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The Good, The Bad & The Badass: Curtis Hanson

After a couple of weeks off to cover the Toronto International Film Festival, we’re back with The Good, The Bad & The Badass, covering the passing of a great director... Curtis Hanson For much of his career, Curtis Hanson was a journeyman director. He was about as good or as bad as his material, capable of putting-out crowd-pleasing thrillers like THE...
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Curtis Hanson, director of 8 Mile and Wonder Boys, has passed away

Curtis Hanson , the Oscar-winning writer/director of L.A. CONFIDENTIAL, 8 MILE, IN HER SHOES and WONDER BOYS has died. TMZ reports that he passed away due to “natural causes. He was 71. The filmmaker suffered for many years with Alzheimer's, and since retired from the film community in 2011. The last film he worked on was the surfing drama CHASING MAVERICKS, which Hanson...
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Free online film noir course to coincide with TCM's Summer of Darkness

For those of you looking to dive into the genre of film noir, TCM and Ball State University have set up a really cool opportunity for folks to take advantage of this summer. Starting June 1st, a nine-week course will run concurrently with Turner Classic Movies' Summer of Darkness programming event in which 24 hours of film noir will air every Friday during the months of June and...
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Review: Chasing Mavericks

PLOT: The true story of Jay Moriarity (Jonny Weston)- who, as a teenager, was determined to conquer the Northern California Maverick waves- widely considered to be among the world’s deadliest surf spots. He’s trained by his Maverick-surfing neighbor, Frosty (Gerard Butler) - who’s trying to juggle his responsibilities to his young family with his all-consuming passion for...
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First trailer for Chasing Mavericks starring Gerard Butler surfs to the net

If there's been a void of surfing movies missing in your life we have the first trailer for CHASING MAVERICKS, the true story of surfing legend Jay Moriarty.  The pic stars Gerard Butler as Frosty Hesson, who serves as a mentor to the young Moriarty, played by Jonny Weston, and focuses on the boy's desire to surf the massive waves at Mavericks, a legendary surf spot in Northern California. ...
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