Nostalgic comedy, released in 1993. Directed by Joe Dante and written by Charles S. Haas. Starred John Goodman as Lawrence Woolsey, a producer/promoter of horror movies, along with Cathy Moriarty, Simon Fenton, Omri Katz, Lisa Jakub, and Kellie Martin. Set during the Cuban Missile Crisis, the film focuses on the screening in Key West of a campy B-movie called "Mant" ("Half-Man, Half-Ant, All-Terror!"). The movie's producer, a showman based on real-life producer William Castle, is making extensive alterations to the theater to accomodate the fancy special effects and promoting the hell out of the picture, hoping for a really big premiere. There's a lot of teen subplot, but I think the real point of the movie is nostalgia for the Golden Age of the B-Movie--they just don't make 'em like that anymore...
Matinee is the tool, released with the computer game Unreal Tournament 2003, used for making machinima.
Matinee will allow the user to create the cameras for his/her scene - these cameras can either be static, or moving along a spline path.
Matinee is often used in conjunction with Scripted Sequences to create story based cutscenes or movies.
Mat`i*n'ee" (?), n. [F., from matin. See Matin.]
A reception, or a musical or dramatic entertainment, held in the daytime. See Soiree.
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