All posts tagged: film

Creative Close-Up: Are Movie Trailers Revealing Too Much?

6.24.19 When we see the latest trailer for a film, we get a bit excited, curious, and somewhat skeptical. For the last several years it seems that movie trailers are giving away a bit too much. That’s what most folks are saying. I don’t complain too much about it.  I haven’t been to too many movies, due to the fact that my other job keeps me exhausted. The last film I did see was Godzilla King of the Monsters. I truly loved it! It was everything I knew it would be. Of course, the storyline could’ve been a little bit better. As of yesterday, the film grossed $102,345,637 domestically, worldwide $349,945,637. Domestically it could’ve done better. When you think about it, the film was not a failure. Warner Bros. worked overtime with marketing, especially the trailers. Some people said that they felt like they have seen the whole movie while watching the trailers. That’s probably the problem.  Less is more right? Well, that depends. To get people to see films, studios big and small need to …

Film Review: X-Men Dark Phoenix

6.10.19 Hello again…got a film review for you courtesy of Mr. H Reviews and boy does he have a lot to say on this film here, X-Men Dark Phoenix. As for me, I think I’ve seen enough X-Men films to know that they might as well hang it up. HANG.IT.UP! Unless Disney takes it and makes it better, which I doubt, just hang it up. I knew this one wasn’t up to good standards. Here is Mr. H’s take on Dark Pheonix…oh Spoiler Warnings. For those who haven’t seen it, don’t look at the rest of the film review video.  If you enjoyed this review like I did, please follow him on his YouTube channel Mr. H Reviews. Enjoy your Monday, be blessed.   Featured image: Digital Spy

MidWeek Update: Cannes Film Festival 2019

5.15.19 Hello, dear creatives! How’s everyone’s week so far? Well, we are halfway through this week and what better way than to see what’s happening in Cannes, France, where the 72nd Cannes Film Festival is taking place. The annual event started yesterday, May 14 and will run until May 25. I went online to their official website and found the press kit available to download. Here is some info on the festival… THE COMPETITION JURY 2019Alejandro Gonzalez IÑÁRRITU – PresidentDirector, Producer, Screenwriter / MexicoElle FANNING Actress / United-StatesMaimouna N’DIAYE Director, Actress / Burkina FasoKelly REICHARDT Director, Screenwriter, Editor / United-StatesAlice ROHRWACHER Director, Screenwriter, Producer / ItalyEnki BILAL Comic Book Author, Director / FranceRobin CAMPILLO Director, Screenwriter, Editor / FranceYorgos LANTHIMOS Director, Screenwriter, Producer / GreecePawel PAWLIKOWSKI Director, Screenwriter / Poland 14 to 25 May 2019Opening Film :Jim JARMUSCH  / THE DEAD DON’T DIE  / Comp. 1h43***Pedro ALMODÓVAR  / DOLOR Y GLORIA (PAIN AND GLORY) / 1h52Marco BELLOCCHIO / IL TRADITORE (THE TRAITOR) / 2h25BONG Joon Ho / GISAENGCHUNG (PARASITE) / 2h12Jean-Pierre DARDENNE & Luc DARDENNE …

Alien 40th Anniversary Six Short Films

5.4.19 Hey there again…I promised to post all six of the short films for Alien 40th Anniversary. For those of you who haven’t seen these, take a look at them… From IGN: To celebrate Alien’s 40th anniversary and in partnership with Tongal, 20th Century Fox is releasing new Alien-universe fan-made short films leading up to Alien Day which was held on April 26th. But the Alien fun isn’t over just yet! 20th Century Fox revealed that to mark the 40th anniversary of Alien, the movie will return to more than 600 theaters for three days only — October 13, 15 and 16 — as part of Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies’ yearlong TCM Big Screen Classic Series. For more information, visit http://www.FathomEvents.com. Written and directed by Chris Reading, the synopsis for “Containment” reads: “Four survivors find themselves stranded aboard a small escape pod in deep space. Trying to piece together the details around the outbreak that led to their ship’s destruction, they find themselves unsure to trust whether or not one of them might …

Alien 40th Anniversary short film: Alone & Harvest

4.28.19 Hello! I totally forgot about Friday, which was Alien Day, but today I’m making up for it with two short films, both are equally good. To celebrate Alien’s 40th anniversary and in partnership with Tongal, 20th Century Fox is releasing new Alien-universe fan-made short films leading up to Alien Day on April 26th. But the Alien fun isn’t over just yet! 20th Century Fox revealed that to mark the 40th anniversary of Alien, the movie will return to more than 600 theaters for three days only — October 13, 15 and 16 — as part of Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies’ yearlong TCM Big Screen Classic Series. For more information, visit http://www.FathomEvents.com.   Written and directed by Noah Miller, the synopsis for “Alone” reads, “Hope, an abandoned crew member aboard the derelict chemical hauler Otranto, has spent a year trying to keep her ship and herself alive as both slowly fall apart. After discovering hidden cargo, she risks it all to power up the broken ship in search of human life.”  The guy …

Alien 40th Anniversary Short Film: “Ore”

4.22.19 Hey there again…the latest Alien short film just arrived Friday and this one is better than the last one… To celebrate Alien’s 40th anniversary and in partnership with Tongal, 20th Century Fox is releasing new Alien-universe fan-made short films leading up to Alien Day on April 26th. Written and directed by the Spear Sisters, the synopsis for “Ore” reads: “As a hard-working miner of a planet mining colony, Lorraine longs to make a better life for her daughter and grandchildren. When her shift uncovers the death of a fellow miner under mysterious circumstances, Lorraine is forced to choose between escape or defying management orders and facing her fears to fight for the safety of her family.”   I hope you enjoyed this as I did! The writing, cinematography, the acting…all good! Enjoy the rest of your Monday, be blessed.  Featured image: SyFy Wire

Wknd Update: Alien 40th Anniversary Short Film: Specimen

4.6.19 Hello. A second short film for Alien 40th Anniversary is already here, called Specimen.  Directed by Kelsey Taylor, the synopsis for “Specimen” reads: “It’s the night shift in a colony greenhouse, and Julie, a botanist, does her best to contain suspicious soil samples that have triggered her sensitive lab dog. Despite her best efforts the lab unexpectedly goes into full shutdown and she is trapped inside. Little does she know, an alien specimen has escaped the mysterious cargo, and a game of cat and mouse ensues as the creature searches for a host.”   20th Fox has partnered with Tongal, to celebrate the 40th Anniversary with 5 short films, leading up to Alien Day on April 26. This one is just as good as the first. Just three more to go.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend, be blessed.      Featured image: Bloody Disgusting 

MidWk Update: Alien 40th Anniversary / ‘Alien Containment’

4.3.19 Hey again! The last post for today and I’m pretty excited about this one. May 25, 1979…a new sci-fi, horror film was released. Alien has been a favorite of mine for a long time and now it’s the film’s 40th Anniversary. IGN, the video game, and entertainment media site has something to share with us… Credit source: IGN Alien 40th Anniversary Short Film: “Containment” To celebrate Alien’s 40th anniversary and in partnership with Tongal, 20th Century Fox is releasing new Alien-universe fan-made short films leading up to Alien Day on April 26th. Written and directed by Chris Reading, the synopsis for “Containment” reads: “Four survivors find themselves stranded aboard a small escape pod in deep space. Trying to piece together the details around the outbreak that led to their ship’s destruction, they find themselves unsure to trust whether or not one of them might be infected.”   This is just the first of six short films. Can’t wait to see the rest! What did you think of Containment? Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, …