All posts tagged: film

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 Advertisements

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, …

Creative Close-Up: 10 Tips On Writing Better Dialogue

3.25.19 Good Afternoon! March is already about to leave us, but before that happens, let’s shake up something different with Creative Close-Up. This month I’ve searched what I could do with this post series and I found this… FILM COURAGE: 10 TIPS ON WRITING BETTER DIALOGUE For those wanting to break into the film industry, I hope this video has helped you to put your foot into the door! Enjoy the rest of your Monday, be blessed.    Featured image: Soundcloud

2019 Academy Awards/Oscar Winners

2.25.19 It’s that time again! If some of you watched last nights the 91st Academy Awards or Oscars, then you already know who the winners are. If not, take a look at who won… ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE RAMI MALEK Bohemian Rhapsody NOMINEES CHRISTIAN BALE Vice BRADLEY COOPER A Star Is Born WILLEM DAFOE At Eternity’s Gate VIGGO MORTENSEN Green Book   ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE MAHERSHALA ALI Green Book NOMINEES ADAM DRIVER BlacKkKlansman SAM ELLIOTT A Star Is Born RICHARD E. GRANT Can You Ever Forgive Me? SAM ROCKWELL Vice   ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE OLIVIA COLMAN The Favourite NOMINEES YALITZA APARICIO Roma GLENN CLOSE The Wife LADY GAGA A Star Is Born MELISSA MCCARTHY Can You Ever Forgive Me?   ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE REGINA KING If Beale Street Could Talk NOMINEES AMY ADAMS Vice MARINA DE TAVIRA Roma EMMA STONE The Favourite RACHEL WEISZ The Favourite   ANIMATED FEATURE FILM SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller   NOMINEES INCREDIBLES …

Golden Globe 2019 Winners

1.7.19 Hello all! Awards season is starting early this year. I was surprised that the Golden Globes was announced to air on the first Sunday of 2019. I didn’t get to see it, but I was on top of who won and here is the full list of those who won last night. Congrats to all the winners! Credit source: Vox Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy Sacha Baron Cohen, Who Is America Jim Carrey, Kidding Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method **WINNER** Donald Glover, Atlanta Bill Hader, Barry   Best Motion Picture — Animated Incredibles 2 Isle of Dogs Mirai Ralph Breaks the Internet Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse **WINNER**   Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Drama Jason Bateman, Ozark Stephan James, Homecoming Richard Madden, Bodyguard **WINNER** Billy Porter, Pose Matthew Rhys, The Americans   Best Television Series — Drama The Americans (FX) **WINNER** Bodyguard (Netflix) Homecoming (Amazon) Killing Eve (BBC America) Pose (FX)   Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method Kieran Culkin, Succession …

Best of 2018: Film

12.26.18 I’m really pushing it this week! There has been great films and some not so great films for 2018. I haven’t put any reviews in a while but bear with me on that. This list is based on the films I liked, what moviegoers liked, and critic reviews. I’m even adding a few that I haven’t seen yet, but look really good. Avengers: Infinity War Black Panther A Quiet Place A Wrinkle in Time Aquaman Isle of Dogs Hereditary Incredibles 2 Sorry to Bother You BlacKkKlansman Crazy Rich Asians Susperia Halloween Destination Wedding The Predator The Hate U Give A Star is Born Bohemian Rhapsody Creed II Fantastic Beats: The Crimes of Grindelwald Bumblebee Widows If Beale Street Could Talk Random Acts of Flyness Birdbox Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami Vox Lux Can You Ever Forgive Me? Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Mary Poppins Returns Green Book Tully Support the Girls That’s it. An eclectic mix of good films you may or may not have seen. Enjoy the rest of your evening, be blessed! …

MidWeek Update: New York Film Academy Open House 2019

12.19.18 Humpy Hump Wednesday! Thinking about doing something in film, media, performing arts, or digital arts? New York Film Academy can help with that! They are having an open house for 2019 in New York, Los Angeles, South Beach, and Australia. Was able to obtain…well sneak a peek at their website and found this… Credit source: New York Film Academy Open House Battery Place Location:17 Battery Place, 1st Floor, New York City, NY, 10004Tel: 1-800-611-FILM, +1-212-674-4300     Click Here to RSVP SaturdayJan. 19th, 2019 Future Dates: Feb. 16th, 2019 Mar. 23rd, 2019 Apr. 13th, 2019 May 18th, 2019 Jun. 15th, 2019 Jul. 20th, 2019 Open House12:00pm Adult Workshops and Conservatory Programs Filmmaking, Acting for Film, Musical Theatre, 3D Animation & VFX, Editing, Documentary, Cinematography, Photography, Broadcast Journalism, Screenwriting, Producing, Game Design, Graphic Design, Motion Graphics, VR. Camps Open House2:30pm For Teens (Ages 14-17) & Kids (Ages 10-13) Hands-on Intensive Summer Camps inFilmmaking, Acting for Film, Musical Theatre, Photography, Screenwriting, 3D Animation, Game Design, Music Video, Broadcast Journalism, Documentary Filmmaking, Graphic Design. Auditions or Portfolio Review This …