For the longest time I have wanted to program a monthly film series. I got kinda close with Channel 801, the short film showcase I did with Jamie Maxfield and Andrew Jensen at Brewvies in SLC, Utah, until the venue became too difficult to work with.
What I think would be very cool to do, is a monthly Dream Double Feature – program two movies back to back that are related in theme, or plot, or location, etc. Here are my first 10 suggestions for something like that, which were originally posted on my Twitter feed. Continue reading
I have been tweeting short 140 character Movie Reviews since I got on Twitter. I have alternated between taking great pride in boiling down a complex opinion about something to a short, but thoughtful tweet and feeling lamely self-important about it.
This third set of reviews (the first set can be found here and the second set can be found here) span the period from September 1, 2013 to April 10, 2014. There are 52 of them and they are all in chronological order (rather, the order in which I tweeted them).
And now, may I present to you… A Bunch Of Twitter Movie Reviews – Part 3: Continue reading
After I posted my review of Muppets Most Wanted (as a series of Bullet Points) here, I shared it on FB and it created some great conversation on how the new generation of Muppet Movies compare to our childhood love of the Muppets. Since we are all old, that basically dates back to the original movies and TV series, as well as their premier on Sesame Street.
I thought it would be fun to just post the thread here for posterity’s sake. Continue reading
I have seen Noah twice now and think it is a heady, beautiful film that finally gives the Noah story some substance beyond the kind of Sunday School/Bedtime children’s tale it has become in the last 100 years or so. I also realize it has turned out to be a fairly polarizing film for a variety of reasons. So, instead of writing a review of it, or even doing it as bullet points, I thought I would just post the comment thread from my FB page. (Nicole wins best comment.)
It all kicks off with my Twitter Review (which I cross-posted to FB). Continue reading
I saw Divergent the other day. I have a lot-ish to say about it, but don’t actually want to write a real review. That just seems like more work than the movie deserves. So, I figured I would just post my notes that I made of my thoughts as a series of bullet points rather than writing them out as full sentences and supporting thoughts.
So. Here you go.
Hello my dear friends with connections to Utah.
It is time once again for me to do a quick personal plug for our annual Comedy Short Film Festival (www.gangreneproductions.com & www.facebook.com/gangrenefilmfestival). It is less than a week away (at the Ed Kenley Amphitheater in Layton, Utah on Friday, September 14th) and I would like to encourage you to attend for a multitude of reasons (several of which I have bullet-pointed the last couple of years on Blogmaster2000.com and on Facebook and will now copy and paste and update where necessary):
(Originally posted on i-Pocalypse.com on 6-7-05)
Madagascar, the Dreamworks’ animated film about a small group of zoo animals that escape the big city to live in the “wild”, is exponentially better than Shark Tale, however, that probably isn’t saying a whole heck of a lot. Shark Tale, quite frankly, should never be confused with the standard for quality. In order to set a good baseline against which to make a fair comparison you really need to start with something that is perfectly average in all that it achieves, not great, but not horrible, something that just is what it is – for better or for worse. With that in mind it is probably more appropriate to start off this review by saying that Madagascar, the Dreamworks’ animated film about a small group of zoo animals that escape the big city to live in the “wild”, is every bit as good as Shrek 2.