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Today In Movie History…

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Today in movie history, revered editor and sound engineer Walter Murch was born in New York City in 1943. Murch first gained momentum in the film industry working with Oscar-winner Francis Ford Coppola on his film The Rain People (1969) before going on to work with George Lucas on THX1138 (1971) and American Graffiti (1973). He then furthered his professional relationship with Coppola working on films like The Godfather Part II (1974) and The Conversation (1974), the latter which earned him his first Academy Award nomination. His first major contribution to film came on Coppola’s iconic Vietnam drama, Apocalypse Now (1979), for which he won his first Oscar. Murch used a multi-track recording system to create new sounds that invoked both physical tension and psychological drama against the back-drop of Coppola’s war epic. Murch went on to serve as both sound and picture editor for numerous films, winning double Oscars for The English Patient in 1996 for Best Editor and Best Sound Editor. His work with Coppola continued throughout his career, working on films like The Godfather Part III (1990) and Tetro (2009); he also received a double Oscar-nomination in 1990 for The Godfather Part III and Ghost with Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, and Whoopi Goldberg. Continue reading

Studios Lining Up Opposing Agatha Christie Biopics with Emma Stone and Alicia Vikander

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Murder-mystery novelist Agatha Christie.

Same-subject movies coming out at the same time aren’t necessarily unheard of; Deep Impact and Armageddon (May and July, 1998), Dante’s Peak and Volcano (February and April 1997), Mission to Mars and Red Planet (March and November 2000), The Illusionist and The Prestige (August and October 2006). Now a new pair of movies will be joining the list, focused around the life of famous murder-mystery author Agatha Christie. Paramount has signed Oscar-nominee Emma Stone (The Amazing Spider-Man, Birdman or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) to star as Christie during her 11 day disappearance in 1926. Sony, however, has signed Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina, The Danish Girl) to star in Sony’s production, which focuses on the author’s youthful days as a pro-feminist supporter. Continue reading

New Comedy With Bill Murray ‘Rock the Kabash’ Opening In Theaters This Friday October 23rd

A new comedy from Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Bandits) is opening in theaters this week. Titled Rock the Kabash, the film stars comedy veteran Bill Murray (Ghostbusters, Lost in Translation) as a music-industry manager who discovers the voice of a young talent while on tour in Afghanistan and accompanies her to Kabul to participate in Afghan Star, a popular talent-reality show in the Middle East. Screenwriter Mitch Glazer (Scrooged, The Recruit) is behind the script, which features Leem Lubany (Omar, From A to B), Zooey Deschanel (Elf, Yes Man), Bruce Willis (Die Hard, Pulp Fiction), Kate Hudson (Almost Famous, The Skeleton Key), and Danny McBride (Pineapple Express, This Is The End). This will be Levinson’s first directorial release since 2014’s The Humbling with Al Pacino (The Godfather, Scarface). The trailer is available here on MADE. Enjoy!

[MADE] Brews of the Week (Rainy Day IPA Edition)

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This week’s MADE Brews of the Week, we bring a special Rainy Day IPA edition to the series. It has been rainy and cold to start most of May, so what’s better than a damn tasty IPA to keep the doctor away. Alright, enough of the rhyming and lets get to drinking.

The first brew of the week is going out to Sierra Nevada’s Hop Hunter. Just like the title of this brew, Sierra Nevada has sought out to make one hell of a hoppy brew. The brew, which features Hop Oil from their Torpedo Hops, is one aromatic brew. After cracking the lid, you immediately notice a rush of citrus orange. Juicy, grassy and citrusy – this IPA has it all. Interestingly unique, this brew sits at 6.2% ABV and is a measly $7.99 a six pack. Go ahead an do yourself a favor and try a six pack of this.

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Boulevard and Sierra Nevada have probably made our list more than any other brewery, and damnit they deserve to. The second IPA is going out to Boulevard’s Calling IPA (Double IPA). The brew is featured as a part of their smokestack series, which is carefully aged in barrels for added flavors.

My initial thought after spending $12.99 on a 4-pack, “is this shit better be worth it, damn”. Here I am writing another weekly review, and this beer is up there with the GREATS – it is absolutely delicious from beginning to end.

After finishing a glass of this, I didn’t feel full from rich flavors of a beer – I wanted another. This is something rare for me with DIPA’s, as they can be a bit much. Loaded with fresh hops, floral notes, and a juicy fruit flavor; this brews is sweet, delicious and refreshing. You may catch some of the cedar wood notes buried within this brew, as it is full of depth and flavor. Sitting just under 9% ABV, this brew not only lets you feel it, it allows one to really drink it.

[MADE] Urban Exploring | Chapter 1 Continued . . .

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Two days ago we shared Chapter 1 of MADE’s Urban Exploring series. Instead of stating specifically where we went, we want to continue highlighting the Urban settings along this adventure. Tucked away down off of the Kenilworth trail, there is this nicely kept bridge. In the left part of the photo, there is a small canal which features graffiti throughout. Unfortunately, the water was too high to get into a spot to capture any more than what we already had.

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Both images above and below feature more of the industrial ‘dump zone’, which we will call it. This area features some dope spots for a photo shoot, maybe even something to consider for a feature photo or album cover. Make sure to stay tuned for more photos as the Chapters progress through our new found Urban Exploring series.

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Nike SB Dunk Low QS “Rain”

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We’ve been keeping a close eye on the above pair of dunks properly nicknamed the “Black Rains” and it seems we’ve finally got a release date. Nike has decided to release the kicks as a quick strike making them extremely limited, they’ll only be sold at retailers that have quick strike accounts with the company which are few and far between. These bad boys are pretty dope featuring an ice sole, clear patent leather swoosh & simulated water droplets along the side. Expect these to hit participating quick strike locations this Saturday, October 12th; if you have no other place to go check out Premiers website, you can order them there online.

Premier Shop: Nike SB Dunk Low QS “Rain”

Nike SB Dunk Low “Black Rain”

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Nike SB has turned up the heat for the 4th quarter and seems to only be cranking it up even more, above are new pics of the Dunk Low “Black Rain” which are looking to make a lot of noise in the coming months. You may remember our post a few weeks ago with a small shot of the simulated rain, now we have the full scope of the shoe. These are reported to be making their overseas debut within the week with no state side release date in sight, Hopefully Nike will make it happen and ship a few this way; until then stay tuned for more as the year closes out.

Chance The Rapper – Acid Rain


Earlier this year Chance The Rapper released his highly anticipated mix tape “Acid Rap”, propelling his buzz to an entirely new level. Since releasing the tape Chance has secured a spot on Mac Miller’s national tour as well as a spot on the European leg of Macklemore’s and has been seen everywhere from MTV to Rolling Stone. It’s safe to say that Chance is clearly one of Chicago’s most up and coming artists so we found it appropriate to post one of our favorite tracks from “Acid Rap”. Check it out.