This is the short film I made this summer.
Rules Don’t Apply, well actually they do when it comes to filmmaking. This film was dull and unappealing, to say the least. For the majority of the film they played a game of hide and seek with Howard Hughes because he refused to see anyone, instead he would either send his employees out to handle issues he felt were unimportant; especially when people would try and give him money, or he would just simply avoid the issue by jumping on a plane leaving everything behind.
Loving was a much anticipated film that I wanted to see since January when I first saw the previews while watching another film. The film was first shown at the Cannes Film Festival this past August. After seeing the previews I started doing some research on the picture; finding out that the film was based on a true story about Richard Perry Loving and Mildred Jeter Loving about interracial marriage in the late 1950’s to early 1960’s at the height of the civil rights movement in the United States.
During the holidays we are supposed to be surrounded by loved ones, family members, and friends, but lately people are having a hard time doing this. I remember going to my grandparents house for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day. I remember seeing and spending time with my cousins, aunts, uncles, and other distant relatives I hadn’t seen all year, while a fire was burning downstairs in their fireplace. Looking back, I didn’t really care about spending time with my family because I would’ve preferred to stay at home, but as you get older you gather a better perspective. When you’re young, you don’t realize how so many things can change in a one year period.
Twitter is now Monitoring inappropriate behavior; amid election results
In a new study conducted by Twitter’s head of safety, Del Harvey, it’s now taking a look at a number of tweets that have been posted by users who have made derogatory, inflammatory messages about other members on their site. They claim the reason there has been an increase in these inappropriate comments stem from last Tuesday’s Presidential Election, when Donald Trump won the Electoral College vote.
This film didn’t blow me away, no pun intended, in any stretch of the imagination. Watching this film was like seeing something that was done before by Steven Spielberg, Saving Private Ryan (1998) or Clint Eastwood, Flags of Our Fathers & Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), Mel Gibson’s direction throughout this film was average at best. He turned a heroic story into an over done glorified Christian, bible-based, anti-war film. I found Desmond Doss’s character was a self-righteous, disillusioned individual who knew what he was getting into when he enlisted in the Army even though he was a conscientious objector and refused to handle a weapon. These actions caused the final plot point that carried the film to its final complex, resolution, and overdone conclusion. I found Andrew Garfield’s depiction of Desmond Doss to be unconvincing, unrealistic, and hard to believe throughout the film. Continue reading Hacksaw Ridge Film Review
Who will win the Academy Award for Best Director at this years Oscar ceremony, many notable directors will get considered for this prestigious award. La La Land premiered at Toronto this past September and it received positive reviews from critics and moviegoers who saw the film. La La Land was directed by Damien Chazelle, who made the acclaimed film Whiplash. Martin Scorsese has a new film, Silence, which hasn’t premiered yet, but is full of Oscar buzz from the critics, Scorsese has a long-history of making films that are revered by the Academy. Continue reading Who will win the Academy Award for Best Director?
The mission statement of my blog is to provide entertainment, with factually based information, and insight for the blogs I post to my website to anyone who is interested in the film, television, and the radio industry. I will write on what the current issues are surrounding these topics because the fundamental purpose of my blog is to give feedback about what films are going to be made, what films will be going through the film festival circuit, what films are going to theaters, and what films will be nominated for the Academy Awards. Continue reading Mission Statement
With the Oscar season already in full swing I have been disappointed so far because in September Sully and The Magnificent Seven both came to the theaters. I was not impressed by either one, lets face it we know what we’re going to get when Clint Eastwood, Sully, makes a film because he uses the same kinds of shots in every film he directs. Don’t get me wrong Clint Eastwood is one of the best directors of all-time, but he needs to change his approach up a little bit, especially when you have other directors, like Alfonso Cuaron with Gravity and Alejandro G. Inarritu with Birdman and The Revenant raising the bar so high. The Magnificent Seven was a remake of the 1960’s original version, which did not live up to the hype that surrounded the films opening release, experts had Denzel Washington pegged as winning his second Best Actor Award at this years upcoming Oscars, but his performance wasn’t on-par with other Best Actor’s in the past. His performance was a little-bit above average; it left you leaving the theater with an after thought, nothing really to talk about around the water cooler on Monday.