Nobody ever accused Hollywood of being original, so it’s no wonder that so many sequels and reboots are on deck for 2013. The big question is whether any new franchises will be able to separate themselves from the pack this summer.
Free State Film Festival to showcase movies that get community talking
The Free State Film Festival this weekend includes a lineup f independent movies, short films, discussions, workshops and live theater that should leave people talking. By Eric Melin
For the past school year, high school students from across northeast Kansas have written, acted in and produced their own original short films in anticipation of this weekend — and now there’s nothing to do but wait. By Eric Melin
Lawrence native Alonso Mayo’s first feature-length film, “The Story Of Luke” — starring Lou Taylor Pucci, Seth Green, and Cary Elwes — opens Friday in 18 cities across the country, including a 7 p.m. screening at Liberty Hall. By Eric Melin
‘Great and Powerful’ a high-tech take on classic, unique universe
“Oz the Great and Powerful,” out Friday, is the second movie Disney has produced that’s set in the mystical Land of Oz, though you may not recognize the studio’s first foray into novelist L. Frank Baum’s fantasy word. By Eric Melin
A look at some of the forms (successful and not so much) “The Wizard of Oz” has taken over the years. By Eric Melin
Film buffs will get a chance to see silent films almost 100 years old, complete with live music accompaniment, at the 17th Annual Kansas Silent Film Festival on Friday and Saturday at Washburn University in Topeka. By Eric Melin
Most of the best films of the year didn’t exactly catch fire at the box office.
Telling stories is essentially what actors do, which means John Lithgow has been telling stories virtually all his life.
Gandalf, Bond and Lincoln in most-anticipated films this awards season
The fall is traditionally the time of year studios release what they think gives them their best chance for Oscar gold, and there’s an intriguing crop of movies slated for release for the rest of 2012.