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 A History of Canada on FilmA History of Canada on Film by Richard Stanford
 The Shootist: The Duke of DignityThe Shootist: The Duke of Dignity by Asa Butcher
As I sit writing this, the clock on the kitchen wall reads 1:43am; obviously, I cannot sleep. For the past half-hour my mind has been stuck on a film and the only remedy for this rare bout of insomnia is to write down these raging thoughts and exo
 The 2010 Academy Awards NominationsThe 2010 Academy Awards Nominations by Asa Butcher
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 Mediterraneo: an Italian Film Still Worth WatchingMediterraneo: an Italian Film Still Worth Watching by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
 Insensitive BasterdsInsensitive Basterds by Johnny Milner
There is no doubt
 Cinema Paradiso: a Movie Buff's ParadiseCinema Paradiso: a Movie Buff's Paradise by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
 Hollywood OAPs: The DirectorsHollywood OAPs: The Directors by Asa Butcher
 The Searchers: Western DeluxeThe Searchers: Western Deluxe by Asa Butcher
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 Lights! Action! Stickman! #29Lights! Action! Stickman! #29 by Clint Wayne
Welcome to "Lights! Action! Stickman!" in which scenes from classic, and not so classic, movies are depicted through stick figures for you to guess the film. Enjoy!Feel free to leave your answer in the comments, so don
 Lights! Action! Stickman! #28Lights! Action! Stickman! #28 by Clint Wayne
Welcome to "Lights! Action! Stickman!" in which scenes from classic, and not so classic, movies are depicted through stick figures for you to guess the film. Enjoy!Feel free to leave your answer in the comments, so don
 Lights! Action! Stickman! #27Lights! Action! Stickman! #27 by Clint Wayne
Welcome to "Lights! Action! Stickman!" in which scenes from classic, and not so classic, movies are depicted through stick figures for you to guess the film. Enjoy!Feel free to leave your answer in the comments, so don
 Lights! Action! Stickman! #26Lights! Action! Stickman! #26 by Clint Wayne
Welcome to "Lights! Action! Stickman!" in which scenes from classic, and not so classic, movies are depicted through stick figures for you to guess the film. Enjoy!Feel free to leave your answer in the comments, so don
 The Godfather: Part II is no mere sequelThe Godfather: Part II is no mere sequel by Asa Butcher
Imagine Leonardo da Vinci's “Mona Lisa” moving at 24 frames-per-second. Picture Picasso's “
 Lights! Action! Stickman! #25Lights! Action! Stickman! #25 by Clint Wayne
Welcome to "Lights! Action! Stickman!" in which scenes from classic, and not so classic, movies are depicted through stick figures for you to guess the film. Enjoy!Feel free to leave your answer in the comments, so don
 Lights! Action! Stickman! #24Lights! Action! Stickman! #24 by Clint Wayne
Welcome to "Lights! Action! Stickman!" in which scenes from classic, and not so classic, movies are depicted through stick figures for you to guess the film. Enjoy!Feel free to leave your answer in the comments, so don
 Lights! Action! Stickman! #23Lights! Action! Stickman! #23 by Clint Wayne
Welcome to "Lights! Action! Stickman!" in which scenes from classic, and not so classic, movies are depicted through stick figures for you to guess the film. Enjoy!Feel free to leave your answer in the comments, so don
 Lights! Action! Stickman! #22Lights! Action! Stickman! #22 by Clint Wayne
Welcome to "Lights! Action! Stickman!" in which scenes from classic, and not so classic, movies are depicted through stick figures for you to guess the film. Enjoy!Feel free to leave your answer in the comments, so don
 Lights! Action! Stickman! #21Lights! Action! Stickman! #21 by Clint Wayne
Welcome to "Lights! Action! Stickman!" in which scenes from classic, and not so classic, movies are depicted through stick figures for you to guess the film. Enjoy!Feel free to leave your answer in the comments, so don
 Mission incapable: Angels and DemonsMission incapable: Angels and Demons by Thanos Kalamidas
 RIP Mr. CinemaRIP Mr. Cinema by Alexandra Pereira
This month a unique man died. João Bénard da Costa belonged to that rare type of men who gather several exceptional qualities combined in such an unmatched way that people feel they are somehow irreplaceable – with multiple talents
 Lights! Action! Stickman! #20Lights! Action! Stickman! #20 by Clint Wayne
Welcome to "Lights! Action! Stickman!" in which scenes from classic, and not so classic, movies are depicted through stick figures for you to guess the film. Enjoy!Feel free to leave your answer in the comments, so don
 Lights! Action! Stickman! #19Lights! Action! Stickman! #19 by Clint Wayne
Welcome to "Lights! Action! Stickman!" in which scenes from classic, and not so classic, movies are depicted through stick figures for you to guess the film. Enjoy!Feel free to leave your answer in the comments, so don
 Lights! Action! Stickman! #18Lights! Action! Stickman! #18 by Clint Wayne
Welcome to "Lights! Action! Stickman!" in which scenes from classic, and not so classic, movies are depicted through stick figures for you to guess the film. Enjoy!Feel free to leave your answer in the comments, so don
 Lights! Action! Stickman! #17Lights! Action! Stickman! #17 by Clint Wayne
Welcome to "Lights! Action! Stickman!" in which scenes from classic, and not so classic, movies are depicted through stick figures for you to guess the film. Enjoy!Feel free to leave your answer in the comments, so don
 Dancing in FranceDancing in France by Asa Butcher
 Lights! Action! Stickman! #16Lights! Action! Stickman! #16 by Clint Wayne
Welcome to "Lights! Action! Stickman!" in which scenes from classic, and not so classic, movies are depicted through stick figures for you to guess the film. Enjoy!Feel free to leave your answer in the comments, so don
 Lights! Action! Stickman! #15Lights! Action! Stickman! #15 by Clint Wayne
Welcome to "Lights! Action! Stickman!" in which scenes from classic, and not so classic, movies are depicted through stick figures for you to guess the film. Enjoy!Feel free to leave your answer in the comments, so don
 Lights! Action! Stickman! #14Lights! Action! Stickman! #14 by Clint Wayne
Welcome to "Lights! Action! Stickman!" in which scenes from classic, and not so classic, movies are depicted through stick figures for you to guess the film. Enjoy!Feel free to leave your answer in the comments, so don
 No bucks, no Buck RogersNo bucks, no Buck Rogers by Asa Butcher
Before the famous Apollo missions began, NASA launched its space program with Project Mercury, which was the United States' first manned spaceflight program. Its simple aim was to put a man in orbit around the Ea
 Lights! Action! Stickman! #13Lights! Action! Stickman! #13 by Clint Wayne
Welcome to "Lights! Action! Stickman!" in which scenes from classic, and not so classic, movies are depicted through stick figures for you to guess the film. Enjoy!Feel free to leave your answer in the comments, so don
 Lights! Action! Stickman! #12Lights! Action! Stickman! #12 by Clint Wayne
Welcome to "Lights! Action! Stickman!" in which scenes from classic, and not so classic, movies are depicted through stick figures for you to guess the film. Enjoy!Feel free to leave your answer in the comments, so don
 Lights! Action! Stickman! #11Lights! Action! Stickman! #11 by Clint Wayne
Welcome to "Lights! Action! Stickman!" in which scenes from classic, and not so classic, movies are depicted through stick figures for you to guess the film. Enjoy!Feel free to leave your answer in the comments, so don
 Lights! Action! Stickman! #10Lights! Action! Stickman! #10 by Clint Wayne
Welcome to "Lights! Action! Stickman!" in which scenes from classic, and not so classic, movies are depicted through stick figures for you to guess the film. Enjoy!Feel free to leave your answer in the comments, so don
 Lights! Action! Stickman! #9Lights! Action! Stickman! #9 by Clint Wayne
Welcome to "Lights! Action! Stickman!" in which scenes from classic, and not so classic, movies are depicted through stick figures for you to guess the film. Enjoy!Feel free to leave your answer in the comments, so don
 Lights! Action! Stickman! #8Lights! Action! Stickman! #8 by Clint Wayne
Welcome to "Lights! Action! Stickman!" in which scenes from classic, and not so classic, movies are depicted through stick figures for you to guess the film. Enjoy!Feel free to leave your answer in the comments, so don
 Ovi & the Oscars: LiveOvi & the Oscars: Live by Asa Butcher
Tonight's the night that the stars come out to place their fragile egos on the line and then perform that well-rehearsed loser's face, but for the rest of us mere mortals the Academy Awards are a chance to bitch about the fashion, creat
 Lights! Action! Stickman! #7Lights! Action! Stickman! #7 by Clint Wayne
Welcome to "Lights! Action! Stickman!" in which scenes from classic, and not so classic, movies are depicted through stick figures for you to guess the film. Enjoy!Feel free to leave your answer in the comments, so don
 Cimino's career peakCimino's career peak by Asa Butcher
 Lights! Action! Stickman! #6Lights! Action! Stickman! #6 by Clint Wayne
Welcome to "Lights! Action! Stickman!" in which scenes from classic, and not so classic, movies are depicted through stick figures for you to guess the film. Enjoy!Feel free to leave your answer in the comments, so don
 Lights! Action! Stickman! #5Lights! Action! Stickman! #5 by Clint Wayne
Welcome to "Lights! Action! Stickman!" in which scenes from classic, and not so classic, movies are depicted through stick figures for you to guess the film. Enjoy!Feel free to leave your answer in the comments, so don
 Lights! Action! Stickman! #4Lights! Action! Stickman! #4 by Clint Wayne
Welcome to "Lights! Action! Stickman!" in which scenes from classic, and not so classic, movies are depicted through stick figures for you to guess the film. Enjoy!Feel free to leave your answer in the comments, so don
 Hail to the Princess AuroraHail to the Princess Aurora by Asa Butcher
 Like a punch in the gutLike a punch in the gut by Asa Butcher
 Lights! Action! Stickman! #3Lights! Action! Stickman! #3 by Clint Wayne
Welcome to "Lights! Action! Stickman!" in which scenes from classic, and not so classic, movies are depicted through stick figures for you to guess the film. Enjoy!Feel free to leave your answer in the comments, so don
 Lights! Action! Stickman! #2Lights! Action! Stickman! #2 by Clint Wayne
Welcome to "Lights! Action! Stickman!" in which scenes from classic, and not so classic, movies are depicted through stick figures for you to guess the film. Enjoy!Feel free to leave your answer in the comments, so don
 Lights! Action! Stickman! #1Lights! Action! Stickman! #1 by Clint Wayne
Welcome to "Lights! Action! Stickman!" in which scenes from classic, and not so classic, movies are depicted through stick figures for you to guess the film. Enjoy!Feel free to leave your answer in the comments, so don
 Frankly, my dear, you should give a damn!Frankly, my dear, you should give a damn! by Asa Butcher
 Thank heaven for little girls!Thank heaven for little girls! by Asa Butcher
Fifty years on and there is something a little disturbing about a film beginning with an old man strolling through a park singing "Thank heaven for little girls!" The old man is the late Maurice Chevalier and the film in question is Vinc
 Rytmitajuttomien tanssiryhmä - PartasuutRytmitajuttomien tanssiryhmä - Partasuut by Vesa Kuosmanen
Pienen pohjoiskarjalaisen Uimaharjun kylän kansantalo kesällä 2008. Yleisö villiintyy, kun lavalla astelee paikallinen tanssiryhmä Tanssipojat, ”mä tanssin hullun lailla...”. Samaisen Uimaharjun kylän
 Lens Politica festival in HelsinkiLens Politica festival in Helsinki by The Ovi Team
Lens Politica challenges to debate Lens Politica, the festival of political film and art is organised for the third time in Helsinki in November 19th – 23rd, 2008.
 A Festering talentA Festering talent by Asa Butcher
 Hollywood & Ramayan 3392 A.D.Hollywood & Ramayan 3392 A.D. by Rajan Zed
Jews have come out in support of the Hindus who seem to be perturbed by the recent announcement of Hollywood movie “Ramayan 3392 A.D.”, which Hindus allege appears to pillage their sacred scripture Ramayan.Advancin
 Raindancing with the Best of Independent CinemaRaindancing with the Best of Independent Cinema by Vesa Kuosmanen
The sold out screenings of the 16th Raindance Film Festival in London proved that low-to-no budget filmmaking is well, and more entertaining and thrilling than ever. Raindance, like (and unlike) its more famous U.S. equivalent Sundance, is not a f
 Lights! Action! Mascara!Lights! Action! Mascara! by Asa Butcher
 The EntertainerThe Entertainer by Asa Butcher
 Hindus hopeful of the success of 'The Love Guru' boycott in FinlandHindus hopeful of the success of 'The Love Guru' boycott in Finland by Rajan Zed
Hindus are hopeful that boycott call given against Hollywood movie The Love Guru in Finland will be successful.Rajan Zed, acclaimed Hindu leader, seems confident that many Hindus and others who feel their pain will re
 I want to believeI want to believe by Asa Butcher
 $2,000 dollars an ounce$2,000 dollars an ounce by Asa Butcher
 Contest for the Ghanaian and Nigeria Film IndustriesContest for the Ghanaian and Nigeria Film Industries by The Ovi Team
We, the African Council for Arts & Culture eV (herein known as AFCAC), are a Pan-African Organisation working to keep the African Civilizations alive while promoting International Understanding. We stand for the Dialogue of Civilizations. A
 Sand in my living roomSand in my living room by Asa Butcher
Heroic, grandiose, momentous, significant, tremendous, huge, vast and monumental are just a few of the synonyms suggested by my thesaurus when looking up the word 'epic', and I can declare, unflinchingly, that
 Movies! Movies! Movies!Movies! Movies! Movies! by Asa Butcher
You've got to hand it to the American Film Institute (AFI) with their ability to conjure up countdown after countdown associated with all things film. Earlier this week they announced the "AFI'S 10 Top 10
 The Hulk: Mark TwoThe Hulk: Mark Two by Asa Butcher
Wow! How else can I begin a review of the latest Incredible Hulk film that left me breathless and forgetting to actually blink during many of its superb action sequences? Following Ang Lee's highly-disappointing 200
 Half-way bad; half-way goodHalf-way bad; half-way good by Asa Butcher
The death of award-winning director Sydney Pollack in May 2008 prompted me to watch the film that won him the Best Picture awards and also the Oscar for Direction, but it wasn't with much enthusiasm. It has been a g
 Weird and Wonderful CannesWeird and Wonderful Cannes by Vesa Kuosmanen
As a film student I was all excited when arriving in the 61st Festival de Cannes. Eyes open for Natalie Portman and many more Hollywood stars; I eagerly went to get my Cannes badge. Feeling almost famous myself, nothing li
 Romeo and Ethel the Pirate's DaughterRomeo and Ethel the Pirate's Daughter by Asa Butcher
Some would say that Shakespeare in Love was a Best Picture tragedy, while others would argue it was a comedy worthy of the seven statuettes. You are now wondering into which category my allegiance falls, but th
 Hollywood's Big TopHollywood's Big Top by Asa Butcher
Regular readers of Ovi will have realised by now that I am a man on a movie mission and the goal is to review each of the 80 Academy Award Best Picture winners. This is a challenge that I have undertaken with enthusiasm
 Borgnine's brilliant butcherBorgnine's brilliant butcher by Asa Butcher
Last year I reviewed From Here to Eternity to honour Ernest Borgnine's 90th birthday, since it was his big screen debut, but I now admit that the film was my
 Coen, Coen, Gong!Coen, Coen, Gong! by Asa Butcher
Did I like it? Yes. Did I love it? No. Should it have won Best Picture? Not sure. Is it classic Coen brothers? Yes. Would I watch it again? Yes. Will I buy it when it is released on DVD? Yes. Has it got the worst haircu
 Refreshing the cinematic paletteRefreshing the cinematic palette by Asa Butcher
When you think of joint ventures between director Frank Capra and actor James Stewart the first film you usually pick is It's a Wonderful Life (1946), but that was actually their third an
 The Missing Allen WrenchThe Missing Allen Wrench by Jan Sand
I've been in love with reading and playing with words since I was about five-years-old when I stopped puzzling out what was written on outdoor billboards and Burma Shave signs and got hooked by Dr. Seuss and o
 Popeye and CloudyPopeye and Cloudy by Asa Butcher
The sad passing of Roy Scheider, aged 75, this month has prompted me to rewind 37 years to 1971 and his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Four years before his acclaimed role in Jaw
 It's unusualIt's unusual by Asa Butcher
"It's not unusual to be loved by anyone, It's not unusual to have fun with anyone!" crooned Tom Jones in the opening lines of his first British number one "It's not Unusual" in 1965, but
 Art in Politics - Politics at 24 frames-per-secondArt in Politics - Politics at 24 frames-per-second by Asa Butcher
As America psyches itself up for another Presidential Election, I will have to familiarise myself with American politics via the Hollywood Handbook once again. Thanks to movies I am able to follow the political system of the USA a little easier
 A black & white ChristmasA black & white Christmas by Asa Butcher
Okay, I apologise for the rather uninspired title, but your response may thaw a little after I explain my reasoning for the choice - or, on the other hand, you may hate it even more and not make it to the second paragraph of this review, in which
 A Gladiatorial English DirectorA Gladiatorial English Director by Asa Butcher
Ridley Scott, arguably one of the best English directors plying his trade in Hollywood at present, notches up his 70th birthday today and to honour him upon this special day I present a review of the sword and sandal
 No speeding busNo speeding bus by Asa Butcher
First off, The Lake House is a not a horror, even though the title certainly convinced me that it would involve mysterious drownings and unfortunate watery murders. The film is actually a romantic drama reuniting Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock f
 IP & Economic Issues in the Film Industries of India and EgyptIP & Economic Issues in the Film Industries of India and Egypt by Sofia Gkiousou
In India and Egypt, before you join the broadband utopia you have to be able to pay the rent. If you have anything left over then you may be able to afford a PC. If there is a network then you may become a part of the Internet society. It’s
 Fontaine of YouthFontaine of Youth by Asa Butcher
Following the recent passing of Deborah Kerr at 86 recently, it is warming to be reminded that there are still a few of the great leading ladies of the 1930s and 1940s remaining. Strangely, two of these surviving lea
 Stop the Press...Cut!Stop the Press...Cut! by Asa Butcher
It may be ten years, it could be five, but one day Hollywood will decide to film the Ovi story in a big budget, special effects laden extravaganza that will sweep the board at that year's Academy Awards. Thanos w
 Meat Loaf's cult classicMeat Loaf's cult classic by Asa Butcher
Following ten days of watching 1950's sci-fi movies, I decided to watch The Rocky Horror Picture Show for both a break and further research for a Meat Loaf 60th birthday tribute article. It was with a se
 The sci-fi benchmarkThe sci-fi benchmark by Asa Butcher
Hollywood in the 1950s generated a number of superb science-fiction productions that are not only worthy of repeat viewings today, but are also prime material for remakes. It was a decade that brought us The Day
 Love & Anarchy Celebrates the 20th Edition of the FestivalLove & Anarchy Celebrates the 20th Edition of the Festival by Love & Anarchy
The 20th annual Love and Anarchy – Helsinki International Film Festival is back this year with more cinemas and seats than ever before. The festival will take place on September 20th
 Ed Wood for InspirationEd Wood for Inspiration by Artie Knapp
While living in New York City in my early twenties I didn’t have two nickels to rub together. It was classic Dickens, in that, “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.”
 Buster Douglas in 'Pluto's Plight'Buster Douglas in 'Pluto's Plight' by Artie Knapp
Former world heavyweight boxing champ, Buster Douglas, stars as an FBI Agent in the independently produced movie Pluto’s Plight.
 The Scorsese Snub - Ends!The Scorsese Snub - Ends! by Asa Butcher
Martin Scorsese is a directorial genius. He has helmed at least one of everybody's top ten films and worked with most of the biggest names in Hollywood. Following his win at the Golden Globes for directing The Departed and ten other d
 Borgnine's big breakBorgnine's big break by Asa Butcher
Long before BASEketball , Airwolf, The Wild Bunch and The Dirty Dozen, Ernest Borgnine made his big screen debut in From Here
 Yancey CravatYancey Cravat by Asa Butcher
When settling down to watch any movie from the late-20s or early 1930s, you must take into account social values and attitudes of the time, plus make allowances for technological inadequacies. However, when you watch a movie that won or was even n
 A hornet's nestA hornet's nest by Asa Butcher
Gentleman's agreement: n. Personal understanding or arrangement based on honour and not legally binding. Exactly sixty years, Holl
 Takaisin CasinolleTakaisin Casinolle by Riku Pyhala
“My name is Bond, James Bond.” Uusi James Bond saa jälleen ensi-iltansa. Tämän brittiläisyyden ikonin ja salaisten agenttien esikuvan
 Where are you, Jason?Where are you, Jason? by Asa Butcher
Jason Voorhees' hockey mask has become just as much of an iconic image of horror as the fangs of Dracula and the bolt of Frankenstein's monster. He is one of the greatest horror figures of the 1980s, alongsid
 I like to wear women's clothesI like to wear women's clothes by Jane Eagle
«This story's gonna grab people. It's about this guy, he's crazy about this girl, but he likes to wear dresses. Should he tell her? Should he not tell her? He's torn, Georgie. This is drama. »
 
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