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Coachella’s Antarctic Dome Takes Viewers on Psychedelic Audio-Visual Journey

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Coachella-goers were able to escape the desert heat and take a trip to The Antarctic during the music and arts festival. Described as “a mind-blowing metamorphic journey through time, space, and consciousness,” the 360-degree sensory experience was created exclusively for Coachella by Obscura Digital and powered by HP, the festival’s official technology sponsor. The audio-visual… Read more »

Studiocanal Takes Multi-Market Home-Entertainment Rights to ‘American Gods’

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Studiocanal has bought exclusive home-entertainment rights to Starz’s “American Gods” for the U.K., France and Germany. The deal with producer and global distributor FremantleMedia Intl. sees Studiocanal taking physical and digital transactional home-entertainment rights to the highly anticipated series across the three major European markets where it operates. “We’re hugely excited to be releasing ‘American… Read more »

Film Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

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The word “Marvel,” as in comic books or movie studios, has become a foundational term of our culture. Yet you could sit through almost every one of today’s comic-book movies and not find a whole lot to marvel at. That’s where “Guardians of the Galaxy” came in. In an era of overstuffed, taped-together blockbusters, it was supremely… Read more »

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‘The Leftovers’ Offers Up a ‘Perfect Strangers’ Homage in a Stunning Nora-Centric Episode (SPOILERS)

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Spoiler alert: Do not read until you’ve watched season three, episode two of “The Leftovers,” titled “Don’t Be Ridiculous.”  Of all the things one might expected of “The Leftovers,” no one could have predicted a tragic homage to “Perfect Strangers,” the 1986-1993 sitcom. It’s so telling of the grace of “The Leftovers” is so aware that… Read more »

Tribeca Film Review: ‘I Am Heath Ledger’

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If there is any one image you take away from “I Am Heath Ledger,” it’s that of Ledger staring into the camera, spinning it around and around, creating his own sort of impromptu DV-selfie version of the swirling-camera POV dance duets in “Saturday Night Fever” and “Carrie.” The shots are emblematic for a couple of reasons…. Read more »

Broadway Review: ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,’ The Musical

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It’s hard to predict how grownups might feel about this inflated musical adapted from previous stage and film treatments of Roald Dahl’s beloved novel, “Charlie & the Chocolate Factory.” (There’s scant evidence that anyone went back to the original 1964 book for inspiration.) Savvy kids, however, might stage a revolt after seeing how the uncanny… Read more »