Monday, March 23, 2015

Blog Review

/Film is a movie blog site. The blogs are written by multiple people. /Film is kinda of a nerdy blog as it focuses on a lot of sci fi, superheroes, etc. /Film has actually grown on to me though I have visited it many times this past week and enjoy all of its contents. I have signed up and subscribed to them. They always provide tons of current and new information right away. It seems like they dig up more info quicker than IMDb. All of their info is pretty accurate and correct so that's a plus. They are also creditable for all of their posts. Their current hype and amount of posts have been about the Avengers, Star Wars, Aliens, and any other new superhero movie. They do movie reviews also which I like. Their movie reviews are insightful, they are the reviews I go to if I want to watch a movie. I would recommend anyone to read their blogs. Especially if your into movies. Or if your into superheroes, Sci fi or any other type of movie genre.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Top 10 Best and Worst Sport Movies

There are so many sports movies out there. Many amazing, funny, entertaining. Many are horrible train wrecks that shouldn't even try to be anything. I'm going to go through what I personally think are the best and worst sport movies ever. Starting with the worst sports movie ever all the way to what I think is the best.

10. The Waterboy
The Waterboy is another one of Adam Sandlers films and generally like the others its just plain stupid. The basic plot is that a local college water boy finds out he has the talent to tackle people bigger than him through his anger and rage. Sandler makes the movie a tad bit funny but its just another stupid Sandler movie altogether.

9. The Benchwarmers
The Benchwarmers is a movie about three losers who learn how to play baseball. They all stand up for the nerdy kids who get picked on. Starring David Spade, Jon Heder, and Rob Schenider, Benchwarmers delivers funny moments but yet was not entertaining enough to make it through the whole movie.






8. Slap Shot
Slap Shot is considered a cult classic to many people who watched it in the 70s. But yet Slap Shot is only really appealing to people who understand hockey. Everything about this movie is about hockey the humor the story so it isn't quite appealing to people who don't understand the sport. Although it is a really funny movie.

7. Rocky
Rocky and my opinion is just to long and boring. Rocky starring Sylvester Stallone is just not that entertaining and has way to many sequels.









6. Happy Gilmore
Happy Gilmore is hands down the best Adam Sandler movie. Its funny but its not dealing with baseball, basketball, football, but golf. Sandlers character a failed hockey player becomes one of the best golfers ever. And that Alone is just funny, but with Sandlers personality it just makes the movie just that funnier.

5. The Blind Side
Sandra Bullocks blind Side was an extremely amazing movie, one of the only to make me tear up. The acting was great the story is a true story and overall was just an amazing movie.








4.The Mighty Ducks
The Mighty Ducks is just one of those movies that my mom showed me when I was young and instantly fell in love with. Its funny, and one of the better movies that came out in the 90s

3. Caddyshack
Caddyshack has two of my favorite comedians together, Chevy Chase and Bill Murray. And these two live up Caddyshack was a movie that when I first watched I could not stop laughing and to this day I cant stop laughing.

2. Miracle
Miracle is such an extremely amazing movie. Miracle is about 1980 US hockey team that beat the strong, quick, unbeatable Russian Team. Starring Kurt Russel Miracle just dose not fail to entertain you no matter how many times you have seen it and will always be one of my favorite movies ever.







1. Goon
Goon is not a commonly known movie. Starring Sean William Scott, Goon is about a Bouncer who gets put on a hockey team to just basically fight. Goon is hilarious and will make you laugh, every person who i have shown this movie to laughs no matter what its so dumb its funny. Goon never fails to deliver a punch and is what I think is the best movie ever.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Reviewing the Best Picture of the Year

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) won the the Academy Award for best picture and director, and it really deserves it. Birdman was hands down one of the most psychological and interesting movies I have ever seen. I wish I had the chance to experience this movie in theaters. Birdman just played with my head the whole entire time I watched it, Only one other movie has done that before and that was Inception.

Alejandro G. Iñárritu shot the film in a way to make it look like a continuously long shot. Birdman was just extremely vivid in its colors and shots that it felt like you where with the cast and crew the whole entire time. It takes a special skill to make a movie feel like its real or you can walk right into it and Birdman accomplishes that.

Michael Keaton did an amazing job. I have only seen Michael Keaton as the main star in one other movie and that was Tim Burton's Batman. Keaton really brought life and and character into his character making you fell bad for him. Keaton's character had his sad moments and his funniest moment but all together it was Keaton portraying a person not a superhero. The supporting cast was amazing also with Norton, Galifinakis, Stone and many others they brought the movie to life. Watching this movie you wont see Keaton's Batman you'll see Keaton's washed up actor Riggian Thompson . Just like Keaton Thompson is trying to get rid of his past superhero career.

Out of all the contenders for this years best picture Birdman really did outlast all the other contenders. Even though American Sniper, The Imitation Game, and Boyhood were all excellent movies Birdman definitely pushed through to show its potential. All in all Birdman is hands down one of the best movie I have seen in a while.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

How to Watch a Movie

How do you watch a movie. Well depends on the movie first of all. Lets go through and see how to watch each and every type of movie.

Action 
First your going to want to get your big boy pants on because these movie usually include fighting, intense moments, explosions a lot of explosions. Usually staring big time actors like Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and having mind boggling stunts or car chases. Action movies will not fail you if your looking for an action packed time. The Terminator, Rambo, The Expendables,and Die Hard are some of the most note able action movies.

  

Comedy
To watch a comedy you must first be in a good mood and ready to laugh. Comedy's are hard because they can be really funny or not funny at all. Usually funny comedy's include comedians such as Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, Zach Galifinakis and many more. Comedy can always bring your mood up no matter what mood your in. Top comedies are Anchorman,The Hangover, and Tropic Thunder.



Drama
Dramas are obviously dramatic movies usually involving a mushy love story. Dramas are also movies that are critically acclaimed and usually win Oscars. Dramas usually star George Clooney, Matthew McConaughey, Meryl Streep, and Tom Hanks. Dramas are the only movies that are usually told around a sad story or having a sad story. Some top dramas are Forrest Gump,Gravity, and Argo.


Horror
If your in the mood to be scared or frighten . Then horror movies is the choice for you. Involving a monster,serial killer, or something  paranormal, horror movies have lots of dark and intense scenes and can be very gruesome at some times. Usually starring random actors there have been some big time actors like Ethan Hawke, Anthony Hopkins and much more. Some notable horror movies are Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm street, and Psycho

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Book Vs The Movie

What is the difference between a book and a book turned into a movie? A movie does not have to follow the book in order or can completely change a scene. The movie industry can add or delete whatever they want from a book. So why do filmmakers chose to make movies off books? I think it’s a way to expand the story to viewers who normally don't read it. Books are usually more of the uncut extended edition than that of a movie version of the book. There really is no true movie that is extremely accurate to the book. A few have come close but yet hasn't been accomplished yet.




An autobiography of some sorts written by Chris Kyle, Tells the story of one man joining the seals as a sniper and his accomplishments throughout the military. Kyle talks about his personal life like marriage issues and PTSD. The book mainly takes place through out his deployments. We follow Kyle through his first confirmed kill to his longest distance kill up to his leave of the military. The film though cuts a lot of the material from the book and changes a few things like Kyle's longest confirmed kill. The movie really did change the book but yet is fairly its pretty close to the actual book. They added a few dramatic scenes into the movie to make it feel so much surreal. I personally enjoyed both the book and movie. I think that Bradley Cooper did an amazing job portraying Chris Kyle. After watching Kyle in interviews with Conan O'Brien, then watching Cooper portray Kyle I felt like I was watching the same person. All in all, I felt like Bradley Cooper and Clint Eastwood did an extraordinary job on bringing Kyle's story on to the big screen.




World War Z is a zombie horror survival book written by Max Brooks. The book is a terrifyingly amazing book,as you follow Max Brooks who goes all around the world interviewing different people to hear their stories of how they survived the the zombie apocalypse. With many amazing and horrific filled stories and interviews in the  book.
The movie didn't live up to the books name at all. Brad Pitt stars as Gerry Lane a former United Nations Investigator who travels around the globe trying to find a cure for the zombie apocalypse. Directed by Marc Foster, World War Z really derailed away from the book. World War Z  having no significant plot as the book and completely new character all with just not being a good movie at all, World War Z really let down their fans of the book. I think this movie was a quick cash grab. It was a summer blockbuster and did make some money, but it was just a horrifically bad movie after all. World War Z overall was the worst movie to ever be based off a book.






I have mixed feelings about movies based off books. On one hand they can bring the book to life, and make it feel more surreal. On the other it can be a horrid flop, that should have never been made. Personally, movies based on books is kinda like cheating as filmmakers are not creating their own plot, characters, setting. It really shows the lack of imagination now in Hollywood as everything is based off something. Either its a sequel or a remake or based off a toy there are very few imaginative movies that come out every year. I do feel like Hollywood is becoming a bit more creative as of last year some really creative and great movies came out such as Interstellar, Nightcrawler, The Equalizer and many more. I do enjoy movies based off other stuff but lets just hope that Hollywood gets better at making these movies better.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Recent Controversy in Movies

    American Sniper made a big debut over this past weekend coming over with Oscars nominations and for also being described as the best movie this year, has also come with great controversy from some famous people. Michael Moore known for his work on Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 911 and Seth Rogen known for the just recent controversial film The Interview blasted American Sniper. Moore stated that his uncle was killed by a sniper in WWII and that Snipers where cowards. He then later on too say that he said nothing to relation of Chris Kyle and American Sniper. Rogen said on the other hand it reminded him of the scene from Inglorious Bastards the Quentin Tarantino movie on a German sniper in a bell tower sniping Allied soldiers. He later declared he didn't me anything offensive by it, it just reminded him of that scene. Both stated their arguments and were treated with some questioning by other some other famous people.

Michael Moores tweet https://twitter.com/mmflint/status/556914094406926336

Seth Rogens tweethttps://twitter.com/sethrogen/status/556890149674434560
My passion for movies probably starts with watching movies. The film industry really shows its magic with its finished project. Watching a movie is really where everything comes together and there are so many genres to chose from. You have an unlimited selection like if I wanna watch a comedy then boom I watch a comedy there are no limits on what I want to watch. I usually spend most of my money at the theater seeing one or two new movies a week. Movies never fail to bore me, I can always find something interesting about a movie no matter what movie it is

3.Due Date
 Due date stars Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis two of my favorite actors. This movie always makes me laugh and is one that will continue to make me laugh.













2. Dumb and Dumber 
Dumb and Dumber is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. Its stupid but funny like really funny. Jim Carey just does an outstandingly stupid job as Loyd Christmas.


















1.The Mighty Ducks 
Mighty Ducks is a childhood movie that I will always enjoy. Its got my favorite thing other than movies, Hockey.
















Wednesday, January 14, 2015

What is the Criteria to Make the Greatest Movie Ever

What really makes the greatest movie ever? Is it the actors, directors, the story. There are many great movie but a few shine brighter than any others. You can look at many lists but on those lists three movies stand out always and are always in the top five Schindler's List, The Shawshank Redemption, and The Godfather. These movies are some of the greatest, but why are they considered the greatest. Maybe they're rated on how they did at the Oscars. Schindler's List was nominated for twelve Oscars and won seven Oscars. The Shawshank Redemption was nominated for seven Oscars and won none. And The Godfather Nominated for eleven Oscars and only won three. Those are all very different outcomes, but still what makes them so great. I think it has to do with the director and the actors. 

First, let's talk about a director. Francis Ford Coppola directed The Godfather and really what would it be without Coppola and Marlon Brando (who plays the main character in the movie Don Vito Corleone). Coppola did an amazing job capturing the crime and drama of the Corleone family. I have only seen it twice but those times I have watched it, it's just breathtaking and stunning. It always keeps me on the edge of my seat. Now without Coppola, The Godfather would not be its perfect self it wouldn't even be the same movie. Coppola made this masterpiece and it’s something you can’t remake.


But still what about the acting, well both  The Shawshank Redemption and Schindler's List  both deliver great directing and acting but i really think that these two movies wouldn't be the same if it where for the actors. Three really stand out Liam Neeson for his role on Schindler's List, and Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman for their roles on The Shawshank Redemption. These movies wouldn't be the same without these actors, their roles in these movies where the most important roles ever in their career. So really what makes the greatest movies ever, well clearly the directors and the actors along with the stories is what make these movies some of the Greatest Movies Ever.  

Best Websites for the Greatest Movies Ever

IMDb  is the internet movie database and carries data about every movie and TV show ever created.
IMDb has multiple authors as anyone can give factual information about movies on their. Have a question about a movie, IMDb has every answer about that movie if its an actor ,director,where it was filmed, or just plain trivia on the movie. Any one who has an interest in movies or is curious about a movie can just go right there and figure it out.

















Roger-Ebert is where you can find reviews on movies in the past or movies that premiered today. They usually rate movies on a 5 star system and if its 4-5 stars you know its a good movie. Roger Ebert wants to let you know why movies you should see and what not to see. Anyone who is debating to see a movie should go read his reviews.








Filmsite is written and edited by Tim Dirks. Filmsite shows you the best scenes in movies or best quotes in any movie. They also have a how to watch movies which gets you deeper inside the movie.
Filmsite basically just describes and shows you the best of the best in movies. Anyone who is interested in making movies would probably want to stop by here.


Friday, January 9, 2015

Do you like movies? So do I, I like movies so much that its my favorite pastime after school or during the weekend. I have always loved movies and been interested in directing a movie one day. I have spent countless hours watching movies ever since I was little kid. But I was always curious on how these movies were made, for instance Star Wars one of my favorite movies as a kid I wondered how they cast the right guy for Hon Solo or how they came up with the concept for space battles or creatures, or planets. The movie industry is magic different stories here and there, different characters being made up. I really got into movies a few years ago when i started to view them differently, instead of just pure entertainment I viewed them as a puzzle like how each part worked with next. But not all movie work like that some are just plain horrible and boring and I cant view it as something more than entertainment. It could be the cast or the plot really anything that dose not do much for the movie. I have to say that my inspiration for my love of movies has to be Christopher Nolan. His movies have always memorized me, especially Inception. Inception was just visually and mentally mind boggling as its visuals were stunning and acting just excellent it goes down as my favorite movie and really got me hooked onto the movie industry. I spend a lot of my time at my time at my local theater or local movie rental store always finding a new movie to watch. I think movies are more than a form of entertainment i think its a clear new way to get a message across to the viewer. I'm trying to answer how directors and the movie industry create these masterpieces by going through and viewing the best and the worst of all time. And that's a wrap.