Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Kendrick Brothers Announce New Movie

So we've all been wondering what Stephen and Alex Kendrick will bring next after their latest film "Fireproof". They plan on releasing some information on their next film November 15th. Until then, you have to wait for video clues that will be released weekly.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

X-Men Origins: Wolverine Review

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

X-Men Origins: Wolverine to my surprise was really good. But before I go into what I thought about the movie, let me explain the plot.

Plot: The movie starts out in 1845 Canada with a sickly boy by the name of James Howlett watching the murder of his father. With the trauma of his fathers death, James mutates and bone claws come out of his fists. James then thrusts his new claws into his fathers killer. Only to find out that the man whom James just killed was actually his real father. This leads into James and his older mutated brother Victor fighting in the Civil War, Both World Wars and the Vietnam War. Every war, the men become more and more blood thirsty to the point where Victor kills his superior officer. As they sit in their rat infested cell, Major William Stryker enters and offers them to join his mutant special ops. force. They readily join and James takes the name of his real father Logan. But because of their disregard for any human life Logan eventually leaves and settles down in Canada as a lumberjack. One thing leads to another where Victor kills Logan’s girlfriend which sends Logan on a mission of revenge.

That’s about all I can say without spoiling it. Now let’s break into the worldview of this film.

Worldview: The first thing you will notice by watching the trailer and the first 45 minutes of the film is that there is a lot of revenge. A lot of movies base their whole plot on revenge. I remember a poster for the movie “Oceans 13” which said, “Revenge is a funny thing”. To me, this is very disconcerting. The bible clearly say’s in Psalm 94:1 “O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongs—O God, to whom vengeance belongs, shine forth!”
But X-Men Wolverine brings it with a twist. Yes, most of the movie is about Logan’s revenge for his wife. But, it takes a turn in the end where Logan decides not to take vengeance. He decides not to become the animal he’s treated like.

Conclusion: Wolverine was by far the best X-Men yet. The fighting sequences were awesome. Hugh Jackman pulled off his role as Logan. The Story was well written.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Review: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Review: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

At the first sight of the trailer, my reaction was this. “Oh, they just want you to jump out of your skin by flying giant meatballs at you in 3D. Not interested”. But from the suggestion of another filmmaker I decided to see it. And from my surprise, I loved it. It had a great theme, a great story that was unpredictable, it was funny and heartwarming. I give it 4 out of 5 stars.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Doorpost Film Project

Doorpost Film Project has one of the most unique ways of promoting independent films. This is how it works. Anybody can submit a short film with one of the following themes. Hope, Forgiveness, Freedom, Humility, Joy and Redemption. Your film will then be viewed by the judges to see if it meets qualifications. They then release all the films on their website to be viewed and voted on. Judges account for 70% of the score and online voters for 30%. All of the films are narrowed down to ten finalists.

The Doorpost Film Project then gives each of those ten finalists 30,000$ to make another short film. Then the judges along with online voters will determine the top three winners. 1st place prize being 100,000$, 2nd place prize 35,000$ and 3rd place prize 25,000$.

So not only are they encouraging filmmakers to rise to the occasion, but they are giving them the resources to do it.

Here is one of my favorite short films in the competition. Enjoy!

Friday, August 21, 2009

District 9: Trailer

Finally a movie that looks like it's worth seeing. I've heard a lot of good things about this movie.