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Wednz Scene: Film Contest Opportunities

July 5 / 17 Hello and Happy Wednesday! It’s good to be back in the office. Found some really great opportunities for you guys courtesy of Contest Watchers. Here are a few to choose from…. cred: contest watchers CEEweb for Biodiversity’s 2017 Green-Go Short Film Contest Deadline 1 October 2017 [ +3 months remaining ] Results Announcement Expected 23 October 2017 Suggested by CEEweb for Biodiversity Filmmaking Video CEEweb for Biodiversity launches its 7th Green-Go Short Film Contest and invites filmmakers to submit entries for 2017. Films can be of any genre (cartoon, animation, puppet film, documentary, interviews, etc.) and should be no longer than 4 minutes. You care about nature? You want to be a part of a solution to challenges? You feel creative? Get inspired, find a story, do your research, get your team together, grab your camera and go outside to make your short film now. The organizers are looking for short videos about our changing planet. This year showcases three exciting topics: Build Green, Live Green (Green Infrastructure) The Last Day On Earth (Earth Overshoot …

Film Review: Wonder Woman

June 5 / 17 Wonder Woman…..The amazing Amazon’s story is finally on the big screen and it was good….We follow Diana’s journey from her island home Themyscira, where her mother Hippolyta (Connie Nielson) is queen. For those of you who are true Wonder Woman fans, you know how this island paradise came to be. The Amazons were created by the gods of Mount Olympus to protect mankind from Ares, God of War. Diana wants to fight and be a great warrior, but her mother is against it, thinking that Ares is long dead and won’t return. Her aunt, General Antiope (Robin Wright) thinks the opposite and believes that her niece needs the training. By the time she’s a fully grown woman, Diana is already a warrior. Things get interesting when a plane crash-lands near the island. Diana saves the pilot, Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) from the wreckage, but is followed by the Germans. Diana is clearly willing to fight Trevor’s war, World War I that is, thinking it’s the Amazon’s responsibility to fight. She goes with Trevor …

Film Review: Alien: Covenant

May 22 / 17   And on the pedestal these words appear: ‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’ –Percy Bysshe Shelley  It’s been ten years after the events of Prometheus….the year is 2104, a colony ship, the Covenant, carrying 2,000 colonists plus a thousand embryos, are heading to Origae-6. The ship suffers some major mishaps, but they continue to stick with the mission. That changes when they pick up a signal from an unknown planet. Acting captain, Christopher Oram (Billy Crudup) decides to investigate, thinking that this planet could be better than Origae-6, but Daniels (Elizabeth Waterston), thinks that’s a bad idea. A group of people, including Oram, Daniels, and Walter, an upgraded synthetic android (Michael Fassbender) lead a group to explore the planet. Once they land, they find David, also played by Fassbender, the lone survivor of the doomed ship Prometheus and face unimaginable horror.   I don’t know where to begin, but I will say that Alien: Covenant is a true sci-fi horror film. Ridley Scott …

Cool: Alien: Covenant / “In Utero” A 360 Virtual Reality Experience | 20th Century FOX

May 16 / 17 Alien: Covenant is coming to theaters this Friday. I’m sure some of you have seen this video for 20th Century Fox. “In Utero” A 360 Virtual Reality Experience gets a very close-up look at one of the alien organisms being born…but as always, not in the most beautiful way. At the top left corner, you will see where you can maneuver the video. This is pretty graphic, just thought I warn you on that! Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday, be blessed!                                     featured image: 20th Century Fox

Film Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

May 16 / 17 It’s been awhile for a film review, but I’ve been waiting to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Marvel has shoveled film after film, sticking to the Second Phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan and Vin Diesel have returned to pick up where the Guardians left off. Vol. 2 follows the Guardians as they are hired by the Sovereign, a powerful alien, but rather stuck up race of beings, to protect their batteries from invaders. That goes south when Rocket steals those very same batteries. While the Sovereign are busy plotting revenge, the gang gets sidetracked when Peter Quill’s father shows up. Kirk Russell is Ego, who is some sort of Celestia being. Mantis, played by Pom Klementieff, who has empathic abilties and is raised by Ego, is a newcomer to the gang. He invites them to his home planet so he can get to know his son better, but things aren’t always what they seem….James Gunn is …

Film Review: Kong: Skull Island

March 13 / 17 I’m sure most of you spent time in theaters to see Kong: Skull Island. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Rodgers, this latest adventure is different from Peter Jackson’s version. First, it’s not three hours long and second, it gets to the point. Set in 1973, an expedition is heading to Skull Island. The expedition includes government agent Bill Randa (John Goodman), a young biologist Houston Brooks (Corey Hawkings), former British Special Air Service Captain James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston), a pacifist photojournalist Mason Weaver (Brie Larson), a US Army Lieutenant Colonel Preston Packard (Samuel L. Jackson) and a handful of other characters. They begin to drop seismic explosives to map out the island….not only does that shake up the wildlife, but a huge creature, a 100-foot tall ape known as Kong and he’s is not too thrilled to see them coming on his home turf. We find out that Goodman’s character is really working for Monarch. This the same secret organization that was featured in 2014’s Godzilla, so I’m sure you know where this …

Cool: Films in View

March 12 / 17 Good Evening! The weekends are the best right? Especially when you go to a movie you want to see. Saturday, I went to see Kong: Skull Island and I wasn’t disappointed. Wonder Woman, Atomic Blonde, and Alien Covenant round out the cool films out there so far….         A review for Kong: Skull Island will be up tomorrow. I can’t wait to let you guys know what I think about the film. Enjoy the rest of your wonderful Sunday, be blessed!                                                                   featured image: Nerdist

2017 Oscar Winners

Feb. 27 / 17 I didn’t watch, but I did keep track of who won. Here are the winners for this year’s 89th Academy Awards, well the categories that I’m most interested in…. cred: oscars.org ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE WINNER  CASEY AFFLECK Manchester by the Sea NOMINEES ANDREW GARFIELD Hacksaw Ridge RYAN GOSLING La La Land VIGGO MORTENSEN Captain Fantastic DENZEL WASHINGTON Fences ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE WINNER MAHERSHALA ALI Moonlight NOMINEES JEFF BRIDGES Hell or High Water LUCAS HEDGES Manchester by the Sea DEV PATEL Lion MICHAEL SHANNON Nocturnal Animals ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE WINNER EMMA STONE La La Land NOMINEES ISABELLE HUPPERT Elle RUTH NEGGA Loving NATALIE PORTMAN Jackie MERYL STREEP Florence Foster Jenkins ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE WINNER VIOLA DAVIS Fences NOMINEES NAOMIE HARRIS Moonlight NICOLE KIDMAN Lion OCTAVIA SPENCER Hidden Figures MICHELLE WILLIAMS Manchester by the Sea DIRECTING WINNER LA LA LAND Damien Chazelle NOMINEES ARRIVAL Denis Villeneuve HACKSAW RIDGE Mel Gibson MANCHESTER BY THE SEA Kenneth Lonergan MOONLIGHT Barry Jenkins DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE) WINNER O.J.: MADE IN …