Monday, December 28, 2020
Just thought I'd point out that I watched the Oscar-nominated film True Grit at the theater a decade ago today. This was the last movie I saw on the big screen in 2010. Apart from the fact that this remake of the 1969 classic Western, starring John Wayne, received ten Academy Award nominations—including Best Picture, Best Director (Ethan and Joel Coen), Best Actor (Jeff Bridges), Best Supporting Actress (Hailee Steinfeld) and Best Cinematography (Roger Deakins)—there are other reasons for why I would commemorate this movie ten years later. The King's Speech would go on to win Best Picture for 2010, FYI...but honoring that amazing film would take place in February of 2021 (assuming that I'm in the mood to blog about this movie around that time), seeing as how I watched The King's Speech at the theater in February of 2011. Happy Monday!
Saturday, December 26, 2020
So earlier today, I signed up with HBO Max so I could view Wonder Woman 1984 online. This is actually the first new major motion picture that I watched since the Oscar-nominated World War I epic 1917 and Bad Boys for Life back in January...obviously due to movie theaters being closed because of the coronavirus pandemic. (I'm tempted to buy Christopher Nolan's Tenet on DVD even though I haven't viewed that film yet.) So what did I think of WW84, you asked? It was okay. It definitely had a much lighter tone than the original 2017 film—which isn't really a good thing. (If The Empire Strikes Back had the same tone as the Patty Jenkins sequel, the original Star Wars trilogy wouldn't have been the classic that it is today.) The main cast (Gal Gadot, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal and Chris Pine) did a fine job; if you're a fan of Disney+'s The Mandalorian, then you'll be impressed by how Pedro Pascal's portrayal of Maxwell Lord is absolutely different from his portrayal as the bounter hunter Din Djarin in the hit Star Wars streaming series.
Even though Wonder Woman 1984 left much to be desired, I'm still excited for Wonder Woman 3—which is now in development by Warner Bros. But I am totally excited for Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, which will be helmed by Patty Jenkins and is slated for a Christmas 2023 theatrical release! Can't wait... Happy Holidays!
Friday, December 25, 2020
Merry Christmas, everyone! As mentioned two days ago, here is the link to watch my Super 8mm film The Card on Think Shorts:
Despite the fact that it was shot in college over 18 years ago, I wasn't gonna pass up the opportunity to have it included on a great online film directory like Think Shorts! Anyways, I hope y'all have a very Merry Christmas...and stay safe! 2021 will be the year that things start getting back to normal in our lives. Happy Holidays.
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Happy Hump Day, everyone! Just thought I'd announce that my short film Envious is now available for viewing on the cool streaming site Think Shorts! Envious joins my suspense thriller The Broken Table on this growing online directory. To view Envious, click on this link:
I'll share the Think Shorts link for my Super 8mm film The Card pretty soon! Carry on.
Saturday, December 19, 2020
Just thought I'd point out that I watched the Disney sci-fi action film Tron: Legacy at the theater a decade ago today. Don't ask me why I'm reminiscing about this particular movie... I just am! Despite the gaping plot holes at the end of this flick and all, heh. To know what they are, click on this link to read my original review of this film from 10 years ago. Happy Saturday!
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Less than a month after David Prowse—who suited up as Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy—passed away at the age of 85, fellow Star Wars icon Jeremy Bulloch died today at the age of 75...due to health complications including a years-long battle with Parkinson's disease. While Bulloch appeared in many films and TV shows since 1958 (having had an uncredited role in A Night to Remember...a 1958 historical drama about the sinking of the Titanic), he is best known for portraying the bounter hunter Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Fittingly, this character that was memorably brought to life by Bulloch lives on in the Disney+ series The Mandalorian—with Temuera Morrison reprising the role after playing Boba's father Jango Fett in Attack of the Clones. Bulloch also made an appearance as Alderaan pilot Captain Colton in Revenge of the Sith.
My condolences to your family and friends, Mr. Bulloch. May you rest in peace.
Monday, December 14, 2020
Congratulations to director Christopher Nolan and his cast and crew on The Dark Knight for cementing a place in the National Film Registry today! The Dark Knight joins 24 others films—including The Hurt Locker, Shrek, The Joy Luck Club, Grease and A Clockwork Orange—as the newest cinematic inductees in the Library of Congress this year. There are now 800 movies whose legacies have been preserved by the largest library in the world...which is also America's oldest federal cultural institution. Well-done.
Sunday, December 13, 2020
I am pleased to announce that The Broken Table is now available for viewing on the cool streaming site Think Shorts! I submitted my film for inclusion last Tuesday, and you can watch it on this link:
If you have a short film and would obviously like to give people the opportunity to see it on the Web, then Think Shorts is the way to go! There are tons of great indie projects that are posted on this online directory everyday. Check 'em out now!
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Good evening, everyone! Just thought I'd share this updated version of my short film The Broken Table, which I dub the Red Cut. To know why I call it this, click on this entry that I posted on my Main Blog yesterday to find out more! And in case you're wondering why I didn't just explain that on this site (what was this being a film blog and all), I believe in synergy! Heh. Anyways, I hope all of you are having a great weekend... Only 27 more days till 2021!