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PROMETHEUS is an insult to the ALIEN franchise…

PROMETHEUS is an insult to the ALIEN franchise…

Posted on June 8th, 2012

I’m very angry. Ridley Scott took the blockbuster franchise he started with the movie “Alien” and completely threw it under the bus to negate his career-defining success in such a way, it’s almost as if he willingly intended to sabotage it. I was well-prepared for this installment, kept away from early reviews and was aware/resigned to the warning that there would be NO recognizable aliens in this film, but I was not prepared for the level of incompetence displayed by the veteran filmmakers involved. Let me elaborate…

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THE RAID: REDEMPTION review

THE RAID: REDEMPTION review

Posted on June 8th, 2012

Martial arts films usually fall in and out of favor with the public as often as the styles that showcase them. Bruce Lee caused a worldwide Kung Fu sensation in the 1970’s. In the past few decades, Karate, Kendo, Ninjitsu, Muay Thai, Kempo, MMA and even Brazilian Capoeira have all had their cinematic moment in the sun. UK director Gareth Evans is banking that the dangerous Indonesian martial art ‘Silat’ is the next big thing and has made two films in order to prove it. The first was 2009’s “Merantau” and now Evans has created an indie sensation with his latest “The Raid: Redemption.”…






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How we made a movie in 48 hours…

How we made a movie in 48 hours…

Posted on June 8th, 2012

Can a quality short film be made in 48 hours? For several years now, creators of 48 hour film challenges have proven that it can be done by both professionals and amateurs alike.

The filmmakers and their crews are assigned a very specific genre (ex: wedding disaster, zombie comedy, hitman action, etc…) and a line of dialogue (such as: “It’s not just a hobby; it’s a way of life.”) that must be spoken during the film. The filmmakers must rush to write, plan, shoot and edit the film before the 48 hour time limit expires. The ultimate prize could be prestige, awards or cash. Though I feared I would regret it, I decided to take one of these challenge this past weekend. With a good bit of help, I succeeded…






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