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Sorry to break it to you, but you've been lied to about IMAX for years. Rejoice, as we will soon have a real option!
If you're a fan of blockbuster movies, you probably know the locations of DC's IMAX theaters. There's one in Georgetown, two at the Smithsonians, and another up in Silver Spring. You might've even seen a few big movies there,...
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Michael Bay, it turns out, isn't one to just throw movies together.
Michael Bay, love him or hate him, is an auteur, a director with a definitive and immediately recognizable style that overshadows every film he produces. Every moment of, say, Transformers or Armageddon is coated in Bay's fin...
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Very sad news. Wallach was one of those actors who seemed like he would probably never die.
Audiences might remember him best as Tuco (The Ugly) from The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, but Eli Wallach was an actor of enormous range. Working on film and television well into his 90s, Wallach was the ultimate supporting ...
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This is a terrific video that shows the link between science and art. Give it a watch!
The intersection of science and art has always yielded fascinating insights. As much as filmmaking is an art that requires a carefully trained eye and excellent talent to pull off, scientific studies often find surprising and...
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If you love television industry inside baseball, this is pure catnip.
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There's downsides to this, but goodness! This is a real job!
We don't know if anyone from the UK reads this blog, but if you're an ex-pat or for some reason just enjoy reading American library blogs, we want to direct your attention to what may be the greatest job of all time. As we've...
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Seth Rogen is now a member of the exclusive club of famously condemned filmmakers including Charlie Chaplin, Sacha Baron Cohen, and the whole crew of Monty Python.
Among the more unusual recent film headlines, Kim Jong-un has threatened war over an upcoming film, The Interview, that depicts Seth Rogen and James Franco attempting to assassinate the North Korean leader. It's not often tha...
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Seriously though, that Tim Burton Hansel and Gretel.
Directors with large bodies of work often develop distinctive styles. Once you these signatures for the first time, their earlier films become exciting treasure hunts for glimpses of their trademarks yet to develop. You might...
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The summer acquisitions begin! Her and Philomena complete our 2013 Best Picture nominee collection.
If the weather for the rest of June is going to be anything like it is now, we're in for a scorching summer. Do you need a good reason to stay inside right about now? What better way to fight the heat than to curl up on the c...
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The World Cup is exciting, but for host countries, it's not always positive.
Soccer might not be a big sport in the United States, but the World Cup is without a doubt the biggest global athletic event. Media outlets estimate that over 3 billion people will watch the World Cup this year, and it stands...
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If you love television industry inside baseball, this is pure catnip.
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Media Services is home to American University Library's audio-video collections for students, staff, and faculty. 11,000 DVDs, 10,000 streaming videos, and counting.