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Tune In And WatchJune 8th - June 14th 2014. Volume 2, Issue 23
  
 
In The Lens
KEVIN JAMES TO STAR IN FILM
INSPIRED BY
SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON NOVEL


Sony Pictures has bought the family adventure project Stranded, with Kevin James set to star. James most recently headed Here Comes The Boom and Grown-Ups 2. He'll be seen next in Little Boy and Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.

The film is inspired by the novel, The Swiss Family Robinson. Johann David Wyss wrote the classic, which was first published in 1812. The story chronicles the adventures of a Swiss family who is shipwrecked on a deserted island while attempting to travel to Australia.



The first feature film based on the novel came out in 1940. Twenty years later, in 1960, Disney made another film version starring John Mills and Dorothy McGuire.

Considered a critical and box office success, it became one of the most iconic Disney live-action films of all time.
JOHNNY DEPP MAY MATERIALIZE
IN HARRY HOUDINI MOVIE


Johnny Depp is in early talks to star as Harry Houdini in The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero.

Currently, Depp's action comedy Mordecai is set for a February 6th 2015 U.S. release. In that film, Depp's title character is in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold.



The upcoming Houdini project is based on the 2007 biography by William Kalush and Larry Sloman that traces the life of the magician---who died on Halloween in 1926---from poverty to worldwide fame.

The film provides details into Houdini's increasingly dangerous feats, his secret life as a spy and the ploy to subvert his legacy.  
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NOT IMPOSSIBLE LABS COMES UP WITH BIG IDEAS TO HELP DISABLED CREATE

The impetus for Not Impossible, which creates devices to aid the disabled, came about when its founders Mick Ebeling and Elliot Kotek heard the story of Los Angeles urban artist Tempt One (aka Tony Quan), who is paralyzed due to ALS. Unable to move his body, talk or breathe without assistance, Tempt One needed a device that could help him perform daily functions and create art.

The result? The Eyewriter, a low-cost (less than $100) open source eyeglass device that uses off-the-shelf computer components and free software to allow the wearer to communicate through eye movement.



These days, Ebeling and Kotek work with a team of creatives on two or three large projects each year and grant public access to their work so that anyone can recreate their devices. "That's part of our philosophy of open source," Eberling says.

For an encore Not Impossible is developing the Brainwriter, which Kotek describes as taking the Eyewriter "from blink to think." The new tool reads basic brain waves to engage and disengage a computer mouse, which allows the user to draw his or her thoughts.

"We'll be able to serve people not able to use their eyes to engage and disengage," Ebeling explains, "You're matching muscular with brain waves. I think it's going to be a pretty incredible tool."
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MINIATURE MASTERPIECES:
CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES


Miniature masterpieces of Chinese craftsmanship, snuff bottles were first produced in China around the start of the Qing Dynasty. In the mid-17th century---when smoking tobacco introduced by Portuguese traders was forbidden under pain of death---taking it in powdered form for medicinal purposes was acceptable.

By the late 17th century, snuff had also become a fashionable social convention for the Emperor and the Chinese upper classes. A phenomenon that gradually spread to the rest of Chinese society by the early 19th century and endured until the early 20th and the arrival of the cigarette.



As with most fashionable activities, considerable artistic endeavor was applied to the small, palm-sized containers inspired by traditional Chinese medicine bottles and used to keep snuff fresh and carry it about the person. Materials used included glass, numerous precious and semi-precious stones, ivory, tortoiseshell, coral, mother-of-pearl, coral, and various metals.

Chinese snuff bottles are much in demand. This, however, is no surprise. The fact that the Emperor Quinlong's corrupt first minister was found to have about three thousand snuff bottles at the time of his execution in 1799 indicates they were just as collectable over two hundred years ago as they are today.
 
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Compulsion

COMPULSION with
ORSEN WELLES


Two wealthy law school students go on trial for murder in this version of the infamous Loeb-Leopold case.

 

Biopic Crime Drama
Running Time: 103 Minutes
Director:Richard Flesiher
Starring: Dean Stockwel,l Diane Varsi, Orsen Welles

Into The Fire

INTO THE FIRE with
SUSAN ANSPACH


When a man finds his life pulled out from under him without a dime to his name, he decides to slow down and live a simple life working at Wolfe Lodge. But something isn't right at the Lodge and the man struggles to find the horrific secrets hidden within the house. 

Drama Mystery
Running Time: 78 Minutes
Director: Nicholas Stiliadis
Starring: Susan Anspach, Olivia D'Abo, Art Hindle

Cry Of The Innocent

 

CRY OF THE INNOCENT with ROD TAYLOR 

A Green Beret veteran businessman investigates the plane crash in Ireland that killed his family.  

 

Action Crime Drama
Running Time: 93 Minutes
Director:Michael O'Herlihy
Starring: Nigel Davenport, Johanna Pettit, Rod Taylor

Morons From Outer Space

MORONS FROM OUTER SPACE with MEL SMITH

While an alien space ship is refueling at an intergalactic space station, one of the crew accidently starts the ship and crashes into Earth. This causes a sensation. The media celebrates the extraterrestrials. The military interrogates them for eternal wisdom. However, they soon realize the fellows are dumb as bricks---although some generals believe it's just a mask.

 

Comedy SciFi
Running Time: 90 Minutes
Director: Mike Hodges
Starring: Griff Rys-Jones, Joanne Pierce, Mel Smith

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