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December 28 1895 First commercial movie screened in Paris


On December 28th 1895, the world’s first commercial movie screening took place at the Grand Cafe in Paris. The film was made by Louis and Auguste Lumiere, two French brothers who developed a camera-projector called the Cinematographe. The Lumiere brothers unveiled their invention to the public in March 1895 with a brief film showing workers … Continue reading

May 5 2002 Spider-Man tops $100 million in opening weekend


On May 5th 2002, the eagerly awaited comic book adaptation Spider-Man, released on Friday May 3rd, directed by Sam Raimi and starring Tobey Maguire in the title role, quickly became the fastest movie ever to earn more than $100 million at the box office, raking in a staggering $114.8 million. After a genetically altered spider bites … Continue reading

The Apartment


The Apartment is the bittersweet, darkly comic tale of a mild-mannered office nebbish who sells little bits of his body and soul to climb the corporate ladder, falls in love on the way up and finds his way back down to redemption. Jack Lemmon will quite simply break your heart in this wry, cynical indictment … Continue reading

Casablanca


Casablanca is a great romance, a stirring wartime adventure, a suspenseful action movie, and in the end, a terrific buddy movie. It’s listed again and again on the top ten lists of critics and fans alike. Its snappy lines are repeated by movie buffs the world over. All in all, a great movie. The Plot … Continue reading

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