Any movie lover has likely had this experience: you watch a trailer, you’re impressed, you think “I gotta see that one,” but — there’s also a nagging doubt. What if you just saw every good scene that movie has to … Continue Reading

“American Hustle” and “Twelve Years a Slave” took top honors at last night’s Golden Globes, the awards widely perceived as a harbinger of the Oscars.

“Hustle,” a disco-era con artist caper, garnered three Globes: for best picture – and for … Continue Reading

Actress Meryl Streep blasted Walt Disney during a tribute to Emma Thompson at the National Board of Review awards Tuesday night. Thompson won the Board’s best actress award for “Saving Mr. Banks,” the story of how Disney persuaded the author … Continue Reading

The Great Gatsby

Here’s a great double feature: The Great Gatsby, followed by The Great Gatsby.

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel The Great Gatsby has been cited by many as a masterpiece, a Jazz Age magnum opus, the great American novel, and the … Continue Reading

Ah, A Charlie Brown Christmas Special. Who doesn’t have that one in their repertoire of favorites of the season? I remember it fondly from my childhood, along with a vague memory about the Dolly Madison snake cake commercials that … Continue Reading

As if Friday wasn’t good enough, the fourth Friday of every month means you get to enjoy free general admission at Portland Art Museum from 5 to 8 p.m. plus $5 tickets to Samurai! For more great ideas on … Continue Reading

A Fierce Green Fire

A landmark film about the environment movement has several screenings in Oregon: “A Fierce Green Fire – Battle for a Living Planet,” billed as the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement.

Spanning five decades of environmental activism, … Continue Reading


Leigh Marble will premiere the music video for his song “Pony” on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 at Kelly’s Olympian, Portland, Ore.

“Pony” first appeared on Leigh’s last record, “Where The Knives Meet Between The Rows,” and was hailed as a … Continue Reading

These lists get bandied about every October –Top Ten Scary Movies for Halloween, or whatever — and for the most part, they get the job done. The original “Halloween” is pretty scary. The original 1931 “Dracula” starring Bela Lugosi is … Continue Reading

New York legend, who helped shape nearly 50 years of rock music, underwent a liver transplant in May

Lou Reed, a massively influential songwriter and guitarist who helped shape nearly 50 years of rock music, died today. The cause of

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The latest in Sean Marten’s “Obscure for a Reason” late night movie reviews

Mission Impossible

Netflix offered this one up to me under the category “Race Against Time Action Thrillers.” But it was the year that caught my eye: … Continue Reading


Prometheus is probably the most frustrating yet satisfying science fiction movie ever made.

Satisfying: because the visuals are easily the most stunning ever for this kind of film, with or without 3D (which was handled very nicely, by the way). … Continue Reading

20 Feet From Stardom

Thumbs up for Twenty Feet From Stardom, a documentary film that…”shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century.”

Take Merry Clayton. Doesn’t ring a … Continue Reading

Everything is a Remix

Kirby Ferguson is kind of a hero of mine. I’ve been a Kickstarter patron of his for some time.

Everything is a Remix Series

Nothing is original, says Kirby Ferguson, creator of Everything is a Remix. From Bob Dylan to … Continue Reading

The Pixel Painter

Meet 97-year-old Hal Lasko.

Hal, better known as Grandpa, worked as a graphic artist back when everything was done by hand. His family introduced him to the computer and Microsoft Paint long after he retired. Now, Grandpa spends ten … Continue Reading

landfill harmonic violins

Cateura, Paraguay is a town essentially built on top of a landfill. Garbage collectors browse the trash for sellable goods, and children are often at risk of getting involved with drugs and gangs. When orchestra director Szaran and music teacher … Continue Reading


Listen up PRP fans… there is a movement afoot! As we at Portland Radio Project joined in our mission to reconnect radio with our community, director Kevin McKinney was putting the final touches on CORPORATE FM, an award-winning documentary … Continue Reading

Casting call for Grimm Season 3

EXTRAS ONLY is casting a wide net for extras & featured background actors for season 3 of NBC’s hit TV Show, GRIMM, filming in the Portland area.

We hire hundreds of people weekly for this show. We are looking for

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Get ready for mouths to water as the historic Hollywood Theatre joins forces with the International Pancake Film Festival (IPFF) to host an unforgettable night of film shorts dedicated to the beloved breakfast food. Admission includes a short stack. It’s … Continue Reading

Update: The 2013 edition of Filmed by Bike is over but mark your calendar for 2014 related events. The submission deadline for filmmakers is January 20, 2014.  The festival will take place in  April 2014.

Are you a fan of … Continue Reading