Avengers: Age of Ultron = must-see

I just came back from seeing “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and IT WAS AMAZING. Obviously. I don’t know how they keep doing it, but bless Whedon. And Stan Lee. And Jon Favreau. And everybody, really.

BUT, I don’t want to spoil anything for those of y’all who haven’t seen it yet. One of my biggest peeves is when I’m reading something and a spoiler jumps out of me without warning, and I would never do that to you guys. Promise.

So, it’s safe to continue reading. Continue reading

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The experience of a film extra

I have been interested in being a film extra for many years now, but have never had to opportunity. Curious in what the process was like, I talked to one of my former high school peers, Geoffrey Oliver, who has been an extra on several sets.

How did you first become interested in being an extra?

I thought it would be cool to be in a movie and on TV. I’ve always had an interest and passion for films and television, and I thought it would be really neat to be a part of. Continue reading

Watching a silent film the way it was meant to be

For those of you who do not know, I have been volunteering at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in downtown Frederick, Maryland this semester as part of my HON 202 practicum. I never went to a show at the Weinberg before volunteering, and now I have had the opportunity to see so many fantastic shows.

Working there has also lead me to learn a lot about the theatre and actually pay attention to all the entertainment they offer.

So, one super cool fact about the Weinberg is that they have a Wurlitzer organ that has been installed there since the building opened as the Tivoli movie theatre in 1926. Continue reading

So much Marvel, so little time

Whenever I have a spare moment, I like to visit Google (don’t we all?) and randomly search for upcoming movies that I will be able to see soon. This can be a dangerous activity, because I tend to allow myself to get sucked into researching tons of movies, adding their release dates to my calendars and watching all the trailers I can find.

So, it often just makes me wistful, regret not having a magic bottomless bank account strictly for theater tickets, and the cycle continues. But, I digress.

This morning I decided I needed to brush up on my internal calendar for the next hundred movies Marvel will release in the next six months. The sad thing is, I’m not really even exaggerating that much. And by sad, I mean awesome. Continue reading

“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” coming to theatres

The Broadway show “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” is coming to the big screen, Variety announced. Tom Hanks’ company will produce the adaptation and Sony Pictures Entertainment will release the film.

“Beautiful” follows the path of Carole King from a teenager to international 2937-1sensation. The show opened at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on West 43rd Street Jan. 12, 2014, and will close Sept. 13, 2015. Continue reading