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Check out Part 3 of The Great Camera Shootout. At least if your a appreciating nerd such as myself. If you haven’t seen any of this series its a must when you have some time. Again if you love film, shoot film, want to shoot film, (by not shooting film perse wink wink) or just love your DSLR this is a bounty of knowledge. 

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Maybe I’m an idiot.. but man. Option Up in final cut is a function I looked over for years. Only just now in the world of Plural Eyes has mine own eyes been opened. simple sleek fun. (i’ve slapped myself 4 times already, no need to add to the humiliation.)

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MOONRISE KINGDOM: directed by Wes Anderson. I for one CANNOT wait. I am a huge Wes Anderson fan. I get it, some are not. This trailer does come close to being an almost parody of his own films, but I love the way his eyeballs see moments and the way his brain decides to share them with us. I’m also a fan of “camp” movies, not as in “campy” but “campy” as in having a camp, not just having camp.

Footloose: what happens when you end up in a theater watching Footloose? your on a date with a girl you care about. Luckily enough the film was helmed by a director I respect and all his little details shined with this material in a way that gave my booty in the seat a decent time. “Dancey Cheeks” is what I call it these days. Directed by Craig Brewer (Black Snake Moan) the movie has a life of its own away from Kevin Bacon’s Face™. All the unknowns and possibly knowns in the film give the movie a deep footing in the south where its super hot, sweaty, and sweatier because everyone is wearing hoodies and thermals……? The “angry” dance scene was actually entertaining and hilarious. The use of religion and the south holds the water in this film and having Craig Brewer in the main seat is why it all works and entertains. His films always use music to the viewers advantage. On a scale from “turd storm” to “flawless” I give this movie a “Booty Boot Club Tarhootin Decent Time”.

Paranormal Activity 2: 59% RT: POSSIBLE SPOILERS: I finally watched part deussss of the PA series. The one thing I can say about both movies is that its never worth the wait. The grueling tension goes on and on with a few decent strokes and then they toss in some DUMB supernatural scene. Granted the supernatural stuff throughout is fine when its sprinkled over the pile of the whole but man alive, having demon faces and super human punches is just flimsy, out of place, and boring. PA2 would have ended way better if it would have been just a straight up strangle scene or a push out of a window. The alternate ending for PA1 was WAY better than what they went with, and what they went with is why the rest will end in the same mannor. On a scale from “Turd Storm” to “Lights of Passion” I give this movie a “Bull Yawn Cube.”

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A great little tutorial on rotoscoping. Also seeing the workflow of ol Laforet’s Mobius. Adobe does such a great job linking between Premiere, After Effects, and Photoshop.

Tucker and Dale Vs Evil. IF you have ever been a fan of horror films to a point in which you have made your way to this movie. You WILL enjoy it. Clever and downright kneeslappin’ Ha Ha HArlareeeous. Tucker and Dale are just 2 guys trying to experience their vacation home in the woods, when somehow a group of “College Kids” end up coming around and just decide to start offing themselves one by one?!?!?! AHAHAHA. Enough said. This movie made its round in the film circuits last year and is finally set for a theatrical release this month. As of right now you can watch it On Demand before it hits theaters. 

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Great little interview with Nicolas Winding Refn, director of “Drive”. Not really a “Great” interview perse but cool none the less.

Bronson: Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. Finally got around to checking out Bronson thanks to the ever wonder of Netflix streaming. Seeing as Drive was my favorite movie of last year I had been needing to catch up with this little flick. All I can say is Tom Hardy….. sheesh. TOM HARDY. All the Refn signatures pour down like a Refn shower filled with face paint, Hardy peen, and Hardy blood. It’s like experiencing the inside of Bronson’s mind if his mind were a magical mushroom rage trip through life on earth. Knowing little to nothing about the life of the REAL Bronson, I say that statement. 

As with Books, Check em out. 

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watch the trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XzmR6Pmmgw

American Horror Story: If you still haven’t dipped your toes in its pool, I dare say you’ve never felt cool water across your feet before. As an Editor, the editing on this show is simply fantastic. It serves it’s medium perfectly. Make sure to check it out when you get a chance. If they head where I believe they are headed. This show could set itself up for stories upon stories brilliantly. 

I laid my eyeballs upon the first 2 episodes of American Horror Story last night. This show has a big ol ball of yarn of promise. So many rich characters and twisty turny staircases to eventually climb. If your a fan of Twin Peaks, Six Feet Under, and the horror genre in any way. Dive on in. Let me know what you think.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo:American Fincher Atticus Reznor Version: Having never read the books but have laid my peepers on the Swedish version I found Fincher’s to be just that.. Fincher’s Version and his it was. Fincher has formed his team and technique almost into a science it seems and it pours out great films. This is no stray from the path his toes seem to have created. Carefully we dance an upbeat dance through the narrative. Squeezing and squinching till we see the signs of relief. Then it sort of drags a smidge to get us to the closing frame but it was a perfect note to leave these american legions hanging on until the next installment. Should it have been made? You can’t ask that sort of queston. It was made and it was a great theater experience. If you have been holding out. Don’t. Go and Enjoy as if it were your first time into Lisbeth and her world. Remember to take a shower afterwards. On a Scale from Turdstorm to “Killer Instinct Bold” I give this film an “ Iron Rod to Freedom”

Brian Singer getting prepped for his Battlestar Galactica movie. Not sure how I feel about this. Kinda wanna take a dump on it. Take a look at it. Then Flush it. but maybe,,,,,… just maybe Ill wanna take a picture of it and keep it for memories down the road. Time will tell. 

Room 237: Is that a reference to “The Shining”? Yes it is. Sounds interesting! Keep your eyes peeled. 

“ROOM 237 is a subjective documentary feature which explores numerous theories about Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” and its hidden meanings.  This guided tour through the most compelling attempts to decode this endlessly fascinating film will draw the audience into a new maze, one with endless detours and dead ends, many ways in, but no way out.  Discover why many have been trapped in the Overlook for 30 years.”