Monday, May 28, 2012

June movie releases

June 1 Piranha 3DD
June 1 Snow White and the Huntsman
June 1 6 Month Rule   
June 1 Sexual Chronicles of a French Family     
June 1 Apartment 143  
June 1 For Greater Glory 
June 1 Wallander: The Revenge    
June 1 High School 
June 1 Pink Ribbons Inc.     
June 1 U.N.        
June 1 A Cat in Paris
June 8 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
June 8 Prometheus
June 8 Bel Ami   
June 8 Letters to Elena    
June 8 Lola Versus   
June 8 Paul Williams Still Alive   
June 8 Peace, Love and Misunderstanding    
June 8 Safety Not Guaranteed    
June 13 Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present   
June 15 That's My Boy
June 15 Rock of Ages
June 15 Extraterrestrial    
June 15 The Tortured   
June 15 The Woman in the Fifth  
June 15 Your Sister's Sister   
June 18 Drum Corps at the Movies: 2012 DCI Tour   
June 20 30 Beats  
June 20 The Well-Diggers Daughter  
June 20 Kumare
June 22 Brave
June 22 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
June 22 Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
June 22 BRO'      
June 22 The Invisible War  
June 22 To Rome with Love     
June 22 Stella Days     
June 27 Beasts of the Southern Wild 
June 29 Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection
June 29 People Like Us
June 29 Magic Mike  

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I Hate Being Single webseries

I Hate Being Single is a 2011 Bing Audience Choice Award winner At the NYTVF (New York Television Festival) It is a  webseries created by comedian Rob Michael Hugel. It follows a lonely struggling videographer hipster Rob and his journey to find a girl to share his life with. The cast is comprised of NYC comedians from the Upright Citizens Brigade.I really enjoy this fresh take on a single guy and his search for Happiness and Love. The only thing I disliked about it was that the episodes (similar to small bags of chips) are too short,and  I was left wanting more. I hope you will watch this first season and share with your friends this amazing new webseries I Hate Being Single! I can't wait for season 2!
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Monday, May 14, 2012

filmmaking tips from Billy Wilder Via Film School Rejects

Adapted from the article 6 filmaking tips from Billy Wilder via film school rejects


Grab ‘Em By the Throat

“Grab ‘em by the throat and never let ‘em go.”
It’s straightforward, but easier said than written. What will thrill an audience? What will captivate them? Storytelling has a profound power, and the key to harnessing it is in discovering something (whether it be a plot point, an action, a visual or a delivery style) that will pull people physically forward in their seats. Is it a passionate archeologist looking out on an expansive valley filled with living dinosaurs? Is it a mobster slapping his moll with a piece of fruit? Is it simply good dialog? Find your throat-grabber, and the heavy lifting…has just begun, because you’ve got to hold on tight.

Think Outside the Door

“An actor entering through the door, you’ve got nothing. But if he enters through the window, you’ve got a situation.”
It might sound simple, but sometimes tweaking a normal situation is all that’s needed to make it pop. When someone climbs in through a window, it demands an explanation.

Be Prepared To Be These Things

“A director must be a policeman, a midwife, a psychoanalyst, a sycophant and a bastard.”
In the process of making a picture, you’ll be laying down the law, coaxing a newborn out into the world, attempting to figure out your characters and colleagues, appeasing people’s frail egos and smashing them to the ground. For Wilder, it was clearly a matter of that balance. Plus, the old guy loved to contradict himself (even though he didn’t include “clown” in that list of occupations).
What battles to fight and which ones should get the white flag.

Do Something In Your Story

“I have ten commandments. The first nine are, thou shalt not bore. The tenth is, thou shalt have right of final cut.”
How are you going to grab someone by the throat again? Do something. Anything.
When I was reading scripts, the most common problem I saw among aspiring writers was a crushing inability to have anything happen in their screenplays. They would be filled with scenery and characters doing things that people do, but there was no plot. No forward momentum. No goals or obstacles. They were boring. Of course, the price to avoid boredom is to do away with safety. Fortunately, it’s just fictional characters that have to be put in danger.

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my thanks to Film School Rejects for this wonderful article.


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

New Eden: New animated sci-fi web comedy

From the creative minds of Brett Snelgrove and Freek Van Haagencomes comes New Eden and  the adventures of Murray and Hamilton, two starship crewmen marooned and fighting for their lives on a primordial world after their starship crash lands on the wrong planet! check it out May 29th! I am very excited to watch this!


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Squaresville- web series: A show about growing up and burning brightly.

Squaresville is about Zelda (Mary Kate Wiles) and Ester (Kylie Sparks)who are best friends,nerds,and misfits growing up and trying to fit in ,and unsure about what they want to be when they grow up.This teen comedy/drama,that I am sure everyone can relate to,is in the same vein of your typical T.V. show,and actually should be a T.V. show, I find this web show,more likable and appealing to me,and I want to watch more,I really like the smaller time format that web shows can offer,but wish this series episodes were a bit longer.I really like the lovable Zelda ,she reminds me of Hayley Williams the lead singer of Paramore,with her red hair and attitude. It is show very well,written by the talented Matt Enlow. I hope you will take some time to watch,and see for yourself this 2012 series Squaresville!     ps tell your friends!

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