Browsing: Cinema & TV

A Brief History On August 1, 1981, the world of music and television changed forever when MTV made its debut on satellite and cable television, when John Lack announced, “Ladies and Gentlemen, Rock and Roll!”  Playing in the background was video of the Space Shuttle Columbia and footage of Apollo 11.  A theme song played in the background and then the very first MTV music video followed. Digging Deeper That first video, the answer to the trivia question,  “What was the first MTV video?” was the ever so apropos “Video Killed the Radio Star” performed by The Buggles. The television…

A Brief History Fantasy fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland to see The Dark Tower before it opens in theaters. Digging Deeper What: THE DARK TOWER Advance Screening When: Wednesday, August 2nd at 7:00 PM Where: AMC Classic Solon 16 How: Click the link for a pair of passes // www.sonyscreenings.com/JCUTDT Synopsis: There are other worlds than these. Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors, makes its launch to the big screen. The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter…

A Brief History On July 21, 2017, the major motion picture, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, makes its debut in theaters for fans of the European science fiction comic series Valerian and Laureline.  Although based on the Franco-Belgian comics, the film is entertaining enough that people totally unfamiliar with the comics will quickly identify with the main characters and enjoy the movie. Digging Deeper The main two words you can say about the film (which we previewed on July 19, 2017) are simply “Eye Candy.”  Vivid and detailed, the screen is almost always filled with an incredible array of objects and “people,” many…

A Brief History On July 20, 2017, we eagerly await the mass release of the major motion picture, Dunkirk, the story of the evacuation of over 300,000 British troops from the Dunkirk beach in France in 1940.  The Germans had pushed British and French forces into a pocket around Dunkirk on the English Channel, and it seemed these forces would be killed or captured with no hope of survival.  A miracle was needed.  On Monday, July 17, 2017, we were privileged to see an advance screening of this historical war film. Digging Deeper The film, Dunkirk, shows us that miracle in incredible fashion, taking…

A Brief History On July 13, 2017, we are on the eve of the release of the major motion picture, Wish Upon, a medium budget ($12 million) supernatural horror film that plays upon the idea that you better be careful what you wish for!  We had the privilege of seeing a pre-screening on July 10, 2017, and our reaction and that of the audience was quite positive. Digging Deeper Directed by John Leonetti and released by Broad Green Pictures and Orion Pictures, the film is well cast, well directed, and has convincing special effects.  In brief, it is a well…

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