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GI Film Group, TUGG Inc. Launch First-Ever Community Screening Platform for Military Movies

07 Oct 2014 /
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Military movie collection available for community screenings at veteran service organization events, hospitals, schools, universities, churches and community centers in time for Veteran’s Day celebrations November 2014


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Calling all Artists – Award Nominations are Now Open

17 Sep 2014 /
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MARINE CORPS HERITAGE FOUNDATION OPENS NOMINATIONS FOR PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS PROGRAM Foundation to Recognize Innovative Writing, Photography, and Other Artistic Work Preserving Marine Corps History, Traditions, Culture and Service  The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation is now accepting nominations for their 2015 Annual Awards Program. Each year the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation presents awards for outstanding, creative […]


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The Rise and Fall of Super 8

16 Sep 2014 /
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Image Credits @ Nesster Developed by Eastman Kodak, the Super 8 was a highly popular but short lived motion picture film format released in 1965. The Super 8 was an improvement over the standard 8 mm film with a wider exposed area for a larger picture. Known for its stylishly grainy film quality, the Super […]


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Vaughn takes on Washington DC

03 Sep 2014 /
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Seth Rogen is not adverse to controversy.  After annoying Pyongyang with his film The Interview – he is now set to to turn his sights on Washington DC.  He is producing a new film called The Politician starring comedic actor Vince Vaughn as  “a politician in Washington D.C. who is caught in a scandal with […]


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Attenborough: Actor, Director, Producer, Oscar Winner

28 Aug 2014 /
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By Daniella Duarte For me, this past Sunday began bright and early at 4:30am as I hauled two hulking suitcases to Union Station ready to head back to New York and prepare for my sophomore year at NYU. Upon arriving to the city, between walking way too much, waiting for storage boxes to arrive to […]


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The Man on Screen and the Voice Behind the Microphone: Summer at Ease

15 Aug 2014 /
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by Daniella Duarte “Gooooood morning, Wesley Matthews School! Teachers, boys, and girls!” I heard that phrase every day when the morning announcements came on in my elementary school. The impact it had on me… well, eleven years later I still remember the cadence of the phrase, my teacher who spoke it, and another man who […]


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Apocalypse Now and Then: ‘The Horror’ 35 Years Later

14 Aug 2014 /
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by Daniella Duarte As a Cinema Studies major there are many moments its is a daily struggle to choose to either leave my room and socialize or remain a hermit and go on Netflix. More times than I’d like to admit, I choose the latter. (I hope I’m not giving Cinema Studies students a bad […]


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30 Explosive Years Since Red Dawn: Summer at Ease

11 Aug 2014 /
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Summer At Ease:  A look back at great military themed films from the perspective of 20-somethings. by Daniella Duarte On this day, Red Dawn celebrates it 30th anniversary since its theatrical release in 1984. The film is directed and co-written by John Milius, also known for the Apocalypse Now (1979) screenplay and Conan the Barbarian […]


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US Extraction in Tears of the Sun: Summer At Ease

08 Aug 2014 /
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By Samson Imonode I look forward to re-watching this movie a couple times this summer.  It’s perfect film to re-examine the US’s humanitarian and foreign policy in Africa. In Tears of the Sun, Lieutenant A.K Waters (Bruce Willis) and his seal team enter a war zone in Nigeria as the country has a civil war. […]


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Two Decades Since Forrest Gump Changed our Lives

04 Aug 2014 /
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“Mama always said life is like a box of chocolates: you never know what you’re gonna get. – Forrest Gump   With its memorable lines and overall heartwarming story, Robert Zemeckis’s Forrest Gump (1994) really is a film for all with dozens of significant messages that reach out to countless viewers. This year is extremely […]


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