Monday, December 30, 2013

My 2013 top 10 movie list

At the end of every year,It seems like everyone makes a top 10 list of movies that they enjoyed.It is funny to see all of the different lists and who likes what or "you liked that ?".No one list is the same, and even the Top movie critics have some variations from other critics. What you like, and what I like can and will be somewhat different.Just like our interests in t.v. shows,music, food ect.That is just the way we are made up. How boring would it be if we all liked the same things.Some people like one Genre and only limit themselves to Horror or SCI-FI,Westerns ect. and some like The Hollywood Blockbusters,others like myself enjoy Independent movies. I try to watch all types of movies and not to limit myself from experiencing different stories or points of view.

I counted around 85+ movies that i watched in the year 2013.I try to watch a movie a day.On some days, i do not get to watch any movies.But on a good weekend it may be 2 to 3!

Here is my list,but it could and will change because I still have not watched around 12 movies that I really wanted to watch.and they could easily take some of the top 10 spots.So here it is.Drum roll please....


1. Sound City
2. The Place Beyond the Pines
3. Mud
4. Fast and Furious 6
5.A Single Shot
6. Charlie Countrymen
7. As I Lay Dying
8.The Butler
9. The Hunt
10. Catching Fire

honorable mentions go to:

What Maisie Knew
The Purge

Movies I really can't wait to see:

The Wolf of Wall Street
American Hustle
Lone Survivor
Walter Mitty
Inside Llewyn Davis
Dallas Buyers Club
Short Term 12
Enough Said
All Is Lost
12 Years a Slave

so that's just my opinion and what i like right now for this year.I am excited to see what will come out In 2014 and catch all of the great movies i have missed.

PS:if you have any of these or others and any new 2014 movies and you want to send them to me. I am always willing to watch and always will give a review on this blog and tweet about it!Just let me know how I can help.

goodbye 2013!

So i had so many plans for The Getting Spot blog, I was going to post every day add videos and just really put so much energy into it.I was working nights at the Hospital in medical records. I was only working 4 or 5 hrs. a night and It was cool and i had so much time for watching movies and blogging.Also around that time, I was also bugging my boss about more hours and I really wanted to just be able to work and be able to provide insurance for myself and my 3 kids.Fast forward to the last week of August.and the plans I had for this blog and what i was going to do,with it, changed over night.

A fellow coworker who worked during the day and was in charge of Birth Certificates,decided to put in her notice.It was now an opportunity for me to switch and take over that roll of Birth Certificate clerk. So that's what i have been doing lately,I decided to take a break for a bit on the blog. But i have missed it so much. I apologize to any FAN of the blog,for not blogging at all during that time.

Even though I enjoyed taking time off i really missed it.

some of the questions i have since September has been.

1. I see people looking at the blog.the numbers are rising but where do i go from here ???
2. why haven't I made any money from it?
3. why do i not have any followers?
4.should i give it up? Is there any value?
5.what is my voice on here?

well i guess,It really comes down to the fact that  I really missed doing this blog and sharing and being a small voice about movies and web series.

So goodbye 2013 and hello 2014! stick around, lets see what happens.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

We're the Millers - Official Trailer [HD]

From New Line Cinema "We're The Millers," starring Jennifer Aniston,Emma Roberts and Jason Sudeikis The film is directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber

In theaters August 7th

ENOUGH SAID: Official HD Trailer

From Fox Searchlight and starring one of my favorite actors James Gandolfini, in one of his last roles.

Enough Said

Taken from the Youtube about page:

A divorced and single parent, Eva (Julia Louis Dreyfus) spends her days enjoying work as a masseuse but dreading her daughter's impending departure for college. She meets Albert (James Gandolfini) - a sweet, funny and like-minded man also facing an empty nest. As their romance quickly blossoms, Eva befriends Marianne (Catherine Keener), her new massage client. Marianne is a beautiful poet who seems "almost perfect" except for one prominent quality: she rags on her ex-husband way too much. Suddenly, Eva finds herself doubting her own relationship with Albert as she learns the truth about Marianne's Ex. ENOUGH SAID is a sharp, insightful comedy that humorously explores the mess that often comes with getting involved again.

Her- trailer starring Joaquin Phoenix

I can't wait to watch this one!

The debut trailer for Spike Jonze's sci-fi dramedy 'Her' starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Olivia Wilde, Chris Pratt, and Rooney Mara.

 Release is set for November 20.

Confetti Eddie: Behind The Curtain [SHORT DOCUMENTARY]

My friend DeAndre Upshaw has made his first Short Documentary and I think it is shot really well, and is a great piece of film work,and a great story. I can't wait to see more from DeAndre.I asked him what was next (full feature?another Documentary?) he wasn't sure.I just hope to see more amazing stories and movies from DeAndre!

DeAndre shot this with a Canon t3i and a few lenses, a few tripods, a Zoom H4n and a sliding rack.

 This Documentary short tells the story of  Confetti Eddie , an illusionist in Dallas, Texas who performs at a burlesque show called The Ruby Revue.This story gives us a glimpse into  Eddie's  passion and creativity for the art of magic.

follow DeAndre on twitter


Friday, August 2, 2013

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints trailer

Short Term 12

The World's End - International Trailer

The Spectacular Now

ELYSIUM - Official Trailer

Prince Avalanche trailer

Passion Trailer 2013

You're Next trailer

Drinking Buddies - Trailer

Out of the Furnace - Theatrical Trailer (HD)

INSIDE Trailer

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa - Official Trailer

Lone Survivor - Trailer

Friday, July 12, 2013

It's About a Girl- web series

It's About a Girl is a new web series by Andrew Jenks (the filmmaker behind “World of Jenks” on MTV) About this guy (Jenks) who meets his dream girl  (Taryn Southern) on a boat party and falls in love with her, or did he?

looks like a promising series.

.Starring: Andrew Jenks, Taryn Southern

check out episode one


Set The Table -web series

 SET THE TABLE is about the strained relationship of a middle aged couple Becca   (Deborah Adair) and Mark  Peterson (John Alston) with Becca coping with death of her father, with uncertainties in the workplace and an unexpected empty nest, this puts strains on their relationship.Using the power of cooking, and its ability to bring people together is a central part of the web series.I really liked watching this web series and look forward to watching more of Set The Table season 2 .I also  know that the family table is such important place for families to connect and with everything demanding all of our time.We need to make that a priority in our families,to at least have one meal together each day.
and i think that Deborah is doing a great job in reminding us of that.No matter what age we are.or our relationship status.

Each episode also includes a recipe so you can learn to make the Yummy dishes you see.with instructional videos included on the web page and on Pinterest.

Enjoy episode one and go Cook something today for the family!


Crystal Fairy - Official Trailer

The Hunt Official Trailer

A Hijacking - Official Trailer

The Way, Way Back Official Trailer

Only God Forgives - Trailer

Blue Jasmine - Official Trailer


Fruitvale Station trailer

9 indie films to see this month

I can't wait to watch these movies.

Fruitvale Station ( July 26)

The Act of Killing (July 19th)

Blue Jasmine (July 26th)

Only God Forgives (July 19th)

The Way,Way Back (July 5th)

Computer Chess (July 17th)

A Hijacking (June 21st)

The Hunt (July 12th )

Crystal Fairy (July 12th )

Red Flag (Official U.S. Trailer)

this looks good,i want to see this.

taken from the YouTube about page:

A laugh-out-loud road trip comedy, starring writer/director Alex Karpovsky ("Girls") as Alex Karpovsky...

...a newly-single indie filmmaker who hits the road with an old friend (Onur Tukel) to promote one of his films. As the pair travels from one half-empty theater to the next, pursued by an adoring fan (Jennifer Prediger) who drives them into an exceptionally uncomfortable love triangle, Alex-as-Alex is forced to suffer an endless series of humiliations, each one more absurd than the last

Seventh Son Trailer

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Short Term 12 Official Trailer

I wanted to see this movie as soon as I heard about it And based on the Trailer and reviews i have read.This is a must see/got to see movie for me! Movies just like Short Term 12 are the ones that Independent Films are all about and these are the ones that I love the most!.They tell a story and move you,and really suck you into the lives of the characters.

Short Term 12 is already a Grand Jury winner and audience awards at SXSW and the audience award for best narrative feature Sunday as the Los Angeles Film Festival . Brie Larson gives a moving Oscar worthy (my opinion) performance as Grace.

In Theaters August 23rd

The following is taken from the YouTube about page:

 Short Term 12 is told through the eyes of Grace (Brie Larson) , a twenty-something supervisor at a foster-care facility for at-risk teenagers. Passionate and tough, Grace is a formidable caretaker of the kids in her charge -- and in love with her long-term boyfriend and co-worker, Mason.

But Grace's own difficult past -- and the surprising future that suddenly presents itself -- throw her into unforeseen confusion, made all the sharper with the arrival of a new intake at the facility: a gifted but troubled teenage girl with whom Grace has a charged connection.

While the subject matter is complex and often dark, this lovingly realized film finds truth -- and humor -- in unexpected places.



Monday, July 1, 2013

PlayShorts - Snow is Bullshit - Vol 01 E01 By Joe Wilson

My twitter friend Joe Wilson (Vampire Mob) has started filming some audience tested playshorts, that he has written.

Playshorts is an audience funded series inspired by the Playhouse 90 (that aired from 1956 to 1960 for 133 episodes) bringing short plays to the Internet as short films.This is just part of over 400 pages of scripts Joe has over the years made and produced into plays.Each playshort is a snippet of hilariously  funny life moments,the things we have experienced or think about,but sometimes are afraid to say in real life Joe skillfully word crafts these encounters into brilliant dialog sketches.Joe has chosen some amazingly talented actors to play in these little film gems, and it gives you that " Play feel" that makes for an enjoyable time.

I hope you will enjoy watching these just as much as I have. and check out and follow Joe Wilson and watch the other Playshorts come to life.I hope Joe will have as much success as the Playhouse 90 series had.


"Snow is Bullshit"

Playshorts Vol. 1
Episode 1

Cast: Shannon Malone & Jim Roof
Written, directed & edited by Joe Wilson
Assistant director: Agnes Magyari
Makeup artist: Genevieve Garner
Boom Operator: Patrick Caberty
Consulting Producer: Kathryn Zaloga

Filmed on Location at Nick's Coffee Shop & Deli, 8536 W. Pico Blvd., LA, CA

"Snow is Bullshit" was first performed on stage at The Ruskin Group
Theatre as part of "L.A. Cafe Plays."

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Fruitvale Station - Official Trailer - The Weinstein Company

Populaire - Official Trailer - The Weinstein Company

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, A film by Joss Whedon- Official Theatrical Trailer

In Theaters June 7.
Shakespeare's classic comedy is given a contemporary spin in Joss Whedon's film, "Much Ado About Nothing". Shot in just 12 days (and using the original text), the story of sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick offers a dark, sexy and occasionally absurd view of the intricate game that is love.

Grace Unplugged- Official Theatrical Trailer

Grace Unplugged- Official Theatrical Trailer coming October 4th

In A World - Official Trailer

Salinger - Official Trailer - The Weinstein Company

BLUE JASMINE Official Trailer

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Blue starring Julie Stiles is streaming on Hulu

Blue is a mother ( Julie Stiles) with a secret life. She'll do anything to keep it from her son. But her past has other plans.

Season 1 and 2 of Blue starring Julie Stiles as a female escort is streaming on Hulu and Hulu plus.(For Mature Audiences)

Moby offers free music to Independent Filmakers,Non -Profits

Over 150 tracks are available This site is a resource for independent and non-profit filmmakers, film students, and anyone in need of free music for their independent, non-profit film, video, or short.

40 Who Are Changing Independent Film

Indiewire posted a list of the top 40 influencers yesterday about people and companies who are changing the independent film community.

The Editor-in-chief Dana Harris of Indiewire says about the list "They have captured our attention as we watch them try to figure out what the independent film industry is today and, more importantly, what it will become."

The list is broken down into 5 groups..The Brokers, the Curators, the Creators, the Shapeshifters and the Early Adopters.

See the article here for more information


John Sloss - Founder Cinetic Media
Kevin Iwashina- Managing Partner Preferred Content
Nolan Gallagher- Founder and CEO Gravitas Ventures

Nicholas Gonda- Co-founder and CEO Tugg
Submarine Entertainment


Vincent Laforet- Filmmaker and Photographer LaForet Visuals

 Joseph Gorden-Levitt- Founder and director hitRECord
Emily Best-
Founder and CEO Seed&Spark
Elizabeth Holm-  Film Program Director Kickstarter
 Sundance Institute Artist Service
Tribeca Enterprise/Tribeca Film Institute
"Veronica Mars"

Eddie Moretti
Joe Swanberg
Lance Weiler
Megan Ellison
Parts and Labor
The Duplass Brothers
Indie Game:The Movie
Janet Pierson- Festival Producer SXSW Film Conference and Festival
Tim League- Founder/CEO Alamo Drafthouse
Hadrian Belove- Founder and executive director Cinefamily
Russ Collins- Conference Director Art House Convergence
Court 13
Rooftop Films
Michael Cuesta
Robert Rodriquez
Marc Schiller
Edward Burns
Eva Duvernay 
Forest Whitaker
Ted Hope

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Star Wars: Course of the Force 2013 web series

If you love Star Wars like i do,then you will enjoy this web series.It is epic! but it is more than is an actual race and fund raise that begins at Skywalker Ranch and ends at the San Diego Comic-con to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation! Last year they raised over $100,000 and thousands of runners were in the race.The race runs from July 9-16 so watch and why not make a donation today!

Short Term 12 trailer

this looks really good! it is about a 20-something supervising staff member of a foster care facility navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend.

Director: Destin Cretton

Writer: Destin Cretton

Stars: Brie Larson, John Gallagher Jr., Kaitlyn Dever

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

June movie releases

June 6 Swan Lake Mariinsky Live (Special Engagement) NCM Fathom    
June 7 The Internship (Wide) 20th Century Fox   
 The Purge (Wide) Universal   
 As Cool As I Am (Limited) IFC Films    
 Dirty Wars (Limited) IFC Films    
 Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie (Limited) Magnolia Pictures    
 Much Ado About Nothing (Limited) Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions   
 Passion (Limited) Entertainment One    
 Rapture-Polooza (Limited) Lionsgate    
 Syrup (Limited) Magnolia Pictures    
 Tiger Eyes (Limited) Freestyle Releasing    
 Violet and Daisy (Limited) Cinedigm    
 The Wall (Limited) Music Box Films    
 Wish You Were Here (Limited) Entertainment One    
June 10 Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (Limited) HBO Documentary Films    
June 12 This is the End (Wide) Sony Pictures   
 More Than Honey (Limited) Kino Lorber    
 Pandora's Promise (Limited) Abramorama Films    
 Spirit of the Marathon II (Special Engagement) NCM Fathom    
June 14 Man of Steel (Wide) Warner Bros.   
 Apostles of Comedy: Onwards and Upwards (Limited) XLrater Media    
 Berberian Sound Studio (Limited) IFC Films    
 The Bling Ring (Limited) A24  
 Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story (Limited) First Run Features    
 The Guillotines (Limited) Well Go USA    
 Hatchet III (Limited) MPI Media Group    
 Storm Surfers 3D (Limited) XLrater Media $19,795  
 Twenty Feet From Stardom (Limited) Radius    
 Vehicle 19 (Limited) Ketchup Entertainment    
 Man of Steel (IMAX) Warner Bros.   
June 19 Bizet's Carmen (Special Engagement) NCM Fathom    
June 21 Monsters University (Wide) Walt Disney  
 World War Z (Wide) Paramount Pictures   
 The Attack (Limited) Cohen Media Group    
 A Hijacking (Limited) Magnolia Pictures    
 Liars All (Limited) Phase 4 Films    
 Maniac (Limited) IFC Midnight    
 Rushlights (Limited) Vertical Entertianment    
 This Is Martin Bonner (Limited) Monterey Media    
 Unfinished Song (Limited) Weinstein Co.    
June 26 Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle (Limited) Horse

 Verdi's Il Travatore (Special Engagement) NCM Fathom    
June 27 Munch: Munch 150 (Special Engagement) NCM Fathom    
June 28 The Heat (Wide) 20th Century Fox   
 White House Down (Wide) Sony Pictures   
 A Band Called Death (Limited) Drafthouse Films    
 Byzantium (Limited) IFC Films    
 Copperhead (Limited) The Collective    
 Redemption (Limited) Roadside Attractions    
 I'm So Excited (Limited) Sony Pictures Classics    
 Laurence Anyways (Limited) Breaking Glass Pictures    

Monday, May 13, 2013

a quote i like

"A good can hold everybody captive without all the special effects off Hollywood." of

EDGE OF OUTSIDE: A History Of Independent Cinema

a documentary in parts

Jolene: The Indie Folk Star Trailer

A modern romantic comedy film featuring an all star comic cast including Craig Roberts, Rosamund Hanson, Tom Rosenthal, Dolly Wells, Ian Smith and Charlotte Ritchie as Jolene.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

How to have a successful crowdfunding project

here is a little video I made about why some Kickstarter and indiegogo projects fail,through the eyes of someone who has never made one. NOTE: I am also available to consult on any social media/crowdfunding project you may have.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Eugene-a short film

A traveler in Washington DC gets a mysterious gift: an Ultrabook that grants all his wishes. How will he wield his unexpected powers?

 Directed by Spencer Susser
Appearing:Karolina Wydra, Michael Govier

Two Monkeys Were Paid Unequally: Excerpt from Frans de Waal's TED Talk

how do you feel about being underpaid!

Wringing out Water on the ISS - for Science!

this is cool!

Mr. Pip Official Trailer #1 (2013) - Hugh Laurie Movie HD

Tell Her This

this is from

Beastie Boys on Being Stupid | Blank on Blank | PBS Digital Studios

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Patrick Hughes - Signs (short film) Recommended by Sylvester Stallone

KassemG Gets WRECKED in Picture Show Original Film

KassemG gets stranded in the desert in Wrecked, the PREMIERE Picture Show Original film brought to you by Tribeca and Maker Studios.

From Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson, the director/writer team behind Resolution.

Disney Resemblance

American Detours -series

When classic rides meet classic drives 

Everyone who owns a classic has their own favorite road. It's off the beaten path. It's not the shortest distance between point A and point B. But it's a great ride. On American Detours we'll be highlighting some of these wonderful detours. Pointing out some great pit stops along the way. 




Brazzaville Teen-Ager, directed by Michael Cera

Michael Cera presents his short film, "Brazzaville Teen-Ager." Based on an original story by Bruce Jay Friedman.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Voyage Trekkers Season 2 Trailer

Voyage Trekkers Season Two starts on May 1st! I was just introduced to this Web Series via email from Nathan Blackwell the creator of Voyage Trekkers. I have to say that I am really excited to view all of Season one.I really like shows like Star Trek and the other space type T.V. shows,so this is going to be fun.Let the binge-watching begin!

Taken from the email....

Voyage Trekkers Returns For Season 2 On May 1st.

“We’re so excited to show everyone Season Two,” says creator Nathan Blackwell.  “From the bridge set, to scoring the season premiere with a fifty-nine-piece orchestra, we’ve tried to raise the bar on what people expect from independent sci-fi web series.”

VOYAGE TREKKERS is a comedy web series about the worst crew in the galaxy, lead by the charismatic but self-centered Captain Sunstrike (Adam Rini), with the help of the unfazed first officer Commander Powell (Logan Blackwell), and the exasperated Doctor Rena (Gabrielle Van Buren).  In July of 2011 Season One was released with ten weekly episodes, garnering both awards and acclaim for it's zany and unpredictable style of humor, much like Galaxy Quest meets It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia.  

Created by Nathan Blackwell and Craig Michael Curtis, the show is produced by their production company Squishy Studios and Executive Producer Tray Goodman's Goodman Creative Minds Media.  The Visual Effects Supervisor is David Stipes whose credits include Star Trek: The Next GenerationDeep Space NineVoyagerBattlestar Galactica (original series), and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.

Voyage Trekkers follows the crew of the GSV Remarkable, the worst starship in the Galactic Union, as they strive to make a name for themselves at the bottom of the space adventure barrel.

Check them out (see the links below) 





Tuesday, April 16, 2013

on storytelling and striving for authenticity by Stephen Alvarez

Stephen Alvarez commissioned by National Geographic Assignment from Stephen Alvarez on Vimeo.

Big Bang Theory show floor plans

Spanish based interior designer Iñaki Aliste Lizarralde had the same thought as us, and decided to do something for himself creating this incredible series of highly detailed floor plans from some of our favorite television shows. The collection includes the likes of The Simpson, Dexter, Friends, Seinfeld, Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, and a handful others. Each of the floor plans is highly detailed, and not only includes the architectural side of things, but also goes into immense furnishing details really bringing these television shows to life. As a huge fan of a lot of these shows, this was definitely a project we could appreciate the amount of time and effort that was put in. Check out the floor plans below.!l:jmQ-bGE+/

Extreme Low light Motion Picture under Moonlight Only

Canon 1DC and Canon C300 - Extreme Low light Motion Picture under Moonlight Only from Russell Carpenter on Vimeo.

Spare Any Change?

No need to justify sir!    ha ha

Happy Birthday Charlie Chaplin

“I had no idea of the character. But the moment I was dressed, the clothes and the make-up made me feel the person he was. I began to know him, and by the time I walked onto the stage he was fully born.” - Charlie Chaplin

Maumelle Wal-Mart Greeter Mr. Willie

Bam! you have got to just love the little extra customer service!

PSA from Check the Box!

PSA from on Vimeo.

Friday, April 12, 2013

thoughts on sharing crowdfunding supporter lists

I wonder what your thoughts and opinions are, as to the Idea of a filmmaker sharing his/her list of supporters for Indiegogo or Kickstarter projects to other filmmakers?

Should this be done? how is it different than having your information sold by companies and you receiving a Spam type email?

would you do it as a filmmaker?Would you want this as an artist trying to raise Crowdfunding support?

Is this against the Indiegogo and Kickstarter laws?

would it be more effective that way, or would a recommendation from a successful campaign to its supporters be the best route?

Just a thought that popped into my head and wanted to generate talk and feedback.
leave your thoughts and comments below.

Possessed Soul a Indiegogo project needing support

From Experience Media Studios who brought you THE FORGER starring Josh Hutcherson and Hayden Panettiere  comes Possessed Soul  An immersive 3D horror/thriller movie "experience" shot entirely in first person perspective where the audience IS!

 What makes this horror film so special? It will be filmed entirely from the first person perspective of the main character, creating a unique “R” rated entertainment experience for the viewer, and the first of its kind experience in cinematic history. For horror fans, this just got real!

Only 33 more days to support.check out the cool perks and links below! 


Please support this Kickstarter project "THE BOYS AT THE BAR" a Richard Dutcher film

I had a great opportunity to sit in a forum by  Richard Dutcher in 2002 called "The Art of Filmmaking" and have been a big fan and supporter of his Films.I even have an autographed VHS of his movie "God's Army"! When I asked Richard for an autograph he said "Sure,but it isn't worth anything" I have to argue with that! As a lover and fan of his movies,he is up there with all of the great directors and movie makers of our time! (my opinion) I even gave him my Resume ,with hopes of maybe getting the opportunity to work on a film crew with him.I never received that call, I should have persued that more,but maybe someday! But I consider him a great filmmaker/actor and friend. Richard and his team  have another great project in it's final stages ,that needs our support.

The Boys at the Bar is Produced by the innovative educational experiment PROJECT 23, and in the following video, you can learn more about it and this Kickstarter project!

Please go check out the project and the  links below.and please support !


Crowdfunding Marketing 101 from Indiegogo

Good Information for those that need help in  crowdfunding from Indiegogo

 This Marketing Tips & Best Practices webinar covers the fundamentals of planning and preparing your marketing strategy for a successful crowdfunding campaign. We cover communication strategies for social media as well as some helpful marketing statistics from Indiegogo.

Just a woodchuck eating an ice cream cone

Love Sick a short film

 What happens when you see the girl of your dreams and she’s getting on a tram…

This short film was part of the Salt Lake Comedy Festival in 2012 , and the winner of the Fringe Film Festival 2011 Critic's Choice Award

2 HOURS ― Award Winning Zombie Short Film (2012) HD

A nameless survivor is bitten and infected with the virus, a beautiful gift to the world. With only 2 HOURS to find the missing survivors, he must move quickly before the virus spreads too far.

This no-budget short film was shot entirely on a single Canon T2i with only two lenses and a skeleton crew of just three people. The film was made over the course of about two years.

Mark Osborne's MORE -a short film

 Taken from the Youtube page:

Nominated for an Academy Award and awarded the Best Short Film at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival, MORE is a stop-motion mixed-media short film written and directed by Mark Osborne, the co-director of Kung Fu Panda and the upcoming animated feature film based on the iconic book The Little Prince.

MORE tells the story of an old, tired inventor as he struggles through joyless life in a drab and passionless society, leading the same cold and colorless existence accepted by the identical drones around him. At once tortured and inspired by his dreaming of and yearning for his younger carefree days, he struggles to finish the invention he hopes will give his life meaning and worth. His world, and the world of those around him, is transformed when his secret invention is completed. However, his subsequent success does not come without sacrifice. The inventor realizes that the true essence of his inspiration cannot be manufactured...

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Ladies and The Gents -web series

Go behind the doors of a L.A. Club restroom and watch the The Ladies and The Gents!Two bathrooms and 40 stories!Check out episode one now!

New episodes every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 10 AM PST.
Tuesday: New episodes of "The Ladies"
Wednesday: New "Tips" from Anna or Al
Thursday: New episodes of "The Gents"


(corrected see below comment,our apology for the error)  Written and Directed by many wonderful people!

don't forget to follow them and leave a comment!


Kacey Musgraves "Follow Your Arrow "

Monobrow- short film
This one is really funny,we need a service like this!

Smoking will Kill You- short film

Time Lapse of Earth from the Space Station

Time-Lapse | Earth from Bruce W. Berry Jr on Vimeo.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Rest in Peace Mr. Roger Ebert

We lost a great guy today, and a true champion of Movies!  Mr. Roger Ebert, the top Movie Critic of my time! If he liked a movie,chances were great, that I was also going to love it.If he hated it,I was most likely also, going to hate it.We were on the same wave length, when it came to movies.He is a guy I liked to follow on twitter, and he loved posting captions for The New Yorker comics.

When hunting for movies a rental store ,I would always look at a VHS or DVD cover to see it included a review from Mr. Ebert on it.A sign of a great movie! Your Stamp of Approval!I watched every review on your TV show with everyone in America Siskel and Ebert at the Movies. You Sir,will be missed by all ,and by Me one of your biggest fans. I do this blog partly because of you.I hope i can learn to write great Movie reviews like you. I give you two thumbs up!

Here is his last tweet that was for his farewell article in the Chicago Sun Times.

April 2,2013

A Leave of Presence

Thank you. Forty-six years ago on April 3, 1967, I became the film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times. Some of you have read my reviews and columns and even written to me since that time. Others were introduced to my film criticism through the television show, my books, the website, the film festival, or the Ebert Club and newsletter.  However you came to know me, I'm glad you did and thank you for being the best readers any film critic could ask for.

Typically, I write over 200 reviews a year for the Sun-Times that are carried by Universal Press Syndicate in some 200 newspapers. Last year, I wrote the most of my career, including 306 movie reviews, a blog post or two a week, and assorted other articles. I must slow down now, which is why I'm taking what I like to call "a leave of presence."

What in the world is a leave of presence? It means I am not going away. My intent is to continue to write selected reviews but to leave the rest to a talented team of writers handpicked and greatly admired by me. What's more, I'll be able at last to do what I've always fantasized about doing: reviewing only the movies I want to review.

At the same time, I am re-launching the new and improved and taking ownership of the site under a separate entity, Ebert Digital, run by me, my beloved wife, Chaz, and our brilliant friend, Josh Golden of Table XI. Stepping away from the day-to-day grind will enable me to continue as a film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times, and roll out other projects under the Ebert brand in the coming year.
 Ebertfest, my annual film festival, celebrating its 15th year, will continue at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, my alma mater and home town, April 17-21. In response to your repeated requests to bring back the TV show "At the Movies," I am launching a fundraising campaign via Kickstarter in the next couple of weeks. And gamers beware, I am even thinking about a movie version of a video game or mobile app. Once completed, you can engage me in debate on whether you think it is art.

And I continue to cooperate with the talented filmmaker Steve James on the bio-documentary he, Steve Zaillian and Martin Scorsese are making about my life. I am humbled that anyone would even think to do it, but I am also grateful.

Of course, there will be some changes. The immediate reason for my "leave of presence" is my health. The "painful fracture" that made it difficult for me to walk has recently been revealed to be a cancer. It is being treated with radiation, which has made it impossible for me to attend as many movies as I used to. I have been watching more of them on screener copies that the studios have been kind enough to send to me. My friend and colleague Richard Roeper and other critics have stepped up and kept the newspaper and website current with reviews of all the major releases. So we have and will continue to go on.

At this point in my life, in addition to writing about movies, I may write about what it's like to cope with health challenges and the limitations they can force upon you. It really stinks that the cancer has returned and that I have spent too many days in the hospital. So on bad days I may write about the vulnerability that accompanies illness. On good days, I may wax ecstatic about a movie so good it transports me beyond illness.

I'll also be able to review classics for my "Great Movies" collection, which has produced three books and could justify a fourth.

For now, I am throwing myself into Ebert Digital and the redesigned, highly interactive and searchable You'll learn more about its exciting new features on April 9 when the site is launched. In addition to housing an archive of more than 10,000 of my reviews dating back to 1967 we will also feature reviews written by other critics. You may disagree with them like you have with me, but will nonetheless appreciate what they bring to the party. Some I recruited from the ranks of my Far Flung Correspondents, an inspiration I had four years ago when I noticed how many of the comments on my blog came from foreign lands and how knowledgeable they were about cinema.

We'll be recruiting more critics and it is my hope that some of the writers I have admired over the years will be among them. We'll offer many more reviews of Indie, foreign, documentary and restored classic revivals. As the space between broadcast television, cable and the internet morph into a hybrid of content, we will continue to spotlight the musings of Pulitzer Prize-winning TV critic Tom Shales, as well as the blog "Scanners" by Jim Emerson, who I first met at Microsoft when he edited Cinemania. The Ebert Club newsletter, under editor Marie Haws of Vancouver, will be expanded to give its thousands of subscribers even bigger and better benefits.

 For years I devoutly took every one of my tear sheets, folded them and added them to a pile on my desk. The photo above shows the height of that pile in 1985 as it appeared on the cover of my first book about the movies published by my old friends John McMeel and Donna Martin of Andrews & McMeel. Today, because of technology, the opportunities to become bigger, better and reach more people are piling up too. The fact that we're re-launching the site now, in the midst of other challenges, should give you an idea how important and Ebert Digital are to Chaz and me. I hope you'll stop by, and look for me. I'll be there.

So on this day of reflection I say again, thank you for going on this journey with me. I'll see you at the movies.

Versus Valerie web series

 If you love Sci-Fi and love geeky things (like i do!),you are going to Freeking love this Epic Geek Comedy Series!

VERSUS VALERIE follows YouTube's SexyNerdGirl, Valerie Lapomme ( Hannah Spear), as she navigates her chaotic life, sliding between reality and her video-game and genre-bending imagination. This sounds like alot of  fun!

 Versus Valerie is a 12-episode web series funded in part by the Independent Production Fund.

Starring:the beautiful and talented SexyNerdGirl Hannah Spear (Valerie), Adam Christie, Shelley Kidwell, Mark Meer, Alexandra Wylie, Kat Jovey, Julia Hladkowicz, Peter Chao, Corey Vidal, Craig Benzine, Alan Frew, Bob Wiseman.

Directed by these great guys Mike Fly & Simon Fraser, and written by these fine individuals Stephanie Kaliner, Chris Craddock, Galen Drinnan, Simon Fraser, Kyah Green, Alice Moran, Rob Norman, Deborah Etta Robinson

So if you are a Nerd,Geek,Gamer or just a awesome person who loves fun comedy check it out!


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Purge trailer

1 day of the year for twelve hours,eveyone in America  has no rules! this looks like a crazy movie!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Lookbook the series

LOOKBOOK: The Series, is a story of love, friendship and family set in the world of fashion blogging.

There is a real website Lookbook that started in 2008 and is a global social experiment for the fashion minded. You can share your style with the world, "hype" outfits you like and even Pinterest them, and share with your friends. and help decide which looks show up on the front page. is a community for people who love fashion and appreciate style.

In this Fun web series we follow Hannah (Neva McIntosh,Secret Diary of an American Cheerleader) as she  arrives in Los Angeles as a fashion blogger and immediately bonds with Mark (Daniel Romer,The Young And The Restless), a charming street fashion photographer.The Series is a story of passion, intrigue and betrayal set in the world of online fashion blogging. This original series was inspired by the community and premieres today, only at:

Written and Directed by Bernie Su (The Lizzie Bennet Diaries) and produced by Allison Vanore (Hopelessly In June)

go to the following links below to check it out! and leave us a comment about what you like about the series. 


Friday, March 29, 2013

Chloe and Zoë web series

Chloe and Zoë  is original 10-part web series about two girls who are best friends and roommates who are both struggling to figure out their careers, boys and life in general.This Web Series is getting alot of rave reviews and serious buzz. check it out!

 Starring Chloe Searcy (writer, creator, and sometimes the director)and Zoë Worth (writer,and founder of the ) What is really cool is that every single person who works on the series – recurring roles, guest stars, sound mixer, title artist etc. – is one of their friends helping for free.

It is very funny and well written.The first season is over and you can speed watch them all in no time at all. Plans are in the works for season 2.check it out and subscribe and follow them for more fun adventures.

I have to warn you,that the theme song will get stuck in your head.


Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Best Indie Movies of 2013 So Far, According to Criticwire

1. No directed by Pablo Larraín (2012 Cannes Film Festival)

2. Leviathan directed by Verena Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor (2012 Locarno International Film Festival)

3. The Gatekeepers directed by Dror Moreh (2012 Telluride Film Festival)

4. It's a Disaster directed by Todd Berger (2012 Los Angeles Film Festival)

5. Eden directed by Megan Griffiths (2012 SXSW Film Festival)

6. Side Effects directed by Stephen Soderbergh

7. Room 237 directed by Rodney Ascher (2012 Sundance Film Festival)

8. Beyond the Hills directed by Cristian Mungiu (2012 Cannes Film Festival)

9. Like Someone in Love directed by Abbas Kiarostami (2012 Cannes Film Festival)

10. Spring Breakers directed by Harmony Korine (2012 Venice Film Festival)

11. Upstream Color directed by Shane Carruth (2013 Sundance Film Festival)

12. War Witch directed by Kim Nguyen (2012 Berlinale)

13. Wrong directed by Quentin Dupieux (2012 Sundance Film Festival)

14. Blancanieves directed by Pablo Berger
(2012 Toronto International Film Festival)

15. Lore  directed by Cate Shortland (2012 Sydney Film Festival)

16. The Place Beyond the Pines directed by Derek Cianfrance (2012 TIFF)

17. I Killed My Mother directed by Xavier Dolan (2009 Cannes)

18. Future Weather directed by Jenny Deller (2012 Tribeca Film Festival)

quote by Mark Duplass

"I kinda miss walking around the video store in a state of utter confusion." Mark Duplass


Armin van Buuren feat. Trevor Guthrie - This Is What It Feels Like (Official Music Video)

Armin van Buuren, with a guest spot by Ron Jeremy!

'This Is What It Feels Like' is out on April 5th.

Broad City web series

Broad City the web series began in late 2009 and is is now transitioning to a half-hour scripted comedy at Comedy Central, slated to premiere in 2014. The series follows two friends in New York City navigating their way though the minutiae that is life.Soon to be produced by Amy Poehler
But in the meantime to can enjoy the original web series here:

Waiting for Conkers short film

I like this romantic short Waiting For Conkers.a very unique approach to meet someone.

Directed by Paul Gowers
Appearing: Ben the Dog,Jim North,Natalie Walter

please leave a comment/thoughts?


3some - the British web series

3some is a 6 part comedy-drama web series, following the lives of three 30-somethings, Rob, Jenny and Paul. It's also based on the play by the same name.

Created, written and directed by Lisa Gifford
Starring Euan King, Lisa Gifford, Peter Halpin


TRANCE trailer

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Tower Trailer (2013)

The Call Trailer (2013)

Small Apartments Trailer (2013)

I Am Not A Hipster Trailer #2 (2013)

The Sweeney Trailer (2013)

Future Weather Trailer (2013)

Home Run Trailer (2013)

Generation Um... Trailer (2013)

What Maisie Knew Trailer (2013)

New World Trailer (2013)

The Kitchen Trailer (2013)

The Girl Trailer (2013)

Eden Trailer (2013)

Zombie Hunter Trailer (2013)

Vamp U Trailer (2013)

Freaky Deaky Trailer (2013)

Detour Trailer (2013)

The Silence Trailer (2013)

Hunky Dory Trailer (2013)

Sanitarium Trailer (2013)

If I Were You Trailer (2013)

Tomorrow You're Gone Trailer (2013)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

please follow or leave a comment

I have many people viewing this blog The Getting Spot.but i have no followers and i do not know who you are? and have had maybe 3 comments.Who are you? lets connect and talk,.do you like this blog? hopefully you do. i just find cool things and i want to share with you! you can also send me a dollar or more,to support the ongoing efforts. Peace and Love!  The Getting Spot



The Bachelorette Emily Maynard starts a new blog

I loved watching Emily in the ABC TV  Reality show The Bachelorette and just found out that she just started a blog.Emily will share her favorite brands and all sorts of fun things.I have two daughters and thought this would be great for them to look at and get helpful ideas about makeup and style.and maybe you will enjoy checking it out also.

(photo taken from her blog page)


Bountiful High School Drill Team Kick Routine 2012-2013

Wow this is really cool! a dance routine on stilts!

how Ink is made

This was really interesting.have you ever wondered how Ink is made? take a look ,it is really cool!

A Chief Ink Maker shows how colour and ink is created from the raw ingredients--powder, varnish, and passion. Everything designers and printers need to know about the process, the challenges and joy of ink making.

Find out more about us at:

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

I say I say I say -a home movie by Peter Sellers

Snowdo-de-o-do Pictures present a Nit Film! A comedy short or a Sellers home video (as you like it) made in 1964, featuring Princess Margaret, Lord Snowdon and Britt Ekland.

 In late 1964, when he was at the height of his success, Peter Sellers filmed a series of vaudevillian sketches with a group of wealthy and socially elite friends. He edited the scenes together into a movie and called it I Say I Say I Say. (see more info at the below link)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

PBS Online Film Festival March 4th - 22nd

check out the online Film Festival by PBS March 4th to the 22nd

Maria a short film

Here is a short film  “Maria”, we see the story of a young prostitute who decides to take herself back to school to help get her life back on track. Things get complicated when a familiar face walks in to teach the class.

 Directed by Paul Dudbridge  starring Amy Burnett and Jason Bailey

learn to play Rock and Roll drums from Travis Barker

What if you could learn how to play the drums  from a real expert? Everyone wants to be a Rock and Roll star even if it is just air guitar or air drums! but now you can watch and learn from a real Rock Star on  Travis Barker's youtube channel!

Travis Barker from Blink-182 can teach you how to play the drums! so check out his videos here on Crash Course!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

The Six Dollar Fifty Man

This film will transport you straight back to your youth. The bullies, the teachers and the confusion. A heart rendering short that is also beautifully shot.

The Six Dollar Fifty Man from NZ Shorts on Vimeo.

Amanda Palmer: The art of asking -a Ted Talk

Don't make people pay for music, says Amanda Palmer. Let them. In a passionate talk that begins in her days as a street performer (drop a dollar in the hat for the Eight-Foot Bride!), she examines the new relationship between artist and fan.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Twenty Twelve T.V. show Trailer

I love British T.V. and this looks so good!If i only can find a way to watch it in the U.S.
Starring Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey) and Jessica Hynes (Spaced)

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone - Official Trailer

Starring Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Olivia Wilde, Steve Buscemi, James Gandolfini and Alan Arkin. In theaters March 15.

Jack the Giant Slayer - Official Trailer

The Great Gatsby - Official Trailer

coming May 10th to Theaters

David Bowie - The Stars (Are Out Tonight)

‘The Ventriloquist’ short film starring Kevin Spacey

Documentary Short on 'The Empire Strikes Back' Found footage

I just love this! as a big fan of not only all of the Star Wars movies but movies in general.we can now watch excerpts from the lost 1980 Michel Parbot documentary with almost 30 minutes of never before seen behind-the-scenes footage from The Empire Strikes Back! including interviews with the director Irvin Kershner and stars Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford. There's some great scenes with the cast and crew shooting in the freezing cold in Norway, acting as the ice planet Hoth, and dealing with the creatures like Tauntauns and Wampas. I wish featurettes and documentaries like this on films from decades ago weren't so hard to come by,but thanks to YouTube and other web sources we can enjoy them today.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Stranded a book by Jeff Probst and Chris Tebbetts

Survivor fans! Jeff Probst wrote a book! besides being the Host of the Hit  Reality Show Survivor, and also having his own Talk Show,now Jeff can add Author to his many credits.Is there anything Jeff can't do?I love Survivor and can't wait to get this book.My 3 kids are all excited about reading it also.

Jeff wrote this book for kids But Adults are loving it also.I remember an interview he did (see below) he said he had the idea for this book,when kids who where  fans of Survivor where now actually growing up and playing on  Survivor.

taken from the interview he had with Entertainment Weekly Assistant Managing Editor Dalton Ross

Dalton Ross

EW: Bonus Question That is Not Really a Question: Big week for you, sir! Your book Stranded just hit stores as well. Give us one reason to go spend our hard earned money on it.
PROBST: STRANDED is for middle grade kids, probably 8-12 years old.  Though I’m hearing 7 year olds are reading it) It’s Survivor for kids.  Mom and Dad get married, each bringing two kids into the marriage.  They send the kids on a weekend sailing trip with their favorite Uncle Dex so they can “get to know each other.”  But a sudden storm shipwrecks them and they end up STRANDED on an island alone.  No adults.  It’s the first of a trilogy.  So far the early reads have been good and after only a few days we are already top 10 in children’s new releases.  I say thank you to all of the loyal survivor parents and young Survivor fans!  Oh – one other reason to give it a shot – we priced it to be very affordable at $6.99!! Even cheaper through Scholastic book club!

Taken from the overview page:

A family vacation becomes a game of survival!
It was supposed to be a vacation—and a chance to get to know each other better. But when a massive storm sets in without warning, four kids are shipwrecked alone on a rocky jungle island in the middle of the South Pacific. No adults. No instructions. Nobody to rely on but themselves. Can they make it home alive?
A week ago, the biggest challenge Vanessa, Buzz, Carter, and Jane had was learning to live as a new blended family. Now the four siblings must find a way to work together if they're going to make it off the island. But first they've got to learn to survive one another.

Book 2 will be out in June.

I hope with the success of this book Series,that we will see a movie!

Compulsive Love A new web series about a guy searching for love...

I love when i check my email and get a opportunity to help spread the word about a new Web series!Thanks Kevan!

Compulsive Love is a new Web Series written by Adam Szymkowicz,directed/produced by Kevan Tucker  and produced by Aaron Edel and Tim O'Neill.

 This series is a story about a guy Aaron, a hopeless romantic (played by Alex Anfanger)and his search for love and the crazy dating situations that he encounters,as he falls in love with a new girl in every episode.

Compulsive Love was a Indiegogo project and had a goal of $7,500 and raised $8,201 (way to go!)

I really liked that they had some really fun and cool titles for the perks they offered for contributions,which I thought was great and may be a help to anyone wanting to do a Indiegogo project for their web series!

I really enjoyed the trailer and look forward to watching this series.It will come out tomorrow and will have 8 episodes.I hope that you will all follow, watch and support this great Web Series,and if you like it just tell them The Getting Spot sent you :)

Please follow Compulsive Love!!