Festival Supports Film Makers And Industry In NWA

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By Terrah Baker The film industry in Arkansas is blooming, said Offshoot Film Fest organizers. Professionals dedicated to the art of film making are working in Arkansas to create talent from top notch film education programs, enact legislation that supports film making, and bring creative outlets for artists already here. The Offshoot Film Festival held…

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Cash Grab

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By Christopher Lawrence Sure, producers split the final “Harry Potter” novel into two movies. But that book weighed more than many healthy newborns. And the “Twilight” and “Hunger Games” franchises followed suit. Because, hey, money! But carving the roughly 300 pages of “The Hobbit” into three movies — the first of which clocks in at…

Movies In The Obscure

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By Christopher Lawrence A bullet drifts from the barrel of Jackie Cogan’s (Brad Pitt) gun, ever-so-slowly puncturing the window of a neighboring car and sending glass shards dancing in midair where they’re eventually accompanied by a fine, red mist. The scene, which makes glorious use of the sort of slow motion usually reserved for televised…