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‘IT’ composer Benjamin Wallfisch
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Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Benjamin Wallfisch is the composer responsible for the score of the hit movie IT. I talked to Ben about his approach to scoring the new version of this iconic story and his thoughts on film and music overall. Some very insightful commentary; listen in. More

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Who is J.K. Simmons? Why the Classic ‘That Guy’ Is Hitting the Big Time
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Earlier this week, NBC released promos for this weekend’s Saturday Night Live, hosted by J.K. Simmons. Film and television aficionados are no doubt pleased that Simmons has risen to prominence after two decades of character actor work, winning numerous awards for his role as abusive conductor Terrence Fletcher. But many others simply know Simmons as “that guy,” the man who has been showing up in small but memorable roles for years, but never in the types of career-making lead performances that make him a household name. More

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UPDATE: Sony Cancels December 25 Release of ‘The Interview’ After Terror Threat
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UPDATE (5:15 PM): Sony has canceled the scheduled December 25 release of James Franco and Seth Rogen’s new film “The Interview after the top five theater circuits in the U.S. announced they would not be screening the film.

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The top five theater circuits in the U.S. will not be showing James Franco and Seth Rogen’s new film “The Interview” amid threats from the Sony hacking group promising a 9-11 scenario for theaters that do not capitulate. More

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Yes Boston, The International Pancake Film Festival is a Real Thing and You’re Invited
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It all started one fateful morning in 2007. Damon Bishop and Cara Kuball wanted to avoid hosting a huge party at their apartment at the risk of destroying their new home. They considered some more civilized option and decided that a housewarming brunch was a safer bet. Little did they know that their new apartment was about to become the birthplace of the International Pancake Film Festival: an event built on the foundation of appreciating pancakes through creative homemade videos that honor these fine, fluffy disks as king of the breakfast table. More

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Michael Keaton from ‘Batman’ to ‘Birdman’: Recovering Sitcom Actor or Future Oscar Winner?
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Growing up, one of the great thrills of Oscar watching came during moments when lowly sitcom stars and comedians received awards attention. It felt like a validation of the things I watched with my friends, an acknowledgement that these performers – whether it was Bill Murray, or former “Fresh Prince” Will Smith – were just as worthy, and capable of the sorts of pathos, as traditional dramatic actors. More