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1:00 PM on 05.23.2011

Monthly Musing: Of sound mind

Welcome to May, everybody! Are you ready for the rain and clouds to go away and to get on with some serious springtime? I am. I'm also ready to read some more great posts from the community, so let's check out the next topic ...

Andrew Kauz

4:00 PM on 05.14.2011

Of sound mind: The Good, The Bad and the Django

[Community member Nathsies looks ahead to Tarantino's Django Unchained, taking a look at its script and how its sound and music may help to define it. Want to see your work here? Check out this month's topic and&nbs...


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Movies to watch with Mom
by Jenika Katz

My mom isn't much of a movie person. She rarely sees movies in theaters: they're too loud, for one thing, and she doesn't like that she can't pause them to go to the bathroom or smoke. I still remember the look of horror on her face toward the end of Return of the King, when my assurance that the movie was almost over wasn't enough to convince her that she would see the light of day again. She usually avoids the whole situation and throws a movie on when she's ironing or just wants something in the background. Occasionally, though, she and I will sit down together, a bowl of popcorn between us, and enjoy one of our favorites together.

With Mother's Day coming up this Sunday (you already sent her a card, right?), we're all feeling a bit sentimental. Hit the jump to see which movies the Flixist staff watch with their mommies. When you're done imagining how adorable we are were as children, tell us what your mom likes to watch with you in the community blogs.

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11:00 AM on 04.25.2011

Monthly Musing: Everybody plays the fool

EDIT: Last week for this topic! Get ready for a brand new topic next week, and be sure to finish up any lingering ideas. Well, April Fool's has passed, and we've all experienced the jokes, pranks, and general silliness of th...

Andrew Kauz

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April Fools: Not Understanding Your Audience
by manasteel88

[Here we are, the very first promoted musing blog on Flixist! The honor goes to manasteel88, who wrote a great piece about some weird audience-related moments. Want to see your work here? Check out this month's topic and write your own! -- Kauza]

Every year, I fly to the Palm Springs International Film Festival. It's my way of helping my film connoisseur of a grandmother get around to seeing more of the films. It's one of the highlights of my year as I really only get to see summer blockbusters and the occasional romantic comedy throughout the year. 

From my experiences, I've seen films that would rip your heart out. Films that make you think. Films that would make you wonder why these aren't distributed better in the country. That, I guess, is part of the charm. This festival is comprised mostly of foreign films. So unless you are really in to the film industry, a majority of these films are ones you will never see. 

I say all this because there are a lot of films that happen to get mixed responses. An event like this is served as a way to feed films to audiences who rarely attempt these different styles and genres. 

This festival showed me something I won't forget. 

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