MoMA salutes the Golden Age of German Cinema: "THE WEIMAR TOUCH"

During the period following World War I, called The Weimar Republic (1918–1933), Germany's film industry represented by UFA experienced a great boom. But although film makers were largely able to borrow money, film budgets were still tight. The need to save triggered a very interesting phe...


Comics Go Hollywood! 2013s Geeky Films and Sci-Fi Adventures!

In 2013 Dark Horse and Marvel will definitely be responsible for a number of comic book based inspiration in film business. Expectations have been running high for Frank Miller's and Roberto Rodriguez': SIN CITY - A DAME TO KILL FOR for a while now, – yet fans will have to wait until Oc...


Welcome to the 21st Century, Sherlock

He is very modern -- and certainly very British. "Sherlock". Writers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss conceived a brand new concept for a Sherlock Holmes TV series while travelling to and from their "Doctor Who" production base in Cardiff. BBC has launched the television crime drama in 2010,...


Chico & Rita: love, life and jazz - a declaration of love!

Oscar-winning director Fernanado Trueba and celebrated designer and illustrator Javier Mariscal – that's the creative team behind the multiply awarded, romantic animated film “Chico & Rita” that has recently been playing in cinemas worldwide. The two artist are running a jazz restaurant in...


War is coming: "Game of Thrones" Season 2

The medieval fantasy television series "Game of Thrones" is a great hit in the US ever since it's start in 2011. Critics love it and a number of awards and nominations seem to prove them right. David Benioff and D. B. Weiss created the series – an adaption of R. R. Martin's novel "A Song o...


KICKSTART this sucker!!! "The Goon" movie

"Eric Powell's comic book "The Goon" has thrilled readers around the globe with its fantastic world of mobsters, zombies, killer robots, giant fish-men, and every outrageous thing in between." Time to bring this great comic to theaters! The GOON is about to take on Hollywood! David Fincher...


Dark, Dark, Dark amid the blaze of noon: The Dark Knight Rises

Christopher Nolan (born July 30, 1970) has come up in the world of showbiz as director, producer and screenwriter. His thriller "Memento" (2000) was noticed by critics and audiences all over the world, so it happened that after "Insomnia" (2002) Nolan saw the "bat signal": Warner Brothers...


"Why do you want to be the same?" – Let's go be heroes

Heroes was our newcomer of 2006. Tim Kring’s science fiction TV series ran over 4 seasons up to 2010 on NBC and made it into our DVD collection right away. Normal people find out about their exceptional abilities – that’s what it is about basically. But the series picks up on so much more...


Frank Miller's Sin City

Those who saw it on screen in 2005 will agree: Sin City is a masterpiece when it comes to film-comic adaptions. Frank Miller and director Robert Rodriguez successfully transformed the unique aesthetics of Miller's artwork in a way few comic-film projects manage. By using the comic book’s d...


Pioneer of Animated Film

An exhibition at the Wilhelm Busch Museum (German Museum for cartoons and drawn art), Hannover showed 180 pieces of American cartoonist Winsor Winsor McCay's work from March 11 to June 3, 2012, including his drawings, historic film material and late political cartoons. This animated movie...


Avengers – A fanboy's dream comes true

Marvel's "Avengers" hit cinemas May 4, 2012. The three hour raw cut of the film had been reduced to about 2 hrs, 15 min which makes it a worthy lenght to introduce the team of superheroes in an outstandingly cool storyline. Among others we will see Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man and Samuel...


David Lynch – A documentary

Few directors have produced movies more compelling, controversial, or confounding than David Lynch (* 1946). From his earliest film shorts such as "The Grandmother" or the surrealistic picture "Eraserhead" to his latest film "Inland Empire" David Lynch has perfected his use of a powerful...