2011 Providence Children’s Film Festival: Day 1

Posted on | February 18, 2011 | 2 Comments

Flack interviews local director Graeme Steller. Watch his new short, New Spirit. Yo-yo with him at his POW Science yo-yo club.

Flick interviews Steve about Your Shorts are Showin’.

Flack interviews Simon about Your Shorts are Showin’.

Flick interviews Steve about Eleanor’s Secret.

Flick interviews Flack about Eleanor’s Secret.

flickflack news

Posted on | January 13, 2011 | 1 Comment

true-grit-2010Fresh Air: Terri Gross interviews The Coen Brothers.
Coen Bros. On Wet Horses, Kid Stars: It’s A Wild West
. The Coen Brothers give you an inside look at their new movie, True Grit. We liked it because I liked hearing them talk about how they made the movie even though I can’t see the movie (yet).

true_grit_2010_950x632_372215Golden Globe Awards – Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 8pm (EST)

Oscar’s Nominees will be announced on January 25, 2011 at 5:30 a.m.
83rd Oscar’s
will premiere on Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 8pm. The front runners for the best picture are The Social Network and The Kings Speech. We hope Toy Story 3 will win best picture (even though it probably won’t).

Movies we have watched and enjoyed lately: TRON,TRON Legacy, Harry Potter 4, Big Fish, Harry Potter 7 Part 1, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. and The Adventures Robin Hood (1938 starring Errol Flynn).

Tim Burton: The MOMA Exhibition

Posted on | May 10, 2010 | Add Comments

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Tim Burton at MOMAThis Tim Burton exhibition (closed April 26, 2010) shows drawings from his past and a few shorts and commercials he made. There is also a room devoted to the real movie props from his films. For example things from BeetleJuice, Planet of the Apes, Ed Wood, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, and more. It does not have things from Alice in Wonderland because the exhibition came out before the film did. In the gift shop they have a book of Alice in Wonderland for sale.

Johnny, Helena, Tim and DannyI liked learning about Tim Burton more even though I already knew a lot about him and had already seen and loved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Alice in Wonderland and parts of Edward Scissorhands.

I liked the movie aritfacts in this exhibit. I especially liked the Batman masks and the Edward Scissorhand life size model. I also liked the screen with the Tim Burton commercials. There was one with a guy who had watches and he started kicking people in the faces and also one where people took their heads off and they had skeleton heads. I liked his sculptures alot. I liked them because I liked learning the history of how he made commercials and learning about Tim Burton himself.

I think this photo is from the opening of the exhibition. Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Burton, and Danny DeVito pose for this photo. Someday soon I would love to meet them in person.

“The Invention of Hugo Cabret” will be in 3-D!!!!!

Posted on | April 16, 2010 | 4 Comments

Based on the book by Brian Selznick, the upcoming movie Hugo Cabret will be in 3-D. It will be directed by Martin Scorsese who recently won the Cecil B. Demile  award for someone who has directed, produced or acted in many, many  movies over their lifetime. I think the film will have tons of special effects . The movie is coming out on December 11, 2011 — there will definitly  be a review!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Invention of Hugo Cabret

Oscar nominations: good ones and fantastic ones!!!

Posted on | February 3, 2010 | 1 Comment


This years’ Oscar nominations were surprising; The Secret of Kells, UP, Princess and the Frog, Coraline, and the one I hope wins, Fantastic Mr. Fox are the animation nominations.


Some other good nominations are Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince for best cinematography. Star Trek for makeup, sound editing, and visual effects. Meryl Streep was nominated for Julie and Julia for best actress in a leading role. George Clooney got a nomination for best actor in a leading role in Up in the Air. He was also Fantastic Mr. Fox in Fantastic Mr. Fox. Up in the Air was also nominated for best picture, best director, two actresses in a supporting role, and adapted screen play. UP also got nominations in addition to best animated film for best original screnplay, original score, sound editing and most surprising best picture! Avatar got nominations for best picture, director, art direction, cinematography, film editing, original score, sound editing, sound mixing, and visual effects. Sherlock Holmes got nominated for art direction and original score.


I wish I could see Julie & Julia, Up in the Air, Avatar, Star Trek, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, and most of all Sherlock Holmes. I think they are appropriate for me except my parents do not agree.

George Lucas’s BLOCKBUSTING book

Posted on | January 11, 2010 | Add Comments


George Lucas has a new book called George Lucas’s Blockbusting. All about movies and their trivia. Listen to the podcast on Fresh Air NPR here with David Bianculli and George Lucas.

Looking forward to the Fox!

Posted on | November 1, 2009 | 1 Comment


I can’t wait for the movie, Fantastic Mr. Fox directed by Wes Anderson. I think it is cool to know how they made the film using miniatures. Read the article in today’s New York Times Arts & Leisure section; Animal Wrangling in Miniature to learn more about how Wes Anderson adapted Roald Dahl’s book for the movie opening, November 13, 2009.

See trailers and learn more about Roald Dahl on the Apple website.

Spike Jonze Directs Mischief, ‘Wild Things’

Posted on | October 14, 2009 | Add Comments

Spike Jonze and Max RecordsWe are getting really excited for the film version of one of our favorite books, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. The movie opens Friday, October 16, 2009.

We listened to director Spike Jonze talk about the process of making the movie, creating the Wild Things characters and finding the boy to play Max with one of my mom’s favorite people, Terri Gross. My mom says she has a really cool talk show called Fresh Air on NPR.

Listen to the full interview here.

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