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Remembering Acclaimed Director Jonathan Demme 1944-2017

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Acclaimed filmmaker Jonathan Demme, know to most for directing The Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia, passed away last week at the age of 73. Known for his personal approach to filmmaking, Demme left behind an extensive portfolio of work, ranging from documentaries, independent films, cult remakes, and blockbuster dramas. His early work dates back to 1970s satire films like Fighting Mad and Handle with Care. Melvin and Howard made the director a household name in 1980, and Mr. Demme went on to direct a number of films and documentaries before making history in the early 1990s with Silence and Philadelphia. Both were box-office successes and culturally significant films that touched on a number of highly debated issues. Continue reading

New Biographical Drama ‘Race’ Opening In Theaters February 19th

A new biographical drama called Race is opening in theaters nationwide this week, which follows the story of Jesse Owens, the Olympian who won four gold medals for track and field at the 1936 Olympics. Ownes’ performance went down in history, not only for his amazing skill, but also for the fact that his victory happened in Berlin, the heart of Adolf Hitler’s supposedly supreme Aryan Race. The film is directed by Stephen Hopkins (Lost in Space, The Reaping) from a script by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse (The Tonto Woman, Frankie and Alice) and stars Stephan James (Home Again, Selma), Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses, We’re the Millers), Eli Goree (Godzilla, The 100), Shanice Banton (Degrassi: The Next Generation, A Day Late and a Dollar Short), Carice van Houten (The Fifth Estate, Game of Thrones), Jeremy Irons (The Man in the Iron Mask, Die Hard with a Vengeance), and John Hurt (The Good Shepard, Robin Hood). Considering the ensemble cast and the profoundly positive message, this one might turn out to be one of the more impressive sports biographies recently released, but that’s no slate against Concussion, Foxcatcher, or 42. The trailer is available here on MADE. See it on the big screen this Friday. Enjoy!

Sushi Saturday w/ Drelli & Friends

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Location: 9451 Excelsior Blvd, Hopkins (MN)
When: Saturday, November 14th @ 7PM

This weekend is looking surprisingly lax as opposed to the past few weeks, but the Depot Coffee House in Hopkins might be the place to go on Saturday night. Sushi Saturday will feature a wide variety of talented youth including Drelli, LUX, KAS, Freeminds, and Max Taylor among others. A solid lineup of artists that you might be seeing a lot more of sooner than you think, this event is all ages and the door is only $5; not bad if you’re willing to make the drive.

Last Minute 3D Conversions For ‘Noah’ and ‘Need For Speed’

Two big releases for next March are now being converted into 3D format before the final cut is seen by audiences around the globe. The upcoming crime-thriller Need For Speed, starring Aaron Paul in his first big film appearance since AMC’s Breaking Bad, is being converted into a 3D format before its release next month. Paramount Pictures has also decided to convert Darren Aronofsky’s new biblical drama, Noah, to 3D for its release to worldwide audiences. Unlike Need For Speed, however, at this point Noah‘s 3D version will only be released to foreign audiences. This was a last minute decision made by Paramount in an attempt to boost foreign interest in the film, which in the United States is expected to pull in a decent amount of profit considering it revolves around one of the most famous Bible stories and has Oscar-winner Russell Crowe leading in the title role. Need For Speed is set for release here in the States on March 14th, with Noah following two weeks later on the 28th. Noah also features an all star cast, including Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, and Anthony Hopkins. You can check out the full trailer above.