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Re: “Time stands still at Home Movie Day

Kathy - is Home Movie Day still a thing? I noticed the mention of Home Movie Depot... it looks like they are now owned by ScanDigital: http://www.scandigital.com/vhs-to-dvd.php

Posted by jimbrown82 on 12/14/2015 at 8:16 AM

Re: “Why you may get less than you bargained for with the new IMAX screens

So we went to the Marbles iMax, needless to say the iMax was awesome, but a strain on the eye for this movie, which btw, is too digital and stunts are too fake.

Since it is downtown Raleigh, I was sure I would be approached for $and sure enough, we were, he crossed the road and came straight to us and began talking, I just showed my hand and he said ok and went away

Too bad the best joints are where the homeless and poor hangout.

Posted by rojaindy on 04/30/2015 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Why you may get less than you bargained for with the new IMAX screens

awesome and informative article - just what I was looking for - I was trying to see if Marbles had less of a crowd now I see they ARE better. Anyone know which one of Marbles or CrossRoads has more of a crowd for Furious 7 ?

Posted by rojaindy on 04/23/2015 at 7:46 PM

Re: “New documentary about sculptor Patrick Dougherty brings his life and work to flower

This artist is amazing... I found great pictures of Patrick Dougherty creations in Art Days, here is the link! http://www.art-days.com/patrick-dougherty-land-art-architecture/ Enjoy! :)

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Posted by Pyrrhon Artlover on 01/15/2014 at 11:33 AM

Re: “You can see great movies at NCMA; why can't the facilities match the programming?

While the past cannot be changed, its hard to believe this issue has not yet been addressed. It is unfortunate that film is still being handled as a second class art form at NCMA, particularly since these film series have become more and more popular over the years. Not only is a cultural service being handicapped to current and future patrons, but an opportunity for increased revenue to the museum is being missed. With proper facilities, NCMA could become the premiere venue for classic film in North Carolina. Lets hope improvement and expansion plans will be in the works soon.

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Posted by Shawn Moore on 04/17/2013 at 6:48 PM

Re: “You can see great movies at NCMA; why can't the facilities match the programming?

While it is true that digital projection is becoming the mainstay of multiplexes, there is good reason not to turn our backs on reel-to-reel presentation in the indoor auditorium. Doing so would effectively eliminate access to archival film libraries, which stipulate their films be presented using this "obsolete" technology. As long as there is demand for screening classic and archival prints, there will be a need for reel-to-reel presentation.

Kevin Porter, NCMA Projectionist

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Posted by Kevin Porter on 04/17/2013 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Goodnight, Galaxy

Giving back to the community indeed Ms. Karen Brown...More like scavenging on what's left of it..

Posted by Nayana Jai on 02/08/2013 at 9:07 AM

Re: “Goodnight, Galaxy

Art houses and book stores and record shops ... you will be missed.

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Posted by Paul Heltzel on 01/16/2013 at 10:56 PM

Re: “Despite apparent prosperity, Galaxy may go dark

where one would goto watch Bollywood movies?

Posted by Aman Dhaliwal on 07/06/2012 at 6:17 PM

Re: “African Diaspora Film Festival seeks perspective on hip-hop

If you like hip-hop, you might like my blog, Rhymes and Reasons. It’s a series of interviews with hip-hop heads who discuss their lives and a few songs that matter to them. Pretty powerful stuff. Check’em out here:

http://thisisrhymesandreasons.wordpress.co…

Posted by Edward Vogel on 03/30/2012 at 8:11 AM

Re: “Edgy films beckon at Cucalorus in Wilmington

just back from cucalorus... it was GREAT!

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Posted by David Bellin on 11/14/2011 at 7:59 PM

Re: “Julie Dash and the ongoing struggle of black women filmmakers

I have an issue with the comment "Black men have been stealing their thunder as of late." Though I understand the point the writer was trying to make, I do believe it could have been said better. It is not black male against black female director in Hollywood, so let's be careful not to use divisive language. Hollywood was and is a male dominated industry and frankly doesn't give a damn about either black female or black male, it's about who is more marketable/profitable in the showbiz execs eyes. Spike and Tyler came to Hollywood with proven successes and THAT's what the mostly WHITE MEN running the show want to invest in.

And Kasi and Gina don't necessarily have SEVERAL films under their belt either. Two or 3 Hollywood films is hardly SEVERAL, but it's a start! The reality is in 2011 black Hollywood doesn't have to wait for Hollywood to get works seen. Look at Ava DuVernay with AFFRM and those using the internet and social media to find alternative means of distribution.

Hollywood As I Live & Work
http://www.Hollywoodliveandwork.com
http://www.Fb.com/hollywoodliveandwork

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Posted by Alice Fuller on 09/16/2011 at 11:33 AM

Re: “Julie Dash and the ongoing struggle of black women filmmakers

Julie Dash is brilliant. I went to a one-day workshop of hers and was so inspired, I am now enrolled in film school. She will get more of us with which and through which to elevate the craft. Thankfully media is going the way of music and becoming directly accessible--they key is shoring up financing and retaining creative control.

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Posted by Thembisa Mshaka on 09/14/2011 at 10:47 AM

Re: “Julie Dash and the ongoing struggle of black women filmmakers

This is Something to Talk about
Delete all those Petty Articles
Under the File Name: Black Women

Poe Roses

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Posted by Bryneen Gary on 09/07/2011 at 3:37 PM

Re: “What happened to Main Street, Colin Firth's other 2009 indie movie, filmed in Durham?

Just read that it's coming out on DVD this month. Hope the meager bit of plot described here isn't lost; movie-makers are ignoring a HUGE vein of drama gold by not mining the impact of tobacco's death on agriculture in North Carolina. That, along with the double whammy of the fall of the cotton mill, has spawned an endless source of stories--if only the right writers would rise to the task of telling them!

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Posted by Barbara Frye Burns on 09/04/2011 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Former Triangle resident Onur Tukel breaks out with Septien

Much success to you, Mr. Tukel. It is great to see a talent flourish.Your abilities were long on display and it is rewarding that you have now found a platform. For anybody reading this, Ding-a-less is epic, a snot out of you nose laugher.

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Posted by SSJohnson on 07/13/2011 at 12:48 PM

Re: “Why you may get less than you bargained for with the new IMAX screens

On weekends or at night, when 147 and I-40 aren't crowded, it is only about 15 more minutes for me to get to downtown Raleigh than Southpoint, even though I live in Durham. I'd much rather support Marbles, and like the experience better.

Love the comment, "I would pay extra to not have to go to Southpoint ever. Ditto.

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Posted by SandyBeach on 06/14/2011 at 2:36 PM

Re: “Why you may get less than you bargained for with the new IMAX screens

I would pay extra to not have to go to Southpoint ever.

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Posted by Hepstyle on 05/26/2011 at 7:02 PM

Re: “Why you may get less than you bargained for with the new IMAX screens

Actually Southpoint ($9.75+$4.25 IMAX Surcharge=$14) and Crossroads ($15 for IMAX films) are more expensive than Marbles ($11.95) plus the screen is larger at Marbles and there are fewer seats so you aren't all crammed together in a smaller space. Downtown parking is free after 5pm and on weekends, and you're right next to City Market which has shops and plenty of restaurants. Not sure what you are calling a better experience really but to each his own.

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Posted by Wolfnuke on 05/26/2011 at 4:32 PM

Re: “Why you may get less than you bargained for with the new IMAX screens

Your article is biased towards the Marbles IMAX being a "better" experience because the screen is larger. You shouldn't have ignored the fact that it could be a much "better" (more pleasant ) experience overall for many to not to have to drive to downtown Raleigh to see a movie. If you opt for the Southpoint IMAX, perhaps the screen is not as large (although plenty big for most folks), but you can get there easily, parking is free, there's plenty of restaurants and you can shop at all types of retailers before or after your movie. The Southpoint cinema also gives you a choice of seeing a movie without paying a premium for a larger screen.

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Posted by Marshall Wilcoxen on 05/26/2011 at 4:09 PM

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