541 search results for Atmosphere


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    New 'Friday the 13th' TV series will find Jason slashing up the small screen

    Type: Article | Date: Thursday, Apr 24, 2014

    Original director Sean S. Cunningham will executive produce
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    Albert Maysles defined truth on film from 'Salesman' to 'Gimme Shelter'

    Type: Post | Date: Friday, Mar 6, 2015

    An amazing legacy guarantees him a place in the pantheon
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    Tell us what you thought of 'The Conjuring'

    Type: Post | Date: Friday, Jul 19, 2013

    ...or anything else you might have caught up with lately
  • M*A*S*H - Blu-ray Disc

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Sep 1, 2009

    Although he was not the first choice to direct it, the hit black comedy MASH established Robert Altman as one of the leading figures of Hollywood's 1970s generation of innovative and irreverent young filmmakers. Scripted by Hollywood veteran Ring Lardner, Jr., this war comedy details the exploits of military doctors and nurses at a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in the Korean War. Between exceptionally gory hospital shifts and countless rounds of martinis, wisecracking surgeons Hawkeye Pierce (Donald Sutherland) and Trapper John McIntyre (Elliott Gould) make it their business to undercut the smug, moralistic pretensions of Bible-thumper Maj. Frank Burns (Robert Duvall) and Army true-believer Maj. "Hot Lips" Houlihan (Sally Kellerman). Abetted by such other hedonists as Duke Forrest (Tom Skerritt) and Painless Pole (John Schuck), as well as such (relative) innocents as Radar O'Reilly (Gary Burghoff), Hawkeye and Trapper John drive Burns and Houlihan crazy while engaging in such additional blasphemies as taking a medical trip to Japan to play golf, staging a mock Last Supper to cure Painless's momentary erectile dysfunction, and using any means necessary to win an inter-MASH football game. MASH creates a casual, chaotic atmosphere emphasizing the constant noise and activity of a surgical unit near battle lines; it marked the beginning of Altman's sustained formal experiments with widescreen photography, zoom lenses, and overlapping sound and dialogue, further enhancing the atmosphere with the improvisational ensemble acting for which Altman's films quickly became known. Although the on-screen war was not Vietnam, MASH's satiric target was obvious in 1970, and Vietnam War-weary and counter-culturally hip audiences responded to Altman's nose-thumbing attitude towards all kinds of authority and embraced the film's frankly tasteless yet evocative humor and its anti-war, anti-Establishment, anti-religion stance. MASH became the third most popular film of 1970 after Love Story and Airport, and it was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. As further evidence of the changes in Hollywood's politics, blacklist survivor Lardner won the Oscar for his screenplay. MASH began Altman's systematic 1970s effort to revise classic Hollywood genres in light of contemporary American values, and it gave him the financial clout to make even more experimental and critical films like McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971), California Split (1974), and Nashville (1975). It also inspired the long-running TV series starring Alan Alda as Hawkeye and Burghoff as Radar. With its formal and attitudinal impudence, and its great popularity, MASH was one more confirmation in 1970 that a Hollywood "New Wave" had arrived. ~ Lucia Bozzola, All Movie Guide
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    Skrillex, M83, Avicii headling Atlanta's inaugural Counter.Point fest

    Type: Article | Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2012

    Bassnectar, Big Boi, Wale, Pretty Lights and more also confirmed
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    Who is Andy Serkis playing in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'? Not Thanos, says the actor

    Type: Article | Date: Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014

    Actor denies he's taking on the Mad Titan for Marvel's latest
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    Will the Guardians of the Galaxy be making an 'Iron Man 3' cameo?

    Type: Article | Date: Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013

    Robert Downey Jr. seems to be hinting 'yes'
  • Honorablementionshorrortriptych_home_top_story

    Ultimate Horror Poll: All the honorable mentions that didn't make the cut

    Type: Article | Date: Monday, Oct 26, 2015

    Odds and ends from our Halloween mega-survey
  • Midnight Movie - Blu-ray Disc

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Oct 13, 2009

    A midnight screening of a 1970s cult horror film becomes a wholesale bloodbath after the members of the audience see one of their friends butchered on the big screen, and quickly surmise that there's a madman in the theater who seeks to slaughter them all. It was just another rundown movie house in a small suburban town -- what better place for a screening of a true cult classic? But this isn't your typical horror film, because years ago, the director had been locked away in a psychiatric hospital after having a complete mental breakdown. The teens at the screening have no idea that he escaped from the hospital nearly five years ago, and that chances are good he's still out there somewhere. When the film starts to roll and the heckling begins, the atmosphere in the theater is loose and fun. Giddiness gives way to deep-rooted dread, however, when the horrified audience is forced to watch as one of their good friends is viciously murdered right before their very eyes. This is no movie, and when the audience tries to flee they realize that the same psycho they just saw on the silver screen has now trapped them all in the theater. With no hope of escape and their numbers thinning fast, the survivors must now figure out a way to turn the tables on the very same killer that they once rooted for in their favorite slasher flick. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide
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    Type: Event | Date: Friday, Sep 25, 2009

    Fame follows students at the competitive New York City High School of Performing Arts in this reinvention (don't say “remake”) of the 1980 smash-hit.