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Curbly's Wall Art Shopping Guide: 20 Design-y Prints for Film and TV Buffs

by Capree K

Curbly's Wall Art Shopping Guide: 20 Design-y Prints for Film and TV Buffs

As a lover of film and TV, this might be my favorite wall art shopping guide so far! It was also really, really, really hard to narrow it down to a mere 20 prints. My suggestion?? Hit up your favorite online marketplace (Etsy, Society6, Cargoh, Supermarket, etc.) and do a search for the shows you love the most. It'll blow your mind. Meanwhile, here are my picks for awesome movie- and TV-inspired prints!   

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Top 25 Christmas Movies

by DIY Maven

Billy Bob Thornton is so bad he's good as a department store Santa with a wandering eye, a foul mouth and a drinking problem. The movie is full of cringe-worthy moments but Thornton plays his Santa so bad, you can't look away.

After all the ruckus of Chirstmas is over and it's just you and your boo, or you and your kids, or just you snuggling under a blanket, there's no better way to unwind than firing up a Christmas movie. Wether you'll be streaming off the internets, visiting the movie rental store or channel surfing here are 25 Christmas movies to keep in mind. The Chicago Tribune dubs them the 'Top 25'.

  1. Santa Claus, The Movie (1985)
  2. Tim Burton's Nightmare...

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DIY Backyard Theater for Cool Fall Nights

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

DIY Backyard Theater for Cool Fall Nights

Photo Image: Dave Banks

Don't let these still, cool evenings of Fall go to waste sitting inside watching t.v. It would be way more fun sitting outside with some firepit action, smores and watching a movie with friends, even snuggling up in a blanket for a scary Halloween movie.  GeekDad provides a step by step tutorial for backyard diy-ers who aren't quite ready to throw in the seasonal towel.

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How to make moving pictures, Harry Potter style!

by DIY Maven

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Have you heard? The latest Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince, opens today, and Photojojo is celebrating in the most magical way. They show us how to make moving pictures, just like in The Daily Prophet. For you Muggles, that's the newspaper that serves as the vehicle for the Minestry of Magic to disseminate its agenda, which should not be confused with The Quibbler, the wizarding world's equivalent of The National Enquirer, which actually reports a factual story now and then. (TMI?) Anyhoo, the photographs in the newspapers move like short films that are on a loop. They're very cool, and now, thanks to jojo's tute, we can make them! This is what you'll need to do it:

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DIY Frosted Glass

by Lilybee

No hard boiled detective worth his salt is without a frosted glass door declaring his name and profession.

Like this:

created on: 08/14/08

Here's a recipe for making your own door frosting. Trilby, Trench Coat and Maltese Falcon are optional.

Materials:

  • object for frosting (cabinet with glass doors, mirror, hurricane globe, glass clip frames, door with glass inlay, etc.)
  • glass cleaner
  • razor blade
  • painter's tape
  • stencils
  • stencil brushes
  • acrylic...

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DIY Projection Screen.

by Chris Gardner

Fan of impromptu drive-in theaters? Hardcore hometheater enthusiast? Shadow-puppet fanatic?

Then you need a big ol' screen on which you can project whatever feeds your need for eye candy.

Will O'Brien offers a how-to on creating your own large format screen- in 2.35:1!- from materials available at your local hardware store and fabric shop.

 

DIY Projection Screen.
 

 

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Box Office Decor: Taking Design Cues from the Cinema

by Chris Gardner

 

Box Office Decor: Taking Design Cues from the Cinema

 

The first time I saw A Clockwork Orange (at 13), I was way too young: too young for the content, too young to understand the themes, or even the intricacies of the plot, and too young to recognize it as fine piece of filmmaking (with a remarkable Moog soundtrack). In fact, the only thing I could really appreciate was the insane postmodern interiors of the set décor...From the Korova Milk Bar to the internal shots of the homes to the wildly...

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