Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Ashley Monroe - Like A Rose (Official Video)

Country Singer Ashley Monroe  (1/3rd of the Pistol Annie's) has a album out,here is a really great song for you to enjoy. Ashley's new album Like A Rose is out now you can download it on @itunes


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.