Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Wednesday Review: Hook

This week’s review is a favourite from the childhood, a Disney classic, and a story about a beloved factional character. Hook!  Okay, the beloved fictional character isn’t Hook, it’s Peter Pan, but the movie is Hook!  Well, I suppose Hook could be the beloved fictional character too ...

Anyway, Hook  is a story about a grown up Peter Pan who’s left Neverland, married Wendy’s granddaughter, had kids, and forgotten all about Neverland and what he had learned there. Then Hook shows up and takes his kids so Pan will go back there and face him one last time. So let’s begin shall we?
Hook title card.

Review after the break.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Wednesday Review: Green Lantern

Due to time constraints with my mom’s broken hip and me helping around the house all the time. I don’t really have time to sit down and write up a full review here. So instead I’ll just write down my thoughts (at least what I remember) on the new film Green Lantern. Since it is brand knew I’ll leave out any major spoilers and just comment on generic things about the movie.

Let’s begin by explaining that I’m a big fan of the Green Lantern. The character is one of my favourite superheroes of all time, and Hal Jordan is my favourite Lantern. So I was hoping this film would do the characters and stories justice. But, as with all adaptations, I will do my best to ignore the fact it’s an adaptation and just look at the film as a film itself.

Review after the break. 

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Sherlock stars reunite on another film!

Remember that Sherlock Review I wrote a few weeks back? Well it's being reported that Benedict Cumberbatch, the actor who plays Sherlock Holmes in the series, will be providing the voice of the dragon Smaug in Peter Jackson's two-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit.

It has been previous known for many months now that the actor who plays Watson, Martin Freeman, will be playing Bilbo Baggins. Looks like the two get to work together on another project.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Wednesday Review: A Goofy Movie

So my review this week is a special review. Why you ask? Simple. Because I’ll be reviewing A Goofy Movie, which is my favourite movie of all time. This will also mark the first time I’ve reviewed a cartoon movie, so things will be a little different, especially since it stars the lovable character Goofy Goof (known for pulling off outrageously ridiculous feats). A Goofy Movie came out in 1995 and is a classic love story about a boy who likes a girl and wants to impress her, however his goofy father bumbles along and gets in the way. The film stars the voice talents of Bill Farmer (Goofy), Jason Marsden (Max), Jim Cummings (Pete), Rob Paulsen (P.J.), and others.

Fact: I’ve watched this movie so many times I can quote the entire movie and give you a layout of what’s happening in each shot. Enjoy the review.

Title card for A Goofy Movie

Review after the break.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Bad News, Bad News, and More Bad News.

A few days ago I had promising news of a new film in the works. Unfortunately that will have to be shelved for an undetermined amount of time.

Unfortunately, my mom broke her hip, so I will be returning home to help around the house until everything gets in order. I have no idea how long I will be away, but as soon as I get back to Windsor I'll jump right back in to getting a team ready for filming. Hopefully I'll be filming in July and we'll see a final product in August.

However, one good thing is that I have decided to move forth on filming with my new Sherlock Holmes film, a sequel to the one I made in high school. Based on the length of the script, we're looking at a 40min film, it'll be my biggest project yet, and I hope it will test my skills as a filmmaker.

I will also do my best to continue writing Wednesday Reviews. Though, I apologise in advance if they neither come on Wednesday's nor every week. I will be busy helping my mom for a few weeks, so my time towards an projects may be limited.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

No Review, Possible Film in Works

Well folks, I have some good news and some bad news.

For those of you who enjoy my weekly Wednesday Reviews, I will, unfortunately, not be writing one this week as I have been to sick to do much of anything. If I am feeling better I may write it later in the week, if not, then next week.

However, the good news for everyone is that I am in talks with setting up a production team for a new film (or more) for this summer. No details yet, but hopefully one of my ideas in the post Summer Film Ideas will be made this summer. I'll keep everyone posted.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Wednesday Review: Sherlock

Today’s review will be on a show I discovered a few months ago called Sherlock, about a modern day Sherlock Holmes solving mysteries around London, England. The show has only run for one season, with the second currently in production. The reason I’m reviewing a show and not a movie this week is simple: Sherlock is more like a series of TV movies rather than a TV show. The first season contains three episodes, each an hour and a half long, roughly the length of an average movie. Sherlock gives a nice modern twist to all the characters from the novels. If one were born in the 20th Century, one would act differently than if they were born in the 21st Century. So changing the characters around to fit the time period makes some sense as well as makes for an interesting watch. So here’s my review of the first episode; A Study in Pink.

Sherlock title card.

Review after the break