Megan Fox is castred as April O’Neil in Michael Bay’s live action TMNT reboot
But after this comparison below, who cares right?
Not too many times do I find myself watching and waiting for an artist or band to release new songs and content. I’m the type to remember things I hear from other’s playlists,the radio, or even in movies. Simple- obtain things that sound good. But then suddenly in one of those twisty YouTube perusing sessions, the kind where you click on the ‘related videos’ section and endlessly find cool results, in one search I found the greatest song I’ve ever used my sense of hearing toward. (more…)
What makes a good film or movie? Did you know there’s a difference between those two words? A movie is something you see at the movie theaters. Whereas as film is simply a film on its own, not usually distributed in theaters. Too many times I find people relying on trends and hot new toys to make their film something recognizable, and sometimes that is what you need to do, but it all starts with the story. Too often I see films with big stars and big production value but when you really watch it, it sucks. Bravo to the marketing team and producers for luring me into my invested time of their film. Yet does this really pay off for me in the end? I learn that a book is never likes it cover, or in this case a movie is never like it’s DVD case. Take this movie for instance:
Look at the high res images. The cool pose from Jackie Chan. The high production value of the armored warriors on the bottom. This movie is going to be one big ancient Chinese martial arts movie of EPICNESS.
[Spoiler Alert] Key Plots points revealed.
Sorry to let you down but this movie is like a dirty water dog in NYC, cheap and just straight up bad. What if I told you this is a story about a young teen who’s dream is to meet Jackie Chan. And that the cool ancient Chinese warriors are part of a film crew production. And Jackie Chan’s total on screen time is about 15-20 minutes. Oh and they used a JVC camcorder to capture all of this.
But back to the truth- the story. This is where everything starts and it ends. Without that you can’t make a movie that will really mean anything to anyone. Look at all the Oscar movies over the years. They really don’t over market them. Like- No Country For Old Men or Schindler’s List, The King’s Speech, etc. But because they know they have a great story so they don’t rely on cheap tricks to lure viewers in just to see it.
All in all, if you are a filmmaker, or just an avid moviegoer, look before you leap. Story is where films become memorable, and where your money is well spent.
What if the new Xbox had Siri implemented into its design? Sources say that Microsoft is looking into voice commands for the next gen console. This seems likely in menu navigating and search engines. We will have to wait and see come this year’S E3 if talking to your Xbox is really happening or not.
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