Category Archives: Cinema

An Ode to ‘Freaks and Geeks’


On September 25th, 1999 Freaks and Geeks premiered on the NBC network to praise and critical acclaim for its originality and off-beat blend of teenage drama and humor. The pilot received high ratings but were not enough to keep the momentum going. Eighteen episodes were completed, but the series was canceled after only twelve.

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Michel Gondry’s Adaptation of “L’Ecume des Jours” And The Two That Preceded It

Audrey Tautou, Michel Gondry et Anaïs Demoustier. Photo : Jean-Baptiste Mondino.  Télérama

Audrey Tautou, Michel Gondry et Anaïs Demoustier. Photo : Jean-Baptiste Mondino. Télérama

Moon Indigo, an upcoming film by Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) is based on the popular French book L’Ecume des Jours (Froth on the Daydream), which was published in 1947 and written by Boris Vian.

The story follows a woman who contracts a strange illness on the eve of her honeymoon. As a water lily begins growing in her lungs, her husband struggles financially to continue surrounding her with fresh flowers, which is the only way to treat the illness.

The book has been adapted for the screen twice before.

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Michel Gondry Gives A Tour Of His Favorite Video Store In Paris

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Earlier this month, Tiffany Nimos from Nowness caught up with director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Be Kind Rewind) in his native France where he gave a tour of his favorite video store in Paris which he described as a “labyrinth”.

In the interview with Nimos, Gondry was asked if he watches films as much as he used to before he began making them. Gondry replied:

I don’t see them the same way. Unfortunately, I can’t take myself out of the equation. Most of the time I’m watching a movie, I’m thinking, ‘I could never achieve this!’

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Michel Gondry Gives Out Ultimatum To Twitter Followers Who Only Want “Moon Indigo”

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rench director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Science of Sleep), who is promoting his latest film The We And I, tweeted this ultimatum to his followers today:

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Dora The Explorer Miniseries Is Upon Us

Guest Post: By Zenobia Hughes

It’s the movie that we never knew we were waiting for.

Dora has teamed up with Boots to make an action-thriller. College Humor often creates trailers for fictional movies that would be hilarious to actually make. When they posted the fake trailer for Dora the Explorer and The Destiny Medallion, they received so much positive feedback that there was no way they could pass up the chance to finish it.

They’ve decided to make it into a three-part Web series on the College Humor website. It stars the 15-year-old actress Ariel Winter (Modern Family) as Dora and a Capuchin monkey as her faithful sidekick, Boots.

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