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New short film, coming soon.
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This week’s Netflix pick of the week is a romance/thriller sort of….ok so me and the wife decided to watch Safe Haven last night and I have to say I enjoyed it. I try to avoid these films, but hey Max recommended me the film. Last film I watched that resembled this type of genre was Dear John, and I loved that film. Safe Haven is in the same ballpark, just with some plot twist towards the end where it makes you scratch your head. Joshua Duhamel who plays Alex in the film takes a different role, almost reminiscing of Vince Vaughn in The Break Up, he is a widowed father of two who finds “Katie” played by Julianne Hough a young woman running from her past. The film is very refreshing and it takes you to the end wanting to know more about Katie’s past. Soon to find a twist that makes you hit your head for not realizing the obvious. If you want to watch a romance with some “Ohhh” moments and some occasional reminders that men make bad drunks than I suggest Safe Haven. I gave this film 3 stars on Netflix(ashamed of liking it) So there you go….if you would like me to do these Netflix POTW’s via video, throw a like on this post. Thank You, until next week’s POTW.
This film was on my radar since the beginning of the year. I was hoping this film was going to be better than the first installment, but it failed from the beginning. First, the film lacked something new, I didn’t get a sense of Thor being challenged as a character. There was no time in the film where I thought Thor met his match. This is almost the same film as the first, just we get to see a bit more of Asgard, which is nice. Second, the film didn’t have a fortified viallain. Malekith and The Dark Elf’s didn’t do much for me or to the story of Thor. Malekith demise was weak and too be honest, a bit disappointing. We could have had a more darker perspective if we could have seen more Malekith. There was not much about him or dialogue, I really never got invested in his character.
Finally, too much corny dialogue and over the top catch phrases. When the film was trying to be serious, I didn’t have it. There is two scenes where it’s suppose to be a moment of sorrow, but I was never emotionally involved in the story or characters. The bright spot here is Loki and he is the only thing keeping this film enjoyable to watch. Yes there is more action in this film, but it doesn’t get you invested in the film. None of these characters are much to care for besides Thor and Loki. I could watch a dialogue between both of them for two hours and would come out the theaters satisfied.
The film picked up once we saw Loki on the big screen, because let’s be honest, Thor is boring. I’m not a huge Thor fan, but without his big hammer he’s pretty much nothing. This film should be called Loki: The Dark World, who knows maybe Loki will get his own spin off. Overall this movie was entertaining and that’s it. Nothing we haven’t seen before, nothing that stands out when I left. I would recommend this as a rental or just wait for it on Netflix. I’ll be patiently waiting; however for the The Winter Soldier.
Designed a logo for a Boxing/MMA website/blog. For the first logo I used chalk texture for the zig zag title line. Then had some overlay metal texture for the text using some spaced out drop shadow. Below is the actual logo itself with a ring like flatten cube. The exterior of the ring are the flaps which makes it more like a boxing/wrestling ring. The owner of the site didn’t want any ring posts or ring ropes, but it look more distinguished. Something simple not to crazy. Go over to the site TheFightGame.org and catch up on everything boxing and mixed martial arts.
My Netflix (Pick of the Week), was an unexpected one. When I saw Flight streaming on Netflix, I immediately put it on my list to watch. Since I couldn’t watch it when it came out, I was determined to watch it on the small screen. This film was good, and I was totally shocked when I saw where the direction of the film went. Denzel is great in this, he makes one good drunk pilot. The opening scene was terrifying had me scared for the passengers on board. This film really takes off (see what I did there) from the start, the name of this really doesn’t relate to the movie, but does it have too? I was emotionally involved throughout this film. Denzel real makes you care about his character and Robert Zemeckis does an incredible job telling his story. Zemekis really brings ground to the film. Characters are brought to life, and alcoholism becomes something serious real quick. This film makes you put on your big boy pants and see a side that most of us can/cannot relate too. However Zemeckis makes you have an emotion tie to this film. Sober or not we can somehow relate to this film. Being a Father I know I had some thoughts watching this film. John Goodman was excellent as well as Don Cheadle. I’m pretty sure this film had the most alcohol in it. At least I have never seen a man drink as much as Whip (Denzel) did. Once you thought he would sober up, Whip goes right back to drinking. I really recommend this film, solid and great story. This has been my Netflix pick of the week.
Yes I know I’m late, but I finally saw Zach Snyder’s Man of Steel. I had to pick it up on Blue-Ray, it was the least I could do…so after watching the film twice, once with cast commentary I have to say that I enjoyed this film. Being a huge Batman fan, I really never knew Superman’s complete background story. I’m not a comic book reader, but I know my super hero’s. Zach Snyder and David S. Goyer did an incredible job telling the story of not just Superman, but of Cal/Clark. The beginning of the film was something fresh, I never would have known about Krypton’s history which really grasps the whole story and film together front the get go. The first half of the film, Snyder really delivers something new as far as his Directing goes. The pace was really a nice transition to the second half of the film. Michael Shannon was unbelievable, he was the gem of the movie. I’m huge on villains, especially in superhero films. You need a good villain to really bring out that x factor, in this case Superman’s impact in the film. Shannon made General Zod a badass and he was my favorite actor in the film by far.
For some reason I forgot about Diane Lane being Clark’s mother, she is one of my favorite actresses, but I just couldn’t see her playing that role. I did a good job, but I just new she wasn’t that old, at least what they made her out to be. First of all Superman has some badass parents, Kevin Costner was really good, he was a perfect fit as Clark’s father. I loved the chemistry between them, and to add Russell Crowe also. Some good acting chemistry in this film. Big props the the casting director for finding such on point actors to play their roles. The young boy who played young Clark was almost identical. Blew my mind on how much resemblance there was. I remember watching Superman II and the one thing that stood out to this day were the bad guys. The scene where General Zod and his fellow criminals from Krypton are standing ready to kick the living crap out of Superman. That scene was iconic, but I didn’t get that sense from this film.
Antje Traue who played General Zod’s second in command was good, but not great. She could have had more input as far as dialogue is concerned. She could have been really good. Second half of the film I enjoyed, mostly because of the hand to hand combats, flying, guns, missiles, explosions, and you name it. It was a everything goes and Metropolis got the worst of it. Zach Snyder makes his imprints in the film, and that’s a good thing. Henry Cavill in my opinion fits this new modern Superman perfectly. Most comic book fans would say, Superman doesn’t kill…I say why have restraints? Snyder went about the story a different way and I applaud him for that. Many Superman fans also were a bit upset about Lois Lane played by Amy Adams knowing about Superman’s identity. I didn’t think it effected the film, but everyone has their opinion. Overall Man of Steel is a great film, has everything you want in a film. This film still doesn’t beat out Superman II, but they’re both pretty epic for their respected eras. This is worth adding it to your DVD/BlueRay collection.