchise wide open for years of clever reinterpretation and reinvention. Skyfall dares to ask the (more...)

Bradley Cooper: A Big Premiere Of His Film ‘The Words’ In Philadelphia

The 37-year-old Bradley Cooper shows off his big smile at the premiere of his film The Words held at the Prince Music Theater on Monday in Philadelphia. He posed with fans on his way into the event. The drama also co-stars Zoe Saldana. During the interview, Bradley did his Jeremy Irons (more...)

Happy Star Wars Day!

Today, fans of the greatest space saga of all times – Star Wars – celebrate their official holiday... almost Star Wars appreciation day. “May the force be with you” – the Jedi greeting – can be easily transformed into “May the 4th be with you”, and here we are! To celebrate (more...)

“The Rabbi’s Cat” – A Philosopher Brimming

New Filmmakers Weekend will start in Philadelphia. It is generously sponsored by Marcy Gringlas & Joel Greenberg, the Neubauer Family Foundation, Etta Winigrad, Joseph S. and Renee M. Zuritsky/Parkway Corporation, and Philip Lindy. International award: THE RABBI'S CAT Directors Joann Sfar and Antoine Delesvaux Sunday, (more...)

Documentary “Hell and Back Again” Receives Oscar Nomination

On January the film Hell and Back Again has received a nomination for the best documentary feature Oscar. Fiona Otway, a Master of Fine Arts student in the Film and Media Arts Department at Temple University edited the documentary about 25-year-old Sgt. Nathan Harris who was wounded in Afghanistan. It (more...)

New Project Of The Dominique Strauss-Kahn Sex Scandal

The director Abel Ferrara is working on a film about political sex scandals and Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former International Monetary Fund chief and one-time French presidential hopeful, according to Guardian. The project is in the early stages of development and Ferrara is in talks with Gerard Depardieu and Isabelle Adjani (more...)

When Everything is Illuminated

"Everything Is Illuminated" is the first novel by the American writer Jonathan Safran Foer, published in 2002. It was an accomplished debut, as a novel about the Holocaust. " Everything Is Illuminated" also is a 2005 ambitious debut film from Liev Schreiber and starring Elijah Wood and Eugene (more...)

Philadelphia Jewish Flim Festival

The Gershman Y's Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival (PJFF), now in season 31, is the second oldest Jewish Film Festival in the United States. PJFF is proud to serve the Greater Philadelphia region by providing cultural/artistic/educational programming through the medium of film. This season promises our most exciting line-up (more...)

Anna Karenina is About to Get a Hollywood Makeover

Completed in 1877, Anna Karenina was not the book Tolstoy intended to write. He had been working on a novel about Peter the Great, designed to follow up his spectacular success with War and Peace. But the project went nowhere, and Tolstoy's thoughts turned increasingly to an incident that haunted (more...)

Philadelphia Film and Animation Festival

Project Twenty1, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping creatives through film and animation programs, launched its annual Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival (PFAF) in University City, Philadelphia. Over four days, PFAF will host 128 short and feature-length independent films, including over (more...)

Venice Became A Showcase For All His Films

The 2011 Venice Film Festival started on August 31st and came to an end with the awards ceremony on September 10th. Russian director Aleksander Sokurov's “Faust” was one of the critics' top choices among the 23 in competition films at Venice this year and received the highest prize -. The Mostra (more...)

Dying Teen’s Final Wish

Dying Teen’s Final Wish

Get out the tissue boxes, folks!  This story has just about everything from a tear-jerking movie.  A sick child, unrelenting hope, doting parents, a final dream.  Sounds a lot like a movie.  Actually, it will be!  Let me start from the beginning. Local Cheltenham teenager, Rina Goldberg, (more...)

Hangover 2

Still Hungover

Yesterday I went to see the much anticipated Hangover II. And I left feeling… just okay. The first film is what all modern-day comedies are measured up against, so clearly expectations were high for the second.
Although there was a general notion that this sequel would be an unnecessary addition to what was considered