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Composite, via Daniel Van Thomas' Facebook page

A Murray State alumnus and former Paducah resident is providing the English voice for a Japanese icon in a series of films.

Amazon Studios and IFC Films/The 48 Hour Film Project

In the next two weeks, Paducah's Maiden Alley Cinema is featuring Todd Solondz's comedy Wiener-Dog, about a dachsund and its many dysfunctional owners. Plus, MAC hosts aspiring filmmakers for the annual 48 Hour Film Project. John Null caught up with MAC's John Holt to discuss the coming attractions.

One sheets via Bleecker Street (EITS) and Warner Bros. (MS)

Paducah's Maiden Alley Cinema is hosting two critically-acclaimed movies in the next couple weeks: Gavin Hood's drone warfare thriller Eye in the Sky and Jeff Nichols' science fiction road movie, Midnight Special. John Null caught up with MAC's film programming director John Holt to discuss the coming attractions.

Andy Black of the Murray State University English Department reviews American-New Zealand mockumentary horror comedy "What We Do In The Shadows," showing this weekend at MSU's Cinema International.

From Dracula by Bram Stoker: 

It's astounding / time is fleeting / madness takes its toll ...

If you recognize those lyrics from the Rocky Horror Picture Show, you know what Riff-Raff means by madness: midnight show audiences shouting at the screen and doing the Time Warp in movie theater aisles as they've been doing for decades. This weekend will be Rocky Horror's 40th Halloween.

2012 Fox Searchlight

From NPR: A small not-for-profit group called Cinereach is aiming to tell stories that Hollywood overlooks. The mission of the group founded by 20-something New York University grads is to tell “vital stories, artfully told,” and they have financial backers who support that mission. Cinereach had its first big success: the Oscar-nominated Beasts of the Southern Wild, which it helped fund. The not-for-profit started in 2006 when it just had 30 proposals to consider. Now it has 2,500.

From NPR: The Hobbit released this weekend and was the No. 1 movie at the box office. But being the top movie isn’t necessarily all it’s cracked up to be. The ranking doesn’t necessarily mean the movie will make much money. But for the Middle Earth adventure that probably won’t be the case.

The Imposter plays this weekend at Paducah’s Maiden Alley Cinema.  It tells the story of a Texas family whose 13-year-old son goes missing only to be found three years later, thousands of miles away in Spain.  Or so it would seem.  Critics have praised the film, calling it “noir-ish” and a “gothic” thriller.  It’s also a true story.  The documentary blends reality and re-creation as those involved related what happened, and how it happened.  Maiden Alley’s Larry Thomas and I take a look at The Imposter.