movies

Morning Cram
8:31 am
Wed February 20, 2013

The Morning Cram [swamp land edition]

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.

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Morning Cram
8:36 am
Mon December 17, 2012

The Morning Cram [the one ring edition]

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.

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Culture
9:00 am
Sun August 19, 2012

The Imposter at Maiden Alley Cinema

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.