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May the Fourth Be With You….Happy Star Wars Day From MADE

For those die hard fans of the Star Wars film series, May 4th is always a special occasion. It was on May 25th, 1977 that A New Hope, the first ever Star Wars film from writer/director George Lucas made its theatrical debut. The event marked the beginning of a new phenomenon in modern cinema, and changed the way movies were made and even thought of from then on. Drawing from inspiration from early space adventure serials, George Lucas envisioned a modern space epic using classic themes and archetypes that would forever change the movie-going experience. His company, Industrial Lights and Magic, which would go on to create Pixar Animation in the 1990s, created new methods for special effects that gave movie-goers an experience never before seen on film. To celebrate this special fan day, here is the latest trailer for the next installation in the film series, The Last Jedi, which will feature original actors Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher as Luke and Leia Skywalker, along with new vets Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Issac, Adam Driver, and Domhnall Gleeson. Enjoy, and May the Fourth Be With You!

*Update – this article originally stated that A New Hope was released on May 4th, 1977, hence part of the reasoning behind “May-the-Fourth Day.” A New Hope actually hit theaters on May 25th of that year, just in time for Memorial Day Weekend. My apologies for the inaccuracy!

Disney and Lucasfilm Begin Planning Princess Leia’s Fate After Fisher’s Death


In light of the untimely death of Carrie Fisher, movie-makers at Disney and Lucasfilm are beginning to look to Princess Leia’s future. Although Fisher has reportedly finished filming all of her scenes for the upcoming Episode VIII release this December, Leia was expected to play a much more significant part in Episode IX, which is slated for a December 2019 release. The over-arching storyline for the upcoming films included a reunion between Leia and Luke Skywalker, as well as a confrontation between Leia and Kylo Ren, who killed his father, Harrison Ford‘s Han Solo, in Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Now with Fisher gone, the fate of the character has yet to be fully realized. Continue reading

New Drama ‘Concussion’ With Will Smith Now Playing In Theaters

The new drama titled Concussion with Will Smith (Independence Day, Men in Black) is now playing in theaters nationwide. Smith stars as Dr. Bennett Omalu, the pathologist who discovered CTE after studying pro-football players and the longterm effects of receiving multiple concussions from standard game play. Writer/director Peter Landesman (Parkland, Kill the Messenger) wrote the film to explore Dr. Omalu’s discovery and the attempts of the National Football League to keep it all under wraps, based on a GQ article titled Game Brain by Jeanne Marie Laskas. Co-starring in the film are actors Alec Baldwin (The Departed, The Good Shepard), Albert Brooks (Taxi Driver, A Most Violent Year), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Beyond the Lights, Jupiter Ascending), and David Morse (The Green Mile, The Hurt Locker). Director Quentin Tarantino‘s new western The Hateful Eight is also available in certain theaters, so if you can be sure to check this one out as well while it’s still on big screens. Enjoy!

New Trailer For ‘Concussion’ With Will Smith Now Available

Will Smith‘s next big screen outing, a drama by the name of Concussion, will be opening in theaters this Christmas Day. This time around the Independence Day and Pursuit of Happiness star takes on the role of Dr. Bennet Omalu, a neuropathologist who first discovered CTE, a brain injury related to playing football, and sought to expose the truth behind the condition, despite the efforts of the multi-million dollar corporation that is the NFL trying to keep him silent. Director Peter Landesman (Parkland, Kill the Messenger) worked with author Jean Marie-Laskas to adapt the screenplay from her GQ article Game Brain, which is based on Dr. Omalu’s life and work. Starring in the film are actors Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Beyond the Lights, Jupiter Ascending), Bitsie Tulloch (The Artist, Parkland), Stephen Moyer (Priest, True Blood), Alec Baldwin (30 Rock, The Departed), Luke Wilson (Legally Blonde, Old School), and Albert Brooks (Drive, A Most Violent Year). Check out the trailer here on MADE. We’ll be bringing further news and reminders as we get closer to the Holidays. Enjoy!

[MADE] Recap – Devon Reason x Travis Gorman |Reasonable Release Party @ Honey 1.8.14


The Rotation (Devon Reason, Dwynell Roland, Travis Gorman, Finding Novyon)


– Devon Reason


– Devon Reason & Dwynell Roland 

A few nights ago, Devon Reason & Travis Gorman had their official release show for their latest record, Reasonable. Even though last Thursday night was brutally cold outside, it didn’t effect the turnout one bit. With a close to sold out crowd at Honey, the night couldn’t have gone smoother for Devon’s first headliner.

Before Devon took to the stage, the night was opened up by variety of other local artists, including the likes of: Manny Phesto, Lenerd, Catalyst & Omie Tha Homie and The Rotation. For a measly $5 and hours of hip-hop, the night was definitely not one to miss.

As Devon grabbed the mic and opened with the self titled track, “Reasonable,” flashing strobe lights, a growing crowd and smoke immediately filled the stage. With no time wasted, Devon’s presence was immediately felt with sharp lyrics fueling the already active crowd. After a few songs, Devon was then accompanied by the rest of The Rotation crew, wrapping up another successful night at Honey. As we welcome in 2015 with a bang, make sure to continue to stay tuned here for much more to come.


By: Vogz

[MADE] City Lights


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Last night, I decided to drive around and look for some spots where I could capture traffic, or better yet, lights in general.  Testing long exposures and battling cold temperatures made for a tricky, yet sucessfull evening. At this point, this is all experimental as I look to find a groove or style some call it. Bridges have been a personal favorite, as they bring us a sene of being with all the commotion and noise going on, and that theme continues today. Enjoy.

*sorry about the grainyness in the photos, as it is an issue with WordPress at the moment. Will try and update these later in the evening to find a fix.

Roger Donaldson Will Direct New Adaptation Of World War I Epic ‘All Quiet On The Western Front’


Variety recently reported that director Roger Donaldson has been approached by Radar Pictures to direct a modern-day adaptation of the classic Erich Maria Remarque novel All Quiet On The Western Front. The book chronicles the story of a group of German soldiers stationed in the trenches at the German frontline during World War I and their transformations from innocent youth to hardened men by means of the violence and life-changing experiences of warfare. Originally made into a film in 1930 by director Lewis Milestone with actors Lew Ayers (Advice and Consent, Battle for the Planet of the Apes), Louis Wolheim (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Danger Lights), and John Wray (The Death Kiss, Mr. Deeds Goes To Town), it was also adapted for film again in 1979 with actors Richard Thomas, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, and Ian Holm. The original film won two Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director (Milestone) in 1930. Donaldson just directed Pierce Brosnan in The November Man and is also behind such films as Cocktail (1988), Species (1995), Dante’s Peak (1997), and The Recruit (2003). We don’t have any word yet as to who will be cast in this new film, but the release date has already been set for December 30, 2015, so we should see production really getting underway soon.

Ars Electronica – Spaxels Lightpainting


Ars electronica futurelabs put together these LED drones, which make for a pretty sweet show. The Spaxels Lightpainting was recently shown at the 2014 festival arc electronica at the future playground. These drones (quadcopters), are powered by a PC and fly around to make a badass 3D display in the night sky.


Oregon Manifest TEAGUE X Sizemore Bicycle


This bike itself is a very interesting concept and offers a very unique look at what is to come. At a high price of $3000, not many would be willing to afford it. On another note, this is only the begging, and the bicycle certainly does have a lot to offer. With LED lights on the front and back, turn signals, built in locks, electric petals, and handy baskets — it really does have everything you could ask for and more. Keep a close watch as more of these bikes start so surface in the later parts of 2014.


Playing Tetris on Philadelphia’s Cira Centre Skyscraper

Drexel professor, Frank Lee, hacked the 29-story Cira Centre Building in Philadelphia to play Tetris, all in honor of the 30th anniversary of the game. While using joysticks, like the original, those in attendance were able to play the largest game of Tetris recorded. This rather short video showcases the fluidity of this live action Tetris game. Now let’s see some one step up and do Pacman.