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Another McCarthy Adaptation Needs to Highlight the Gothic in the Southern Gothic Genre, But Will It?

Avid readers will equate the name Cormac McCarthy with the chilling, iconic masterpiece “The Road”; however, another of McCarthy’s novels almost eclipses “The Road” in its portrayal of the darkness that lurks on the fringes of both humanity and society. “Child of God,” published in 1973, chronicles the descent of a young outcast into the deepest moral pitfalls one can imagine. Lester Ballard, a disturbed…

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3-D Printing Revolutionizes Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing, more popularly known as 3-D printing, is changing the way we look at product creation. Now, a fashion designer can whip up a dress on the computer and have it printed to the exact measurements of his/her model. Chairs, lamps, and art pieces can be customized to the buyer’s desires. There will be one day too (and it will be soon) when a patient will have spinal implants that…

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Muckraking in the Film Industry

The average person watches over 14,000 movies in one lifetime, amounting to 240 movies a year and 20 movies a month.  This adds up to about 3 years and 2 days worth of movie viewing jam packed with adrenaline racing action, horrifying gore, and tear jerking emotion.  As life pushes forward, many movies face the test of time, eventually fading into the background as mere memories, with the exception…

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…And They’re Back!

Speaking of reboots, set to hit theaters this coming summer, Despicable Me 2 is expected to premiere July 3 in the United States.  Bringing back Gru (voiced by Steve Carrell), the three orphan girls (voiced by Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, and Elsie Fisher), and of course, the hilarious yellow minions, this movie will certainly hold its share of laughter.  The original film, released in 2010, became…

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Vine: Video Simplicity

With society becoming all the more open to new, easy-to-use technology that puts the power of creativity instantly in our hands, Twitter has acquired and introduced the new company, Vine, to the world of social media.  Vine is an iphone and ipad friendly downloadable and free application that makes video creation and sharing as simple and thoughtless as ever, introducing the notion of filmmaking without…

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A River Changes Course Provides a Global Perspective on Industrialization

Does everyone reap the benefits of rapid industrialization? Although most people can’t get through their day without using products produced due to mass development, people in developing regions have a much different outlook. Cambodian filmmaker Kalyanee Mam's directed her debut film, A River Changes Course and recently won the Grand Jury Prize for World Cinema Documentary at the 2013 Sundance Film…

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Slow Art and the Beauty of Watching a Story Bloom

"The present is so noisy and visually attractive that any interest in the past or the future, beyond the immediate personal future, becomes an esoteric interest." -James Flynn. "Slow art”, or either the creation or reception of a work is a purposefully slow process, attempts to challenge this fast-paced present with its focus on the rich development of a story. Disregarding the one-minute consumption…

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Reboots

Our contemporary cinematic world is obsessed with reboots (Man of Steel, Evil Dead, RoboCop) and excessive extensions of already dehydrated sagas (The Hangover trilogy, the Die Hard franchise, Wolverine/ The X-Men, Cars [now Planes]); however, with the recent stream of flops of original features (Identity Thief, Gangster Squad, The Guilt Trip) one can hardly blame the studios. If there’s more money…

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‘What happens in Vegas stays on YouTube, Flickr, Twitter, Facebook..’

Erik Qualman also known as the Digital Dale Carnegie is most notably recognized for his book Socialnomics: How social media transforms the way we live and do business. His book as well as his social media revolution video are saturated with social statistics and case studies that highlight how social media is shaping our entire world in not only business but also relationships, education, marketing,…

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Not Another Christmas Story

Once Upon a Christmas Village is not your typical Christmas animation that fills the heart with love while expelling a scent of warm vanilla and hot cocoa.  With some adult size humor and child size toys, this musical animation brings to life a tiny Christmas village under the threat of an evil-doing villain toy (voiced by Tim Curry).  Oh, and lets not forget the love story.  Attardi brings his writing…

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