Archive for category: Movies

Avatar in 3D at Roseway Theater Reviewed

December 17, 2009 at 12:01 pm Movies

I want to love Avatar, I really do. Almost everything that Director James Cameron has touted about the film over the past few years is absolutely true. The film absolutely breaks new ground visually with the best use of 3D I’ve seen in a narrative film (the best use of 3D overall I still think […]

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Matt McCormick's Some Days Are Better Than Others

September 23, 2009 at 8:45 pm Movies

Local Portland Filmmaker Matt McCormick is extremely well known locally for his PDX Film Fest (Portland Documentary & eXperimental Film Festival) as well as his award winning work with short and experimental films.  Matt McCormick is about to stop being one of Portland’s best kept film secrets and is about to get some serious national attention […]

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Ink comes to the Hollywood Theater July 24 with Whiffies After Party

July 21, 2009 at 5:19 pm Movies

The market for independent films has nearly collapsed over the past two years.  Big film fests like Sundance and Toronto haven’t yielded nearly the buzz or box office power as years past and big studios have shuttered many of their independent film arms. With the market changing so dramatically, many filmmakers are now pushing forward […]

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Girls Rock The Movie – Rock N' Roll Camp for Girls on DVD

January 24, 2009 at 11:41 am Family, Movies, Music

Portland is home to the internationally renowned Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls.  Each summer, groups of girls come together in the camp’s North Portland facility and form rock bands. Over the course of a week they learn, write, practice and perfect their songs. The finale of the week long camp is a performance in […]

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Two Upcoming Portland Films – Fighting Politics and The Waiting List

December 11, 2008 at 11:23 am MMA, Movies

As luck would have it, I got two emails this week almost back-to-back announcing new films with Portland roots. The first one Fighting Politics is a documentary on Matt “The Law” Lindland. Lindland, a former championship UFC Cagefighter, is the founder of Sport Fight (one of Portland’s biggest MMA Events). This year Lindland made a […]

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Twilight – Pure Romance

November 20, 2008 at 5:12 pm Movies

If you are a teenage girl, in love with the romance genre, then Twilight is your Citizen Kane. Not since Stanley Kubrick locked Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise in a room together for hours and hours in Eyes Wide Shut have we seen more screen time devoted to the relationship of just two people. Based […]

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Coraline Full Theatrical Trailer

November 20, 2008 at 1:15 pm Movies

While there’s been a lot of buzz this week over the locally shot film Twilight, the buzz is just getting started for another film shot in Portland: Coraline. Directed by Henry Selick (who directed The Nightmare Before Christmas),  based on a book by Neil Gaiman, and shot at Laika studios in Portland, Coraline could be […]

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