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Kai Renshaw, 12, of Hanover, left, monitors the audio as Haley Davenport, 14, of Hartford, middle, and counselor Erin McClory, of Grantham, right, compose a shot outside the Tip Top building in White River Junction, Vt. during CATV's advanced video camp Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The camp teaches participants everything from handling video and sound equipment to screenwriting and editing.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Camp for Camerawork: Young Filmmakers Learn the Ropes Through CATV

Friday, July 25, 2014

On a sultry Tuesday morning in White River Junction, one teenage boy chased another teenage boy, wearing a Boston Red Sox baseball cap, at top speed down Main Street past the Hotel Coolidge, and rounded the corner into an alley. A few pedestrians watched bemused. Summer highjinks? A feud breaking into public view? A foot race? None of the above. …

Cult Hit ‘Sleep Dealer’ Could Lead to a New Distribution Model

Friday, July 25, 2014

A science-fiction thriller about immigration and drone warfare sounds like a mash-up ripped from today’s headlines. Except that director Alex Rivera started writing Sleep Dealer in the late 1990s. It premiered in 2008 at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won an award for outstanding screenwriting (shared with co-writer David Riker). The film …

FXX Touts Its New ‘Simpsons’ App

Friday, July 25, 2014

Beverly Hills, Calif. — We all know that one guy (or gal) who has an uncanny (occasionally annoying) knack for recalling lines from just about every episode of The Simpsons — of which there are currently 552 and counting. That person is about to be replaced by a tricked-out, multiplatform “Simpsons World” library …

Around the Remote: Television Picks for the Week of June 29-July 5

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Don’t Miss Fourth of July C elebrations — Here’s our big-bang theory: Nothing matches watching fireworks live and in person. But if you happen to be anchored to the couch this year, television has plenty of “oohs” and “aahs” to offer as well. The explosive programming starts with …

‘Jersey Boys’ Adapts Tony Winner

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent …

Shia LaBeouf Arrested

Saturday, June 28, 2014

New York — Shia LaBeouf was released from police custody Friday after he was escorted from a Broadway theater for yelling obscenities and continued to act irrationally while being arrested, authorities said. After his court appearance, the actor, …

Through a Lens Darkly, Indeed

Friday, June 27, 2014

There are eight very good reasons to see “Film Noir: Embrace the Dark,” the summer movie series at the Hopkins Center that continues through Aug. 17, and they are: The Maltese Falcon , Double Indemnity , Detour , …

Studio Scrambles to Settle Dispute Over ‘Transformers’ in China

Friday, June 27, 2014

Beijing — Hollywood studios, salivating over China’s booming movie market, are falling over themselves to sew up deals on the mainland. But just days before its global launch of Transformers: Age of Extinction, Paramount Pictures got a crash course in just how fraught such tie-ups can be. The …

Raspy-Voiced Eli Wallach Dies

Thursday, June 26, 2014

New York — As a masterful character actor and early product of postwar, Method-style theater, Eli Wallach wore countless faces, disappearing into them all. But he was always propelled — in acting and in life — by a …

Around the Remote: Television Picks for the Week of June 22-28

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Don’t Miss True Blood — The sexy-scary gorefest this week launches its seventh and final season, and word has it that “nobody’s safe.” Of course, Sookie (Anna Paquin), our beloved leading lady, is accustomed to perilous situations by now, but she has her hands full when a band …

Film Noir Series Starts With a Screening of a Silent ‘Pre-Noir’

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Asphalt , the silent film that opens the Dartmouth Film Society’s tribute to Film Noir at 4 on Sunday afternoon, is really more of a pre-noir. Made in 1929 in Germany, the movie heralds some of the familiar …

‘Jump Street’ Is a Winner if It Can Stop at ‘22’

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Remember that sinking feeling when the realization hit that The Hangover II was just a straight-up shakedown? That it was just a money grab that assaulted and left for dead the audience’s love for the original probably so …

‘22 Jump Street’ Is the Latest Installment in the Cop-Buddy Genre

Friday, June 13, 2014

“There’s only one thing more dangerous than making them mad: Making them partners ...” The situation is as follows: You’re on a quiz show. The category is “Cop-Buddy Movies.” All you have to do to win $350 million …