Posts tagged: Movies

Indie Movies Are Busting Out All Over!

Tweet Beginning Friday (March 19), moviegoers eager for regional alternatives to standard Hollywood fare have several intriguing choices, as film festival favorites “That Evening Sun” — a wonderful movie that suggests a more convincing “Gran Torino” — and the local dystopian sci-fi mini-epics “Cigarette Girl” and “The Conversion” return to Memphis. Extra added attraction: Actor and Osca ... Jump to full article >>

Movies: Where There’s Smoking, There’s Ire

Tweet While Some Are Enflamed Over On-Screen Cigarettes, David Edelstein Says Smoking Should Warrant an “R” – With Some Wiggle Room In “Avatar,” scientist Sigourney Weaver climbs out of a suspended-animation pod and demands a cigarette – which has enflamed an anti-tobacco faction led by Stan Glantz of the UC San Francisco School of Medicine. Their problem is the film is rated PG-13, and kids are buying tickets ... Jump to full article >>

‘Avatar’ Joins Holiday Movies That Fail an Antismoking Test

Tweet Some of those who oppose smoking in movies have just seen the future, and they are not happy about it. Having caught up with James Cameron’s 3-D science fiction thriller, “Avatar,” over the holidays, Stanton A. Glantz, director of the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at the University of California, San Francisco, said his Smoke Free Movies initiative would soon come out swinging with an informational campaign aimed a ... Jump to full article >>