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
Voyage Trekkers Season Two starts on May 1st! I was just introduced to this Web Series via email from Nathan Blackwellthe 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.
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 Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Battlestar 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.
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.
“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
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!
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 !
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.
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...
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.
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.
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 Rogerebert.com 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
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 Rogerebert.com. 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
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 Rogerebert.com and Ebert Digital
are to Chaz and me. I hope you'll stop by, and look for me. I'll be
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.
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!
LOOKBOOK: The Series, is a story of love, friendship and family set in the world of fashion blogging.
There is a real website Lookbook http://lookbook.nu 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. LOOKBOOK.nu 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 LOOKBOOK.nu community and premieres today, only at: http://lookbook.nu/tv
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.